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
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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.
December 5, 2011
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November 9, 2011
CHATHAM, MA — In honor of Chatham’s 300th Anniversary next year, the newly-formed Orpheum Theatre Project is looking to raise money to renovate the Orpheum Theatre back to life. Open since 1916, it has spent the last 25 years as a number of different pharmacies. The hope is to build a new 50 seat art-house cinema and a 160 seat main theatre in its place.
Read more in the Cape Cod Times.
Anyone with experience fundraising or marketing for an effort such as this, please post here as the project is looking for guidance.
November 4, 2011
PHOENIXVILLE, PA — Thanks to the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the Colonial Theatre has received $250,000 in state funding. They’ll use the money to expand and make the theatre a more viable option for a variety of entertainment.
Read the full story in the Daily Local News.
(Thanks to Bill Huelbig for providing the photo.)
November 1, 2011
WATERVILLE, ME — Autumn has typically been a slow time for the Railroad Square Cinema but this year is off the charts. They’re now aggressively trying to sell memberships to the theatre to raise revenue and keep their independent/foreign films program going.
Read more about the issues in the Bangor Daily News.