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RSM3853 commented about Ravenna Theater on Nov 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

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 09/02/64The Moon-Spinners 09/09/64Robin and the Seven Hoods 09/16/64The Carpetbaggers 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 01/06/65Roustabout 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 03/03/65Father Goose 03/10/65Goodbye, Charlie 03/17/65Two on a Guillotine/Hercules and the Captive Women 03/24/65Pajama Party/Summer Holiday 03/31/65Becket 04/07/65Strange Bedfellows 04/14/65Those Calloways 04/21/65Goldfinger 04/28/65How to Murder Your Wife 05/05/65DARK-VACATION 05/12/65DARK-VACATION 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 07/21/65Mary Poppins 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 09/01/65Cat Ballou 09/08/65What’s New, Pussycat? 09/15/65The Sons of Katie Elder 09/22/65The Monkey’s Uncle/The Country Coyote Goes Hollywood 09/29/65Shenandoah 10/06/65Help! 10/13/65In Harm’s Way 10/20/65She/Hercules, Samson, and Ulysses 10/27/65 Operation Crossbow 11/03/65Billie/The Glory Guys 11/10/65Lord Jim 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 12/29/65Harum Scarum 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 03/09/66Boeing Boeing 03/16/66Thunderball 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 05/04/66DARK-VACATION 05/11/66DARK-VACATION 05/18/66The Spy with My Face/To Trap a Spy 05/25/66The Silencers 06/01/66Agent for H.A.R.M./Wild Wild Winter 06/08/66Bambi 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

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RSM3853 commented about Kent Stage on Nov 5, 2015 at 7:53 am

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 08/26/64The Moon-Spinners 09/02/64Robin and the Seven Hoods – Bedtime Story 09/09/64The Carpetbaggers 09/16/64Good Neighbor Sam – The New Interns/The Long Ships 09/23/64Cleopatra 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 12/16/64Rio Conchos 12/23/64The First Men in the Moon/Ride the Wild Surf – Send Me No Flowers 12/30/64Roustabout 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 02/17/65Father Goose 02/24/65Goodbye, Charlie – Two on a Guillotine 03/03/65Get Yourself a College Girl – 36 Hours 03/10/65Malamondo 03/17/65Strange Bedfellows 03/24/65Those Calloways 03/31/65Your Cheatin' Heart/Surf Party – Peyton Place/Return to Peyton Place 04/07/65Goldfinger 04/14/65Goldfinger 04/21/65How to Murder Your Wife 04/28/65Mary Poppins 05/05/65Mary Poppins 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 08/18/65The Sandpiper 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 09/22/65Help! 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 11/17/65Casanova ‘70 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 03/02/66Thunderball 03/09/66Thunderball 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 04/27/66The Silencers 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 05/25/66Bambi 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 07/27/66Arabesque

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RSM3853 commented about Alhambra Theater on Oct 29, 2015 at 7:09 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Hunt's Cinestage Theatre on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

ChasSmith – the Cinestage had “The Sound of Music” in August-September 1969.

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RSM3853 commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 35: Denver) on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Oak Village Theater on Sep 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

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”.

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RSM3853 commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Aug 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Keith's Theatre on Jul 9, 2015 at 10:39 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Beachwood Theatre on Jul 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm

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,”

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RSM3853 commented about Schenley Theater on Jan 13, 2015 at 4:06 pm

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”.

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RSM3853 commented about Melrose Theatre on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:02 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Liberty Theatre on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Hazelwood Theatre on Oct 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

The last listing for films in The Pittsburgh Press is the week of April 11-17, 1962 with “The Minotaur.”

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RSM3853 commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 3, 2014 at 7:01 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Cinemette South on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:54 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Plaza Theater on Jun 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

The Plaza was DARK for many years. It was reopened in December 1979 with “Roller Boogie.”

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RSM3853 commented about Manos Theater on Mar 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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.”

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RSM3853 commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Blue Mouse Theatre on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:39 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Kelly Strayhorn Theater on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

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.

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RSM3853 commented about South Park Drive-In on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Bellevue Theater on Jan 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Parkway Theater on Jan 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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.

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RSM3853 commented about Cinema 22 on Jan 7, 2014 at 8:42 am

@csepe: It was “The Island at the Top of the World,” Disney’s Christmas picture for 1974.

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RSM3853 commented about Theater Historian David Naylor Passes Away on Jan 6, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Sad to hear this. I have this book and refer to it often.