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steelbeard1 commented about Programming downsides in Michigan town on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I noticed neither multiplex, which are across Wisner Street from each other, are in the Cinema Treasures database. So I added them.

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steelbeard1 commented about Programming downsides in Michigan town on Feb 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Correction, CSWalszak. While Carmike owns the Plaza 8, Goodrich Quality Theatres own the Jackson 10. When you typed GKC Jackson 10, that implied GKC Theatres which Carmike absorbed. So the two multiplexes compete with each other. Complain to the film studios and to Goodrich and Carmike. From what I understand, the two multiplexes are too close to each other to be playing the same movies at the same time. They should be competing with each other to get exclusive showing of movies.

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steelbeard1 commented about Imperial Theatre on Feb 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

An early photo of the original Imperial Theatre in Sarnia can be found at http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/3996298835_a8f8b15dfd.jpg

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steelbeard1 commented about Imperial Theatre on Feb 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Looking at the back facade, it looks as if the damage to the theatre itself was so severe that the theatre portion of the building was torn down, except for the lower parts of the outer side walls, as the two story front portion was extended outwards.

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steelbeard1 commented about Imperial Theatre on Feb 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

A photo of the tornade damage to the rear of the Imperial Theatre in 1953 can be found at http://www.flickriver.com/photos/34370769@N07/4914004651/#large

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steelbeard1 commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 11, 2012 at 1:53 am

Clarifying the architects of C. Howard Crane & Associates who designed the 1950 renovation of this theater, the architects from that firm who did the actual designs were Elmer Keihler and Dixon Kellogg. The original 1917 design was by Chicago architect “John W. Everson.” I wonder if that is a misspelling of the legendary theater architect John Eberson.

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steelbeard1 commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

C. Howard Crane & Associates was the architectural firm that designed the 1950 renovation of this theater.

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steelbeard1 commented about Elsie Theatre on Nov 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm

This theater only had one screen.

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steelbeard1 commented about Six movies kick off Riverside Film Festival on Nov 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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 5:23 pm

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 4:03 pm

@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 3:53 pm

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 2:45 pm

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 6:37 pm

A Norman’s store now occupies the site.

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steelbeard1 commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jul 31, 2011 at 4:04 am

The State Theatre took its place.

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

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 4:06 pm

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 3:29 pm

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 11:38 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 27, 2011 at 12:43 am

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 3:13 pm

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 6:51 pm

The Lyric Theatre became the State Theatre.

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steelbeard1 commented about Owosso Cinemas on Jun 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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 12:20 pm

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 6:33 pm

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.