October 24, 2012
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The State Theatre has received a $125,000 grant for renovations courtesy of CMS Energy Corp. It will be used to repair the exterior of the theatre, known as the home of the Traverse City Film Festival.
Read more in Detroit News
(Thanks to SchineHistorian for providing the photo.)
October 23, 2012
WESTMONT, IL — Local groups are trying to raise money to renovate the Westmont Theatre. They’ve already put together $800,000 but need $400,000 more to reach their goal. The town has a rich music history and wants to make the venue available again for live performances.
Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.
October 19, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Red Vic will open its doors again after closing last summer. This time though, it’s not going to be entirely a movie theatre. While there will be a performance space in back, most of the building will be occupied by retail “incubator” stalls.
Read about the interesting adaptive reuse in the San Francisco Chronicle.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
October 11, 2012
EVANSVILLE, IN — Locals are behind the return of the Alhambra Theater by supporting a successful film series this past summer where movies were projected on its outside wall. An arts fair last weekend was centered around raising money for the multi-million dollar renovations that are necessary to bring the 99 year-old theatre back to code.
Read more in the Greenfield Reporter.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
September 28, 2012
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July 23, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA — Laemmle’s flagship Royal Theatre could be cut in three if Greg Laemmle’s plans are approved. In order to stay viable, they claim the renovations are necessary. If approved, they could be completed by later this year. Besides the home for so many exclusive art-house engagements, its part of a dwindling list of single-screen theaters in Los Angeles.
Read the full story in the Patch.
(Thanks to Ross Melnick for providing the photo.)
July 13, 2012
July 9, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, IL — The Beverly 18 is being extensively redesigned by Carmike and losing five screens within a year. However, they’ll gain major upgrades and one of the chain’s signature Big D screeens.
Read more in the [News Gazette])http://www.news-gazette.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/film/2012-06-27/local-movie-houses-undergo-renovations-get-big-screens.h).