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  • Today

    MacArthur Theater talkback event

    WASHINGTON, DC — Peter Voth and the DC Independent Film Festival are joining forces for a series, “Going to the Movies”, on October 28th, with an event honoring the MacArthur Theater. The event, called “Remembering the MacArthur Theater and Neighborhood Movie-Going”, will be held at the Community Church of the Palisades (5200 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016) and will feature a talk by local historian Dr. Robert Headley, author of Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, DC, about the MacArthur and other area theaters and will also provide an opportunity for area residents to contribute their own memories to the official oral history of the project. They hope to plan subsequent events honoring other theaters in the city.

  • October 22, 2014

    Showplace closes its doors

    BLANCHESTER, OH — With a building dating back to 1941 the Showplace Cinemas has closed. Called the cheapest theatre in the U.S. (i.e. the cheapest patron-cost to see movie), the discount theatre could not convert its three screens to digital. They hope to reopen soon.

    Visit their website for further details.

  • 100 Years at the Ojai

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    OJAI, CA — There’s more than just movies at the Ojai Theatre to celebrate its 100th Annviersary. The Ojai Valley Museum is going all out with an exhibit through December tracing the history of the theatre and its place in the community. A mini theater at the museum will play classic films and artifacts will display the history of the building and its various owners. Pieces on movie stars that have spent time in the area will also be on display.

    Get all the details in the Ojai Post.

    (Thanks to David Zornig for providing the photo.)

  • Curbed celebrates Brooklyn’s Fox

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    BROOKLYN, NY — It’s 40+ years too late for a restoration like the Kings but Curbed is taking a look back at the magnificent Fox Theatre on Flatbush Avenue. The palace had a checkered history opening right before the Great Depression and later becoming a rock concert venue. Check out the vintage photos and more as this treasure is remembered.

    (Thanks to William for providing the photo.)

  • October 21, 2014

    Two Missouri chains combine

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    LIBERTY, KS — Two theatre operators with almost 200 years of combined experience are joining forces with B&B’s acquisition of Dickinson Theatres. Rebranding will happen immediately and the new entity will be one of the top ten largest in the country with 408 screens across 50 locations.

    Read the full story in the Kansas City Star.

    (Thanks to Chris1982 for providing the photo.)

  • October 20, 2014

    Hollywood in Portland to add 70mm

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    PORTLAND, OR — Just 16mm and 35mm weren’t enough for the Hollywood Theatre. They’re now raising money to bring in a 70mm projector and not just to show “Interstellar.”

    Go to their official website for more.

    (Thanks to Gary Parks for providing the photo.)

  • The Nitehawk celebrates the Deuce

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    BROOKLYN, NY — The Nitehawk Cinema just launched a film series to honor the Deuce, the former group of theatres on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. The second Thursday of each month, they’ll show a film specifically in tribute to a certain theatre on the row from its heyday.

    Read more at Curbed.

    (Thanks to William for providing the photo.)

  • October 17, 2014

    South Indian cinemas turning heads

    Dine-in service? No. Leather recliners? No again. What South Indian cinemas are becoming known for are some of the most adventurous exteriors you’ll find in cinema today.

    Check out designboom for some gems you’ve never heard of.

  • Gothamist names NYC’s best

    NEW YORK, NY — Looking for the best jewel-box cinema or maybe the best one for a repertory flick? Look no further than the Gothamist as they break down their faves in various cinema categories.

  • October 16, 2014

    Of Monsters & Haunted Houses

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    JERSEY CITY, NJ —

    At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center

    Friday, October 24 8:15PM “Nosferatu” Starring Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroeder. Directed by F.W. Murnau. (1922, 84mins., B&W). Suitable for most audiences.