The latest movie theater news and updates
September 24, 2013
NEW CASTLE, PA — Cass Warner, granddaughter of the late Harry Warner, will visit the developing Warner Film Center in downtown New Castle and hold a press conference there Thursday, Sept. 26, at 11:00 a.m.
Ms. Warner, CEO of Warner Sisters, Inc., will help to inaugurate the Film Center’s historical and educational facility at the site of the Warner Brothers’ first theatre, the Cascade nickelodeon, at 18 South Mill Street. She will be greeted by cinema consultant, writer, film historian, and major contributor to the Warner project, Mr. Jack Oberleitner, in the front of a replica of the original theatre facade.
At this event, WFC will unveil its floor plan for the museum on this site and the mural in the entryway by local artist Ken Cole. Rita Dorsch, Community Development Trustee, will release details about the WFC’s first major fundraising campaign.
September 23, 2013
WINDOM, MN — Locals came out big in raising funds and renovating the State Theatre after it was in danger earlier this year. Now nearby Luverne is trying to save their Palace Theatre through fundraising events. Their stories show how it literally takes a village, all on the same page, to get behind and save one of these.
Read more in the Star Tribune.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Cutting to the Chase … At the Loew’s Jersey One More Title Added 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: www.loewsjersey.org The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center.
Friday, September 27 8PM The Blues Brothers
Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Henry Gibson. Directed by John Landis. 1980, 133mins., Color. Original Rating: R.
September 20, 2013
September 19, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA — In the Globe Theatre previous incarnation, Club 740, the nightclub was more known for its frequent violence than its opulent surroundings. New owner Erik Chol hopes that’s not the case with his new nightclub venture that plans to be more respectable with a focus on the charm of the building. The centerpiece will be a cleaned up marquee with an entrance back on Broadway.
Read more in the LA Downtown News.
(Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)
ANTIOCH, IL — The future is unclear for the Antioch Theater as it’s temporarily closed as the owners don’t have the funds to convert to digital. The theater needs community support to raise the money to remain financially viable. With $650,000 being the price tag on all the developers plans though, they have a big hill to climb.
Read more in the Chicago Sun Times.
September 18, 2013
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — After completing the conversion of the former Con Foster Museum into Bijou By the Bay in time for the Traverse City Film Festival, additional touches were made to the theater in preparation for its official grand opening on October 11.
One controversial detail was how the marquee would be designed. Objections were raised regarding having moving lights on the marquee. It was decided that the marquee would not have moving lights and the marquee would be lit only when the theater is open. It will serve as the second screen for the nearby State Theatre.
Additional details are available in the Ticker.