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Trolleyguy commented about Uptown Theater on Aug 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Status should be changed to closed/demolished. This theater has been completely gutted between the outside walls and converted to retail space on the first floor, with apartments above. Compare the picture below to the black and white one posted above and look at the buildings flanking the center one, which is the former Uptown Theater. The parapets and roof lines are relatively unchanged, as well as the window configuration.

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The address is 116-118 North Main St.

Trolleyguy commented about Eastgate Cinemas on Aug 26, 2009 at 8:11 am

Marcus Theaters have announced that they are looking at a different location for this theater complex in Sun Prairie, WI, about 2 miles northeast of the previous site announced.

The trend seems to be toward multi-venue entertainment destinations. This new proposal is similar to Marcus' Majestic recently opened in Brookfield, WI.


Trolleyguy commented about New Beverly Cinema on Aug 18, 2009 at 7:49 am

Quentin Tarantino was interviewed on a recent CBS Sunday Morning show, and he confirmed that he had indeed purchased this theater. He and the reporter did some shots outside under the marquee, then went inside to continue the interview in the auditorium.

Trolleyguy commented about Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:01 am

Status should be changed to open, Indian movies.

Here’s what it looks like now.

Very flashy and certainly more attractive than the plain exterior the theater used to have.

Trolleyguy commented about Marbro Theatre on Aug 6, 2009 at 5:48 am

Shoeshoe, if you read the above posts from July 6-9, you’ll see that this has been discussed already.

Trolleyguy commented about Marbro Theatre on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Marbro Theatre on Jul 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Grove Theater on Jul 1, 2009 at 6:03 am

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 on Jun 4, 2009 at 8:57 am

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Luna Theater on May 18, 2009 at 5:21 am

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."

Trolleyguy commented about Bismarck Theatre on May 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

That picture is of the downtown Bismarck on Randolph St, Which is now known as the Cadillac Palace.

Trolleyguy commented about Fort Theatre on May 4, 2009 at 3:48 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Rogers Cinema 5 on May 3, 2009 at 1:40 pm

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.

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Trolleyguy commented about Norshore Theatre on Apr 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

OK, David. Here ya go: View link

Trolleyguy commented about O Cinema Miami Shores on Apr 11, 2009 at 5:49 am

Recent view.

Trolleyguy commented about Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 on Mar 8, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Regency Theater on Dec 19, 2008 at 6:11 am

Status should be changed to closed/demolished.

This theater is being torn down and will be replaced by a family buffet restaurant.

Trolleyguy commented about Loop Theater on Dec 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Eastgate Cinemas on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:20 am

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Star Cinema on Dec 7, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Star Cinema on Oct 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Geneva 4 Theatre on Sep 10, 2008 at 7:12 am

This theater has reopened as a live music venue according to the Nova Cinemas website.

Trolleyguy commented about Geneva 4 Theatre on Aug 10, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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.

Trolleyguy commented about Alex Theatre on Jan 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm

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.