The latest movie theater news and updates
October 29, 2014
ALBION, MI — The Bohm Theatre could be returning earlier than expected with a possible November opening. The final touches are currently being made on a lovingly-crafted restoration that will respect the design of the gem but still bring it up to today’s standards.
Get all the plans and more in Crain’s Detroit Business.
(Thanks to Chris1982 for providing the photo.)
BEAVERTON, MI — The Gem Theatre has launched a Kickstarter campaign as it cannot afford a digital projector. The goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000 to acquire a digital projector to keep the Gem Theatre open. If they can’t reach its goal it may be forced to close at the end of the year.
Further details are at WJRT.
October 28, 2014
WENTZVILLE, MO — Wentzville, Missouri calls itself the ‘Crossroads of the Nation’ because it sits smack-dab in the middle of the U.S. of A! And what better place to open a state-of-the-art megaplex!
B&B Theatres is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Capital Constructor’s Development to build a new 12-screen theatre in Wentzville, MO, in the Wentzville Bluffs Development. Bob Bagby, President of B&B Theatres said: “We are excited to be working with Capital Constructor’s Development. The state of the art theatre will be a great addition to this premier retail development. We still have details to work out, but we hope to open the new theatre in the spring of 2015.”
October 27, 2014
After this Friday, October 31, the blog at Cinema Treasures will be on hiatus. The space may evolve into something different as its future is currently being discussed.
Thanks so much for your continued patronage and we will keep you posted on the next chapter of Cinema Treasures!
JERSEY CITY, NJ —
“THE SHiNiNG” Nite
The Movie AND a Masquerade After-Party
A Unique Halloween Happening, One Day Later
That’s also a Benefit for Friends of the Loew’s
November 1, starting at 7PM
At the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (201) 798-6055 loewsjersey.org For tickets: http://shining-nite-loews.eventbrite.com/. The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center
WEST LIBERTY, KY — Almost three years ago, the West Liberty area was pummeled by an EF3 tornado which destroyed most buildings, including the 40-yearold Towne Cinema. Others like the Sipp in Paintsville as well the Prestonburg Strand and Lost Creek’s Way-Back-Wyn also closed. Chris Ball from the Towne is still determined to rebuild but needs help to raise the $750,000 necessary to open a new building.
October 24, 2014
3-D hasn’t been as big of a game changer as many expected so what’s the next big thing? Some are betting on virtual reality technology to succeed with through its immersive effects. Millions is being invested on revolutionizing headsets to transport you to the theater setting of your choice.
Will it catch on or be just another passing fad?
Read more at CNET.
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Prytania turns 100 this year and they have no intention to stop keeping customers happy. Besides classic films, they also have a reputation for being haunted. The details aren’t fully announced for their anniversary on December 20 but you can be sure there will be a party.
Read more and check out a video on the occasion at WDSU.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
October 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC — Peter Voth and the DC Independent Film Festival are joining forces for a series, “Going to the Movies”, on October 28th, with an event honoring the MacArthur Theater. The event, called “Remembering the MacArthur Theater and Neighborhood Movie-Going”, will be held at the Community Church of the Palisades (5200 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016) and will feature a talk by local historian Dr. Robert Headley, author of Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, DC, about the MacArthur and other area theaters and will also provide an opportunity for area residents to contribute their own memories to the official oral history of the project. They hope to plan subsequent events honoring other theaters in the city.
October 22, 2014
BLANCHESTER, OH — With a building dating back to 1941 the Showplace Cinemas has closed. Called the cheapest theatre in the U.S. (i.e. the cheapest patron-cost to see movie), the discount theatre could not convert its three screens to digital. They hope to reopen soon.
Visit their website for further details.