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.
September 26, 2013
IOWA FALLS, IA — Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor, was not about to let his hometown Metropolitan Theatre go down without a fight. Along with his father, he purchased an refurbished the aging gem and it reopened last week with a star studded premiere.
Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.
September 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA — Some underused venues are in the middle of an unusually active period with the Radar L.A. Festival visiting. While the event is taking place in spaces across Los Angeles, this is the first time they’re programming in such Broadway treasures as the Los Angeles, Million Dollar and Palace. The biennial festival showcases new works from theatre companies around the world.
Read more in LA Weekly.
(Thanks to monika for providing the photo.)
September 23, 2013
WINDOM, MN — Locals came out big in raising funds and renovating the State Theatre after it was in danger earlier this year. Now nearby Luverne is trying to save their Palace Theatre through fundraising events. Their stories show how it literally takes a village, all on the same page, to get behind and save one of these.
Read more in the Star Tribune.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
September 20, 2013
September 19, 2013
ANTIOCH, IL — The future is unclear for the Antioch Theater as it’s temporarily closed as the owners don’t have the funds to convert to digital. The theater needs community support to raise the money to remain financially viable. With $650,000 being the price tag on all the developers plans though, they have a big hill to climb.
Read more in the Chicago Sun Times.
September 18, 2013