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JackCoursey commented about Plaza Theatre on Aug 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Does anyone know of any theaters of the design still existing? I would love to get some photos of them. The Tara in Atlanta, GA. is a variation on this theme.

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JackCoursey commented about Bellaire Theatre on Jul 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm

How was the interior reconfigured when the auditorium when from having one screen to five?
Does anyone have any interior shots of the theater?

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JackCoursey commented about Omni 6 on Jun 15, 2014 at 9:30 am

Apparently at least one of the original auditoria still remains relatively intact as a conference/screening room.

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JackCoursey commented about Fairfax Towne Center 10 on May 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm

The last time I patronized this cinema, which was in 2011, it had conventional, not stadium, seating. The venue is clean, some of the screens are of good size, but over all it is just a bland 90s multiplex.

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JackCoursey commented about Vacaville Theatre on Jan 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

It is looking great and am appreciative of all of the money and effort put forth in restoring it!

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JackCoursey commented about Village Theatre on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

To be clear, nothing of the original interior remains in place. The theater was completely gutted, top to bottom. The four conventional auditoriums on the second level are architecturally on par with just about every mall multiplex designed between the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is a rather basic venue at best and a real shame nothing could have been done to keep the place intact. Still, it does have a nice exterior.

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JackCoursey commented about Crown Aspen Hill Theatres on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm

The theatre had a seating capacity of around 1200. The two auditoriums were split in half in 1986 to make it a four screen complex. The architect was Victor Smolen.

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JackCoursey commented about Mercado Theatre on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

The Mercado was the work of the architectural firm of MacDonald & Englhart with a seating capacity of 820.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Loews Centerpark 8 on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm

There are currently only two auditoriums in operation. Is the complex being retrofitted for stadium seating?

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Fashion Village 8 on Feb 13, 2013 at 7:44 am

This was the standard design of just about every eightplex AMC built during the 1980s. from The Northlake 8 in Tucker, GA was identical to the Fashion Village.

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JackCoursey commented about Edna Theatre on Feb 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm

The Edna has a remarkable resemblance to the Alabama Theater in Houston, TX. By chance, does anyone have any interior shots of the Edna or know who the architect was?

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JackCoursey commented about Island Cinemas on Nov 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

This cinema was initially part of the Jerry Lewis Cinema chain and opened in 1972.

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JackCoursey commented about Neighborhood Flix Cinema & Cafe on Sep 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

This cinema has re-opened under the banner of the Denver Film Society

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JackCoursey commented about Old Town Theater on Aug 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Support for the Old Town Theatre Website

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JackCoursey commented about Henry's Theatre on Aug 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

The Henry no longer exist.

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JackCoursey commented about Delco Plaza Cinema on Jun 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm

AKA Camelot 1 & 2

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JackCoursey commented about Delco Plaza Cinema on Jun 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

This cinema opened sometime during the mid to late 1970s. The auditoriums are back to back both sharing the same projection booth and both seating around 240 each. Very large screens and excellect sight lines throughout.

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JackCoursey commented about Crestline Village Theatre on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:45 am

As of January 2012 this property was vacant and up for sale.

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JackCoursey commented about R/C Villiage Theatre on Mar 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm

This is also listed as the Village Theatre

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JackCoursey commented about East Building Auditorium on Feb 18, 2012 at 7:01 am

Is this what is now called the new Warner Brothers Theatre?

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JackCoursey commented about Hilan Theatre on Feb 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

check the top floor of the main branch of the fulton county library. you will have to look around a bit but there is a wealth of material there literally rotting away.

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JackCoursey commented about Holiday Cinemas on Feb 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

The Holiday is a prime example of circa late 1960s cinema architecture and has most of its original features still intact most notably the main auditorium which has not be divided up into several small screening rooms as was the fate of most cinemas of that era. For anyone who was a kid during this period it is like taking a step back in time. Both auditoriums feature screens larger than those used for IMAX presentations in most multiplexes. The cinema is a family run operation. It is very clean, affordable and unique.

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JackCoursey commented about Huntridge Performing Arts Theatre on Jan 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

A plan to expand to use the existing lobby space as a pawn shop was nixed by the Las Vegas planning commission on January 10, 2012.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Celebration 2 on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

This is a beautiful and architecturally significant building but with only two screens it does represent a challenge on how to keep it running as a cinema. Since Orlando does not have dedicated venue for independent and foreign films the Celebration could possibly fill this void.

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JackCoursey commented about ABC Cinema Preston on Nov 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm

totally fantastic!