This just in via my (real-life) pal @jspeights on twitter: Seattle International Film Festival is re-opening the Uptown Theater in Queen Anne as an art house in October. Very good news for Seattle film lovers!
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Posted in writing, writing life, Los Angeles Memoir, Cinemas, Seattle Cinemas, tagged writing, memoirs, writing life, Movies, seattle's neptune theater closing, IFC, Independent Film Channel, paranormal romances, Kevin Smith, young adult novels on February 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Good God. I’m coming into the home stretch with my young adult paranormal romance.
I’ve written 175 pages in the past six weeks. That is lightning-fast for me, because I am not a speedy writer. I really wanted to get to 300 pages and finish by March 1, but sadly it looks like that is not to be. Damn February and its short number of days. It would have been so excellent for me psychologically to be done before I flip the calendar over, but there’s no way.
Oh, but I love my characters and their swooning and their problems and their magic! Good times. I cannot wait to start editing. I haven’t let myself read anything I’ve written so far, so it will all be (sort of) new to me when I read it–the second week of March, I guess.
After the YA PR is written, I will attempt to get on the Stephen King-recommended schedule of writing in the morning and editing in the afternoon.
The next project I want to write will either be the L.A. memoir (which I think I’ve written 200 pages of?) or my self-publishing experiment, which I’m thinking may be part of a true-crime book I wrote from 2008-2010. No one knows what to do with it, including me. I tried to integrate a relationship memoir with this ripped-from-the-headlines story and… it hasn’t worked yet. Although everyone who’s seen it has said it’s an intriguing idea.
Also, I’m getting a lot of love from the independent film community and I’m not quite sure why that is. Big sloppy love right back at ya, though, guys. I’m a great believer in the cosmic flow or whatevs, so there must be a reason that in the past couple months I’ve 1) Broken a news story about a classic Seattle theater closing, 2) Been mentioned by the Independent Film Channel and 3) Been given a pep talk by one of my favorite filmmakers, indie upstart Kevin Smith.
I don’t know what it means, but it means something and I’m gonna figure it out after this teen novel is done.
Until we meet again, I’ll be off surfing the universal waves and typing ’til my arms fall off.
Posted in oldies but goodies, Seattle, Cinemas, Seattle Cinemas, tagged Seattle Neptune Theater closing, seattle neptune closing, Landmark Neptune closing, neptune closing, Seattle theater group to buy neptune, Seattle Theater Group Neptune, seattle theaters closing, seattle cinemas in trouble on February 3, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
(I think my friend Flyn O’Brien may have taken this great picture, but I’m not sure. I swiped it from his facebook, though.)
Posted in movies, Seattle, Cinemas, Seattle Cinemas, tagged Seattle movies, Columbia City Cinema, Seattle's Columbia City Cinema, seattle theaters.seattle cinemas, seattle cinemas in trouble, seattle classic theaters, seattle classic movie theaters on January 3, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
…at least for now.
The beleaguered theater is using creative tactics to stay in business according to Seattlest.
They decided that the best way to keep things going was to sell all the theaters seats, or at least, sponsorship of the theaters seats. For just $100, you could own a seat in a theater, and presumable write your name or put your picture on the back of it
Posted in movies, Seattle, Cinemas, Seattle Cinemas, tagged Seattle movies, Seattle movie theaters, Seattle Neptune Theater closing, seattle neptune closing, IFC, Scarecrow Video, Seattle movie theaters closing, Independent Film Channel, IFC Neptune on December 1, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in movies, Seattle, Cinemas, Seattle Cinemas, tagged Seattle Theaters, Columbia City Cinema, Seattle's Columbia City Cinema, stock shares columbia city cinema, buy stock in columbia city cinema, seattle theaters closing on November 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
At least this is a local Seattle cinema that’s not closing… yet.
Fortunately for us, the theater is refusing to go down with out a fight, and has decided to make shares of the facility available to the general public. The theater needs to sell at least $50,000 $1 shares before the end of the year to remain in business
Posted in movies, Seattle, Cinemas, Seattle Cinemas, tagged Movies, Seattle Neptune Theater closing, Landmark Neptune closing, Landmark theaters closing, STG takeover Neptune, Seattle Theater Group Neptune on November 29, 2010 | 2 Comments »
There was an announcement from the Landmark Theaters CEO this morning that the Neptune Theater in Seattle is closing in February 2011.
I called the corporate office of Landmark Theaters and they said that they have no plans to close 30 other theaters as I reported the other day, but their spokeswoman also said that it was news to her that the Neptune was closing, so there you go.
I will share with you that one of the rumors I heard was that it was an aggressive buy, not a case of STG bailing the theater out.