The latest movie theater news and updates
February 10, 2004
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.
I found this site by accident while searching for general theater information. There seems to be plenty of information, though most of it is general. I spend a few hours on it a day and still haven’t gotten to the end of it.
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!