The latest movie theater news and updates
February 3, 2006
Single screen independent operating theatre for sale. Located in downtown Paonia on the west slopes of the rockies in Colorado. This theatre was built in 1925 and has been operating (with the exception of a few years in the 80’s) ever since. It has a loyal following of independent film-goers and has shown many hollywood blockbusters on the break in the last few years.
184 seats with a stage for live performances and the origional dance floor along with an old time upright piano are among some of the amenities. Serious inquiries contact stu at or call 970 527 4058.
February 2, 2006
The Lafayette Theatre is proud to announce the start of its 4th year of classic film programs, the most comprehensive schedule anywhere of timeless movie entertainment. The Spring 2006 Season is our most ambitious yet, with over 30 programs of classic films. Our signature event – the Saturday morning Big Screen Classics – begins on February 25th with the The Band Wagon, starring Fred Astaire.
Special film events planned for the Spring:
February 25 through June 17: the Big Screen Classics Saturday morning matinee series.
March 10-12: “The Salute to Movie Musicals” – featuring seven incredible shows including KISS ME KATE presented in double-system polarized 3-D and Dolby Stereo sound.
April 7: “Ben-Hur” – the 1925 silent version with live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer by guest artist Robert Israel.
April 8 & 9: “The Film Noir Festival” – seven great film programs featuring mysteries, detectives and femme fatales.
April 10-11-12: Special Roadshow Engagement of James Cameron’s TITANIC, presented in Panavision and DTS stereo sound.
FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
MIDDLESBROUGH, UK — Plans to demolish the former Odeon Cinema Middlesbrough, most recently operated as Jumpin Jaks Nightclub, have been revealed in the Teesside Evening Gazette. If approved the cinema building will be replaced by a 30m, 375ft high tower block.
Trying to find information about the old Chief Theater in Winslow owned by the Nace family. It was a Spanish theater.
February 1, 2006
YEADON, PA — Howard Haas has sent in the following note (and links):
“The Yeadon Theater, built in 1937 in Yeadon, PA, last surviving John Eberson-designed theater in the Philadelphia area and one of the last Art Moderne theaters in the area, may be demolished. The town council may vote February 2nd to demolish without meeting with a movie operator interested in reopening the theater.”
Philadelphia Inquirer story: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/13759690.htm
Link to 2003 photos: http://www.robbender.com/gallery/yeadon
I am trying to get together a collection of vintage cinema sound equipment. I need BTH, Vitavox, Western Elecric, Gaumount Kalee, British Acoustical Speakers, Horns, Amplifiers, crossovers, Microphones, valves. Any leads will be appriciated. Please reply to
January 31, 2006
Tonight, 31st January, 7.30 GMT on ITV, ‘Disappearing London’ presented by SUGGS ( frontman of the band Madness ) will feature London’s cinemas that have survived, albeit in different uses from their origins. The beautiful ‘Tooting Granada’ will definitely feature.
Just completed constructing a new state of the art 8 screen theatre in Paragould, AR. We are anxious to grow our company. Interested in buying or leasing operating theatres in medium to smaller markets; pop: 75,000 – 150,000. Also, if you know of a community in need of a theatre, please let us know. Feel free to write or call anytime:
William Pollack (.com)
January 30, 2006
As part of a three-part documentary that I’m making about my hometown, Newark, NJ, I’m making a section about the “lost” theaters of Newark. As a kid growing up in the mid-50s, I spent many hours watching movies both in the neighborhood theaters, the Tivoli and the Plaza, as well as the downtown Newark movie palaces.
I call the Newark theaters “lost” because not one theater that was operating in Newark when I was young is operating today. Some are still there, probably in some state of arrested decay, but many are gone.
I’m looking specifically for film, slides, stills, newpaper clippings or any information about the Tivoli on Orange Street, The Plaza on North 7th Street, as well as the downtown theaters: RKO Proctors, Loew’s State, Branford, Adams, Paramount, Little, etc. Please contact me and let me know what you have. Thanks.
When you go to http://www.enjoytheshow.com now, it takes you to a combined Loews/AMC website.
The former Loews theatres, in particular the ones in Manhattan that I checked, are listed as being AMC but aren’t showing up yet in the listings. This was at 9:35am Eastern time Friday 1/27/06. So it must be a matter of time until they get loaded in there. Will check back later in the day.
Any word on if signage changed at the theaters themselves?