The latest movie theater news and updates
September 28, 2004
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The following message was sent by Friends of the Loew’s:
“This was not the message we hoped and expected to send out in preparation for the Loew’s [Jersey] 75th Anniversary.
Last June, Jersey City’s Acting Mayor, L. Harvey Smith told FOL he would sign the long-awaited lease of the Loew’s to us. A press conference was held at the Loew’s in mid June during which Mayor Smith was expected to do just that, but instead he unexpectedly announced he could not sign the lease because of “legal technicalities”. He promised, however, that those technicalities would be cleared up by his Law Department in two weeks and the lease would be signed then.
EAST GREENVILLE, PA — The Valley Theatre recently received a new lease on life after the new owners reconsidered the final business use for the building.
Originally, Grand – Valley Holdings LP was committed to restoring the original appearance of the building but to level the floor and use the former theater for retail use. Due to the lack of support the theater received in recent years, it went to sheriff sale this past March 2004. Given the lack of patronage by the community to the theater, the partners initially thought its hopes to be re-opened were non-existent.
After dozens of calls and numerous people stopping by the theater since the partners' August 20, 2004 acquisition, the firm decided to give the 1924 Neo-Classical revival theater another shot.
439 movie theater seats for sale. Great condition. Pictures available. Please email me if interested: .
September 27, 2004
ORANGE, CA — The Orange Theatre (now the Son Light Christian Center) was transformed into the Redmond Movie Palace for the film"First Daughter". In 1996, it also had a supporting role as the Regent Theatre in the Tom Hanks film “That Thing You Do!”
Photos of the Orange Theatre in full makeup for these roles can be seen on the Son Light website.
Other movies listed on Internet Movie Data Base as being filmed nearby Orange Circle include “Black Sheep” (1996), “Havoc” (2000), “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001), and “Surviving Christmas” (2004).
OLYMPIA, WA — We’re selling 75 theater seats in excellent condition. They were just removed from a private university this week. Make an offer on the entire lot. The seats are located in Olympia, Wa. Email or phone us…
WE HAVE REDUCED THE COST!!!!!! ($59 USD down to $50 USD)
Currently, we have some very historical, recently refurbished, great auditorium seats that we are selling from 2 of Alberta Canada’s most premier auditoriums.
September 24, 2004
If you missed Thursday’s appearance on “Restore Radio” by “Cinema Treasures” co-authors, Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, the audio has been archived on the program’s website.
WATERBURY, CT — The lobby of the former Ville Theatre was demolished last week. The auditorium remains standing.
ANDERSON, IN — The owners of the State Theatre are actively seeking someone to purchase or lease (long term) the theater. The State is a classic style movie palace that seats 1250+ and opened for business on May 30th, 1930. It was the first theater built with air conditioning in the state of Indiana.
For more information on the theater, visit http://www.statetheatre-ent.com or email Doug Zook at .
Boston Mayor Tom Menino looks for new tenants for Dorchester’s Strand Theatre, the Falls Theatre’s existence remains precarious, and the Pulaski Theatre’s restoration continues — all in today’s newsreel.
- From Near Demolition to a Coming Attraction
- They’re Not a Michelangelo, but Showcase Cinemas Should Be Saved
- City: Save Strand: Vintage Theater Needs Rescue Operation
- Movie-House Organist
- A Palace for Buffalo
- Firm Wins Award for Preservation Efforts on the Avalon
- Rosemary’s Dream Lives on in Maysville
- Pennyslvania Porn Theater Fights Eminent Domain
- Adult Theater Seeks Redress in High Court
- Roll Credits For Spunky Movie House
- Clock Ticking for Falls Theatre
- Hartford’s Art House Movie Theater Reopens
- Community Discusses Uses For Restored Burford