July 21, 2014
STAUNTON, VA — The Dixie Theater will close on July 27 due to rising expenses. It’s particularly upsetting given they only recently spent thousands converting two of their four screens to digital. It’s unclear what its owner, Staunton Performing Arts Center, plans to do with the building but before it closes, they’ll be screening some fan favorites like “Back to the Future” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Read more in the News Leader.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
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April 28, 2014
FOREST HILLS, NY — The neighborhood favorite Brandon Cinemas closed last weekend after almost four decades in business. The plan is to open a pediatric health facility in its place. While mostly know recently for playing art-house films, when it was a single-screen in the ‘70s it did big business with “Star Wars.”
Read more in DNAinfo.
(Thanks to Ross Melnick for providing the photo.)
April 25, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Running the 36 year-old Pot Belly’s Cinema has become too much for the current owners and they’ve decided to close. Have no fear though, the new owners plan to keep it as a theatre following some renovations. Some collectibles from the theatre will be sold off this Saturday.
Read more in the First Coast News.
April 23, 2014
April 21, 2014
SAN DIEGO, CA — Landmark has announced they’re not renewing their lease on the Ken Cinema which expires at the end of the month. Without digital projection, the future of the site is unclear. The art house favorite has been open since 1947.
Read more in U-T San Diego.
(Thanks to monika for providing the photo.)
April 18, 2014
ROME, NY — The plan was to keep the drive-in open but changing technology and lagging sales spelled the end for the West Rome Drive-In. The 60+ year-old cinema will not reopen this summer and there is no word on the future of the site.
Read more and watch a video on the story at WKTV.
(Thanks to Drive-In 54 for providing the photo.)
April 8, 2014