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To Robert R. from 10/17/05: The Mid-Valley Twin was a seperate theater located in the Mid-Valley Mall accross town. It opened in 1967, twined in 1979 and closed in 1986, when United Artists built a multiplex, now known as “Showtime Cinemas”.
The last film shown here was “Semi-Tough” with Burt Reynolds in April of ‘78. I believe the theater was in really bad shape. A portion of the balcony had fallen one night? It did everything to survive in the 70’s-showed Blaxploitation, X-Rated films, karate flicks and mainstream movies. ABC Theaters operated this along with the Orange Plaza Mall Theater.The opening of this theater and the Orange Plaza Mall had a horrible effect on the downtown area.Think the Paramount lost their parking area to a bank at one time. Glad to see it’s still going strong.
Great theater- Stood in line with a bunch of friends in ‘98 or '99 for the re-release of “Gimmie Shelter”-awesome!
This is the rare cinema treasure. In addition to showing old films, they show original trailers for upcoming films. Loved going here in “95-‘97 when I was in College. My favorites were "Shaft”/“Shaft’s Big Score” and “The Exorcist” and “The Shining.” love their bi- monthly scedule advertisements.
Great pics hollywood 90038. Brought back memories. I lived off of La Brea near the theater in ‘95-'97 while attending Columbia College Film School, which used to be at 926 La Brea. Saw many great films here. Continued to attend when I moved to Burbank in “98, but left California in "01. The audience applauded several times during "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and it was fun seeing it there. They always had such a great variety of films-lot’s of indies inc. a great run of “Trainspotting” in '96.
This was a cool little multiplex. The staff was really friendly. I wrote to United Artists about this once and they sent me free passes. