The latest movie theater news and updates

  • January 17, 2005

    Dallas' Inwood Theatre Reopens After Renovation!

    DALLAS, TX — Landmark’s Inwood Theatre has reopened after a 45-day renovation. New screens grace the facility, along with new entry-level restrooms and leather seats in the upper level auditoriums. While featuring a brand-new concession stand and direct access from the Inwood Lounge, the theater retains its 1947 grandeur!

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  • January 14, 2005

    Old Theatre For Sale

    ODESSA, TX — Barry Lee sent us this note about a movie theater for sale in Odessa…

    J&J Reality is the one selling the property. From what I could see on Cinematour website, the phone number is listed. In one of the photos, pretty clearly its run down, but someone with the proper cash could I guess restore it. I think it has three screens. A direct link is listed below.

    http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=8955

  • January 13, 2005

    Theater Hopper

    I just bumped across Theater Hopper, an online comic book that’s all about going to the movies. Pretty funny stuff, actually.

  • January 12, 2005

    Boston’s Gaiety Theatre: Demolition Expected Soon

    BOSTON, MA — A Massachusetts state supreme court judge has refused to reverse a lower court’s ruling allowing demolition of Boston’s Gaiety Theatre. Since no legal impediment remains, demolition could start at any time.

    The Glass Slipper strip club, an abutter of the Gaiety, tried to prevent demolition of the century-old theater until pending lawsuits were resolved, but the club’s attempts were denied in the Land Court, Appeals Court and now the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

    Associate Justice Francis X. Spina made his decision on Tuesday afternoon, January 11, stating that the Glass Slipper has “failed to show that they will suffer irreparable harm if an injunction does not issue.” Spina also said that the Glass Slipper lacks standing.

  • Washington D.C. Cinema to Close

    Howard Haas has sent us this news about the impending closing of Cinema 1 on Wisconsin Ave.

    I know your readers will want to know this sad news.

    Somebody emailed me that the single screen Cinema 1, located at 5100 Wisconsin Ave in Washington DC, operated by Loews Cineplex, will close by next month. I telephoned today the theater, and the employee stated that Jan. 27 is the last day. He thinks the current movie “A Very Long Engagement” will be the last one.

    Robert Headley’s book “Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, D.C.” states the Cinema opened in 1965 with 826 seats. Many of us know it as the K.B. Cinema.

    The theater’s ad in the Washington Post has stated that it has Washington D.C.’s 2nd largest screen. Apparently the competing new multiplexes are not matching its screen size. The Uptown has the largest screen in Washington.

    Howard

  • January 11, 2005

    Member Comment Histories Will Return!

    As many of you may have noticed, member profile pages on Cinema Treasures have been missing member comment histories for the past week or so.

    This unfortunate bug was the unexpected result of a recent upgrade to our website. Given the size of Cinema Treasures and our limited resources, sometimes these things happen.

    We are, however, working on a solution and will have this feature restored as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone who has brought this to our attention!

  • Where to Find Cinema Treasures in the United Kingdom

    Just wanted to let UK readers know about the website where I ordered the Cinema Treasures bookOttakers Bookshops that have told me they can have it in a week.

    Ottakers in the UK are quite a good size chain – Waterstones only had 2 copies – 1 in Oxford Street, London and 1 in York. Borders couldn’t find it at all on any of their databases.

  • A Prison of Art?

    Ok, so Atlanta’s High Museum of Art doesn’t really show films…but… in the first Hannibal Lecter movie, “Manhunter” (re-made as Red Dragon) the sinister Dr. Lecter is housed in the landmark museum.

    Irrelevant, but intriging.

    Beth

  • January 10, 2005

    Kon-Tiki Theatre Demolished

    TROTWOOD, OH — After nearly 37 years of showing movies, the Kon-Tiki Theatre is no more.

    The theater opened in 1968 as the Kon-Tiki. It featured a South Pacific decor, which included conch shells for restroom sinks, illuminated tiki faces on the facade, and volcanic and abalone shells in the walls.

    In the late 1980s, it became the Loews Salem Ave. It closed in 1999 and sat vacant until 2005 when it was demolished by the City of Trotwood to make way for future developement.

    The theater is unique because I am not aware of any other theater that has a South Pacific decor. Visit www.daytondailynews.com for the full story.