The latest movie theater news and updates
November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Cinema Treasures. We wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday.
(Thanks to Outverb for providing the photo.)
November 27, 2013
MIAMI, FL — What’s now a shopping center was once the luxorious Miami Theatre. Marvin Aguilar takes a very detailed look at its history from its beginnings to the present along with plenty of photos. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of this former palace, look no further.
Read the full report in Curbed.
(Thanks to PhillipPessar for providing the photo.)
November 26, 2013
A local historian posted a beautiful piece in the Morning Sun about former area drive-ins. Nearly forgotten classics like the Fort George, Holiday and Jolly Roger are mentioned. He also digs deep into what the culture and experience was like in their heyday.
(Thanks to Michigandriveins.com for providing the photo.)
November 25, 2013
November 22, 2013
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA — This could be the final weekend of films at the Holllywood Theatre as the owner entertains new plans for the space. A preservation group, Save the Hollywood has sprung up to protect the building. If you’re nearby, check out “You Can’t Take it With You” on Saturday before it possibly closes for good.
ONARGA, IL — After being cited as a theatre in danger last year, the Onarga Theater has been saved thanks to generous donations. The city of 1,300 stepped up to raise enough money for digital projection and first-run films could be back as early as next week.
Read more in the Miami Herald.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
ATMORE, AL — What was said to be the longest continually operating theatre in te state, the Strand, closed last weekend. The owner reported that he simply couldn’t compete with a new upscale theatre at a nearby casino. There is hope it will be revitalized for another purpose.
Read more in the Atmore Advance.
November 21, 2013
SELMA, AL — The long history of the Walton Theatre could be coming to a close unless a resolution comes from a public meeting on November 25th. As the only theater for miles, it’s popular with locals but not popular enough to make a profit. Digital isn’t even the issue for a change as they already have a projector.
Read more in WNCFTV.
CHAPEL HILL, NC — The University Mall will become more of an evening destination with the 2015 opening of a 13-screen premium theater. Silverspot Cinema is building the luxury complex that will include a full restaurant and state-of-the-art theaters in the space currently occupied by Dillard’s.
Read more in the Daily Tar Heel.