• November 18, 2011

    Nonprofit group brings movies back to FM

    FORT MADISON, IA — A company called Lights, Camera, Action Inc., is bypassing the whole issue of there not being a theater in town by showing movies at a local playhouse. They’re working from the ground up on securing prints and venues and providing the entertainment free to the public.

    Read about how they did it [here}(

  • November 15, 2011

    Steve Jobs interview coming to theaters

    In one of the more interesting releases lately, a recently unearthed interview with Steve Jobs from 16 years ago will be distributed through Landmark Theatres. It originally was footage from a PBS miniseries about the man behind Apple computers and its line of popular products. It will be presented November 16th and November 17th.

    Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

  • November 14, 2011

    Dormant Hollywood Theater presents live theatre


    MINNEAPOLIS, MN — As you can see on the description and articles referenced on the Hollywood Theater, it’s been in redevelopment hell for a long time. Thankfully, it has found a use recently due to some local theatre. The company Theatre Pro Rata presented the Beckett classic, “Waiting for Godot” last summer and is now moving on to the bolder, “The Ravagers”.

    Read more at City Pages.

    (Thanks to biograph68 for providing the photo.)

  • November 7, 2011

    Lake Theatre celebrates 75 years with Classic Film Series


    OAK PARK, IL — The historic Lake Theatre, at 1022 Lake Street, is showcasing a Classic 1936 Film Series in celebration of its milestone 75th anniversary. Each film is presented on the second Monday of every month, at 1 PM and 7 PM. The next film in the series, “After the Thin Man,” is slated for Monday, November 14, 2011. Movie admission is $5, and tickets are available at the Lake Theatre box office.

    This movie in particular is an example of the art deco period with its sets and high style clothes. To learn more about art deco architecture, style and what we can still appreciate, a member of the Chicago Art Deco Society will have information available before and after the movie.

  • November 2, 2011

    Six movies kick off Riverside Film Festival


    SAGINAW, MI — The lovely Temple Theatre is hosting the Riverside Film Festival starting tonight. The art-house far screenings will go through this weekend.

    Go to M Live for all the details.

    (Thanks to ifmuth for providing the photo.)

  • October 28, 2011

    Oral History Project for the Paramount


    YOUNGSTOWN, OH — With the Paramount Theatre long beyond repair, the McDonough Museum of Art wants to collect memories from locals about the theatre to be edited and screened in the museum. The project will also be available on DVD for a donation. Anyone interested should book a time with them next month.

    Read more at for all the details.

    (Thanks to Lindsay Blair Brown for providing the photo. You can check out more of her wonderful work on her official website with a special page on her Paramount study.)

  • October 19, 2011

    HorrorThon at the Lafayette Theatre this weekend


    SUFFERN, NY — The historic Lafayette Theatre presents its annual salute to classic horror and science fiction films on the weekend of October 21-23, 2011.

    The Schedule:

    Friday 10/21: Giorgio Moroder presents “Metropolis”; Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic presented in its 1984 restoration by Giorgio Moroder and featuring a dynamic pop music soundtrack by Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Jon Anderson and more. Digital HD presentation.

  • October 17, 2011

    Moorpark 3 public auction

    MOORPARK, CA — Moorpark Cinema 3 has been closed down by owner, MAC Sport Fitness. The 3 fully functional theaters are comprised of 3 Complete 35mm Cinema Projection Systems and Dolby Digital Surround Sound Systems feeding theaters equipped with JBL speakers, 30' screens and plus high back theater seats. The company will even auction off the theater’s mood lighting and sound baffling. And, what would a theater auction be without a commercial grade popcorn machine.

    Go to Tiger Remarketing for further information on the auction happening now through Wednesday.

  • Drive-In Theatre Meet Lineup and registration extended

    The deadline to early register for the Drive-In Theatre Alliance (DITA) Meet in Dallas (to be held on Friday, November 4th) has been EXTENDED to 10/22/11. Even if you have already registered, take a look at the attached handbill listing the guest speakers who will be attending the conference. This is a CAN’T MISS event for all indie drive-in and hardtop operators! Hope you can find the time to check it out.

  • October 14, 2011

    West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event


    CENTENNIAL, CO — In honor of the film’s 50th Anniversary, Fathom Events will be presenting “West Side Story” for one night at theaters nationwide. On Wednesday November 9th at 7PM local time, Fathom will show the film preceded by a discussion TCM taped earlier this years with the picture’s producer.

    Read more at the official website.

    (Thanks to thejcgerm for providing the photo.)