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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm

COLUMBIA ONE is getting EASY RIDER for a Late show. I love working with Tommy. He helped me with the display. No one sheets at all!

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm

1977 Would you believe i just saw the booking sheet and we are getting the 1969 movie MAROONED with GREGORY PECK.I saw this on NBC SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. That is an 8 year old film.

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm

My 1977 JOURNAL OF COLUMBIA SQUARE NATIONAL HILLS AND IMPERIAl here are the events.

1977 The big wigs at ABC THEATRES gave ue THE GOODBYE GIRL.But 3 other theatres are playing it here. Two Drive ins and SOUTHGATE CINEMA which is now charging 99 cents a seat. We are charging $3.00 a seat first run prices.

1977

well.It is tuesday and i will be in the box office again. and then again on thursday. GENERAL CINEMA IS looking good when the mall opens.Charles swears he is going to GCC.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

NATIONAL HILLS FROM MY FILM JOURNAL 1977

Just for employees before the friday night late show.Mr.Jordan invited all THE ABC THEATRE folks to see his favorite film he booked on an upcoming LATE SHOW. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Well. some of us were acting a bit crazy.SO i left with my cashiers and two guys from the IMPERIAL to go to COLUMBIA SQUARE for our own little party.

1976 FILM JOURNAL

COLUMBIA 1 and 2 getting ready for opening.THE city manager and our District manager invite me to lunch.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:46 pm

APRIL 2 1977 We are getting word that STAR WARS is coming here.And the Deep. {we got THE DEEP}

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm

1977 THE LATE SHOW a movie with Art Carney is opening.I just do not think this will sell at all.Lily Tomlyn is co-star.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

COLUMBIA ONE is playing THE CHEAP DETECTIVE. PETER FALK is great in it. Play on BOGIE. COLUMBIA TWO IS picking up the OMEN 2 from the IMPERIAL. We should do okay because so many folks here will not go downtown.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm

FROM MY 1977 ABC THEATRE JOURNAL..i actually kept one when COLUMBIA 1 and 2 were opening.

1977 THE GOODBYE GIRL is playing in COLUMBIA ONE.The big wigs at ABC THEATRES think this second run will do business. Heck, It is playing at two drive ins and SOUTHGATE CINEMA is charging 99 cents.We are charging first run prices $3.00 a seat.

1977 would you believe the bookers are putting a 1969 movie MARROONED. with GREGORY PECK. This film played on NBC SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES.

1977 Well. tommorrow is tuesday and i will be in the box office. And then again on thursday.Itis a bummer.I am really thinking about going to GENERAL CINEMA when the mall opens.CHARLES is also looking to GCC.

1977 I love working with Tommy. We made a EASY RIDER display since we did not have a one sheet.

1977 CASEY’S SHADOW is coming to COLUMBIA TWO. THIS HORSE movie would do great in Aiken S.C. Horse country.

1977 FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI is set for COLUMBIA ONE ,If it does what BENJI did in 1975.We will make money.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm

NATIONAL HILLS STUPID MANAGER DEPARTMENT 1977

The concessionstand prices changed friday.Mr.Jordan was $16.00 short.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm

1975
We are playing alot of concert movies.GIMME SHELTER > ALICE COOPER.I don’t think Mr Tinney is balancing the films. You know drama/ action etc. So far CONCERT MOVIES. With WBBQ getting the radio spots.

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Mike Rogers commented about Southgate Cinema on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm

1977 I can’t believe we are playing THE GOODBYE GIRL at COLUMBIA SUQARE for $ 3.00 a seat and SOUTHGATE is charging 99 cents. thankgoodness they are at least 15 miles from COLUMBIA SQUARE. SOUTHGATE stated they are the dollar theatre here.

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Mike Rogers commented about Southgate Cinema on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Southgate Cinema picks up BARRY LYNDON from the IMPERIAL . That classic movie will die in that neck of the woods.

