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.)
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.)