The latest movie theater news and updates
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.
JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Landmark Loew’s Jersey
On FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12,
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
54 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
The Friends of the Loew’s proudly presents the all-time great crime saga
THE GODFATHER I and II
and the James Cagney Classic, THE PUBLIC ENEMY
Dates and Times
The Godfather, November 11, 7:30 PM
The Public Enemy, November 12, 4:30 PM
The Godfather, Part II, November 12, 7:30 PM
$6 Adult, $4 Seniors
Combo Ticket for TWO films: $10/$6
Super Combo Ticket for ALL THREE films: $15/$10 plus get a FREE popcorn with each Super Combo ticket
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055.
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a non-profit arts center that is operated by Friends of the Loew’s, Inc.
October 28, 2005
BRADLEY BEACH, NJ – The Beach Cinema, formerly The Bradley Palace of Bradley Beach NJ will present an 80th anniversary showcase on Fri-Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17-18, 2005. Evening shows are at 7:30 PM for all three dates, 1:30 Matinees Sat & Sun. A tentative show will feature shorts (3 Stooges, others possible as well) and “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby. There will be a trivia contest, door prizes, and history presentation at the Fri & Sat evening shows.
The Beach Cinema opened as a motion picture venue called The Bradley Palace in Dec 26, 1925. The independent owner-operated 520 seat house is the last regularly operating single-screen cinema in the area, still uses two projectors (1938 Super Simplexes), and still offers REAL butter on the popcorn!
Call 732-774-9089 (theater recording line)
The address is…110 Main St. Bradley Beach NJ 07720 (physical)
(Mailing address is 510 McCabe Ave, Bradley Beach NJ 07720, attn John Esposito, owner.)