June 24, 2013
DETROIT, MI — What used to be Burton International School is now Cass City Cinema through a unique case of adaptive reuse. It was a natural solution given the building’s history as a cinema and it’s just one of many spaces in the area that had to change its identity due to hard times.
Read more in the Huffington Post.
June 21, 2013
June 20, 2013
WICKENBURG, AZ — The Saguaro Theatre stands proud as one of the oldest single-screen theaters in the state. It may not last much longer if they can’t raise $50,000 by February for a digital projector. They’ve launched a fundraising for the 270-seat theatre, the only one for miles.
Read more in the Daily News-Sun.
(Thanks to TonyTheBearSanAntonioTX for providing the photo.)
June 19, 2013
GLENDALE, CA — State money has dried up by Glendale officials aren’t about to turn their backs on the Alex too. The city is investing $5.3 Million to renovate the theatre and make additions backstage that will make the venue more viable for larger productions.
Read the full story in the Glendale News Press.
(Thanks to DavidZornig for providing the photo.)
June 18, 2013
NEW YORK, NY — The Wall Street Journal looked at new theaters popping up in New York, specifically in regards to how they look from the outside. With new cinemas in the works, unique styles seem to be a priority as well.
June 17, 2013
Can anyone help identify this mystery theater?
The photo is from 1958 and it shows a small Moderne-style theater next to an A&P. There’s a 1957 Buick parked in front but the license plate isn’t clear enough to read the state. Here’s a link to the photo.
Hopefully someone out there knows the answer!
BRUNSWICK, ME — The Eveningstar Cinema is looking at moving to an entirely new location near Brunswick station so it can expand its offerings. The new theatre would feature multiple screens for their art-house fare but the owner must raise $4 Million to complete his vision.
Read more in the Forecaster.
June 14, 2013
MEMPHIS, TN — The annual summer film series at the historic Orpheum Theatre will look at nine decades of film with seminal films from each. Such classics “Gone with the Wind” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will be featured along with pre-show lectures.
See the full schedule and further details in the Commercial Appeal.
(Thanks to ChrisB for providing the photo.)
June 13, 2013
NEW YORK, NY — Community members are in the midst of a 40-day pursuit to raise $40K for a digital projector for the United Palace. You can donate online and different donations come with different prizes. Their goal is to use the theatre for special events and screenings, not as a first-run house.
Read more at Indiegogo.
(Thanks to KenRoe for providing the photo.)