Theaters

  • March 4, 2014

    The most interesting parking lot ever

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    DETROIT, MI — If you’ve never seen photos of the former Michigan Theater, check out the spread in the Daily Mail. They feature some great large shots of the famous theatre turned parking garage as well as a history of how it made it to this stage.

    (Thanks to bobster1985 for providing the photo.)

  • February 28, 2014

    The ‘dome’ remembered

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    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.

  • February 27, 2014

    Theater owners abandon Mallory Brook Cinema Nine

    BARKHAMSTED, CT — Nothing but a handwritten sign spelled the end for the Mallory Brook Cinema 9 which abruptly closed in October. Its former operator, Cinema Holdings Group has been unavailable for comment but the property owner is trying to bring a new one in.

    Read more in the Register Citizen which also delved deeper into Cinema Holdings' legal troubles.

  • February 21, 2014

    Golden State Theatre million dollar price reduction

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    MONTEREY, CA — Today the Golden State Theatre Complex has been reduced in price a million dollars to $3,990,000. The prime downtown Monterey building includes three restaurants, two more retail shops, two floors of office / creative space and the 1,000 seat theater in a street-to-street 27,570 square foot building. The new price equates to $145 per square foot for the owner-occupied performing arts center supplemented with over $170,000 per year in rental income from the retail storefronts and restaurants. There is also close to 4,000 square feet of vacant office or creative space ideal for conversion to residential apartments.

  • February 19, 2014

    Historic drive-in for sale

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    GRANBURY, TX — The 60-year old Brazos Drive-In is for sale from its owner of 28 years. They haven’t converted to digital yet but they hope to show whatever 35mm films they can get this upcoming season. Price tag: $575K.

    Read the full story in the Sioux City Journal.

    (Thanks to wsasser for providing the photo.)

  • February 17, 2014

    Waynesville movie theater seeks help creating historical timeline

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    WAYNESVILLE, NC — The Strand Theatre is building a timeline of its history in its hallway and is looking for participation in filling it in. Anyone with memories or photos is encouraged to contact them asap.

    Read more in the Mountain Xpress.

    (Thanks to WHITEFIELD for providing the photo.)

  • February 14, 2014

    Cinema photos by Franck Bohbot

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    Reframe is featuring cinema photos from around the U.S. by photographer Franck Bohbot. The photos are meant to capture the full grandeur of the theatre and their respective themes. You don’t want to miss these!

    (Thanks to Franck Bohbot for allowing us to use his stunning photo of the Orinda Theatre lobby)

  • February 13, 2014

    Warner Cascade Project reaches Kickstarter goal

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    NEW CASTLE, PA — “It was a nail biter right up to the end,” said Jerry Kern, President of the Historic Warner Cascade Theatre. The non-profit group who recently changed their name from the Warner Film Center, narrowly reached their goal of $23,126 in the final hours of their month long Kickstarter fundraising campaign. “For several weeks we were stalled at about the $2,999 level,” explained Kern, “then in the final week, our supporters rallied to our email and Facebook solicitations with more than four dozen supporters from around the country to pledge amounts ranging from $5 to $500 each. We hit our goal at 8:40 PM on January 31st, the last day of the campaign with less than 10 hours to go.”

  • February 12, 2014

    Place de Ville uncovered

    OTTAWA, CANADA — Nearly 20 years after closing, the Place de Ville is still mostly intact. CBC News got an exclusive look with some great pics, as the building continues to live in limbo.

  • February 11, 2014

    Hardacre group buys Tipton theater

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    TIPTON, IA — The future is looking brighter for the Hardacre Theatre following a successful fundraising campaign. The Hardacre Theater Preservation Society brought in over $100K so they could purchase the theatre but they still need over a million to make necessary renovations to keep it going. However, the main takeaway is that the public wants the theatre to stay open (and will contribute to make it a reality).

    Read more in the Press Citizen.

    (Thanks to Hosehead_Jones for providing the photo.)