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kpdennis commented about Boulder Theatre on Dec 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm

I’ve seen so many great concerts – and a couple movies – at this superior venue. New pics from a couple years ago in the Photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Luna Theater on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

I’ve been driving through Clayton NM for over twenty five years – and it has been a pleasure to witness the community’s continuing commitment to the unique Luna Theatre. New pictures in the Photo section.

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kpdennis commented about El Raton Theatre on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

New pictures of the El Raton loaded to the Photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Glad to hear the Wurlitzer is restored and playing again. New pictures of the exterior in the Photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Center Theatre on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm

New pictures uploaded to the Photo section. While a bit non-descript, it’s too bad the old Center Theatre marquee has been traded in for a flashier – if still not visually exciting – electronic marquee. The 21st century graphics board is cool, while being wholly out-of-place on the low-tech Smith Center downtown scene. But haven’t we always depended on the movie theatre to provide a fantasy escape?

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kpdennis commented about Norton Theatre on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:26 pm

New pictures uploaded to the Photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Longmont Performing Arts Center on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

New pictures uploaded to the Photos section.

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kpdennis commented about Jayhawk Theatre - Atwood KS 12-5-2015 b on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Tough to make out on the marquee, but the Jayhawk was bucking the big film at most of the area theatres – “Bridge Of Spies” – by playing the lower profile “The 33”.

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kpdennis commented about Dream Theater on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Visited the Dream recently – looks like they have a new electronic marquee since the previous photos (from 2011). New pictures uploaded to the Photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Cheyenne Theatre on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm

My first visit to St. Francis, the goal to see this nicely done exterior on the Cheyenne Theatre. More pictures loaded into the Photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Sunflower Cinema on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:54 am

My first visit to Oberlin on December 5, 2015…I don’t know the history of the Sunflower. Has the current location always been the venue’s home? It certainly looks new and spiffy from the exterior.

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kpdennis commented about Jayhawk Theatre on Dec 5, 2015 at 11:42 pm

New pictures of the Jayhawk in the photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Village 6 Cinemas on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:48 am

Not sure of the opening date, but the theatre was operating in the mid-1980s as a Commonwealth Theatres house, taken over by United Artists in the early 1990s.

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kpdennis commented about Satellite 1 & 2 on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:42 am

While I attended college at the University of Oklahoma, the theatre hosted a few screenings of the English Department sponsored Czechoslovakian Film Festival, circa 1979-1980. One rare print of a Czech movie came with French subtitles, so an interpreter sat in the audience translating as the film played. Later the venue became a concert hall – I saw The Smithereens play an excellent show there, circa 1986-87.

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kpdennis commented about Hillcrest Drive-In on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:06 am

My parents took us to a few films at this drive-in in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Hillcrest sat next to Will Rogers World Airport, and the jets flying in and out often drowned out the audio!

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kpdennis commented about Almonte Cinema 6 on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

Visited the remains of the Almonte 6 on November 16, 2015. Still empty and partially taken apart, with the projection booth exposed and the bases of the old projectors still in place – too heavy to move, I’m sure. I’d love to know if the safe is still in place in the manager’s office. New photos posted in the picture section.

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kpdennis commented about Westwood Theater on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:05 am

The Westwood was in my neighborhood, but our family mainly went to drive-ins. Two films I recall seeing there – Out Of Africa and Dragnet (1987). This theatre was so much better than the neighboring MacArthur Park 4.

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kpdennis commented about Apollo Twin on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:53 am

Visited the former Apollo Twin theater on November 12, 2015. Currently the home of a furniture store, the old theatre’s lobby brought back memories, looking much as it did when I was the manager there in the mid-1980s. Not much else would give you a clue that it was a movie house in another time. But I’m glad the building is still in use. New pictures posted in the photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Heritage Plaza 5 on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:47 am

Visited the former Heritage Plaza 5 on November 12, 2015, and met a couple members of the staff of People’s Church.tv. The church has done an impressive job of rehabilitating the theatre, utilizing four of the original five auditoriums for their weekly services. According to the staff, the church took over the building about three years ago. Two new pictures posted in the photo section.

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kpdennis commented about Castro Theatre on Oct 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

We were fortunate to catch a Sunday matinee of the recent Vertigo 70mm screening while vacationing in San Francisco. The pre-movie pipe organ concert fully contributed to the “event” vibes that accompany a movie at the Castro.

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kpdennis commented about Rialto Cinema on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

New pictures of the Rialto in the photo section. The Rialto Video store, located next door, is also the theatre concession stand – I saw a couple folks go in just to buy soft drinks and popcorn! Apologies, accidentally loaded a Rialto photo in the Ranger Theater (Alva OK) page. Can an administrator for Cinema Treasures delete that picture?

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kpdennis commented about Chief Theater on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:23 pm

New pictures in the photos section. Looks like a new paint job for the marquee between the 2007 photo and the 2015 shots.

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kpdennis commented about Sherman Theater on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Commonwealth Theatres operated this location until the 1990s, when I assume it was closed or let go by its new owners, United Artists Theaters.

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kpdennis commented about Sherman Theater on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Will the Sherman make it to its 90th birthday next August? New photos in the pictures section.

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kpdennis commented about Palace Community Theatre on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Glad to see this success story is still operating. New photo in the pictures section.