September 23, 2013
WINDOM, MN — Locals came out big in raising funds and renovating the State Theatre after it was in danger earlier this year. Now nearby Luverne is trying to save their Palace Theatre through fundraising events. Their stories show how it literally takes a village, all on the same page, to get behind and save one of these.
Read more in the Star Tribune.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
September 20, 2013
September 19, 2013
ANTIOCH, IL — The future is unclear for the Antioch Theater as it’s temporarily closed as the owners don’t have the funds to convert to digital. The theater needs community support to raise the money to remain financially viable. With $650,000 being the price tag on all the developers plans though, they have a big hill to climb.
Read more in the Chicago Sun Times.
September 18, 2013
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — After completing the conversion of the former Con Foster Museum into Bijou By the Bay in time for the Traverse City Film Festival, additional touches were made to the theater in preparation for its official grand opening on October 11.
One controversial detail was how the marquee would be designed. Objections were raised regarding having moving lights on the marquee. It was decided that the marquee would not have moving lights and the marquee would be lit only when the theater is open. It will serve as the second screen for the nearby State Theatre.
Additional details are available in the Ticker.
September 17, 2013
September 13, 2013
ELK RAPIDS, MI — It’s not easy but the 70+ year-old Elk Rapids Cinema is coming along nicely following an extensive renovation three years ago. They now have a digital projector thanks to their steady business from the community but are keeping around their film projector just in case.
Read more an watch a video at UpNorth Live.
(Thanks to LouRugani for providing the photo.)
September 11, 2013
JERSEY CITY,, NJ —
Cutting To The Chase … On The Big Screen The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Gets Our New Season Of Classic Film Off To A FAST Start With 2 Movies Famous For Suspense, Action … And Legendary Chase Scenes
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts centers
Saturday, September 28 6:30PM Duel Starring Dennis Weaver. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 1971, 90mins., Color
A Very RARE 35mm Screening!