August 28, 2013
GARNER, IA — The Avery Theatre has finally reopened after 40 years following extensive renovations. They’re trying to bring crowds in with family friendly pricing of $4 for adults and $3 for children. They even have a party room available for rent upstairs.
Locals seems to be loving having the cinema option back after the 1931 theatre spent years as a pharmacy.
Read more in the Globe Gazette.
August 21, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD — There’s been no shortage of activity the past few years at the Senator Theatre from ownership changes to restoration. A look at the theater’s page on this site reveals a list of news links too lengthy to even choose from.
Hopefully, all the news will be positive from here forward as the theatre is scheduled to reopen October 10 with a throwback to one of its finest moments, a screening a of John Waters' “Hairspray.” It had its premiere there 25 years ago.
Go to the Baltimore Sun with further details and photos of what to expect inside.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
August 20, 2013
SANTA FE, NM — The Jean Cocteau Cinema reopened the other week after it was announced in April that George R.R. Martin (“Game of Thrones”) had purchased it. Right now it looks like they will focus on classics and art-house fare. It had been closed since 2006.
Read more in the Christian Science Monitor.
(Thanks to dslentz for providing the photo.)
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.
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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.)