The latest movie theater news and updates
February 2, 2004
CASCADE, ID — The Roxy Theatre in Cascade, Idaho (pop. 937) is for sale. A turnkey operation, including land and building, is built into the $325,000 asking price.
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January 30, 2004
Here’s a roundup of coverage on the Regent’s long goodbye:
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BENTONVILLE, AR — The Plaza, located on the square downtown, is an old theater that was closed in the early 70s. It was gutted and renovated into office space and most recently a hair salon. I have dreamt of renovating this old building back to its original use as a theater since I first laid eyes on it 18 years ago.
January 29, 2004
PITTSFIELD, MA — The former Union Square Theatre and Berkshire Public Theatre is now the Berkshire Music Hall, according to the Berkshire Eagle. Raymond Schilke is spending $500,000 to bring back the theater which last hosted performances in 1995. Both live shows and movies will play at the newly renovated Music Hall once it reopens.
Here are a few recent photos of the theater. (More details are also available on the Berkshire’s official website.)
PEEKSKILL, NY — The Paramount Center for the Arts is putting the finishing touches on an extensive renovation project.
To celebrate the completion of the Paramount improvements, a special reception will take place on Thursday, February 19th, at 7:30 PM, which will unveil the renovated theater. Those attending the reception will see firsthand the great accomplishments that have been made in such a short amount of time, such as:
• Restoring the theater’s intricate French renaissance ceiling to its original design
• Re-plastering and painting of the theater walls
• New and improved house lighting provided by the New York Power Authority
• New curtains
Here are a two shots taken during the renovations:
FULLERTON, CA — A community forum will be held tonight at 7:00 pm at the Wilshire Auditorium (on Lemon between Chapman and Wilshire in Fullerton) to help save the Fox Fullerton Theatre from the clutches of demolition-minded developers.
TORONTO, CANADA — I’m working on a student documentary paying homage to the Uptown Theatre, kind of a eulogy on film. I’m currently looking for anyone who has fond memories and stories to share about their experiences as a theater patron, volunteer, or employee. I am also looking for any video footage or still images of the Uptown both inside and out.