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Beacon Cinema Cuts Ribbon On Cushy New Seats

Those from the Beacon recognize that role as being a community partner. So while the seats are an effort to keep up with the changing times, the Beacon isn't going to stay with the pricing trends. On Friday, Manager Lydia Shulman announced a reduction in many of the ticket prices.

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North Adams Movieplex Holds 'Five For Free' Food Drive

Those who donate five non-perishable food goods can see a free movie of their choice at the North Adams Movieplex. The downtown theater will hold its annual "Five For Free" food drive Tuesday night to benefit the Berkshire Dream Center.

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Pittsfield Approves Extending Tax Breaks For Beacon Cinema

It was in 1997 when Downtown Pittsfield Inc. revealed a downtown master plan which called for a movie theater on North Street. City officials and DPI went searching high and low for a developer, from big chains to independent operators with little luck. Eventually they found Richard Stanley, who ran the Triplex in Great Barrington, and he too wanted nothing to do with the project.

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Williams Alum Documents the Making of 'Transformers' as Shared Event

Williams College alum Kevin B. Lee has been proclaimed the "King of the Video Essays" by the New York Times, a form that combines edited film footage with commentary. Lee had been laboring away as a freelance film critic and says he began to make video essays about film topics as a way of understanding certain films better, paying tribute and offering insights in a visual way. In a typical essay, he might provide cover a film like "And God Created Woman" or a wider topic, like Spielberg's use

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College fraternity house into a movie theater, promising to screen only “high class” fare with live musical accompaniment. One hundred years later, movies are still screening at 50 Spring St., making it one of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in the world.

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