January 29, 2013
LAS VEGAS, NV — The new downtown development Krave Massive will be the home for a cinema featuring LGBT-centric films. They hope for the theater to be a haven for films that have trouble making it into mainstream distribution.
Read more in Queerty.
January 28, 2013
ASBURY PARK, NJ — Following a highly anticipated construction process that has been chronicled by cinephiles and Asbury Park enthusiasts from around the tri-state area, The ShowRoom Cinema announced the opening of its new, three-screen venue located at 707 Cookman Avenue. The Cinema’s expansion marks the first from-the-ground-up movie theater to open in Asbury Park in more than 30 years. Amidst a cultural renaissance that has seen restaurants, retail and art gallery openings, The ShowRoom Cinema is the only venue in the city completely dedicated to screening movies, more specifically hard-to-come-by independent and art-house films. The modern look of the newly appointed theater is the vision of owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino, and includes digital projection in all three theaters and raked seating in the 75- and 25-seat theaters. The second-story screening room offers an intimate setting for film screenings and discussions, as well as private events and parties. An expansive box office and concession stand complete the cinema’s inviting lobby; cinephiles can find everything from concession-stand staples like popcorn and Twizzlers, to gourmet offerings from independent, local purveyors.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The new Rutgers Cinema is opening next month and they’re looking for feedback from the people that will use it the most, their students. They’re keeping prices lower than competitors and planning on screening midnight movies regularly.
Read more in the Daily Targum.
January 25, 2013
The following is a semi-regular series of retrospectives on CINERAMA, the legendary motion picture process that initiated the widescreen revolution. The series, contrary to what you will find elsewhere, focuses on providing a city-by-city historical record of when and where Cinerama and its multi-panel clones were exhibited. These easy-to-reference articles serve to provide nostalgia to those who experienced the Cinerama presentations when they were new and give recognition to the movie palaces in which the memorable screenings took place.
And now… Part 57: Cinerama Presentations in Wichita, Kansas!
PRESQUE ISLE, ME — While the Braden Theater has been lucky enough to make the jump to digital thanks to the Virtual Print Fee program, other locals theaters haven’t been as fortunate. The Caribou for example, doesn’t get enough business to qualify for long-term payment plan.
Read more in the Bangor Daily News.
January 21, 2013
AMHERST, MA — Despite all the challenges for theaters today, Amherst Cinema is charging forward thanks to non-profit status and a loyal fanbase. By engaging the community and providing a superior experience, they are supporting a digital upgrade and an added screen this coming year.
Read more about the inspiring success story in the Amherst Bulletin.
(Thanks to Ross Melnick for providing the photo.)
January 18, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The project hinted at a year ago is finally coming to fruition as Alamo Drafthouse is taking over the New Mission. Plans were approved last week to renovate the space into multiple screening rooms with food and beverage.
Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.
(Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)
January 17, 2013
JERSEY CITY, NJ — At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org
A Not-For-Profit Arts Center in a Landmark Movie Palace
On our BIG 50ft Wide Screen
Fri., January 25 8PM – – – Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes DOUBLE FEATURE! – – – Few fictional characters have taken on such an enduring life as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. He’s been played in the movies and on TV by more than 45 actors. Few of these incarnations, however, have proved as popular as that of Basil Rathbone, who played the Great Detective in 14 movies from 1939 to 1946. Some Holmes aficionados may complain about the liberties these movies took with the Conan Doyle canon — most notably that all but two of the movies were “updated” by being set in the 1940s. But in fact, Holmes productions before and since have done the same — most recently a current TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch that finds Holmes using a computer in 21st century London. Anyone who’s first met the Great Detective through later interpretations by Peter Cushing Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr, and even Mr. Cumberbatch should take the chance to see how Rathbone’s calm, assured but assertive incarnation helped set their molds.
January 16, 2013
LANSDOWNE BOROUGH, PA — The cinema center at the Lansdowne Theatre, Cinema 16:9, will be closing up shop at the end of February. Despite its popularity as a theatre and DVD rental center, the costs of a digital upgrade were just too much for them to handle.
Read the full story in the Daily Times.
(Thanks to Porcelain Doll for providing the photo.)