Comments from Mark_L

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Mark_L commented about Rivoli Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Closing date was 5/2/1959.

Mark_L commented about Goodale Theatre on Feb 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Interesting that the article posted in the photo section by dbellis shows an address of 645 W. Goodale. When the theatre reopened in 1946 after a closure, the Columbus Dispatch lists the 649 Delaware address until the final closing in 1950.

Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

In Columbus, SLEEPING BEAUTY opened exclusively at the downtown Hunt’s Cinestage on March 19, 1959, playing with the short subject, GRAND CANYON, and replacing SOUTH PACIFIC. Final date was May 20, 1959, replaced by 80 Days “at popular prices”.

Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:10 am

Likely closed during the last half of 1987.

Mark_L commented about Ohio Theatre organ demo on Jan 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

Clark is a true master of that organ. His silent movie is the highlight of the Ohio Theatre summer series. A couple of years ago, the film broke during the performance, and he just kept playing away until the picture came back on. His playing gets better every year, in my opinion.

Mark_L commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 57: Wichita) on Jan 27, 2013 at 4:34 am

The Cooper theatres in Denver and Minneapolis ran the composite picture BEST OF CINERAMA in very late 1966. The actual last 3-strip run was during the week of 1/31/67 in Minneapolis. GRAND PRIX was the movie playing at most Cinerama locations at that time.

3-Strip peaked in late July 1963 with 46 locations, most playing HOW THE WEST WAS WON.

(This according to Mike Coate’s listings to date.)

Mark_L commented about AMC Dublin Village 18 on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

According to COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST newspaper, AMC Entertainment Inc. has committed to $8 million in upgrades to its movie theater at the Dublin Village Center.

AMC spokesman Ryan Noonan said the chain plans to incorporate the “dine-in” service and upgraded seating it installed at its AMC Easton Town Center 30 last year, and possibly a MacGuffins Bar & Lounge like at Easton and its AMC Lennox Town Center 24. The company applied for a liquor license for the Dublin theater in December.

Construction on the renovations will begin in March or early April and should be ready for customers this summer.

(Columbus Business First, 1/24/2013)

Mark_L commented about AMC Eastland Plaza 6 on Jan 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I drove by the location today. The building is still there and is now primarily a Dollar General store. The post office is located just at the north end of the building. A portion between the Post Office and the store is for lease.

Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

Oh, I understand now. You were referring to the Google Map, not the Historical Aerial. The Google map is definitely too far east.

Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

The map location is correct. The give-away is that diagonal train track that crossed Main Street just east of Barnett Road. That track was just at the Whitehall border.

Mark_L commented about In-Town Auto Theatre on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

Thanks for catching my typing error, Ron. Should be 9/15/1965.

Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:52 am

In the picture from HistoricAerials, the Eastside drive-in is on the right.

Mark_L commented about Esquire Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

This theater opened as the Carrousel East on 3/26/1972. It was changed to Carousel East on 4/9, but the display ads did not show a change until 4/21/1972. I’ve never found any explanation for that small change.

Mark_L commented about Northern Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Zip code is not correct. It should be 43215, not 43085 (which is much farther north on High Street in Worthington).

The Northern was located on High Street approximately where I-670 goes under the High Street Cap, where Bar 23 is now located.

Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

As of 1/18/13, this location is officially an AMC location, being listed on the AMC website. No indication yet of how the large screen at this site (formerly XTreme Screen) will be named.

Mark_L commented about Southland Mall Theatre on Jan 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm

1 large room and 2 smaller ones. No stereo equipment was installed during the Loews/Sony years…can not confirm anything after that. Nice theatre but did not do a great business.

Mark_L commented about 5th Avenue Theater on Jan 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm

From looking at theatre listings from the Columbus Dispatch from 1946 – 1951, it appears that this theatre was not open during the summers.

Mark_L commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 55: Buffalo) on Jan 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Any information on that labor problem at the Teck? What union was involved?

Mark_L commented about Columbus Museum of Art on Jan 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Projection was 16mm.

Mark_L commented about Cinema North on Jan 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Theatre used a Sword automation system. There were 2 projectors for each theatre with large reels. The first half of the movie would play on one projector, then, after the changeover to the other projector, the first projector would rewind to the starting point. It required very little attention once it was running.

Opening features were 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Odessa File. The opening ad featured the headline, “Most people go out to see a movie…now they can go out to see a theatre, too!”

Ran a magnetic stereo print of BLUES BROTHERS in the larger theatre.

Mark_L commented about AMC Eastland Plaza 6 on Jan 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Opening attractions were Where Time Began, Jaws 2, Grease, Return from Witch Mountain, Heaven Can Wait and Revenge of the Pink Panther.

This theatre had projection rooms at ground level and used a periscope system to raise the image above the audience.

Mark_L commented about Goodale Theatre on Jan 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Proper Address is 649 Delaware Avenue. This address is from daily theatre listings in the Columbus Dispatch.

There was significant development in this area in the 50’s and 60’s, so Delaware Avenue no longer exists south of Buttles Ave. According to map of the area from around 1950, Delaware Ave. was 2 blocks west of Neil Avenue.

You can approximate the location of the theatre with the address of 404 Thurber Drive W (43215). The theatre would have been at the SE corner of this property. It is now an apartment complex.

My records begin in 1945 and the Goodale was not open then. The first operating date I can find after 1945 was 10/6/1946.

Closing Date – 8/26/1950

Mark_L commented about Airport Indoor & Outdoor Theatre on Jan 5, 2013 at 5:47 am

Opening movies were THE KENTUCKIAN and MAN WITH A GUN. Address of the theatre was 645 N. James Road. In later years, it was outdoor only.

Mark_L commented about Wexner Center for the Arts on Jan 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

The new 3D system is from Dolby. Next 3D presentation will be DIAL M FOR MURDER in March. They will show other classic 3D movies as they come available.

Mark_L commented about North High Drive-In on Oct 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

jwmovies, thank you for finding the current address for this Drive-In. Many addresses in that area of Central Ohio have changed with the rapid development making it very difficult to get accurate information. Making things even more confusing is that this part of US Rt. 23 is also known as Columbus Pike.

When the Drive-In opened in 1952, the address was listed in the Columbus Dispatch as “High Street North of Worthington”. Miles purchased the theatre in 1954 and listed the address as “8750 North High”. Newspaper advertising for the theatre lists the 8750 address until the theatre closed in 1981.