The latest movie theater news and updates
January 30, 2013
Guest of a Guest featured six theaters in New York City that provide more than just movies. From dining options inside and out of the theaters to exclusive events, they showcase the wide range of options.
January 29, 2013
LAS VEGAS, NV — The new downtown development Krave Massive will be the home for a cinema featuring LGBT-centric films. They hope for the theater to be a haven for films that have trouble making it into mainstream distribution.
Read more in Queerty.
January 28, 2013
ASBURY PARK, NJ — Following a highly anticipated construction process that has been chronicled by cinephiles and Asbury Park enthusiasts from around the tri-state area, The ShowRoom Cinema announced the opening of its new, three-screen venue located at 707 Cookman Avenue. The Cinema’s expansion marks the first from-the-ground-up movie theater to open in Asbury Park in more than 30 years. Amidst a cultural renaissance that has seen restaurants, retail and art gallery openings, The ShowRoom Cinema is the only venue in the city completely dedicated to screening movies, more specifically hard-to-come-by independent and art-house films. The modern look of the newly appointed theater is the vision of owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino, and includes digital projection in all three theaters and raked seating in the 75- and 25-seat theaters. The second-story screening room offers an intimate setting for film screenings and discussions, as well as private events and parties. An expansive box office and concession stand complete the cinema’s inviting lobby; cinephiles can find everything from concession-stand staples like popcorn and Twizzlers, to gourmet offerings from independent, local purveyors.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The new Rutgers Cinema is opening next month and they’re looking for feedback from the people that will use it the most, their students. They’re keeping prices lower than competitors and planning on screening midnight movies regularly.
Read more in the Daily Targum.
January 25, 2013
The following is a semi-regular series of retrospectives on CINERAMA, the legendary motion picture process that initiated the widescreen revolution. The series, contrary to what you will find elsewhere, focuses on providing a city-by-city historical record of when and where Cinerama and its multi-panel clones were exhibited. These easy-to-reference articles serve to provide nostalgia to those who experienced the Cinerama presentations when they were new and give recognition to the movie palaces in which the memorable screenings took place.
And now… Part 57: Cinerama Presentations in Wichita, Kansas!
PRESQUE ISLE, ME — While the Braden Theater has been lucky enough to make the jump to digital thanks to the Virtual Print Fee program, other locals theaters haven’t been as fortunate. The Caribou for example, doesn’t get enough business to qualify for long-term payment plan.
Read more in the Bangor Daily News.
January 24, 2013
Many new security measures were discussed in the aftermath of the tragedy in Aurora last summer but it looks like most of the changes will be purely cosmetic. More sophisticated alarm systems are being rolled out and Regal will be forbidding patrons from wearing masks or carrying fake weapons. Hiring armed guards or installing metal detectors just proved to be too expensive.
Read more in the Denver Post.
MEDINA, OH — The Medina Community Theater has reopened to serve as a discount movie house and hopefully a performing arts venue as well. Donations have been responsible for new sound and projection equipment and they hope for further improvements to make it a dinner theater.
Read more in the Medina Gazette.