March 4, 2013
March 1, 2013
FORT LEE, NJ — A new movie theater in Fort Lee is paying homage to the city’s role in the early days of film. The Barrymore will be part-art house and part-museum. The city’s first movie theater in over 20 years will even stand on the site of John Barrymore’s start as an actor, the former Buckheister’s Hotel.
Read more in the Fort Lee Suburbanite.
February 28, 2013
February 27, 2013
DALLAS, TX — Have a favorite theater in the DFW area? DFW.com is looking for the top cinemas in the area and wants your help. Go to their site by tomorrow to make your picks in various categories.
February 26, 2013
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that theater chains are turning the tables on movie studios by being more aggressive on compensation for playing trailers. With Regal, two free trailers used to be standard but they’ve now cut it down to one?
Will other major chains follow and will independent owners ever have the clout to receive payments as well?
GRAHAM, NC — The Graham Cinema has vowed to stay in business, even though they have to purchase a digital projector. Other local cinemas haven’t fared as well, but they’re raising admission to cover the costs. They still plan to keep their 35mm projectors for special screenings.
Read more in the Times News.
(Thanks to Brad Smith for providing the photo.)
February 25, 2013
CORVALLIS, OR — The independently-owned and operated Darkside Cinema continues to pack them in due to their close relationship with neighboring Oregon State University. Participation in film festivals as well as all types of courses enables the theatre to keep going, even while they continue to screen most films in 35mm.
Read more in the Daily Barometer.
February 22, 2013
My first novel, entitled Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away, is scheduled to be released on May 25th, 2013. It’s a quirky, contemporary, coming-of-age novel set in the Summer of 1977 when the Star Wars fan phenomenon was in its earliest stages. Here’s a brief synopsis:
When Erika’s best friend, teen beauty queen Cassandra Abbott, disappears during the early hours of Memorial Day 1977, Erika isn’t exactly surprised. After all, they’ve been plotting and planning Cassie’s escape for months. But then Cassie’s departure unleashes a whirlwind of questions, suspicions and accusations that Erika never expected.She’s lying to the police. She’s being bullied by older students. Worst of all, she’s starting to doubt she ever REALLY knew Cassie Abbott at all. Under the weight of scrutiny and confusion, Erika struggles just to breathe…until a strange new movie transforms her summer with A New Hope.