The latest movie theater news and updates
April 15, 2013
HIGHLAND, IL — When Justin McLaughlin bought the Lory Theatre, he had no idea how much work it would take to bring the theatre up to today’s standards. He did extensive renovations but did not have enough for a new projector. He’s now launched a kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 for a new projector from Christie.
Read more in Fox 2 Now.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
April 12, 2013
MILWAUKEE, WI — The former Warner Grand could come back as a performing arts space if the Grand Warner Trust’s plans come to fruition. There has been talk for years of it serving as a second home to the Milwaukee Symphony but a new initiative modeled after the highly successful Hennepin Theatre Trust that has restored several Minneapolis theatres has them more optimistic.
Read the full story at A.V. Club.
(Thanks to Trolleyguy for providing the photo.)
April 11, 2013
PIKESVILLE, MD — The former Pikes Theatre has been a diner for over 25 years but if new plans get approved, it could show movies again. The owners are looking to move forward on building a two screen theater in the back of the restaurant.
Read more in the Baltimore Sun.
(Thanks to JackCoursey for providing the photo.)
April 10, 2013
BROOKLYN, NY — After years as a church, the Thomas Lamb-designed Savoy Theatre has its days numbered. There is no word yet on exactly when but there are currently ‘rat bait’ warning signs on the building, which should kill all the rodents within, and stop them running to neighboring building once demolition commences.
(Thanks to Tinseltoes for providing the photo.)
April 9, 2013
MLive looked at how the rush to convert to digital is affecting drive-ins. They focused on three specific drive-ins in Southern Michigan and how they’ve dealt with the prospect of raising the funds necessary.
April 8, 2013
OWOSSO, MI — After six long years, reconstruction of the interior of the Lebowsky Center is underway. The former Capitol Theatre was gutted in a 2007 fire and exterior work on the theater was completed in 2010. The work is expected to take between nine to 12 months to complete.
Further details are available at WJRT.