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The CineArts domed theater may be facing closing and demolition: View article
This theater reopened as the Studio C! on December 10, 2012. The new official website is: studioctheatre.com.
The theater is also hosting a “Telethon” to help upgrade and preserve the theater on December 15, 2012: View article
The sixty-year-old Strand will be another victim of the economy and the cost of going digital: this venerable theater will be closed as of January 6, 2013. View article
Four photos of this theatre can be viewed here.
This postcard which was postmarked 1913 partially shows the Lyric Theatre.
A picture of this theater can be seen here.
Here is a photo of the closed Cine Princesa, and here is a picture of the interior, taken from the stage.
Here is a picture of the Cine Suizo.
The Orpheum can be seen at the left in this photo.
An interior view of the Circle as it was in 1945 can be seen here.
The Vic is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. This article points out the bits and pieces of some lost Chicago theaters have been incorporated in the Vic. A recent interior picture can be seen here.
This article about Dipson’s decision to turn the theater into a discount, second-run theater, includes a picture of the exterior.
Here is a picture of the Komedia Comedy Club showing the ‘legs’.
Additional photos of The Astoria can be seen here.
A view of this former cinema as a pub can be seen here.
Actually, the plan seems to a local version of a fairly new progam called MoviePass that allows a person to see one movie a day for a fixed fee on a 30, 90, or one-year basis, the difference is that Movie Pass is valid at many theaters, whereas this plan would be only valid at the MET.
However, DOJ or FTC may see the situation as an opportunity to strengthen the presence of another competitor against the dominance of both Regal and Cinemark/Century. When AMC absorbed Loews-Cineplex, regulators forced AMC to divest some of the former Loews-Cineplex theaters in places such as Chicago.
Another possibility may be the that Rave only leases Town Square property and that the landlord, for whatever reason, does not want to go with Cinemark or that Cinemark does not see the property as viable for some reason. Cinemark did not pick up the Rave CityPlace 14 in Kalamazoo though it is proposing to pick up Rave’s other theaters in Michigan.
A picture of the Pavilion Cinema taken in 1947 can be seen here and this webpage shows additional pictures and memorabilia.
This website has pictures of this theatre over the years. A picture of the closed Palace Entertainment Centre can be seen here, and a picture of a queue outside the theatre in 1958 can be seen here.
It may also be a regulatory issue; Cinemark/Century is already the major player in the greater Las Vegas area with five megaplexes and over eighty screens.
An old postcard view of the theatre can be seen here.
Since it had gone independent by the time of its closing, another factor in deciding to closemight have been the cost of conversion to digital. Converting eight screens, depending on whether Regal had converted any of them, would have be a heavy financial burden on an independent.
Status should be changed to closed. This theater has been converted to a furniture store; the current Google Street View shows the faded painted arch that was above the marquee, but it looks like this will soon be covered over.
As is the case with so many small, independent theaters, this theater’s survival is threatened by the need to convert to digital and has launched a fund-raising drive: View article