Netflix’s Plan for the Egyptian Theatre Will Focus Mostly on Events and Special Screenings
From Variety: Netflix is close to signing a deal to purchase the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from the American Cinematheque, but that doesn’t mean the streamer will be using the movie palace to run theatrical releases of its films to qualify for Oscars.
At least not in the near future. Variety has learned that Netflix’s primary use of the theater will be for weekday and evening premieres, screenings, panels, and other special events for its films and TV series. Most recently, Netflix events have taken place at the ArcLight Hollywood, NeueHouse, and the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater.
A rare Victorian cottage featured in ‘Top Gun’ is coming back to life as an ice cream parlor
From Roadtrippers: Locals and returning visitors to Oceanside, California might have noticed a significant change along the beach town’s coastline in the last few weeks: A bright blue Victorian house that’s been sitting on the corner of Pacific Street and Seagaze Drive for the past 132 years is suddenly gone, replaced by a construction site.
But not to worry: The cottage, famous for its role in the 1986 blockbuster movie Top Gun, has been temporarily moved to a parking lot one block away, where it currently sits tucked away behind fencing and office trailers.
The plan? An extensive—and expensive—restoration, and a new life as an ice cream parlor.
Going Dark: Rescuing Nevada’s Neon Signs
From KUNR: Motels are coming down in Reno, and with that, their signs – works of art and advertising from the automobile revolution – have been lost. While Reno redevelops, bits of roadside history are being discarded. A few dedicated folks are working to recognize and also preserve these icons. KUNR’s Holly Hutchings learned more and has this report.
alsa Man whole again after repairs
From Dodge City Daily Globe: It has been some time since Salsa Man has been whole on 3rd Avenue in Dodge City.
The Salsa Man statue was created by late Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, who was born in Dodge City and made the statue after seeing similar ones in California based on multiple muffler men variations.
Salsa Man is owned by the Dodge City Area Arts Council. A similar statue called Mobil Man has been set up in Haskell County.
In August 2018, the top portion of Salsa Man was taken down for repairs.
2,000-year-old fast food counter discovered at Pompeii
From the Daily Sabah: Archaeologists in Pompeii have discovered a 2,000-year-old well-preserved frescoed fast food counter used by the Romans, reports said.
The discovery was made at the Regio V section of Pompeii.