Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rob Zombie's new horror flick, suitably, screened at CinemaSalem Wednesday night before the general release on Friday.
It seems like ages ago when Rob Zombie's crew was in the city shooting "The Lords of Salem." But the wait is over. The horror film made its East Coast debut Wednesday night at CinemaSalem. That's well in advance of the film's general release on Friday. The film is set in present-day Salem, and you'll see a lot of the city in the finished product. That is, if you don't have your hands over your eyes the whole time. Zombie has told interviewers that this film isn't violent like his well-known butcher-fests "House of 1,000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects." Instead this one offers psychological horror. Zombie says reading a book about the witch trials was the impetus for the movie, but that it doesn't aim at any kind of factual portrayal of …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
CinemaSalem's new digital projectors are now up and running.
Late last year, more than a thousand area residents contributed to a Kickstarter fundraising effort aimed at helping CinemaSalem raise $60,000 to purchase the digital projectors it desperately needed to stay in business. Four months later, the cinema's three new digital projectors are up and running, allowing CinemaSalem to show the latest Hollywood movies in higher-quality picture and sound than ever before. Click Here for a look at the "Save CinemaSalem" Kickstarter fundraiser page, which includes a video about the projectors featuring owner Paul Van Ness. Click through the photos attached to this post for a closer look at one of the new digital projectors. A photograph of the theater's old film projector is also included in the gallery…
Friday, December 14, 2012
An online fundraiser aimed at saving CinemaSalem is almost there.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
As of early this morning, an online fundraising effort to save CinemaSalem that kicked off last week is some $4,000 away from reaching its goal. Theater Owner Paul Van Ness has enlisted the help of Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform, in the hopes of raising the $60,000 needed to buy the digital projectors he needs to stay in business. At 1:30 a.m. Friday, the theater had raise $55,428 in pledges toward the cause. Without the projectors, Van Ness said the theater won't be able to show the latest Hollywood films and will force him to close up shop in a matter of months, according to this video on the Kickstarter page. Click Here for a look at the Save CinemaSalem Kickstarter fundraiser page. Will you be making a donation to the …