The latest movie theater news and updates
March 6, 2014
TERRE HAUTE, IN — The Meadows 1 & 2 has been delighting audiences since the early 1970’s but it was forced to close Sunday. They could not afford to provide digital projectors for their screens. Also, with films being released on DVD sooner than ever, their bargain cinema model just didn’t work anymore.
Read more in the WHITV.
March 5, 2014
ELKO NEW MARKET CITY, MN — It’s not everyday you hear about a new drive-in but the folks at the Elko Speedway are doing exactly that with the opening of one this summer. The seasonal theater will truly be a throwback though with its use of the screen from the shuttered Cottage View Drive-In.
Read more in Bring me the news.
March 4, 2014
March 3, 2014
BUFFALO, NY — The North Park Theatre is reopening this Friday March 7 with lots of excitement on the horizon. The renovations, rumored to be as much as $250K, will have the theatre looking good as new. What’s even better is they’re aggressively trying to book more films with a greater turnover in order to give their loyal audiences the most options.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to MovieMark for providing the photo.)
February 28, 2014
PLEASANT HILL, CA — The beloved CineArts may be gone along with its unforgettable dome but its image could live on. The developer of the site announced plans to commemorate the theatre through a tile mural, a bronze plaque and eight pavers stamped with a drawing of the dome. These features will be in various locations around the new building.
Read more in the Contra Costa Times.
(Thanks to nbever for providing the photo.
PORT ANGELES, WA — The Lincoln Theatre has had its fair share of ups and downs in its 98 years but a digital conversion was just not something it could handle. This Sunday will be its final day of business but its employees will thankfully be relocated to other nearby theaters. The owners hope to find a party to purchase the venue and still maintain most of its features.
Read the full story in the Peninsula Daily News.
February 27, 2014
BARKHAMSTED, CT — Nothing but a handwritten sign spelled the end for the Mallory Brook Cinema 9 which abruptly closed in October. Its former operator, Cinema Holdings Group has been unavailable for comment but the property owner is trying to bring a new one in.
February 26, 2014
GUN BARREL CITY, TX — Hometown Cinemas is taking over the former Moviestar Cinema, bringing films back to Cedar Creek Lake after the closure last summer. Sony Digital 4K projection will be on all eight screens and they hope to reopen it in time for summer. They will also offer space for private events.
Read the full story in Cedar Creek Lake.