The latest movie theater news and updates
March 31, 2014
March 28, 2014
LAKEVIEW, OR — Open since 1940, the Alger Theatre has shut its doors due to lack of digital projection. There simply has not been the support for the theatre which still has its original seats. With few options, they’d gotten into the habit of showing a film for three or four weeks at a time.
Read more in the Herald News.
March 27, 2014
TROY, MT — As the list of cinemas without digital dwindles, the Lincoln Theatre still charges ahead. A local couple, Josh and Tina Moore, took it over a few years ago but still haven’t raised the funds for new projection. They continue to operate week to week based on the availability of prints.
Read the full story at the Western News.
March 26, 2014
ARLINGTON, WA — Without digital projection, the clock is ticking for the 75 year-old Olympic Theatre. There was hope for a fundraising campaign to purchase equipment but the owner prefers to just sell it outright. They’re not restricting themselves to buyers solely interested in presenting films though.
Read more at HeraldNet.
(Thanks to Lost Memory for providing the photo.)
VASSAR, MI — The owner of the Vassar Theatre, Tim O'Brien, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on March 19 at age 52. His funeral was held on March 24 at the theatre.
March 25, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA — With the news of the demolition of the Boyd Theatre the other week, Friends of Boyd has responded at Plan Philly. If you’ve been following the story, you’ll want to read about how the Friends' proposal actually was viable and a more organic solution for the city. Unfortunately, as earlier reported, interior demolition is underway.
March 24, 2014
WEST DOVER, VT — After two dark years, the former Mountain Park Cinema is back and better than ever. The MHCA (formerly Memorial Hall Center for the Arts), a non-profit organization, purchased the theatre and upgraded the projection and interior as well. They plan to show films regularly Wednesday through Sunday.
Get the full story in the Deerfield Valley News.
March 21, 2014
CLOVERDALE, CANADA — No exact date is set for it but it appears the Clova Cinema will stop showing movies this summer. A church is purchasing it and renovating it to the point where presenting films will not be practical. The theatre had been struggling to operate without digital projection.
Read more in the Cloverdale Reporter.
(Thanks to hermangotlieb for providing the photo.)