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The State, now renamed the Sylvia R. Henkin State Theatre, will be reopening in in 2013, primarily as a movie theater. This article about the renovations and reopening identifies the theater’s architects as Buechner and Orth.
Pictures of this drive-in can be seen here and here.
Here is the direct link.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced a festival of fifteen 70mm films that will run from Dec. 21, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013.
A picture of the closed Saucon Valley 10 can be seen here.
Apparently, a number of citizens are very unhappy about the town council’s decision to purchase the theater and convert it. View article
There are pictures and memorabilia related to the Motor-Vu on its gallery page at Drive-ins.com.
This one of the theaters that has been acquired by Carmike.
A picture of the this theater can be seen here. According to this article, the owner is considering expanding the cinema.
It is a major retrofit; here is an article about the makeover’s progress. Galaxy may open the renovated theater in March, 2013.
A British Pathé Newsreel about the construction of this theatre can be seen here.
I hope these end up in a small, independent theater that is struggling to survive in the face of the need to convert to digital instead of being acquired by one of the big chains for use in one of their smaller screening rooms.
My take on Cinemark is that they have evolved; their theaters built in the early 1990’s (many of them discount multiplexes with garish interiors – for example was the Willoughby Hills 10 in Ohio had headache-inducing chartreuse walls with checkerboard tile floors with video games all over the place) had then-common shoebox auditoria often with mono sound and undistinguished projection.
But by the beginning of the new century, and especially after the company became a major player and it acquired the Century and CineArts brands, their theaters became far more luxurious and comparable to any of the best of the recently-built megaplexes. My most recent visit to a Cinemark-owned theater was at their Century 9 in San Francisco and it was a first-class experience.
An article about the demolition of this theater can be read here.
It looks like Fort Sill has had three theaters over the years; already listed here on CT are the Liberty Theater which would appear to pre-date this theater and the current Sheridan Theater.
The cause of the fire that severely damaged the closed Parma Theater has been determined to have been arson. View article
Additional historical information about this theater can be read here.
An article about the history of the Csino/Harris Theatre can be read here.
A picture of the Carbonear Cinema can be seen here.
An article about the closing can be found here.
I too love the Majestic, but it is tied in my affections with the equally incredible Aztec; I worry even more about the Aztec’s long term prospects because all they have come up with since its restoration in terms of programming has been crappy touristy-oriented stuff.
According to this article the Twilight celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2008, though its prospects for continuing on beyond that were looking grim.
A partial view of the theater’s exterior can be seen here.
Here are two interior views: 1 and 2
A slideshow of pictures of this cinema can be seem here, and this webpage includes some additional views.