June 6, 2014
BRONX, NY — The New York Times had a great opinion piece last weekend about the dwindling cinema options in the Bronx. Recent closures have left only the AMC Bay Plaza 13 and the Concourse Plaza as the only choices for the borough which if considered its own city, would be the sixth largest in the country. Check out the full article for the history of moviegoing in the area and what some are doing to encourage new theaters.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
June 5, 2014
ELMHURST, IL — The Theatre Historical Society has announced its first book project, a collaboration with master photographer Matt Lambros called “Kings Theatre, The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Brooklyn’s Wonder Theatre”. The piece will be released early next year and include photographs of the famous theatre from various stages leading up to its massive restoration as well as interviews with past employees.
For further information, read the full press release.
June 4, 2014
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June 2, 2014
FOREST HILLS, NY — Instrumental in saving the Ridgewood Theatre, Michael Perlman will receive the 2014 Grassroots Preservation Award from the Historic Districts Council this Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 6:30 PM at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights. Besides theatres, he’s saved various structures in the area. He led the charge to reopen the Forest Hills Stadium four years ago and it’s now booking concerts again for the first time in years.
Read more in the full press release.
(Thanks to Gamble for providing the photo.)
May 30, 2014
For people considering visiting Philadelphia during summer vacation, Howard Haas has compiled a list of nearby historic cinemas where you can still see a film on a daily basis.
HISTORIC MOVIE THEATERS IN PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS WHICH SHOW MOVIES DAILY.
NORTHERN SUBURBS OF PHILADELPHIA
May 29, 2014
BETHESDA, MD — The Movies at Montgomery Mall, a 3-screen cineplex at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD, has closed. It will be replaced by a new luxury ArcLight Cinemas multiplex this fall (that theater is currently under construction at the mall).
For a full report on the story with a dose of history on the location, check out Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row.
(Thanks to Robert for providing the story and photo.)
May 27, 2014
SEATTLE, WA — At their Opening Night Gala, not only did the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) announce they’ve acquired a lease for the Egyptian Theatre, closed for the past year, but they’ve also purchased the Uptown. The one-time film festival will now have even more robust year-round exhibitions.
Read the full story in the Seattle Times.