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rivest266 commented about Dollar Cinemas on Sep 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm

This opened in 1987. It is one of the first theatres to be built by Cinemark.

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rivest266 commented about Salem Six Theater on Sep 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm

This opened in May 1977.

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rivest266 commented about Lone Tree Drive-In on Sep 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm

This drive-in finally opened: First ad at July 19th, 1957 at View link

All earlier dates has no ads. Ken MC, that was a pre-opening announcement.

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rivest266 commented about Gemini Drive-In on Sep 20, 2009 at 2:45 pm

grand opening ad on July 19th, 1965 as Gemini at View link

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rivest266 commented about Park Plaza Twin Cinema on Sep 19, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Thanks, Ken MC. I uploaded the grand opening ads at View link

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rivest266 commented about Lake Theater on Sep 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Website closed: Internet archive at View link

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rivest266 commented about Wellborne Cinema 4 on Sep 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm

This has closed in 2008.

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rivest266 commented about Bucking the trend, new Naples cinema targets older audience on Sep 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

This should give Village Roadshow a run for their money in the USA. Is Regal and AMC listening?

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rivest266 commented about State Theater on Sep 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm

This was Loew’s State 1927-1972. It had 2,200 seats. There was another State theatre at 5913 Washington that opened in 1941 according to the Cinematour site. It had 600 seats in ‘50.

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rivest266 commented about Meyer Park 16 on Sep 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

This opened with 14 cinemas on May 15th, 1986.

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rivest266 commented about RKO Grand Theatre on Sep 7, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Trans-Beacon had theatres in Fresno CA, Chicago IL, and leased the Imperial Cinerama from Famous Players in Montréal,QC. any more?

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rivest266 commented about Bellaire Theatre on Sep 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

This is at 4020 Bellaire, it maps properly with Google.

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rivest266 commented about Majestic Theatre on Sep 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm

The grand opening announcement from August 17th, 1949 can be seen at
View link

The ad runs at least 17 pages

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rivest266 commented about Paradis Cinema on Sep 4, 2009 at 5:17 pm

This is being threatened with demolition for an office building
View link (In Frence)

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rivest266 commented about Fiesta Drive-In on Aug 31, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Grand opening ad for the first Fiesta DI on February 7th, 1950 at View link

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rivest266 commented about Capri Theater on Aug 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Capri Grand opening in February 24th, 1961 at View link

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rivest266 commented about Plaza VI Theater on Aug 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

This has closed in 2008 in favor of a new cinema called Rio 10 at 1401 Bandera Highway.

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rivest266 commented about Arcadia Theatre on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Jackie Chan’s The Big Brawl was filmed in this theatre. video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm4Qvx3Gbas 2-3 minutes in.

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rivest266 commented about Grand Opera House on Aug 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm

you can read and download The Julius Cahn-Gus Hill theatrical guide and moving picture directory at View link . it is over 100MB

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rivest266 commented about Waco Square Premiere Cinema 6 on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

This opened in the late 1980’s by Cineplex Odeon. The cinematour photo looks like the typical theatre that they built at the time. Cineplex Odeon sold it to Carmike Cinemas in 1995 and it ended with Starplex around 2002.
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/5072.html

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rivest266 commented about Lake Air Cinema on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm

This was opened by General Cinemas

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rivest266 commented about Grandview Cinema on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:46 am

Grand opening ad at View link
You can also see the Warner theatre listed in New York City on the bottom right. They must had copied an New York ad.

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rivest266 commented about Corral Drive-In on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

This has closed in 2005. you can see the damage at View link

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rivest266 commented about Westgate Cinema I & II on Aug 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

This opened as a single screen on April 2nd 1969. 2nd screen in 1972. ad at View link

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rivest266 commented about Town & Country Drive-In on Aug 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

This opened on June 21st, 1956
The ad claimed that had the largest drive-in in Texas with 1,457 screen, 110ft wide screen, 20 acres of paving, one mile of fence etc… and a kiddyland with an ferris wheel, merry go round etc…
Great opening ad (2 pages) at
View link