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kpdennis commented about Cooper Theatre on Jun 6, 2009 at 6:14 pm

I am almost positive this is a shot of the concession stand – newly renovated at the time – at the Cooper Twin, circa 1993. If anyone can verify that from this unfortunately dark exposure, I’d appreciate it!
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kpdennis commented about Heritage Plaza 5 on Jun 6, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Here are some photos I took of the Heritage Plaza Cinemas 5 while it was nearing completion in early spring 1986. As noted earlier, I was the location’s first manager, and the city manager and myself visited the theater many times before it opened, as best I can remember, in either March or April 1986.

Commonwealth was very cost-conscious with this theater – it was plain and utilitarian through and through. Only two auditoriums were outfitted for stereo if memory serves, and the manager’s office and storage rooms were barely larger than closets.

The place was an instant hit and we had all the top films (being the newest location in the zone) come our way. Commonwealth built this theater, it was folded into the United Artists chain, and I guess Dickinson Theaters was the final operator. A quick internet search showed no showtimes or business listing for the Heritage 5, so it appears to be closed now.

Especially since I met my wife there, the site holds some special memories for me. I know pics were taken of a special promotion we held around the premiere of “Short Circuit 2” that show the theater in action, so I’ll try to locate those as well.

If you get to the first pic here in the Movie Theaters Set, the other four should follow in order.

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kpdennis commented about Alliance Theatre on May 15, 2009 at 6:37 am

The Alliance looking sharp in 1989 – how did this single screen venue acquire four more auditoriums by 2009?
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kpdennis commented about Zia Theater on May 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm

A new entry for another Zia Theater – Fort Sumner, NM is in order?

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kpdennis commented about Zia Theater on May 11, 2009 at 5:19 am

Here’s a small mystery – the Zia Theater photos here for Springer, NM appear to show two different venues. The photos from 1995, 1981, 1984 show a building with windows and a box office set back from the sidewalk, not to mention a semi-modern marquee and neighboring storefronts.

The first two photos posted above – one from 1987 – look to be a different venue, with smaller, windowless building, no marquee and a much different sign. Is this the Zia Theater in Los Lunas, NM that is listed elsewhere on Cinema Treasures?

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kpdennis commented about Tupelo Community Theatre on May 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm

The community playhouse formerly known as the Lyric – a rainy day in Tupelo, summer 1996:
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kpdennis commented about Flag Theatre on May 5, 2009 at 7:32 am

The Flag in 1996:
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kpdennis commented about Sunset Drive-In on May 5, 2009 at 7:30 am

The Sunset Drive-In in July 1998:
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kpdennis commented about Campus Theatre on May 5, 2009 at 7:27 am

The Campus is still a striking presence on the campus corner area of Stillwater – here it is in 2000:
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kpdennis commented about Moon Theater on May 5, 2009 at 7:26 am

The Moon as it appeared in 1996, a couple of years post-closure – I wonder if the interior has been kept up?
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kpdennis commented about Crest Theater on May 1, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Detail of the neon and light set up under the marquee of the Crest:
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kpdennis commented about State Theater on May 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Here’s the State in 2008 – in it’s second life as a law firm office:
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kpdennis commented about State Theater on May 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Here’s the State in 2008:
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kpdennis commented about North Star Drive-In on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:41 pm

This theater switched to FM sound during the late 1980s or early 1990s. The theatre sat in a depression somewhat lower than the surrounding businesses – you could park in the neighboring Burger King’s back parking lot, tune your radio to the proper station, and get a free movie! The last manager told me that many times they went up to the BK parking lot to ask for admission money.

Here are some pics of the North Star Drive-In on demolition day – the history above says 1993, but I had marked these photos as December 1994:
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kpdennis commented about Tower Theater on Apr 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Many apologies – Here is the correct link for the Tower in OKC:
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kpdennis commented about Galion Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Tried the Galion link and it worked now…thanks!

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kpdennis commented about Malco Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 4:54 am

A lot can happen in ten years – check out the 1986 pic above, and then see the Malco in 1996:
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And here’s the Malco and it’s nearly next door neighbor, the Paramount:
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kpdennis commented about Paramount Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 4:51 am

Wow, that night shot of the Paramount makes it look alive! Which is not how it looked in 1996:
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And here’s the Paramount and its neighbor, the Malco:
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Does anyone know what’s become of these two venues?

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kpdennis commented about Galion Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:13 am

Chuck – it might be me, but it seems like the series of links you’ve posted dated 4/26 aren’t working. I’ve tried from a couple of different theater pages today with no luck. Thanks…

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kpdennis commented about Luez Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:10 am

The Luez has not altered much over the years…here it is in 1996:
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kpdennis commented about Murphy Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:54 am

The Murphy in summer 1996:
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kpdennis commented about Royal Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:51 am

Here’s a view of the Royal from March 1996 – too bad there wasn’t a different film playing…
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kpdennis commented about UA Emery Bay Theater on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:48 am

Here’s the Emery Bay in 1996 – looks like it had a different color scheme compared to the more current pics:
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kpdennis commented about Princess Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:44 am

Here’s the Princess in June 1996:
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kpdennis commented about America Stadium Theatre on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:40 am

The America in 1994. I heard that three years later they held a special regional premiere screening of “Starship Troopers” here – parts of that film were shot in nearby Powder River.
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