The latest movie theater news and updates

  • January 4, 2005

    Avalon Theater – Chicago

    Remembering the glorious Avalon Theater (New Regal) on Chicago’s south side in the 1950s and ‘60s from my childhood, I included a lot about it in my new true family, true crime book, The Pied Piper of South Shore, Toys and Tragedy in Chicago. The story is set around my parent’s toy store, Wee Folks, across the street from the Avalon.

    My parent’s held many toy giveaway promotions on the stage of that theater. I thought you would all enjoy an excerpt from the book about the Avalon. For more information on the book with an artistic rendering of the Avalon on the cover contact me at or visit www.chicagospiedpiper.com to see it LIVE.

  • January 3, 2005

    Raiders of the Lost Ark to screen at Palace Theatre

    ALBANY, NY — Raiders of the Lost Ark will play at the Palace Theatre on Thursday January 26th, 2006 at 7:30 PM.

    Tickets are five dollars and seating is general admission.

  • Eastown Theatre in Detroit For Sale

    DETROIT, MI—The Eastown Theatre has been put up for sale. The owner is asking $2,000,000 for this building. The on line listing for this theater is at http://listing.loopnet.com/14066934.

    I thank Roger Katz and Neo for the info.

  • Reprieve for Boston’s Gaiety Theatre?

    BOSTON, MA — The latest e-mail missive from Lee Eiseman of Friends of the Gaiety Theatre:

    “As of New Year’s Eve I can report that The Gaiety has had another reprieve!

    In a brief submitted to Judge Francis Spina of The Massachusetts Supreme Court, the lawyer for The Glass Slipper (a strip club next to the Gaiety also threatened with demolition) argued that demolition of the theatre would deprive his client of the right to several substantial arguments in cases still open in Massachusetts Land Court.

    Judge Spina asked Kensington Development for assurances that they would refrain from demolition until after Judge Spina decides the case which will be heard on Friday, January 7, 9:30 am at 1 Beacon Street 3rd floor. Kensington has assented to this request. The public and press may attend.

  • December 31, 2004

    Happy New Year!

    From all of us at Cinema Treasures, we want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year.

    2004 was a terrific one for us and we want to thank everyone for continuing to support the website and our new book.

    Next year, we will be celebrating our fifth anniversary online and we can’t thank you enough for making Cinema Treasures what it is today.

  • New Year’s Eve Events Around The U.S.A.

    Belleville, IL: Lincoln Theatre Organists Will Ring in the New Year
    Charlottesville, VA: First Night’s Venues Expand
    Bay City, MI: State Theatre Hosts New Year’s Eve Showing of ‘Gigi’
    Boston, MA: Coolidge Corner Hosts The “First Night Film Festival”

    Know of an event at a Cinema Treasure in your area? If so, please post it in the comments section.

    Whatever you do tonight, be safe and enjoy. :)

  • December 30, 2004

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  • December 29, 2004

    Beekman Theatre To Close?

    NEW YORK, NY — We received the following email from “CineMan”: “Clearview Cinemas has received notice from their landlord that their lease at the Beekman Theatre will terminate in June 2005. The entire block is scheduled to be redeveloped. This will be a huge loss in Manhattan movie-going.”

  • An Art House Flourishes In Pleasantville (and Peekskill)

    PLEASANTVILLE, NY — The success story that is the Jacob Burns Film Center is discussed in this recent New York Times article. [Reg. Req.]

  • Looking For Employment

    Hello, I have been in the theatre industry ever since i graduated in 1988. I am curently looking for employment. If anyone knows of someone who is looking for a manager for their theatre or even an assistant manager, please let me know by emailing me at .

    I have worked with Christie and Strong equipment in addition to Century projector heads and all of the SDDS, Dolby Digital and DTS sound equipment. I have managed a single screen theatre (the Cinemas West in Lubbock, TX), and other theatres as an assistant from six screens to nine screens.

    As a projectionist, I have run the booths anywhere ranging from a single screen to 24 screens for AMC theatres.