March 31, 2014
ST. PAUL, MN — Dormant for a decade, city officials are currently weighing the options for the former Palace Theatre. Their $12 Million proposal to renovate it and feature live events has been favorably received but there’s talk of making it available for film screenings as well. What’s difficult is figuring out its place in a cultural landscape not built to support downtown.
Read more in the Pioneer Press.
March 27, 2014
TROY, MT — As the list of cinemas without digital dwindles, the Lincoln Theatre still charges ahead. A local couple, Josh and Tina Moore, took it over a few years ago but still haven’t raised the funds for new projection. They continue to operate week to week based on the availability of prints.
Read the full story at the Western News.
March 26, 2014
ARLINGTON, WA — Without digital projection, the clock is ticking for the 75 year-old Olympic Theatre. There was hope for a fundraising campaign to purchase equipment but the owner prefers to just sell it outright. They’re not restricting themselves to buyers solely interested in presenting films though.
Read more at HeraldNet.
(Thanks to Lost Memory for providing the photo.)
March 19, 2014
DAYTON, OH — The Dayton Art Institute has partnered with the Cinema Arts Society of the Greater Dayton Area to present classic films at the museum, in the beautiful NCR Renaissance Auditorium. The series began on March 12 and presents films on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through May. A second series is being planned for the fall and will be announced this summer.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all films begin at 7:00 p.m Tickets may be purchased the night of the movie at the museum’s Guest Services Desk. Traditional moview popcorn and snack will be available. A cash bar is also available.
March 17, 2014
The Star-Ledger is featuring shots of some of New Jersey’s most famous cinemas. With Thomas Edison hailing from there and Fort Lee playing such a large role in film’s infancy, there’s plenty of history to be had.
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