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Movies that played at the Ravenna Theater in the mid-1960s. Research is from microfilms of the Ravenna-Kent Record Courier which I viewed at the ohio Historical Society in Columbus. The date listed is the Wednesday of the week.
07/01/64The Bridge on the River Kwai
07/08/64Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear – A Distant Trumpet/Dead Ringer
07/15/64Mail Order Bride/Advance to the Rear – The Chalk Garden
07/22/64The Three Lives of Thomasina
07/29/64Flipper’s New Adventure/Gladiators 7 – From Russia, with Love
08/05/64Viva Las Vegas
08/12/64What a Way to Go!
08/19/64How the West Was Won
08/26/64The Unsinkable Molly Brown
09/09/64Robin and the Seven Hoods
09/23/64Good Neighbor Sam
09/30/64A Hard Day’s Night
10/07/64The New Interns/The Long Ships
10/14/64The Night of the Iguana
10/21/64A Shot in the Dark
10/28/64The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao/Rhino!
11/04/64The Caddy/You’re Never Too Young
11/11/64I’d Rather Be Rich/Bedtime Story
11/18/64The World of Henry Orient/633 Squadron
11/25/64Bikini Beach/The Young Racers
12/02/64The Masque of the Red Death/Black Sabbath
12/09/64The Fall of the Roman Empire
12/16/64The Secret Invasion/Ensign Pulver – Comedy of Terrors/X-The Man with X-Ray Eyes
12/23/64So Dear to My Heart – Roustabout
12/30/64The First Men in the Moon/Ride the Wild Surf
01/13/65Send Me No Flowers
01/20/65Beach Party/Muscle Beach Party
01/27/65Emil and the Detectives/The Golden Horseshoe Revue
02/03/65The Disorderly Orderly
02/10/65Sex and the Single Girl
02/17/65Invitation to a Gunfighter/Topkapi
02/24/65The Americanization of Emily
03/17/65Two on a Guillotine/Hercules and the Captive Women
03/24/65Pajama Party/Summer Holiday
04/28/65How to Murder Your Wife
05/19/65Your Cheatin' Heart/Honeymoon Hotel
05/26/65Peyton Place/Return to Peyton Place
06/02/65Hush, Hush…Sweet Charlotte/The Earth Dies Screaming
06/09/65Beach Blanket Bingo/Operation SNAFU
06/16/65Cheyenne Autumn – Major Dundee
06/23/65Dr. No/From Russia, with Love
06/30/65The Truth About Spring/The Lively Set – Circus World
07/07/65The Satan Bug/Ferry Cross the Mersey – The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
07/14/65The Train – Masquerade/Mister Moses
07/28/65Genghis Khan/World Without Sun – Joy in the Morning/The Rounders
08/04/65Cinderella/The Tattooed Police Horse
08/11/65Girl Happy – Mirage/Quick, Before It Melts
08/18/65Von Ryan’s Express – Up From the Beach/A High Wind in Jamaica
08/25/65The Yellow Rolls-Royce – The Sandpiper
09/08/65What’s New, Pussycat?
09/15/65The Sons of Katie Elder
09/22/65The Monkey’s Uncle/The Country Coyote Goes Hollywood
10/13/65In Harm’s Way
10/20/65She/Hercules, Samson, and Ulysses
10/27/65 Operation Crossbow
11/03/65Billie/The Glory Guys
11/17/65Living it Up/Pardners
11/24/65The T-A-M-I Show/The Checkered Flag
12/01/65Old Yeller/Flash, the Teenage Otter
12/08/65Marriage on the Rocks
12/15/65Morituri/Surf Party – The Nanny/The Reward
12/22/65Help/Billie – Red Line 7000/The Town Tamer
01/05/66The War Lord
01/12/66Once a Thief/Zebra in the Kitchen
01/19/66The Ipcress File
01/26/66Blue Hawaii/Fun in Acapulco
02/02/66Sands of the Kalahari/Beach Ball
02/09/66Never Too Late
02/16/66The Cincinnati Kid
02/23/66That Darn Cat
03/02/66Do Not Disturb
03/23/66Sergeant Deadhead/Samson and the Slave Queen
03/30/66The Hallelujah Trail
04/06/66When the Boys Meet the Girls
04/13/66Our Man Flint
04/20/66The Heroes of Telemark
04/27/66The Ugly Dachshund
05/18/66The Spy with My Face/To Trap a Spy
06/01/66Agent for H.A.R.M./Wild Wild Winter
06/15/66The Ghost and Mr. Chicken/Love and Kisses
06/22/66The Rare Breed/Pinocchio/The Samll One in Outer Space
06/29/66Frankie and Johnny
07/06/66A Patch of Blue
07/13/66The Ten Commandments
07/20/66Paradise, Hawaiian Style
07/27/66The Trouble with Angels
Listed below are the films that played at the Kent Theater in Kent, Ohio in the mid-1960s. The research is from microfilms of the Ravenna-Kent Record Courier, which I viewed at the The Ohio Historical Center in Columbus. My parents had friends who lived in Ravenna and we visited them once a year while I was growing up. I recall seeing “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” at the Kent on one of those visits. The date listed is the Wednesday of the week. The theater frequently changed its bill, so the “dash” separates the two bills for that week where it appears.
