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Violation of FREE SPEECH??
Go for it! I wish you all the best.
From the looks of the building on Google and Bing, it must have been a really fine suburban theater.
I wish I could remember what I saw there while living in the area in 1985/86. If anyone can recall any particular movies exhibited there during those years, I’d sure appreciate it.
I didn’t know him, myself, but this is a shock nonetheless. Always appreciated his playing. Thank you, Peter — and for the links, as well.
I use adblocker, too, but disabled it and those links just don’t work. (I’m on Chrome and Win7.) I don’t search from there, so had never noticed.
Just a quick note of thanks for everything you guys do. I should take the time to keep with my own personal research and post more than I do, as this is an extremely valuable site to me, personally. Please do whatever you think best to keep it great.
I saw nothing to indicate that there was more than I was seeing…but it sure seems to end rather abruptly.
Terrible. Another Westwood humiliation.
It’s absolutely killing me not to go. I wish everyone a superb Expo.
In the anticipation leading up to Criterion’s release of a certain epic comedy, I’d like to commemorate that film’s roadshow presentation at the Sheridan, which I have always held wonderful memories of seeing at the tender age of 14. I especially cherish my having recalled a couple of the soon-to-be-cut scenes that indicate we were there within the first few weeks of the run.
IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD Theater: Sheridan Premiere: December 19, 1963 (Florida Premiere) Duration: 23 weeks Format: Cinerama (70mm) Hype: “The World’s Critics Go Stark Raving Mad! Mad! Mad! Mad!”
—with gratitude to Al Alvarez & Michael Coate
Mann’s Chinese, November 1974
Yesindeed. Always loved balconies, and I especially remember sitting up there at the Florida’s summer kids' matinees.
Thanks to a good friend who was way more aware than I about this new film, I saw it on several occasions at the State in Cleveland, once at the Summit in Detroit, and of course countless subsequent times in other venues over the years. The runs at the State and Summit were simply magnificent. I will never forget those experiences, or that incredible summer over which ‘2001’ loomed so large.
As always, thanks for the great research marking a notable anniversary and revitalizing some wonderful memories.
Yeah, what the….?
Yes, thank you so much for this.
It’s a little disappointing that the newsreel doesn’t take us inside, but it’s still essential viewing. I never knew the theater in its prime, but I lived in the area and attended a number of second runs in the mid-1970s, and it was the most amazing interior ever. A supreme loss.
The newsreel ends with Warner Brothers' wish that the theater not be found unworthy. Some five decades later, it was found very unworthy by the city of Beverly Hills, as was much else there. What was once a wonderful “village” of affordable and accessible shops, theaters, bookstores, record stores, and eateries, is now a sterile gold and platinum wasteland, almost unrecognizable to those who knew it only a few decades ago.
I was in Beechwood Elementary in 4th and 5th grades.
Right. I’ve been trying to nail down where on the east side we kids were taken to see it. We were living in Whitehall, and I' m pretty certain it was nearby. I remember GRAND CANYON was still with it.
(I mean 1959)
kenreiff6, would you remember if the Esquire played Disney’s Sleeping Beauty in its first run — 1958?
Well, I didn’t get the pristine print I’d hoped for, but after a rough start it was mostly good, and seeing PLAYTIME on the big screen was wonderful.
Anyone see the first showing of PLAYTIME? I’m coming down for that one today, with hopes high for a great print.