Comments from JackCoursey

Showing 726 - 750 of 803 comments

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 5:56 pm

The entrances and marquees reflect the changes in the operation of the theatre. During the period it was called the Woodbine (est. 1955-1960), the entrance was on Meridian Street. When it was called the Roxy (est. 1940-1955), the entrance was on Wilburn Street. I believe that the Tenesseean (Nashville’s daily) has at least one photo of the theatre made when it was in operation, but the copyright charge to have it posted on the web is a bit costly.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Decatur Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 5:39 pm

This broadcast digital format you speak of appears to be right around the corner. The way I understand it is that the studios are going to provide existing exhibitors with the hook ups and projection devices for free and recoup their cost by eliminating celluloid and the processes that go along with it. Cinemas, which come on line after this gratis period, will be responsible for purchasing this equipment on their own. There are a lot of pros and cons to this new form of technology, but it appears inevitable. I doubt that it will ever replace the cinema theatre. Although both television and the proliferation of home video and DVD impacted the cinema theatre it did not eliminate it. The cinema theatre it is an environment that cannot be replicated in a residential structure.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Decatur Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 3:00 pm

The College Park data came from an archive directory and the posting was to see if anyone had any additional information on the theatre. Although I don’t reside in Georgia, I do make a couple of visits to the state each year. I too had friends who resided in the tri city area during the 60s and 70s as well and the theatres were the East Point (aka Russell) and the Roosevelt Drive In. Since the College Park closed in the 50s, it was “out of sight, out of mind” and without cause for discussion at the time. To date I have learned that the closing of the college in College Park was a serious blow to the city and its economic base and might have contributed to the demise of the theatre. I will update the site as more information comes available.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Wink Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 8:00 am

Here’s a shot from spring 2005. Does anyone have any interior photos available for posting? View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Dickson Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 7:49 am

Here is a current photo of the former Roxy: View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Madison Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 7:46 am

Here is a current photo of the Madison Art Centre: View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Melrose Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 7:44 am

Here is a current photo of the former Melrose. Note its striking resemblance to the Belle Meade: View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 7:40 am

Here is a current photo of the former Roxy/Woodbine. Note the street names on the corner sign: View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Decatur Theatre on Jun 20, 2005 at 6:29 am

I agree, but I wanted to get confirmation. I came across a thread that seemed to imply that the Glen and Decatur were one of the same, but upon reviewing the photo of the Decatur, I figured that unless the Decatur went through some major renovations, it was not the Glen. Thanks for your help. How much of the Glen is still in tact and is/was there anything distinctive about it? All that I can recall is the giant neon lettering on the facade. I never patronized the Glen because by the time I discovered it, it had degenerated into a very sleazy porno shop.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Decatur Theatre on Jun 19, 2005 at 5:51 pm

Was this ever know as the Glenn or Glennwood?

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Shannon 8 on Jun 19, 2005 at 6:35 am

A 2005 photo of this theatre can be viewed at:
View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Shannon Mall 7 on Jun 19, 2005 at 6:33 am

A 2005 photo of this theatre can be viewed at:
View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Akers Mill Cinema on Jun 19, 2005 at 6:31 am

A 2005 photo of this theatre can be viewed at View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about 7 Stages Theatre on Jun 18, 2005 at 5:48 pm

Here’s a recent shot of the 7 Stages with the Variety Theatre in the background: View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Belle Meade Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 3:53 pm

Belle Meade is incorperated into Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County. Try View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Capri Theatre on Jun 8, 2005 at 7:37 pm

Here is a current photo of the Capri: View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Mi-De-Ga Theatre on Jun 8, 2005 at 7:35 pm

Here is a current photo of the Mi De Ga: View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Belle Meade Theatre on Jun 8, 2005 at 7:32 pm

Here is a very recent photo of the theatre:http://www.flickr.com/photos/92318075@N00/17496497/in/photostream/. It is currently slated to become a grocery store.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Polk Theatre on Jun 8, 2005 at 7:26 pm

Sorry, make that View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Polk Theatre on Jun 8, 2005 at 7:24 pm

A 2004 photo of the Polk can be viewed at View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Cobb Cinema on Jun 8, 2005 at 7:07 pm

Here’s a shot of the Cobb circa 12/04 or 12/03 View link

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Stonemont Theatre on Jun 7, 2005 at 12:06 pm

I think the Ben Hill (est.1970 ?) was part of the Eastern Federal from the get go (they’re attempt to cash in on the Greenbrier Mall/Westgate market controlled by the Georgia Theatre chain.) I recall seeing Willy Wonka there during its initial run. Aside from the fact that both the Ben Hill and Stonemont began and ended their careers as twins, I don’t think there were any other similarities between the two.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about North Springs Theatre on Jun 7, 2005 at 11:52 am

Since the North Springs is still somewhat intact (based on a cursory view of the property last year) do you think it could be fitted for Cinerama?

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Stonemont Theatre on Jun 6, 2005 at 7:16 pm

Thanks Sam! The ABC theatres were my favourite circuit during my tenure in Marthasville. Didn’t they also build a triple down around Morrow before Plitt bought them out?

JackCoursey
JackCoursey commented about Phipps Plaza Theater on Jun 5, 2005 at 7:11 pm

Are your photos posted anywhere on the web? It would be great to see the place again. What ever became of the Stone Mount? I can’t recall if it was an ABC or Plitt operation, but do remember that it wasn’t too bad of a venue.