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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm

COLUMBIA TWO has one of my actors will be here…. GENE HACKMAN in THE DOMINO PRINCIPLE. This should do great business. RATED R.

{the DOMINO PRINCIPLE died a quick death. It was boring,}

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I did some reseach in the book of VHS and DVD’s and MOMENT BY MOMENT is not even listed,It truly was a bad movie that killed us in 1978. Mike R 2009.

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Can you believe it withall the good CHRISTMAS movies out we are stuck with MOMENT BY MOMENT with JOHN TRAVOLTA and LILY TOMLIN. They said she had first billing, but TRAVOLTA is the only way to sell this flick. COLUMBIA ONE 1978.

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Mike Rogers commented about Florida Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm

NICK, let me know when you get those theatres i sent you on CT. I have been looking.

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Theater on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm

OCTOBER 29 2009

THE COLUMBIA THEATRE in Harlem will turn the lights on the rebuilt marquee. They hope the town shows up and shows support.The Mayor quoted in the COLUMBIA TIMES-NEWS said “ IN our little town it will add alot of neat color"
The $69.000 project was partially funded by a $40,000 state grant.The story goes to state The project architect recommended a larger stage capable of holding two simultaneous productions,and reducing the flooring and theatre seating.

The marquee will set witha timer to come on everynight.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm

THEATRE JOURNAL May 14 1978

Charles called he is upset again at Jordan.Seems like Charles put up a Marquee and Mr.Jordan ripped him a good one. I never had anyone critize a marquee i did. Charles said “ He does even care about the stuff. He said Jordan lacks creativity .” .Will National Hills theatre ever become a peaceful place.

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Mike Rogers commented about Rhodes Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm

NOW PLAYING at the RHODES

In it’s 14th week THAT’S ENTERAINMENT in 4 channel stereo sound.

Shows at 2:45 5:05 7:25 & 9:45 RATED G

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Mike Rogers commented about Happy 50th, "Sleeping Beauty" on Oct 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

hey this is jordan rogers, mike rogers daughter. Sleeping Beauty was my favorite movie growing up as a child. she still is my favorite princess i love her. the dark knight is now my favorite movie but i always havea place in my heart for her.

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Mike Rogers commented about Happy 50th, "Sleeping Beauty" on Oct 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

hey this is jordan rogers, mike rogers daughter. Sleeping Beauty was my favorite movie growing up as a child. she still is my favorite princess i love her. the dark knight is now my favorite movie but i always havea place in my heart for her.

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Mike Rogers commented about Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 4:43 pm

YES, There was a FAIR OAKS DRIVE IN in Marietta it parked 300 cars not making it real big BANKHEAD DRIVE IN in Atlanta still a nice drive in. The FAIR OAKS was operated by Martin theatres . Marietta also had the MARIETTA DRIVE IN which was larger with room for 425 cars. It was owned by R.E. MARTIN CIR. no info on a Smyrna Drive in. Maybe someone might know about it.

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Mike Rogers commented about Regency Mall Cinema I-II-III on Oct 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

FROM THE I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP DEPARTMENT

Friday night Midnight show Paul Adams is running MONTY PHYON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. going fine until about reel four when WOW, The whole movie is upside down.Mr.Adams built the film and somehow got the tails wrong. UPSIDE DOWN MOVIE- soundtrack grabbled. Funny thing i think i only refuned one ticket and he said he was from ATLANTA ,so the refund ticket would be good up there. I just figured the crowd was drunk/ stoned and did not care or thought it was neat, The next Saturday the head Projectionist Chuck Dray got an ear full from Mr,Zacker. since it was no big deal with the moviegoers i guess Zack just wanted to give it to Chuck.
Can’t make this up .

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm

COLUMBIA TWO is playing JABBERWOCKY a Monty Python film at least that is what i have on the Marquee.I have tried to watch it and force a laugh,but British humor i guess.

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Mike Rogers commented about Florida Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Nick, I saw the TAMPA PITCHER SHOW theatre.Are you going to do anything on it. I don’t think you ever mentioned it ,or are you just staying with closed theatres?

