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Shoeshoe, if you read the above posts from July 6-9, you’ll see that this has been discussed already.
I worked at Madison and Pulaski (which my generation always referred to as Crawford) for many years in the 50’s and 60’s. The Cascade was on the south side of Madison near Hamlin. It was a great place to go bowling after work.
The Alex was on the north side of the street.
The website for the current building occupant with a picture of the exterior is here http://tinyurl.com/mzecal
His choices of the two theaters might have had something to do with the fact that both were air conditioned in an era when most neighborhood theaters weren’t. My parents would often choose the Marbro to attend for this very reason.
I just saw the movie, and to my untrained ear, it seems that the theater is pronounced both Marbro and Marlboro at different points by different characters.
The website link given above takes you to the website for the High Places Church at the Grove, at the same address. The function should be changed to church.
The Golf Glen reopened on May 30. Their website shows 5 screens with a restaurant/bar, presumably built into the 6th auditorium.
Yep, it’s all Bollywood features.
According to the theater website, the Luna has been sold to a local organization. On May 14, 2009, the sale of the Luna was finalized.
“The buyers, Clayton MainStreet, will be taking over within the next month, after they learn "the ropes.” We wish them all the best success with their new venture and encourage you to support them with your presence, your resources and your positive support. They will need all the help they can get to keep the theater open for Clayton as they work to preserve it. If you would like to help with this worthwhile endeavor, just talk to one of the Directors, or call Leroy Wood, at 374.8696."
That picture is of the downtown Bismarck on Randolph St, Which is now known as the Cadillac Palace.
The “facadectomy” that was done on the building left nothing recognizable to suggest that it was formerly a theater. On the lower level are public restrooms and the upper floor has storage rooms for the Chamber of Commerce.
This theater was originally known as the Davison. It has been extensively remodeled over the years, that last one being completed in 2007. Here is a picture of the theater from 1912. Click on the image to enlarge.
OK, David. Here ya go: View link
Recent view. http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc34425.php
This is welcome news! The plaza has a number of ethnic restaurants for a pre or post-show meal.and a great deal of parking.
So if you want to sample Bollywood movies and other south Asian films, it would be the place to go. I know I’ll be there.
We were by this theater today, enjoying a meal at our favorite Filipino restaurant which is in the same mall. We noticed some progress being made on the outside of the theater, even though there is still construction fencing around it. There are colored lights inside and the outside has stylized changes made to its facade. The poster boxes are in place and look to have been refurbished. More than likely will be a Bollywood venue, given the name of the contractor working on it.
Given the across the board success of “Slumdog Millionaire”, there might be hope for the old place after all. It could draw folks in who normally wouldn’t consider Indian films.
Looks like Kerasotes wants to sell this place now. I think that the current economic climate makes it a liability to hold on to a vacant property and have to pay taxes on it.
Status should be changed to closed/demolished.
This theater is being torn down and will be replaced by a family buffet restaurant. http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/1485689.html
In the 40s and 50s,The Loop was also a place for bus travelers who were making connections to catch up on the news and spend a few minutes relaxing. It was located around the corner from the Trailways bus station, which can be seen in the 1988 movie “Red Heat” Before the new Greyhound station was built, their buses used a storefront across State street from the Loop Theater, near the State Lake theater. So, it was just a quick dash across the street to catch a newsreel.
That new multiplex might be a time in coming, given the current national economic problems. Currently, there is no construction activity at that site. The Eastgate is actually a very nice theater, parking is easy and plentiful, staff always cordial and helpful, and the auditoriums comfortable.
The new theater will actually be the third one to be built in this area. The current Eastgate replaced a smaller complex that was in the East Towne Mall itself.
Today’s Wisconsin State Journal has a story about how Kerasotes Theaters will not be reopening this theater.
The local community would like to see a movie theater in their town, so another operator is being sought.
Because this theater sits on the bank of the Baraboo River, it sustntined heavy flood damage in June. It is currently closed, hopefully to reopen soon.
This theater has reopened as a live music venue according to the Nova Cinemas website.
Today the sign reads “Open soon.” Another indication that the theater will never show a film again. Nova’s 4-plex in nearby Whitewater, Wisconsin is still open, but also for sale. Never a good sign.
Last night, on the CBS crime program “Criminal Minds,” the Alex was featured in one segment. The show was supposed to be taking place in Chula Vista, yet the teen girls in it had gone to this movie theater, which was shown in a couple of shots.
Pretty ambitious to travel 135 miles to Glendale just to see a movie and meet some boys.
This theater is currently being demolished to provide parking for the old hotel next door which is being renovated. Asbestos abatement has held up the demolition for a while.
The lobby of this closed theater is currently being used as a hiring center for the new Walmart Supercenter being erected across the expressway. Nothing else going on with it as far as I can see.