The latest movie theater news and updates
May 12, 2014
A new book is out about artist and sculptor Hildreth Meière who barely anyone knows as the designer of the three roundels on the side of Radio City Music Hall. A prolific muralist as well, she also did work at the Nebraska State Capitol and The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
Go to the Atlantic to read the full story on this forgotten genius.
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The jury is still out on what lies in the future for the Loew’s Jersey. Lovingly operated for years by the Friends of the Loew’s, the city is now looking to bring a for-profit concert promoter in to revitalize the venue. But which is the best path for the theatre long term?
Read more in the Star-Ledger.
(Thanks to kiwiplant for providing the photo.)
May 9, 2014
NAVASOTA, TX — Miller’s Theater closed three months ago but locals won’t have to wait long to visit their favorite theatre again. It reopened last weekend with digital projection and sound which will give it the option of presenting more than just movies. Stadium seating may be on the way as well.
Read more in the Navasota Examiner.
May 8, 2014
May 7, 2014
LOS GATOS, CA — After two quiet years, the Los Gatos Theatre is making a triumphant return. Newly renovated, the theatre opened to guests the other week and has a new upstairs screening room. The single-screen has been restored downstairs and they have equipment to take them into the next generation as well.
Read more in the Mercury News.
(Thanks to GaryParks for providing the photo.)
May 6, 2014
May 5, 2014
May 2, 2014
OWOSSO, MI — The Lebowsky Center, built in 1926 as the Capitol Theatre and nearly destroyed by fire in 2007, will officially reopen on May 9 when the Owosso Community Players present “Shrek the Musical.”
BERKELEY, CA — Closed since 2001, plans are finally in the works to reopen the UC Theatre as a concert venue. David Mayeri is halfway to raising $5 Million to renovate the space with an anticipated Summer 2015 opening. They plan top hold 75 shows a year in the 1917 building.
Read more about how this long gestating project is finally a reality in Berkeleyside.
(Thanks to walterk for providing the photo and for the heads up on the story.)