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The Westwood was in my neighborhood, but our family mainly went to drive-ins. Two films I recall seeing there – Out Of Africa and Dragnet (1987). This theatre was so much better than the neighboring MacArthur Park 4.
Visited the former Apollo Twin theater on November 12, 2015. Currently the home of a furniture store, the old theatre’s lobby brought back memories, looking much as it did when I was the manager there in the mid-1980s. Not much else would give you a clue that it was a movie house in another time. But I’m glad the building is still in use. New pictures posted in the photo section.
Visited the former Heritage Plaza 5 on November 12, 2015, and met a couple members of the staff of People’s Church.tv. The church has done an impressive job of rehabilitating the theatre, utilizing four of the original five auditoriums for their weekly services. According to the staff, the church took over the building about three years ago. Two new pictures posted in the photo section.
We were fortunate to catch a Sunday matinee of the recent Vertigo 70mm screening while vacationing in San Francisco. The pre-movie pipe organ concert fully contributed to the “event” vibes that accompany a movie at the Castro.
New pictures of the Rialto in the photo section. The Rialto Video store, located next door, is also the theatre concession stand – I saw a couple folks go in just to buy soft drinks and popcorn! Apologies, accidentally loaded a Rialto photo in the Ranger Theater (Alva OK) page. Can an administrator for Cinema Treasures delete that picture?
New pictures in the photos section. Looks like a new paint job for the marquee between the 2007 photo and the 2015 shots.
Commonwealth Theatres operated this location until the 1990s, when I assume it was closed or let go by its new owners, United Artists Theaters.
Will the Sherman make it to its 90th birthday next August? New photos in the pictures section.
Glad to see this success story is still operating. New photo in the pictures section.
Too bad the Barron has been unable to join the digital age. And now the sidewalk in front of the house is torn up. New photos in the pictures section.
The Kingman continues to serve the residents of Kingman. New photos in the pictures section.
Nice to see working drive-in! New photos in the pictures section.
The “Renovate The State” project – aiming to raise funds for a restoration of the State Theater – is the marquee message this summer. Anyone out there from the area who can give us a progress report? New photos in the pictures section.
New pictures in the photo section.
Fascinating historical information about the former Rex Theatre available from the Louisville Library:
Beginning in August 2014, this location became part of the Cinebarre chain of restaurant/theaters. Auditorium count went down to 11 from the previous 12 rooms.
Typed in “Winter of 1996” when it is obviously – by the marquee – summer of that year.
With 38 AMC screens at two locations just a few miles south, there’s never a long wait at the Colony Square 12.
Caught one of the final theatrical showings of All Is Lost here on Thanksgiving evening – tiny room, but that didn’t matter once the show began. And I was thrown for a minute when I realized we were watching an actual 35mm print – scratches, dust and all – and not a digital presentation. That is old school!
Local Oklahoma City newspaper story about the Tower Theater:
My brothers and I – while staying in nearby Cascade on a family vacation – attended a showing of Dudley Moore’s dreadful comedy “Wholly Moses” at this tiny theatre circa 1980. My memories are dim, but the theatre seemed like a fairly new venue at the time.
Despite Landmark’s branding as an “art house” chain, the Olde Town’s bookings have remained resolutely mainstream. One constant since the theatre’s opening: the cool, giant-sized photos of early day Arvada in the lobby, a nice local touch!
The Boxoffice article references the long-gone Arvada Plaza theatre, in a dilapidated shopping center about five miles south of the former UA Coooper 6.