Theaters

  • February 6, 2014

    Parkchester community seeks to preserve 74-year-old theater

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    BRONX, NY — Locals are getting behind reopening the American Theater, which Bow Tie operated until it closed last Fall. They’ve already put together a petition with 1,000+ signatures to reopen it and has also spoken with the Landmark Preservation Commission.

    Read more at News 12.

    (Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)

  • February 3, 2014

    Memphis movie theater book released

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    MEMPHIS, TN — This new book was released in November in the Images of America series is written by Cinema Treasures contributor Vincent Astor, who is a native Memphian and local historian. With 127 pages and 220 photographs assembled from the Memphis Public Library, Memphis Heritage, Malco Theatres collection and personal collections of the Astor family. Vincent Astor has much to tell with his local knowledge of the theatres of Memphis which gives this book, like others in the series, ample historic information to accompany the photographs. A great read and a ‘must have’ for collectors of movie theatre books.

    It is available from: Arcadia Publishing Amazon Theatre Historical Society

  • January 31, 2014

    Drive-in to reopen in Paramount

    PARAMOUNT, CA — The Los Angeles area hasn’t exactly been kind to drive-ins over the years. That’s about to change though with plans announced to reopen the Paramount Drive-In. They plan to have two new 75-foot movie screens and digital projectors and still keep the swap meet, that had initially shut the theatre down, open during the day.

    Read more in Curbed.

  • January 29, 2014

    A history of Marion theaters

    MARION, NC — McDowell News looked back at some almost forgotten treasures that once stood in town. None are still open but locals share memories of such cinemas as the McDowell Twin, House and Marion theaters.

  • January 27, 2014

    Everett Theatre future looking bright

    MIDDLETOWN, DE — The Everett Theatre has a new Executive Director and he has lots of exciting plans for it. An interview in the SC Sun-Times discusses his drive to ramp up programming with a variety of live theatre and film. He wants to make it a year-round destination and without direct competition nearby they can.

  • January 24, 2014

    District theater boom on the rise

    WASHINGTON, DC — D.C. is in the midst of the a theater boom with various projects in the works in addition to their almost 50 existing screens. They’re comparing it to the building boom of 100 years ago with the culmination being the opening of the new Landmark theatre opening next year in Northwest.

    Read more in the Washington Post.

  • January 20, 2014

    2 theaters face digital transition

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    EMERALD ISLE, NC & SCRANTON, PA — The Emerald Plantation Cinema recently made the switch to digital and continues improvements around the theatre. The Marquee Cinemas though seems to be less concerned about its future. They haven’t jumped to digital yet and haven’t announced plans. With the lease set to run out this year, no one knows what will become of the space.

    (Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)

  • January 15, 2014

    Omaha World Herald photos

    OMAHA, NE — The Omaha World Herald has been dusting through their archives and are presenting features on former theatre photos. For this first installment, they roll out pics of the Cinema Center, Chief, and the Dundee. If you have any interest in these forgotten theatres, you don’t want to miss this.

    UPDATE: Part II featuring the Admiral, Astro and the Center theatres.

  • January 14, 2014

    Movie theater shooting in FL

    WESLEY CHAPEL, FL — A movie theater was the site of another unfortunate incident yesterday when a retired cop opened fire on a couple at the Cobb Grove 16. A man has already been pronounced dead and the theatre is currently closed. The altercation arose from a disagreement over texting.

    Read more and see exterior photos from the scene at WTSP.

  • January 13, 2014

    Looking for theater for sale

    Hello,

    I am looking anywhere in the U.S. for a one to three screen Art Deco theater to purchase and operate. I have financial backing and will consider renovations, digital upgrades, struggling theaters or retiring owners.

    Thank you and happy new year!

    Best,
    Tyler DePerro