The latest movie theater news and updates
March 25, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA — With the news of the demolition of the Boyd Theatre the other week, Friends of Boyd has responded at Plan Philly. If you’ve been following the story, you’ll want to read about how the Friends' proposal actually was viable and a more organic solution for the city. Unfortunately, as earlier reported, interior demolition is underway.
March 24, 2014
WEST DOVER, VT — After two dark years, the former Mountain Park Cinema is back and better than ever. The MHCA (formerly Memorial Hall Center for the Arts), a non-profit organization, purchased the theatre and upgraded the projection and interior as well. They plan to show films regularly Wednesday through Sunday.
Get the full story in the Deerfield Valley News.
March 21, 2014
CLOVERDALE, CANADA — No exact date is set for it but it appears the Clova Cinema will stop showing movies this summer. A church is purchasing it and renovating it to the point where presenting films will not be practical. The theatre had been struggling to operate without digital projection.
Read more in the Cloverdale Reporter.
(Thanks to hermangotlieb for providing the photo.)
March 20, 2014
Even with many of the most hardcore fans getting a free download, audiences still showed up last weekend for “Veronica Mars.” Everyone seemed satisfied with the $2 Million opening for the flick which could lead to sequels and more varied distribution models in the future.
Read more in Entertainment Weekly.
March 19, 2014
DAYTON, OH — The Dayton Art Institute has partnered with the Cinema Arts Society of the Greater Dayton Area to present classic films at the museum, in the beautiful NCR Renaissance Auditorium. The series began on March 12 and presents films on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through May. A second series is being planned for the fall and will be announced this summer.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all films begin at 7:00 p.m Tickets may be purchased the night of the movie at the museum’s Guest Services Desk. Traditional moview popcorn and snack will be available. A cash bar is also available.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — It didn’t take long for iPic to start working on the interior of the Boyd Theatre following the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s decision last week to grant them a demolition permit. Friends of the Boyd still hopes to appeal the decision but that hearing isn’t until April 1.
Read more at Philly.com.
March 18, 2014
PITTSFIELD, IL — They have gotten on the National Register last year but there is still plenty to be done at the Zoe Theatre. The Zoe Preservation Society hopes to reopen it as full time movie theater but it hasn’t shown a film in 20 years.
Read more in the State Journal-Register.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
March 17, 2014
The Star-Ledger is featuring shots of some of New Jersey’s most famous cinemas. With Thomas Edison hailing from there and Fort Lee playing such a large role in film’s infancy, there’s plenty of history to be had.