Today’s Newsreel (continued)

posted by Ross Melnick on July 26, 2002 at 7:45 am

The LA Times, the Guardian, and the NY Times each carried articles on various Cinema Treasures over the past week. Enjoy!

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Times has published an extensive piece about Steve Needleman’s $3 million restoration of downtown LA’s Orpheum Theatre. In addition to the article, you can also view a guided tour filmed by the newspaper’s staff. To watch, just follow the links on the right side of their page.

Go to the LA Times article and video


ENGLAND — David McKie of the Guardian has written a short piece about the English cinemas of yesterday and how their names evoked a certain magic and excitement. With the current practice of naming theaters after their number of screens or location within a shopping mall, it’s no wonder he’s waxing lyrical about a grander time at the movie house.

Read McKie’s commentary entitled, “The Joys of the Kineoptikon”


BROOKLYN, NY — The New York Times covered the Theatre Historical Society of America’s trip to the shuttered Loew’s Kings. The 3600-seat Rapp & Rapp movie palace has been closed since 1977 and has since been the subject of much speculation as to when and if it might reopen.

Read the NY Times article

(Thanks to Andreas Fuchs for the story.)

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