The latest movie theater news and updates
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appearance on “Restore Radio” by “Cinema Treasures” co-authors, Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, the audio has been archived on the program’s website.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
September 23, 2004
I received an email today, part of the weekly programming newsletter, that Washington, DC’s Visions Cinema Bistro Bar (formerly the Loew’s Embassy Theater) will be closing this weekend after four years of operation. It seems they were losing a lot of money for the last year and a half. Here is the email text received today:
‘September 21, 2004
To all of our Friends, Neighbors and Founding Members:
Recently there have been many rumors circulating that Visions bar noir is going to close. Sadly, we must now confirm that the rumors are true.
Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, co-authors of the forthcoming book, “Cinema Treasures,” will be on the air from 9:00 – 10:00 pm EST on “Restore Radio,” Maureen Nevin’s program on Asbury Park radio station 88.1 FM. The show is also broacast simultaneously over the Internet by logging onto http://live.asburypark.net/liveradio.asx.
Restore by the Shore (Restore Radio for short) is a popular, local talk radio show that broadcasts every Thursday night from 8:00pm – 10:00 PM out of Asbury Park. Every week the show tackles political and cultural issues and features authors, performers, historians, artists – anyone with something interesting to say. Shortly after the show airs on radio and internet, it is available again for listening over the archives.
September 22, 2004
NEW YORK, NY — The recently shuttered Metro Twin has been taken over by a new tenant who plans to convert the Art Deco movie theater into an art house with wider screens and other upgrades, according to David Freeland in the New York Press.
According to his report, “A soon-to-be-named ‘celebrity operator’ has been hired to run the theater and scout out cutting-edge films from around the world. If all goes according to plan, the new Metro could be unveiled as early as November.”