We’ve got a tremendous backlog of news stories so we’ll be doling them out in groups this week. Here’s today’s group:
Cine El Rey Has Re-opened; Held its First Event on December 14th.
MCALLEN, TX — Visit the official website
Read more about the Cine El Rey at Cinema Treasures
Thanks to owner Luis Munoz for the update!
Fundraising in 11th Hour for Theater in Hinsdale
HINSDALE, IL — Read the Chicago Tribune article (Reg. Req.)
Read more about the Hinsdale Theater at Cinema Treasures
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the news.
The Man Behind Silent Movies Music
HOLLYWOOD, CA —
Thanks to Jim Rankin for the story.
1914 Olympia Theater Closes on Upper West Side of NYC
NEW YORK, NY — Read the New York Times story (Reg. Req.)
Steve Smith also noted:
The loss of the Olympia marks the third Upper West Side B'way closing in the last 6 months, following the Nova – aka Bunny Photoplay on 148th (which appears to have been gutted), and the cavernous RKO Coliseum on 181st.
One of the oldest theaters remaining in Manhattan, The Olympia once operated as a 1,100 seat single screener under the Loews chain. The closing leaves only the smaller Metro (former Midtown) left on Broadway.
Thanks to Steve Smith for the sad update on all of these former theaters.