February 14, 2013
HOLLYWOOD, CA — After reporting last month that the Chinese Theatre had sold its naming rights, there is further word that a stadium seating installation is imminent. There is still no confirmed date as to when renovations may begin.
Read more in Hollywood Elsewhere.
(Thanks to KenRoe for providing the photo.)
February 1, 2013
January 24, 2013
MEDINA, OH — The Medina Community Theater has reopened to serve as a discount movie house and hopefully a performing arts venue as well. Donations have been responsible for new sound and projection equipment and they hope for further improvements to make it a dinner theater.
Read more in the Medina Gazette.
January 22, 2013
BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV — Since the beginning of the year, moviegoers in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia have experienced an improved version of the main nightlife in the small town. Their nearly 100-year-old movie house has “gone digital.”
Once the mom and pop owners of the Star Theatre learned that movies would no longer be made on film, Jack Soronen and Jeanne Mozier knew they had a choice to make. “We had to go digital or close,” said Mozier. “We knew we couldn’t abandon our town to no movies so we made the only decision possible.”
January 21, 2013
NORTH TONAWANDA, NY — Thanks to a $350,000 grant, the Riviera Theatre plans to build a new modern entrance along with possibly a new black-box theater. They’ll use the money so they can demolish a neighboring building and hopefully raise even more money now.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
December 24, 2012
December 19, 2012
December 4, 2012
SIOUX FALLS, SD — The State Theatre is set to reopen next year afters years of efforts to bring it back. Only the main floor will be open for now and they’ll present a variety of films throughout the year. Further restoration work will still be conducted and hopefully it will revitalize the neighborhood.
Read the full story in the Huffington Post.
December 3, 2012
HENDERSON, NV — Galaxy is now planning to reopen the former Green Valley Theatres in March, following a $4 Million upgrade. The theatre that’s been closed since 2005 is applying for an alcohol permit and will feature motorized, reclining chairs with footrests.
Read more in the Las Vegas Review Journal.
November 16, 2012