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Watched The Caretakers the other night and realized the theater in the beginning where Polly Bergen loses it must’ve been the Bruin. (mentioned farther back in this thread, but I didnt read it before today) I could tell from the stores the theater was in Westwood. And it showed the round marquee (not enough of it to see the theater name) What tipped me off was the bear on the side of the concession counter inside. The marqee was showing West Side Story. Does anyone know if the film played there roadshow? Or was this a general release booking?
Did the theater have a balcony?
What was the capacity of the original Severance? I’m sure it wasnt 1,600. I remember Funny Girl played there it its roadshow engagement…..Was there anything special about the original single screen theater?
SAD. But not surprising considering how inconsiderate people are in public anymore……..
Did Cleopatra play the Ohio, does anyone know? I dont remember it playing there. (But I dont remember where it played if not, either).
This still functioned as a movie theater in the 1960s. Unsure exactly when it changed to a rock venue. The early 70’s maybe. It’s too bad as it looks like it was a nice theater at one time. I imagine it’s seen better days after 30 plus years of rock music….
Odd, I never heard of this theater till now. I guess I was too small when it closed to remember. It must’ve been the first theater on Euclid Avenue.
Yeah, but didnt the Liberty lose its entrance when the hotel was built? How would people get in there? That’s another option, I guess if they could figure that out……..
I’m not sure about the Ohio showing Cinerama, but the State definitely did towards the end…… (70mm version)
It’s too bad this couldnt be refurbished as a single screen theater again. I know the odds are against it. Does anyone know if the auditorium is wide enough to be refitted with a 70mm screen? It could be used for premieres as someone said; special bookings; film festivals etc. It has such a distinctive facade on the outside. Even a nightclub would be better than it just sitting there.
What is the theater down the street in that picture? The Aldine? I tried searching for it and nothing came up. Is it listed here by another name?
LOL. By the 80’s unless you looked closely you wouldnt know a theater was there.
The Detroit was a first run house in the 60s and 70s,. showing films in tandem with the Cedar-Lee on the east side and sometimes with other theaters, once the downtown theaters started to close and first run movies started to be booked elsewhere in the city. It that seating capacity right? It seems far too small. Would think it was double that (at least back then).
WOW. To think they showed 70mm in this place. You’d never know it now. The theater has been closed since the late 60’s I think. Was vacant for a long time after. Sad. The surrounding area is in really bad shape. Wish I could’ve seen it in its glory days. It’s quite imposing still from the outside…….
I vaguely remember it being called the Colony Art for a time……
Was the auditorium of the Criterion perpendicular to the lobby? Did it face the side street?
Is this the same Magnolia theater that was used in a scene from the 1954 movie Pushover with Kim Novak and Fred MacMurray? I saw the movie on TCM last night…….
That’s what I read on here somewhere. They gutted the theater to it’s foundations…….
Why did they go in and destroy what was left of the theater then?
Are the theaters far apart? (I know the El Capitain is across from the Chinese for instance). I know Hollywood Blvd. is a long street…
Odd. Wonder if they stored the urinal cakes in there? LOL.
Where is the Warner in relation to the Pantages, Chinese and Egyptian on Hollywood Blvd?