Kentucky Theatre

Local/Regional News
2:01 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Harry Dean Stanton Film Fest Celebrates Fourth Year

Kentucky-born actor Harry Dean Stanton has been the subject of a film festival in Lexington for the past three years.

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Rock & Roots
2:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Filmmaker Archie Borders discusses his new movie "Please to Meet Me"

Louisville-based Indie filmmaker Archie Borders has a new movie project financed on, a project that starts shooting today in Louisville.

And as far as we can see, this is Borders’ third feature film, but his first film with a “name” cast.

“Pleased to Meet Me”  was inspired by one segment on Chicago Public Radio’s series “This American Life” called “Classifieds,” produced by Ira Glass.

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Local/Regional News
11:52 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Group Has Raised More Than $700,000 For Kentucky Theatre

Credit photo provided

The volunteer group collecting money to improve and preserve the Kentucky Theatre has released its latest fundraising report.

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Local/Regional News
12:29 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Kentucky Theatre Recieves $15,000 Donation

LEXINGTON, KY--- The non-profit group Friends of the Kentucky Theatre received a $15,000 grant from Columbia Gas early Friday. 

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Local/Regional News
5:24 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Toyota Contributes $10K To Kentucky Theatre Fundraiser

Credit photo by Brenna Angel

The Kentucky Theatre is $10,000 close to meeting its $1.5 million fundraising goal thanks to a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
3:24 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Kentucky Theatre Fundraiser: Don't Count Michael Shannon Out

Actor and Lexington Native Michael Shannon

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organizers raising funds for The Kentucky Theatre says, despite his canceled appearance this Friday, Michael Shannon remains committed to helping the cause.

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WUKY In Depth
12:47 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Kentucky Theatre To Screen, Hold Q & A On "Invisible War"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2011, the Department of Defense reported about 28,000 violent sex crimes in the military.  But why do outside estimates put the numbers much higher?  And why do most service members choose not to report their assault?  WUKY Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details on an upcoming local screening of an Oscar Nominated film that hopes to answer these questions.

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WUKY In Depth
10:02 am
Fri January 11, 2013

So Long, Film: Movie Theaters Struggle to Keep Up With Digital Conversion

The historic Kentucky Theatre is seeking donations to help buy new digitial projectors and fund other renovations.
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's a busy time of year for the movie industry. Oscar nominations were announced Thursday and the Golden Globes award show is set for Sunday.

Because of an ongoing shift behind the scenes, many theaters across the country may soon be unable to show movies.  Hollywood studios are expected to fully switch from 35 mm film to digital distribution sometime this year, and that’s putting a strain on local movie houses.

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Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

What to Do With $1.26 Million?

The old Fayette National Bank Building is the site of a proposed 21c Museum Hotel. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray thinks $1.2 million in development grant money should be used to help finance the project.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Money from a federal grant program dating back to the 1980s is available to the city of Lexington, but how to use the funds is still up for debate.

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Local/Regional News
4:20 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Kentucky Theatre Seeking Donations for Repairs, Digital Switch

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s been twenty years since the community rallied to save Lexington’s Kentucky Theatre. Now a group of volunteers say it’s time for another round of renovations.

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