The latest movie theater news and updates
June 20, 2014
FORT SMITH, AR — The 1929 Masonic Temple has finally found a suitor as the production company Fiery Moon is negotiating to take it over and restore it. The plan to restore the theatre there as well which had been leased out recently.
Read more in the SW Times.
June 19, 2014
SALEM, OH — After the Salem Twin closed last year, there were no first-run options for Salem residents. Now the theatre is reopening, better than ever. Not stopping just at digital projectors, there will be new seats as well as in interesting private screening room concept.
Read more in the Salem News.
June 18, 2014
BUFFALO, NY — Hinted at six months ago, the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center is set to close tomorrow. The current operators cannot afford to install digital projection. Don’t panic just yet though. There are numerous parties looking to reopen it and the city is weighing its options.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to MovieMark for providing the photo.)
June 17, 2014
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
June 16, 2014
June 13, 2014
SOUTH PASADENA, CA — The long dormant Rialto Theatre is up for sale by the family trust that’s held it for generations. Closed for the last 7 years and a key player in the revitalization of the community, there is hope that a new owner will bring it back to entertaining in some way. While Landmark still holds a lease for 10 years, they don’t anticipate that getting in the way of future plans.
(Thanks to J.T. Burke for providing the photo.)
June 12, 2014
SAN JOSE, CA — Even the mayor questioning its historic status wasn’t enough to silence the support to save the Century 21. City Council voted Tuesday to grant the domed gem status with potential national recognition on the way.
Read more in the Mercury News.
(Thanks to neeb for providing the photo.)
June 11, 2014