The latest movie theater news and updates
October 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA — Curbed featured an often forgotten L.A. art deco gem last week, Leimert Park’s Vision Theatre. The jaw-dropping photo gallery showcases all the work the Department of Cultural Affairs has done to maintain the theatre’s luster. It’s used for various entertainment so definitely worth the trip.
October 2, 2013
CULPEPER, VA — Like art deco movie theaters? What about classic films presented in them? If you said yes to either of those questions and will be near Culpeper in the next month, check out their “Library of Congress Presents” series, featuring titles from the National Registry. The State and Mt. Pony theaters are teaming up for this exciting series with $6 admission that starts tonight.
Read more in the Daily Progress.
(Thanks to nitratefury for providing the photo.)
WARSAW, NY — The Stage has had its fair share of ups and downs the past few years as it moved through different operators and uses. They still need digital equipment though and time has run out for the current owner. The county auctioned it off Monday due to all its back taxes.
Read more in the Daily News.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
October 1, 2013
Two years ago, Harkins Theaters was forced to install technology in all its Arizona locations to accommodate the blind and deaf. Could this be on the slate for theaters nationwide? Discussions are heightening that could lead to theaters being responsible for more than just a digital conversion.
Read more at Fox News.
September 30, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, IN — The delightful column, Movie Houses of Worship, decided to feature a new treasure this time, the Indiana University Cinema. The contemporary palace opened two years ago to showcase the vision of a vibrant local moviegoing audience. With so many diverse events on the slate, it’s definitely worth the trip.
PC Mag sounded off on the growing topic of making movie theaters more interactive. With tweet seats becoming more and more prevalent in performing arts venues and Disney [rolling outhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/09/11/disney-second-screen-live-ipad-theater-little-mermaid/) its second screen program, more disruptions to a pristine moviegoing experience could be on the horizon.
September 27, 2013
ALBANY, NY — In one of the more interesting acquisitions lately, Tierra Coffee Roasters is taking over the Madison Theater with plans to renovate it back to a two-screen theater. They plan to expand the concession stand and open a Tierra Farms retail store in the attached storefront. The theatre was in danger of demolition ten years ago before its current owner, Joe Tesiero, stepped in.
Read more in the Times Union.
September 26, 2013
There’s no shortage of different types of entertainment expanding into theaters these days. But how many significantly lower the price of something you could watch immediately at home? CNBC discussed how theater presentations of pay per view boxing have significantly grown the sport’s fanbase through providing a cheaper alternative to purchasing it at home.