Comments from Mike (saps)

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Mike (saps) commented about New Plaza Cinema on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:05 pm

Oh, damn.

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Mike (saps) commented about Circus Cinema on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm

I just noticed that there were 652 seats in this theater, which is unusual for a storefront conversion common to many of the porno spots in the area. I wonder if this was this a former theater or nightclub before becoming the Circus Cinema?

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 6, 2020 at 11:02 pm

Comment added on photo of roadshow booking of Ben-Hur

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 6, 2020 at 11:01 pm

Secnd feature was a Vincent Price sci-fi thriller based on “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson, which I am sure is better remembered today than the main feature…!

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 6, 2020 at 10:56 pm

This house switched from movies and the occasional concert booking to legitimate fare in 1966 with Gwen Verdon in Sweet Charity, running over 600 performances.

Joel Grey in George M! ran here a year, closing in April 1969.

Jimmy Roselli and Pat Cooper were booked from May 2nd until ?, and then in June 1969, movies were back at the Palace (well, at least this one movie, Ben-Hur), and there was not another theatrical booking here until May 1970, when Lauren Bacall in Applause opened for a long run.

I wonder how long the Ben-Hur roadshow played here.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 6, 2020 at 10:31 pm

Stripping it down and making it a multiplex.

Just kidding, I believe it’s landmarked, so there will be no interior changes.

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Mike (saps) commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jan 6, 2020 at 10:02 pm

The Kennedy book is readily available at your local public library; if not, I’m sure they can request it within their system.

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Mike (saps) commented about Regal UA Midway on Jan 5, 2020 at 9:20 am

Well, with weekday matinee prices starting at $11.55 and evening adult prices at $15.50 (for Queens Boulevard!) you don’t need to fill many seats to fill the till…

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Fantasy 5 on Dec 29, 2019 at 8:45 pm

The neon and the lettering have recently been removed from the vertical blade; I have not yet spoken to anyone so I don’t know its future plans.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on Dec 8, 2019 at 12:45 am

Good grief, the place is now “Pelé Soccer, The World’s Greatest Soccer Store.”

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Pics posted.

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Mike (saps) commented about North Bend Theatre on Dec 2, 2019 at 1:37 am

‘Highly contagious’ urine forces a movie theater to evacuate, Washington firefighters say

BY DON SWEENEY, December 01, 2019 07:30 AM

Moviegoers at a showing of “Frozen II” had a whole other adventure Friday when a misdelivered package forced the theater to evacuate, The Seattle Times reports.

The package, marked “highly contagious human substance,” contained urine samples meant for a Tacoma medical clinic about 40 miles away, KOMO reported. It’s not clear how it ended up outside the North Bend Theatre east of Seattle.

Someone found the package at 5:15 p.m. and opened it, discovering the dire warning and prompting a hazardous materials response by firefighters, who cleared the theater, according to The Seattle Times.

“Box has been isolated and one patient treated as a precaution,” Eastside Firefighters posted on Twitter. The person who opened the box was screened but no one was hurt in the incident.

Sgt. Paul Graham with the Snoqualmie Police Department said emergency crews properly disposed of the misdelivered urine samples, KOMO reported.

“All is well,” read a post to the North Bend Theatre site, thanking firefighters and noting it would reopen Saturday. “There was no danger.”

Story here

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Mike (saps) commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 1, 2019 at 4:21 am

This former theater building will soon no longer exist, as Chase is building a new location nearby and there are plans to build a CVS on this site…

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Mike (saps) commented about Paris Theatre on Nov 28, 2019 at 9:53 am

They seem to have a good public relations team

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Mike (saps) commented about Belasco Theatre on Nov 28, 2019 at 9:51 am

Two new photos added

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Mike (saps) commented about Art Theatre CO-OP on Nov 24, 2019 at 1:35 am

Two recent photos added

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Mike (saps) commented about Astor Theatre on Nov 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm

For what it’s worth, when you write Astor Plaza in the search bar, the PlayStation theater does pop up…

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Mike (saps) commented about Grand Avenue Cinemas on Nov 4, 2019 at 10:32 pm

Looks like 1970-era movies in this ad.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Nov 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Well whatever the technical cause was, the image was obviously too dark, a common problem at AMC. And Regal.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Roosevelt Field 8 on Nov 2, 2019 at 2:06 am

What date is this from?

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Mike (saps) commented about New Victory Theater on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:17 pm

The drapes at top is a trompe l'oeil, not actual fabric…

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Mike (saps) commented about Green Acres Cinemas on Oct 31, 2019 at 10:42 am

Good grief, that Olive Garden has been open for years already…

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Mike (saps) commented about Green Acres Cinemas on Oct 31, 2019 at 12:51 am

Back of the theater, after they stopped naming the movies on this rear marquee

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Mike (saps) commented about Green Acres Cinemas on Oct 31, 2019 at 12:49 am

Former balcony level

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Mike (saps) commented about Green Acres Cinemas on Oct 31, 2019 at 12:47 am

Sign located on Green Acres' side entrance on Mill Road

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Mike (saps) commented about Fremont Auto Movie on Oct 26, 2019 at 9:15 pm

“Mike” Caine, lol