The latest movie theater news and updates
May 29, 2013
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Sci-Fi. Myths. Monsters. … plus remembering Ray Harryhausen
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org
Friday, June 7 8PM
Men In Black
May 28, 2013
OAK GROVE, LA — If not being able to hear or see clearly has been your reason you have not been getting out of the house and enjoy movies at the Fiske Theatre in Oak Grove, that is no longer and excuse, as the Oak Grove Wal Mart and Manager John Wimsatt have funded the installation of the most advanced hearing and visual assistance system that is currently being deployed in cinemas across the nation.
“It has always been part of Wal Mart’s mission to give back to the community,” Wimsatt said. “This is just one small way we could make an impact in our community and one that the people could actually see and feel.”
May 27, 2013
BEVERLY, MA — The Cabot Street Cinema has played host to all kinds of entertainment in its almost 100 years of existence like vaudeville, film and magic shows. Its next chapter is uncertain though as its owners now have it on the market for $1.35 Million. The downtown cinema has played a pivotal role in the neighborhood so a future for it is essential.
Read more in the Daily News.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
PENSACOLA, Fl — The Harvest Outreach Church is reopening the Rex Theatre after 20 plus years without a commercial tenant. While they plan to hold services there Saturday night, it’ll be available to the community the rest of the week. They also plan on renovating the marquee and redoing the seats.
Read more at PNJ.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
May 24, 2013
BUTLER, NJ — The Kinnelon 3 is soon to be no more as it will close May 27, a result of the Clearview acquisition that left out some theaters like the Headquarters 10. Memories of its nearly 40 year run will remain as its employees will relocate to the Kinnelon 8. Bow Tie did not plan to take the theaters like this one that are on month to month leases.
Read more in the Tri-Boro Patch.
Long the territory of straight advertisements, Twitter and Foursquare are teaming up with National Cinemedia to make pre-show features more interactive. It sounds like there will still be ads in one form or another but they’ll be served up as engagement opportunities with social media.
Read more in Digital Trends.
May 23, 2013
EAST GREENVILLE, PA — Patrons of the Grand Theater are getting the best of both worlds with a top-shelf modern cinema experience in a historic theater. They proudly present a wide array of programming without ads and only one trailer, all with digital presentation.
Read more in the Montgomery News.
(Thanks to HowardBHass for providing the photo.)
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS — Another dine-in cinema concept is debuting in the Kansas City area with the opening of Standees. The restaurant portion of the complex is just as important as the theaters but they share in mission in providing an all-in-one entertainment experience for the evening.
Read more in the Kansas City Star.