The latest movie theater news and updates
April 30, 2014
WIND GAP, PA — The Gap Theatre thought they had hit at big when scenes were filmed there for the new Jayne Mansfield biopic, “Diamonds to Dust.” It gets bigger this weekend as they’re hosting the premiere too.
Read more in Lehigh Valley Live about how the famous actress has ties to the area and how it was incorporated into the film.
(Thanks to RobertR for providing the photo.)
April 29, 2014
April 28, 2014
FOREST HILLS, NY — The neighborhood favorite Brandon Cinemas closed last weekend after almost four decades in business. The plan is to open a pediatric health facility in its place. While mostly know recently for playing art-house films, when it was a single-screen in the ‘70s it did big business with “Star Wars.”
Read more in DNAinfo.
(Thanks to Ross Melnick for providing the photo.)
NEW YORK, NY — Just when you thought 4-D cinemas have pushed the cinema envelope to its limit, there are now reports of a Hot Tub Cinema coming to New York. Already successful in London, the concept that pairs light-hearted films with food, drink and of course hot tubs is coming stateside. The same company will be producing Hot Tub Speed Dating and Hot Tub Karaoke events soon too.
Read more in Bustle.
April 25, 2014
JERSEY CITY, NJ — NY On Screen 3 Great Movies Filmed On Location In NYC of the ‘20s, '50s & '70s 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: http://www.loewsjersey.org/ The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center
Friday, April 25 8PM “The French Connection”
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Running the 36 year-old Pot Belly’s Cinema has become too much for the current owners and they’ve decided to close. Have no fear though, the new owners plan to keep it as a theatre following some renovations. Some collectibles from the theatre will be sold off this Saturday.
Read more in the First Coast News.
April 24, 2014
April 23, 2014
Men’s Journal has published a list of the world’s top 20 movie theaters. From classic palaces to modern day luxury, you get a little bit of everything from across the globe.
April 22, 2014
GLEN BURNIE, MD — Following a closure earlier this year, the Marley Station theater will reopen this summer, now under the operation of Horizon Cinemas. Plans call for new seats, concessions, projection and more. It will reopen in phases with four theaters to start.
Read more in the Baltimore Business Journal.