• January 18, 2008

    Info on Reilly & Hall

    I’m trying to track down information on the firm of Reilly & Hall. They did a theater in Montclair, NJ in 1922 called the Wellmont that I’m going to be working on. Any info?

    Bill Dahn
    Dahn & Krieger Architects Planners PC

  • January 17, 2008

    Looking for film bookers in Texas

    I am planning to enter into film distribution in Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin & San Antonio). Can anyone please provide me with a list of film bookers contacts in Texas.

  • January 15, 2008

    Village Theatre conatct

    Trying to reach Y.R. who posted comment on July 31, 2007 re: Village Theatre owners. I do not have contact data for Y.R. Can anyone help ?

    And/or will be happy to correspond with anyone at all that is interested in history/future of the Village Theatre in Coronado, CA.

    Thanks !

  • January 11, 2008

    How many was that again…?

    As a result of having recently visited the NYC area scoping out movie palaces, I got to talking to a friend of mine and the following question came up: ‘How many first-run, single screen cinemas are left in North America?’ (To be accurate, it was an offshoot of us trying to figure out if there were any of these movie houses still in operation in the Greater Toronto Area. Excluding ‘art houses’ or ‘rep theatres’, the answer was ‘No.’)

    I’d be very curious to know the figure…I’m assuming it’s going to be an extraordinarily depressing one.

  • January 8, 2008

    Wayne Theatre seeks volunteers to aid in restoration project


    Since opening in 1926, Wayne Theatre has seen a full-scale remodeling in 1949 and a fire in 1980. After closing in 2000, Wayne found a new group of friends in the Wayne Theatre Alliance, and for the next month, those friends are commissioning volunteers to help prepare the former vaudeville theater for reconstruction.

    The alliance has asked anyone interested to volunteer their time on Jan. 12, 19 and 26 to help with minor labor taking down partitions, cleaning debris and sweeping to expedite the rebuilding process. Once the theater is cleaned, excavation and construction of the fly loft and stage wings can begin. Anyone older than 18 is invited to help, and no level of construction experience will be turned away. Skilled labor is not required, but the alliance has asked that volunteers notify the alliance before coming. Calls will be taken Monday through Friday every week and volunteers will be informed what to wear, when to arrive and any tools necessary. The Wayne Theatre Association Alliance can be contacted at 540 943-9999.

  • January 4, 2008

    Website dedicated to Menlo Park and Blue Star Cinemas!

    I am in the very early stages of starting a small website dedicated to the memories of the General Cinemas owned Menlo Park Cinema and Blue Star Cinema, both formerly located in Central New Jersey.

    Both movie theatres were a haven for me as a child and adolescent and judging from responses on this website, they meant a great deal to many others as well.

    If anyone has photos, or ads or stories they would like to share, I would of course give full credit. I am especially looking for any exterior and interior photos.

    You can reach me .

    Many Thanks,
    Anthony (formerly of Green Brook, NJ)

  • January 3, 2008

    Canuck does NYC old cinema treasure tour!

    I’m in NYC and surrounding environs from Jan 3-8th and could use some advice and suggestions as to what cinemas to check out. Most interested in old single-screeners still operating, but am also wanting to do some walk-bys to take some photos for non-adventuring friends around the world.

  • January 2, 2008

    Help needed reviving San Francisco theater

    I founded and run a 501c3 nonprofit historical society that is looking at some property in San Francisco to lease or buy for our offices and headquarters. It is a three story building built in 1909 and the ground floor is a theater that is vacant and needs some work.

    For the last 20 years, it was a video store, so the seats are gone. It is not a big or super fancy theater, there is no marquee on the building and it is about 1,995 square feet in size. My guess is that it was probably used as a small, independent type of theater at one time. It is in a very good location in San Francisco, at the edge of their entertainment/North Beach district where a lot of tourists go.

    Our plans are to use the upper two floors and turn the theater into a business of some sort to generate income, either through leasing it or going in with someone on it. My nonprofit is small, and if we do get into the property it will take all we have to make that happen. I would need a business of some type in the theater fast as we would not be in a position to let it sit empty.

  • December 26, 2007

    Looking for help making a Business Plan

    I am trying to reopen a closed Carmike theatre that is about 95 percent ready to reopen. I was wondering if anyone could give me pointers with the business plan or if anyone has one that they don’t mind me taking a look at.

    If you can help me email me at.


  • December 21, 2007

    The Bella Imax Cinema project Monterey

    Hi guys I am doing research into the Bella Imax Cinema project in Monterey, California. This is very important to me and a number of other people. If anyone can send me a photograph, or any information about the current state of construction it would be greatly appreciated. The Cinema is located in the historical district of Cannery Row Monterey. I would really appreciate any help. If you can be of any help please .