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Nowhere in the above article is it mentioned that this theatre is located in Woodstock, Illinois. One has to actually read the newspaper article to determine the location.
Now known as the Allen Park Digital Cinemas and no longer operated by MJR Theatres. Website: http://allenparkcinemas.com/location/2859/Allen-Park-Digital-Cinema
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Accepts both US and Canadian currency due to its proximity to the border.
Now has 11 screens. Website: https://www.marcustheatres.com/theatre-locations/la-crosse-cinema-la-crosse
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Now has 11 screens. The name is Duluth Cinema.
In the photo,the posters in the front of the theatre appear to be advertising movies, so maybe it was open at that time. The cars place the picture as being taken in the mid-1930s or later.
According to the theatre website, “The building once served as the Newland Hotel before becoming a movie theater managed by Dickinson Theaters in 1945. After being sold it sat empty for many years but was restored by a local family music group in 1999. They renamed the theater the Route 66 Music Theatre with live music as the primary source of entertainment. It was sold and renovated in 2003, but the theater closed again after less than a year. However, the screen didn’t stay dark for long. It was purchased in 2005 by Nancy and Scott Hutson.”
The theater in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan is closed. The theater in Sault Ste Marie ON (Canada) is still open.
There is a 1938 picture of this theater on the website.
In the early 60’s, I worked at a shoe store just north of this theatre, at 1306 S Halsted. The marquee was gone by then, but the building still showed signs of having been a movie theater.
Marcus is now converting all of its auditoriums to Dream Lounger recliners. They plan to have this done by the end of November in time for the release of the new “Star Wars” film in mid-December.
According to the website and Facebook page, this theatre is closed due to equipment failure. It appears that they cannot afford the transition to digital at this time.
It has been announced that this theatre and the others in the Sundance chain will be sold to Carmike for $36M. Carmike will be allowed to maintain the Sundance name, but will not be able to expand the name to its other theaters.
Cinema Detroit has now moved a few blocks away to a new location at 4126 Third Street. Website: http://cinemadetroit.com/ What has become of the Burton Theatre, I have no idea.
It appears that this theatre is no longer showing movies. The website is down and the phone goes unanswered. Only info on the web is for live theater performances.
The Star is currently installing power reclining seats to 5 of its auditoriums. Once this is completed, the remaining screening rooms will receive the upgrade, with the exception of the IMAX. A liquor license is also being sought to bring about the cinepub experience.
Actually, it would be a much shorter drive to Sault Ste Marie ON or Mackinaw City for Newberry residents to see a first run movie.
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The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival sold this building to a developer in 2013 and is no longer using it as a venue. The Blade Magic show also moved out that year to a storefront operation further down Central Ave. It would be safe to say status is “closed.”
Facebook page is down, and no listing on the Chamber of Commerce site either. Seems to be closed.
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Last day of operation, August 20, 2015.