Theaters

  • September 11, 2013

    Cutting To The Chase – On the Big Screen – Loew’s Jersey Theatre

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    JERSEY CITY,, NJ —

    Cutting To The Chase … On The Big Screen The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Gets Our New Season Of Classic Film Off To A FAST Start With 2 Movies Famous For Suspense, Action … And Legendary Chase Scenes

    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 The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts centers

    Saturday, September 28 6:30PM Duel Starring Dennis Weaver. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 1971, 90mins., Color

    A Very RARE 35mm Screening!

  • September 10, 2013

    Ambassador through the years

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hidden City looked back at the storied history of the Ambassador Theatre. The former theatre played host to cinema for many years before switching to live events in the 60’s. It was ultimately saved from demolition by becoming part of the printing business next store. The story features vintage and current photos of the adaptive reuse.

  • New movie theater signs lease for old Alamo spot

    AUSTIN, TX — Alamo Drafthouse may have recently closed its Lake Creek location but a new operator is stepping. Southwest Theatres, a brand new discount chain, plans to reopen the property in the next couple months. They hope to revitalize the Lake Creek Festivalm retail center that’s experienced a downturn recently.

    Read more in Community Impact.

  • September 9, 2013

    Blu-ray provides temporary for struggling theatre

    HARRISBURG, PA — While the Midtown Cinema is raising funds for a costly digital conversion, it’s getting by through presentations of new films on Blu Ray. It still costs theatres fees and it’s no long term solution but the equipment is significantly less expensive than a new projector.

    Could this idea buy your local theater some time?

    Read more at PennLive.

  • September 6, 2013

    More digital struggles

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    COULEE DAM, WA — The Atlantic Cities looked at some small cinemas around the country like the Village Cinema and how they’re dealing with the digital conversion. They focused on theaters that had such little business due to their remote locations that affording a new projector is out of the question. The Rogers City Theater and the Tupper Lake State also share the spotlight as they figure out their next steps.

    (Thanks to btkrefft for providing the photo.)

  • September 5, 2013

    Philly Hotlist Final Days

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA — There’s only one day left to vote on best indie theater in the area. Go to {PHL 17](http://phillyhotlist.cityvoter.com/best/indie-theater/arts-and-entertainment/philadelphia) and make your pick from such treasures as the Grand, Ambler and Colonial.

    (Thanks to KenRoe for providing the photo.)

  • September 3, 2013

    Capitol Theatre renovations force The Spencer Agency to move

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    FLINT, MI — The ongoing restoration of the Capitol Theatre has forced the relocation of a high-profile tenant, The Spencer Agency, which has been occupying a storefront next to the theater’s entrance. Part of the space will be used to enlarge the restored theater’s lobby. When the agency moved into the storefront four years ago, it expected the location to be temporary. They plan on either moving to another portion of the Capitol Theatre building or above a co-owned coffee shop downtown.

    Additional details are available in the Flint Journal.

    (Thanks to steelbeard1 for providing the photo.)

  • August 30, 2013

    Apple Cinemas offers Bollywood favorites

    CAMBRIDGE, MA — The theatre at Fresh Pond Mall recently became Apple Cinemas and locals couldn’t be happier with the new Bollywood options. The Boston Globe looked at how the landscape for viewing films from India has changed the past ten years. Of particular interest is how the exhibition structure has changed for this specific genre given the competition of Netflix and rise in piracy.

  • August 29, 2013

    Ruby approaches 100

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    CHELAN, WA — With talk recently on the oldest continuously operating theatre, the Ruby Theatre, wondering where they stack up in comparison. Here’s some facts from its owners:

    “Construction on the Ruby Theatre was started in 1913 and opened as a movie theatre in 1914 and has been running movies ever since. The simple 175 seat theatre was constructed by the Kingman brothers who were local contractors and leased to a manager, Frank Potter. Where they got their plans is unknown.

  • The show will go on at the Town Theatre

    HIGHLAND, IN — The city of Highland has gotten behind the Town Theater by purchasing it. Now the only question is what lies ahead. They’re considering everything from showing feature films regularly to using it as a music venue. Regardless, they want to reopen it after it has sat vacant for fours years.

    Read more in the NW Times.