The latest movie theater news and updates
December 17, 2013
December 16, 2013
BAY CITY, MI — Goodrich Quality Theatres Bay City 8 Theatres in the Bay City Mall is building a two-screen addition which is expected to be open by this summer. The construction is not expected to disrupt activities at the mall.
Further details are in the Bay City Times.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
December 13, 2013
BUFFALO, NY — While Buffalo has been having problems saving some treasures others have been more fortunate. The North Park Theatre is reopening and couldn’t be better. The extensive renovation has brought back their dazzling marquee and reveal elements of the auditorium not visible in years. They plan to reopen in late January.
Read the full story in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to MovieMark for providing the photo.)
December 12, 2013
WICHITA, KS — The Orpheum Theatre has announced plans for an ambitious renovation aimed to bring it up to modern standards for a performing arts center. The six-phase project would take two years and update virtually every facet of the space, from backstage to the areas surrounding the building.
Read more in the Wichita Eagle.
(Thanks to Joel Weide for providing the photo and story.)
December 11, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, AR — After almost 20 years in business, the Riverdale 10 has announced it will close. Carmike initially opened the property but it’s been independently owned for awhile. No reason for the closure has been reported.
Read more in the Arkansas Times.
(Thanks to dallasmovietheater for providing the photo.)
December 10, 2013
OTTAWA, KS — Owners of the Plaza Grill have done their homework and are working to get noticed by the Guinness Book as the world’s oldest continuously operating theatre. They’re still going strong too and have many original elements.
Read more and watch a video on this at FOX 4 KC.
(Thanks to kpdennis for providing the photo.)
December 9, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA — We’ve been covering the fight to save the Boyd Theatre and tomorrow you can make a difference. Friends of the Boyd will be holding a rally tomorrow at 11:30am outside the theatre to send a message that the Boyd should stay as is.
Read more in Hidden City.
(Thanks to Porcelain Doll for providing the photo.)