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Mark_L commented about Hudson Theatre on Jun 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm

That building is not worth that much money. I don’t see what you could do with it, as there is no off-street parking in that area and it is not close to a commercial zone. It also isn’t very close to Ohio State. I’ll be very surprised if it sells.

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Mark_L commented about Livingston Theatre on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

The theatre became the GAYETY for the first time on 7/9/65.

I’m very sad that the theatre is in such bad shape. I was hoping that I could get inside one more time before it goes away.

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Mark_L commented about Russell Theatre on Mar 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm

The Russell was not at the location of the Deuces Two bar…it was the empty lot next door. The statement in the description is not correct.

The last day of operation was 7/22/1961, playing the movie YOUNG SAVAGES.

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Mark_L commented about Miles' West Broad Drive-In on Jan 26, 2014 at 9:42 am

Address is correct…map is wrong. I checked it on the HistoricalAerials site. Map above shows location west of I-270…theatre was east of what is now I-270. It’s also a little confusing as there is another drive-in very close by (Holiday).

Insert the theatre address directly into maps.google.com and you will see the correct location.

There are problems with some of the Google maps, and I understand they are very hard to correct. For example, the YES THEATRE in Columbus, Indiana maps to the middle of the Ohio State University campus.

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Mark_L commented about Miles' West Broad Drive-In on Jan 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

Map location shown is not correct. Theatre was located on NE corner of Broad (Rt. 40) and Philipi Road, about a mile east of location shown.

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Mark_L commented about Georgesville Square 16 on Jan 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Most likely opened first half of 1998.

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Mark_L commented about Doan Theatre on Jan 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

Mike Rivest, do you have an online source for the Plain Dealer or do you have access to microfilm?

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Mark_L commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jan 17, 2014 at 9:24 pm

There was another theater in Columbus called the Alhambra, later the World. In 2007, Lost Memory noted that it had the 135A organ.

The World can be found here on CinemaTreasures

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Mark_L commented about Arena Grand on Jan 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Studio Movie Grill…can’t tell yet if official name is SMG Arena Grand or Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand. A picture of the signage outside the theatre shows SMG Arena Grand as does a sign on the main entrance.

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Mark_L commented about Arena Grand on Jan 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Reopened as SMG Arena Grand on 1/14/2014. All reserved seating. 11 screens, as before.

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Mark_L commented about Airpark Indoor & Outdoor Theatre on Jan 11, 2014 at 10:55 am

When this theatre was opened, it was called the AIRPORT INDOOR/OUTDOOR. In later years, it was just AIRPORT DRIVE-IN. I don’t know when the indoor part was removed…the theatre was always listed in the Drive-In section of the newspaper listings. I can find no record that it was ever called AIRPARK.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm

According to the AMC website, this site is now equipped with an Imax theatre. It is likely in the room formerly designated as a Rave XTreme screen.

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Mark_L commented about Riverside Auto Drive-In on Jan 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Pappyroehrer, I enjoy your commments on Columbus theatres. Please post more if you can.

HISTORICAERIALS.COM has aerial maps of the Columbus area from both 1957 & 1971. The 1971 maps shows the same entrance as the image from 1957 above.

Things sure have changed in that part of town. All signs of the drive-in are completely gone now.

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Mark_L commented about Gateway Film Center named Columbus' best on Jan 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

The Gateway does a great job with a great mix of mainstream and alternative programming. There is always something interesting showing at the Gateway, often something that won’t be shown at the megaplexes. The addition of a restaurant from one of our best restaurant developers should make this even a better location.

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Mark_L commented about Film Anniversaries celebrated at The Digital Bits on Dec 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Michael is the most thorough researcher I’ve ever seen. He works very very hard to make sure the information he prints is correct. He goes after details that many would ignore, such as what city a particular theatre might be located. Some are located in suburbs with names and boundaries that have changed over the years, and he looks long and hard to make the location correct. I enjoy his work and hope he continues with many more projects.

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Mark_L commented about Crosswoods Ultrascreen Cinemas on Dec 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Dolby Atmos sound system being installed in UltraScreen (former Imax) room beginning with “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” on 12/13/2013. Ultrascreen is now named UltraScreen DLX.

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Mark_L commented about Cherokee Phoenix Theatres on Dec 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

Numerous ticketing sites currently show movies playing on 6 screens at this site. (Fandango, Movietickets, Boxofficemojo, etc)

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Mark_L commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Nov 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I remember Jerry Lewis promoting the Dome on his short-lived ABC variety show from 1963.

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Mark_L commented about Crosswoods Ultrascreen Cinemas on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Currently installing Dream Lounger seating and moving to a reserved seat format. Loungers will be installed in UltraScreen to open with “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

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Mark_L commented about Arena Grand on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the re-opening has been delayed until December, 2013.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Dublin Village 18 on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Now upgraded with power recliners and fully reserved seating. A McGuffin’s Bar is now included.

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Mark_L commented about Orbit's Ohio favorites on Oct 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

This is a very nice list, but I would have included the Strand in Delaware, OH, about 10 miles north of Columbus. It has been in continuous operation since 1916.

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Mark_L commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Sep 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm

No studio movies were filmed completely in 15/70, but TITANICA (95 minutes) and AT THE MAX (89 minutes) were feature length. Biggest problem was having feed & take-up platters large enough to handle such large pictures.

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Mark_L commented about Newport Music Hall on Sep 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was first a recording released in 1970. It was incredibly popular when it came out and, because the album was so theatrical, there were many groups that just put on productions of it without any permission from the creators. It was some time later that the official versions started to appear. Androy51, your production was most likely in 1971.

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Mark_L commented about Cinema East on Aug 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Here’s a question for John Sittig if he ever happens this way. Charles Sugarman had Todd-AO projectors installed in the Main theatre in the early ‘60’s. I’m wondering if those projectors were moved to Cinema East when that opened? I don’t believe the Main ran any 70mm after 1962.