The latest movie theater news and updates
September 16, 2013
September 14, 2013
BRONX, NY — After a historic reopening five years ago, the American Theater is closing tomorrow. The stunning original lobby of the John Eberson gem stayed mostly intact all these years. But Bow-Tie, most recent operator of the cinema was not able to renew their lease. It was one of the only operating theaters in the Bronx. There are no announced plans on the building’s future.
Read more and watch a video at News 12.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
September 13, 2013
ELK RAPIDS, MI — It’s not easy but the 70+ year-old Elk Rapids Cinema is coming along nicely following an extensive renovation three years ago. They now have a digital projector thanks to their steady business from the community but are keeping around their film projector just in case.
Read more an watch a video at UpNorth Live.
(Thanks to LouRugani for providing the photo.)
September 12, 2013
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — After closing in May, the Ridgefield Park 12 is reopening under the watch of new owner, Staplex Cinemas. They plan on starting up shop in the next few weeks following the addition of all digital projection, Real-D 3D and new luxurious seats.
Read more in the Ridgefield Park Patriot.
September 11, 2013
JERSEY CITY,, NJ —
Cutting To The Chase … On The Big Screen The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Gets Our New Season Of Classic Film Off To A FAST Start With 2 Movies Famous For Suspense, Action … And Legendary Chase Scenes
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 centers
Saturday, September 28 6:30PM Duel Starring Dennis Weaver. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 1971, 90mins., Color
A Very RARE 35mm Screening!
September 10, 2013
AUSTIN, TX — Alamo Drafthouse may have recently closed its Lake Creek location but a new operator is stepping. Southwest Theatres, a brand new discount chain, plans to reopen the property in the next couple months. They hope to revitalize the Lake Creek Festivalm retail center that’s experienced a downturn recently.
Read more in Community Impact.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hidden City looked back at the storied history of the Ambassador Theatre. The former theatre played host to cinema for many years before switching to live events in the 60’s. It was ultimately saved from demolition by becoming part of the printing business next store. The story features vintage and current photos of the adaptive reuse.
September 9, 2013
HARRISBURG, PA — While the Midtown Cinema is raising funds for a costly digital conversion, it’s getting by through presentations of new films on Blu Ray. It still costs theatres fees and it’s no long term solution but the equipment is significantly less expensive than a new projector.
Could this idea buy your local theater some time?
Read more at PennLive.