The latest movie theater news and updates
November 1, 2005
I am new to this site and just found it. I am from Newburyport in Massachusetts and am looking for a theatre or information on building a new theater minimum 500 seats for live arts. Ideally, I would like to renovate an old theatre, but I can’t find one in my area.
I am interested in any information that you may have to help me on my quest. Newburyport is a historic town on the seacoast of Massachusetts. There is a tiny not for profit theatre in town, but I am interested in regional equity.
I appreaciate anyone’s help. Looking in about a 20 mile radius from Newburyport.
October 31, 2005
Lynch is a coal mining town with its heydey in the 1930s and 1940s. Would like any information on the theatre located in downtown Lynch. It has been closed and torn down for many years.
We have 1,500 Irwin Carousel Movie Seats for Sale. The seats are in Excellent Condition and $15 per seat. Email me for pictures.
JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Landmark Loew’s Jersey
On FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12,
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
54 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
The Friends of the Loew’s proudly presents the all-time great crime saga
THE GODFATHER I and II
and the James Cagney Classic, THE PUBLIC ENEMY
Dates and Times
The Godfather, November 11, 7:30 PM
The Public Enemy, November 12, 4:30 PM
The Godfather, Part II, November 12, 7:30 PM
$6 Adult, $4 Seniors
Combo Ticket for TWO films: $10/$6
Super Combo Ticket for ALL THREE films: $15/$10 plus get a FREE popcorn with each Super Combo ticket
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055.
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a non-profit arts center that is operated by Friends of the Loew’s, Inc.
October 28, 2005
BRADLEY BEACH, NJ – The Beach Cinema, formerly The Bradley Palace of Bradley Beach NJ will present an 80th anniversary showcase on Fri-Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17-18, 2005. Evening shows are at 7:30 PM for all three dates, 1:30 Matinees Sat & Sun. A tentative show will feature shorts (3 Stooges, others possible as well) and “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby. There will be a trivia contest, door prizes, and history presentation at the Fri & Sat evening shows.
The Beach Cinema opened as a motion picture venue called The Bradley Palace in Dec 26, 1925. The independent owner-operated 520 seat house is the last regularly operating single-screen cinema in the area, still uses two projectors (1938 Super Simplexes), and still offers REAL butter on the popcorn!
Call 732-774-9089 (theater recording line)
The address is…110 Main St. Bradley Beach NJ 07720 (physical)
(Mailing address is 510 McCabe Ave, Bradley Beach NJ 07720, attn John Esposito, owner.)
October 27, 2005
October 26, 2005
SOUTHEND, ENGLAND — The old main entrance on to the High Street has now been demolished, work is well underway on the new collage building.
A small limited print booklet was delived to homes in Southend giving a brief history of the building and plans for its future, a PDF copy is currently available here for a short time.
BRATTLEBORO, VT — A fire yesterday in the Latchis Theatre’s main auditorium caused minimal damage (the screen, curtains, and part of the roof were burned) and the auditorium is expected to reopen Friday, according to WCAX-TV Channel 3. The other two screens will continue to operate until then.
Electricians working in the large auditorium may have inadvertantly started the fire when a curtain was set too close to a floodlight. The fire was mostly put out before firefighters arrived on the scene. The theater and Latchis Hotel, with which it shares a building, are the only two Art Deco style buildings in Vermont.
October 25, 2005
JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Landmark Loew’s Jersey
Monsters of a Different Kind, Together for Halloween!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Come to The Landmark Loew’s Jersey for a day of family fun for Halloween with classic horror, frights, and camp!
“King Kong vs. Godzilla,” 3:30 PM.
“Godzilla,” 7 PM. This is the restored original version, in Japanese with English subtitles.
“Masque of the Red Death,” 9:15 PM. Starring Vincent Price, directed by Roger Corman.
Tickets per screening are $6 Adult, $4 Seniors and Children 12 and under. Combo tickets for TWO films are $10/$6. Super combo tickets for ALL THREE films are $15/$10, PLUS get a free popcorn with each Super Combo ticket.
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055 or e-mail us at
ORLANDO, FL — ShowEast, where 1,300 members of the motion picture industry “gear up for the year end holiday season by gathering to learn about industry trends, screen films and product reels, and be among the first to see state-of-the-art theatre equipment along with services and technologies vital to the industry,” commenced yesterday.
Top issues this year are piracy, movie theater attendance, new technology, and the overall quality of films, amongst other industry issues. According to Reuters, Paul Hanneman, executive vp sales and strategic planning at 20th Century Fox International, asked assembled members of the industry, “Are we making the best films we can? Have profit projections led to quests for tentpoles at the expense of quality?”
Keynote speaker Shari Redstone, president of National Amusements, dismissed the fundamental worries of the business, commenting that “You’ll never hear the voice of doom and gloom out of this mouth.”
But she was quick to add: “So much of the future is not in the U.S.” — highlighting that growth opportunities for exhibitors may lie overseas.