The latest movie theater news and updates
March 10, 2014
WESTCLIFFE, CO — The nearly 135-year old Historic Jones Theater will launch a GoFundMe crowd-funding campaign on March 1st to raise money for repairs and updates to the building. The campaign is organized and directed by former Westcliffe residents Peter Link, and Julia Wade of Watchfire Music & Watchfire New Media.
The campaign aims to raise sixty thousand dollars to re-insulate and restore the Jones Theater auditorium. This includes restoring the floor of the auditorium with a concrete base, repairing the east wall of the auditorium and re-insulating it to cut down on heating costs. Additionally, the old heaters in the auditorium will be replaced with new energy efficient ones.
March 7, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Roxy Theater had a triumphant return this past December after almost two years since closing. They poured nearly $1 Million into to to update the theatre inside and out besides of course the new projectors. The 160 that get to watch each screening now get a luxury experience and the Philadelphia Film Society has a permanent home.
Read the full story in The Inquirer.
March 6, 2014
TERRE HAUTE, IN — The Meadows 1 & 2 has been delighting audiences since the early 1970’s but it was forced to close Sunday. They could not afford to provide digital projectors for their screens. Also, with films being released on DVD sooner than ever, their bargain cinema model just didn’t work anymore.
Read more in the WHITV.
March 5, 2014
ELKO NEW MARKET CITY, MN — It’s not everyday you hear about a new drive-in but the folks at the Elko Speedway are doing exactly that with the opening of one this summer. The seasonal theater will truly be a throwback though with its use of the screen from the shuttered Cottage View Drive-In.
Read more in Bring me the news.
March 4, 2014
March 3, 2014
BUFFALO, NY — The North Park Theatre is reopening this Friday March 7 with lots of excitement on the horizon. The renovations, rumored to be as much as $250K, will have the theatre looking good as new. What’s even better is they’re aggressively trying to book more films with a greater turnover in order to give their loyal audiences the most options.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to MovieMark for providing the photo.)
February 28, 2014
PLEASANT HILL, CA — The beloved CineArts may be gone along with its unforgettable dome but its image could live on. The developer of the site announced plans to commemorate the theatre through a tile mural, a bronze plaque and eight pavers stamped with a drawing of the dome. These features will be in various locations around the new building.
Read more in the Contra Costa Times.
(Thanks to nbever for providing the photo.