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
August 5, 2011
July 18, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Closed since 2003, there is finally some good news for the Joy Theatre. According to WWL TV, the Joy Theatre has been purchased and will be renovated and reopened for music, film, comedy, and other live entertainment in early 2012.
Thanks to AJ Roquevert for the news and to Bruce for the image.
July 15, 2011
BETHLEHEM, PA — The Bethlehem Patch is reporting that the Boyd Theatre will unfortunately be closed for the rest of the year due to water damage from a couple months ago. The good news is this extra time will allow them to make some improvements and modifications.
They’re currently seeking recommendations on things they can do to make it a more viable venue. Their commitment to making it a place for more than just movies will hopefully ensure its health in the future.
(Thanks to Jeshua Nace for the photo.)
July 13, 2011
VANCOUVER, WA — After we reported a few months ago of the nearby Liberty Theatre reopening, it’s now time for the Kiggins to roll out the red carpet. Thanks to community support, there will hopefully be more improvements on the way.
Read the full story in the Columbian.
(Thanks to ahockley for providing the photo.)