The latest movie theater news and updates

  • October 13, 2004

    UK 70mm Extravaganza at City Screen York

    YORK, ENGLAND — If you are a fan of 70mm then get ready for the biggest festival of 70mm the UK has seen in years. City Screen York will be holding the following screenings in its main stadium seated THX auditorium:

    Poltergeist – Sat Oct 30 at 11pm presented in 70mm

    Lawrence Of Arabia – Thur Nov 4 at 1pm presented in Super Panavision 70

    Edward Scissorhands – Fri Nov 5 at 11pm presented in 70mm

  • Help Wanted

    BELLINGHAM, WA — The following was sent in by Alice Clark:

    “Operational Manager for independent cinema in Bellingham, WA. Must have a minimum of two years 35mm projection and managerial experience. Position is full time with benefits. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume, cover letter to: Whatcom Film Association, Manager Position, P.O. Box 2521, Bellingham, WA 98227 or

    Alice Clark
    Whatcom Film Association
    Executive Director
    P.O. Box 2521
    Bellingham, WA 98227
    (360)647-1300

    www.whatcomfilm.org"

  • October 12, 2004

    Hinsdale Theatre To Be Converted Into Retail, Office Space

    HINSDALE, IL — The struggle to save the historic Hinsdale Theatre in the western Chicago suburb of the same name has ended, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    The Hinsdale Theatre Foundation, having been unsuccessful in its hard-fought attempt to restore and reopen the theater, has now disbanded and Kim Stephens, who was on the Foundation’s board of directors, said its remaining donated assets will be distributed among several groups in the area that focus on the arts.

  • New Poll: Which Theater Is The Most Endangered?

    Vote for the theater you think is most endangered in our new Cinema Treasures poll!

    Did we forget a theater? Add to our list of endangered theaters by posting a comment to this news story.

    Visit new and archived polls by going to the Cinema Treasures Poll page.

  • “Remembering Jazz at the Brooklyn Paramount”

    BROOKLYN, NY — The following email was sent in by “Theatre Lectures”:

    Cezar Del Valle will be a guest speaker at: “REMEMBERING JAZZ AT THE BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT”

    Conference, Concert, Photo Exhibition — Friday October 15th, 2004

    email: .edu

  • October 11, 2004

    Bradford Odeon To Be Demolished

    BRADFORD, ENGLAND — The fate of the Bradford Odeon was sealed at a meeting last week when it was stated that demolition was the only viable option for the building, possibly retaining the two corner towers.

    The spectacular interior had been butchered beyond recognition in the 1960’s and restoration is not feasible, says a report in Yorkshire Today.

  • Beverly Theater Not Going Down Without A Fight

    BEVERYLY HILLS, CA — The Los Angeles Conservancy, along with several local preservationists, small business owners, and others are fighting plans to demolish the Beverly Theater, according to this Los Angele Times article,).

    Opened in 1925, in recent years the remodeled Beverly Theater housed an Israeli bank. It is scheduled to be demolished and replaced with a 214-room luxury hotel if the effort to save it fails.

  • Mann Plaza To Close Thursday, Says Source

    LOS ANGELES, CA — “Sad news — I work at the Mann Plaza and as of now, October 14 will be the last day. It is set to be demolished and a shopping center will be built in its place (just what Westwood needs)!

    The staff is bummed about this little gem closing. If you haven’t seen a film here yet, please do, or make one last trip to the Plaza to see one last film here. The small but cosy balcony is a must!"

  • October 8, 2004

    SITE UPGRADE: Search Engine Improvements

    We’ve also made a number of enhancements to the search engine in our Theater Guide.

    • Zipcode search — now you can find your favorite theaters by zipcode! Zipcode search also allows you to search for theaters with 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 miles from your present location. Just enter your local zipcode, select the desired proximity, and you’ll be able to find all the Cinema Treasures nearby!

    • Search theaters by previous name and description — many of you have asked to search our theater guide using a theater’s previous name, so we’re glad to finally offer this feature. When searching for theaters by name, you’re now able to search for any combination of the current theater name (the default for most searches), previous names, and even search within a theater’s description.

  • SITE UPGRADE: Polls

    As you may have noticed, Cinema Treasures now includes a poll!

    To vote in the poll, you can vote directly from the polls menu that appears throughout our theater news section. Or just go straight to our Cinema Treasures Poll area.

    Each week, we’ll be bringing you a new question that gets to the heart of what this website is about. And, of course, if you have any cool ideas for new polls, feel free to email us.

    If you haven’t voted in this week’s poll (which asks how many movies you’ve seen this summer), please check it out.