May 2, 2014
BERKELEY, CA — Closed since 2001, plans are finally in the works to reopen the UC Theatre as a concert venue. David Mayeri is halfway to raising $5 Million to renovate the space with an anticipated Summer 2015 opening. They plan top hold 75 shows a year in the 1917 building.
Read more about how this long gestating project is finally a reality in Berkeleyside.
(Thanks to walterk for providing the photo and for the heads up on the story.)
May 1, 2014
April 30, 2014
WIND GAP, PA — The Gap Theatre thought they had hit at big when scenes were filmed there for the new Jayne Mansfield biopic, “Diamonds to Dust.” It gets bigger this weekend as they’re hosting the premiere too.
Read more in Lehigh Valley Live about how the famous actress has ties to the area and how it was incorporated into the film.
(Thanks to RobertR for providing the photo.)
April 29, 2014
April 23, 2014
Men’s Journal has published a list of the world’s top 20 movie theaters. From classic palaces to modern day luxury, you get a little bit of everything from across the globe.
April 18, 2014
BROOKLYN, NY — The Brooklyn Heights Cinema sent out a plea two months ago to raise funds for a digital projector. Facing closure, the fans came through and raised over $30K through a campaign on Indiegogo. While they still may need to move sometime soon, the operator is committed to keeping the operation going somewhere.
Read more in the Daily News.
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
April 14, 2014
SANTA MONICA, CA — Westside moviegoers rejoiced the other month with the announcement of a new Arclight Cinemas at Santa Monica Place. One just wasn’t enough though as there are now plans for a second ArcLight just blocks away.
While this will drastically improve the moviegoing options for the area, will it be yet another serious blow to nearby single screens like the Regency Village?
Read more in Curbed LA.
April 11, 2014
NEW CASTLE, PA — David Esposito, Principal and Project Manager of Eckles Architects and Engineering, and Jerry Kern, President of of the Historic Warner Cascade Theatre (formerly Warner Film Center), today announced that their companies have entered into an agreement to develop final architectural drawings and specifications for the reconstruction of the historic Warner Cascade Theatre at 18 S. Mill Street, downtown New Castle.
Eckles Project Manager Mark Scheller will take charge of the project, which consists of recreating the original nickelodeon auditoriums that comprised the Cascade Theatre, using original drawings of the building from Eckels’ archives along with photographs and even the memories of individuals who remember the Warners’ first theatre.
April 10, 2014
CHICAGO, IL — The Uptown Theatre, 4816 N. Broadway, has been named to Landmarks Illinois' annual Ten Most Endangered Historic Places list, which was announced today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at a press conference in Springfield.
April 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA — Regal LA Live will be the first theatre in the country to provide a 4-D experience. CJ Group announced the technology two years ago but has struggled to find distribution since. There is no word yet on how much a screening will cost but if it’s successful, expect to see it soon at a theater near you.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.