The latest movie theater news and updates
March 3, 2014
February 28, 2014
PLEASANT HILL, CA — The beloved CineArts may be gone along with its unforgettable dome but its image could live on. The developer of the site announced plans to commemorate the theatre through a tile mural, a bronze plaque and eight pavers stamped with a drawing of the dome. These features will be in various locations around the new building.
Read more in the Contra Costa Times.
(Thanks to nbever for providing the photo.
PORT ANGELES, WA — The Lincoln Theatre has had its fair share of ups and downs in its 98 years but a digital conversion was just not something it could handle. This Sunday will be its final day of business but its employees will thankfully be relocated to other nearby theaters. The owners hope to find a party to purchase the venue and still maintain most of its features.
Read the full story in the Peninsula Daily News.
February 27, 2014
BARKHAMSTED, CT — Nothing but a handwritten sign spelled the end for the Mallory Brook Cinema 9 which abruptly closed in October. Its former operator, Cinema Holdings Group has been unavailable for comment but the property owner is trying to bring a new one in.
February 26, 2014
GUN BARREL CITY, TX — Hometown Cinemas is taking over the former Moviestar Cinema, bringing films back to Cedar Creek Lake after the closure last summer. Sony Digital 4K projection will be on all eight screens and they hope to reopen it in time for summer. They will also offer space for private events.
Read the full story in Cedar Creek Lake.
EUREKA, CA — The Eureka Theater is celebrating its 75th Anniversary next month with an exciting program for its fans. Starting at Noon on Saturday, they’re presenting 12-hour 1939 movie marathon as an ode to their birth year. They’re going back in time with prices too with all day tickets ranging from 10 to 35 cents!
Read more in the Times Standard.
(Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)
February 25, 2014
February 24, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA — With a Historical Commission meeting to decide the future of the Boyd Theatre looming on Thursday, an anonymous donor has stepped in offering to purchase the theatre for $4.5 Million. This technically should block Live Nation’s sale to another buyer based on the argument of it not being financially viable but the commission will make the final call.
We have plenty of news coverage to bring you up to speed on this exciting development:
(1956-57 photo courtesy of Friends of the Boyd, Inc.)
We try to stick to the focus of raising awareness for unique, specific theaters. This story, from TIME about a group that tried to purchase every other seat at a movie theater in Shanghai to discourage couples from attending, was just too bizarre to pass up though.
February 21, 2014
MONTEREY, CA — Today the Golden State Theatre Complex has been reduced in price a million dollars to $3,990,000. The prime downtown Monterey building includes three restaurants, two more retail shops, two floors of office / creative space and the 1,000 seat theater in a street-to-street 27,570 square foot building. The new price equates to $145 per square foot for the owner-occupied performing arts center supplemented with over $170,000 per year in rental income from the retail storefronts and restaurants. There is also close to 4,000 square feet of vacant office or creative space ideal for conversion to residential apartments.