CHICAGO, IL — Second City is expanding into the former AMC Piper’s Alley, once one of the most popular houses in town. They’ll be using it for theatres as well as classrooms to compete in the ever-growing improv scene in Chicago.
Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
July 30, 2014
DAGSBORO, DE — Delaware’s last firs-run single screen theatre, the Clayton, received a historic marker recently for its 65 years of service. With digital prohjection they seem set for many more and the community couldn’t be more loyal.
Read more about the ceremony and select memories of the theatre at Delmarva Now.
(Thanks to Jack Coursey for providing the photo.)
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CHAMPAIGN, IL — The Art Theatre is paying tribute to Roger Ebert, the famous critic that discovered a love for film at this very cinema. They’re the first theatre in the area playing the new documentary on him, “Life Itself,” and regularly pay tribute to him through screenings of films from his list of greatest.
Read more about this unique relationship in the News Gazette.
(Thanks to Mike (saps0 for providing the photo.)
July 18, 2014
OAKMONT, PA — The Oaks Theater is expanding to more than just movies. After recently getting a digital prohjector, they’re now adding two stages and a full-service bar. They’ll lose some seats but will now be open to live performances as well.
Read the full story in the Post Gazette.
(Thanks to BruceVerish for providing the photo.)
July 17, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, CA — The former Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre hasn’t had a regular tenant since the church that rented on Sundays vacated a year ago. Now the owner is quietly looking at options but the level of preservation is in question. Many have proposed it as a live theatre venue but is that actually a viable alternative?
Read more in the Park La Brea News.
(Thanks to jkaufman for providing the photo.)
July 16, 2014
CHICAGO, IL — Get ready to go back in time with the archival look at the final day of the Woods Theater, Chicago’s last grindhouse. Complete with pictures and stories that recreate this moment in time, it’s one you don’t want to miss.
Read the full story at Boing Boing.
(Thanks to John P Keating Jr for providing the photo.)