March 14, 2014
Death and Taxes is featuring shots of a theater setup not likely to be seen again. Supposedly, a wealthy man recently spent to bring vintage seats out into a spot in the middle of the desert for a movie theater. Plans fell through though and the project was never completed. The remnants still live on.
March 13, 2014
NEW YORK, NY — With the recent closing of the souvenir store it housed, the former Mayfair Theatre is now hanging in the balance. Untapped Cities took a look inside at some of the features still existing from its previous usage as a theatre as much was lost following a 2007 renovation.
(Thanks to Warren G. Harris for providing the photo.)
March 7, 2014
March 5, 2014
ELKO NEW MARKET CITY, MN — It’s not everyday you hear about a new drive-in but the folks at the Elko Speedway are doing exactly that with the opening of one this summer. The seasonal theater will truly be a throwback though with its use of the screen from the shuttered Cottage View Drive-In.
Read more in Bring me the news.
March 4, 2014
February 28, 2014
PLEASANT HILL, CA — The beloved CineArts may be gone along with its unforgettable dome but its image could live on. The developer of the site announced plans to commemorate the theatre through a tile mural, a bronze plaque and eight pavers stamped with a drawing of the dome. These features will be in various locations around the new building.
Read more in the Contra Costa Times.
(Thanks to nbever for providing the photo.
February 27, 2014
BARKHAMSTED, CT — Nothing but a handwritten sign spelled the end for the Mallory Brook Cinema 9 which abruptly closed in October. Its former operator, Cinema Holdings Group has been unavailable for comment but the property owner is trying to bring a new one in.
February 21, 2014
MONTEREY, CA — Today the Golden State Theatre Complex has been reduced in price a million dollars to $3,990,000. The prime downtown Monterey building includes three restaurants, two more retail shops, two floors of office / creative space and the 1,000 seat theater in a street-to-street 27,570 square foot building. The new price equates to $145 per square foot for the owner-occupied performing arts center supplemented with over $170,000 per year in rental income from the retail storefronts and restaurants. There is also close to 4,000 square feet of vacant office or creative space ideal for conversion to residential apartments.
February 19, 2014
GRANBURY, TX — The 60-year old Brazos Drive-In is for sale from its owner of 28 years. They haven’t converted to digital yet but they hope to show whatever 35mm films they can get this upcoming season. Price tag: $575K.
Read the full story in the Sioux City Journal.
(Thanks to wsasser for providing the photo.)