Today’s Newsreel/New Record For Preservation Alerts

posted by Ross Melnick on January 31, 2003 at 7:26 pm

In the 3-year history of Cinema Treasures, we have never had a day with more preservation alerts than today. We’re hoping this is the worst it ever gets…


Preservation Alert Glasgow’s Odeon to Close After 70 years
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Read the Evening Times article


Preservation Alert Theater in Worse Shape Than Originally Thought
GARDEN CITY, KS — Read the Garden City Telegram report

Thanks to Signe Foreman, who added: “Please if you know anything to help this become a reality PLEASE HELP!! I grew up in this theater because my Grandma worked there for over 20 years, and I spent my childhood there.”


Preservation Alert Clearview’s Art Deco Metro Theater Closes
NEW YORK, NY — With no fanfare at all, one of New York City’s most under-appreciated Art Deco facades went dark last week with the closure of the Metro Theater. The former Midtown Theater had been operating as a first-run twin for the embattled circuit, but attendance was low and times are tough for the struggling exhibitor.

This theater, which was featured in “Hannah and Her Sisters,” deserves an encore. Landmark, City Cinemas, Crown, Symphony Space: we’re talking to you. Make a deal…quickly.

Thanks to Mike Hoytes for relaying the sad news.


Preservation Alert Cinema Theatre Threatened With Demolition
BERKELEY, CA — This is from the SaveTheCinema.com website:

ALERT!! Landmark Hearing scheduled for this Monday, February 3rd at 7:30 PM, at the North Berkeley Senior Center, corner Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Hearst Street. The public is urgently needed to attend. Please speak out about preserving Berkeley’s cultural landmarks! If we don’t get a good turn-out, we WILL lose this precious Cinema Treasure!

As you are reading this, the Cinema Theatre, currently called The Fine Arts, is in grave danger of being demolished, not for being derilict ( the building is sound and well-maintained ), but for being in the way of a planned development.

If you are anywhere near the area, we urge you to attend and lend your support for the Cinema.

Read more about the Save The Cinema effort


Historic Orpheum Theatre Auction Nearing End
CLARION, PA — Less than 24 hours remain to buy the historic Orpheum Theatre, a twin movie house closed since 1998. Current bid as of Friday: $25,201.37.

View/Bid on eBay


Sadness in Metaphor; Body found in front of Capitol Theatre in Flint
FLINT, MI — Read the WJRT News piece

Thanks to Gary Flinn for the upsetting news.

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