September 22, 2011
HIGHLAND PARK, IL — The jury is still out on what to do with the Highland Park Theatre. Now that the city owns it, they’re asking for ideas. However, whether it’s torn down or reused as an entertainment venue is up for debate. A full copy of the RFP is available online here. The deadline for submittals of all proposals is Friday, October 28, 2011, at 4:00 p.m.
Read more in Trib Local.
September 12, 2011
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September 7, 2011
CHICAGO, IL — In an interesting Q&A, Mark Fishman, owner of the Logan Theatre discusses the thoughts behind his planned renovations. He’s cutting down on seats to make them roomier and not drastically raising prices. Oh yeah, and this is a second-run theater.
Read on at the AV Club.
Thanks to holgalicious for providing the photo.)
September 2, 2011
August 25, 2011
YUBA CITY, CA — Sutter Cinemas has begun the first step of its planned restoration.
An aging Hollywood beauty received a face-lift Wednesday in downtown Yuba City in front of dozens of people, including a man who remembered her when she was young and beautiful.
Restoration of the theater marquee now under way along Plumas Street is part of the site’s restoration and hoped-for reopening as a performing arts center.
Read more in the Appeal-Democrat.
(photo by Chris Kaufman/Appeal-Democrat)
August 19, 2011
PALO ALTO, CA — One of the more interesting conversion-styles of the past twenty years, theater->bookstore could be reversed in Palo Alto if some locals have their way. The Borders in the Varsity Theatre has closed so they’re pushing for it to become a theater again. Whether this is even feasible is still up for debate.
Read the full story in the Mercury News.
(Thanks to melfoody for providing the photo.)
August 12, 2011