August 16, 2013
GLENDALE, CA — Delays due retrofitting made the wait longer than expected but Glendale’s luxury Five Star Cinema is now open in the former Mann Exchange 10. Like local competitor iPic, Five Star aims to bring patrons in with in-theater dining and plush seats with a call button. Their tickets are about $10 less expensive though.
Read more in the Glendale News Press.
August 1, 2013
KALAMAZOO, MI— Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas is renovating the former Rave CityPlace 14 and has announced that they will reopen the renovated cinema in October 2013. They already have an official web site for the new Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo at with Facebook and Twitter links. It will be Alamo Drafthouse’s first location in Michigan.
Details about the renovated cinema’s amenities can be found here.
July 26, 2013
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The new Bijou by the Bay in the former Con Foster Museum will open by July 29 but just barely. Traverse City Film Festival founder Michael Moore stated that the construction budget for the theater came in at $800,000 which is well under the $1.5 million previously quoted by festival director Deb Lake.
Further details are in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
June 7, 2013
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May 1, 2013
PARIS, FRANCE — While many cinemas are closing, a special one closed for 25 years has just reopened. The Louxor is back and better than ever. They plan to focus on showing films from developing nations to cater to the local cinephile audience.
Read more about the exciting news in the Economist.
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
April 25, 2013
FLINT, MI — The US 23 Drive-in Theatre reopened for the season on April 19 with improvements planned for this year. The drive in will have digital projectors for all three screens installed by June which cost $90,000 each which necessitates an increase in admission prices this year to defray the cost of the new projectors by $1.00 so adult admission is $8.00 and child admission is $6.00 for a double feature. Among the films to be shown this year will be “Fast and Furious VI,” “Man of Steel,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Grown Ups 2,” and “Iron-Man 3.”
Additional details are available in the Flint Journal.
(Thanks to steelbeard1 for providing the photo and story.)
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January 7, 2013
PITTSBURG, CA — There will be a gala on January 19 to celebrate to reopening of the California Theatre. They’ve sunk $7.6 Million into it to restore the murals and bring the theatre back to its original appearance. The city-owned building hasn’t hired an operator yet but this sounds like a great new chapter for it after sitting empty for almost 60 years!
Read more in the Contra Costa Times.
(Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)