April 9, 2012
NEW YORK, NY — All New York is buzzing about the arrival of Alamo Drafthouse as they plan to reopen the Metro Theater next year. The five screen theater had already been gutted to prepare it for retail use so this Alamo will be built from scratch.
Read more in DNA info.
(Thanks to Patrick Crowley for providing the photo.)
April 5, 2012
March 30, 2012
SHAWNEE, KS — An abandoned cinema has proved to be the ground for a new progressive chruch. The former Trailrdige Cinema is new What if the Church and the $200,000 in renovations have now helped them to utilize the theatre’s features as part of the religious experience they’re promoting.
Read more in the Shawnee Dispatch.
March 1, 2012
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The historic Hamerkaz Cinema could have new life as residences. After opening in 1956, the theatre spent most of its years screening adult films. The gutted interior could be converted into living spaces and still maintain some of the original features that are still left on the facade.
Read more in the Haaretz.com.
February 24, 2012
February 16, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD — A Sustainable Communities Tax Credit is going to bring some improvements to the Senator Theatre. Additional screens and a restaurant are what’s in store and it should all be done by the holidays. Hopefully, the new features can solidify a future for this oft-troubled palace.
Read more in the Baltimore Sun.
(Thanks to JackCoursey for providing the photo.)
February 14, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD — The Centre Theatre hasn’t operated as a theater in over 50 years. Thanks to a developer along with financial assistance from the Maryland Institute of Art, it will rise again as the cornerstone of a redeveloped Station North neighborhood. They plan to use it for concerts, workshops, film and more.
Read the full story in the Baltimore Sun.
January 25, 2012
WALDORF, MD — The Saint Charles Towne Center 9 is getting a major renovation. Instead of closing the theatre, like it’s done with so many recently, AMC is investing in this new property with new projection, sound and seats. There may even be an IMAX in its future. They expect the work to be done by summer.
Read more in the Washington Post.
January 24, 2012
CHICAGO, IL — After reporting almost a year ago that the Hyde Park Theaters would reopen, Chicagoist has some new information. They’re now targeting fall for the reopening, three years short of its centennial, and plan to have a variety of new releases as well as a restaurant.
(Thanks to Broan for providing the photo.)
January 19, 2012
TAFT, CA — According to the Taft Independent, the Fox Theatre will reopen soon. After closing a year ago, a new operator is in place who is pouring money into renovating it to provide the latest in picture and sound. The theatre just needs the support of the community.
(Thanks to filmjedimaster for providing the photo.)