October 27, 2014
WEST LIBERTY, KY — Almost three years ago, the West Liberty area was pummeled by an EF3 tornado which destroyed most buildings, including the 40-yearold Towne Cinema. Others like the Sipp in Paintsville as well the Prestonburg Strand and Lost Creek’s Way-Back-Wyn also closed. Chris Ball from the Towne is still determined to rebuild but needs help to raise the $750,000 necessary to open a new building.
October 24, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Prytania turns 100 this year and they have no intention to stop keeping customers happy. Besides classic films, they also have a reputation for being haunted. The details aren’t fully announced for their anniversary on December 20 but you can be sure there will be a party.
Read more and check out a video on the occasion at WDSU.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
October 22, 2014
BROOKLYN, NY — It’s 40+ years too late for a restoration like the Kings but Curbed is taking a look back at the magnificent Fox Theatre on Flatbush Avenue. The palace had a checkered history opening right before the Great Depression and later becoming a rock concert venue. Check out the vintage photos and more as this treasure is remembered.
(Thanks to William for providing the photo.)
October 20, 2014
October 17, 2014
Dine-in service? No. Leather recliners? No again. What South Indian cinemas are becoming known for are some of the most adventurous exteriors you’ll find in cinema today.
Check out designboom for some gems you’ve never heard of.
NEW YORK, NY — Looking for the best jewel-box cinema or maybe the best one for a repertory flick? Look no further than the Gothamist as they break down their faves in various cinema categories.
October 15, 2014
MONROE, NY — It’s been a strange trip so far for a theatre that only opened in 2008. The Monroe 6 looks like it will be purchased by the city but to be reopened, not converted into a city services building as was the original plan. In between, there were two lawsuits.
Read more in the Times Herald Record.
October 14, 2014
HOULTON, ME — The 95-year-old Temple Theatre is a small town gem that’s gotten a lot of love and support from its loyal operators. They’ve wanted to sell it though and with new digital projection and ownership of the adjacent parking lot, it’s a nice package for someone ready to be its steward for the next generation.
Read more in the Bangor Daily News.
October 13, 2014
MILWAUKEE, WI — In the almost 20 years since the Grand Cinemas closed, Milwaukee has been looking for someone to come in and provide a movie theater for downtown. Many proposals have come but none have ever come to fruition. One thing is for sure, it would have to complement the neighborhood.
Read about the various options and some of the factors in the Journal Sentinel.
October 9, 2014
MONTEREY, CA — Monterey’s Golden State Theatre has officially changed hands. On October 1, 2014, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, became new owners of the GST. After 10 years, Warren Dewey was pleased to pass on the cultural treasure and its rich history to the stewardship of the Lochtefelds. Having already demonstrated successful programming at the Redwood City Fox Theatre with concerts, live theater, lectures, corporate events and private parties, the Lochtefelds have shown that they are capable and talented presenters with an eye for business— good listeners to the community who can deliver the shows that people want to see. Their Fox Theatre was built soon after the Golden State, and was designed by the same architects, the Reid Brothers.