Comments from MagicLantern

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MagicLantern commented about Cinema Treasures Reaches 30,000 Theaters on Dec 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Congratulations, guys!

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MagicLantern commented about Potter Theatre on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:54 am

More Potter Theatre destruction: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Rose Theatre on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:54 am

Another shot of the Rose after the earthquake: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Potter Theatre on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:53 am

Another view of the earthquake damage, this time a larger shot: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Metro 4 on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:51 am

As seen after the June 29, 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Metro 4 on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:50 am

Another 1980 daytime shot: View link

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MagicLantern commented about State Theater on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:49 am

State Theatre in 1980: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Metro 4 on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:48 am

Mission Theatre in 1980: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Rose Theatre on Sep 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

“Rose Theater (Palace Theater) at 904 State St. as seen after the June 29, 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.” – View link

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MagicLantern commented about Saban Theatre on Aug 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Walked by the theatre the other day and they were hard at work installing new carpet in the lobby, and possibly throughout.

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MagicLantern commented about Acorn Theatre on Aug 25, 2010 at 5:54 am

The 1956 city guide for the area lists it at 3089 Ventura Boulevard.

Some old crotchety crank confirms the theory that Thousand Oaks Boulevard used to be called Ventura Boulevard: View link

Current GoogleMaps puts the address where the entrance to a shopping complex is now. I think it’s safe to say that the Acorn has gone to the old oak grove in the sky.

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MagicLantern commented about Acorn Theatre on Aug 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I wondered when this one would show up in the index. As listed in the city directory, the Acorn was supposedly located on Ventura Boulevard in Thousand Oaks but there is no Ventura Boulevard that I could find. It’s an entirely different theatre from the Melody. I’ll get the street address when I’m back in my office. I’ve been wondering where the building is for a long time now.

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MagicLantern commented about Fiesta Twin on Aug 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Just another parking lot now.

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MagicLantern commented about Mission Theatre on Jul 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I read a post on a Facebook profile reminiscing about the Santa Ynez area and it stated that the “movie theatre, bowling alley and gas station were on Alisal starting from the Bit-O-Denmark going toward Mission Drive.” Looking at GoogleMaps, the bowling alley is definitely gone, as is the gas station, so I think the Mission was demolished. However, since it’s such a tiny theatre, it could be something like the Alpine Theatre in similarly-Eurocentric Alpine Village in Torrance – not demolished, just hidden.

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MagicLantern commented about Fox Conejo Twin Theatre on Jul 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

The Conejo Village Shopping Center is now known as Janss Marketplace. Its theatre is the Mann 9 – possibly built within the old Fox Conejo Twin? The Janss address is 275 North Moorpark Road East.

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MagicLantern commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Nice. Throwing someone’s momentary confusion back in their face with a lame imitation of their post. You stay classy, hdtv267!

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MagicLantern commented about Leo S. Bing Theater on Jul 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Operating at LACMA since May of 1965 at least.

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MagicLantern commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Jul 25, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Opened August 19, 1992. Originally announced as an AMC Theatre.

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MagicLantern commented about Vista Theatre on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:13 am

“Born to Raise Hell,” one of the most violent gay roughies, had its West Coast premiere here on November 26, 1975.

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MagicLantern commented about Cecchi Gori F.A. Cinema on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:11 am

So what’s the latest, RevDORK?

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MagicLantern commented about Fairfax Cinemas on Jul 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Theatre’s all boarded up now.

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MagicLantern commented about Hillcrest Cinemas on Jul 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Built in 1991 and operated by Landmark ever since.

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MagicLantern commented about El Rancho Theatre on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

Judging from that photograph, the address is 16856 C Street.

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MagicLantern commented about Hi-Way Drive-In on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:10 am

Opened 1959, accordingly to this rather informative 2005 article: View link

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MagicLantern commented about Lankershim Theatre on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Any idea what year this theatre opened?