The latest movie theater news and updates
October 10, 2013
October 9, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION, CO — The Egyptian Theatre in Delta was way ahead of the curve when it converted to digital five years ago but others haven’t been so fortunate. The Avalon is racing to raise money for a projector with the help of a new initiative. The Rural Theater Digital Conversion Grant is a Colorado program where theaters can receive up to $30K for the project.
Read more in the Daily Sentinel
(Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)
The news has been grim for so many but there are still some amazing drive-ins out there. USA Today profiled 10 of the best from some Route 66 standouts to others that showcase various audio and food options.
October 8, 2013
GLEN ROCK, PA — The Glen Theatre received a plaque from the local preservation society the other week in honor of its 100 years in business. The Daily Record shared stories about how it has entertained generations of moviegoers and maintained its place in the tight-knit community.
(Thanks to mark edmunds for providing the photo.)
LONDON, ENGLAND — One of Britain’s largest studio is about to get another asset, a movie theater. The onsite theatre will be open to the public as well as Pinewood employees and will feature weekend programming of indie and mainstream fare. Curzon is onboard to operate it.
Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.
October 7, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A proposal by iPic Theatres could lead to an eight screen theatre and restaurant in new construction replacing all but the front of the Boyd Theatre. This can only go forward if iPic can prove that restoring the theatre would be cost prohibitive. Howard Haas of Friends of the Boyd strongly opposes the proposal due to the irreparable damage it would cause.
(Thanks to Michael Wakely for providing the photo.)
October 4, 2013
ASHLAND, VA — Without steady operations since the 1990’s, owners of the Ashland Theatre have donated it to the town. Local officials plan to restore it revitalize downtown. There are no announced plans on what it will be used for exactly but movies is still a possibility.
Read more in the Times Disptach.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
MUSKEGON, MI — The 90+ year-old Harbor Cinema is back in business following some extensive renovations. Now under new ownership, the theatre has an updated concessions area, digital projection, and a newly-painted lobby. The theatre will get back to showing first-run films and locals couldn’t be happier with the results.
Read more in MLive.
October 3, 2013
NEW CASTLE, PA — The Warner Film Center unveiled its floor plan for a museum commemorating the Warner Brothers’ historic first theatre at 18 S. Mill St. yesterday.
Cass Warner, CEO of Warner Sisters Inc. and granddaughter of Harry Warner, one of the original four founding members of the Warner Brothers entertainment empire, addressed approximately 100 well-wishers at the site of the old Cascade Theatre in downtown New Castle.
The inaugural event displayed the museum’s first-completed attraction, a mural depicting old New Castle, by local artist Ken Cole, which covers one wall in the entryway.