07/01/64Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear – A Distant Trumpet/Dead Ringer
07/08/64The Chalk Garden – The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao/Rhino!
07/15/64The Three Lives of Thomasina – From Russia, with Love
07/22/64Flipper’s New Adventure/Gladiators 7 – Operation Petticoat/Pillow Talk
07/29/64Viva Las Vegas
08/05/64What a Way to Go!
08/12/64How the West Was Won
08/19/64The Unsinkable Molly Brown
09/02/64Robin and the Seven Hoods – Bedtime Story
09/16/64Good Neighbor Sam – The New Interns/The Long Ships
09/30/64Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
10/07/64I’d Rather Be Rich/The Best Man – The Night of the Iguana
10/14/64A Shot in the Dark
10/21/64Fantasia – Woman of Straw
10/28/64The Caddy/You’re Never Too Young – The Fall of the Roman Empire
11/04/64It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
11/11/64The World of Henry Orient/633 Squadron – Behold a Pale Horse
11/18/64A Hard Day’s Night/The Young Swingers
11/25/64So Dear to My Heart – Where Love Has Gone/One Man’s Way
12/02/64Becket – Of Human Bondage
12/09/64Fail-Safe – The Secret Invasion/Ensign Pulver
12/23/64The First Men in the Moon/Ride the Wild Surf – Send Me No Flowers
01/06/65Send Me No Flowers
01/13/65Topkapi – Youngblood Hawke/Kisses for My President
01/20/65Emil and the Detectives/The Golden Horseshoe Revue – Invitation to a Gunfighter/Honeymoon Hotel
01/27/65The Disorderly Orderly – Looking for Love/The Young Lovers
02/03/65Sex and the Single Girl
02/10/65The Americanization of Emily
02/24/65Goodbye, Charlie – Two on a Guillotine
03/03/65Get Yourself a College Girl – 36 Hours
03/31/65Your Cheatin' Heart/Surf Party – Peyton Place/Return to Peyton Place
04/21/65How to Murder Your Wife
05/12/65Marriage, Italian Style
05/19/65Hush, Hush…Sweet Charlotte
05/26/65Kiss Me, Stupid – John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
06/02/65Dr. No/From Russia, with Love
06/09/65Cheyenne Autumn – Major Dundee
06/16/65The Truth About Spring/The Lively Set – Bus Riley’s Back in Town
06/23/65The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders – Circus World
06/30/65The Train – The Satan Bug/Ferry Cross the Mersey
07/07/65Masquerade/Mister Moses – Joy in the Morning/The Rounders
07/14/65Cinderella/The Tattooed Police Horse
07/21/65Genghis Khan/World Without Sun – Mirage/Quick, Before It Melts
07/28/65Von Ryan’s Express
08/04/65Girl Happy – Up From the Beach/A High Wind in Jamaica
08/11/65Shenandoah – The Yellow Rolls-Royce
08/25/65Cat Ballou – The Art of Love
09/01/65What’s New, Pussycat?
09/08/65The Sons of Katie Elder – The Glory Guys/I’ll Take Sweden
09/15/65The Monkey’s Uncle/The Country Coyote Goes Hollywood
09/29/65Morituri – In Harm’s Way
10/06/65Zorba the Greek
10/13/65She/Hercules, Samson, and Ulysses – Operation Crossbow
10/20/65Billie/Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion
10/27/65Lord Jim – Harlow
11/03/65Living It Up/Pardners – Marriage on the Rocks
11/10/65Ship of Fools – Never on Sunday/Topkapi
11/24/65Old Yeller/Flash, the Teenage Otter
12/01/65The Ipcress File
12/08/65A Very Special Favor – Red Line 7000/The Town Tamer
12/15/65The Nanny/The Reward – A Rage to Live
12/22/65Help!/Billie – Harum Scarum
12/29/65The War Lord
01/05/66Once a Thief/Zebra in the Kitchen – Return From the Ashes
01/12/66The Bedford Incident/Bunny Lake is Missing – King Rat/You Must Be Joking
01/19/66The Pawnbroker – Sands of the Kalahari/Beach Ball
01/26/66Do Not Disturb – The Hallelujah Trail
02/02/66Never Too Late – When the Boys Meet the Girls
02/09/66The Cincinnati Kid
02/16/66That Darn Cat
02/23/66David and Lisa/Lord of the Flies – Boeing Boeing
03/16/66The Heroes of Telemark
03/23/66Where the Spies Are/Laurel & Hardy’s Laughing 20s – Made in Paris/The Money Trap
03/30/66The Great Race
04/06/66Our Man Flint
04/13/66The Slender Thread – The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
04/20/66The Ugly Dachshund
05/04/66The Ghost and Mr. Chicken/Love and Kisses
05/11/66The Spy with My Face/To Trap a Spy – Madame X/Moment to Moment
05/18/66My Fair Lady
06/01/66Tom Jones/Irma La Douce – The Pink Panther/A Shot in the Dark
06/08/66The Group – The Rare Breed/Pinocchio/The Samll One in Outer Space
06/15/66Frankie and Johnny – The Chase
06/22/66A Patch of Blue
06/29/66Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
07/06/66The Ten Commandments – The Trouble with Angels
07/13/66Paradise, Hawaiian Style – Cast a Giant Shadow
07/20/66Mary Poppins – Born Free
My research shows the Alhambra reopening as a twin during the week of July 24, 1974. “The Groove Tube” was featured in one auditorium (Alhambra I) and “Jeremiah Johnson” in the other (Alhambra II). Prior to this, the last first run opening I have found is “Man on a Swing” during the week of March 6, 1974, so I am guessing that the construction for twinning took place during the spring and early summer of 1974.
