The latest movie theater news and updates
May 21, 2013
VASSAR, MI — The Vassar Theatre has served the small town of Vassar since 1937 and has survived TV and flooding over the years. But this cinema treasure faces a new challenge as it must spend $65,000 for a digital projector. The theater has set up a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to raise money to pay for the digital projector.
Additional details with video are available at WJRT.
(Thanks to Tinseltoes for providing the photo.)
DETROIT, MI — In 2013 the Senate Theater started showing movies again. Movies with sound and silent films too that feature live accompaniment on the 4/34 Wurlitzer theatre organ. A new wide movie screen is arriving around the middle of 2013. There are also live music shows and other events.
May 20, 2013
FLINT, MI — The John Eberson designed Capitol Theatre has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority contingent on receiving funding of an additional $9.5 Million from other sources which would allow for completion of the atmospheric theater’s restoration.
Additional details are available in the Flint Journal.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
May 17, 2013
A news-trivia show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” has been causing waves by being broadcasted to cinemas nationwide. TIME talked about how perceptions of the popular show have changed now that it features more than just voices.
After years in the making, the documentary about the rise, fall and rise again of drive-ins in the U.S. is done. Coinciding with the 80th Anniversary of the drive-in, the film will now be able to easily be shown on actual drive-ins due to the help of digital projection.
For a sneak peek, watch the trailer on the official website.
May 16, 2013
It’s a sad story, we were a stopmotion animation studio set up by Disney in San Francisco, to make films with Henry Selick. We built the studio with the future ahead of us.
We put in a great screening room, with a 2D/3D digital projector, silver screen, fantastic sound system, and we bought it outright.
Now we have to sell it off. We would love to sell it to a small theater that needed to convert to digital but wanted a deal. We paid $39,000 for the projector but would be willing to sell it for $18,000.
SAGINAW, MI — Ground will be broken by Goodrich Quality Theatres for a new 10-screen cinema to replace the Saginaw 12 which will be torn down after the new cinema opens by Christmas. During construction, two of the Saginaw 12’s screens will be torn down so it will operate with the remaining ten screens.
Further details are available in the Saginaw News.
May 15, 2013