The latest movie theater news and updates

  • November 6, 2015

    A History of the Movies exhibited in Salisbury / Rowan County, North Carolina from JANUARY 1920 – DECEMBER 2014

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    Here is an interesting record of movie posters and performances in the Salisbury / Rowan County areas of North Carolina from 1920 to 2014.

    Did you visit theatres in this area?

  • November 4, 2015

    The Theatre on Your Street: West Virginia’s Historic Theatre Trail

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    The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is trying to help maintain historic theatres throughout the state with the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Consisting of 24 theatres in 17 counties, it is looking to expand.

    “A key thing about historic theatres is they really do serve as economic anchors, especially in the historic downtowns,” said Kelli Shapiro, with the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia. “If you come to see a movie or a play, you might stay and go shopping in the downtown before that, or you might go have dinner.”

  • November 3, 2015

    Homestead, Florida’s Historic Seminole Theatre Restored

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    Homestead residents celebrate the reopening of the historic Seminole Theatre with a marquee lighting. The theater opened to the public for the first time in nearly 40 years on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

  • October 29, 2015
  • October 28, 2015

    The Theatre on Your Street: Saved! Houston’s Historic Heights Theater to be Reborn as Major Concert Venue

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    Preservation isn’t dead and bulldozed over in Houston just yet. A historic movie theater that was built in 1923 is being saved and reborn after years of false starts and idle hopes. Who says minor miracles don’t happen in the land of tear downs and start overs?

    The Heights Theater — which continues to stand out on 19th Street with its striking art deco movie marquee — has been bought by the owner of the renowned, revitalized Kessler Theater in Dallas. And Edwin Cabaniss envisions a Kessler-style second life for the old theater.

  • October 27, 2015

    Fox Theatre Fly Thru

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    Enjoy this amazing fly thru video of Detroit’s Fox Theatre! The Fox Theatre seats over 5,000 people and is Detroit’s largest movie palace. In 1988, the Fox underwent an $8.1-million restoration. Since the restoration, the Fox has become one of the most successful theaters in the country combining Broadway shows, concerts, special events and the occasional classic film.

    https://youtu.be/2aK3ikE5Sns

  • October 23, 2015

    The Theatre Historical Society of America is accepting applications for the 2016 DuBuque Research Fellowship.

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    The Thomas R. DuBuque Research Fellowship was created by the Theatre Historical Society of America Board of Directors in 2012 to honor the memory of past president, Conclave Theatre Tour planner, and dedicated volunteer Thomas “Tom” R. DuBuque. Tom had a lifelong interest in historic theatres and was a member of THS from 1979 until his death in 2011.

    The DuBuque Fellowship supports scholars conducting research in the Theatre Historical Society of America Archives and Collections. The Fellowship was created to support research, increase awareness of the THS Archives, and encourage use of archive materials.

  • October 22, 2015

    October is National Archives Month!

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    Do you have material that you have been collecting and producing, documenting your favorite theatres? Have you ever been curious on how to best preserve it to ensure it’s long life and ongoing appreciation? October is National Archives month and the perfect time to learn some easy tips on how to safeguard your important records. Contact Archives Director Pat Seymour for some quick and easy steps for preserving your materials today. archivedir@ historictheatres.org

  • October 20, 2015

    Programs & Performances: Watch Great Silent Films Online for Free!

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    Enjoy some wonderful movies from silent film stars like Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Louise Brooks & Mary Pickford. You can find more great old movies to enjoy free on site like Fandor and Open Culture’s 101 Free Silent Films: The Great Classics including Charlie Chaplin’s two rel parody of Bizet’s Carmen.

  • October 19, 2015

    Share Your Personal Memories of Historic Theatres: ‘Please Remain Standing’

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    Please Remain Standing is the title of a portfolio of work encompassing over 350 movie theaters built before 1965 across America. With an eye for architectural details, whether in a grand movie palace or a small hometown theater, Benita VanWinkle has traveled from Alaska to New York, LA to Miami for over thirty years capturing the experience of attending one of these treasures with color photographs that embody their novelty and charm.