The latest movie theater news and updates

  • April 4, 2014

    Changes at the Mission

    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

    Strand Theater shuts its doors

    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

    Golden Age Revival Theater opens in Westwood

    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.

  • Movie Theater in Fairmont set to reopen

    FAIRMONT, MN — Two and half years after closing, the Lakes Cinema is making a pleasant return. Locals had been clamoring to get their theatre back and thanks to a rental option for digital equipment, it’s viable again.

    Read more at KEYC.

  • April 1, 2014

    The Flicks installs solar panels

    BOISE, ID — Trying to recoup that investment in digital projection? The Flicks has a solution, solar panels. The theatre is not only saving on its power bills but being more sustainable in the process. They estimate the panels will pay for themselves within six years.

    Read more at KTVB.

  • March 31, 2014

    Rialto up for sale

    DENISON, TX — The Rialto Theater is on the market again after its current owner spent three years renovating it up to today’s standards. The 94 year-old theatre is currently listed for just under $225K and one of the last classic theaters in the area.

    Read more and watch a video at KTEN.

  • Next act for Palace?

    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.

  • March 28, 2014

    Maple rises again

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — The Maple Theatre reopened last weekend after two years in darkness. Featuring art house and mainstream films, the newly renovated theatre includes a bar and dine-in seats in each auditorium.

    Read more in the New Haven Register.

  • Curtains for Lakeview’s movie theater

    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

    Lincoln Theatre carries on as the movie world turns digitial

    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.