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  1. improv
    Upright Citizens Brigade Closes Sunset Theater in Los AngelesThe organization says it’s “still working to maintain our Franklin space” as the pandemic drags on.
  2. improv
    UCB Alums Team Up to Launch Nonprofit Comedy Theater in New York“The Squirrel will not merely give diversity a seat at the table; it will be the table.”
  3. the law
    R. Kelly’s Manager Called In Gun Threat at Surviving R. Kelly Premiere, Feds SayThe theater had to be evacuated because of the threat.
  4. improv
    Chicago Comedy Institution iO Theater to Shut Down PermanentlyOwner Charna Halpern said the decision to close the theater is a financial one.
  5. improv
    Black Second City Performers and Alums Demand Change in Open LetterAmber Ruffin, Ashley Nicole Black, and Chris Redd are among them.
  6. institutions
    UCB Could Be Facing ‘the Beginning of the End’ Amid CoronavirusLayoffs, theater closures, and silence from the Upright Citizens Brigade founders are alienating a community that may be unwilling to return.
  7. iO West Is Shutting Down Next WeekiO West, the Los Angeles branch of Chicago’s iO Theater (formerly ImprovOlympic) founded by Del Close and Charna Halpern, is closing its doors […]
  8. Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have Put the Future of New Orleans and […]With theaters and training centers in Austin and New Orleans, three comedy festivals under its name, and a published book about improv, The New […]
  9. movie theaters
    The Sad, Surreal Experience of Seeing an Audience Laugh at MoonlightWere we watching the same movie?
  10. broadway
    Broadway’s She Loves Me Will Screen in Movie TheatersOn December 1.
  11. tie-ins for the people
    Birth of a Nation Wants You to Register to VoteLet’s all go to the lobby / And register to vote.
  12. obits
    Broadway Mogul James M. Nederlander Dead at 94He was the head of the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theaters.
  13. Second City Chicago Is Back in Business This WeekSecond City has announced its first live comedy shows since a fire destroyed its offices last month. In a press release today, the Chicago […]
  14. A Fire Reportedly Destroyed Second City Chicago’s Offices TodaySad news: Earlier today in Chicago, an extra-alarm fire broke out in Old Town where Second City’s theater and offices are located, and the […]
  15. A Barcelona Comedy Club Is Charging Audiences Per Laugh Through Facial […]Well this is weird. BBC News reports that a comedy club in Barcelona called Teatreneu is experimenting with a new way to get more customers to […]
  16. on broadway
    A Confederacy of Dunces Could Be Broadway-BoundA stage version is gunning for the Great White Way.
  17. Read an Oral History of LA’s Wildly Influential Groundlings TheaterTHR has a new oral history of The Groundlings Theater, the LA-based comedy institution where Phil Hartman, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, and also […]
  18. ‘This Is the End’ Is Coming Back to Theaters This FridayIf you missed Seth Rogen’s apocalypse comedy This Is the End when it was released in June, you’ll get a chance to see it again on the big […]
  19. Select Theaters Are Playing a Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright Marathon August 22ndThe World’s End, the final movie in Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost’s “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy” hits theaters in the US on […]
  20. the box office
    Movie Theater Audiences Shrank for the Fourth Summer in a RowBut don’t panic — revenue is still technically up.
  21. theaterpocalypse
    Time Warner Has a Plan to Bring Movies to TVs 30 Days After ReleaseThey’ll only cost $20 to $30 to watch.
  22. tv movies
    FCC Makes It Easier for You Never to Set Foot in a Movie TheaterWhich is probably short-sighted of them.
  23. the future
    3-D Screens and Wagyu-Beef BurgersThe future of moviegoing may revolve around 3-D technology and luxury theaters.