Comments from Mark_L

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Mark_L commented about South Drive-In on Apr 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Opening for the season on April 26 with digital projection on both screens.

Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Apr 21, 2013 at 5:39 am

As of 4/20/2013, very little has been done to re-brand this theatre. It will take a lot of work to remove RAVE from the building, as the outside shows RAVE in very large block letters and all of the side-lighting in the theatre has “Rave Theatres” name and logo.

The large room is still called the “Xtreme Screen”. THX trailer is shown, though the theatre has never been listed on the THX website.

Mark_L commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Apr 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

Disney is trying to raise the rental rates for movies, and the large chains are fighting back by not allowing pre-sale tickets for Iron Man 3. Reports are that AMC & Regal are leading this fight. Late information indicates that Carmike has reached a deal with Disney.

Here is a link to one story

Mark_L commented about Flicker's East Cinema Pub on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

In response to Ron Newman’s request, as of 4/15/13, the building is the same but they have changed the portico.

Mark_L commented about Flicker's East Cinema Pub on Apr 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

The picture on the website of the sign is definitely the one from the old Forum theatres. County records show it is still owned by the City of Columbus, and notes owned by the library system. I’ll keep looking.

Mark_L commented about South Drive-In on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:01 am

Glad to see they are making the digital switch. I was worried they would just sell the land and move on. Nice to see Central Ohio keeping its one remaining drive-in.

Mark_L commented about Polaris 18 + Extreme on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

The address, according to the Rave website, for this theatre is 1071 Gemini Place Columbus, OH 43240. It is located adjacent to the Polaris Mall, not inside as the current address suggests.

Mark_L commented about Yes Cinema on Feb 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I’ve reported this through the Google Map system. I’ve had success before getting things corrected…we’ll see if this works.

Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Feb 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm

According the the Linden Cleve Theater website, the theatre will be holding a COME CATCH THE VISION event on March 16, 2013. “Join us for an exciting day of fun, community and the arts. This celebration of the CLEVE theater’s future promises to be an inspiration to you and the entire Linden community.”

Mark_L commented about Rivoli Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Closing date was 5/2/1959.

Mark_L commented about Goodale Theatre on Feb 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Interesting that the article posted in the photo section by dbellis shows an address of 645 W. Goodale. When the theatre reopened in 1946 after a closure, the Columbus Dispatch lists the 649 Delaware address until the final closing in 1950.

Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

In Columbus, SLEEPING BEAUTY opened exclusively at the downtown Hunt’s Cinestage on March 19, 1959, playing with the short subject, GRAND CANYON, and replacing SOUTH PACIFIC. Final date was May 20, 1959, replaced by 80 Days “at popular prices”.

Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:10 am

Likely closed during the last half of 1987.

Mark_L commented about Ohio Theatre organ demo on Jan 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

Clark is a true master of that organ. His silent movie is the highlight of the Ohio Theatre summer series. A couple of years ago, the film broke during the performance, and he just kept playing away until the picture came back on. His playing gets better every year, in my opinion.

Mark_L commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 57: Wichita) on Jan 27, 2013 at 4:34 am

The Cooper theatres in Denver and Minneapolis ran the composite picture BEST OF CINERAMA in very late 1966. The actual last 3-strip run was during the week of 1/31/67 in Minneapolis. GRAND PRIX was the movie playing at most Cinerama locations at that time.

3-Strip peaked in late July 1963 with 46 locations, most playing HOW THE WEST WAS WON.

(This according to Mike Coate’s listings to date.)

Mark_L commented about AMC Dublin Village 18 on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

According to COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST newspaper, AMC Entertainment Inc. has committed to $8 million in upgrades to its movie theater at the Dublin Village Center.

AMC spokesman Ryan Noonan said the chain plans to incorporate the “dine-in” service and upgraded seating it installed at its AMC Easton Town Center 30 last year, and possibly a MacGuffins Bar & Lounge like at Easton and its AMC Lennox Town Center 24. The company applied for a liquor license for the Dublin theater in December.

Construction on the renovations will begin in March or early April and should be ready for customers this summer.

(Columbus Business First, 1/24/2013)

Mark_L commented about AMC Eastland Plaza 6 on Jan 24, 2013 at 3:33 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.

Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

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

Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

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.

Mark_L commented about In-Town Auto Theatre on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

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

Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:52 am

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

Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:10 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.

Mark_L commented about Northern Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:02 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.

Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:01 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.

Mark_L commented about Southland Mall Theatre on Jan 11, 2013 at 7:56 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.