June 21, 2013
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The highly successful State Theatre, home of the Traverse City Film Festival, is developing a second theater to show films behind the State by renovating the old Con Foster Museum into what festival management has dubbed “Bijou by the Bay.”
Further details are available in the Detroit Free Press.
(Thanks to Tinseltoes for providing the photo.)
June 14, 2013
June 13, 2013
NAPLES, FL — After falling behind its competitors, the Pavilion Cinemas is about to be on the cutting edge after it closes for a $3-4 Million renovation into a dine-in luxury cinema. Paragon has purchased the theatre and plans to add stadium seating and new seats to all six auditoriums.
Read more in Naples News.
May 29, 2013
May 16, 2013
It’s a sad story, we were a stopmotion animation studio set up by Disney in San Francisco, to make films with Henry Selick. We built the studio with the future ahead of us.
We put in a great screening room, with a 2D/3D digital projector, silver screen, fantastic sound system, and we bought it outright.
Now we have to sell it off. We would love to sell it to a small theater that needed to convert to digital but wanted a deal. We paid $39,000 for the projector but would be willing to sell it for $18,000.
May 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA — One of the most famous marquees on Broadway is going to have something to celebrate with the opening of an Urban Outfitters in the former Rialto Theatre. The store will open by the end of the year in the theatre space gutted long ago but they’ll maintain the marquee and feature some designs in the space as a homage.
Read more in Curbed LA.
(Thanks to Ross Melnick for providing the photo.)
April 8, 2013
OWOSSO, MI — After six long years, reconstruction of the interior of the Lebowsky Center is underway. The former Capitol Theatre was gutted in a 2007 fire and exterior work on the theater was completed in 2010. The work is expected to take between nine to 12 months to complete.
Further details are available at WJRT.
March 29, 2013
March 26, 2013
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.)