Movieland starting to look like a real theater

Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond’s first new theater in 30 years, is nearing completion. n the past week, two large permanent signs have been erected along Boulevard and Leigh Street. The parking lot, with more than 800 spots, has recently been paved, and lighting has been installed. Workers were busy yesterday putting finishing touches on… Read more »

C’ville company debuts first feature film

Charlottesville-based production company Cavalier Films released its first feature film last month. “Familiar Strangers” was filmed at various locations in the Shenandoah Valley, and a majority of the crew came from the state. The release has been limited, playing in a handful of theaters in Virginia, Tennessee and Kansas; the film opened in Richmond last… Read more »

Coming spring 09: Boulevard Movie Theater

A new movie theater on North Boulevard in Richmond will be showing flicks in early 2009, according to a mondo banner that went up this week. Bow Tie Partners, the NY-based developer, is calling the project Boulevard Square. The theater is slated to be called Movieland. It will be the only theater in the City… Read more »

FBI nabs Virginia movie uploader

A Virginia man is facing 10 years in prison for posting movies online. His website once released the latest Star Wars movie six hours before it hit theaters nationwide. Investigations by the FBI, including the field office in Richmond, VA, have led to the conviction of Daniel Dove, 26, on counts of conspiracy and felony… Read more »


The movie-rental chain Blockbuster announced this week that it wants to buy Circuit City for more than $1 billion. What sort of movie would this be? A horror film? Maybe a romantic comedy? Blockbuster CEO James Keyes said Monday that combining the companies would create a 9,300-store chain that could sell portable entertainment (DVDs) and… Read more »