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MagicLantern commented about Saban Theatre on Apr 25, 2005 at 6:41 am

For a look inside this theatre circa 1980, footage of the Wilshire’s interiors can be seen in the film “Terror On Tour” (1983).

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MagicLantern commented about Campus Theatre on Apr 21, 2005 at 3:24 am

Along with the Kim Sing and the Kokusai, during the 1970s and early 1980s, the Campus was a mainstay in screening the latest martial arts films.

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MagicLantern commented about Charles Theatre on Apr 17, 2005 at 1:45 am

This theater appears in John Waters' “Cecil B. Demented”.

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MagicLantern commented about Bengies Drive-In on Apr 17, 2005 at 1:41 am

This theatre and its marquee appear in John Waters' “Cecil B. Demented”.

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MagicLantern commented about Apex Theatre on Apr 17, 2005 at 1:37 am

The theatre and its marquee appear in John Waters' “Cecil B. Demented”.

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MagicLantern commented about Patterson Performing Arts Center on Apr 17, 2005 at 1:22 am

This theatre’s marquee can be seen with other Baltimore cinemas in John Waters' “Cecil B. Demented” – the marquee advertises “Karate Marathon: All Action All The Time Admission One Dollar”.

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MagicLantern commented about Simi Valley Drive-In on Apr 13, 2005 at 10:09 pm

Was this down the street from the Larwin Theatre?

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MagicLantern commented about New Beverly Cinema on Mar 24, 2005 at 9:29 pm

Ken – no, I mean a schedule of films printed a month or two in advance; this includes regular flyers for midnight film showings at various theatres in the Landmark chain.

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MagicLantern commented about New Beverly Cinema on Mar 24, 2005 at 8:28 pm

Having edited much of the copy on Landmark Theatre calendars, I respectfully beg to differ.

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MagicLantern commented about New Beverly Cinema on Mar 24, 2005 at 5:28 pm

By extension, all Landmark Theatres (Rialto, NuArt) print calendars, as does the Garden Cinema in Gardena.

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MagicLantern commented about Plaza Theater on Mar 11, 2005 at 8:39 am

Images of the Plaza can be seen here: http://cougartown.com/plaza.html

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MagicLantern commented about Plaza Theater on Mar 11, 2005 at 2:36 am

Located at 126th Street and Acacia. In the 1940s, it cost 25¢ to see films here.

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MagicLantern commented about Beacon Theater on Mar 9, 2005 at 3:13 am

Possibly you mean “Hercules Unchained”.

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MagicLantern commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Mar 8, 2005 at 7:26 pm

I thought it was, Bryan. Sure looked like it to me.

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MagicLantern commented about Olympic Theatre on Mar 7, 2005 at 3:43 am

Its marquee can be seen in the “destruction of Los Angeles” sequences at the end of “War of the Worlds” (1953).

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 2, 2005 at 11:53 pm

The discovery of a handbill touting the opening of this theatre, named the Fox West Coast at inception, reveals that the grand opening took place Thursday October 12, 1950.

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MagicLantern commented about Bijou Theatre on Mar 1, 2005 at 5:02 pm

Saw “Barton Fink” here when it first came out but never went back, much to my endless regret. It’s now an art gallery; not much of the original interior is intact but the acoustics are still great, reminiscent of the basement ballroom of the Los Angeles Theatre on Broadway.

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MagicLantern commented about Gate Theater on Mar 1, 2005 at 2:21 am

It’s now an art gallery – http://www.galerieelektra.com/about.html

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MagicLantern commented about Gate Theater on Mar 1, 2005 at 2:20 am

This theatre was located at 668 Bridgeway; a photograph of the facade as it stands today can be found here: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Kirk Douglas Theatre on Feb 27, 2005 at 8:46 pm

Egotism?

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MagicLantern commented about Kirk Douglas Theatre on Feb 27, 2005 at 7:56 pm

Only marginally more attractive than the new Ricardo Montalban Theatre. Nice neon at night on the Culver, though.

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MagicLantern commented about Kirk Douglas Theatre on Feb 27, 2005 at 6:45 pm

The lettering spelling “CULVER” has been completely removed.

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MagicLantern commented about Eros Theatre on Feb 27, 2005 at 6:43 pm

Was this a twin theatre called the Eros 1 and 2? If so, there’s some footage of its marquees in a new filmed addendum to the revival of “Deep Throat”. Apparently the film itself was too short, so the releasing company filmed some reminiscing by adult film star Eric Edward to tack on when the film had ended.

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MagicLantern commented about Rare Opportunity to Visit LA's Tower Theatre on Feb 25, 2005 at 6:54 am

On one of the Conservancy Tours in autumn 2003, this theatre was in fact open to the public as part of the package. All the seats except the balcony ones are gone – in fact, many illegal alterations were done to the theatre by previous tenants before they were caught and evicted – but the guy (Jon Olivan?) who was just closing the Tower up for the day was gracious enough to let me and a visiting Australian friend inside. The chandeliers are absolutely beautiful and the whole thing could really succeed as a concert venue if interesting booking were put in place much like the Orpheum’s latest batch of rock concerts.

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MagicLantern commented about Olympic Theatre on Feb 23, 2005 at 3:21 am

They’re kind of hit-and-miss when it comes to lighting the marquees – the Orpheum is on most of the time, with the Los Angeles marquee lit occasionally and the Palace marquee lit rarely. There’s a few letters in the word “State” at Loew’s State that seem eternally lit, though.