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kenreiff6, would you remember if the Esquire played Disney’s Sleeping Beauty in its first run — 1958?
Well, I didn’t get the pristine print I’d hoped for, but after a rough start it was mostly good, and seeing PLAYTIME on the big screen was wonderful.
Anyone see the first showing of PLAYTIME? I’m coming down for that one today, with hopes high for a great print.
What I recall from having gone just a couple of times was that you still entered through the main walkway, then jogged around to the left side of the main building, and I believe the doors to the small building were on its south side. I hate to say it but I don’t even recognize it from that photo. I thought there might have been a small patio style entrance, but basically it was just a plain little building with two tiny screens.
It’s still so disheartening.
Granted, I haven’t read the article. Maybe there’s a big silver lining to that.
That’s a real time travel look back at Fort Lauderdale in 1965. Bob Freund. Woody Woodbury.
And what a year…My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music opening in Miami Beach…or just about to.
Take me back. Please.
Thank you, Tinseltoes!
Thank you both for the updates!
Information on the Fort Lauderdale area theaters in those years is extremely welcome. Thank you, sporridge.
(Sure would LOVE to find some more pictures!)
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.
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”.)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you, DEFG.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for that pointer. It’s a great listing. If only there were many more like it.
I think we can all agree the AVCO needs a generous, detailed description. How do we go about getting that done?
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.