The latest movie theater news and updates
March 18, 2013
CORBIN, KY — A piece in the Leaf Chronicle looked back on the good old days of their local drive-in. The writer discusses the excitement it created without all of today’s technologies.
March 15, 2013
CANON CITY, CO — The cinema future of Canon City is looking grim with both of its theaters in need of digital projection. Both the Creekside Cinemas and the single-screen Skyline are hoping to raise the necessary funds, possibly through a Kickstarter campaign.
Read more in the Denver Business Journal.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
Rich Copley of the Herald-Leader argues that theaters have changed for the better in the past 30 years. While we’re not building single-screen palaces, he claims the cinema experience has vastly improved from the chopped up multiplexes of the 80’s.
How would you compare the two eras?
March 14, 2013
LAist listed their top theaters in Los Angeles. It features everything from best places to catch a mainstream, revival or independent flick.
March 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA — The annual Last Remaining Seats film series is coming and yet again, Angelenos will have an opportunity to visit some rarely-open treasures. Check out their website for the full schedule including an evening at the 101-year-old Palace Theatre and “My Fair Lady” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Gothamist looked at their 12 best theaters in New York City and some of the categories may surprise you. Maybe they were just trying to find some way to reward a few special theaters but you’ll get to read about Best Theater to Score a Last Minute Blockbuster Ticket and Best Gem Hidden in a Multiplex.
March 12, 2013
ST. LOUIS, MO — Luxury theater chains have been sprouting up around the nation and St. Louis is no exception. Take a look at the St. Louis Post Dispatch’s survey of the local options. They break them down based on food, seats and price.
March 11, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The West Carroll Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Tulane School of Architecture are pleased to announce the Fiske Theatre in Oak Grove, La. has been awarded the Tulane School of Architecture Deans Fund for Excellence Grant to be used for historical research of small mid-century theatres in Louisiana.
“This is tremendous news for our theatre,” Adam Holland, President of Holland Entertainment who operates the Fiske Theatre for the West Carroll Chamber said. “Since we have been involved with the theatre it has been our goal to restore her reputation as one of the most respected theatres in the region. By being awarded this grant to be case study for an institution as prestigious as Tulane, it shows we are being noticed across the state.”
Tulane’s project will include documentation and historical research of the Ultra-Moderne Art-Deco architecture of the late B.W. Stevens who designed the Fiske Theatre as well as the Joy on Canal Street in New Orleans. This research will include reproducing the lost blueprints of the theatre as well as preparing documentation to assist in the submission for future listing on the National Register of Historic Places when the theatre becomes eligible in coming years.