The latest movie theater news and updates
October 7, 2013
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.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Curbed featured an often forgotten L.A. art deco gem last week, Leimert Park’s Vision Theatre. The jaw-dropping photo gallery showcases all the work the Department of Cultural Affairs has done to maintain the theatre’s luster. It’s used for various entertainment so definitely worth the trip.
October 2, 2013
CULPEPER, VA — Like art deco movie theaters? What about classic films presented in them? If you said yes to either of those questions and will be near Culpeper in the next month, check out their “Library of Congress Presents” series, featuring titles from the National Registry. The State and Mt. Pony theaters are teaming up for this exciting series with $6 admission that starts tonight.
Read more in the Daily Progress.
(Thanks to nitratefury for providing the photo.)
WARSAW, NY — The Stage has had its fair share of ups and downs the past few years as it moved through different operators and uses. They still need digital equipment though and time has run out for the current owner. The county auctioned it off Monday due to all its back taxes.
Read more in the Daily News.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
October 1, 2013
Two years ago, Harkins Theaters was forced to install technology in all its Arizona locations to accommodate the blind and deaf. Could this be on the slate for theaters nationwide? Discussions are heightening that could lead to theaters being responsible for more than just a digital conversion.
Read more at Fox News.
September 30, 2013
PC Mag sounded off on the growing topic of making movie theaters more interactive. With tweet seats becoming more and more prevalent in performing arts venues and Disney [rolling outhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/09/11/disney-second-screen-live-ipad-theater-little-mermaid/) its second screen program, more disruptions to a pristine moviegoing experience could be on the horizon.