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steelbeard1 commented about Six movies kick off Riverside Film Festival on Nov 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

The beautifully restored Temple Theatre is a great venue for this festival. They also have the mighty Barton organ.

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steelbeard1 commented about Kenwood Drive-In on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

There is a news report about the status of this drive-in at http://www.wlky.com/r-slideshow/28908282/detail.html?taf=lou

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steelbeard1 commented about Miracle Twin Drive-In on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:03 am

@lexmarks567: The two remaining NA indoor multiplexes they were still operating in Michigan were sold to Rave Motion Pictures. A former NA cinema they were leasing in Courtland Center in Burton was reopened by Owosso-based NCG Cinemas. The former Showcase Cinemas East is also listed for sale and the former Cinema 10 which they leased in Flint Township is boarded up.

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steelbeard1 commented about Miracle Twin Drive-In on Aug 19, 2011 at 7:53 am

The above real estate listing shows that the listed price for this former drive-in has been reduced to $1.6 million.

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steelbeard1 commented about Archive photo of Mall of Memphis marquee on Aug 17, 2011 at 6:45 am

That is the former Mall of Memphis Cinema which was operated by General Cinemas. Info at http://www.mallofmemphis.org/Main/Cinema It opened in 1981 and closed when this mall closed in the late 1990s. The mall has since been torn down.

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steelbeard1 commented about M-53 Drive-In on Aug 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

A Norman’s store now occupies the site.

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steelbeard1 commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jul 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

The State Theatre took its place.

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steelbeard1 commented about Getty 4 Drive-In on Jul 18, 2011 at 8:16 am

Jack Loeks Theatres also operates the Celebration! Cinemas chain of megaplexes in western Michigan.

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steelbeard1 commented about A Salute to the Still Operating US 23 DI in Flint, MI on Jul 12, 2011 at 8:06 am

Thanks, TLSLOEWS. As there was no link to Part 2, I just uploaded it. Hope you like that as well.

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steelbeard1 commented about New US 23 Drive-In on Jul 11, 2011 at 7:29 am

Cinema Treasures has uploaded a TV commercial for this drive in. http://cinematreasures.org/video/us-23-drive-in-theater

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steelbeard1 commented about Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 Opens! on Jun 29, 2011 at 3:38 am

Now will they advertise in print media? They don’t do that for their Rave Cinemas in Flint, MI.

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steelbeard1 commented about Flint West 14 on Jun 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

At this writing, this cinema still has the old Showcase Cinemas signage with the word “Showcase” either covered over or removed.

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steelbeard1 commented about Joseph H. Lebowsky Center on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:13 am

As part of the theater’s restoration, the OCP agreed to retain the red tiles and the 1950s marquee because that is part of the facade’s history.

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steelbeard1 commented about Lyric Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

The Lyric Theatre became the State Theatre.

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steelbeard1 commented about Owosso Cinemas on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:46 am

This was the first theater which began the NCG Cinemas chain and is still operated by NCG.

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steelbeard1 commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on Jun 14, 2011 at 4:20 am

When the theater opened in 1969, its entrance was very plain looking with just a channel letter sign above the entrance saying “Mall Theatre.” Before Silver Cinemas reopened it in 1998, they also revamped the entrance adding the nice tile work and the marquee over the entrance.

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steelbeard1 commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

The original operator of this cinema was the United Detroit Theatres unit of ABC Theatres. When ABC exited the theater business, Plitt Theatres took over. Plitt sold it to National Amusements before it first closed in the mid-1980s.

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steelbeard1 commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on Jun 10, 2011 at 4:10 am

According to http://burtonview.mihomepaper.com/news/2011-05-19/News/NCG_Movies_to_reopen_Courtland_Cinemas_this_Friday.html this cinema was expanded and renovated in 1998 by the Silver Cinemas chain and renamed Silver Cinemas which added four additional screens and renovated the two existing screens with stadium seating, reclining seats and cupholders. National Amusements bought it just months later and renamed the theater back to Courtland Cinemas.

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steelbeard1 commented about Sceen Drive-In on Jun 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

The drive-in site is now a golf driving range. The screen tower is still standing with green siding on all sides.

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steelbeard1 commented about State Theatre on Jun 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

Actually, it is the rear facade facing Brush Alley that is still standing. Most of the building was torn down when it was converted to retail use. It is now a thriving restaurant called Blackstone’s Pub and Grill utilizing the old sign when it was Blackstone’s clothing store.

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steelbeard1 commented about Rialto Theatre on Jun 1, 2011 at 10:29 am

Actually, the Rialto was the second name the theater had. It was renamed the Royal in the early 1960s which showed art house films which evolved into grindhouse films and finally porn.

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steelbeard1 commented about North Flint Drive-In on May 31, 2011 at 11:01 am

A photo showing wrecked cars in the foreground and the North Flint Drive-in in the background is at http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/gallery?section=weather/photos&id=7472259&photo=8

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steelbeard1 commented about Clio Square Cinema on May 31, 2011 at 9:53 am

After this cinema closed, NCG moved equipment from this cinema to the recently reopened Courtland Cinemas in Burton.

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steelbeard1 commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on May 31, 2011 at 9:51 am

NCG did a nice job in getting this cinema going again. All screens are digital with stadium seating and they moved equipment from the Clio Cinemas which they recently closed into this cinema.

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steelbeard1 commented about Showcase Cinemas Flint East on May 31, 2011 at 9:49 am

To be competitive, this cinema needs a major overhaul. It may be cheaper to tear it down and start over. NCG chose to reopen the nearby 6-screen Courtland Cinemas because it was the right size and didn’t need much work before reopening.