May 10, 2013
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.)
April 3, 2013
January 23, 2013
January 7, 2013
PITTSBURG, CA — There will be a gala on January 19 to celebrate to reopening of the California Theatre. They’ve sunk $7.6 Million into it to restore the murals and bring the theatre back to its original appearance. The city-owned building hasn’t hired an operator yet but this sounds like a great new chapter for it after sitting empty for almost 60 years!
Read more in the Contra Costa Times.
(Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)
January 3, 2013
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December 13, 2012
FORT MYERS, FL — The Edison Park 8 has been closed for years but it’s making a comeback later this month. The owner struggled to find investors before he eventually threw in his own money to modernize and reopen the theatre.
Read more and see a video on it at [NBC2}(http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20271852/fort-myers-movie-theater-prepares-to-open).