The latest movie theater news and updates
May 8, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PA — “Save the Sameric,” the preservation organization fighting to save the shuttered Boyd/Sameric Theater, will hold an event for Preservation Month on Tuesday, May 13th, at 6 PM at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Helen Corning Ward Theater, 1920 Spruce Street in Philadelphia.
This is a free event with a lecture, illustrated with slides, featuring an overview of the fate and preservation of historic movie palaces throughout the U.S. The presentation will also highlight Philadelphia movie palaces, including the Boyd (Sameric), by Adrian Fine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Save the Sameric architect, Shawn Evans.
Reservations can be made by calling (215) 546-1146 x10.
For more information on this event or the group, visit their website.
May 6, 2003
Symphony Puts Heinz Hall (Former Loew’s Penn) On The Block
PITTSBURGH, PA —'
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the news.
Ioka Theater For Sale
EXETER, NH — Read the Exeter News-Letter
Thanks to John Elwood for the update.
Vote For Your Favorite Washington, DC Theaters
WASHINGTON, DC — Vote for your favorite DC theater
1,200 Cinema Halls in Maharashtra to Shut Down From May 16
MAHARASHTRA, INDIA — Read the Rediff.com article
Sale Pending for Delsea Drive-In
VINELAND, NJ — Read The Press story
Film Firms ‘Block’ Cheap Seats Plan
ENGLAND — Read the BBC news
Friends of the Raymond Needs Your Help!
PASADENA, CA — According to the Friends of the Raymond, they need another $4,765 by the end of the week to consider appealing their lawsuit to stop the redevelopment of the Raymond Theatre.
To donate, go to the Friends website, click on the “donate” link, and then the PayPal logo. Fore more information, call (818) 541-9522.
Donations to Friends of the Raymond are tax deductible, as allowed by law. The group is a project of Spirit of the Sage, under Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a California 501©(3) tax exempt organization, tax identification # 95-4116679.
May 5, 2003
Thanks to Gary Flinn for the update!
New Corporation Will Try to Save Harms Center for the Arts
ENGLEWOOD, NJ — Read the Star-Ledger
No Takers to Have Name on Fox Marquee
STOCKTON, CA — Read The Record article
New Megaplex Palace, Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex 18, Opens
BUENA PARK, CA — View conceptual drawings of the ‘modern’ movie palace
Dallas Man Plans to Reopen Times Square Cinema
TYLER, TX — Read the Tyler Morning Telegraph
May 1, 2003
Just in time to spoil your weekend, we have a plethora of bad news to share. Here are a few of the newest preservation alerts:
Waikiki Theaters Set For Conversion, Demolition
HONOLULU, HI — Read the KHNL-TV story
Old Lynbrook Theater May Also Be Converted or Demolished
LYNBROOK, NY — Read the Herald Community
More News Regarding the Gaiety’s Failed Attempts at Designation
BOSTON, MA — Read the Preservation Magazine article
1920 Century Theatre Torn Down To Make Way For Another Drug Store
AUDUBON, NJ — Read the Haddon Herald
We promise to spend the weekend finding some good news.
Have a good weekend and please support your neighborhood theater, lest it become another one of these headlines.
Strand Theater’s Poor Condition Could Be Beneficial
ZELIENOPLE, PA — Read the Tribune-Review article
Victoria Theater Repairs OK
April 30, 2003
April 29, 2003
Vaudeville Veterans to Entertain Again in St. Charles
ST. CHARLES, IL — Read the Daily Herald story
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the news!
Beijing Theaters Close Due To SARS
BEIJING, CHINA — Read the Examiner
Odeon Theatre in Ghatkopar To Be Gutted To Make Way For Multiplex
GHATKOPAR, INDIA — Read the Newindpress.com article
April 28, 2003
The Normal Theater Goes Above and ‘Beyond'
NORMAL, IL — Read the Daily Vidette
Vaudeville Performer (And Former Theater Owner) Irving Foy Dies
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Read the Washington Post article
Lack of Ticket Sales has Future of City Landmark in Question
BATON ROUGE, LA — Read the WBRZ-TV, Channel 2 report
Theaters Applying For Grants In Maryland
NORRISTOWN, MD — Read the Pottstown Mercury
Plans To Renovate Tennessee Theatre and Convert Cafeteria Underway
KNOXVILLE, TN — Read the Knoxville News
Store, theater Show Interest in Ames Plaza
NORWICH, CT — Read the Norwich Bulletin
April 25, 2003
Last Call For Former Mai Kai Theater
LIVONIA, MI — Read the Community Free Press eulogy
Thanks to Gary Flinn for the update.
Preservation Alert Gateshead Odeon In Peril
GATESHEAD, ENGLAND — Read the Journal
Avalon’s Spirits Rising At Former Regency
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Read the San Francisco Chronicle story
Council Aid Urged for Rivoli
MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Read the Sun News
Preservation Alert Former Gaiety/Publix Theater In Danger
BOSTON, MA — Read the Boston Globe article
Have a great weekend everyone … see you Monday!