In this week’s edition of The Retrospect, there’s a story on the front page that talks about the recent work on the marquee and sidewalks, as well as a possible future path for theatre restoration. To read the article click on the image below.
4 days ago the USA Today ran a story on how local movie theatres, like the Westmont, are branching out to do other events through simulcasting –broadcasting programs/events on more than one medium at the same time.
Image going to a theatre, like the Westmont, to see the following:
- Sports (SuperBowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, Nascar, PGA Tour, Boxing, etc…)
- Music Concerts
- NY Metropolitan Opera
- Award Shows (Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, etc…)
- Presidential Speeches (State of the Union Addresses, Senate debates, etc…)
‘Theatre Movies are perfectly positioned to be community centers’, says Robert Thompson, director fo the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.
Imagine if the Westmont became a community center where you can see not only a motion picture, but a presidential speech or a sporting event or a concert. It would return the Westmont to one of the founding reasons it was built: bring people together from all around through entertainment.
To read the complete article in the USA Today, click on the image below
The NCW is holding their 1st 2009 meeting at the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library (in Haddon Township on MacAuther Blvd) on Tuesday February 17th @ 7pm. The meeting will be held in the storybook room and should last about an hour.
We encourage anyone who wants to join the NCW to attend the meeting!