CORTE MADERA, CA — The 1969 shopping center cinema, the Century Cinema has been listed for sale and a developer is supposedly in the process of purchasing it to demolish it. The single-screen gem represents a style rarely seen in existing theaters and is a favorite of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, holding many important test screenings over the years.
Read the full story in the Marin News.
(Thanks to Kevin Tredway for providing the photo.)
August 18, 2014
August 11, 2014
COMMERCE CITY, CO — The 88 Drive-In is in danger and it’s not because of a digital projector for a change. The popular drive-in has been inciting traffic jams and they can’t afford the changes the city wants them to make to rectify the situation.
Read more about the tricky situation in CBS Local.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
August 1, 2014
July 28, 2014
FOND DU LAC, WI — The Retlaw Theater is in danger of being torn down for a parking lot for a new building next store. The 1925 theatre has been closed for the past seven years but is still structurally sound. A Friends of the Retlaw group is fighting to stall the plans but with the city receiving state grant money for the redevelopment, it’ll be a tough one.
Read more at Fox 11.
(Thanks to Drive-In 54 for providing the photo.)
July 14, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Prince Music Theater has done well since reopening but not well enough to sustain the loss of its major donor. Processed-meat magnate Herb Lotman recently passed away and he almost single-handedly was leading the charge for the theatre’s survival. Now it’s unclear if the venue that’s hosted touring shows and local musical groups will be able to continue.
Read the full story at Philly.com.
(Thanks to HowardBHaas for providing the photo.)
July 7, 2014
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June 12, 2014
SAN JOSE, CA — Even the mayor questioning its historic status wasn’t enough to silence the support to save the Century 21. City Council voted Tuesday to grant the domed gem status with potential national recognition on the way.
Read more in the Mercury News.
(Thanks to neeb for providing the photo.)