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The Madison Theatre in Albany, N.Y. has changed hands, and the prospects have business owners and other stakeholders excited for the opportunities that the revitalized moviehouse could bring to the neighborhood. Darren Grout and Gunther Fishgold, the theater’s new owners, tell me their investment will further their Tierra Coffee Roasters brand. Tierra operates the coffee shop next door to the theater and a second Albany coffee shop next door to the Spectrum Theater on Delaware Avenue. Grout and Fishgold closed the landmark, seven-screen theater on Sept. 8 to begin a two-month remodeling involving

major cosmetic changes and downsizing to two screens. They are doing most of the work themselves. Check out the slideshow at the right for a nostalgic look inside the Madison, and read about the neighborhoods’ slow rebirth in this week’s edition of The Business Review. The two partners are also principals in Tierra Farm, an organic coffee roasting and manufacturing center in Valatie in Columbia County, 20 miles south of Albany.


-  Pam Allen, Reporter-Albany Business Review





Third Annual 15 Minutes Max Film Festival

OCTOBER 3RD 5pm to 7pm


Now in it’s third year, the 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival, sponsored by The College of Saint Rose and The Times Union, includes work from student filmmakers from within a 50 mile radius of Saint Rose. Submissions were collected in early May and has grown dramatically: we received four times as many submissions this year as in previous years! The judging committee has selected 10 film finalists and will award cash prizes ranging from $100-$500.
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Film Screening Order
Forgiven by John Lyden: A soldier recently returned from battle struggles to live with his actions.
Silent Films by Immaculate Heart by Derick Noetzel: A aesthetically lush music video by the local band Immaculate Heart.
A Van Dyck Ghost Story by Michael Hidinger: The legend of a haunted nightclub becomes reality for an unsuspecting fellow during one of the coldest winters in recent Capital Region history.
Lucky by Kagan Marks: The main character in this animated piece discovers a treasure where he would least expect it.
Cold Water by Nick Longo: A chronicle of the dedicated winter surfing community of Montauk, NY.
Brother’s Keeper by Shawn Dixon: A group of friends get more than they bargained for during a camping trip deep in the woods.
Addicts by Courtney Guttenberg: An visually poetic piece which questions how we escape and how we get by.
The Baby Monitor by Frank Appio: Strange noises are coming from the baby’s room. But is it just the baby monitor?
Brave: A Documentary by Kelly Pfeister: A young woman finds inner strength after a traumatic experience.
Desire by John Lyden and Joshua Natoli: Men love their cars. But does Herb love his car too much?