The latest movie theater news and updates

  • July 30, 2004

    Projector for Sale

    Used 35MM projector for sale. Interested parties can contact me at or reply to this thread…

    Regards
    -Mogh

  • July 29, 2004

    St. Louis Fox Parties Like it’s 1929 on 75th Birthday

    ST. LOUIS, MO — To celebrate its 75th birthday, the “Fabulous Fox” in St. Louis is recreating, as nearly as possible, its opening night program on January 31, 1929 this coming Sunday, August 1st.

    The huge C. Howard Crane-designed palace on Grand Boulevard is showing the first movie it played, the silent Janet Gaynor film “Street Angel”, accompanied by the Fox’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. The stage acts which preceded and followed the movie, including a “living tableau” of St. Louis' history, a chorus line, opera, ballet and even a “Neapolitan festival”, will also be put on again, by local celebrities and talent.

    Furthermore, during the festivities, from 2 to 7 pm, the price for admission will be the same as in 1929, 75 cents at the box office. Mary Strauss, the Fox’s owner, will be an “extra” in the stage show, and is encouraging visitors to dress up in 20s-style clothing for a parade onstage before the show.

    Read the full report in the River Front Times.

  • July 28, 2004

    Chicago Marquee UPDATE

    CHICAGO, IL — Here are my latest photos of the new side boards for the Chicago Theatre marquee. They are replacements of the same size as the most recently seen version.

    I now can only anticipate the installation of the underside of the marquee. I can only assume that the lower version will be reinstalled. Originally this version of the sign was somewhat higher showing more portions of the building, including 4 handing light fixtures.

  • Help With History on a Theater

    DETROIT, MI — I have found pictures on the net of a theater downtown Detroit called Shubert/Lafayette Shubert. My guess is that it was located on Lafeyette. You could see the David Stott building in the background. The demolition pictures show me demolition was in the 50’s by my guess. Can anyone provide any history and pictures? Thank you.

  • July 27, 2004

    RESTORATION UPDATE: Newbridge Wins Round!

    NEWBRIDGE, UK — The Miners Institute and Memorial Hall in Newbridge won their round in the BBC “Restoration” TV program and will go forward to the final. The winner and the runner up will be allocated the funds to enable a full restoration.

    The Memo is a fully intact 1920s cinema (which is believed to have never been redecorated) on two levels above a dance hall. More info is available on the Restoration website.

  • Astor Plaza Closes Next Thursday

    NEW YORK, NY — With the August 5 closing of the Astor Plaza, The Hollywood Reporter/Yahoo! News takes a look at the state of moviegoing in the Times Square area and the neighborhood’s place in exhibition history.

  • Former Kearsley Theatre Owner Dies

    FLINT, MI — Former Kearsley Schools Superintendent and former Kearsley Theatre owner George Daly died Friday, July 23 at the age of 94, according to this report in the Flint Journal.

  • July 26, 2004

    Friends of the Raymond Theatre Ask For Assistance

    Friends of the Raymond Theatre has issued an urgent appeal that we wanted to share with all of you:

    “Dear Friends of the Raymond Theatre:

    In the weeks that have transpired since our last newsletter, we have continued to focus on our greatest need to carry this project through to fruition: fundraising.

    We are pleased to say that we have had an outpouring of support to continue our efforts to save the Raymond. However, we are still in critical need of donations.

  • Missouri Theatre?

    KANSAS CITY, MO — I have a ticket stub dated August 2, 1958 from the Missouri Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri which I assume was a movie theater. I see no information on the Cinema Treasures site about it and I can find nothing searching Internet… is it gone, or does anyone know of it?

  • Theaters Wanted

    I purchase and restore old theaters. If you know of any theaters that are closed down and are for sell, please contact me as I am always buying theaters to restore and re-open. If you would like to see your old home town movie theater re-opened, please drop me a line. I also am always purchasing theater equipment. If you have any projectors, platters, popcorn machines, or any other theater equipment, please contact me.