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Mark_L commented about Newport Music Hall on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:37 pm

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was first a recording released in 1970. It was incredibly popular when it came out and, because the album was so theatrical, there were many groups that just put on productions of it without any permission from the creators. It was some time later that the official versions started to appear. Androy51, your production was most likely in 1971.

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Mark_L commented about Cinema East on Aug 12, 2013 at 8:57 am

Here’s a question for John Sittig if he ever happens this way. Charles Sugarman had Todd-AO projectors installed in the Main theatre in the early ‘60’s. I’m wondering if those projectors were moved to Cinema East when that opened? I don’t believe the Main ran any 70mm after 1962.

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Mark_L commented about Screens at the Continent on Jul 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

Theatre website indicates that 4 of the 8 screens now have digital projection.

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Mark_L commented about South Drive-In on Jul 14, 2013 at 1:50 am

According to the Columbus Dispatch, 1500 of the 1800 speaker wires (from pole to speaker) were cut, apparently for the copper. 3 people were seen on security cameras at about 4:30 in the morning. The wire would be worth about $300. The theatre will restore the speaker wire.

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Mark_L commented about Twin Drive-In on Jul 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

According to the December 1959 issue of INTERNATIONAL PROJECTIONIST, the drive-in was equipped with National 70 (Bauer U2) 70mm projectors.

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Mark_L commented about Loew's Arlington on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thanks for that information, John. Articles from BOXOFFICE indicated that Morse Road had 70mm equipment, but I could never find any 70mm releases that played there.

Did you know they ran 70mm at the Main?

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Mark_L commented about AMC Westerville 6 on Jun 2, 2013 at 4:28 am

The theatre opened in 1977 and closed in 2000. Official name was AMC Westerville 6. Address was 94 Westerville Square. It was located at the west end of an enclosed mall just north of I-270. It was made up of 4 small rooms and 2 larger ones. One of the larger rooms ran a 70mm print of TOP GUN. Projection equipment was located on the main floor with mirrors used to project above the heads of the audience. This was the first AMC theatre in Central Ohio.

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Mark_L commented about Rave Motion Pictures 18 on May 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Now owned by Cinemark.

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Mark_L commented about Gateway Film Center on May 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

According to the Gateway Film Center Facebook page, Lizz Lessner, a very successful local restaurant developer, will be working with the Gateway to develop a new food-service concept to open at the Gateway around July 1, 2013.

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Mark_L commented about Arena Grand on May 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

According to Columbus Business First, Cinema Movie Grill is keeping 11 screens but decreasing the seating from 2,000 to 1,200. They are spending $3.6 million on the renovation, which is expected to open in late August or September. They are installing a full commercial kitchen on the main floor, and plan on expanding the bar area on the second floor to include restaurant seating.

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Mark_L commented about Arena Grand on May 24, 2013 at 4:11 am

This could do very well in the Arena district. There are many hotels in this area and many business people in town for conventions or other business might be interested in a nice dinner and movie within walking distance. I could also see using some of the smaller rooms for client presentations, followed by a meal or a movie. Food and beverage quality will be key to the success of this new venture.

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Mark_L commented about South Drive-In on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Opening for the season on April 26 with digital projection on both screens.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Apr 21, 2013 at 2:39 am

As of 4/20/2013, very little has been done to re-brand this theatre. It will take a lot of work to remove RAVE from the building, as the outside shows RAVE in very large block letters and all of the side-lighting in the theatre has “Rave Theatres” name and logo.

The large room is still called the “Xtreme Screen”. THX trailer is shown, though the theatre has never been listed on the THX website.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Apr 17, 2013 at 4:20 am

Disney is trying to raise the rental rates for movies, and the large chains are fighting back by not allowing pre-sale tickets for Iron Man 3. Reports are that AMC & Regal are leading this fight. Late information indicates that Carmike has reached a deal with Disney.

Here is a link to one story

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Mark_L commented about Flicker's East Cinema Pub on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

In response to Ron Newman’s request, as of 4/15/13, the building is the same but they have changed the portico.

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Mark_L commented about Flicker's East Cinema Pub on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

The picture on the website of the sign is definitely the one from the old Forum theatres. County records show it is still owned by the City of Columbus, and notes owned by the library system. I’ll keep looking.

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Mark_L commented about South Drive-In on Mar 11, 2013 at 5:01 am

Glad to see they are making the digital switch. I was worried they would just sell the land and move on. Nice to see Central Ohio keeping its one remaining drive-in.

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Mark_L commented about Rave Motion Pictures 18 on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:26 am

The address, according to the Rave website, for this theatre is 1071 Gemini Place Columbus, OH 43240. It is located adjacent to the Polaris Mall, not inside as the current address suggests.

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Mark_L commented about Yes Cinema on Feb 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I’ve reported this through the Google Map system. I’ve had success before getting things corrected…we’ll see if this works.

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Mark_L commented about Linden Cleve Theater on Feb 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm

According the the Linden Cleve Theater website, the theatre will be holding a COME CATCH THE VISION event on March 16, 2013. “Join us for an exciting day of fun, community and the arts. This celebration of the CLEVE theater’s future promises to be an inspiration to you and the entire Linden community.”

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Mark_L commented about Rivoli Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Closing date was 5/2/1959.

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Mark_L commented about Goodale Theatre on Feb 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Interesting that the article posted in the photo section by dbellis shows an address of 645 W. Goodale. When the theatre reopened in 1946 after a closure, the Columbus Dispatch lists the 649 Delaware address until the final closing in 1950.

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Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 8:42 am

In Columbus, SLEEPING BEAUTY opened exclusively at the downtown Hunt’s Cinestage on March 19, 1959, playing with the short subject, GRAND CANYON, and replacing SOUTH PACIFIC. Final date was May 20, 1959, replaced by 80 Days “at popular prices”.

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Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 5:10 am

Likely closed during the last half of 1987.

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Mark_L commented about Ohio Theatre organ demo on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:05 am

Clark is a true master of that organ. His silent movie is the highlight of the Ohio Theatre summer series. A couple of years ago, the film broke during the performance, and he just kept playing away until the picture came back on. His playing gets better every year, in my opinion.