Comments from Scott Neff

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Scott Neff commented about Cinema I & II on May 22, 2014 at 8:04 am

From General Cinema internal documents, they show that they operated a theatre at 5757 Pacific Ave from 12/20/1968 until 03/17/1983.

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Scott Neff commented about West Wind Drive-In on May 15, 2014 at 4:53 am

It hasn’t been renamed officially… it’s still the Las Vegas drive-in — dunno who insisted it become the All Digital Drive-In… it would be the equivalent of naming every Cinemark “Best Seat in Town Cinemas”.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Interchange 30 on May 11, 2014 at 6:16 pm

30-plexes have proven too large even for America. Most companies have agreed that anything over 20 is too much, and even then 20 is pushing it. So AMC’s 30-plex building wasn’t a failure only in Canada.

And in many places that AMC put down their 30-plexes, it drove other smaller theatres out of business so it’s not wholly unreasonable for them to think it might’ve done that in this instance. And who knows if it even cost them one cent to build the theatre there, my guess is that developers wanted theatres and may have built the entire thing for them… many chains give it a shot when the deal is sweet enough.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Interchange 30 on May 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I’m sure AMC selling off the Canadian theatres had more to do with the Wanda Corporation not wanting to deal with regulations of buying theatres in TWO separate countries. Didn’t they start selling them BEFORE Wanda bought AMC?

Also — how are theatres in Canada built differently than in America? What would make AMC arrogant about building the same theatre there as in the states? Cineplex Odeon did it for years…

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Scott Neff commented about Cinemark Yuba City on Apr 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

This isn’t a renovation — it’s an entirely new building.

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Scott Neff commented about Century Riverside 12 on Apr 11, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Did this actually open as a Regal? One of those pictures at Benson & Bohl makes it look as though perhaps it did. I remember interviewing at Century’s Home Office in September 2000 and seeing plans for changing the signage, but I was under the impression that it never actually opened as Regal.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinemark Brassfield Cinemas 10 on Mar 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I believe this was one of Mike Campbell’s original Premiere Cinemas that he sold to Cinemark prior to founding Regal.

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Scott Neff commented about GCC Greenspoint Mall 5 on Mar 13, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Seen this picture all over the internet — glad somebody knew to which theatre it belongs.

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Scott Neff commented about GCC Greenspoint Mall 5 on Mar 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Replaced… in 2013…

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Scott Neff commented about Washington Square Cinemas on Mar 3, 2014 at 11:58 pm

The building has been demolished for a few years now.

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Scott Neff commented about Britton Cinema 8 on Feb 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

The Logo you’re thinking of is GCC.

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Criterion 6 on Feb 14, 2014 at 1:32 am

Mr. Mann? Why I don’t think there’s been a Mr. Mann since… hmm… when? The 80’s?

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Scott Neff commented about Oceanside Drive-In on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:32 pm

That’s the Valley-Drive In at 340 Mission Ave.

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Scott Neff commented about Century 22 on Jan 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Again — same architects between the UA 150 and this building.

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Scott Neff commented about Cinema Latino de Phoenix on Dec 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I believe this was previously a General Cinema Theatre.

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Scott Neff commented about Cross County Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

National Amusements parking lots are truly a sight to behold. I can never get a picture of them that truly captures their unnecessary vastness.

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Scott Neff commented about Union City Drive-In on Dec 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

We have a boat load of photos at Cinematour.com

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Scott Neff commented about Regal Hunt Valley Stadium 12 on Dec 17, 2013 at 2:07 am

This looks to be originally built and operated by Hoyts Cinemas.

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Scott Neff commented about Prado Stadium 12 on Dec 14, 2013 at 12:04 am

Their information phone line is still active with showtimes good for 11/8/13-11/14/13. Weird it’s still active and says Frank Theatres, but not updated. Even weirder that if you do an internet search, it has Hobbit showtimes.

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Scott Neff commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:36 am

And while I’m at it — what can we do about people uploading thumbnails as photos? Don’t they get that it’s going to pixelate and look awful? And dare I mention people who are clearly taking pics from Cinematour and posting them here? (I don’t care if they’re mine, but if you’re gonna post them, give the same people credit for them).

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Scott Neff commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:22 am

While I agree the name-calling and nit-picking can get out of hand, I’m going to throw my two cents into the ring and leave it there. (I know what it’s like to deal with this stuff over at Cinematour)

But at what point does it become a detriment to THIS site to have people regularly posting inaccurate information as fact? I agree that sometimes those taking issue with the inaccuracy could mellow out, but I can see how disheartening it can be to repeatedly see people come in and start posting inaccuracies about their pet theatres.

It’s such a tough line to walk since we rely upon others with our cinema fascination to continue filling in the blanks – but I find it most frustrating to think that some blanks are repeatedly filled in wrong. If anything, I feel sorriest for Ken who has to sort out and continually update based on good and bad information alike.

My major concern about inaccuracies is that between this site, Cinematour, Mike Rivest’s lists, and some of the other places with similar information; if enough of us pickup on one piece of information we can MAKE it fact. All of our geeky cinema sources have their strengths and weaknesses (which is why I enjoy visiting them) But if we’re not careful we can end up changing history because we’re the only people keeping track of it.

So back to my two cents — while it’s easy to do something about the mean people. What can we do about the stupid people? Myself included… I’m sure I’ve caused an entire theatre to be operated by General Cinema by mistake. :)

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Scott Neff commented about AMC Painters Crossing 9 on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Was this always an AMC? The small logo is kinda creepy.

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Scott Neff commented about Fairfax 6 Theatres on Dec 4, 2013 at 1:27 am

Theatre is actually six screens now.

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Scott Neff commented about Opera Plaza Cinema on Dec 4, 2013 at 1:26 am

If they’re still running 35mm, then I assume the Opera Plaza’s days are numbered.

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Scott Neff commented about Tryon Mall 4 on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

By Multi-Cinemas — do you mean American Multi-Cinemas (AMC) operated this theatre for a time?