Today’s Newsreel

posted by Ross Melnick on February 26, 2003 at 5:42 pm

Time Short as Theater Backers Give Tour
DES PLAINES, IL — Read the Daily Herald story

Schedule Set for Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival at Virginia Theatre
CHAMPAIGN, IL — Read the News-Gazette article

Thanks to Bryan Krefft for both of these articles.

Landmark To Build New 14-Plex in Westside; Replace Old 4-Plex
LOS ANGELES, CA — Read the Hollywood Reporter article
Read Variety’s story (Subscription Required)

The Variety article also details the upcoming reconstruction of the AMC theaters in Century City and the “multimillion-dollar renovation” of the Mann National theater. According to Variety, the National will probably not convert to stadium seating. Other details are unknown.

Thanks to Andreas Fuchs for the updates!

Ramon Theater Purchased
FROSTPROOF, FL — Perry Bird reports:

The Frostproof Chamber of Commerce agreed to purchase the 1925 Ramon Theater and adjacent building. They are currently seeking funding to restore both buildings. Plans are to once again show movies and have live performances at the Ramon.

Read an earlier story from the Ledger

Thanks Perry!

Friends of the Boyd Holding Event Next Week
PHILADELPHIA, PA — This has been sent in from the group:

Adrian Fine of National Trust for Historic Preservation presents “Saving Historic Theaters: Examples from Across the U.S.” and discussion led by architect Shawn Evans, AIA & Howard B. Haas, Esq. of status of Sameric theater.

This free event will be held March 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and will follow a 5:30 pm tour of ‘On the Edge of Your Seat: Popular Theater and Film in Early Twentieth-Century Art’ [at] Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Broad & Cherry.

For more information, visit the organization’s website.

Thanks to Howard Haas for the update!

Artist Captures Colonial on Canvas
PHOENIXVILLE, PA — Read the Phoenixville News

Thanks to Gregg Anderson for the news.

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