Theaters

  • June 15, 2005

    Two Additional Profiles Of The IFC Center

    NEW YORK, NY — Two more profiles of the IFC Center have appeared in The Village Voice and New York Magazine.

  • June 13, 2005

    Tulsa’s Admiral Twin Drive-In Wins Hampton Inn Contest

    TULSA, OK — Tulsa’s Admiral Twin Drive-In was the winner of a Hampton Inn contest, “America’s Favorite Landmark.” In addition to the title, the theater will receive $20,000 to do renovations. For information, read the Tulsa KOTV 6 Story

  • June 9, 2005

    Bow Tie Cinema Group Announces Two Projects

    Bow Tie Cinemas, a subsidiary of Manhattan-based Bow Tie Partners, announced two new cinema projects in the past week.

    In downtown Schenectady, NY, Bow Tie will build and operate a deluxe six-screen upscale venue on the corner of State and Broadway, just down the street from Proctor’s Theatre. Set to open in the Fall of 2006, the cinema project, to be called Movieland, replaces a previously-announced 14-plex that was to be built on another site in the Metroplex Development Authority’s project zone.

    The other site, in downtown West Hartford, CT, will be located in the Blue Back Square project. The five-screen Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square is set to debut in late 2006.

  • June 8, 2005

    Another Piece On The IFC Center

    Yet another look at the soon-to-open IFC Center, via this recent New York Post article.

  • June 7, 2005

    IndieWire Takes A Look Into The IFC Center

    A recent IndieWire story discussed the impending June 17th grand opening of the newest addition to the NYC art house scene — the much-anticipated IFC Center.

  • June 2, 2005

    Raymond Theatre Hearings Continue

    PASADENA, CA — The following was sent in by the Friends of the Raymond Theatre:

    “Developers AJB Enterprises file for Conceptual Design Review to convert Pasadena’s landmark Raymond Theatre into a mixed-use housing development. Friends of the Raymond Theatre work to continue their 17-year effort to defend the embattled theatre.

    AJB Enterprises have filed an application with the City of Pasadena for major modifications to their project which proposes to convert Pasadena’s landmark Raymond Theatre and its adjacent parking lot into a commercial/residential mixed-use development.

  • May 19, 2005

    The New Waverly Set to Open June 17

    NEW YORK, NY — IFC Center Channels Historic Movie House

    “What could be better than running an art house in downtown New York?” asks John Vanco, VP and general manager of the new IFC Center (www.ifccenter.com), scheduled to open June 17 in the historic Waverly Theater building in Manhattan.

    “It’s going to be a combination of all sorts of different films from all sorts of places,” he promises. “One house will be on a calendar schedule, including two-week locks of new films, special series and classics. The other two will be edgy, independent, foreign-language films and documentaries. We will also have a digital pre-show with short films and other content…that people will feel good about having spent ten dollars to see. If we’re doing a retrospective or a series of midnight movies, it will be a great advantage to have the edit suites upstairs.”

  • May 17, 2005

    Historic Roxie Theatre Faces Possible Closure

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco’s beloved Mission District Roxie Theatre faces financial woes, and may soon join other Bay area single screen cinemas in obscurity. For more information, read this article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • May 16, 2005

    Capitol Theatre Chandelier Hung At DC Uptown

    WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a Loews Cineplex Entertainment press release:

    “HISTORIC CHANDELIER HUNG AT UPTOWN THEATRE
    Moviegoers to enjoy new theatre addition in time for Star Wars Premiere

    The city’s beloved Uptown Theatre, with its old Hollywood glamour and class, has just installed a historic chandelier that once hung in the balcony corridor of the Loew’s Capitol Theatre (Manhattan, NY) from 1919-1968. The chandelier later hung in the Loews Cheri Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts and, most recently, was rewired, restored and displayed in the Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, NY) for an exhibit on Loews' 100th anniversary.

    The Cineplex Odeon Uptown, built in 1936 by architect John Zink for Warner Bros., remains a favorite spot for moviegoers to enjoy the latest films in a movie palace with a grand balcony, velour seats, a 70' deep-curve screen and now a 150-pound crystal chandelier. The hanging of the chandelier celebrates the history of the theatre as well as Loews Cineplex’s 100 year anniversary.

  • 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