Comments from Lawrence

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Lawrence commented about Theater For Sale? on Jan 6, 2004 at 8:47 pm

I checked out the site,
and am still waiting for an email reply – 7 days now.
Frustrating to say the least. Perhaps a phone call would produce
a quicker response.

Lawrence commented about The Colonial: Slowly Coming Back to Life on Jan 6, 2004 at 3:16 pm

How would I contact the new owners of The Colonial Theater?

Lawrence commented about New Development Threatens West Virginia's Grandest Theatrical Showcase on Jan 6, 2004 at 3:04 am

A treaure of a theater – It must be saved.

Lawrence commented about Darien Playhouse on Jan 5, 2004 at 11:42 pm

Is this a first run commercial venue or arty house policy?
Roger my email address is

Lawrence commented about Darien Playhouse on Jan 3, 2004 at 10:18 pm

Who runs this as a movie theater right now ?
Is this a United Artist/Regal operation or is it closed
and renovating for a new owner?

Lawrence commented about Regent Showcase Theater on Jan 1, 2004 at 10:08 pm

I saw movies there in the early 80’s when its admission was $2.
I recall how cold the auditorium was as they had no heat according to the management. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the show and tasty popcorn.

Lawrence commented about Grandin Theatre on Dec 31, 2003 at 4:06 am

Are there any other movie houses in Roanoke? I heard
there used to be a twin that competed with the
GRANDIN back in the early 90’s. Does anyone know if this is true or not?

Lawrence commented about Grandin Theatre on Dec 31, 2003 at 3:54 am

Does anyone know how to reach Julie Hunsaker?
Did her husband pass away? I met her them both at a SHOWEST
CONVENTION where she was honored for her outstanding work
at the Grandin Theater.

Lawrence commented about United Artists 6 on Dec 31, 2003 at 3:52 am

There are plans for the Southland building to be torn down and replaced by retail spaces according to the shopping center leasing
agent as of this past Summer.

Lawrence commented about Flagship Cinemas Sued by State of Maine, May be Forced to Sell Strand Theatre on Dec 29, 2003 at 10:29 pm

What other theaters does FLAGSHIP operate in the Rockland area?

Lawrence commented about Bal Theatre on Dec 29, 2003 at 10:18 pm

If anyone knows who the owner is of The Bal Theater – please email me. I would love to help them book film again and get the house
re-established as a neighborhood family theater.

Lawrence commented about Country Cinema on Dec 29, 2003 at 10:15 pm

Roger, do you happen to know the exact mileage from the Country Cinema to the big screen plexes in the larger city – door to door?
I am a film buyer for independent theater operators and have been
very successful in breaking “clearances” depending on mileage
and population, demographics,etc. Just Curious if I might be able
to help this little guy out.

Lawrence commented about Country Cinema on Dec 29, 2003 at 6:19 pm

What a shame that this cute house is in such disrepair.
Being the only cinema in this community, I wonder why the owner
does not attempt to run 1st Run fare and charge only a $5 admission
which is completely acceptable in a country town venue?
With such a policy he could probably make more money and upgrade
the house into a solid profitmaker.

Lawrence commented about Country Cinema on Dec 25, 2003 at 8:53 pm

Is this the only movie house in Watertown CT?
Does anyone know “who” the owner is by chance?
How to get intouch with them maybe?

Lawrence commented about Granby Theater on Dec 25, 2003 at 8:41 pm

What a treasure! If anyone knows who bought the house please
let me know as I’d sure love to be involved with any film booking

Lawrence commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Dec 25, 2003 at 8:24 pm

Does anyone know when Loew’s closed the Paradise and when it will reopen again?

Lawrence commented about Empress Theatre on Dec 25, 2003 at 12:34 am

Is the Empress running films or live performances?
Whatever happened to the CINE 3 located down the street
which was an old SYUFY house from the 50’s ?

Lawrence commented about Hiway Theater on Dec 24, 2003 at 4:16 pm

I am a film booking agent located near this movie house.
I would be very interested in assisting with the group
involved in its revitalization. If anyone can connect me
with these folks I’d be very grateful. It’s so nice to see
this house come back to life again. Feel free to email me

Lawrence commented about Marboro Theatre on Dec 24, 2003 at 4:12 pm

Something is going on with this movie house and if Dolby is parked in front, you can expect it will reopen at some point soon.

Lawrence commented about Avon Theatre Film Center on Dec 23, 2003 at 3:30 pm

What a treasure of a theater – now to be saved.
I am a film buyer who would be most interested in
working with the folks who are reopening this classic
venue for art and foreign films.

Lawrence commented about Commercial Theatre on Dec 23, 2003 at 3:24 pm

When did this house get torn down?

Lawrence commented about Until Next Time.... for the "Enean" on Dec 23, 2003 at 1:34 am

Was the ENEAN ever called THE VOGUE in downtown Pittsburg?
Curious. I visited THE VOGUE over ten years ago and it was
operating as a discount movie house. Is it still there?
Does anyone have information about THE VOGUE in downtown Pittsburg CA??? Last operator was an independent older guy – he was the only
cinema in Pittsburg at the time … early 90’s.

Lawrence commented about Theaters Listed for Sale on the Web on Dec 23, 2003 at 1:31 am

Most wonderful listing Roger.
Please keep us updated. I work in the film industry and will try
to inquire of possible interested parties.

Lawrence commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Dec 22, 2003 at 3:44 am

New World Pictures “ANGEL” premiered at this house in the early 80’s.
Reduced to exploitation titles, this palace of yesteryear still survived and turned in exceptional grosses. I certainly hope that one day it can be returned to its origanal grandeur and become a treasure for all of us to enjoy once again.

Lawrence commented about Winchester Twin Theatre on Dec 14, 2003 at 5:56 pm

Was this house built by the Syufy Family who owns Century Theaters
based out of S.F. Bay Area ? It bears a striking resemblance to many of its early 60’s dome type theatres which specialized in running
big roadshow pictures.