Holiday Square 12 Theater to be come a “movie tavern”

posted by CSWalczak on July 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

COVINGTON, LA — Closed since 2008, the Holiday Square 12 will be remodeled and reopened by Southern Theatres as a “movie tavern.” Seven of the twelve auditoriums will be used for screenings when the the theater reopens, tentatively set for around Thanksgiving, and one will house kitchen operations. All former projection equipment will be taken out, including that for IMAX, and replaced with digital machines.

Construction gear is already on-site at the theater, along North U.S. 190 just above Interstate 12, as crews remove mold that accumulated as the building sat vacant for nearly two years. “They just basically turned the lights off and left,” Solomon said of the previous operators.

All of the old projection equipment will be junked, including the Holiday 12’s old IMAX equipment, and new gear — probably all-digital — will be installed in its place, as was done at Canal Place, Solomon said.

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qavishahzad on July 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

Go tell your story to the owner of San Francisco’s fabulous Castro Theatre… they do exactly what I mentioned above and are still just about the most popular single screener in the bay area!
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