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
March 5, 2014
ELKO NEW MARKET CITY, MN — It’s not everyday you hear about a new drive-in but the folks at the Elko Speedway are doing exactly that with the opening of one this summer. The seasonal theater will truly be a throwback though with its use of the screen from the shuttered Cottage View Drive-In.
Read more in Bring me the news.
March 4, 2014
February 28, 2014
PLEASANT HILL, CA — The beloved CineArts may be gone along with its unforgettable dome but its image could live on. The developer of the site announced plans to commemorate the theatre through a tile mural, a bronze plaque and eight pavers stamped with a drawing of the dome. These features will be in various locations around the new building.
Read more in the Contra Costa Times.
(Thanks to nbever for providing the photo.