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SAG-AFTRA & Studios Reach Tentative Deal, Ending the Four-Month Strike
The SAG-AFTRA strike began July 14, 2023, and the impact of the strike caused some movies to delay their openings this year, and was jeopardizing post-production work on movies due for release in 2024. After almost four months, news reports are saying that the strike will be officially over as of 12:01am PT on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Deadline has published an article about the new agreement, which should have Hollywood back up and running in a few weeks. While it will likely take some... (more)

Theater Openings & Improvements

Rochester, NY: Apple Cinemas - Pittsford Cinema Opens
The Apple Cinemas - Pittsford Cinema in Rochester, New York is now open. Located in the Pittsford Plaza shopping center on Monroe Avenue, the movie theater was previously known as the Pittsford Cinema 9, which closed in June 2022. This will be the first location in New York for Apple Cinemas, which also operates movie theaters in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. It is planning to reopen the former Regal Cinemas Greece Ridge Center 12, which closed in March.... (more)

Theater Closings

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Plainview, TX: Cinemark Town Centre Cinema 6 Closed
The Cinemark Town Centre Cinema 6 in Plainview, Texas has closed. Located along I-27, north of Olton Road/Highway 70, the six screen movie theater's last day of operation was Thursday, December 7, 2023. We could not find any news reports or official statements that would explain why the theater closed, or if it might reopen again in the future. The theater's closure causes a bit of a problem for moviegoers in the area, as the nearest theaters are more than 40 miles away in Lubbock. If you... (more)

Theaters For Sale

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Jefferson, WI: Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre For Sale
The Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson, Wisconsin is for sale. Located on Highway 18 just west of Jefferson, the theater is about 30 miles east of downtown Madison and 53 miles west of Milwaukee. It is owned by Lee Burgess, who is quoted in a news story reported on recently by WMTV (see below) as saying "it's time to pass the torch." The outdoor theater was built in 1953 and is one of only ten drive-ins left operating in Wisconsin. The next closest drive-in is the Sky-Vu Drive-In... (more)

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