October 2, 2012
September 28, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Landmark closed the 45 year old Lumiere Theatre last weekend. While often criticized for its comfort, it had an esteemed history of successful independent cinema presentations, especially in the mid-90’s.
Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle.
(Thanks to ColinM for providing the photo.)
September 20, 2012
September 13, 2012
COTTAGE GROVE, MN — After 46 years, the Cottage View Drive-In will be closing this fall to make way for a Walmart, something hinted at for months. The shopping center will swallow the theatre that the owner has been trying to sell for years due to declining revenue and the lack of funds to convert to digital.
Read more in the Pioneer Press.
(Thanks to biograph68 for providing the photo.)
September 11, 2012
August 8, 2012
NEWARK, CA — Lowering ticket prices a couple months ago just wasn’t enough to keep the Cinedome 7 open. With a new Century theatre opening recently nearby, they just couldn’t compete. There’s a town meeting tonight on the future of the NewPark Mall development.
Read the full story in the Newark Patch.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
August 7, 2012
LEESBURG, VA — The 81-year old Tally Ho Theatre in downtown Leesburg is set to close just after Labor Day, a victim of the shift to digital projection presentation only demanded by the major studios. The organization managing the property are contemplating using the site for live performances on the order of the State Theatre in Falls Church.
Read more in the Washington Post.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
July 31, 2012