Theaters

  • October 8, 2014

    Hi-Pointe named St. Louis' best

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    ST. LOUIS, MO — The always popular Hi-Pointe Theater was named the best in the area by the Riverfront Times. They claim they won the honor by strictly focusing on the films and a quality presentation as opposed to fancier amenities.

    (Thanks to Chris1982 for providing the photo.)

  • October 6, 2014

    Majestic Cinema badly damaged in arson fire

    LEEDS, ENGLAND — There isn’t much left after a horrible fire damaged the Majestic Cinema(Grade II Listed building) last week. It had recently been refurbished and had been operating as a nightclub. A man has been arrested for being responsible but a motive has not been established.

    Read more and see photos of the damage in BBC News.

  • September 30, 2014

    Big Anniversary coming for the Admiral

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    BREMERTON, WA — It’s three years away but locals are already making plans for the 75th Anniversary of the Admiral Theatre. They’re currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign to make essential updates to the theatre. That hasn’t stopped them from booking an ambitious slate of live performances and special events.

    Read more in the Bremerton Patriot.

    (Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)

  • September 29, 2014

    Bob White Theatre shows a film again

    PORTLAND, OR — 25-year-old Nick Haas wants to bring entertainment back to the Bob White Theatre which would be its first in 30 years. He plans to purchase the building soon as well and present a mix of film and live entertainment.

    Read more in the Oregonian.

  • Inside the fight to save the Town

    HIGHLAND, IN — The NW Times featured a personal look into the rallying to save the Town Theater. Closed for six years, the city now owns it and everyone seems very excited about the prospect of it opening again. How they’re going to get there is another story.

    Check out one man’s account of the excitement of this process covered in uncertainty.

  • September 23, 2014

    More than just movies at the Colonial

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    KEENE, NH — The Colonial Theatre has been keeping crowds happy for 90 years thanks to a mix of entertainment. Besides film, they regularly have a wide array of live events such as circuses and comedy shows.

    The Equinox took a look at its history and more importantly how this non-profit has found ways to truly become part of the community.

    (Thanks to mike(saps) for providing the photo.)

  • September 17, 2014

    A look into the Belcourt

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    NASHVILLE, TN — Open since 1925, the Belcourt Theatre has had a varied history filled with film and live music. It’s going better than ever but not with tireless work from its staff.

    The Tennessean took a detailed look at its history and the stories behind.

    (Thanks to Danny Proctor for providing the photo.)

  • New life for small-town theaters

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    It certainly can’t be said for independent theaters in general but many are having a revival. Small communities are looking for reason to come back downtown and the neighborhood theater can be a focal point.

    The Wichita Eagle is featuring a photo gallery of some of its local success stories like the State in Larned, St. Francis' Cheyenne, the Stafford Ritz and the Pretty Prairie Civic.

    (Thanks to Hosehead_Jones for providing the photo.)

  • September 12, 2014

    Laurel residents picture uses for old movie theater

    LAUREL, MD — The Laurel Cinema has been in limbo for years but locals haven’t given up on the 1929 theatre. The city now owns it and may demolish it as it’s been vandalized numerous times and frankly needs a lot of work. There’s still hope though that it would be renovated into some form of arts facility.

    Read more about the decision to be made soon in the Gazette.

  • Quad Cinema changes hands

    NEW YORK, NY — The 1972 Quad Cinema, the city’s first four-screen theatre, has been sold to real estate developer Charles S. Cohen. Not to worry though, the former owners turned down higher offers because of Cohen’s commitment to the theatre. He plans to extensively renovate it in 2015 and turn it into a repertory house primarily. The art-house favorite will live on.

    Read more about the exciting development in Variety.