February 25, 2013
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August 15, 2012
The next edition of Britain’s OLD THEATRES magazine (Patron Ken Dodd OBE) will include details and photographs of the country’s halls of entertainment that are under threat. Now in its fourth year, OT has become recognized as a unique publication which champions the need to preserve the country’s historic halls of entertainment so that they can be enjoyed by future generations.
Published three times a year by theatre enthusiasts, including retired authors and journalists, it gets great reviews wherever it goes. The magazine features ‘lost’ theatres, old theatres which have been restored, stories of artists' experiences in them, together with extra information which is not normally seen in other theatre publications.
August 9, 2012
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July 23, 2012
CHICAGO, IL — The Chicago Tabernacle’s bid to purchase the Portage Theater has failed. Thanks to the city landmarking it and its tenants raising money to potentially buy it, the church’s controversial attempt to purchase and modify the theatre has been withdrawn.
Read more in the Sun Times.
(Thanks to KenRoe for providing the photo.)
July 17, 2012
Despite a recommendation to grant the current planning application to turn Whiteladies Picture House (the former ABC Clifton) into a gym and five apartments, Bristol City Council have deferred their decision at the recent committee meeting on 30 June until after a site visit is conducted later in July, with the next committee meeting scheduled for 25 July. Two counselors voted in support of the planning application, one voted against and one abstained.
Meanwhile two disparate (desperate?) groups are fighting to save the cinema: Keep Cinema Local campaign together with a commercial leisure property developer, Ozseeker on the one hand, and on the other hand, Whiteladies Pictures House ltd who are campaigning to reopen the cinema as a mixed use theatre, cinema, arts complex, who have been recently been approached by a top secret national cinema chain.
July 13, 2012
WHEATON, IL — A group of volunteers has launched a crowd funding campaign through IndieGoGo to purchase and restore Wheaton Grand Theater, with the intention of reopening it as a performing arts center. IndieGoGo is a crowdsourcing platform that helps projects come to life. However, projects must meet their predetermined funding goal before any money changes hands.
The volunteer group intends to bring an audience of more than 8,500 people a month to the new Wheaton Grand. It aims to focus mainly on music while incorporating a variety of performing arts, including dance recitals and magic shows.