ChasSmith – the Cinestage had “The Sound of Music” in August-September 1969.
The 1973 reissue of “This is Cinerama” did indeed play in Denver at the Cooper. It opened during the week of October 10-16, 1973 and played there for 5 weeks, according to my research from Variety, The Denver Post, and The Rocky Mountain News.
The picture above was taken during the 4th week that the Oak Village was open…July 17-23, 1963. The theater opened on June 26, 1963 with Walt Disney’s “The Miracle of the White Stallions”.
The Pittsburgh Aldine was an old Loew’s theater which later was renamed the Nixon. It was Pittsburgh’s home for stage productions on tour from Broadway as well as a number of roadshow films. “The Sound of Music” played there for over 2 years.
The last first-run film I can find for the Keith’s Theater is the Rock Hudson-Leslie Caron comedy “A Very Special Favor” which opened the week of August 18, 1965 and played for two weeks.
My family visited Rehoboth Beach August 12-15, 1964. I think the Beachwood was showing “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” with Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell. I wanted to see it but was told “we’d see it when it came to the local theater at home,”
The Strand Theater in Oakland closed during the week of June 28, 1978. The last movies there were “The Great Smokey Roadblock” and “Dixie Dynamite”.
Not sure yet when it closed earlier for a spell or for some years, but the Melrose advertises a “Grand Opening” (reopening?)on November 23, 1960 with “Hercules/Samson and Delilah/Ulysses” (triple-bill) in The Pittsburgh Press.
The big ad in The Pittsburgh Press on Sunday, July 3, 1960 for a first-run double bill of “The Last Days of Pompeii” and “The Boy and the Pirates” lists all of the theaters showing it. One of them is the Liberty Theater – South Side, so yes, Ed Blank, this theater was operating in 1960.
The last listing for films in The Pittsburgh Press is the week of April 11-17, 1962 with “The Minotaur.”
The Capitol sometimes advertised what was showing in the neighborhood listings in The Pittsburgh Press. The latest one that I could find was the week of October 26, 1966 – a double bill of “Marco the Magnificent” and “Tiko and the Shark” is listed…so the Capitol was still open then.
Does anyone know where I can find microfilms of old Braddock papers, if any exist? I tried the Braddock Carnegie Library, but they do not have them.
These theaters did not last very long. It looks like they closed sometime during the first week of September 1982. The last films to play there were “Midnight” and “The World According to Garp.” As Ed Blank noted above, the theaters were up the hill and off the main road. I know that the only film I ever saw there was “A Bridge Too Far” in 1977.
The Plaza was DARK for many years. It was reopened in December 1979 with “Roller Boogie.”
The Manos Theater in Jeannette suffered major damage in a fire on January 10, 1979, according to a front page article in The Jeannette News-Dispatch issue of January 11, 1979. At the time, the theater was showing “National Lampoon’s Animal House.”
The week of April 20-26, 1977 the Roxy had “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”, but did not play any films the next 9 weeks after that…perhaps that was the last film there.
My research shows “Mutiny on the Bounty” opening at the Blue Mouse the week of December 19-25,1962 and “Barabbas” opening the same week at the 5th Avenue.
I too only went there once, in 1976. There was a double-bill of UA films playing…“Drum” and “Breakheart Pass.” I only stayed to see Charles Bronson in “Breakheart Pass” since “Drum” was supposed to be one of the worst films of 1976.
This map is just a little bit off. The red marker is actually marking the location of the Brightwood Christian Church. It should be across Route 88 (Library Road)at the bottom of Lytle Road.
I only got to see a movie at this theater once. I went on a date with Nancey Epperson to see “A Brief Vacation,” an Italian film directed by Vittorio de Sica, starring Florinda Bolkan. It was rare that sub-titled foreign language films played in neighborhoods like this one as a second-run.
Good Luck on your restoration! I only got to go to the Parkway once,but I can still remember it. I got there early for the feature and I have a picture in my mind of a long hallway to get to the men’s room, which I needed to use badly after the bus ride and walk to get there. Oh, by the way…the movie was great…it was “The Wind and the Lion” with Sean Connery and Candice Bergen.
@csepe: It was “The Island at the Top of the World,” Disney’s Christmas picture for 1974.
Sad to hear this. I have this book and refer to it often.