The latest movie theater news and updates
May 1, 2003
Just in time to spoil your weekend, we have a plethora of bad news to share. Here are a few of the newest preservation alerts:
Waikiki Theaters Set For Conversion, Demolition
HONOLULU, HI — Read the KHNL-TV story
Old Lynbrook Theater May Also Be Converted or Demolished
LYNBROOK, NY — Read the Herald Community
More News Regarding the Gaiety’s Failed Attempts at Designation
BOSTON, MA — Read the Preservation Magazine article
1920 Century Theatre Torn Down To Make Way For Another Drug Store
AUDUBON, NJ — Read the Haddon Herald
We promise to spend the weekend finding some good news.
Have a good weekend and please support your neighborhood theater, lest it become another one of these headlines.
Strand Theater’s Poor Condition Could Be Beneficial
ZELIENOPLE, PA — Read the Tribune-Review article
Victoria Theater Repairs OK
April 30, 2003
April 29, 2003
Vaudeville Veterans to Entertain Again in St. Charles
ST. CHARLES, IL — Read the Daily Herald story
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the news!
Beijing Theaters Close Due To SARS
BEIJING, CHINA — Read the Examiner
Odeon Theatre in Ghatkopar To Be Gutted To Make Way For Multiplex
GHATKOPAR, INDIA — Read the Newindpress.com article
April 28, 2003
The Normal Theater Goes Above and ‘Beyond'
NORMAL, IL — Read the Daily Vidette
Vaudeville Performer (And Former Theater Owner) Irving Foy Dies
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Read the Washington Post article
Lack of Ticket Sales has Future of City Landmark in Question
BATON ROUGE, LA — Read the WBRZ-TV, Channel 2 report
Theaters Applying For Grants In Maryland
NORRISTOWN, MD — Read the Pottstown Mercury
Plans To Renovate Tennessee Theatre and Convert Cafeteria Underway
KNOXVILLE, TN — Read the Knoxville News
Store, theater Show Interest in Ames Plaza
NORWICH, CT — Read the Norwich Bulletin
April 25, 2003
Last Call For Former Mai Kai Theater
LIVONIA, MI — Read the Community Free Press eulogy
Thanks to Gary Flinn for the update.
Preservation Alert Gateshead Odeon In Peril
GATESHEAD, ENGLAND — Read the Journal
Avalon’s Spirits Rising At Former Regency
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Read the San Francisco Chronicle story
Council Aid Urged for Rivoli
MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Read the Sun News
Preservation Alert Former Gaiety/Publix Theater In Danger
BOSTON, MA — Read the Boston Globe article
Have a great weekend everyone … see you Monday!
April 24, 2003
Regent More Than Proves Itself
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND
4th Street Theatre Book
MOBERLY, MO — Read the Moberly Monitor
Rock Venues at Former Denver Movie Theaters
DENVER, CO — Read the Denver Post article
Future of Theater Remains Up In Air
DES PLAINES, IL — Read the Chicago Tribune article
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the update!
April 23, 2003
Downtown Development to Take Over Granada Theater
MT. VERNON, IL — Read the Register-News
Colony Theatre Restoration Effort Gets Boost From $300,000 Award
MARIETTA, OH — Read the Marietta Times
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the news!
Fiesta Drive-In and Cavern Theater Update
CARLSBAD, NM — Read the Carlsbad Current-Argus
Malco Theatres and Their Role in the Civil Rights Movement
MEMPHIS, TN — Read the Forbes article
That’s all folks … see you tomorrow!
April 22, 2003
Owner Seeks to Restore Egyptian Theater
PASADENA, CA — Read the Pasadena Star-News article
Thanks to James Perry for the update.
Saving a Last Remnant of Vaudeville
BOSTON, MA — Read the Boston Globe Op/Ed piece
Thanks to Ralph Melnick for the update.
It May Not Be Curtains for Arts Center
ENGLEWOOD, NJ — Read the Star-Ledger story
Avalon Theatre Reopens Today!
WASHINGTON, DC — The Avalon, which has been closed since 2001 when Loews Cineplex shuttered the old movie house during its bankruptcy reorganization, will officially reopen to the general public today with FilmFest DC.
The theater’s first screening will be at 10:30 am for a screening aimed at children. The Avalon Theatre will be hosting numeous films for the duration of FilmFest DC which runs from April 22nd to May 4th.
Welcome back Avalon … we missed you.
April 21, 2003
Bainbridge’s Lynwood Theatre Keeps Reelin' ‘Em In
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA — Read the Sun article
Scottsburg Jamboree At The Historic Scott Theater
SCOTTBURG, KY — Read the Courier-Herald article
Church Loses Decision To Move Into Capri Theater
CONCORD, CA — Read the Contra Costa Times
$5,000 for Faulty Repairs Returned to Coleman
MIAMI, OK — Read the Miami News-Record