The latest movie theater news and updates
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
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
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.
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
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.
October 15, 2014
MONROE, NY — It’s been a strange trip so far for a theatre that only opened in 2008. The Monroe 6 looks like it will be purchased by the city but to be reopened, not converted into a city services building as was the original plan. In between, there were two lawsuits.
Read more in the Times Herald Record.
October 14, 2014
HOULTON, ME — The 95-year-old Temple Theatre is a small town gem that’s gotten a lot of love and support from its loyal operators. They’ve wanted to sell it though and with new digital projection and ownership of the adjacent parking lot, it’s a nice package for someone ready to be its steward for the next generation.
Read more in the Bangor Daily News.
October 13, 2014
CHARLEROI, PA — The Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust is putting together the The Olive Thomas Flapper Fete to raise money to renovate the Coyle Theater. The event will go down Oct. 17, 2014 at The Willow Room in Belle Vernon and they hope to use it to repair the roof.
For further details, contact the Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust.
MILWAUKEE, WI — In the almost 20 years since the Grand Cinemas closed, Milwaukee has been looking for someone to come in and provide a movie theater for downtown. Many proposals have come but none have ever come to fruition. One thing is for sure, it would have to complement the neighborhood.
Read about the various options and some of the factors in the Journal Sentinel.