January 17, 2013
JERSEY CITY, NJ — At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org
A Not-For-Profit Arts Center in a Landmark Movie Palace
On our BIG 50ft Wide Screen
Fri., January 25 8PM – – – Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes DOUBLE FEATURE! – – – Few fictional characters have taken on such an enduring life as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. He’s been played in the movies and on TV by more than 45 actors. Few of these incarnations, however, have proved as popular as that of Basil Rathbone, who played the Great Detective in 14 movies from 1939 to 1946. Some Holmes aficionados may complain about the liberties these movies took with the Conan Doyle canon — most notably that all but two of the movies were “updated” by being set in the 1940s. But in fact, Holmes productions before and since have done the same — most recently a current TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch that finds Holmes using a computer in 21st century London. Anyone who’s first met the Great Detective through later interpretations by Peter Cushing Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr, and even Mr. Cumberbatch should take the chance to see how Rathbone’s calm, assured but assertive incarnation helped set their molds.
January 16, 2013
LANSDOWNE BOROUGH, PA — The cinema center at the Lansdowne Theatre, Cinema 16:9, will be closing up shop at the end of February. Despite its popularity as a theatre and DVD rental center, the costs of a digital upgrade were just too much for them to handle.
Read the full story in the Daily Times.
(Thanks to Porcelain Doll for providing the photo.)
January 15, 2013
HOLLYWOOD, FL — Cinema Paradiso is getting a little help from the local government so they can open a second location. The popular art-house cinema will sell 3,000 tickets a year to the city which will be used for various local business purposes.
Read more in the Miami Herald.
January 14, 2013
FLORENCE, AL — The community is banding together to bring movies back to the Shoals Theatre. They’re launching a kickstarter campaign next month to purchase a digital projector so showing films can be an option at the live theatre venue.
Read more in WAAY.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
January 11, 2013
VISALIA, CA — The owners of the Packwood Creek Shopping Center are entertaining offers from movie chains for a new megaplex. It would be the centerpiece of the new development, The Grove at Packwood Creek, with ample parking and dining options nearby.
Read more in the Business Journal.
January 10, 2013
ABERDEEN, SD — The Capitol Theatre hopes to raise money for a digital projector as well as a second screen next door. The 86-year old cinema currently presents a mix of film and live entertainment.
Read more about it has stayed afloat all these years in the Aberdeen News.
(Thanks to Lou Rugani for providing the pic.)
January 8, 2013