February 21, 2013
February 20, 2013
BASTROP, LA — The smell of hot popcorn cooked in coconut oil and the light bouncing off the silver screen, nothing is more American than the grand tradition of seeing a movie in a true single-screen movie palace, well except for baseball and apple pie of course. That tradition is set to return this spring to the city of Bastrop, La. as the Rose Theatre is set to become the second single-screen theater in Northeast Louisiana to return to her roots in motion picture exhibition.
“The Rose Theatre is thrilled to offer this new entertainment option as we strive to fulfill our mission in the community,” Sara Holley, Vice President of the Cotton Country Players, said. “We are thankful for the support of devoted actors and volunteers, generous patrons, and cooperative business and civic partners—all of whom play a crucial role in keeping this treasure alive in Morehouse Parish. Now, we are looking forward to complementing our current line-up of live entertainment with some of the best pictures ever to hit the silver screen.”
February 19, 2013
SELMA, AL — Thanks to the Jacksons, it looks like the Walton Theater will be around for its 100th Anniversary next year. The couple have poured countless hours into running the theatre, mostly on their own, and they’ve managed to become one of the more successful single-screens around.
Read the full story in the Republic.
February 18, 2013
FLINT, MI — The Flint Fire & Ice festival was held Saturday in front of the historic Capitol Theatre. But the main draw seemed to be the theater itself with restoration of the lobby well underway to make the John Eberson designed theater look pretty much the way it did when it originally opened in 1927. It suffered through a 1957 modernization. According to Troy Farah, representing the family that owns the theater, it will take another $5 million to fully restore the theater.
More details are available from WJRT.
(Thanks to Gary Flinn for the photo and the story.)
February 15, 2013
February 13, 2013
MIDDLETOWN, PA — The Middletown Borough Council is trying to take over the 101 year-old Elks Theatre from the development groups that owns and manages it, so they can upgrade the facility. While a recent classic film series is popular, they still need to raise funds for digital projection.
Read more in the Lancaster New Era.
(Thanks to maxfortheelks for providing the gorgeous photo.)
February 12, 2013
FOREST CITY, IA — The Forest Theatre has sat dark for over a year but a local movement is working to reopen it. By creating a non-profit, they’ve centralized donations from residents and the city. They plan to install digital projection and provide other enhancements.
Read more in the Globe Gazette.
February 11, 2013
PITTSFIELD, IL — Vacant since 1987, the Zoe Theatre could be revitalized now that it’s on the National Register. The county has no theatre but locals hope they can raise enough money to restore it so it can proudly join the other 13 nationally-recognized properties/districts in the county.
Read more the Telegraph.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
February 7, 2013