• June 13, 2011

    All-digital theater opens in Rio Rancho


    RIO RANCHO, NM — Premiere Cinemas opened the brand-new Premiere Theater in Rio Rancho last week. Not only is this Rio Rancho’s first new theater in 13 years, it’s the first theater in the Albuquerque area to have all digital screens.

  • June 9, 2011

    Track the progress of the Village over the years


    CORONADO, CA — With the announcement that the Village Theatre will reopen on June 24, it’s a great opportunity to look at how this all came to fruition.

    If you go to the Village’s theater page, scroll down and look to the right so you can see how we’ve covered its renovations many stages. One of the great new features of Cinema Treasures.

  • June 8, 2011

    Long Beach Cinemas to reopen

    LONG BEACH, NY — Great news from the LI Herald. After abruptly closing a couple of months ago, the Long Beach Cinemas will reopen on June 10.

    The owners flirted with taking an offer from a large retailer but were overwhelmed by the uproar for the community over destroying its beloved theatre.

  • June 7, 2011

    Bellingham gets another new theatre

    BELLINGHAM, WA — After opening the Pickford Film Center a few months ago, the same group will be opening the newly renovated intimate, Limelight Cinema, on Cornwall Avenue on June 24.

    The non-profit raised over $15,000 from private donations to reopen the theatre. A loyal and generous public worked together to make this a great town for you to go to the movies.

    Read more in the Bellingham Herald.

  • May 31, 2011

    Chicago’s Patio Theater to reopen June 3

    CHICAGO, IL — After being closed for 10 years and previously aiming for a reopening a few months back, the Patio Theater will reopen on June 3, 2011, with a sceening of “Thor.” The theater will be open everyday, and admission is only $5.00 each, for all ages.

    See their website for more information.

  • Marvel Theatre reopens

    CARLINVILLE, IL — The Marvel Theatre held its reopening on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The theatre has been in operation since the 1920’s until March of this year. Now with a new operater and some $300,000 in updates and refurbishments it is reay to open for the Memorial Weekend. Updates include new digital projection and 3D capabilities.

    The new manager is Steve Dougherty, owner of the Westside Cinema in Litchfield. Dougherty’s improvements to the Marvel took about seven weeks and cost about $300,000. The most interesting new thing about the Marvel is the fact that it will be showing movies in 3-D as well. There will be around thirty new 3-D movies playing this year which will give plenty of opportunities for the Marvel to show them.

    There’s more on this story at Carlinville Online.

  • May 26, 2011

    New multiplex opens in Westfall

    WESTFALL, PA — Located in a space once occupied by a supermarket, the Majestic 7 opened on May 20. Operated by Majestic-Star of Teaneck, New Jersey, the seven-screen theater will be the only theater in a twenty mile radius, featuring wall-to-wall screens, digital projection and “wild purple” carpet.

    New, high-back rocking seats, still covered in protective plastic, give off a sort of new-car smell in each auditorium.

    The cinema has been under construction for the last six months. Page and partner Tom Ferrie signed a deal in late 2010 to take on the $3 million project, which includes full digital 3-D projection and sound and wall-to-wall screens.

    The news appeared in the Pocono Record.

  • May 19, 2011

    National Amusements Opens New Theatre in Yonkers, NY

    Yonkers, NY — May 18, 2011 — National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, today announced the opening of its Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill luxury theatre in Yonkers, New York. Featuring the highest quality in movie projection technology with Sony 4K and RealD 3D, the theatre will bring all of the latest movie releases to the amenity-rich location. The theatre opens for business on Friday, May 20.

    Yonkers Mayor Philip A. Amicone, Chairman of the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency said, “National Amusements' impressive new cinema is an important cornerstone of the Ridge Hill development, both of which were made possible with the assistance of key economic incentives provided by the Yonkers IDA.

    “This state-of-the art theater will provide 110 part-time jobs and 10 permanent jobs at a time when unemployment — particularly for our young people — is still too high. I’d like to congratulate National Amusements and its development partners for their hard work and determination in making this exciting family-friendly entertainment venue a reality.”

  • May 18, 2011

    Courtland Cinemas reopens

    BURTON, MI — The six-screen Courtland Cinemas, first opened as the single-screen Eastland Mall Theatre in 1969 and last operated by National Amusements until it closed in 2008 will reopen on Friday, May 20 under the management of NGC Cinemas. It is now being called the NCG Courtland Cinemas. This will bring movies back to the east side of the Flint, MI area. Details from the Flint Journal and from NCG Cinemas, which shows very reasonable ticket prices and offers free refills on all sizes of pop and popcorn. All screens have stadium seating.

  • May 12, 2011

    Big Mo Drive-in adds third screen.

    MONETTA, SC — Last week, under decent weather, the Big Mo Drive-in in opened its third screen. After a successful Summer in 2010, it was time for a third screen in this very rural town that pulls moviegoers from Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC. The first two features on that screen are “Soul Surfer” and “Rio”. A far cry from when it closed in the 80’s running X-rated movies.