September 18, 2013
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — After completing the conversion of the former Con Foster Museum into Bijou By the Bay in time for the Traverse City Film Festival, additional touches were made to the theater in preparation for its official grand opening on October 11.
One controversial detail was how the marquee would be designed. Objections were raised regarding having moving lights on the marquee. It was decided that the marquee would not have moving lights and the marquee would be lit only when the theater is open. It will serve as the second screen for the nearby State Theatre.
Additional details are available in the Ticker.
September 17, 2013
September 13, 2013
ELK RAPIDS, MI — It’s not easy but the 70+ year-old Elk Rapids Cinema is coming along nicely following an extensive renovation three years ago. They now have a digital projector thanks to their steady business from the community but are keeping around their film projector just in case.
Read more an watch a video at UpNorth Live.
(Thanks to LouRugani for providing the photo.)
September 11, 2013
JERSEY CITY,, NJ —
Cutting To The Chase … On The Big Screen The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Gets Our New Season Of Classic Film Off To A FAST Start With 2 Movies Famous For Suspense, Action … And Legendary Chase Scenes
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 The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts centers
Saturday, September 28 6:30PM Duel Starring Dennis Weaver. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 1971, 90mins., Color
A Very RARE 35mm Screening!
September 10, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hidden City looked back at the storied history of the Ambassador Theatre. The former theatre played host to cinema for many years before switching to live events in the 60’s. It was ultimately saved from demolition by becoming part of the printing business next store. The story features vintage and current photos of the adaptive reuse.
AUSTIN, TX — Alamo Drafthouse may have recently closed its Lake Creek location but a new operator is stepping. Southwest Theatres, a brand new discount chain, plans to reopen the property in the next couple months. They hope to revitalize the Lake Creek Festivalm retail center that’s experienced a downturn recently.
Read more in Community Impact.
September 9, 2013
HARRISBURG, PA — While the Midtown Cinema is raising funds for a costly digital conversion, it’s getting by through presentations of new films on Blu Ray. It still costs theatres fees and it’s no long term solution but the equipment is significantly less expensive than a new projector.
Could this idea buy your local theater some time?
Read more at PennLive.
September 6, 2013
COULEE DAM, WA — The Atlantic Cities looked at some small cinemas around the country like the Village Cinema and how they’re dealing with the digital conversion. They focused on theaters that had such little business due to their remote locations that affording a new projector is out of the question. The Rogers City Theater and the Tupper Lake State also share the spotlight as they figure out their next steps.
(Thanks to btkrefft for providing the photo.)