March 21, 2012
HARRIMAN, TN— The Princess Theatre will officially reopen on March 22, 2012! A two-day event is planned with local music and dedications to be done on Thursday March 22nd, and Marshall Tucker will play on Saturday March 24th. Both events were sold out in 3 hours!
The theater will be jointly owned by the Princess Foundation and Roane State Community College. Roane State will provide the managerial staff and the cleaning staff.
March 16, 2012
NEWPORT, KY — Just a man and a dream as Branden Joynt reopened the Newport Cinema 4 the other week. He just moved over 200 miles to takeover the theatre that closed its doors a year ago. They plan on showing first-run films at affordable prices.
Read more at WBIR.
March 8, 2012
CLIO MI — The former Clio Cinemas which was last operated by NGC Cinemas was reopened last December by Emagine Entertainment which also owns Cinema Hollywood in nearby Birch Run. Emagine has renamed the four-screen cinema the Clio Square Cinema. It’s official URL is here.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
Submitted by Gary Flinn
February 27, 2012
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January 9, 2012
PORT CHESTER, NY — One of rock and roll’s most illustrious venues will soon breathe new life, as music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro has announced plans to reopen the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, for live performances by some of the biggest names in music.
In its distinguished history, the 1,835-capacity theatre has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Derek The Dominos, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Santana, and many more. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment in-house, and bookings by Shapiro, in partnership with concert promoter The Bowery Presents, the 85-year-old theatre is poised to emerge as the East Coast’s premier concert destination. Current plans have the Theatre re-opening in mid-2012.
“The Capitol Theatre is a rock and roll icon and we are going to treat her as such,” says Shapiro. “We are going to spoil her and give her the best of everything – the best sound, the best lights, and the best video projection technology of any theatre anywhere. Our plan is to turn the knob to 11 in every way possible.”
December 29, 2011
December 27, 2011
KAILUA, HI — The former Keolu Center Cinemas is reopening after over the three years dark. The new owners have a ten year lease on the space and will focus on family fare. Read more in the Pacific Business News.
ANDERSON, CA — After abruptly closing two months ago, the new Valley Cinemas reopened December 23rd. They intend to maintain the same low prices, use real butter on their popcorn and install a screen for 3-D. Read more in the Record Searchlight.
December 23, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — From concierge service to reserved seating through online ticketing, the new Island 7 at the Fashion Island mall is trying raise the bar for moviegoing. Opening last week, the theatre offers expanded food options and with its columns and granite counter tops, gives off the feel of luxury.
Read more in the Corona del Mar Patch.