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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Theatre on Sep 7, 2010 at 2:35 am

It would appear that their marquee is long over due for lighting and neon replacement.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Sequoia Theatre on Sep 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

Joe Vogel

It was my aunt who banked at the BofA at Broadway and Jefferson when she was at the FOX THEATRE at 2215 Broadway. The original SEQUOIA THEATRE was to the immediate left of that BofA and still stands. It seems it is now a bar/restaurant. BofA, after closing the Broadway/ Jefferson branch, for a time moved to the corner of Broadway and California Ave, just one block from the old REDWOOD THEATRE. The REDWOOD THEATRE was torn down to make way for another new BofA, which was later closed and converted to Andersons TV/Video. That’s when the current BofA opened it’s new branch on the corner of Jefferson and Marshall St. with the parking lot being where the original BofA was.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Geneva 4 Drive-In on Aug 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm

ken mc
Yes, this is the same drive-in. Daly City/South City are just a little south of SF, or suburbs if you will. Geneva DI was adjacent to the Cow Palace. This area now is not very safe.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Parkside Theatre on Aug 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Day care on the main floor? Sounds great. Maybe they should have added a car care center on the un-used stage. At one time, this was a first run theatre only. This theatre over-played the Fox Warfield, downtown.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Parkside Theatre on Aug 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Horrible looking make-over. A theatre advertising ‘SNACKS/SANDWICHES’ on there exterior canopy is real tacky. This make-over occured AFTER MANN THEATRES sold it.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 on Aug 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I crack up at those ‘trendy lifestyle centres’, Like they are immune to any closures. The little parks and gazebos seem to usually become ‘hangouts’ for some of the city’s finest. I know all about them.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:29 am

I think you are probably correct.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

I think it is referred to as REGAL-INDIAN LAKES THEATRE.Or more than likely as just INDIAN LAKES.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Bell Forge 10 to become Islamic center on Aug 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

Good……………..Let them stay in Pakistan and Morocco. No one is objecting to the Muslims going to the movies.But I agree with Mike Rogers post that deals with a theatre conversion to Islamic Center:“That’s just we need”.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Crest Theatre on Aug 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

The present CREST marquee/neon work was part of the Skouras remodel done in very early 50’s. This was a Fox West Coast Theatre/National General Theatre.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Wanted: Machine tickets on Jul 29, 2010 at 2:55 am

Assuming you have AUTOMATICKET box office ticket machines, you can order direct to GLOBE TICKET CO.for threaded ticket machines. They will print them anyway you want.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Skyline Theater on Jul 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm

That’s because they were usually older and very professional, even though they had a tight union. I never had any problems with the operators or union. California unions back then ran a tight ship, but were also willing to listen to management. Now everything is ran ship-shod.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Skyline Theater on Jul 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

You’re right, and they would not know a change-over cue or curtain cue if it splashed the entire screen. I never ran a booth, just managed. Lynn Adams was our regular projectionist when I was there.You could'nt have asked for better, he was tops.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Skyline Theater on Jul 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm

The Fox Skyline was fully union,(including floor staff)until Mann Theatres leased it out to an independant in 1975. It went downhill from that time on, to the day it closed for good. It was a very nice theatre while operating under National General/Mann Theatres. And yes, we had Peerless Projection with carbon arc lamps.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Tower Theatre on Jul 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm

What a great photo! Looks nothing like that now. Wells Fargo Bank/highrise takes up that entire block. Thanks for your posting!

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larrygoldsmith commented about Warfield Theatre on Jul 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

William………… Many thanks! That was one busy theatre in the 60’s and 70’s. Believe it or not, there were times when it out-grossed the Fox Warfield.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Warfield Theatre on Jul 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Unable to find link to the Crest Theatre which was located right next door to the Warfield. Anybody know?

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larrygoldsmith commented about Midway Drive-In on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:14 am

MikeRogers……‘Cause we lived it, not dreamed it’ How right you are. Unfortunatly, I have learned that there some of us who actually get theatre exhibition in “the blood”, but others, the majority of course, who had nothing more than a job that really means nothing to them. It seems their lives go in different directions and never really share the same feelings others do. People who I thought shared my “theatre feelings” usually change the subject whenever I bring up the good old theatre days. Very sad.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Crest Theater on Jul 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm

GREAT MARQUEE. LIGHTING DESIGN UNDER CANOPY MUST BE VERY UNIQUE WHEN LIT!!

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larrygoldsmith commented about Broadway Theatre on Jun 19, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I think it’s great when these classic houses upgrade to Spanish language format.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Mann Glendora 6 on Jun 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Mann was a major player in SoCal And a lot of other places. However, he claimed his “major play” in MOST of Caifornia off of his aquisition of National General Theatres, which was at the time the major player. After selling/closing most of the original chain of NGC Theatres, he sold or closed most of the theatres he built. You can count on one hand MANN THEATRES still under that banner.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Coronado Theatre on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

At least the box office still has its curtains intact!

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larrygoldsmith commented about Mann Glendora 6 on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Amazing how many theatres were built and operated by Mann Theatres. What’s more amazing is how fast they closed up and were demolished.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Bob Hope Theatre on Jun 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Even though the theatre changed name to BOB HOPE THEATRE, It was good they still recognized, and left the original name on the building.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Stockton Empire Theatre on Jun 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm

KenRoe You’re right. I forgot that it was called FOX CALIFORNIA. Thanks again!