• January 9, 2012

    Live music to return to a storied theater

    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

    Joy Theater on Canal Street comes back to life

    NEW ORLEANS, LA — As the first downtown theater to reopen post-Katrina, the Joy Theater is coming back. Not only will be used for film, but it will now be a showcase for concerts and live events.


  • December 27, 2011

    Two closed theaters to reopen

    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

    Luxury theater opens at Fashion Island

    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.

  • December 22, 2011

    Cobb Countryside 12 will get you moving

    CLEARWATER, FL — In addition to the standard upscale amenities, the new Cobb Countryside 12 will have D-Box Motion Seats and 3-D capabilities on certain screens. The theatre is part of a new expansion to the Westfield mall.

    Read more at {WTSP](

  • December 16, 2011

    Cobb Countryside 12 Opens in Clearwater, FL

  • December 1, 2011

    Mall to replace Portage 9

    PORTAGE, IN — With the opening of the Finders Mall, the interior of the Portage 9 has a future. The space will features antiques and a food court.

    Read more in the The Times.

  • November 23, 2011

    Tropic returns to downtown

    LEESBURG, FL — Downtown Leesburg is excited because of the reopening of the Tropic Theatre. Veteran owner Russ Brannan has spruced up the place and with lower prices than local competing mall theaters, it should provide a well-welcomed entertainment option.

    Read more in the Daily Commercial.

  • November 15, 2011

    Opening date and movies announced for Nordica

    FREEPORT, ME — A new state-of-the-art cinema is opening up this Friday called the Nordica Theatre, in honor of its long gone predecessor. They’ll have digital projection, plush seating and the standard amenities.

    Read more in the Sacramento Bee.

  • November 11, 2011

    Sundance Cinemas widening its reach

    HOUSTON, TX — As reported in April Sundance Cinemas is taking over the former Angelika. The official site lists the Grand Opening as November 23rd. The theatre will sport new amenities such as reserved seating.

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — And that’s not the only theatre being refurbished and reopened by Sundance. The Los Angeles Times reported last week that the Laemmle Sunset 5 will close at the end of this month and reopen under the Sundance banner next year.