Comments from Mark_L

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Mark_L commented about RKO Grand Theatre on Apr 19, 2018 at 4:14 pm

Could someone please delete the current picture? It shows the RKO Palace, not the Grand.

Mark_L commented about Carriage Place Movies 12 on Oct 4, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Being remodeled with recliners and moving to a first run format. Reopening 10/6/2017.

Mark_L commented about South Drive-In on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm

My records show 2 screens in 1982.

Mark_L commented about AMC Columbus 10 on Jul 31, 2017 at 6:00 am

Name is now AMC COLUMBUS 10.

Mark_L commented about Movies 11 @ Mill Run on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Reopened on 6/17/17 as Movies 11 @ Mill Run. Managed by Midwest Movies, Inc., who also operate the Screens at the Continent in Columbus, OH. New website is

Mark_L commented about AMC Dine-In Easton Town Center 30 on May 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Theater 16 is now a DOLBY CINEMA.

Mark_L commented about Movies 11 @ Mill Run on May 13, 2017 at 10:58 am

Well, that was a short closing…


The Movie Tavern in Mill Run is getting a second act.

The dine-in theater on the outskirts of Hilliard is expected to reopen in early June under a new name, Movies 11 at Mill Run, 3773 Ridge Mill Drive in Columbus.

Nalini Laveti, who owns Movies 11 with partners Praveen Goutham and Krishna Jasti, said the facility would undergo significant renovations over the next few weeks.

Laveti said upgrades would include new seats in the theaters, as well as updated dining and bar areas.

“We want to be top notch,” he said.

The dine-in theaters, which would show first-run movies, would seat anywhere from 220 to 60, Laveti said.

Movies 11 is part of Midwest Movies, a locally based partnership run by Laveti, Goutham and Jasti that also owns the Screens at the Continent.

“We are excited that the site will remain a theater,” said Jason Taggart, a trustee of the Mill Run Owners Association and a former leasing agent for the Market at Mill Run LLC.

The 58,500-square-foot building was erected in 1990 and its tax value in 2016 was $1.8 million, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s Office.

It was a Cinemark Theater upon its opening, according to Taggart.

The Movie Tavern at Mill Run replaced it in October 2007, according to Danny DiGiacomo, vice president of marketing for Southern Theaters, the New Orleans-based company that owns Movie Tavern.

The Movie Tavern closed April 9. It was the company’s only location in Ohio.

“(The closure) had nothing at all to do with performance. The Movie Tavern was doing well and we received lots of social media feedback from our customers expressing their sadness,” DiGiacomo said last month.

He said the closure came because of a failure to negotiate a lease renewal.

Taggart said it is important to have a movie theater there again because it is one of the few west of the Scioto River and north of Interstate 70.

Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on May 12, 2017 at 7:16 am

Lovely story, Kayne. It’s a bit off-topic, but could you say a few things about popcorn fritters.

Mark_L commented about AMC Columbus 10 on Apr 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm

This theater is now equipped with recliner lounge chairs.

Mark_L commented about Movies 11 @ Mill Run on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm

According to an email from the company, this location will be closing on 4/9/17.

Mark_L commented about Great Western Cinema on Feb 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Oliver, which opened here on 3/26/69 (as noted above by Ron3853) played on a 2-show per day, reserved seat, advanced purchase basis.

Mark_L commented about Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:10 am

Closed first week of January, 2017. No plans for the space have been announced by the landlord, Nationwide Realty Investors.

Mark_L commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:25 pm

I just happened to be doing some other research on 1977, so I looked up MR. BILLION.

MR. BILLION opened on 3/3/1977 with the Easter Show. It was replaced on 3/31/77 by THE LITTLEST HORSE THIEVES which ran until 4/27/77, to be replaced by THE STING.

Mark_L commented about AMC Gulf Pointe 30 on Oct 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm


Many newspapers have archived back issues online. For example, the New York Times offers subscribers access to all back issues from the very first one through 2002. is another site offering access to back issues.

But some papers are just not available online. For example, papers for Columbus, OH are not available, so I have to go search microfilm at the Main Library to get access to information.

More papers are coming online all the time, so check around the internet and see what is out there.

Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Sep 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm

I agree with Keith here…should just be the Cleve.

Also address should be 1750 Cleveland Avenue. That is confirmed by newspaper records and the Franklin County Auditor property database.

Mark_L commented about Cleveland Drive-In on Sep 8, 2016 at 6:56 am

No, not named after same person.

From Wikipedia:

Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796 when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company laid out Connecticut’s Western Reserve into townships and a capital city they named “Cleaveland” after their leader, General Moses Cleaveland.

Mark_L commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:53 pm

A search of the New York Times shows the theatre changing from 4 to 7 screens on Monday, December 21, 1981. Sunday, December 20 is the last mention of Quad.

The theatre added 1 screen to become an 8-plex with the opening of SILKWOOD on 12/14/1983.

It did move to a 10-plex with the opening of TEMPLE OF DOOM.

Mark_L commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

For someone interested in researching NY theatres, if you get a subscription to the NY Times, you can get access to the TIMESMACHINE which gives access to all papers from the very first issue to 2002. They frequently have discount prices.

Mark_L commented about Grandview Theater and Drafthouse on May 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

Thanks for catching the name error, jhnpblc343. The city should also be changed to Grandview, OH instead of Columbus.

Mark_L commented about Grandview Theater and Drafthouse on May 5, 2016 at 9:49 am

Reopening on May 5, 2016 as the GRANDVIEW THEATRE AND DRAFTHOUSE. The theatre has new seats, a new screen and a new projector. A 40-tap bar will be available. The theatre is owned by Eric Brembeck, who also owns the Studio 35 Theatre and Drafthouse in north Columbus, OH.

Mark_L commented about Drexel Theatre on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Closing March 14, 2016 for a few weeks (likely reopening in June) for remodeling of marquee, doors, flooring and concessions counter.

Mark_L commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Feb 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm

The Film Society of Lincoln Center reported that they got the Ziegfeld equipment.

Mark_L commented about Eastland Cinema on Feb 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm

In response to a long ago question about twinning by Ron Newman, Eastland Mall temporarily closed on Sunday, May 23, 1976 after a run of BAD NEWS BEARS. It reopened as a dual theatre on Friday, June 25, 1976.

Mark_L commented about Gateway Film Center on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:19 am

Installed a 35/70 projector in 2015. First 70mm presentation will be Hateful 8 beginning 1/15/2016. Other 35/70 movies will be shown in the future, including the 70mm version of HAMLET in February, 2016.

Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Sep 3, 2015 at 4:13 am

On 9/3/15, the Columbus dispatch reported there are plans to add a second screen by putting a second floor addition on the building. If approved by zoning and other community boards, construction could begin in 2016. The new screen will seat 70.