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richjr37 commented about Happy 30th, "Empire" on May 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Does anyone know when TESB opened @ Plitt Parkway 3 in Las Vegas,NV?

I think it was in 70mm. I do remember seeing it in the original big auditorium and it was quite loud. The line was literally around the building.

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richjr37 commented about Inland Cinema I & II on Apr 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

My first ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW experience was here Halloween 1987. I became of the performing cast a week later. Several months later,without warning,we were homeless until we started performing @ GCC Montcair Plaza 8.

Last movies i remember seeing there was a double feature of “SEE NO EVIL,HEAR NO EVIL” & “SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS” That was in 1989.

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richjr37 commented about Deauville Twin on Feb 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm

It’s true! I saw SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER & LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR(both rated R)here with my folks in early 1978. I was 8 and LFMG scared the hell out of me. I think it was still this way when we moved to Las Vegas in March of 1979.

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richjr37 commented about Champions Village Twin on Jan 25, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Saw something called THE MILLION DOLLAR HOBO(1978) with Tim Conway and SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT(1977) here.

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richjr37 commented about National Hills Theatre on Jan 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

According to imdb.com,The Good,The Bad & The Ugly was originally released in 1967,just a few months before the MPAA rating system took place. Upon its reissue in 1969,it was resubmitted and given an M rating.(precursor to the GP/PG ratings)
When it came to video in the ‘80s(presumably 1989),the rating was changed to an R due to violence. Today,it plays more like a PG-13,if anything.

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richjr37 commented about National Hills Theatre on Jan 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

MikeRogers,DOC SAVAGE was rated G. I have the one sheet poster autographed by Ron Ely,himself. I saw it at the South Gate drive-in in South Gate,California. The second feature was WHAT’S UP,DOC? with Barbara Streisand & Ryan O'Neal. Also G rated.

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richjr37 commented about Montclair Theatre on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:59 pm

According to IMDB.com,THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME was presented in 35mm 4-track stereo(magnetic prints) and Dolby Stereo(optical prints). Never in 70mm or with 6-track stereo.

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richjr37 commented about Fox Cineplex Theatres on Jan 2, 2010 at 12:07 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.

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richjr37 commented about Encino Theatre on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:15 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?

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richjr37 commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 45: Las Vegas) on Dec 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Yes,they did.

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richjr37 commented about Nevada Drive-In on Dec 14, 2009 at 4:05 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.

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richjr37 commented about El Capitan Theatre on Dec 6, 2009 at 11:30 am

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.

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richjr37 commented about Georgetown Dollar Movies on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:40 am

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

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richjr37 commented about Coldwater Crossing 14 Cinemas on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:36 am

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

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richjr37 commented about Coldwater Crossing 14 Cinemas on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:34 am

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

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richjr37 commented about Regency Village Theatre on Nov 18, 2009 at 9:40 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. :)

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richjr37 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

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

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richjr37 commented about Regency Village Theatre on Nov 15, 2009 at 11:04 pm

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

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richjr37 commented about Avenue Theatre on Nov 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

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

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richjr37 commented about Vermont Drive-In on Nov 14, 2009 at 11:57 am

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

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richjr37 commented about iPic Westwood on Nov 13, 2009 at 12:14 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.

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richjr37 commented about Airline Drive-In on Nov 12, 2009 at 6:10 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.

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richjr37 commented about Foothill Drive-In on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:48 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.

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richjr37 commented about 8th Street Playhouse on Nov 2, 2009 at 12:34 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.

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richjr37 commented about Lyric Theatre on Oct 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm

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.