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Mike Rogers commented about Georgia Square Value Cinemas 5 on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm

I did go with ZACKER to AKERS MILL in Atlanta one time or.Lets say i drove him. He never liked to drive,but i did get to see the Atlanta theatres. I think he had a meeting there. WE later visited an AMC theatre. When word came that GCC was building five more screens in the parking lot i should have stayed.Charles was more than happy inside the mall.
That GCC jacket affects girls it seemed in Athens.

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Mike Rogers commented about Georgia Square Value Cinemas 5 on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Mr.Zacker was always looking for future assistants. I was surprized Karen never wanted to move up,but she seemed happy in the box office.I think Pam {can’t remember her last name] showed some interest and i think she took the spot when i left.Why, did i leave i guess i just got home sick and living in a single wide trailer i wouldn’t wish on anyone.

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Mike Rogers commented about Georgia Square Value Cinemas 5 on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Funny thing about GEORGIA SQUARE CINEMAS, The projectionists MR.Smith was pretty much a man that stayed in the booth. At Regency in Augusta you could always count on seeing Chuck Dray down by CHICK-FIL-A drinking coffee which was right next to the cinemas. Both Projectionists were good to work with,but they sorta kept to themselves.

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Mike Rogers commented about Georgia Square Value Cinemas 5 on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:10 pm

When i came up to Athens i noticed that on late shows we were hiring off duty Athens police to stay at the theatre during the midnight shows.While,in Augusta we never needed cops except for ROCKY HORROR. We never had any problems one of the cops was named Andy and he was always there every weekend.

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Mike Rogers commented about Georgia Square Value Cinemas 5 on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:07 pm

MR,MOM played a pretty decent run at GEORGIA SQUARE and it seem to do quite well. A long run. I am a big TERRI GARR fan anyways. But the town loved horror movies. as well as comedies like MR. MOM.

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Mike Rogers commented about Georgia Square Value Cinemas 5 on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

We always got great seats to the Georgia Bulldog football games. I mean we were the theatre of choice when the team wanted to see a movie. They would pull up in buses and would all watch them same film. I guess because they all ended at different times.

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Mike Rogers commented about Georgia Square Value Cinemas 5 on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Nick, why couldn’t this have been as GEORGIA SQUARE MALL CINEMAS 1 2 3 4. That is the real history not these GEORGIA THEATRES out in the parking lot that was a GCC theatre. A CARMIKE operation.Athens desrves better. no wonder i couldn’t find it Thanks.

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

With Jacqueline Bisset in the DEEP and that wet t-shirt she wore in the movie we are getting the 1971 film SECRETS and from what i was told it is earned its R rating. And i am sure of a tie in with the DEEP. COLUMBIA TWO. {SECRETS would be a rather hot film,but it did not do much box office. 2009 }

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Mike Rogers commented about Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14 on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I wonder if REGAL , being so anti-union is using IA projectionists in a pro-union town.Sorta surprized this Knoxville theatre chain is this far from home. Was just wondering if the candygirls are running the films?

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Mike Rogers commented about Mark I Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Thanks Nick.The Mark 1 I am pretty sure was not owned by the same outfit that ran the CINEMA.For one thing,their ads were always separate.But both theatres were in easy walking distances.

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Mike Rogers commented about Fox Drive-In on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:18 pm

THANKS NICK. Like i said Bill has so much Aiken Theatre history.

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Mike Rogers commented about Cinema Triple on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:16 pm

THanks Nick, If we could get Bill to give us some info,much more than i had we could do a pretty good history on this theatre. I know he was there the last night it was open. You need to drop him aline. He knows so much about the Aiken ,S.C, theatres.

