The latest movie theater news and updates

  • April 12, 2006

    Loew’s Jersey presents: Films of Director John Ford

    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.

  • Smell-O-Vision making a comeback?

    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

    WANTED!!! INDIANA THEATRE FOR SECOND RUN SHOWS

    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

    Village Art Theatre may close

    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.

  • 40 theater seats for sale

    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

    See you at the Paradise!

    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.

    Thank you.

  • Looking for theaters in Florida

    Are there any theaters for sale or rent in the state of Florida currently? Preferably one or two screen.

    Please comment here or email me at .

    Thank you.

  • April 6, 2006

    Effort to Revitalize Brooklyn’s Loew’s Kings Movie Palace

    BROOKLYN, NY – A meeting to organize a movement to revitalize the historic Loew’s Kings movie palace will be held at noon Saturday, April 8 in a 75-person auditorium at the Flatbush Library at 22 Linden Blvd by Flatbush Avenue, easily accessible by subway.

    The discussion will be highlighted by Bruce Friedman, who will discuss his tireless efforts toward the preservation of the theater since 1987, and the hope to preserve it through transformation to a singularly grand performing arts space to serve the diverse Flatbush community.

    The meeting will include a showing of at least parts of ‘Memoirs Of A Movie Palace’, a touching documentary filmed in the last days of the 3,000+ seat theater’s operation. But most important, we will be there to exchange our ideas on how to revitalize this grand theater for the modern community of Brooklyn, starting with small artistic outreach efforts.

    The formal meeting will conclude at 2:30, at which point we will take a group stroll down commercially bustling Flatbush Avenue to visit the boarded-up palace in person, on the way passing by several other ancient landmarks at the heart of this historic street. There may also be a small concluding meeting at Mr. Friedman’s nearby home, conditions permitting.

  • Black fabric spray paint for seat restoration

    ASBURY PARK, NJ — Hi, I am fully engaged in refurbishing the Baronet Theater.

    Under restoratin on this site is a year old ad for Black Fabric Spray Paint For Seat Restoration, please, can anyone tell me where I can buy this stuff? I have 560 seats that need to be sprayed.

    Thanks,
    Dennis Dubrow
    Asbury Prk, NJ

  • April 5, 2006

    4th Avenue Theater at risk?

    ANCHORAGE, AK — CNN is reporting that the 4th Avenue Theater may be at risk of being lost:

    An opulent movie theater that has been an Anchorage icon for almost 60 years is facing what could be its final drama.

    The 4th Avenue Theatre — elegant yet strong enough to withstand North America’s greatest earthquake unscathed — is on the market and could fall victim to the wrecking ball.

    Anchorage voters will decide Tuesday whether to authorize issuance of a $2 million (all figures U.S.) bond to help the city pay for the $4 million sought by theater owner Robert Gottstein.

    Gottstein, 51, a lifelong Alaskan who grew up watching movies there, said the 40,000-square-foot theater’s survival may depend on finding a buyer.