November 6, 2012
November 5, 2012
TOKYO, JAPAN — The last movie houses in Asakusa had their final screenings the other week. They had survived the air raids of World War II but couldn’t sustain business in today’s market.
Read more in the Asahi Shimbun.
November 2, 2012
CENTRAL CITY, NE — Small town theaters are struggling to decide how they can stay in business with the depleting number of film prints available. Theaters like the State don’t have the money to upgrade to digital and the subsidy system setup by the studios doesn’t make it particularly easier.
Read more in the World-Herald.
(Thanks to Rod_Zemke for providing the photo.)
October 31, 2012
Interesting for sale listing looking for some research help as well…
I am trying to sell this piano that has been in the family since about 1928. The Piano was bought for my mother by her father who worked for the FBI so I guess he knew someone who knew someone. It was purchased for $500.00 from the Loew’s Poli Theatre in New Haven, CT.
I would like to make sure the dates I have attached are accurate. The story went…. My Grandfather wanted her to play when she grew up and the piano was being sold by the theater so he bought it for her even thought was only 1 or 2 years old. I wish we had known more about this piano before they were both gone and could have this documented somewhere. All I can prove is that it was the story we were always told about the piano by my grandparents and then my parents.
October 30, 2012
WILLCOX, AZ — The Willcox Historic Theater Preservation Inc. has purchased the Rex Allen Theater from the Rex Allen Museum. They plan to reopen it for movies soon and eventually restore the ticket booth in front.
Read the full story in the Willcox Range News.
(Thanks to wsasser for providing the photo.)
October 29, 2012
October 25, 2012
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — Detroit News had an entertaining story about the woman behind the classic film series at the Redford Theatre, retired teacher Peggy Grimshaw. She relentlessly calls studios to track down prints so they can present them at their theatre.
(Thanks to kiwiplant for providing the photo>)