May 19, 2004
Digital cinema gets a big boost in the United Kingdom, the Brooklyn Academy of Music repairs its cornice, and theatre legend Tony Randall passes away — all in today’s newsreel.
- UK cinemas to get digital screens
- Vintage smut breaks 100 year taboo
- What am I going to bid for this chair?
- A Brooklyn Landmark Gets Its Crown Back
- Imagineight Theatres planning 100,000-square-foot movie complex
- Tony Randall dies at 84
- Demolition of old movie theaters is ‘on schedule’
- Pickwick owners opt out of study
- What Germs Lurk In Movie Theater Seats
- Lorenzo Theater fans swing into action to save it
May 12, 2004
- Movie theater mogul Loew founded firm 100 years ago
- NBC Closes Merger With Universal
- NBC-Universal Link Means Beginning, End of Eras
- AFI’s first year in Silver Spring
- Saving historic theaters
- Lobbyist defends movie smoking
- Bryn Mawr Theater gets hope – and 25-year lease
- Trylon Theatre to reopen with Russian screenplays
- Going on-line to save a nation’s history
- Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Open in L.A.
May 5, 2004
The Fox Oakland sets its sights in reopening in July 2006, the “popcorn fumes” workers have settled their case, and the New York Daily News takes a look at the legacy of Loews — all in today’s newsreel.
- Settlement announced by lawyers in Missouri ‘popcorn lung’ case
- What’s Next, Free Popcorn?
- Movie theaters still wary of digital projection
- Eat At Your Own Risk: Movie Theaters
- Senate Panel Moves on Movie Pirates
- Now showing: Simple home theaters
- Loew’s legacy is alive on screen
- Drive-in theaters project a return to nostalgia
- Rialto operator marks 50 years in film business
- Fox supporters to roll out the red carpet
April 21, 2004
A 6-1 Jersey City Council vote returns control of the Loew’s Jersey lease to the Friends of the Loews, architects race to finish studies on the future of the Yeadon Theatre, and Jaime Penuela, owner of Pittsburg’s Enean Theater, seeks a loan to continue his restoration efforts — all in today’s newsreel.
- Race is on to determine future of the Yeadon Theater
- LA’s great cinemas survive in the era of multiplexes
- That’s a wrap for Showcase Cinemas
- Coming soon: seat by seat subtitles
- Owner of Pittsburg’s Enean Theater shoots for revival
- Cinema may get £10m lifeline
- How can we save our crumbling theatres?
- Orpheum stories wanted for book
- Austin movie-theater firm has sights on S.A.
- Make your own movie with ‘The Movies’ game on the Gamecube
March 31, 2004
The Majestic Theatre hosts the premiere of “The Alamo”, the Sebastiani Theatre gets a fundraising boost, and an excavation team examining the Glen Cinema finds itself a ladder short — all in today’s newsreel.
- Lighting up the theater
- Theater restoration may receive state grant
- Sunrise’s Hall Named for Rice
- Whiteside sale in jeopardy
- The end of the classic movie theatre?
- Man Shoots Self At Times Sq. Movie Theater
- Developer’s Proposal to Convert Clayton, Mo., Movie Theater Advances
- San Antonio goes all out for premiere of ‘The Alamo’
- Kingfisher Recovering From Downtown Fire
- Experts in plea for a ladder
March 24, 2004
Russia’s Avrora theater celebrates its 90th anniversary, the Colonial Theatre hits the halfway wark on its $16 million fundraising effort, and News 9 San Antonio takes a look at the history of the Majestic — all in today’s newsreel.
- Colonial Theatre project achieves a milestone
- Odeon facade saved in £7m revamp plan
- The last picture show for Renfield Odeon
- Majestic history (includes video)
- AAFES opens first movie theater in Iraq
- Joining the theater pub phenomenon
- Recalling the golden age of the silver screen
- Theatre demolition gets under way
- A woman for all seasons: Winter Dellenbach fights to save the Park Theatre
- Theatre holding its own
March 17, 2004
Developers may soon announce plans to redevelop the Aztec Theater, movies are set to return to Bloomington’s Indiana Theatre, and the Boston Globe profiles the restoration of Thomas Lamb’s Opera House (don’t miss this article!) — all in today’s newsreel.
- Historically black theater gets facelift
- Astoria blossoming at last after 200 years
- Palace Theatre schedules film series
- The End For Cinema That Inspired Liam
- Bloomington theater has reel gains
- Edmund Tijerina: Aztec’s future looking clearer
- Windows on the Past: Wilson Theatre
- Golden Opportunity
- Marquee proposal
- Movie Theater in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Offers Unique Amenities
March 10, 2004
easyCinema’s founder joins the fight to save the Coronet Cinema, one man reflects on his 50 years at the movies, and the New York Times examines how historic theaters are adapting to the 21st century — all in today’s newsreel.
- City of Oshkosh-owned theater fights for survival
- Astoria, Ore., Transforms Itself
- Orpheum sign awaits repairs after theft, glitch
- Man Claims Illness From Popcorn Flavoring
- Landmark Theaters Find Roles in 21st Century
- It’s showtime for Warner Theatre’s new manager
- The resounding echo of deco
- The golden age of cinema
- Loan to help buy, renovate theater
- Airline Tycoon Protests Feared Closure of Cinema in London’s Notting Hill Area
March 3, 2004
Alexandria’s Old Town Theater reopens but is quickly closed by fire code violations, a judge upholds a 15-year “no movies” restriction at the former Von Lee Cinema, and one highschool student builds his own “cinema treasure” — all in today’s newsreel.
- Pottsville to Get Theater
- Historic Alexandria Theater Reopens
- Code Violations Halt Movies at Historic Theater
- Von Lee ruling leaves some residents upset
- Boiler’s failure troubles theater
- Big screen
- Berkshire Life donates $150,000 to Colonial project
- A night at the theatre
- Loew’s show is called a success
- To heck with a movie; let the theater entertain you (reg.)
February 25, 2004
Thomas Lamb’s Opera House is set to reopen on July 16, the The Passion of the Christ could fill the coffers of the Broadway Theatre, and the Parkway opens its doors for one night — all in today’s newsreel.
- Lone Movie Theater in Collinsville, Ill., Closes Its Doors
- Movie theater made to fit Midtown
- Mid-Valley arts: Elsinore Theatre noted in magazine
- Silent return for cinema
- Russellville’s theater redux awaits more grant money
- Strand antitrust lawsuit dropped; summer reopening unlikely
- Opera House being restored to former glory
- Image Reborn: Jim Whiting is a key player in this next act
- ‘Passion’ may be savior for Pitman theater
- Keeping fingers crossed that Parkway will rebound
- Developer awaits approval of Flushing RKO site plan
(Once again, thanks to Gregg Anderson for submitting some of these stories.)