The latest movie theater news and updates

  • May 22, 2014

    A visit to the rebuilt Lebowsky Center

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    OWOSSO, MI — Last weekend, Ivonne and I took in “Shrek the Musical” at the rebuilt Lebowsky Center. We picked up our tickets at the adjacent Studio Theatre entrance then entered the theater through the new inside hallway to enter the enlarged theater lobby. Upstairs, the upper lobby was also enlarged as it absorbed the upstairs office space so there is now a view of Main Street above the marquee. Inside the theater, the rebuilt theater is state of the art and that includes the fire supression system with sprinklers all over the facility. You can still see scars from the 2007 fire on and adjacent to the proscenium arch.

    Because of the enlarged lobby and the addition of stadium seating and a large handicapped seating area, there are now 500 seats. Additional movable seats can be added in the handicapped area and the side boxes. As for the 500 permanent seats, they are retro style and extremely comfortable. As for the show we took in, “Shrek the Musical,” it was great! The Lebowsky Center in Owosso attracts theater goers in the nearby Flint and Lansing areas as well as the local Owosso/Corunna areas.

    — Gary Flinn

  • May 21, 2014

    Imagining the Future On The Big Screen

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    JERSEY CITY, NJ —

    Imagining the Future On The Big Screen At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center

    Friday, May 30 8PM “Brazil"
    Starring Jonathan Pryce, Michael Palin, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro. Directed by Terry Gilliam. 1985, 131 mins., color.

  • Historic Warner Cascade Theatre Gala coming in June

    NEW CASTLE, PA — Anticipating their Grand Opening in February 2015, the historic Warner Cascade Theatre will celebrate two milestones at its Riverplex site in downtown New Castle, Thursday, June 26, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

    Officials will unveil the Pennsylvania Historical Marker commemorating the Warner Brothers’ first theatre.

  • May 20, 2014

    Cinema last to switch to digital projectors in the area

    ROCHESTER, NY — Rochester’s oldest single-screen is going digital with the conversion of the Cinema Theater. A mix of donations and fundraising campaigns led to the change.

    Read more in the Democrat & Chronicle.

  • May 19, 2014

    Unique Cameo Theatre is gem of downtown Fayetteville

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    FAYETTEVILLE, NC — A loyal community has been the foundation for success at the Cameo Art Theatre. Playing a mix of independent and mainstream flicks, the theatre has weathered many storms and should be there for generations to come thanks to new digital projectors.

    Read more at WNCN.

    (Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)

  • Newtown Theatre announces grand reopening activities

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    NEWTOWN, PA — The 131 year-old Newtown Theatre is reopening with a new digital projector with a tribute to its past. Chosen by audience poll, they’ll be showing classics like “Wizard of Oz” and “Casablanca” and charging vintage prices too.

    Read more and catch the full schedule at Bucks Local News.

    (Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)

  • May 16, 2014

    Mars reopens to fanfare

    SPRINGFIELD, GA — 57 years is a long time to be closed and come back but the Mars Theatre made a comeback two weeks ago. Movies and live entertainment are planned for the venue that took years of renovations to come back to life. Without many options nearby, locals couldn’t be happier.

    Read the full story in Savannah Now.

  • Cinema Vezzoli at MOCA

    LOS ANGELES, CA — A filmmakers love for cinema comes full circle in a new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Grand Avenue. Director of short films, Francesco Vezzoli, will be profiled with an actual movie theater built into the museum, complete with seats from a former cinema.

    Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.

  • May 15, 2014

    Summer Film Series at the Fox

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    ATLANTA, GA — Ever wanted to catch a flick in the world-famous Fox Theatre? Then check out the lineup for its 2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival which includes such classics as “The Wizard of Oz,” “ Gone with the Wind,” “ and "Double Indemnity.”

    See the full lineup in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

    (Thanks to spectrum for providing the photo.)

  • May 14, 2014

    Strand still shines after 90 years

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    ROCKLAND, ME — The landmark gem, the Strand Theatre, seems to be better than ever thanks to a loyal community. By being a truly independent theatre, they’re able to book what their fans really want with everything from esoteric documentaries to art-house hits.

    Read the full success story in the Press Herald.

    (Thanks to wsasser for providing the photo.)