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steelbeard1 commented about Century Aurora on Jan 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

The official name of the theater is now simply “Century Aurora” so please make the corresponding changes. News story at http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22368053/vacant-since-mass-shooting-renewed-aurora-theater-reopen

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steelbeard1 commented about Huron Theatre on Dec 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

The 1940 Mickey Rooney film “Young Tom Edison” had its world premiere at the Desmond. A photo of the event as well as what the Huron looks like today can be found at http://www.classcreator.com/Port-Huron-MI-1961/class_custom3.cfm

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steelbeard1 commented about Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX on Dec 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

This cinema was sold to Cinemark. http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/11/kalamazoos_rave_cityplace_14_n.html

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steelbeard1 commented about Flint West 14 on Dec 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

This cinema was sold to Cinemark. http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/11/kalamazoos_rave_cityplace_14_n.html

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steelbeard1 commented about Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo on Nov 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

It’s been confirmed by WKZO that Cinemark will NOT take over the soon to close Rave in Kalamazoo. ( http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2012/nov/19/the-rave-may-close-but-something-is-waiting-to-take-its-place/ )

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steelbeard1 commented about Cinemark signs deal to buy Rave Cinemas on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Any word on which Rave Cinemas are on the list? In Michigan, Rave operates cinemas in Ann Arbor, Flint and Kalamazoo, but they earlier announced that their Kalamazoo location will close and be taken over by another operator early next year after renovations.

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steelbeard1 commented about Century Aurora on Oct 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Cinemark has stated that it will reopen the Century 16 after making renovations. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21601901/cinemark-will-reopen-century-aurora-16-letter-mayor?IADID=Search-www.denverpost.com-www.denverpost.com

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steelbeard1 commented about Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is moving into its new home in the renovated Capitol Theatre. http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/09/22/new-era-for-windsor-symphony/

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steelbeard1 commented about Huron Theatre on Jul 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

The URL of the Huron Physical Arts Center is http://www.hpackids.com/

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steelbeard1 commented about Huron Theatre on Jul 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

The former theater is now the Huron Physical Arts Center.

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steelbeard1 commented about Joseph H. Lebowsky Center on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Financing is now in place to allow for the interior of this theater to be restored.

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steelbeard1 commented about Transit Drive-In on Jun 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

The exact address is 6655 Transit Road, Lockport, NY.

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steelbeard1 commented about Fenton Cinema on May 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

The management of the US 23 Drive-in would like to reopen this cinema and has set up a Facebook page to gauge interest at https://www.facebook.com/FentonMovie

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steelbeard1 commented about Burton Theater on May 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

One correction to make, the theater was located in what is now Burton, Michigan. It was located in Burton Township when it was standing but the site is now in the city of Burton.

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steelbeard1 commented about Future of Miracle Twin DI site uncertain on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I can add that the huge expressway sign as well as the boarded up roadside attraction boards are still in place.

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steelbeard1 commented about Miracle Twin Drive-In on Apr 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

The ticket booths are now gone and the debris from demolition have been removed. The speaker poles, screen towers, asphalt field and signs remain.

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steelbeard1 commented about Flint West 14 on Apr 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Rave did reface the sign along I-75 so it now says “Rave Cinemas.”

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steelbeard1 commented about Miracle Twin Drive-In on Mar 25, 2012 at 3:21 am

The drive-in is being torn down. See the new photo.

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steelbeard1 commented about Palace Theatre on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I now believe the original architect of the theater was John Eberson.

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steelbeard1 commented about Clio Square Cinema on Mar 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I learned that last December Emagine Entertainment, which owns Cinema Hollywood in Birch Run, has reopened this cinema which has been renamed Clio Square Cinema.

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steelbeard1 commented about Fenton Cinema on Feb 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I have doubts about the one potential owner who wants to make a a multifunctional entertainment center. Reading the article, the bank which owns the multiplex has received inquiries from established theater owners. I would rather have it run by such a theater chain, but it would need major renovations first to be competitive.

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steelbeard1 commented about Tyrone Township man wants to open shuttered Fenton Cinema into entertainment center on Feb 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I would rather see an established theater operator run the multiplex, but it would need major renovations first.

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steelbeard1 commented about Bella Vista Cinemas on Feb 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

NOTE TO SYSOPS: The mapping software is a bit off. The city of Grand Blanc has a different address numbering system so the former location shows up on Google maps as 7606 S. Saginaw. Please fix the map to show the exact location which is now a few miles south of where it should be.

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steelbeard1 commented about Plaza Cinemas on Feb 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

You have to admit that Carmike did a nice job in renovating this theater after looking at old photos from the GKC era.

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steelbeard1 commented about Plaza Cinemas on Feb 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Back in 2005, I wrote a piece online devoted to the sale of the GKC theater chain to Carmike called “Death of a Theater Chain.” The article also sums up the ownership history of the Plaza Cinemas. You can see it at http://home.comcast.net/~steelbeard1/flinn070505.htm