The latest movie theater news and updates
April 7, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The 12 year battle for the Boyd is lost so the preservationists entered into a settlement agreement for what they could save before all but the facade is demolished.
Certainly a sad end for this story but the Friends of the Boyd should be applauded for all their years of dedication to saving this treasure. At least a small portion will be preserved for future generations.
April 4, 2014
CALDWELL, NJ — The acquisition of Clearview by Bow Tie last year may not have been great for all locations but the Caldwell has certainly benefited. The theatre housed in a 100-year-old building now has digital projectors in all 4 of its theaters and new paint inside and out.
Read more at New Jersey Hills.
(Thanks to djmaas1 for providing the photo.)
PORTLAND, OR — There are going to be more upgrades at the Mission Theater but not necessarily those that will make it a first run theater. They plan on updating the sound, screen size, and seating in a move to make it a permanent second run theater instead of its most recent incarnation of special event space.
Read more in the Portland Mercury.
April 3, 2014
MANITOWOC, WI — The Strand Theater closed Sunday but for a change it wasn’t because of lack of digital equipment. In fact, they purchased new projectors just last year. Unfortunately, they found out shortly thereafter that Carmike was building a new 10-screen theater on the other side of town.
Read more and see a video at HTR News.
April 2, 2014
WESTWOOD, NJ — After more than a year of anticipation, the new repertory Rosebud Theater opened last week.
Owner Ray Walsh says of the people of Westwood, “Not only does this town have some real charm, but we were really overwhelmed by the support we received from the people here.”
Walsh, a retired scout for the New York Giants, says that he received countless e-mails and positive comments encouraging his business venture. “It was really nice to see that people welcomed us here,” he says of The Rosebud.
April 1, 2014
March 31, 2014
ST. PAUL, MN — Dormant for a decade, city officials are currently weighing the options for the former Palace Theatre. Their $12 Million proposal to renovate it and feature live events has been favorably received but there’s talk of making it available for film screenings as well. What’s difficult is figuring out its place in a cultural landscape not built to support downtown.
Read more in the Pioneer Press.