The latest movie theater news and updates

  • July 31, 2015

    Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ brought back to life, in pictures!

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    Programs & Performances: From The Telegraph – Enjoy their amazing images and the story of this great theatre organ.

    “The Grand Hall at vintage venue Troxy in London’s East End is soon to be filled with the sounds of a magnificent full orchestra upon the recent completion of the restoration project to save Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Launching to the public on 22nd August, the Wurlitzer holds over 1728 pipes ranging from 16 ft to 1 inch housed in four separate rooms, four keyboards, one pedal board and 241 stop keys, the Organ is a truly captivating sight and the sounds are even more incredible.

  • July 29, 2015

    Gorgeous Old Movie Theatres That Have Fallen Into Ruin

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    This is a little sad, but also beautiful and inspiring. Do you have a theatre in your neighborhood in need of community support and investment?

    From io9:“Movie theaters used to be glamorous places, like music halls or opera houses. The spectacle of the movie-going experience extended out into the actual look and feel of the cinema. But many of these ornate old movie theaters have fallen into disrepair, and look like gorgeous disaster areas…

  • July 27, 2015

    20 Of the World’s Most Breathtaking Cinemas

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    Planning a trip to the movies? Here’s an incredible collection of theatres around the world, from historic gems like the Winter Garden in Toronto to more creative and contemporary cinema experiences, like the Floating Archipelago Cinema in Thailand.

  • July 23, 2015

    Stage Technicians Throughout History from Audio Visual Resources

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    Check out these great images of stage technicians in historic theatres from Audio Visual Resources, like this image: At the rail, 1935.

  • July 21, 2015

    Success Stories Behind Pittsburgh’s Art House Theatres

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    Do you have an art house movie theatre in your neighborhood? No matter where you are in your operations plan, you will find some helpful perspectives in this article. Here are some stories about successes in Pittsburgh, a city with with at least 11 art house theatres.

  • July 20, 2015

    Slate Magazine: David Leventi Documents the Granduer of the World’s Great Opera Houses

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    Slate’s David Rosenberg brings photographer David Leventi’s work documenting the world’s great opera houses to readers. ‘Photographer David Leventi started out thinking he would be a reportage photographer. He admired Henri Cartier-Bresson and street photography, began his career interning in the archives at Magnum Photos, and shot with a Leica camera searching for the elusive “decisive moment.” But things started to change when he began working for photographer Robert Polidori…’

  • July 16, 2015

    Friends of Wilmington, California’s Granada Theatre Seeks Support for Purchase & Revitalization Plan

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    San Pedro’s fabulous and historic Warner Grand Theatre has undergone significant renovations and updates, screens movies, and hosts special events, but not too far away, the similarly handsome Granada Theatre in Wilmington, CA has not had the same good fortune. Yet…

  • July 15, 2015

    Pittsburgh’s Cultural Trust at Thirty Years

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    Here’s a great perspective on Pittsburgh’s Cultural Trust – a successful cultural and heritage tourism project. “Although he scoffs at the suggestion that he’s an arts czar, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust President and CEO J. Kevin McMahon presides over an empire that embraces cultural events, finance, and real estate. With the Cultural District encompassing a 14-square-block swath of the southern Allegheny River bank, Liberty Avenue to Allegheny Riverfront Park, Stanwix to Tenth Streets, beneath its wide wings the Cultural Trust manages more than a million square feet of property, including galleries, parking, restaurants, and residences. Then there are the theaters—historic Heinz Hall, Benedum, Byham, Harris. And their newer siblings—the O’Reilly, Cabaret, even the lovely little Backstage Bar.”

  • July 14, 2015

    USA Today’s “Silver Screen Nostalgia”

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    What’s on the Screen: Everyone Loves Historic Theatres! Here’s a great article from USA Today, “Silver Screen Nostalgia,” featuring some very special places to enjoy movies and so much more. (by Leif Pettersen, Special for USA TODAY)

  • July 13, 2015

    The Byrd Theatre in Richmond received a $5,000 grant from the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS)

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    The grant will be used to fund partial repair the xylophone in the upper left alcove. The news came in today from Wendy Wurlitzer, THS board member and member of the restoration committee for the Byrd’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Ms. Wurlitzer is the great-great-granddaughter of Rudolph Wurlitzer, the German immigrant who started the organ company in 1856.