November 18, 2013
Gothamist posted a great piece the other day where they mapped NYC’s theaters. Most interesting is how you can break it out by decade. They also provide an insightful commentary on how viewing trends changed neighborhoods.
November 15, 2013
LAPEER, MI — A fire on November 12 gutted a century-old apartment building in historic downtown Lapeer adjacent to the Pix Theatre. Despite early reports that the fire spread to the landmark theater, it did not spread there but the theater had smoke and water damage. The theater’s Facebook page mentioned the damage led to the cancellation of an event the following day but it will be rescheduled.
Further details are available at WJBK.
November 14, 2013
DOWAGIAC, MI — Think single-screen theaters are on their way out? Don’t tell that to the city of Dowagiac because they’re in the process of building a new one. While a second screen may be added later, they’re currently tirelessly working to build a single auditorium into a former men’s clothing store.
Read more about their plans at MLive.
November 13, 2013
CHICAGO, IL — First they had to leave the Portage and now the Patio as the Northwest Film Society has had to move to the Gene Siskel Film Center. AC/Heating issues at the Patio were the cause of the move but they’re already in the process of being resolved. They hope to return there next season.
Read more in the Chicago Reader.
(Thanks to Tinseltoes for providing the photo.)
November 12, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, IL — The Art Theatre turns 100 today and they’re staging a variety of events to celebrate including a screening of a new documentary about the theatre and a chamber music ensemble performance. A story in the Daily Illini discusses how it’s managed to survive all these years with stints as an adult movie house and now as a successful co-op.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
November 11, 2013
November 8, 2013
GLEN COVER, NY — Downtown businesses have seen declining profits since the Glen Clove Cinemas closed in March but the theatre is not gone for good. New ownership is in place and they’re shopping around for an operator. While a substantial investment needs to be made to bring it up to today’s standards, the prime location seems to make it ripe for opportunity.
Read more in Newsday.
November 6, 2013