Comments from ChasSmith

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ChasSmith commented about Coral Ridge Theatre on Jul 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

Thank you both for the updates!

ChasSmith commented about Warnor Theatre on Jul 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

Information on the Fort Lauderdale area theaters in those years is extremely welcome. Thank you, sporridge.

(Sure would LOVE to find some more pictures!)

ChasSmith commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

That is great. The interior was all red, I think, when I knew it, but how great to “be in it” again. Yes, more places should have this.

ChasSmith commented about Mariemont Theatre on May 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Based on my (admittedly few and long ago) memories, that just seems SO out of scale for the size of the theater and its lovely surroundings.

(I have nice memories of visiting Cincinnati in the late 60s and early 70s, and being taken here with family to see “Cactus Flower”, “If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium”, and I think “French Connection”.)

ChasSmith commented about Mariemont Theatre on May 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm


ChasSmith commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 49: Cleveland) on May 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Thanks so much for reviving and continuing this series! Lived in Cleveland from 1967-1972 and my only “Cinerama” film seen there was “2001” at the State (went a few times). I also remember quite well a few other great large format films at the Cedar Center and the Colony in Shaker Square. Again, thanks, and keep up the great work.

ChasSmith commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

When I first saw the schedule, I knew I’d be missing “The Woman in the Window” because I’d be out of town then — and it killed me on Saturday morning, driving up I-71 in Ohio, thinking about the feature about to begin! Really sorry to miss it. Otherwise, it was an all too brief but really fine spring season, and I look forward to the fall one.

ChasSmith commented about Chakeres East Main Drive-In on May 4, 2012 at 6:45 am

Thank you so much for these uploads. My mom and dad bought their first house in Whitehall in 1955, and drive-ins were our chief form of movie-going entertainment. I remember the name Miles, and I have a few memory fragments of this drive-in in particular, due to its configuration on the north side of Main and facing south.

Thanks also, whoever contributed the note about the neighboring root beer drive-in. Don’t remember that specifically, but I have no doubt whatever that we were patrons there as well!

ChasSmith commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I’d like to echo Bill Heulbig’s sentiment above. Did DEFG leave the site? I don’t know anyone in this thread personally, but if that happened, I believe it’s a loss that needs to be addressed.

ChasSmith commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Oh man.

Thank you, DEFG.

ChasSmith commented about Hunt's Cinestage Theatre on Mar 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I’m wondering if Hunt’s Cinestage is the theater that was running “The Sound of Music” at some point in the 1968-1969 time frame — and if not, which downtown Columbus theater might have been the one.

ChasSmith commented about Mann Festival Theater on Mar 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Did the theater have a balcony?

I remember it as the UA, and I loved the Bratskeller, the restaurant at the corner of the block in the 1970s.

ChasSmith commented about iPic Westwood on Mar 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

It’s scary how inaccurate our memories can be on things like this. I found some of mine confirmed on your list, but could have sworn I saw “Carrie” and “Silent Movie” in the main auditorium there. Oh well, this is endlessly fascinating.

ChasSmith commented about iPic Westwood on Mar 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for that pointer. It’s a great listing. If only there were many more like it.

ChasSmith commented about This is DCP at the Film Forum on Mar 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

“forward direction”

ChasSmith commented about iPic Westwood on Feb 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I think we can all agree the AVCO needs a generous, detailed description. How do we go about getting that done?

ChasSmith commented about Nuart Theatre on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I practically lived at the Nuart in the 1970s and 1980s, and I gather the curved screen was installed sometime later. Would love to see some current photos of the place.

ChasSmith commented about ARC Theater on Jan 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I’m trying to recall this one. I think I went to it a few times in the early/mid-1980s. Was it showing second runs around that time?

ChasSmith commented about Granada Theatre on Jan 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

When did this theater close? I don’t remember knowing it from when I moved to L.A. in 1972, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t still going for a while.

ChasSmith commented about Bexley Theater on Jan 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

What a great picture!

ChasSmith commented about National Theatre on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

A big thanks to markinthedark for the latest batch of photos taken on the National’s last night.


ChasSmith commented about Los Feliz 3 Cinemas on Jan 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I haven’t been in the Los Feliz since 1984 when I savored the experience of sitting through two showings of “Vertigo” in a lovely vintage, comfortable neighborhood theater perfectly befitting the film.

ChasSmith commented about Center Mayfield Theatre on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Saw a number of films here during my college years in University Circle. A couple I’ve always remembered are “Bonnie and Clyde” and “The French Connection”. I think the latter played here during its first run.

There was an Int'l House of Pancakes (early IHOP) across the street, and somewhere in the area, a Royal Castle (White Castle style joint popular in the 1960s). I mention these because they’re inseparable from my movie-going memories here.

ChasSmith commented about Severance Theatre on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

Just uploaded an old aerial shot of the mall. I saw “Funny Girl” but don’t recall if it was a roadshow presentation. Other films I think I saw here: “Alice’s Restaurant”, “The Priest’s Wife”, “Little Murders”, “The Touch”.

Severance was the first mall I knew. Some nice memories of those movie-going surroundings include:

The record store I remember as “Disc Records” (or “Discount Records” or “Disc Shop”). Their main store was downtown. If anyone can help with the name or anything else about the store, please speak up.

Eating before or after a movie at Diamond’s Deli in the lower section of the mall accessed from outside. My first deli food, and I loved it. To this day, you can set a plate of blueberry cheese blintzes in front of me and I’ll think of Diamond’s.

Eating inside the mall at Hot Shoppes Cafeteria, probably one of the nicest cafeteria style places ever, and a bit of luxury eating for a poor college student.

ChasSmith commented about Fight for 35mm on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Signed the petition and passed it on to a few people. Hope others are doing the same. They need to hear our voices.