Theaters

  • May 13, 2005

    State Theater Has New Owners

    ANDERSON, IN — Tom Paradiuzzo, CEO of Indiana Entertainment Group, a California group has bought the State Theater. Plan to restore to its May 30, 1930 opening condition. Goal to work with the Paramount Theatre and the city to make downtown an entertainment spot.

    http://www.heraldbulletin.com/story.asp?id=12418

  • May 11, 2005

    Stambaugh Auditorium

    YOUNGSTOWN, OH — Built in the early 1920’s, the Stambaugh Auditorium is the oldest of Youngstown’s old theater/auditoriums still in continuous operation and has been perfectly preserved in it’s original state.

    This auditorium is a live venue house that presents a well rounded program thanks to the Monday Musical Club which books it’s programs ranging from the classics to jazz to broadway shows.

    The official site for Stambaugh is www.stambaughauditorium.com
    and many pictures of this magnificant house can be viewed at http://youngstownphotos.orgfree.com.

  • May 10, 2005

    New Children’s Book, Old Theater

    NEW YORK, NY — We are the authors of a new children’s historic fiction book about Walt Disney and the B.S. Moss Colony Theater being released this month by Simon and Schuster. BLAST TO THE PAST: DISNEY’S DREAM is geared to 7 to 11 year olds and perfect for anyone interested in this slice of theater history.

    DISNEY’S DREAM asks readers to consider what the world be like if Walt Disney had given up his dreams and quit?

    The book takes place entirely around Broadway in 1928. It is the task of four third grade students to time travel to Broadway’s B.S. Moss Colony Theater and convince Walt Disney of the immeasurable value his work will mean to future generations. The novel focuses on the moment when Walt Disney added sound to his Steamboat Willie cartoon simultaneously introducing Mickey Mouse and solidifying his place in American history.

  • Summit Plaza Closes

    HOLTS SUMMIT, MO — The Summit Plaza Theater recently closed.

    “It wasn’t making any money, our lease was up, and we couldn’t afford it anymore,” said owner Kelly Porch. “It just was not bringing in enough income — we had no choice.”

    Apparently, it is available for lease, according to this article in the Jefferson City News Tribune.

  • May 9, 2005

    Stooges Return To The Ohio Theatre

    COLUMBUS, OH — The 36th season of the CAPA Summer Movies Series at the magnificent Ohio Theatre, one of central Ohio’s favorite summertime entertainment traditions, features seven weeks of Hollywood’s biggest stars and most treasured films. The series kicks off with the hilarious ‘'Some Like It Hot’ named the all-time funniest movie by the American Film Institute.

    There’s adventure, comedy, suspense, and musicals in store when America’s longest running classic film series continues. Nine films are series debuts including Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur, A Hard Day’s Night, Animal Crackers, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Blazing Saddles, and The Killers. This year’s silent movie — Metropolis — is also a series debut.

    Back by popular demand is Saturday Morning Cartoon Capers-and a brand new Saturday morning feature — STOOGE-A-RAMA! June 18th we’re featuring all Warner Brother’s classics and July 9th shows some of the goofy classics you love like Tom & Jerry, Daffy Duck & the Tasmanian Devil!

  • May 7, 2005

    TheCarolinaChannel.com – Empty Theater To Reopen As Top-Of-Line Movie Experience

    This is worth reading….

  • May 3, 2005

    Ceiling Falls On Audience At Capitol Theatre

    CHAMBERSBURG, PA — On last Saturday night, during a live performance about education, an approximately 10 foot wide by 4 foot tall chuck of the plaster ceiling in the center of the auditorium at the Capitol Theatre broke loose and came crashing down on patrons sitting in the audience.

    At least one victim was hospitalized and at least one other required medical attention.

    Supposedly the building had been inspected just a few days before. The area had experienced severe rain all day but first reports claim the problem had nothing to do with roof leaks.

    The theatre plans to make repairs and re-open.

  • April 25, 2005

    Hoosier Theatre Plans Expansion

    WHITING, IN — The Hoosier Theatre continues to fuel community passion for the arts as plans for development emerge…

    Read more in this report from the Northwest Indiana Times.

  • April 20, 2005

    Skokie Theater to Become Concert Venue

    SKOKIE, IL — The Skokie Theater, which was closed in November of 2004, will be renovated for use as a concert hall, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

    The former movie house, which was built in 1915 and remodeled in Art Moderne style during the 40s, was purchased last week by the Cavalcade of Music Foundation, which is based in the North Shore suburb of Kenilworth. Bob Acri, the foundation’s executive director, says the theater will be used as a showcase for jazz, classical, folk, and other musical styles (except rock).

    The foundation is kicking off a fundraising campaign, and it is expected to cost between $750,000 to $1 million to renovate the Skokie. Work will include repairs to the exterior, upgrades to lighting and sound systems, conversion of the projection area to a conference room, making the building handicap accessable, and reducing seating from 314 to 161. Work could begin in a month and be completed in the fall, according to Acri.

  • April 18, 2005

    Off The Multiplex Path In NYC

    NEW YORK, NY — A recent Daily News article focused on some of NYC’s alternative ‘Cinema Treasures’, including Ocularis in Brooklyn and the Millennium Film Workshop in the East Village.