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.)
January 18, 2012
January 13, 2012
NORTHFIELD, NJ — The aging Tilton 9 is getting a makeover. Since Frank Theatres bought it a year ago, the plan has always been to revamp the 47-year old theatre. That plan is finally coming to fruition as they will close for a few months to instal new seating, sound and projection.
Read more in the Press of Atlantic City.
(Thanks to brooklynfilm for providing the photo.)
January 12, 2012
CEDAR CITY, UT — According to The Spectrum, the Cedar City Twin is making a return after seven years in the dark. With the community itching for some more affordable entertainment, it will reopen as a second-run house and even provide digital projection. Hopefully, it will fill in the downtown nightlife gap like they expect it to.
(Thanks to RonP for providing the photo.)
January 11, 2012
January 6, 2012
January 4, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA — Good news for the former United Artists Theatre. After recently being sold, the future of the theatre was in doubt. Now it appears that The Ace, a boutique hotel chain, will renovate the spaces above and keep the theatre intact.
Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.
(Thanks to John Rice for providing the photo.)
January 3, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC — After being closed for a number of years, the Belvedere Theatre is reopening and making the surprising return as a dental practice. Dentist Richard Dest received a loan as well as funds from the city to preserve the building and construct offices within it.
Read more in the Charlotte Observer.