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Mike Rogers commented about Southgate Cinema on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Southgate Cinema picks up BARRY LYNDON from the IMPERIAL . That classic movie will die in that neck of the woods.

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Mike Rogers commented about Southgate Cinema on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Southgate Cinema picks up BARRY LYNDON from the IMPERIAL . That classic movie will die in that neck of the woods.

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Mike Rogers commented about Southside Cinema on Oct 20, 2009 at 4:01 pm

RAY, I mentioned your theatre on theatres on military bases you getting the seats from the cinema at Fort Gordon. IT IS ON Cinema Treasures need more info on.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Speaking of THE LONGEST YARD it is amazing that the semi pro football team here the Augusta Eagles were used as extras in the film are here almost every showing to try and spot themselves in the film.One donated his MEAN MACHINE jersery to show behind the concessionstand.We lock it in the safe at night.One night a fellow and lady offered me $10.00 to let them in after THE LONGEST YARD sold out.WE always left a few empty seats and i thought real hard about doing so $10.00 was alot of money in them days.

Some of the ballplayers / extras i think were a little upset to see that they ended up on the cutting floor in Hollywood.That’s life i told them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm

JOHN MACKEY has all the girls dressed up in costume for SNOW WHITE.Thankgoodness he doesn’t have the doormen dressed in some silly outfit. Wearing a female cheerleading dress for THE LONGEST YARD was enough for any guy.

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Well, i never thought i would be putting TONY CURTIS' name on a marquee.Hasn’t he retired. Sure enought in COLUMBIA ONE we have THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN. It really looks like a winner. Oh, I am joking it died a quick death.

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I am getting a little miffed about us picking up second run from GEORGIA THEATRES.We are ABC THEATRES and here comes CARRIE to be booked into COLUMBIA ONE after it playing at MASTERS 4. I guess if we get any business it will be because of JOHN TRAVOLTA.

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Mike Rogers commented about Palace Theater on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Yes it was a Plitt theatre.Charles Bruni and myself were thinking if we went to UGA we could transfer to this theatre as assistants never thinking i am sure they probably had one or two.It had beautiful huge glass entry way .
I think in 1983 i was working at GCC’s GEORGIA SQUARE CINEMAS and remembered that THE PALACE played NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN 007.with SEAN CONNERY and Athens native KIM BASSINGER. They certainly played up the Athens connection and you can not blame them.

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Mike Rogers commented about Columbia Square Cinemas on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:09 pm

COLUMBIA TWO is showing SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with new PG version for kids. I guess they cut some bad words out.

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Mike Rogers commented about Imperial Theatre on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:06 pm

OMEN 2 opens at the IMPERIAL one weeknight on the last show some lady comes out after the last show raising cain that Mark Barkley cut off the credits and that she knew someone on the credits.Boy, you Projectionists were so safe up in the booth. When i look back on it in those days the end credits did not run 10 minutes or more like they do today.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm

THE HIDING PLACE opens to huge crowds and i mean weekday night sellouts. Unheard of for the most part.By then John Mackey was gone and Mr.Tinney was running the show. Well, either he was too cheap to put more girls on or did not expect large weeknight sell outs. He really teed me off sticking me behind the Concession stand. For the record this 1975 release ran 145 minutes and was about a true story of two Dutch Christian sisters hiding Jews from the Nazi Concentration camps. Produced by Billy Graham.Which explained to me the LARGE turn outs from all the churches.Most likely, they bought tickets though their churches orbox office. It was something.

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Mike Rogers commented about National Hills Theatre on Oct 20, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Oct. 1974 We have a roadshow on JEREMIAH JOHNSON. Which meant a checker was there for every show counting heads in the theatre and at night emptying out the ticket chopper and counting every stub.

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Mike Rogers commented about Imperial Theatre on Oct 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

HOT POTATOE opens withJIM KELLY there is some smoke coming some old wiring so the FIRE DEPARTMENT is called.In the morning paper it shows a fire truck under the marquee saying HOT PATATOE.