The latest movie theater news and updates
November 11, 2013
November 8, 2013
GLEN COVER, NY — Downtown businesses have seen declining profits since the Glen Clove Cinemas closed in March but the theatre is not gone for good. New ownership is in place and they’re shopping around for an operator. While a substantial investment needs to be made to bring it up to today’s standards, the prime location seems to make it ripe for opportunity.
Read more in Newsday.
November 7, 2013
KALAMAZOO, MI — Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas has announced that their new Kalamazoo location in the renovated former Rave CityPlace will open on November 18. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 19. This is Alamo Drafthouse’s first Michigan location.
Additional details can be found in the Kalamazoo Gazette.
November 6, 2013
NORTH TONAWANDA, NY — Following a fundraising campaign where they raised $275,000, the Riviera Theatre has gotten started on restoring its marquee. They plan to bring it back to its 1947 look but also incorporate new LED display panels.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
November 5, 2013
The Wall Street Journal posted a story last week about how movie ratings aren’t law. They’re merely just suggestions. Some states and court cases have attempted to make the regulations stricter but the government has pushed back.
With the cinema industry in such a fragile state, could ratings be holding it back?
November 4, 2013
DALLAS, TX — Real Estate Daily posted an interesting piece on some classic Dallas theaters and what’s happening in those spaces today. Palaces like the Granada and the Village are still going today but others haven’t been as fortunate. What’s your favorite?
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
PEARL, MS — The Vintage Movie & Entertainment Theater is hoping its new concept of classic films in a fun environment will lead to sales. The theater was built into a former retail space over the summer and they’ve added extra touches like flatscreens all over the theatre (that also show the film), including the bathrooms. They hope to make it a destination for parties as well as moviegoing.
Read more in the News Observer.
November 1, 2013
NEW YORK, NY — 42nd Street ain’t what it used to be. Whether it’s better or worse is up to you to decide. John A. Mozzer has shared some photos that bring you back to the mid 80’s.
Go here to check out more of these gems from June 28, 1986.