The latest movie theater news and updates

  • November 21, 2005

    St. George Theatre to host 2nd Annual Gala event

    St. George Theatre’s 2nd Anniversary Gala

    Saturday, December 03, 2005

    The 76th Anniversary and the Second Annual Gala of the St. George Theatre will be December 3rd. Live on the Red Carpet with Fred Cerullo and Brian Laline, Grammy and Tony Award Winning Composer of HAIR, Galt MacDermot, and his New Pulse Jazz Band and Broadway Singers.

    Awards Presented by Special Guest, Faye Dunaway. Danny Rodriguez “America’s Favorite Tenor” (former NYPD). Complimentary Cocktails and Hors'douvres, $150.00 per person Black Tie Preferred TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!!

    Call the Box Office for Reservations: 718-442-2900

  • $85,000 buys Hollywood Theater in Upstate NY

    Hello I was just upstate in beautiful Lake Placid , New York… home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Me and the guys were staying at Sprucewood Cabin along side Mirror Lake… it was awesome.

    Here’s something I ran across in one of the local real-estate rags:

    Hollywood Theater located on Main Street in the Village of Au Sable Forks, Town of Jay, Essex County provides a wealth of opportunity available for your commercial interest. With over 4,000 Square Feet, Plenty of Parking out back and along Main Street this site has the potential for a booming business. The front of the building has Recently Received a Makeover and many of the Old Theater Remnants remain including the Marquee for use to Advertise Your new Location. Be right in the Middle of the Town of Jay Revitalization which is Currently Underway to present a New Look and Appeal focused on Economic Growth. Restaurants, Cozy shops, and nearby Banking align the street and the Town of Jay Park with Views of the Au Sable River presently attract a Viable Customer base and added Appeal to your New Venture.

    Greenpoint

  • November 18, 2005

    Today’s Newsreel

  • The Strand-Enfield, CT

    I have a fantastic idea for The Strand theater in Enfield, CT. I would like to research grants useful in restoration and the eventual reopening of this theater. It has been closed for many years but is a truly beautiful building. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

    Josh —

  • November 17, 2005

    Pasadena Star News: ‘Panel OKs Raymond Condos’

    PASADENA, CA — After a tireless effort to save the majestic Raymond Theatre by the Friends of the Raymond Theatre, the Pasadena Star News is reporting, “The city’s Design Commission has given Gene Buchanan the green light to convert the historic Raymond Theatre into condominiums and office space, dealing a heavy blow to those who want to see the 1921 theater restored.”

    Although the panel voted to approve Buchanan’s plan 5-3, an appeal can still be filed.

  • Looking to buy a Theater in South Florida

    I am looking to buy a theater in Florida (any type). Can any one help me? You can e-mail me at
    Thanks!

  • November 16, 2005

    Today’s Newsreel

  • November 14, 2005

    Site Update: More upgrades needed

    While yesterday’s upgrades were quite substantial, Cinema Treasures continues to remain rather sluggish.

    We had hoped the upgrades would end the slowdown issue once and for all, but it’s now clear we will need to take additional steps to improve the performance of the website so that it can handle the large amount of traffic we’re now receiving.

    Until the site is fixed, everyone should expect the website to be slow (or even inaccessible) at times. You may wish to limit your use of Cinema Treasures to evening or other non-peak hours, or even take a few days off from using the site.

    As always, we thank you for your support and continued patience. We’ll post another update on our progress in a few days.

  • Edinburgh Cameo Under Threat

    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND — A planning application has been lodged with Edinburgh City Council to radically alter the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh. Under the plans the current bar area would be converted to a small 31-seater screen, and the current 250-seat Screen 1 – the original, largely unaltered and never subdivided 1914 original auditorium – is to be converted to a large bar and restaurant.

    You can see a full history of the building – and lots of photos of the stunning interior here.

    Despite that this is quite clearly a change of use from a cinema with bar attached to primarily a bar with a cinema attached, the applicants appear to be hoping to get it through under their existing licenses. Unfortunately the cinema itself is not listed; however the surrounding buildings are C(s)-listed. We are writing to Historic Scotland to ask them to consider spot-listing the cinema itself.

  • Wildwood NJ Theatre Demolitions Imminent

    WILDWOOD, NJ — Good sources relate that the long-awaited razing of the former Hunt’s Shore (1939) and Blaker (circa 1900) theatres at 3500 Atlantic Avenue will begin shortly. The former Hunt’s offices were situated between the theatres. Vintage seats still remain in the Shore balcony and bottom portion of Blaker ground floor, condition at this point precarious. Projectors were said to still be up in Blaker but good luck getting up there.