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Coate commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:53 am

“Rocky” opened its world premiere engagement here (Cinema II) thirty-five years ago today.

Cinema II had an NYC area exclusive on “Rocky” for the first three weeks of its release.

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Coate commented about UA Cinema 150 on Nov 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Rivoli157/POMOVIE2: “Hello, Dolly!” opened at the UA Cinema 150 on March 26, 1970.

http://www.fromscripttodvd.com/70mm_in_new_york_1969.htm

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Coate commented about Springs 3 Theatre on Nov 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm

“A number of published sources I’ve seen, including Douglas Gomery’s 1992 book “Shared Pleasures: A History of Movie Presentation in the United States” say that Henry Plitt sold his theater circuit to Cineplex Odeon in 1985, not 1987.”

The sale was made in 1985, but the name change didn’t take effect until later. Some of the theaters involved in the sale kept using the Plitt name as late as 1988.

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Coate commented about Bellair Cinema I & II on Oct 29, 2011 at 7:39 pm

“Went under the AMC banner in 1983.”

The correct year when AMC took over operations was 1982.

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Coate commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

What’s with all the commotion, Tinseltoes, over the “Ben-Hur” link? I posted the link on this page in my Oct. 8th comment. As well, the link is permanently positioned in the right margin of this page under “News About This Theater.”

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Coate commented about West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I would like to mention to any interested parties that I had prepared and submitted a 50th anniversary tribute article for “West Side Story” for posting in today’s news section to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film’s world premiere at the Rivoli. I have no idea why the CT folks have chosen not to post it.

So, Ross, Patrick, Zoldessy… What happened???

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Coate commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I would like to mention to any interested parties that I had prepared and submitted a 50th anniversary tribute article for “West Side Story” for posting in today’s news section to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film’s world premiere at the Rivoli. I have no idea why the CT folks have chosen not to post it.

Ross, Patrick, Zoldessy… What happened???

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Coate commented about Macon Mall Quad on Oct 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm

The Macon Mall Quad opened on July 15, 1977. The debut bookings were “Star Wars,” “The Other Side of Midnight,” “Greased Lightning,” and “New York, New York.”

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Coate commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

David, have you considered posting your account on the Happy 50th, Ben-Hur page?

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Coate commented about Ambassador Theatre on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm

“In 1960, the Cinerama, the first major theater built since the Fox Theatre in 1928, went up at 4218 Lindell…”

That theater opened in 1963, not 1960.

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Coate commented about Pacific Sherman Oaks 5 on Aug 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

The theater in the Galleria that was featured in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” was run by Pacific, not AMC.

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Coate commented about Terrace Theatres 1 & 2 on Aug 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Opened in ‘69, not '68.

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Coate commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:28 am

William Dakota… The Egyptian wasn’t the only California theater to play “Ben-Hur” as a roadshow. It also played in San Francisco (Coronet, 75 weeks) and San Diego (Capri, 49 weeks). And the Egyptian run didn’t play “nearly a year”; it actually played 98 weeks, a few weeks shy of two years.

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Coate commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

“Bambi” at Radio City Music Hall was the American Premiere, not the World Premiere, as the film had premiered in the United Kingdom about a week earlier.

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Coate commented about Valley Plaza 6 on Jul 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Yes, Chris. (This is one of numerous reasons why I don’t think the chain ought to be considered a part of a theater name, but what do you expect when you have hundreds of contributors and no consistency in the editing of the site.) The opening year in the intro needs to be corrected, as well.

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Coate commented about Fontana 6 Theatres on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

This theater had a 24-week run of “Star Wars” during 1977-78. It was a moveover from Southroads Mall (where it had run 25 weeks), for a total Tulsa run of 49 weeks.

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Coate commented about Redding 4 on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

“The name of the theater on this header should be “Reding” with a single R.”

I think you meant to write that the header should be updated to read “Reding” with a single “D”.

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Coate commented about Kirkwood Cinema on Jul 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm

“ Arthur Theatres took over the operations in 1961 and completely remodeled it and it became the Kirkwood Cinema.” (Chuck Van Bibber)

“Name changed to Kirkwood Cinema in June 1968.” (JAlex)

So which is it? 1961 or 1968?

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Coate commented about Natchez Mall 4 on Jul 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

“Opened in 1985”

Wrong again, Chuck. This theater opened several years before 1985.

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Coate commented about AMC Town & Country on Jul 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

“This was the first multiplex theater in Arizona featuring 6 theaters by AMC and the was opened in 1971”

Wrong on both claims. The AMC Town & Country 6 actually opened in 1976. It was not the first multiplex in Arizona.

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Coate commented about Cache 8 on Jul 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

“The Cache 8 opened in 2000”

There was a Cache in Lawton during the late 1980s. Same place? If so, then it opened a lot earlier than 2000.

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Coate commented about Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel on Jul 6, 2011 at 2:51 pm

The opening date was 6/23/89, not 6/13/89.

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Coate commented about GC Four Seasons Mall Cinemas I-IV on Jul 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

The article mentioned in the comment above is Happy 30th, Raiders of the Lost Ark .

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Coate commented about Loma Theatre on Jul 1, 2011 at 10:26 am

“Internet Movie Database gives a March 1965 world premiere date of 29 March 1965 for Sound of Music (but it may not have opened immediately in San Diego)”

March 29, 1965, is not the correct date for the world premiere (in New York) or the opening in San Diego. (March 29th is when the film premiered in London.) The world premiere of “The Sound of Music” was actually held on March 2nd. The San Diego premiere was held four weeks later on March 31st.

The IMDB…sigh… Great for actors and which films they starred in, but not very reliable for things like release dates or technical data. For more insight on “Sound of Music” release dates and its exhibition history, please see my article, Happy 45th, The Sound of Music

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Coate commented about Showcase 5 on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Chuck… Considering you just called me a jerk, I’d say it’s you who needs to take a peek at the guidelines.

At the time I posted my first comment on this page there were two comments. Why else would I use the word “guys” (plural)??? If you didn’t delete it then someone on the CT staff (trying to protect you) did. At any rate, I fail to see anything negative about wanting information to be correct. If you don’t wish for your errors to be pointed out, then do a better job with your research.