The latest movie theater news and updates
November 18, 2003
EL SEGUNDO, CA — Boeing has announced its looking to exit the digital cinema business and is seeking a buyer for its digital cinema division, according to an article in the Seattle Times. According to a spokesman, the company believes digital cinema will continue to fail “until the industry adopts standards and comes up with the right business model for it.”
SILVER CITY, NM — After a protracted battle with Town officials over the safety of the building, the Gila Theatre was shuttered last summer, perhaps forever.
Town of Silver City building and fire safety officials first cited the owners of the Gila Theatre in the winter of 2001-02, after a complaint by a theatre patron that they had nearly been hit by a piece of falling material from the auditorium ceiling.
November 17, 2003
We’re proud to announce the debut of the newest feature on Cinema Treasures — a link directory!
The Cinema Treasures Link Directory contains over 700 links in 19 different categories, with links for theater websites, chains, architects, and more.
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• We’ll be adding a search tool later today!
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EUREKA, CA — The former Loew’s State is in the process of a $2 million reconstruction, according to an article in the Eureka Reporter. Converted into retail space in 1971, it has sat vacant for more than a decade. To be renamed the Historic Sweasey Theatre, the theater will showcase live stage shows, both local and visiting companys will be sought to use this future cultural landmark.
MILTON, DE — On Saturday, November 29th beginning at 6:00 PM, award winning nationally recognized artists Michael Bell and Michael Sprouse join forces in a two man exhibition and fund raiser benefitting the Milton Theatre.
November 14, 2003
Thanks to Justin from Open Air Cinema for sending in this photo of their mobile outdoor cinema. Pretty cool!
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — On November 20th, there will be a 20th Anniversary screening of “A Christmas Story” at Edwards Big Newport to benefit Toys For Tots. Both members of the original cast and the film’s director will be on hand for the festivities. More information is available on the OCshowbiz website.
November 13, 2003
ATLANTA, GA — The Friends of the Strand, who are trying to save Atlanta’s long-closed Deco movie theater, have determined that the cost of a complete restoration of the theater is just shy of $3 million dollars, according to an article in today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Strand, which hasn’t shown a movie for 27 years, is perhaps the only remaining Art Deco theater in the state of Georgia and is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
WAYNE, MI — The Historic Wayne Theatre needs your help! We are seeking volunteers to help restore our theater! If you live in the Metro-Detroit area and would like to help, contact us via our website at www.historicwaynetheatre.com, or call (734) 728-SHOW and leave a message if we aren’t there. We also need donations. Any and all help is appreciated. For more information about our theater, check out our theater page on Cinema Treasures.