October 9, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION, CO — The Egyptian Theatre in Delta was way ahead of the curve when it converted to digital five years ago but others haven’t been so fortunate. The Avalon is racing to raise money for a projector with the help of a new initiative. The Rural Theater Digital Conversion Grant is a Colorado program where theaters can receive up to $30K for the project.
Read more in the Daily Sentinel
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
The news has been grim for so many but there are still some amazing drive-ins out there. USA Today profiled 10 of the best from some Route 66 standouts to others that showcase various audio and food options.
October 8, 2013
GLEN ROCK, PA — The Glen Theatre received a plaque from the local preservation society the other week in honor of its 100 years in business. The Daily Record shared stories about how it has entertained generations of moviegoers and maintained its place in the tight-knit community.
(Thanks to mark edmunds for providing the photo.)
LONDON, ENGLAND — One of Britain’s largest studio is about to get another asset, a movie theater. The onsite theatre will be open to the public as well as Pinewood employees and will feature weekend programming of indie and mainstream fare. Curzon is onboard to operate it.
Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.
October 4, 2013
ASHLAND, VA — Without steady operations since the 1990’s, owners of the Ashland Theatre have donated it to the town. Local officials plan to restore it revitalize downtown. There are no announced plans on what it will be used for exactly but movies is still a possibility.
Read more in the Times Disptach.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
October 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA — Curbed featured an often forgotten L.A. art deco gem last week, Leimert Park’s Vision Theatre. The jaw-dropping photo gallery showcases all the work the Department of Cultural Affairs has done to maintain the theatre’s luster. It’s used for various entertainment so definitely worth the trip.
October 2, 2013
WARSAW, NY — The Stage has had its fair share of ups and downs the past few years as it moved through different operators and uses. They still need digital equipment though and time has run out for the current owner. The county auctioned it off Monday due to all its back taxes.
Read more in the Daily News.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
September 30, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, IN — The delightful column, Movie Houses of Worship, decided to feature a new treasure this time, the Indiana University Cinema. The contemporary palace opened two years ago to showcase the vision of a vibrant local moviegoing audience. With so many diverse events on the slate, it’s definitely worth the trip.
September 27, 2013
ALBANY, NY — In one of the more interesting acquisitions lately, Tierra Coffee Roasters is taking over the Madison Theater with plans to renovate it back to a two-screen theater. They plan to expand the concession stand and open a Tierra Farms retail store in the attached storefront. The theatre was in danger of demolition ten years ago before its current owner, Joe Tesiero, stepped in.
Read more in the Times Union.