The latest movie theater news and updates
April 17, 2006
Does anyone have any info on any of the following theaters in the Pittsburgh area? (Addresses, when they closed, what they are now, if anything…)
The Fiesta (Downtown, near Heinz Hall?)
The Forum (Squirrel Hill area)
Cinemette South (Greentree area)
Fairmont (Braddock) (may be the wrong name. Later became Alexander’s supermarket)
Thank you very much!
April 14, 2006
One screen theatre, converted back from plays to movies.
Will need :
1 digital projector
1 new screen
1 new sound system
Cost of film rentals
Theatre and seats were remodeled recently they are in good shape. HVAC and building are in good shape.
Looking for an idea of a basic startup cost to get the theatre up and rolling again. It’s a small town of 5,000.
Any helpful hints would be great, thanks.
April 13, 2006
I am not sure if I am posting in the right place, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with theme theaters.
I happen to love horror movies and think that it would be really cool to have a movie theater that plays only horror movies — old ones, new ones, classics. Unfortunately, I have no idea if this is really a feasible idea or if I would have to find a balance of popular movies and horror movies to pay the bills. Any advice?
Also, I am curious to know what the average cost of getting copies of older movies from distributors. I would appreciate any help. Please contact me at .
April 12, 2006
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Friends of the Loew’s will be presenting a series of film classics by legendary director John Ford at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater.
Friday, April 28:
8 PM: STAGECOACH — Starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell and John Carradine. (1939 – 96 mins. – B&W). Don’t miss this chance to see “Stagecoach” on the big screen in the UCLA Archive 35mm print!
Saturday, April 29:
2 PM: THE GRAPES OF WRATH — Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carridine. (1940 – 129 mins. – B&W)
5 PM: THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING — Starring Edward G. Robinson and Jean Arthur. (1935 – 95 mins. – B&W). Discover this little-known classic in a NEW 35mm print from Sony Pictures!
8:15 PM : THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE — Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles.(1962 – 123 mins. – B&W)
Admission for each screening is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 12 and under.
COMBO TICKET for TWO FILMS : $10 Adult, $6 Senior or Child. SUPER COMBO TICKET for ALL THREE FILMS: $15 Adult, $10 plus get a FREE popcorn with each ticket.
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055.
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a non-profit arts and entertainment center operated by Friends of the Loew’s.
According to a report from the BBC, a Japanese firm has developed a fragrance machine for movies similar to the infamous Smell-O-Vision system of 1960.
Screenings of Colin Farrell’s latest film will be accompanied by a series of smells at a cinema in Japan.
Seven fragrances will waft from machines under back row seats during historical adventure The New World.
A floral smell will accompany love scenes, with a mixture of peppermint and rosemary for tear-jerking moments.
Cinemas across the country will be able to download programmes to control various sequences of fragrances for other upcoming films.
April 11, 2006
LOOKING TO BUY AN INDIANA THEATRE FOR SECOND RUNS
LOOKING FOR THE SMALL TOWN AMBIENCE AND MYSTIQUE. WOULD LOVE A FIXER UPPER BUT NOTHING STRUCTURAL. LOVE THE MOVIES AND JUST WANT TO ENTERTAIN FOLKS. NOT LOOKING TO MAKE A TON OF MONEY, JUST WANT TO PUT MY OWN TOUCHES ON A THEATRE. NOT IN A HURRY, PLENTY OF TIME. IF THERE IS A THEATRE OWNER OUT THERE WHO’S PLANNING ON RETIRING IN THE NEAR FUTURE JUST GIVE ME A CALL AT 773 428-1115. ANYWHERE NEAR THE MONTICELLO AREA, A THEATRE WITH APARTMENTS WOULD BE A BONUS. YOU CAN ALSO REACH ME BY EMAIL AT
WOULD LOVE TO LEARN FROM AN EXPERIENCED CINEMA OWNER
April 10, 2006
CHICAGO, IL — The Village Art is rumored to be closing soon.
A “For Rent Summer 2006” sign has gone up over the marquee. I have heard nothing about why this theater is closing — it is a very popular place. Perhaps they’ve lost their lease or (more likely) someone wants to build condos on the site.
The chain for the Village Art should be listed as ‘Village Theatres’ and the website is www.villagetheatres.com and any information on this theater closing is appreciated.
DALLAS, TX — We have only 40 theater seats left of the chairs that came out of theater in El Paso, Texas.
They come in rows of 20 and the price is $11.99 per chair. They have springs and are solid metal. Tan in color with old dusty fabric, but easy to recover and will last forever. The legs are solid and the seats are even adjustable as far as how fast you want them to return to the upright position. Pretty fun stuff.
Have a question email us at or call 214 570 1923. We are in Dallas, Texas. Thanks, everyone. Also I am looking for cup holders in good shape.
April 7, 2006
BRONX, NY — Tours of the Loew’s Paradise Theater will commence on Saturday, April 8th at 11 AM and at 1 PM. Additional tours this month are planned for April 15th and April 22nd, with a regular schedule following on Saturdays throughout the year. Admission is $6.00 for all, with a maximumn tour size of 30 people. Photography will not be a problem.
Those wishing to attend — And who wouldn’t?!!!! It’s magnificent. — should leave their names with the theatre at 1-800-353-8040. Please check the website www.theparadisetheater.com for future dates and updated information.
Orlando Lopes, New York Director of the Theatre Historical Society, has done an outstanding job. His support of the Paradise continues by coordinating volunteer efforts for events and by personally guiding these tours which will take about 50 minutes.
Please join me by leaving a note below expressing our gratitude to Orlando and the Paradise owner, management and team for making this possible.