April 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA — Regal LA Live will be the first theatre in the country to provide a 4-D experience. CJ Group announced the technology two years ago but has struggled to find distribution since. There is no word yet on how much a screening will cost but if it’s successful, expect to see it soon at a theater near you.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.
April 4, 2014
PORTLAND, OR — There are going to be more upgrades at the Mission Theater but not necessarily those that will make it a first run theater. They plan on updating the sound, screen size, and seating in a move to make it a permanent second run theater instead of its most recent incarnation of special event space.
Read more in the Portland Mercury.
April 3, 2014
MANITOWOC, WI — The Strand Theater closed Sunday but for a change it wasn’t because of lack of digital equipment. In fact, they purchased new projectors just last year. Unfortunately, they found out shortly thereafter that Carmike was building a new 10-screen theater on the other side of town.
Read more and see a video at HTR News.
March 31, 2014
ST. PAUL, MN — Dormant for a decade, city officials are currently weighing the options for the former Palace Theatre. Their $12 Million proposal to renovate it and feature live events has been favorably received but there’s talk of making it available for film screenings as well. What’s difficult is figuring out its place in a cultural landscape not built to support downtown.
Read more in the Pioneer Press.
March 27, 2014
TROY, MT — As the list of cinemas without digital dwindles, the Lincoln Theatre still charges ahead. A local couple, Josh and Tina Moore, took it over a few years ago but still haven’t raised the funds for new projection. They continue to operate week to week based on the availability of prints.
Read the full story at the Western News.
March 26, 2014
ARLINGTON, WA — Without digital projection, the clock is ticking for the 75 year-old Olympic Theatre. There was hope for a fundraising campaign to purchase equipment but the owner prefers to just sell it outright. They’re not restricting themselves to buyers solely interested in presenting films though.
Read more at HeraldNet.
(Thanks to Lost Memory for providing the photo.)
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.