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richjr37 commented about Fox Cineplex Theatres on Jan 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Went here on New Years Day to see SHERLOCK HOLMES. The lobby and arcade areas are quite nice but the new rocking chair seats in the auditorium we were in(#2 in the front of the building)are highly uncomfortable(so said my mom)and the handicapped stall was too narrow for my wheelchair. Presentation is still just ok.

Still a bargain,though,for first run movies @ $5.00,half off all day Wednesday.

richjr37 commented about Encino Theatre on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:15 am

ken mc,others:Does anyone have a Flickr or Photobucket account that has all these old LA Times movie & showtime ads,‘70’s & '80s especially?

richjr37 commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 45: Las Vegas) on Dec 27, 2009 at 1:00 am

Yes,they did.

richjr37 commented about Nevada Drive-In on Dec 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Mann Theatres ran this drive-in in the ‘70s & early '80s. Saw the 1979 rerelease of “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” here with “Hot Lead & Cold Feet” here.

richjr37 commented about El Capitan Theatre on Dec 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG opens December 11th @ Arclight Hollywood.

This is the first time,that i can recall,that a Disney produced animated film has NOT opened at the El Capitan since it opened.

richjr37 commented about Georgetown Dollar Movies on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:40 am

This opened as a General Cinema theatre,i believe,in the 1980’s.

richjr37 commented about Coldwater Crossing 14 Cinemas on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

No,wait! It’s the Coventry 13 that was a Regal but now is a Starplex. My apologies.

richjr37 commented about Coldwater Crossing 14 Cinemas on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:34 am

Was a Regal for a time in the late ‘90s-early '00s,Now(I believe)Starplex runs it.

richjr37 commented about Regency Village Theatre on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Actually,i think AVATAR will be going to the AVCO. Being a Fox movie and,looking at theGCC/AMC to MANN ratio of Fox movies,AVCO is a safer bet. but that’s just me and,lord knows,i’m no expert. :)

richjr37 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Re:“Bad Lieutenant:Port of Call New Orleans”: Apparently,according to,the date for the DVD release of this has already been announced for early February.

richjr37 commented about Regency Village Theatre on Nov 16, 2009 at 1:04 am

PLANET 51 had its premiere there Nov. 14th. but it’s opening at the AVCO on the 20th.

richjr37 commented about Avenue Theatre on Nov 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Saw “Dog Day Afternoon” & “The Happy Hooker” here in 1975,I was only 6 years old at the time.

richjr37 commented about Vermont Drive-In on Nov 14, 2009 at 1:57 pm

The Vermont was never an Edwards drive-in to my knowledge,it had always been an Aladdin/Pacific drive-in.

richjr37 commented about iPIC Westwood on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:14 am

OT rant:Dammit! I don’t live in L.A. County anymore(haven’t since 1977)and can’t get access to the public library system without one.

How can i get to see old newspaper movie ads from the LA Times online? You can PM me,if you’d like.

richjr37 commented about Airline Drive-In on Nov 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Went here a few times while living in the north Houston suburb of Aldine between May 1977 and March 1979.

Saw CLOSE ENCOUNTERS here. The film broke at one point and it was,like,a 10 minute wait. needless to say,no one was pleased.

Saw JAWS 2 here but we had to leave because my mom got a coke accidently dumped on her from the roof of the car where my sister and her friends were sitting. We missed GRAY LADY DOWN, a WW II movie. no biggie,the movie kinda sucks really.

richjr37 commented about Foothill Drive-In on Nov 11, 2009 at 2:48 am

Pacific Theatres ran this drive-in until its closure in 1989. All the Pacific drive-ins in the San Bernardino County closed at,roughly,the same time.

richjr37 commented about 8th Street Playhouse on Nov 2, 2009 at 2:34 am

Ok,exactly how big was this theatre? From the pictures of the outside of the building,it looks no bigger than one of your average multiplex shoebox theatres.

richjr37 commented about Lyric Theatre on Oct 21, 2009 at 1:22 am

I went to Pacific Boulevard Elementary School in the early ‘70s and this theatre was on the route to and from school.

So were the California and Park theatres.

richjr37 commented about Montclair Cinemas on Oct 21, 2009 at 1:08 am

Bill was there when i was playing Dr. Scott at Rocky Horror in the late ‘80s-early '90s.

richjr37 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Sep 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

They must be desperate for bookings if they’re showing dreck like “Pandorum”. yech.

richjr37 commented about Outdoor movie theater to be be built at Oxnard high school on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:48 am

Well,obviously,it won’t be used during the day,when school is in session,unless they build a retractable roof so that it can.

Maybe,it’ll only be used for school functions like graduation.

Otherwise…i don’t know.

richjr37 commented about Beverly Center 13 Cinemas on Aug 28, 2009 at 8:16 pm

They’re listed in the Independent Theatre section in today’s Los Angeles Times. But they have no movies or times listed.

richjr37 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 23, 2009 at 2:53 pm

So the prestige pictures from Disney would go to the El Capitan while the Chinese gets the scraps? unlikey!

Here’s a thought. What if a potential buyer wants the main theatreonly but not the 6-plex? I assume it would it would be an “all or nothing” package deal. But,in this particular scenario,who would/should get what? Or does that just ask for another Hollywood Galaxy disaster?

richjr37 commented about Fox Cineplex Theatres on Aug 22, 2009 at 10:09 am

The theatre will close August 28 for renovations and have planned an early November reopening.

richjr37 commented about "Alien" 30th Anniversary on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm

This is NOT what a 10 year old boy should see on his birthday because his first choice(“The Muppet Movie”)was sold out.

But,that exactly what happened on that fateful September day in 1979 when on this at the Parkway triplex in Las Vegas,NV.

Not sure if it was 70mm but i think it was since it was in the main auditorium.