Theaters

  • October 17, 2014

    South Indian cinemas turning heads

    Dine-in service? No. Leather recliners? No again. What South Indian cinemas are becoming known for are some of the most adventurous exteriors you’ll find in cinema today.

    Check out designboom for some gems you’ve never heard of.

  • Gothamist names NYC’s best

    NEW YORK, NY — Looking for the best jewel-box cinema or maybe the best one for a repertory flick? Look no further than the Gothamist as they break down their faves in various cinema categories.

  • October 15, 2014

    Judge backs Monroe’s purchase of closed movie theater

    MONROE, NY — It’s been a strange trip so far for a theatre that only opened in 2008. The Monroe 6 looks like it will be purchased by the city but to be reopened, not converted into a city services building as was the original plan. In between, there were two lawsuits.

    Read more in the Times Herald Record.

  • October 14, 2014

    Temple Theatre makes the jump to digital

    HOULTON, ME — The 95-year-old Temple Theatre is a small town gem that’s gotten a lot of love and support from its loyal operators. They’ve wanted to sell it though and with new digital projection and ownership of the adjacent parking lot, it’s a nice package for someone ready to be its steward for the next generation.

    Read more in the Bangor Daily News.

  • October 13, 2014

    Milwaukee keeps searching for a downtown theater solution

    MILWAUKEE, WI — In the almost 20 years since the Grand Cinemas closed, Milwaukee has been looking for someone to come in and provide a movie theater for downtown. Many proposals have come but none have ever come to fruition. One thing is for sure, it would have to complement the neighborhood.

    Read about the various options and some of the factors in the Journal Sentinel.

  • October 9, 2014

    Golden Gate Theatre Ownership Press Release

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    MONTEREY, CA — Monterey’s Golden State Theatre has officially changed hands. On October 1, 2014, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, became new owners of the GST. After 10 years, Warren Dewey was pleased to pass on the cultural treasure and its rich history to the stewardship of the Lochtefelds. Having already demonstrated successful programming at the Redwood City Fox Theatre with concerts, live theater, lectures, corporate events and private parties, the Lochtefelds have shown that they are capable and talented presenters with an eye for business— good listeners to the community who can deliver the shows that people want to see. Their Fox Theatre was built soon after the Golden State, and was designed by the same architects, the Reid Brothers.

  • October 8, 2014

    Webster leads by example

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    WEBSTER CITY, IA — Wrote off only a year ago, the Webster Theater reopened last month to fanfare following a dedicated push by locals and an investment of $200,000. Other downtown theaters are coming back too like the Coos Bay Egyptian and the Spencer Tivoli thanks to their importance in saving their main streets.

    Read more in the Telegram.

    (Thanks to Hank Zeletel for providing the photo.)

  • Hi-Pointe named St. Louis' best

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    ST. LOUIS, MO — The always popular Hi-Pointe Theater was named the best in the area by the Riverfront Times. They claim they won the honor by strictly focusing on the films and a quality presentation as opposed to fancier amenities.

    (Thanks to Chris1982 for providing the photo.)

  • October 6, 2014

    Majestic Cinema badly damaged in arson fire

    LEEDS, ENGLAND — There isn’t much left after a horrible fire damaged the Majestic Cinema(Grade II Listed building) last week. It had recently been refurbished and had been operating as a nightclub. A man has been arrested for being responsible but a motive has not been established.

    Read more and see photos of the damage in BBC News.

  • September 30, 2014

    Big Anniversary coming for the Admiral

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    BREMERTON, WA — It’s three years away but locals are already making plans for the 75th Anniversary of the Admiral Theatre. They’re currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign to make essential updates to the theatre. That hasn’t stopped them from booking an ambitious slate of live performances and special events.

    Read more in the Bremerton Patriot.

    (Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)