September 15, 2011
SEATTLE, WA — Even though they had what they now call a “soft opening” a few months back, there are still more celebratory engagements planned for the recently restored Neptune Theatre.The Seattle Times reports that they will have a Grand Re-opening on September 25 along with a full season of live events to showcase the venue.
(Thanks to yelahneb for providing the photo.)
NEW YORK, NY — Part gallery, part theater, Exit Art will be opening a new screening room called Digimovies to showcase digital films of all genres. The room will also be able to present a variety of cinema formats.
September 2, 2011
LEWISBURG, PA — The 70 year-old Campus Theatre just reopened after a six month, $2.5 Million renovation and the town couldn’t be happier. The integral institution now has a refurbished projection and sound system along with other amenities.
August 15, 2011
SEATTLE, WA — After closing last year, the Uptown Cinemas will reopen in October under the new management of the Seattle International Film Festival. The three-screen theatre built in 1926 will now have year round programming by the Festival with some digital capabilities as well.
Read more in the Seattle Times.
Thanks to miss niki chan for providing the photo.)
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July 22, 2011
HAMILTON, NJ — After closing at the beginning of the year, the former Destinta Theatre will reopen under the management of Cinema Holdings. With so many closures at the Independence Plaza where it’s located and nearby, the theatre should be a positive sign for commerce in the area.
Read the full story at NJ.com.
June 30, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA — The opening of the new Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 is more than a movie theater opening; it is a pivotal part of an economic revitalization of this important Los Angeles neighborhood.
The Baldwin Hills mall is one of the few shopping locations in the area and the closure of the Magic Johnson Theaters over a year ago further depressed the complex and closed the only movie house in the area. As patrons traveled to Culver City and other areas to see movies, dollars left the community. With eighty new jobs at the theater—including many for area residents—the new Rave location is bringing some much needed excitement and employment to the corner of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards.
I had an opportunity to visit the new theater yesterday and it’s a warm, inviting space with a mix of large screen entertainment for blockbusters—including the company’s new Rave Xtreme screen—and more intimate auditoria for smaller movies and perhaps more romantic settings.
For a tour of the theater, check out the photo stream from “Hollywood90038”.
For more information, check out the following news coverage:
NBC Los Angeles (VIDEO)
Southern California Public Radio (AUDIO)