December 24, 2012
SILVER CITY, NM — Real West Cinema II is closing its doors next month due to operational costs. The owner estimated it would take $150,000 per screen to upgrade the projectors and seats.
Read more in the Silver City Sun-News.
December 18, 2012
December 7, 2012
November 28, 2012
KALAMAZOO, MI — The Rave CityPlace 14 in downtown Kalamazoo will close in January. There are reports that it will be taken over by another theater operator and will reopen in the spring after renovations are completed. Rave’s other theaters in Michigan are in Ypsilanti and Flint.
Additional details are in the Kalamazoo Gazette.
November 1, 2012
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.)