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)
June 29, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA — Moviegoing in Baldwin Hills is back after a $10 million renovation of the former Magic Johnson Theaters. Rave has installed stadium seating and digital technology in all fifteen auditoria and fully redesigned the exterior and interior of the movie house. The new Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 serves a key area of Los Angeles that has been without a neighborhood theater since 2010.
The theater reopened last night with preview screenings of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” For more information, check out this article in the Los Angeles Times or to check showtimes and tickets, visit the Rave Motion Pictures site.
Update: Rave has just released this statement about the theater.
June 28, 2011
CORONADO, CA — The Village Theatre finally reopened on Friday, June 24th with “Cars 2” after closing for renovations over a decade ago in 2000. According to NBC San Diego, the former single screen theater is now a triplex with 195 seats in the main theater, along with two screening rooms for 45 patrons.
Murals have been added to all three auditoria designed by the recently deceased Joseph Musil and Disney muralist Bill Anderson. The theater has been refurbished throughout and has installed a new booming Dolby six-channel Digital sound system.
June 27, 2011
ST. JOSEPH, MO — The St. Joseph News-Press is reporting that the city will have a new drive-in theater next year. Jay Kerner, who previously owned the now closed Horseshoe Lake Drive-In, was granted conditional approval by the city council to operate a twin ozoner at 4814 S. U.S. Highway 169. Final approval is set for late summer 2011 for a 2012 opening.
The theater will be operated by Kerner but owned by Riley Cooke, who currently owns the Amusement Park Drive-In in Billings, Montana. (Cooke purchased the old equipment from the Horseshoe Lake Drive-In after it closed in 2009.)