The latest movie theater news and updates
May 16, 2014
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
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
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.)
SIOUX FALLS, SD — It’s been a long road for the multi-year renovation of the State Theatre but the end is near. The lobby work has been completed and they’re focusing now on bringing the auditorium to a modern digital standard while still preserving its past.
Read the full story in the Bellingham Herald.
(Thanks to jasperdo for providing the photo.)
May 13, 2014
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — After three dark years, the Scottsdale Six is really gone for good. It was demolished last week with future plans for some type of commercial development. It was open for over 30 years.
Read the full story in the Phoenix Business Journal.
(Thanks to Scott Neff for providing the photo.)
May 12, 2014
A new book is out about artist and sculptor Hildreth Meière who barely anyone knows as the designer of the three roundels on the side of Radio City Music Hall. A prolific muralist as well, she also did work at the Nebraska State Capitol and The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
Go to the Atlantic to read the full story on this forgotten genius.
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The jury is still out on what lies in the future for the Loew’s Jersey. Lovingly operated for years by the Friends of the Loew’s, the city is now looking to bring a for-profit concert promoter in to revitalize the venue. But which is the best path for the theatre long term?
Read more in the Star-Ledger.
(Thanks to kiwiplant for providing the photo.)
May 9, 2014
NAVASOTA, TX — Miller’s Theater closed three months ago but locals won’t have to wait long to visit their favorite theatre again. It reopened last weekend with digital projection and sound which will give it the option of presenting more than just movies. Stadium seating may be on the way as well.
Read more in the Navasota Examiner.
May 8, 2014