The latest movie theater news and updates
April 4, 2014
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.
March 28, 2014
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
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.