• October 7, 2011

    HTC Meeting 11/15 at the New Beverly


    LOS ANGELES, CA — For many years, the Los Angeles Conservancy has had a volunteer committee specifically dedicated to raising awareness for historic theaters all over the county. Its subcommittee plans the popular film series, Last Remaining Seats, and its other endeavors include an oral history project, L.A. theater database project and various other preservation-related initiatives.

    Each quarter they meet, preferably at a historic theater, with the next meeting scheduled for next Saturday, October 15th at 10AM at the New Beverly Cinema. All are welcome to come meet other theater enthusiasts and discuss other future projects.

  • September 27, 2011

    1st Annual DITA Meeting

    LEWISVILLE, TX — A special event is coming where drive-in operators can meet and discuss relevant issues facing the industry. A tour of the Galaxy Drive-In will also be included. See below for all the details.

    “1st Annual DITA Meet Thursday (night)-Friday (All Day)-Saturday (OPEN) November 3rd-4th-5th 2011 At the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, Ennis (Dallas) Texas AND at Sysco Dallas, Lewisville, TX

    Here’s your opportunity to find out once and for all how digital projection (and DOLBY digital 3D, in particular) works at a drive-in, while also bumping shoulders with other drive-in theatre operators. Food, fun, friendship, and a couple days together with others who share your same interests and concerns.

    Vendor presentations will include representatives from concessions to digital projection suppliers.

  • September 26, 2011

    Curtain rising on Willows theater?

    WILLOWS, CA — The road to re-opening the AHM-Opus Theatre has been a long one marked with many setbacks. However, despite it recently being on the market again, there has been a focused effort to re-open it by the end of next month.

    Read more about the saga in the Orland Press Register.

  • September 23, 2011

    Michigan Theater to again host Sundance screening in January


    ANN ARBOR, MI — Long a supporter of the festival, the Michigan Theatre will yet again be part of Sundance Festival USA in January. As part of it, along with other theaters around the country, it will feature a screening as part of the festival along with a filmmaker being there.


    (Thanks to ifmuth for providing the photo.)

  • September 14, 2011

    Prytania announces Midnite Movies series


    NEW ORLEANS, LA — According to the Examiner, the Prytania Theater has just released a schedule for their Midnite Movies series. It runs through October and features cult films from many eras.

    (Thanks to J. Kernion for providing the photo.)

  • September 6, 2011

    Cinerama Film Festival announced


    SEATTLE, WA — Never disappointing, the Cinerama Film Festival at the Seattle Cinerama has been announced and will feature rare prints of “This is Cinerama” and “How the West Was Won” along with widescreen classics. As this is one of only three theaters in the world that can properly show Cinerama films, if you can, make the trip there for this special event.

    Read more in Market Watch.

    (Thank to Thank You for Shopping for providing the photo.)

  • August 29, 2011

    Mass. theater’s science film series goes national


    BROOKLINE, MA — The ever popular “Science on Screen” series from the Coolidge Corner Theatre is going national thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The recipe for engaging audiences through education has been fine tuned by the Coolidge and now we’ll be able to see the effects of that program nationwide.

    Read more in the Houston Chronicle.

    Thanks to Chaval Brasil for providing the photo.)

  • August 26, 2011

    Croswell Opera House celebrates 43 summers


    ADRIAN, MI — After spending many years as a movie theater, the Croswell Opera House became a live performance venue in 1968. They’ll be celebrating productions past and future in a revue entitled, “43 Summers” this weekend.

    Read more in the Daily Telegram.

    (photo by Croswell Opera House)

  • August 17, 2011

    Cinecon returns to the Egyptian


    HOLLYWOOD, CA — The 47th Annual Cinecon will be back at the Egyptian Theatre this Labor Day weekend paying tribute to the National Film Preservation Foundation. Special guests include Fay McKenzie, Jimmy Lydon and Julie Adams. Go to the link above for all the info.

  • July 5, 2011

    Kenneth Turan Makes a Pitch for LACMA’s Finale


    LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan pays tribute to Ian Birnie’s final film series at the Leo S. Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Turan writes:

    “Seeing these magnificent 17 on the big screen of LACMA’s Bing Theater … will be a cinematic education in and of itself for people lucky enough to experience them all. But the joy the series will create has to be tempered by sadness and worry about the circumstances that made it possible. The program is the swan song of Ian Birnie, who for the last 14 years has been director of LACMA’s Film Department but is now out of a job. For his farewell program, he’s picked an eclectic but irresistible collection of movies, all previously screened at LACMA, most more than once, some up to five times, and he has written distinctly personal program notes.”