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Mike Rogers commented about Movie theatre directory ads going the way of the dinosaur on Oct 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm

I enjoyed every friday getting the paper and just look over all the ads and most were not cut and paste like today or sharing day and date with several theatres. No at one time most cities of average size had one print for ONE SCREEN. I worked witha city manager here in Augusta,Georgia. He worked up an ad for JAWS that had how many times the PROJECTIONIST watched it Total time how much feet ,ETC. {you can read more about it on the IMPERIAL THEATRE site}

He also took a picture of CLINT EASTWOOD and had him walking down BROAD STREET as DIRTY HARRY in the ENFORCER. No talent toady.No one cares about snappy promotions. YEAH, I miss the old ads , but had enough sense to save quite a few old ads.

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Mike Rogers commented about Miller Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:43 pm

On the HALLOWEEN edition of the METRO SPIRIT they are running a story if THE MILLER is haunted. Believe me i have been everywhere in that theatre and NEVER came across a ghost. It is nonsense. OCT. 28 2009.

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Mike Rogers commented about Florida Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:38 pm

As you see on my COLUMBIA 1 and 2 postings we seem to play at older movies even in the late 70’s. I remember PETER SELLERS in THE PARTY it played at COLUMBIA ONE. I think a week at most. Filler?

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Mike Rogers commented about Stonemont Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

COLUMBIA TWO played HEROES first run ; an ABC THEATRE. I noticed on the end credits on HEROES the song CARRY ON WAYARD SON by KANSAS was in the film version because i heard it everynight walking down to check the exits. I could swear i saw HEROES on tv only it had a different music ending .like classical or something.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Before i worked at NATIONAL HILLS and had to buy a ticket i saw THE MAN THAT LOVED CAT DANCING and with a title like that no one would believe it was a pretty good western.I also saw SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE there and it too was a good movie.I had always wanted to get FIVE on a late show,but we never did. At least i don’t have it written down.

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Mike Rogers commented about Southgate Cinema on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm

SOUTHGATE CINEMA August 2 1975
In the final week of THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER shows at 3:00 5:00 7:00 and 9:00

Feb. 26 1975 Southgate is playing THE FRONT PAGE.

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Mike Rogers commented about Weis Drive-In on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

NOV. 17 1974 WEIS DRIVE IN is spending a few bucks on a nice size ad for THREE THE HARD WAY with Jim Brown and SUPERFLY T.N.T.
Of course THREE THE HARD WAY play at 6:30 and 10:30. with T.N.T. playing at 8:20. FREE IN CAR HEATERS. WEIS DRIVE IN ads are always larger than the HILLTOP and SKYVIEW.

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Mike Rogers commented about Hilltop Drive-In on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm

APRIL 30 1975

HILLTOP is playing a pretty decent film JACK LEMMON and WALTER MATTHAU in THE FRONT PAGE. Second feature is MY NAME IS NOBODY. both rated PG.

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Mike Rogers commented about Hilltop Drive-In on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

FEB. 26 1975
Now showing on a cold wednesday night at the HILLTOP DRIVE IN is BAMBOO GODS AND IRON MEN. second feature is SUPERSTOOGES VS. THE WONDERWOMEN. both rated R. Starts at dusk.

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Mike Rogers commented about Hilltop Drive-In on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm

AUGUST 3 1975

NOW PLAYING HILLTOP DRIVE in

RETURN TO MACON COUNTY and second feature COUNTRY BLUE .wonder where allthese old movies are today. rated PG.

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Mike Rogers commented about Hilltop Drive-In on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Nov. 8 1974

NOW PLAYING as it read on the marquee in bright red letters

JUGGERNAUNT and second feature HARRY IN YOUR POCKET both rated PG . Starts at 6;30 pm. Juggernaunt opened at the MILLER theatre, while HARRY opened at SOUTHGATE,{i saw it at Southgate}

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Nov.6 1977

BOBBY DEERFIELD is still doing pretty good business. I will be surprized if we don’t get it. {it never played at COLUMBIA 1 and 2}