The latest movie theater news and updates
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 21, 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.
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
April 18, 2003
Former Biograph Theatre Becomes Cyber Caf
April 17, 2003
Canaan Theatre May Have New Life
NORTH CANAAN, CT — Read the Register-Citizen article
Thanks to Roger Katz for the update!
Amherst Cinema Has “No Inherent Value,” Will Be Demolished
AMHERST, MA — Read the Hampshire Gazette story
April 16, 2003
New-Look Cinema Set to Welcome the Stars
NORWICH, ENGLAND — Read the Evening News 24
Bringing Back the Majesty
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Read The Jersey City Reporter article
Alterici Taps Palace Past
CHARLELOI, PA — Read the Valley Independent article
April 15, 2003
Patrick Goldstein Profiles Robert Bucksbaum and The Crest Theatre
LOS ANGELES, CA — Read the Los Angeles Times article
Group Looks to Preserve Des Plaines Theatre
DES PLAINES, IL — Read the Daily Herald story
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the update!
Sean Connery Hails Cinema’s Last Stand
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND — Read the BBC article
Residents Discover Forgotten Music Hall/Movie Theater
EASTON, MD — Read the Baltimore Sun article
April 14, 2003
Benjamin Sack, Founder of Sack Theatres, Dies at 92
LEOMINSTER, MA —
Norwich’s Only Movie Theater Closes, Along With One in Jewett City.
NORWICH & JEWETT CITY, CT — Read the Norwich Bulletin article
Thanks to Roger Katz for the update.
Former Midway Theatre Gets Its 15 minutes
MIDDLE RIVER, MD — Read the Baltimore Sun article
Nostalgic Ex-Businessman Rebuilds Alabama Town, Reopen Theater
TUSCUMBIA, AL — Read the New York Times/Contra Costa Times story
Best Little Movie House in Laos
14-Screen Paradiso Theater, Malco’s ‘Nicest Ever,’ Opens
MEMPHIS, TN — Read the GoMemphis.com article
Secret Behind Millionaire’s Stunning Gift
ANTIOCH, IL —
Thanks to Bryan Krefft for the news.
April 12, 2003
The following was sent in from the Oasis Theatre:
The original Pasadena California Warner Egyptian Theatre (AKA Uptown Theatre) has started restoration for musical stage productions. Famous Broadway Producer, Michael Butler has voiced an interest in producing HAIR 2003 and other musicals at this location.
Currently known as the Oasis Theatre. Located at 2316 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA. 90017, skilled craftmens are needed for the project. Anyone interested in participating should contact Oasis owner, James Perry at (626)844-8886 for more information.