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Mark_L commented about AMC Eastland Plaza 6 on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I drove by the location today. The building is still there and is now primarily a Dollar General store. The post office is located just at the north end of the building. A portion between the Post Office and the store is for lease.

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Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Oh, I understand now. You were referring to the Google Map, not the Historical Aerial. The Google map is definitely too far east.

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Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

The map location is correct. The give-away is that diagonal train track that crossed Main Street just east of Barnett Road. That track was just at the Whitehall border.

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Mark_L commented about In-Town Auto Theatre on Jan 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Thanks for catching my typing error, Ron. Should be 9/15/1965.

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Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

In the picture from HistoricAerials, the Eastside drive-in is on the right.

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Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm

This theater opened as the Carrousel East on 3/26/1972. It was changed to Carousel East on 4/9, but the display ads did not show a change until 4/21/1972. I’ve never found any explanation for that small change.

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Mark_L commented about Northern Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Zip code is not correct. It should be 43215, not 43085 (which is much farther north on High Street in Worthington).

The Northern was located on High Street approximately where I-670 goes under the High Street Cap, where Bar 23 is now located.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

As of 1/18/13, this location is officially an AMC location, being listed on the AMC website. No indication yet of how the large screen at this site (formerly XTreme Screen) will be named.

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Mark_L commented about Southland Mall Theatre on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

1 large room and 2 smaller ones. No stereo equipment was installed during the Loews/Sony years…can not confirm anything after that. Nice theatre but did not do a great business.

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Mark_L commented about Fifth Avenue Theatre on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

From looking at theatre listings from the Columbus Dispatch from 1946 – 1951, it appears that this theatre was not open during the summers.

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Mark_L commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 55: Buffalo) on Jan 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Any information on that labor problem at the Teck? What union was involved?

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Mark_L commented about Columbus Museum of Art on Jan 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Projection was 16mm.

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Mark_L commented about Cinema North on Jan 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Theatre used a Sword automation system. There were 2 projectors for each theatre with large reels. The first half of the movie would play on one projector, then, after the changeover to the other projector, the first projector would rewind to the starting point. It required very little attention once it was running.

Opening features were 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Odessa File. The opening ad featured the headline, “Most people go out to see a movie…now they can go out to see a theatre, too!”

Ran a magnetic stereo print of BLUES BROTHERS in the larger theatre.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Eastland Plaza 6 on Jan 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Opening attractions were Where Time Began, Jaws 2, Grease, Return from Witch Mountain, Heaven Can Wait and Revenge of the Pink Panther.

This theatre had projection rooms at ground level and used a periscope system to raise the image above the audience.

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Mark_L commented about Goodale Theatre on Jan 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Proper Address is 649 Delaware Avenue. This address is from daily theatre listings in the Columbus Dispatch.

There was significant development in this area in the 50’s and 60’s, so Delaware Avenue no longer exists south of Buttles Ave. According to map of the area from around 1950, Delaware Ave. was 2 blocks west of Neil Avenue.

You can approximate the location of the theatre with the address of 404 Thurber Drive W (43215). The theatre would have been at the SE corner of this property. It is now an apartment complex.

My records begin in 1945 and the Goodale was not open then. The first operating date I can find after 1945 was 10/6/1946.

Closing Date – 8/26/1950

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Mark_L commented about Airpark Indoor & Outdoor Theatre on Jan 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

Opening movies were THE KENTUCKIAN and MAN WITH A GUN. Address of the theatre was 645 N. James Road. In later years, it was outdoor only.

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Mark_L commented about Wexner Center for the Arts on Jan 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm

The new 3D system is from Dolby. Next 3D presentation will be DIAL M FOR MURDER in March. They will show other classic 3D movies as they come available.

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Mark_L commented about North High Drive-In on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

jwmovies, thank you for finding the current address for this Drive-In. Many addresses in that area of Central Ohio have changed with the rapid development making it very difficult to get accurate information. Making things even more confusing is that this part of US Rt. 23 is also known as Columbus Pike.

When the Drive-In opened in 1952, the address was listed in the Columbus Dispatch as “High Street North of Worthington”. Miles purchased the theatre in 1954 and listed the address as “8750 North High”. Newspaper advertising for the theatre lists the 8750 address until the theatre closed in 1981.

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Mark_L commented about Guild Theater on Sep 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

According to IMDB (and my memory) Brenda Starr opened at the Guild in April, 1992.

I was visiting NYC at the time, and saw BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Saturday morning, the day before Easter. I recall that BRENDA STARR opened at the Guild on Easter Sunday, with the 70mm print of BATB moving to one of the Embassy 2-3-4 houses.

The NY Times review for BRENDA STARR was in the 4/18/92 edition and confirms it was running at the Guild.

That was a great NYC Theatre day for me…70mm Beauty And the Beast in the morning, 5 Guys Named Moe Broadway show matinee, and finished up with the Easter Show at Radio City…not a day I will ever forget.

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Mark_L commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 31, 2012 at 10:09 am

MASTER is 1.85:1. All prints have DATASAT (DTS) sound…no mag. Sounds like Weinstein is adding a few more 70mm engagements than originally expected.

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Mark_L commented about Wexner Center for the Arts on Aug 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

4k Barco digital projector installed during the weekend of 8/18/12. Will be showing a 4k version of GUNS OF NAVARONE on 9/1/12.

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Mark_L commented about Tri-County 6 & 7 on Jul 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Yes, that theatre later became Tri-County 6 & 7. It was located to the west across the street from Tri-County 1-5. I saw THEY CALL ME BRUCE there is the early ‘80’s.

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Mark_L commented about "Alien" on Jul 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

ALIEN was the first 70mm feature to play at the Continent. It was very strange seeing that 70mm print sitting wide open to the world in the lobby…quite a dust magnet. Smoking was also allowed in the lobby then, so that print was mighty dirty.

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Mark_L commented about RKO Grand Theatre on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

Thanks for that, Tinseltoes. You are uncovering some real gems in your search of the old Boxoffice magazines. I’ll add that to my collection of info on this theatre.

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Mark_L commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jul 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Regarding the Todd-AO conversion cover, there are articles about the conversion of the theatre and the booths also in that section of the magazine. Thanks for the link!