The latest movie theater news and updates
August 1, 2014
NEWARK, NJ — Arcadia has continued their lovely series of theater history books with “Movie Houses of Greater Newark” by Philip M. Read. You can read the first few pages and buy it on Amazon. The State and Paramount are just a couple treasures featured.
(Thanks to Porcelain Doll for the Paramount pic.)
July 31, 2014
CHICAGO, IL — Second City is expanding into the former AMC Piper’s Alley, once one of the most popular houses in town. They’ll be using it for theatres as well as classrooms to compete in the ever-growing improv scene in Chicago.
Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
July 30, 2014
Variety recently reported that a growing number of movie ticket purchases are based on promotion through twitter. Users are paying attention more to movies based on the tweets released by friends and content from the studios.
Will this lead to changes in movie marketing in the near future?
DAGSBORO, DE — Delaware’s last firs-run single screen theatre, the Clayton, received a historic marker recently for its 65 years of service. With digital prohjection they seem set for many more and the community couldn’t be more loyal.
Read more about the ceremony and select memories of the theatre at Delmarva Now.
(Thanks to Jack Coursey for providing the photo.)
July 29, 2014
July 28, 2014
LONGMONT, CO — It may have only opened in 1997 but the Twin Peaks 10 gave its audiences its fair share of memories. Once the former Twin Peaks Mall is redeveloped into the Village Twin Peaks, there will be a new theater. That’s not until 2015 though.
Read more along with personal recollections at the Times-Call.
FOND DU LAC, WI — The Retlaw Theater is in danger of being torn down for a parking lot for a new building next store. The 1925 theatre has been closed for the past seven years but is still structurally sound. A Friends of the Retlaw group is fighting to stall the plans but with the city receiving state grant money for the redevelopment, it’ll be a tough one.
Read more at Fox 11.
(Thanks to Drive-In 54 for providing the photo.)
July 25, 2014