The latest movie theater news and updates
February 12, 2004
CHICAGO, IL — “It may not get any better than this for history buffs in Chicago,” is the theme organizers are singing in promotion of a special event this weekend.
In fact, there’s no overestimating the uniqueness of a cinema opportunity this Sunday, Feb. 15, at the historic Central Park Theatre/House of Prayer building in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, event organizers said today.
GLEN COVE, NY — I’m seeking info on the demise of the Cove Theater. A large theater under the Skouras flag in the 50s and 60s. Always first with tech advances. Some said because the Loews family had a large estate in Glen Cove.
February 11, 2004
Conan O'Brien takes Late Night to Toronto’s Elgin Theatre, the Sutton gets a disturbing makeover, and one website takes an in-depth look at home theater display technologies — all in today’s newsreel.
- Movie Theater’s Facade Undergoes a Drastic Change
- Movie theaters can crack down on use of recording devices
- Toronto in a frenzy as Conan O'Brien checks in
- ADA: ‘Abuses Do Abound’
- The Differences between LCD, Plasma, DLP, LCOS, D-ILA, and CRT
- New movie theaters: After the ‘90s overbuild, expansion slowly coming
- Historic building is attractive to businesses
- Henry longs for movie theater
- Owner of Times Theater hopes to sell dream, too
- Save the Fox Theatre
- Curtain time: New downtown art center unveiled to public
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Varsity Theater in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis is for sale. The Art Deco theater remodeled by Jack Liebenberg in the 1930s is considered a local landmark. The theater is one block from the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. The asking price is $1.2 million.
February 10, 2004
BALTIMORE, MD — Thanks to Ed Dobbins, we’ve got some shots of the Hippodrome Theatre taken during the final stages of the theater’s renovation. (We’re also close to getting a batch of official shots from the Hippodrome/France-Merrick staff. As soon as we get ‘em, we’ll post 'em.)
BOYNTON BEACH, FL — Samuel M. Rubin, who was the first movie concession stand operator to incorporate popcorn into his product line, — and, thus, the creator of the decades-long tradition of popcorn at the movies — has died at the age of 85, according to a report on Yahoo! News.
Anthony T. Heinsbergen, whose Los Angeles firm restored the interiors of the Wiltern Theater, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and other landmark buildings across the country, many of whose interiors were designed by his father decades earlier, has died. He was 74.
February 9, 2004
MILWAUKEE, WI — If you can be at the corner of Farwell Ave. at North Ave. on Milwaukee’s east side just six blocks from the lake on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 14th, you will have the rare opportunity to view one of the masterworks of the director who is called the greatest pioneer in American film: D.W. Griffith.