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Film
8:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Horror film special effects artist praised in documentary

Credit courtesy of Ryan Meade

The makeup and special effects artists that create our nightmares are often Hollywood’s unsung heroes. But one local artist is getting some time in the spotlight for special effects in the 1980s horror franchise The Evil Dead.

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Film
6:06 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Small movie theaters struggle to switch to digital

Film engineer Johanna Kelly preps some trailer film at WMU's Little Theatre
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Starting January first, the film industry will stop making movies on the old 35 millimeter reels—which means movie theaters all over the country have until that date to switch to digital projectors. But it hasn’t been easy for small theaters—the new technology starts at about $50,000. Despite the cost, theaters in Southwest Michigan are trying to make it work.

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6:14 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Celebration Cinema in Portage plans to offer food and alcohol sales later this year

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Permission still needed from state Liquor Control Commission. Sales could start this fall
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Sometime later this year Celebration! Cinema in Portage expects to begin serving beer, wine and mixed drinks along with food to those coming to see a movie. Kenyon Shane, vice president for Celebration!
11:06 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema likely to open in September in downtown Kalamazoo

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Theater will be in spot which had been Rave in downtown Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Kalamazoo likely won't open until September, instead of the initial targeted opening of summer. League and Kennedy said they had hoped to open the theater in June or July but it likely won't open until September, due to the amount of construction, hiring and other work that needs to be done.