The latest movie theater news and updates
November 4, 2005
SUFFERN, NY — The Salute to Film Preservation – at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, NY – honors the heroic work from film archives around the world in preserving our motion picture heritage and features six programs of rare and hard-to-see films.
Among the programs will be the East Coast premiere of the newly-restored SuperCineColor treat ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD, which will feature additional rare film footage and a personal appearance and Q & A session with Lou Costello’s daughter Chris Costello, presented in cooperation with the Fort Lee Film Commission.
Other films being screened highlight different film processes, including two-color Technicolor, three-strip Technicolor, silent cinema and 3-D. All of the films are screening in the finest studio and archive prints available and each show will feature pre-show music from the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Festival Dates: November 12 & 13, 2005.
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Loew’s Jersey presents a RARE screening of Abbott and Costello’s The Time of Their Lives, screened in Universal’s archival print (16mm). Hosted by Chris Costello—Lou’s daughter. Ms. Costello will talk about her father, Abbott and Costello, and take questions from the audience after the film.
On Sunday, November 13 at 1:30 PM, at The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater:
54 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
November 3, 2005
SEATTLE, WA — Demolition began Oct. 31, on the Northgate Theatre in Seattle, according to the Seattle Times. Simon Properties wants to use the land the theater occupied for expansion of Northgate Mall. The adjacent Northgate Medical Office Building will be torn down as well.
The Northgate Theatre opened in September 1951 with 1,500 seats. It boasted Seattle’s largest staff of ushers (who wore buckskin uniforms) and the country’s largest crying room. Built in a Northwest Indian motif, the theater was an anchor of the Northgate Shopping Center.
This once-spectacular theater with its giant marquee is regarded by some as the first shopping-center moviehouse. It is featured in the book “Cinema Treasures.” The Northgate closed as a movie theater in 2002. It had brief incarnations as a concert venue and rave house before closing forever.
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND — After being on the market for over a year, this former cinema has now re-opened as a tile warehouse. Situated at the junction of St Leonard’s Rd and Towcester Rd, the TIVOLI opened in 1935 and closed in 1960.
After a period as a storage facility for a local haulage firm it became a car accessory store/fitting bay and has now been re-incarnated for the DIY market. The adjacent shop and cafe function as a diner with an American car on the roof!
November 2, 2005
November 1, 2005
Urgently looking for all and any information on the 1938 built Miramar Theater in San Clemente, California!
A.K.A as the San Clemente Theater & Possibly the El Hidalgo theater
Built by Strang Bros. Contractors
Designed by Clifford Blach (any special info on the architect or respect and acknowledgment of their work locally or nationaly is much appreciated!)
** can anyone scan or get their hands on or suggest how I can get my hands on a copy of a magazine called Southwest Builder and Contractor, the july 2, 1937 edition????
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.