The latest movie theater news and updates
December 25, 2013
We here at Cinema Treasures wish everyone has a great holiday and a Happy New Year. Thanks for visiting the site and see you at the movies!
(Thanks to tinseltoes for providing the photo.)
December 24, 2013
Longtime Cinema Treasures contributor, Michael Coate, has been writing some wonderful pieces for The Digital Bits lately that we thought would be of interest to readers. As 2013 winds down, here are some of the significant anniversaries from the past year.
December 23, 2013
FLINT, MI — The skyline of Flint, Michigan was changed on Sunday morning, December 22 when Flint’s tallest building, Genesee Towers, was imploded. Abandoned and deteriorated, its demolition was long in coming. With that building gone, the Capitol Theatre, just a block away, got more exposure. An urban plaza will take the place of Genesee Towers. In preparation for the implosion, the front facade of the Capitol Theatre was wrapped in Visqueen for its protection.
(Thanks to Gary Flinn for the photo and story.)
ALAMOGORDO, NM — The White Sands Theatre reopens today! After thousands of volunteer hours and a dedicated staff effort the Historic Sands Theatre is going to start showing movies again.
The theatre was transformed in 1987 into a Christian Broadcast TV Station, KVBA Vision Broadcasting. A group of men and women have come together to reopen the movie side to show family based movies, Christian-based. It will be awesome to see a piece of history come back to life. It is surly a work in progress, each visitor to the show will help us come closer to finishing the full remodel. God Bless and hope to see you at the movies.
December 20, 2013
DAGSBORO, DE — They still have over $30K raise but the owners of the Clayton Theatre are optimistic they’ll raise enough for a new digital projector. This last remaining single-screen theatre in Delaware has been presenting classic films each Monday night as a fundraiser too.
Read more in Delaware Online.
(Thanks to JackCoursey for providing the photo.)
December 19, 2013
December 18, 2013
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — The nearly 100 year-old Images Cinema has received a new marquee after not having one for decades. The lack of one was becoming a driving hazard with drivers going in one direction having to look over their shoulder to see what’s playing. With this and digital projection, the theatre is now better than ever.
Read the full story and see pictures at iBerkshires.
SAGINAW, MI — The Goodrich Quality Theatres chain has announced that their new Quality 16 GDX Theatres will open on January 17. It replaces the adjacent Saginaw 12 which will be town down upon the new state of the art cinema’s completion.
Further details are at the Goodrich Quality Theatres website.