The latest movie theater news and updates
February 6, 2004
February 5, 2004
Closed since 1990, the theater has been restored and incorporated — along with four other historic buildings — into the massive France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. The center, designed to spark a renaissance in Baltimore’s long-dormant Westside neighborhood, seats 2,257 and will produce over 270 performances per year.
An official opening gala is planned for February 10 to celebrate the opening of the center.
Additional links and information:
Baltimore Sun: Revived theater revitalizes hope
Baltimore Sun: Slideshow of the Hippodrome restoration
Baltimore Sun: Special Hippodrome section (with tons of articles)
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center website
February 4, 2004
- Encore for Hollywood Boulevard
- Fugitive done in by savvy date and Google
- Theater adds some, uh, comfort
- Pleas to preserve the past
- Theater gets funds from state budget
- Museum Of Sound Recording Will Move Out Of RKO Keith’s
- Developers set sights on Village
- Maumee OKs pact to let movie theater sell liquor
- Treasure Coast projects get funds
- Laramie City Council Looks to Address Problems at Historic Theater
- Loew’s Theatre Restoration Uncovers Original Windows
Thanks to Gregg Anderson for several of today’s stories!
The city is attempting to bring life to the historic Broadway section of downtown that is home to many classic movie palaces. Michael Delijani, who owns the two theaters as well as the State Theater nearby, did not have to pay for the relighting but was required to agree to keep the signs lit for 10 years.
Read more about the relighting on LA Downtown News Online.
February 3, 2004
“Times Square will be losing another theatre later this year, when Loew’s Astor Plaza Theatre closes. Plans call for the theater to be turned into MTV studio space.
The information came from the company that has a contract for servicing of projection equipment for the Loew’s company in the city. And most of the tenants on the ground floor at the 1515 Viacom building closed and moved out as of last week. Also the Loew’s State Theatre (4plex) in the Virgin Megastore is going to be dropped too.
My office is just down the street and in the last week a lot of things have changed in that building. Because Viacom has MTV and Comedy Central, they want some more high profile studio space in Times Square."
February 2, 2004