Comments from JohnMessick

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JohnMessick commented about Penway Theatre on Feb 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I drove past the Penway today. The building is for sale. Would make for a great movie theater.

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JohnMessick commented about Movie theaters continue finding inventive ways to woo patrons on Feb 7, 2012 at 6:17 am

Did I read there is a $12.00 fee to belong and get special deals?

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JohnMessick commented about Struggling movie theaters could be a boon for Netflix on Feb 4, 2012 at 4:37 am

Jodar, I agree with you. What most people to know or understand is the rent on those megaplexes. Running around $15.00 per square foot. Plus you need to take into account the other cost..labor, utilites etc. not to mention profit.

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JohnMessick commented about Post Falls Theater closes on Feb 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

If your going to build or own..you need to have large screens..not the size of postage stamps.

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JohnMessick commented about Post Falls Theater closes on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I would be ashamed to own that theater.

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JohnMessick commented about New movie theater may debut in old Macy’s site on Jan 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

I can just imagine the size of the screens. Why would anyone want to go to see a movie on a small screen?

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JohnMessick commented about South Shore Mall Twin on Jan 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

This looks like the Howard Theatre in Lebanon Pennsylvania. It too started out as a single screen and was twinned. The Howard was demolished in the early 2000’s.

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JohnMessick commented about Uptown Theatre on Jan 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

Not much of a lighting.

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JohnMessick commented about Miller Cinemas 6 on Jan 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

Now if the marquee was restored to what it looks like in the picture above..that would be so cool.

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JohnMessick commented about Lorenzo Theater on Jan 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Anything happening at the Lorenzo?

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JohnMessick commented about Village Theatre on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Flix70 great pictures of the Village…Thanks for posting them.

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JohnMessick commented about Franklin Theatre to be sold on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I have read the article in the Express-Times….Let me ask this question. Why is it that Richard Wolfe owner of the Roxy in Northampton does well running a second run theater while the Franklin wasn’t doing well?

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JohnMessick commented about Belmont Theater on Sep 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

From what little I have read of Peter Wellman, he must have been quite the showman. The theatres that I have seen of his must have been extremely appealing. Does anyone know where I can find information on Wellman?

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JohnMessick commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Hillary….after I posted, it dawned on me what a flat was. Thank you. Isn’t is something that man can build great things and then let them fall into reuins. Seeing photos on Cinema Treasures of movie theatres when they are new and have just been opened, and then seeing them in ruins really breaks the heart.

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JohnMessick commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm

JimmiB and Hillary…What do you remember of the State? What was it like on the inside?

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JohnMessick commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

JimmiB….I didn’t know there were Messicks in Lebanon. I reside in Camp Hill. The fire that I am referring to is the HACC fire. I remember the “investor” who bought the Colonial at the tax sale. He claimed all he had was Social Security to live on. What is a painted flat?

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JohnMessick commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 29, 2011 at 6:14 am

JimmiB…Wasn’t there a fire in that block that took the Academy and several other buildings?

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JohnMessick commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

JimmiB, I don’t know you. I have never met John Heisey. Where do you reside?

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JohnMessick commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm

The roof of the Colonial could have been repaired…buying it at a tax sell would have been a great buy….The roof could have been repaired and the building could have been saved. I don’t think the “Friend” were up to the challenge.

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JohnMessick commented about Hiway Theater on Sep 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Bet this was a beautiful theater when it open. You have to love the signage.

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JohnMessick commented about Hiway Theater on Sep 28, 2011 at 9:06 am

Excellant write up John. I always love reading your posts.

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JohnMessick commented about Senate Theater on Mar 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

Thanks for sharing the picture Ross….I think as a child I was there for a Disney movie…I am betting it was a beautiful theater inside.

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JohnMessick commented about $1.5 million in grants to aid conversion of Colonnade Theater into playhouse on Feb 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Your right it was a squeeker.

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JohnMessick commented about $1.5 million in grants to aid conversion of Colonnade Theater into playhouse on Feb 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

I am in total agreement with you Muviebuf.

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JohnMessick commented about The Double Feature on Feb 4, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Great job Bob. It kept my interest through the whole video. You voice was just right for this.