Theaters

  • January 20, 2014

    2 theaters face digital transition

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    EMERALD ISLE, NC & SCRANTON, PA — The Emerald Plantation Cinema recently made the switch to digital and continues improvements around the theatre. The Marquee Cinemas though seems to be less concerned about its future. They haven’t jumped to digital yet and haven’t announced plans. With the lease set to run out this year, no one knows what will become of the space.

    (Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)

  • January 15, 2014

    Omaha World Herald photos

    OMAHA, NE — The Omaha World Herald has been dusting through their archives and are presenting features on former theatre photos. For this first installment, they roll out pics of the Cinema Center, Chief, and the Dundee. If you have any interest in these forgotten theatres, you don’t want to miss this.

    UPDATE: Part II featuring the Admiral, Astro and the Center theatres.

  • January 14, 2014

    Movie theater shooting in FL

    WESLEY CHAPEL, FL — A movie theater was the site of another unfortunate incident yesterday when a retired cop opened fire on a couple at the Cobb Grove 16. A man has already been pronounced dead and the theatre is currently closed. The altercation arose from a disagreement over texting.

    Read more and see exterior photos from the scene at WTSP.

  • January 13, 2014

    Looking for theater for sale

    Hello,

    I am looking anywhere in the U.S. for a one to three screen Art Deco theater to purchase and operate. I have financial backing and will consider renovations, digital upgrades, struggling theaters or retiring owners.

    Thank you and happy new year!

    Best,
    Tyler DePerro

  • January 10, 2014

    World Exchange Plaza theatre closes its doors

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA — The last downtown multiplex closed its doors last weekend when the former Empire Theatres ceased business. Landmark had purchased the lease a few months ago but can’t reach an agreement with the property manager. If a new operator isn’t found soon, the future of the building will be in question.

    Read more in CBC News.

  • Best theaters for food

    Bon Appetit has a feature on the 7 best theaters in the country, strictly for the food. Check out their slideshow to see if your favorite made it.

  • January 8, 2014

    Cinema transitions in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay region in 2013

    SAGINAW, MI — Looking back at 2013, several theaters in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay region had a year full of transitions.

    In Vassar, the 76-year-old Vassar Theatre had a close call. Unable to afford a digital projector on its own, it had a successful Kickstarter campaign which surpassed its goal allowing it to survive.

    But in Midland, the Studio M closed in December, unable to afford digital projectors for its screens and suffering declining business.

  • January 6, 2014

    Ritz celebrates 75 years

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    MALVERN, AR — The Ritz turned 75 last month and thankfully plan on many more. They hosted a successful 1930’s-style evening to honor the anniversary where many patrons showed up in period dress.

    Read more in Arkansas Online about how they made it this far along with memories from local fans.

    (Thanks to KennyCagle for providing the photo.)

  • January 3, 2014

    Gateway Film Center named Columbus' best

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    COLUMBUS, OH — Columbus Underground has named the Gateway Film Center its top theatre for 2013. The OSU favorite screens a wide variety of films and has a new restaurant opening next year as well.

    (Thanks to dbellis54 for providing the photo.)

  • Best cruise ship movie theaters

    With aiport movie theaters becoming more commonplace, cruise ships don’t want to be left behind either. USA Today broke down the theatrical offerings for many major cruise lines, with some getting movies even before theaters on land.