The latest movie theater news and updates
November 13, 2013
November 12, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, IL — The Art Theatre turns 100 today and they’re staging a variety of events to celebrate including a screening of a new documentary about the theatre and a chamber music ensemble performance. A story in the Daily Illini discusses how it’s managed to survive all these years with stints as an adult movie house and now as a successful co-op.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
November 11, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA — The Tower Theatre is 75 today and they’re having a day full of screenings today culminating with one of “Algiers,” the film that opened the Tower in 1938. The Modesto Bee published an informative article on the event and some of the more popular engagements over the years.
(Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)
November 8, 2013
GLEN COVER, NY — Downtown businesses have seen declining profits since the Glen Clove Cinemas closed in March but the theatre is not gone for good. New ownership is in place and they’re shopping around for an operator. While a substantial investment needs to be made to bring it up to today’s standards, the prime location seems to make it ripe for opportunity.
Read more in Newsday.
November 7, 2013
KALAMAZOO, MI — Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas has announced that their new Kalamazoo location in the renovated former Rave CityPlace will open on November 18. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 19. This is Alamo Drafthouse’s first Michigan location.
Additional details can be found in the Kalamazoo Gazette.
November 6, 2013
NORTH TONAWANDA, NY — Following a fundraising campaign where they raised $275,000, the Riviera Theatre has gotten started on restoring its marquee. They plan to bring it back to its 1947 look but also incorporate new LED display panels.
Read more in the Buffalo News.
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
November 5, 2013
The Wall Street Journal posted a story last week about how movie ratings aren’t law. They’re merely just suggestions. Some states and court cases have attempted to make the regulations stricter but the government has pushed back.
With the cinema industry in such a fragile state, could ratings be holding it back?