March 12, 2013
ST. LOUIS, MO — Luxury theater chains have been sprouting up around the nation and St. Louis is no exception. Take a look at the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s survey of the local options. They break them down based on food, seats and price.
March 11, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The West Carroll Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Tulane School of Architecture are pleased to announce the Fiske Theatre in Oak Grove, La. has been awarded the Tulane School of Architecture Deans Fund for Excellence Grant to be used for historical research of small mid-century theatres in Louisiana.
“This is tremendous news for our theatre,” Adam Holland, President of Holland Entertainment who operates the Fiske Theatre for the West Carroll Chamber said. “Since we have been involved with the theatre it has been our goal to restore her reputation as one of the most respected theatres in the region. By being awarded this grant to be case study for an institution as prestigious as Tulane, it shows we are being noticed across the state.”
Tulane’s project will include documentation and historical research of the Ultra-Moderne Art-Deco architecture of the late B.W. Stevens who designed the Fiske Theatre as well as the Joy on Canal Street in New Orleans. This research will include reproducing the lost blueprints of the theatre as well as preparing documentation to assist in the submission for future listing on the National Register of Historic Places when the theatre becomes eligible in coming years.
PROVIDENCE, RI — In its 35+ years, the Cable Car Cinema has become a cornerstone in the community. The Bilodeau family owned and operated it for many years until the current owners, Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian, purchased it five years ago. They continue to thrive due to handpicked presentations of independent films.
Read more in the Brown Daily Herald.
March 8, 2013
HATTIESBURG, MS — The Saenger Theatre is getting back to its cinema roots with film screenings next week. There are 11AM showings of “ET” this Monday and Tuesday for only $3. Make plans for this rare opportunity to see a film in this historic venue.
Read more at WDAM.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
SAN DIEGO, CA — The Pacific Arts Movement, formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, has been turning heads lately with its Drive-By Cinema. They basically rented a U-Haul truck and take it around to abandoned locations to show cult classics and short films.
Read more at KPBS.
March 7, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD — The Senator Theatre is coming along nicely and it should come back better than ever. Murals that have been covered in decades of smoke will be revealed and the theatre will even be getting new seats.
Read about all of the changes in the Baltimore Sun.
(Thanks to JackCoursey for providing the photo.)
March 6, 2013
March 5, 2013
SANTA CRUZ, CA — The local chain Nickelodeon is taking things one step further in the health game by now offering organic popcorn. Patrons are responding very positively and they’re even selling it in recyclable bags.
Read more in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
(Thanks to Nicky3540 for providing the photo.)
FARGO, ND — A story in Inforum details the history of the area’s theaters. They feature basic information about opening year and other various tidbits. The include drive-ins as well.