Weekly Digest (10/12-10/25)

Not on Facebook or following the THS Twitter feed? Here are some highlights of news from theatres across the web from this past week and today. (Pro-tip: Even if you don’t have a twitter account, you can still follow our feed on twitter. You won’t be able to tweet at us, but unlike facebook, you don’t have to join the site to view it! Read the feed here.)

Note: Because we’re a little behind, we’re including the last TWO weeks to make sure you get all the news from around the web.


“Is a landmark theater in its last days? Can it be restored?” From San Francisco, CA.
“Art Theatre, Long Beach’s last single screen theater, goes digital” From Long Beach, CA.

“Highland’s historic Lory Theater saved from near corporate demolition now excites audience with entertaining staff” From Highland, IL.

“Paramount Theatre’s Flood-damaged Wurlitzer Organ Restored & Reinstalled” From Cedar Rapids, IA.

“Gilbert in talks with city to buy half block, theater.” From Detroit, MI.

“If memories of Goldenrod were cash, the boat would be restored” From St. Louis, MO.

“1920s Norfolk movie theater makes National Register of Historic Places list” From Norfolk, NE.
“Thorpe Opera House at crossroads” From David City, NE.

New Jersey
“Fulop Administration Announces $600 Million, Three-Tower Residential Project in Journal Square; Development will Kick-Start Revitalization in Heart of City” From Jersey City, NJ.

New Mexico
“The Screen makes critical switch to digital projection” From Santa Fe, NM.

“Emery Theatre legal battle: Nonprofit wants UC out as theater owner, seeks damages” From Cincinnati, OH.

“Lost subway entrance unearthed as Uptown Theater renovations inch forward” From Philadelphia, PA.

“Middle TN movie theaters adapt to changing times” From Tennessee.

“Renovations continue at Wayne Theatre” From Waynesboro, VA.

West Virginia
“Take Your Seats, Leave Your Mark at Capitol” From Wheeling, WV.

“Frank Productions expected to bid against Gus Paras in auction for embattled Orpheum Theater” From Madison, WI.

Outside the United States
“Russia’s Disappearing Movie Theaters”
“MacMurray Theatre renovated and reopening for 2013 season” From Arcola, Saskatchewan, Canada.


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  1. The next Edition of Britain’s cherished magazine of theatre nostalgia, OLD THEATRES, will be published in November. It recalls the dreaded Glasgow Empire theatre where English comics went on stage in fear of the Glasgow audiences! Groups who are ‘saving theatres’ are also featured, and we look back at English Christmas pantomimes over the years which remain so popular today. Fears are also expressed about the famous Brighton Hippodrome theatre where the ornate interior is crumbling away. For more information E Mail oldtheatres@googlemail.com

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