• January 13, 2014

    Looking for theater for sale


    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!

    Tyler DePerro

  • January 10, 2014

    World Exchange Plaza theatre closes its doors

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA — The last downtown multiplex closed its doors last weekend when the former Empire Theatres ceased business. Landmark had purchased the lease a few months ago but can’t reach an agreement with the property manager. If a new operator isn’t found soon, the future of the building will be in question.

    Read more in CBC News.

  • Best theaters for food

    Bon Appetit has a feature on the 7 best theaters in the country, strictly for the food. Check out their slideshow to see if your favorite made it.

  • January 8, 2014

    Cinema transitions in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay region in 2013

    SAGINAW, MI — Looking back at 2013, several theaters in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay region had a year full of transitions.

    In Vassar, the 76-year-old Vassar Theatre had a close call. Unable to afford a digital projector on its own, it had a successful Kickstarter campaign which surpassed its goal allowing it to survive.

    But in Midland, the Studio M closed in December, unable to afford digital projectors for its screens and suffering declining business.

  • January 6, 2014

    Ritz celebrates 75 years


    MALVERN, AR — The Ritz turned 75 last month and thankfully plan on many more. They hosted a successful 1930’s-style evening to honor the anniversary where many patrons showed up in period dress.

    Read more in Arkansas Online about how they made it this far along with memories from local fans.

    (Thanks to KennyCagle for providing the photo.)

  • January 3, 2014

    Gateway Film Center named Columbus' best


    COLUMBUS, OH — Columbus Underground has named the Gateway Film Center its top theatre for 2013. The OSU favorite screens a wide variety of films and has a new restaurant opening next year as well.

    (Thanks to dbellis54 for providing the photo.)

  • Best cruise ship movie theaters

    With aiport movie theaters becoming more commonplace, cruise ships don’t want to be left behind either. USA Today broke down the theatrical offerings for many major cruise lines, with some getting movies even before theaters on land.

  • January 2, 2014

    NY Times highlights Westchester’s gems


    WESTCHESTER, NY — My personal favorite growing up, the Fine Arts, may be gone but there are still some interesting places to catch an indie flick in Westchester County. With the recent opening of the Alamo Drafthouse, the New York Times featured that theatre along with the Pelham Picture House and the Jacob Burns Film Center. Was your favorite left out?

    (Thanks to Tinseltoes for providing the photo.)

  • December 30, 2013

    Warner Film Center launches “Kickstarter” campaign

    NEW CASTLE, PA — The Warner Film Center proudly announces its “Kickstarter” fundraising program with the generous support of the Lawrence County Commissioners. “Kickstarter” is an online platform that makes it gloriously easy to contribute to WFC’s re-creation of the Warner Brothers’ first nickelodeon theatre, in downtown New Castle.

    This campaign and has a goal of $23,128 – one dollar for every person in New Castle – and the County Commissioners have promised to match every dollar donated through “Kickstarter” up to the goal amount.

  • December 24, 2013

    Tivoli Cinemas saved

    KANSAS CITY, MO — Another theatre is saved by a Kickstarter as the Tivoli Cinemas have now raised enough for digital projectors. The art-house triplex even ended up with a little money to spare.

    Read more at Pitch.