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Mike Rogers commented about Miller Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm

AIRPORT opens first run at the MILLER and AIRPORT 75 will open there first run. SHAMPOO opened at the Miller and was then moved to SOUTHGATE cinema where it played 4 weeks more. THE TOWERING INFERNO was the big 1974 CHRISTMAS picture. It ran neck and neck with EARTHQUAKE across the street at the IMPERIAL. I sat in there probably for the last time and watched THE SHINING with a black audience that talked back to the screen constanly.Something you just dealt with when i worked at the IMPERIAL. One guy was playing a boombox,not loud,but enough to bother the heck out of me.

thank goodness i was seeing it for free. The mighty MILLER theatre was on its last legs. Rowdy moviegoers an honest to goodness boombox and no one working the theatre that really cared.

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Mike Rogers commented about Heath Ledger film tribute at Terrace July 11-17 on Oct 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm

i love heath so much he is the best actor he left us with so many great movies my favorite of his is the dark knight im jordan rogers im 13 years old RIP heath ledger i wont forget you!

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Mike Rogers commented about Happy 1 year anniversary, The Dark Knight!!! on Oct 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm

this is jordan rogers i love the joker so much i have his bike and action figure and all the posters i have shirts and hats i love the joker because he is awesome and really crazy plus he likes to laugh alot like me!

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Mike Rogers commented about Stonemont Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 5:51 pm

DMORG,,, THANK YOU . I never was that crazy about HEROES, but i knew KANSAS did the ending. AND here is one ..IN AMERICAN POP the end song over the credits was FREEBIRD, If i am not mistaken when i saw it on HBO i could have sworn they put a cover song at the ending.Boy, when you work at a theatre you pick up on so much.

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Mike Rogers commented about Welfare Institute on Oct 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Are English theatres alot different from ours here in the states? the names of the theatres really are different.I guess they had concessionstands,Poster and lobby card frames in the lobby. I guess all the movies were 35mm.And the product was it amixture of Hollywood and London film stages.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm

DEATH WISH plays to good LATE SHOW crowds.It is one of my favorite movies,so much so, that I talked Mr.Mackey into going up in the booth after Mr.Pete left on Saturday night and we got a reel out and we clipped a couple of frames of film out for me.

I wished i would have gotten the frame at the end of the movie where CHARLES BRONSON makes a gun out of his finger to some creeps that grabbed a lady’s packages and threw them on the floor. CLASSIC BRONSON. {i guess whoever played the movie next i hope they correctly fixed the print because we just used plain tape to put the film back together. I still have those clips} 1974.

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Mike Rogers commented about Imperial Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm

1976 TWO MINUTE WARNING is doing good business, I took Bev. to it friday and Tommy was too busy to talk. Why, Mr.Tinney understaffs is beyond me maybe Mr.Biggs or Mr.Huff are on him I don’t know. At times THE IMPERIAL can get some decent films.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm

MORE THEATRE DIARY NATIONAL HILLS THEATRE.

Everyone has been wanting me to come over and hear this DIMENSION 360 sound they just had put in the theatre for the movie DAMNATION ALLEY. I can’t tell a big difference except for those ugly speakers hanging off the walls. 1977.

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Mike Rogers commented about Phipps Plaza 1 & 2 and Penthouse Theatre on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:48 pm

BIG AD In the ATLANTA paper PHIPPS PENTHOUSE now playing

PETER FINCH
LIV ULLMAN

THE ABDICATION rated pg

PHIPPS PLAZA running FILMED IN GEORGIA

THE LONGEST YARD. shows at 3;00 5:15 7:25 & 9:40 rated R.

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Mike Rogers commented about Moon Lit Drive-In on Oct 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

THE MOONLIT DRIVE IN in Conyers Ga, was operated by WOODALL THEATRES in 1974. they also ran the MABELTON TWIN, BUFORD MALL, BUFORD DRIVE IN LAWRENCEVILLE DRIVE IN all in metro Atlanta,

MOONLIT DRIVE IN NOW PLAYING 1974

WHAT A WAY TO DIE and second feature THE GIRLS OF 42nd STREET
all RATED R.

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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.