The latest movie theater news and updates
November 4, 2003
CHICAGO, IL — According to the Chicago Tribune, the Music Box, one of Chicago’s best-loved art house theaters, will soon be under the management of its current owner, lawyer William Schopf. The miniature movie palace is currently managed by Chris Carlo and Robert Chaney, who are seeking an early termination of their lease to pursue other interests.
In May 1966, a lady theater proprietor named, we think, Mrs. Glasgow, purchased three of our family portraits from our family home in Scotland which we were forced to sell to pay death duties. She said she was going to put them in her theater in, we think, California. Somehow, by 1980, they were stored in someone’s garage.
November 3, 2003
- Avalon’s missing marquee propels neighborhood opposition
- Magazine lists cinema’s cheesiest moments
- Blow for ‘Save our Cinema’ campaign
- The Best Movie Theater Ever
- Rest in peace, Crystal Theater
- Local group throws ‘Rocky Horror’ bash
- Performing arts center to find home at moviehouse
- Farrellys stuck on Stadium
- More movie houses are targeted for new lives (sub. required)
October 31, 2003
FT. WAYNE, IN — According to the Journal Gazette, local filmmakers Richard Yates and Rodney Pasko shot a horror film last year at the now-razed Holiday 1 & 2 movie theater at the Northcrest Shopping Plaza in Ft. Wayne.
October 30, 2003
MIAMI, FL — According to this article in the Miami Today News, Miami’s famous Coconut Grove Playhouse is planning on adding a movie screen and projection equipment to show films while the theater is not being used for stage productions. The Coconut Grove was originally opened as a movie house in 1926. Says the theater’s executive director Laura Calzolar, “It’s a return to our history. In many respects, we are coming back to our roots”.
October 29, 2003
- Opening night a little closer
- Transcript: Democratic Presidential Debate in Detroit
- Art Deco Cinema Under Threat
- Avon, Lincoln Theatres Survive Downtown
- Nova star rises at former Regal Cinemas
- Audit blasts theater funding
- Pissed Off Projectionists
- Once-abandoned showplace gets spruced for performances
October 28, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The sale of the Villa Theatre which has been pending for the last several months has fallen through and the property is back on the market, with an asking price of $2.5 million. Anyone interested in buying the Villa to operate it as a theater should contact 3540 Associates, the current owner’s realty office: