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CSWalczak commented about Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo on Nov 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

According to this article, Rave will operate the theater until January 2013, at which time a new operator will temporarily close it for renovations. Other sources suggest the new operator may be Carmike, which is reportedly looking at other Rave locations that it did not earlier acquire in 2012.

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CSWalczak commented about Castle Theatre on Nov 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Pictures of he Castle Theatre can be seen here and here.

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CSWalczak commented about Entertainment Cinemas Edgartown 2 on Nov 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

The theater has converted to digital projection and tossed out its 35mm equipment: View article

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CSWalczak commented about Hollywood Cinemas 9 on Nov 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I would not be surprised if this theater either becomes a discount house or closes entirely when the new theater opens. As a small independent operation, the owners may well be facing the challenge of going digital and making other upgrades that the new Kenner theater will have from the get-go.

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CSWalczak commented about Star Cinema Grill on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Apparently, the effort to lineup a new operator and get the theater open again is being renewed: View article

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CSWalczak commented about Coldwater Drive-In on Nov 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

There is a picture of this drive-in’s screen and an aerial photo of its location on its page at Drive-ins.com.

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CSWalczak commented about Cascade Drive-In on Nov 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

According to this website, the this drive-in was known as the Cascades, opened in 1946, and had an 800 car capacity.

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CSWalczak commented about Lougheed Drive-In on Nov 12, 2012 at 9:00 am

Here are some photographs of the Lougheed Drive-in from HistoricBurnaby.ca: 1, 2, 3, (showing storm-damaged screen in 1962) and 4 (showing a swap meet in 1974).

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CSWalczak commented about Andover Cinema on Nov 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

An article about the sale of the Andover Cinema to CEC can be read here.

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CSWalczak commented about Castro Theatre on Nov 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

The Castro installed its first digital projector in 2009. The Castro remains capable of showing film in many formats, including 70mm.

The showing of “Love with Proper Stranger” was part of of a tribute to Natalie Wood series of films and it is possible that a good quality 35mm print was unavailable (something that, sadly, is going to be increasingly the case) and perhaps the Castro felt it was better to project a DVD version rather than totally disappoint patrons since the event had been publicized for at least a month prior.

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CSWalczak commented about Richland Drive-In on Nov 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

A few pieces of memorabilia from this drive-in van be seen on its gallery page at Drive-ins.com.

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CSWalczak commented about Elite Theatre on Nov 11, 2012 at 5:12 am

According to its entry at Water Winter Wonderland, this theater was also known as the the Superba and the Gem (not to be confused with the later Gem Theater on Corunna Road.).

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CSWalczak commented about Esquire Theatre on Nov 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

The Esquire is celebrating its 101st birthday. View article

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CSWalczak commented about Allred Theatre on Nov 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

This theater has been closed since the middle of August, 2012, but a student is leading the charge to update its technology and get the theater reopened. View article

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CSWalczak commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm

A painting of the vanished Paramount Theater can be seen here.

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CSWalczak commented about Giant Screen Theater at Peoria Riverfront Museum on Nov 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

A slideshow of pictures of this Giant Screen theater can be seen here.

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CSWalczak commented about Whyte Theater on Nov 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

According to this theater’s entry at Water Winter Wonderland, this theater was once known as the State. However, according to CinemaTour, the State was on Kaiser Street. The Rivest List indicates that the State in Pinconning was open from 1935-1955 but gives no further information.

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CSWalczak commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

In reference to bigjoe59’s comment: the impression I get from a number of news stories about “The Hobbit” in 48 fps is that while Peter Jackson is enthusiastic about the results of filming at the higher frame rate, Warner Bros. is being more cautious which is why the release of the 48 fps version is being limited.

Just as a significant number of patrons of late are less impressed with 3-D than they once were, Warners is probably wondering if it audiences will really perceive something really different, and is regarding this release as a kind of marketing test. I think their caution is also reflected in the decision not to add an upcharge to ticket prices for the 48 fps showings beyond that customarily charged by a theater for 3-D showings.

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CSWalczak commented about MET Cinema on Nov 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

An article about the theater’s closing can be read here.

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CSWalczak commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

According to the information accompanying this continuously updated list of theaters that will be showing the film at 48 fps, the 2-D showings will not be shown at the higher frame rate.

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CSWalczak commented about Bergen Airdome on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

This website provide sadditional historical detail about the Bergen Airdome and includes a picture of the interior with its canvas roof.

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CSWalczak commented about Art Theatre on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:16 am

The theater was born as the Old Trail Theater, not “Trails.” Here is a small photograph.

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CSWalczak commented about Best Theater on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

There is additional history and an old advertisement for the Best Theater on this webpage.

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CSWalczak commented about Downtown Theatre on Nov 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

This Google Books preview includes pages detailing the history of this theater with pictures: scroll down to view pp. 25-27.

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CSWalczak commented about Red Clay Theatre on Nov 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

According to its entry at CinemaTour, this theater has been demolished.