The latest movie theater news and updates
May 2, 2014
OWOSSO, MI — The Lebowsky Center, built in 1926 as the Capitol Theatre and nearly destroyed by fire in 2007, will officially reopen on May 9 when the Owosso Community Players present “Shrek the Musical.”
BERKELEY, CA — Closed since 2001, plans are finally in the works to reopen the UC Theatre as a concert venue. David Mayeri is halfway to raising $5 Million to renovate the space with an anticipated Summer 2015 opening. They plan top hold 75 shows a year in the 1917 building.
Read more about how this long gestating project is finally a reality in Berkeleyside.
(Thanks to walterk for providing the photo and for the heads up on the story.)
May 1, 2014
April 30, 2014
WIND GAP, PA — The Gap Theatre thought they had hit at big when scenes were filmed there for the new Jayne Mansfield biopic, “Diamonds to Dust.” It gets bigger this weekend as they’re hosting the premiere too.
Read more in Lehigh Valley Live about how the famous actress has ties to the area and how it was incorporated into the film.
(Thanks to RobertR for providing the photo.)
April 29, 2014
April 28, 2014
FOREST HILLS, NY — The neighborhood favorite Brandon Cinemas closed last weekend after almost four decades in business. The plan is to open a pediatric health facility in its place. While mostly know recently for playing art-house films, when it was a single-screen in the ‘70s it did big business with “Star Wars.”
Read more in DNAinfo.
(Thanks to Ross Melnick for providing the photo.)
NEW YORK, NY — Just when you thought 4-D cinemas have pushed the cinema envelope to its limit, there are now reports of a Hot Tub Cinema coming to New York. Already successful in London, the concept that pairs light-hearted films with food, drink and of course hot tubs is coming stateside. The same company will be producing Hot Tub Speed Dating and Hot Tub Karaoke events soon too.
Read more in Bustle.
April 25, 2014
JERSEY CITY, NJ — NY On Screen 3 Great Movies Filmed On Location In NYC of the ‘20s, '50s & '70s On The Big Screen At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: http://www.loewsjersey.org/ The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center
Friday, April 25 8PM “The French Connection”
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Running the 36 year-old Pot Belly’s Cinema has become too much for the current owners and they’ve decided to close. Have no fear though, the new owners plan to keep it as a theatre following some renovations. Some collectibles from the theatre will be sold off this Saturday.
Read more in the First Coast News.
April 24, 2014