December 19, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA — My name is Julia and I work at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, California. We are a repertory double feature house that opened in 1978. We screen films from every decade of cinema – from silents to foreign, independents, art house to contemporary. Films that make-up the glorious history of the art, that should be viewed as they were meant to be – in a theater with fellow film lovers, projected from film.
We only show films on 35mm.
The major film studios have decided that they eventually want to stop renting all archival 35mm film prints entirely because there are so few revival houses left, and because digital is cheap and the cost of storing and shipping prints is high.
December 13, 2011
December 8, 2011
AVON, NY — There’s a growing movement to restore the Park Theatre but it still needs a new owner to bring it to fruition. There’s a Facebook Page dedicated to bringing it back, hopefully as both a cinema and a community center.
Read last year’s article at YNN for more info.
(Thanks to bobbyd for providing the photo.)
November 30, 2011
FLINT, MI — While in Flint to promote his latest book “Here Comes Trouble”, which was on sale to benefit the Flint Public Library, Michael Moore talked about trying to restore the long-shuttered Capitol Theatre at his appearance at Whiting Auditorium on Tuesday, November 22. Moore said that he went over there to see them to see when they could get it open. He offered his assistance in fundraising to restore the John Eberson designed atmospheric theater based on his experience in restoring the State Theatre in Traverse City, MI.
Read more in the Flint Journal.
(Thanks to steelbeard1 for providing the photo.)
FOREST CITY, IA — The Compston’s have been running the Forest Theatre for almost forty years but have been trying to sell it for the past three. Without a buyer in site or a local group in place to raise funds, it is set to close soon.
Read more in the Globe Gazette where they also discuss other local projects.
November 16, 2011
October 27, 2011
October 12, 2011
SOUTH PASADENA, CA — A student from South Pasadena High School could have created a documentary on anything but chose to highlight the state of the Rialto Theatre. Following up on the history and the future of the theatre has become a passion for her and the film was presented at a town meeting the other week.
Read more in the South Pasadena Patch.
(Thanks to Dean Terry for providing the photo.)
October 11, 2011
COTTAGE GROVE, MN — The Cottage View Drive-In has had many close calls before but this past summer might finally have been its last. Developers have been talking for a while about new uses for the land but filling the vacant spaces in town continues to be a higher priority.
Read the full story in the SWV Bulletin.
September 28, 2011
OAKLAND, CA — Now closed for two and a half years, the Parkway Theatre is starting to look like it won’t reopen anytime soon. What started off as an aggressive campaign with enthusiastic supporters has slowed down as roadblocks with their landlord emerged.
Read the full story in the East Bay Express.
(Thanks to katerw for providing the photo.)