Comments from JohnMessick

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JohnMessick commented about Dillsburg Theater on Mar 12, 2007 at 10:25 am

Thanks Ken….All of those places are now out of business. Any idea the address of the theater?

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JohnMessick commented about Dillsburg Theater on Mar 12, 2007 at 9:09 am

I live 18 miles from Dillsburg. It’s kind of hard to believe Dillsburg had a theater. I wonder what part of town it was located?

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JohnMessick commented about Theatre Designer Joe Musil Presents on Mar 7, 2007 at 11:56 am

Simon, I think I can do you one better. I will check with my local printer and see if I can have the brochure reproduced. Then I will send it to you via snail mail so you can have a complete copy. I will email you and let you know how I make out.

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JohnMessick commented about Theatre Designer Joe Musil Presents on Mar 6, 2007 at 10:40 am

Simon I have a brocure from Dusty Dillions “Whatever works” in the brchure it shows pictures of a lot of Joe’s work. The one I enjoy the most is the lobby/concession area of the Crest in Westwood. He is extremely talented. Every theater chain should be beating a path to his door to have him work for them. They wouldn’t regret it.

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JohnMessick commented about Marboro Theatre on Mar 5, 2007 at 3:26 am

any current pictures?

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JohnMessick commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Mar 1, 2007 at 12:12 pm

and yet here is 2007 and the Capitol still stands

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JohnMessick commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Mar 1, 2007 at 10:14 am

Geo…you may want to email the Historical Society of Columbia or Montour County. I can remember which county Bloomsburg is located in. Ask if they have old photos of the Capitol or the town of Bloomsburg for that matter and see if anyone can help you out.

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JohnMessick commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Mar 1, 2007 at 10:10 am

Geo..I think you will agree with me on this. Any place can sell food and drink. Ah but the bar or restaurant that has some style or atmosphere, seem to always do quite well. People like that. Have you ever walked into an old bar or tavern. There is just something about it. If you know what I mean.

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JohnMessick commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Mar 1, 2007 at 4:55 am

Lost..Its sad but the movie house it seems is always the target when it comes to the so called improvements. They don’t seem to understand that it the theater that brings people in. Will there ever learn.

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JohnMessick commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Feb 28, 2007 at 11:29 am

Geo…I think your out of luck with the parking. There is some parking but not a parking field that will park 300 to 400 cars. In that area your talking parking for a strip shopping center which maybe around 200 spaces.

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JohnMessick commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Feb 28, 2007 at 6:42 am

Marvin Troutman owns a chain of theaters know as “Cinema Center”

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JohnMessick commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Feb 28, 2007 at 1:03 am

Geo..I was in Bloomsburg last year. The tuxedo advertising on the Marquee is from a store down the street. Bobs is right about that. Bloomsburg is a college town. There is a 12 screen theater located out of town on highway route 11. It is a nice building. Just needs some TLC.

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JohnMessick commented about Village Entertainment vs. Classic Cinemas on Feb 27, 2007 at 11:26 am

Catherine..I live outside Harrisburg Pennsylvania. What are first run movie tickets going for these days in Chicagoland?

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JohnMessick commented about Theatre Designer Joe Musil Presents on Feb 27, 2007 at 3:03 am

Now hearing Joe Musil speak..that would a cool program to attend.

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JohnMessick commented about Village Entertainment vs. Classic Cinemas on Feb 26, 2007 at 4:55 am

Catherine..From the post that I have read on CT and looking at Classic Cinemas website(I am not sure if village entertainment has a website). I would have to say Classic puts money back into the business and markets it self well. Imagine that a theater chain putting money back into thier properties.

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JohnMessick commented about Uptown Theater on Feb 25, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Steve…I have a question for you inregards to wahington movie theaters. How long were you a projectionist in DC? The reason why I ask. I was in DC on a church trip in 1975 and seen the movie “The Man Who Would Be King” starring Sean Connery. Which movie theater might I have seen it in? Any idea?

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JohnMessick commented about Less than $5K left to save the Senator! on Feb 25, 2007 at 7:13 am

JodarMovieFan..question for you. Since your have more knowledge of the Senator then I do. The parking area behind the Staples store belongs to the Senator. At one time that was one large parking lot. Does the Senator own the land where the staples now sits or did they sell that off?

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JohnMessick commented about Less than $5K left to save the Senator! on Feb 21, 2007 at 11:28 pm

JodarMovieFan…did you read the entire article?

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JohnMessick commented about Less than $5K left to save the Senator! on Feb 21, 2007 at 9:24 am

Go to the senator’s website and read how Tom got behind in the mortgage. That should clear up a few things.

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JohnMessick commented about Raymond Theatre in search of help on Feb 16, 2007 at 11:40 am

And another problem…its owned by the city

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JohnMessick commented about Raymond Theatre in search of help on Feb 16, 2007 at 11:36 am

Ken, it seems to me they aren’t running it like a business if they are losing that much money a year. They need to talk to your friend. Someone in the know!

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JohnMessick commented about Lehigh Valley Cinemas on Feb 6, 2007 at 3:16 am

Thanks Bobs for setting me straight. I knew he ran another theater other than the Roxy in Northampton.

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JohnMessick commented about Lehigh Valley Cinemas on Feb 5, 2007 at 11:43 pm

I believe I read someplace that Richard Wolfe who owns the Roxy in Northampton ran this theater for a while. Would someone enlighten me about this?

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JohnMessick commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Feb 5, 2007 at 11:37 am

I was planning on making a trip down from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. If not being able to see a movie in the original auditorium and see the beautiful lobby. I will not attend. Thank you rivjr for saving me a trip.

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JohnMessick commented about Auburn Schine Theater on Jan 29, 2007 at 11:32 am

The photos from the website are cool. Now this is beyond a shadow of doubt, a movie palace!!