The latest movie theater news and updates
October 27, 2004
BRIDGEPORT, CT — The former Bijou Theatre, last known as the Downtown Family Cinema, will reopen sometime in 2006 according to developer Philip Kuchma who nows owns the building.
The Bijou operated from 1908 through 1998 under a number of names. According to The Connecticut Post, the newly renovated Bijou will show artsy films geared toward the more sophisticated audience as well as some live shows.
Whether a single screen venue can be successful in this day and age in downtown Bridgeport remains to be seen, but if it is maybe there is hope for the magnificent Palace and Majestic theatres down the street.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Next Tuesday, when voters go to the polls in San Francisco, they’ll be voting on Proposition L.
Shall 15% of the existing hotel tax surcharge be set aside to acquire, preserve and maintain neighborhood and single-screen movie theaters and promote the local film-making industry?
Any Bay Area input on this proposition here?
October 26, 2004
October 25, 2004
STATEN ISLAND, NY — Mark your calendars! Dec. 4th, 2004 marks the 75th anniversary of the beautiful St. George Theatre. Those wishing to be on the theater’s mailing list, and for invitations, times and prices, please visit the theater’s web site at: stgeorgetheatre.com
This is a once in a life time opportunity to welcome the St. George Theatre back to Staten Island from a LONG hiatus!
See you there!
Renovation of the Rivoli Theatre in Chicopee, MA continues, the Friends of the Loew’s in Jersey City, NJ finally get their lease, and films are set to return to the State Theatre in Uniontown, PA — all in today’s newsreel.
October 22, 2004
TORONTO, CANADA — I’m looking for some help in the Toronto area.
I want to start an all-Canadian movie theater website and I’m looking for some help in this project. I have alot of great ideas and I think if some of you could help me out that would be great.
I myself have been helping out new and old movie theaters in the Hamilton and Toronto area and Cinema Treasures with pictures and infomation about theaters all over Canada. So that’s what I want to do for a new website.
It’s in the part where a guy is on the roof of the theater shooting at zombies. They also show you a seen where they’re inside and outside of the theater.
The Westwood was located in Toronto, Ontario and is now a parking lot unfortunately.
October 21, 2004
FLINT, MI — Gary Flinn has sent us another quick update on the status of the Capitol Theatre:
Formal painting has begun on the Capitol Theatre Building’s arcade canopy and I thank all of you for posting the canopy photo with the gold paint sample in your respective web sites. I don’t think this is worth posting publicly as the color being painted is red metal primer. This was the unfortunate color of the canopy before repairs began. I hope it’s just a primer coat. More updates as I see changes. Thanks again.
PITTSBURG, CA — The City of Pittsburg is purchasing the Enean Theater to help restore the landmark theater (see previous story).
The owner Jaime Penuela and Paul Warshauer (of Grande Venues) have joined forces to reopen the Enean.
The outlook is very good now.