Comments from Mark_L

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Mark_L commented about Great Western Cinema on Feb 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Oliver, which opened here on 3/26/69 (as noted above by Ron3853) played on a 2-show per day, reserved seat, advanced purchase basis.

Mark_L commented about Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:10 am

Closed first week of January, 2017. No plans for the space have been announced by the landlord, Nationwide Realty Investors.

Mark_L commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:25 pm

I just happened to be doing some other research on 1977, so I looked up MR. BILLION.

MR. BILLION opened on 3/3/1977 with the Easter Show. It was replaced on 3/31/77 by THE LITTLEST HORSE THIEVES which ran until 4/27/77, to be replaced by THE STING.

Mark_L commented about AMC Gulf Pointe 30 on Oct 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm


Many newspapers have archived back issues online. For example, the New York Times offers subscribers access to all back issues from the very first one through 2002. is another site offering access to back issues.

But some papers are just not available online. For example, papers for Columbus, OH are not available, so I have to go search microfilm at the Main Library to get access to information.

More papers are coming online all the time, so check around the internet and see what is out there.

Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Sep 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm

I agree with Keith here…should just be the Cleve.

Also address should be 1750 Cleveland Avenue. That is confirmed by newspaper records and the Franklin County Auditor property database.

Mark_L commented about Cleveland Drive-In on Sep 8, 2016 at 6:56 am

No, not named after same person.

From Wikipedia:

Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796 when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company laid out Connecticut’s Western Reserve into townships and a capital city they named “Cleaveland” after their leader, General Moses Cleaveland.

Mark_L commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:53 pm

A search of the New York Times shows the theatre changing from 4 to 7 screens on Monday, December 21, 1981. Sunday, December 20 is the last mention of Quad.

The theatre added 1 screen to become an 8-plex with the opening of SILKWOOD on 12/14/1983.

It did move to a 10-plex with the opening of TEMPLE OF DOOM.

Mark_L commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

For someone interested in researching NY theatres, if you get a subscription to the NY Times, you can get access to the TIMESMACHINE which gives access to all papers from the very first issue to 2002. They frequently have discount prices.

Mark_L commented about Grandview Theater and Drafthouse on May 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

Thanks for catching the name error, jhnpblc343. The city should also be changed to Grandview, OH instead of Columbus.

Mark_L commented about Grandview Theater and Drafthouse on May 5, 2016 at 9:49 am

Reopening on May 5, 2016 as the GRANDVIEW THEATRE AND DRAFTHOUSE. The theatre has new seats, a new screen and a new projector. A 40-tap bar will be available. The theatre is owned by Eric Brembeck, who also owns the Studio 35 Theatre and Drafthouse in north Columbus, OH.

Mark_L commented about Drexel Theatre on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Closing March 14, 2016 for a few weeks (likely reopening in June) for remodeling of marquee, doors, flooring and concessions counter.

Mark_L commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Feb 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm

The Film Society of Lincoln Center reported that they got the Ziegfeld equipment.

Mark_L commented about Eastland Cinema on Feb 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm

In response to a long ago question about twinning by Ron Newman, Eastland Mall temporarily closed on Sunday, May 23, 1976 after a run of BAD NEWS BEARS. It reopened as a dual theatre on Friday, June 25, 1976.

Mark_L commented about Gateway Film Center on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:19 am

Installed a 35/70 projector in 2015. First 70mm presentation will be Hateful 8 beginning 1/15/2016. Other 35/70 movies will be shown in the future, including the 70mm version of HAMLET in February, 2016.

Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Sep 3, 2015 at 4:13 am

On 9/3/15, the Columbus dispatch reported there are plans to add a second screen by putting a second floor addition on the building. If approved by zoning and other community boards, construction could begin in 2016. The new screen will seat 70.

Mark_L commented about Palace Theatre on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:20 am

The Palace organ is at Worthington Ohio High School.

Mark_L commented about Livingston Theatre on Apr 11, 2015 at 5:22 am

That would probably include the old drug store and the Livingston Enterprises building also.

Mark_L commented about Cinema City at MarketPlace on Oct 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Lindsay Honda will be using the mall as a showroom. The current plan is to keep the movie theatre in place for possible future use.

Mark_L commented about Star Cinemas on Sep 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Closed due to being unable to afford digital equipment. Also, Rave (later sold to AMC) put in a modern 14-plex about 2 miles away that took a lot of the business away from the Star.

Mark_L commented about Hudson Theatre on Jun 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

That building is not worth that much money. I don’t see what you could do with it, as there is no off-street parking in that area and it is not close to a commercial zone. It also isn’t very close to Ohio State. I’ll be very surprised if it sells.

Mark_L commented about Livingston Theatre on Apr 7, 2014 at 11:09 am

The theatre became the GAYETY for the first time on 7/9/65.

I’m very sad that the theatre is in such bad shape. I was hoping that I could get inside one more time before it goes away.

Mark_L commented about Russell Theatre on Mar 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The Russell was not at the location of the Deuces Two bar…it was the empty lot next door. The statement in the description is not correct.

The last day of operation was 7/22/1961, playing the movie YOUNG SAVAGES.

Mark_L commented about Miles' West Broad Drive-In on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:42 am

Address is correct…map is wrong. I checked it on the HistoricalAerials site. Map above shows location west of I-270…theatre was east of what is now I-270. It’s also a little confusing as there is another drive-in very close by (Holiday).

Insert the theatre address directly into and you will see the correct location.

There are problems with some of the Google maps, and I understand they are very hard to correct. For example, the YES THEATRE in Columbus, Indiana maps to the middle of the Ohio State University campus.

Mark_L commented about Miles' West Broad Drive-In on Jan 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

Map location shown is not correct. Theatre was located on NE corner of Broad (Rt. 40) and Philipi Road, about a mile east of location shown.

Mark_L commented about Regal Georgesville Square Stadium 16 on Jan 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Most likely opened first half of 1998.