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Coate commented about Showcase 5 on Apr 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Whatever, “dick.” The people who should drop out of sight are Chuck and all of the other knuckleheads and clowns who have made a mess of things on this website.

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Coate commented about Cloverleaf Mall Cinemas (#1) on Apr 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Also, isn’t the proper name Cloverleaf, rather than, simply, Clover?

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Coate commented about Cloverleaf Mall Cinemas (#1) on Apr 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

From the intro: “On March 31, 1982 Cineplex Odeon opened an 8-screen cinema (Clover Mall Cinemas #2) in a seperate building” <<<

Cineplex-Odeon did not exist in 1982, so either you have cited the wrong company or wrong year. (Cineplex and Canadian Odeon both existed then but had not yet merged. And I do not believe Cineplex operated any theaters in the United States as of spring ‘82. Their first opened in the summer of '82, and it wasn’t this one.)

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Coate commented about iPIC Westwood on Mar 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

silver, Cliffs, Howard, Chas, etc.:

A few years ago I compiled a comprehensive listing of everything that played in the Avco’s large auditorium. The list included plenty of detail ideal for an introductory write-up (opening date, transition date of conversion to 4-plex, longest-running engagements, info on presentation types, etc.). I’m not surprised my list is being overlooked since it is buried on Page 6 of this theater’s comments.

I think I liked the site better when comments all appeared on the same page. And in just checking my 2008 comment that included the list, I see the formatting got all screwed up in the transition from the old site to the new site. New-and-improved website, my ass!)

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Coate commented about Brothers Grimm Cinerama news on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

CSWalczak’s comment of Feb. 6 implies the Denver entry in my Cinerama series does not mention the World Press Preview of “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” and that my release date info conflicts with other sources. The fact is details of that World Press Preview were included. It’s mentioned in the Trivia section near the end of the article.

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Coate commented about Picwood Theatre on Nov 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

BobSe: Why are you repeating me??? Just two comments before you I had stated the Picwood showed “E.T.” after the Cinerama Dome and that it ran 22 weeks. If you were agreeing with me, then say so. Otherwise, please pay attention.

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Coate commented about Picwood Theatre on Nov 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm

FWIW…The Picwood’s run of “E.T.” began July 16, 1982, which was the film’s sixth week of release. The Cinerama Dome played it as a Los Angeles (city and county) exclusive for its first five weeks of release. The Picwood’s engagement ran, I believe, for 22 weeks.

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Coate commented about North Park Theatre on Nov 23, 2011 at 2:20 am

70mm Presentations in San Diego

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Coate commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Nov 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

“Rocky” opened its world premiere engagement here (Cinema II) thirty-five years ago today.

Cinema II had an NYC area exclusive on “Rocky” for the first three weeks of its release.

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Coate commented about UA Cinema 150 on Nov 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Rivoli157/POMOVIE2: “Hello, Dolly!” opened at the UA Cinema 150 on March 26, 1970.

http://www.fromscripttodvd.com/70mm_in_new_york_1969.htm

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Coate commented about Springs 3 Theatre on Nov 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm

“A number of published sources I’ve seen, including Douglas Gomery’s 1992 book “Shared Pleasures: A History of Movie Presentation in the United States” say that Henry Plitt sold his theater circuit to Cineplex Odeon in 1985, not 1987.”

The sale was made in 1985, but the name change didn’t take effect until later. Some of the theaters involved in the sale kept using the Plitt name as late as 1988.

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Coate commented about Bellair Cinema I & II on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm

“Went under the AMC banner in 1983.”

The correct year when AMC took over operations was 1982.

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Coate commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

What’s with all the commotion, Tinseltoes, over the “Ben-Hur” link? I posted the link on this page in my Oct. 8th comment. As well, the link is permanently positioned in the right margin of this page under “News About This Theater.”

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Coate commented about West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I would like to mention to any interested parties that I had prepared and submitted a 50th anniversary tribute article for “West Side Story” for posting in today’s news section to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film’s world premiere at the Rivoli. I have no idea why the CT folks have chosen not to post it.

So, Ross, Patrick, Zoldessy… What happened???

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Coate commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I would like to mention to any interested parties that I had prepared and submitted a 50th anniversary tribute article for “West Side Story” for posting in today’s news section to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film’s world premiere at the Rivoli. I have no idea why the CT folks have chosen not to post it.

Ross, Patrick, Zoldessy… What happened???

Coate
Coate commented about Macon Mall Quad on Oct 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm

The Macon Mall Quad opened on July 15, 1977. The debut bookings were “Star Wars,” “The Other Side of Midnight,” “Greased Lightning,” and “New York, New York.”

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Coate commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

David, have you considered posting your account on the Happy 50th, Ben-Hur page?

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Coate commented about Ambassador Theatre on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm

“In 1960, the Cinerama, the first major theater built since the Fox Theatre in 1928, went up at 4218 Lindell…”

That theater opened in 1963, not 1960.

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Coate commented about Pacific Sherman Oaks 5 on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:03 am

The theater in the Galleria that was featured in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” was run by Pacific, not AMC.

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Coate commented about Terrace Theatres 1 & 2 on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:29 am

Opened in ‘69, not '68.

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Coate commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:28 am

William Dakota… The Egyptian wasn’t the only California theater to play “Ben-Hur” as a roadshow. It also played in San Francisco (Coronet, 75 weeks) and San Diego (Capri, 49 weeks). And the Egyptian run didn’t play “nearly a year”; it actually played 98 weeks, a few weeks shy of two years.

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Coate commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

“Bambi” at Radio City Music Hall was the American Premiere, not the World Premiere, as the film had premiered in the United Kingdom about a week earlier.

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Coate commented about Valley Plaza 6 on Jul 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Yes, Chris. (This is one of numerous reasons why I don’t think the chain ought to be considered a part of a theater name, but what do you expect when you have hundreds of contributors and no consistency in the editing of the site.) The opening year in the intro needs to be corrected, as well.

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Coate commented about Fontana 6 Theatres on Jul 19, 2011 at 1:57 am

This theater had a 24-week run of “Star Wars” during 1977-78. It was a moveover from Southroads Mall (where it had run 25 weeks), for a total Tulsa run of 49 weeks.

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Coate commented about Redding 4 on Jul 19, 2011 at 1:51 am

“The name of the theater on this header should be “Reding” with a single R.”

I think you meant to write that the header should be updated to read “Reding” with a single “D”.