The latest movie theater news and updates
December 4, 2013
BERWICK, PA — The Berwick Theater in Berwick Pennsylvania is facing a dilemma. It must convert to a digital projection system within the next year or so. If it does not it will no longer be able to show movies because Hollywood will no longer distribute films on..film.
This same situation is being repeated all over the United States as small town theaters and drive in movies must either “go digital or go dark”. Quite often the local citizens will rally around the theater and work with its owner to raise the 60 – 100 thousand dollars that is needed for a digital conversion. Sometimes though a solution cannot be found and theaters do go dark and, when that happens, we all lose a piece of our history.
December 3, 2013
December 2, 2013
BATON ROUGE, LA — Oak Grove’s own Fiske Theatre was approved in a unanimous decision for nomination to the National Registry of Historic Places, November 21 by the Louisiana State National Registry Review Board and is now waiting for notification from the United States National Park Service for final approval and listing to the National Registry.
“This is huge not only for the theatre, but for the Town of Oak Grove and everyone in West Carroll Parish,” Adam T. Holland, President of Holland Entertainment who operates the theatre for the W.C. Chamber said. “Being included on this list brings with it much prestige for the theatre and our town, along with possible grants for Historic Preservation.”
MONTEREY, CA — On the heels of the successful Big Sur Short Film Finale, Reel Rock, and Big Lebowski screenings, the Henry Miller Library presents Five Nights of Classic Hitchcock Films. Drinks, snacks, and select guest speaker will also be featured in this event at the 1926 Golden State Theatre. The series will run Dec 10-14 at 7 PM. It’s a Holiday with Hitch!
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Cinema Treasures. We wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday.
(Thanks to Outverb for providing the photo.)
November 27, 2013
MIAMI, FL — What’s now a shopping center was once the luxorious Miami Theatre. Marvin Aguilar takes a very detailed look at its history from its beginnings to the present along with plenty of photos. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of this former palace, look no further.
Read the full report in Curbed.
(Thanks to PhillipPessar for providing the photo.)
November 26, 2013
A local historian posted a beautiful piece in the Morning Sun about former area drive-ins. Nearly forgotten classics like the Fort George, Holiday and Jolly Roger are mentioned. He also digs deep into what the culture and experience was like in their heyday.
(Thanks to Michigandriveins.com for providing the photo.)
November 25, 2013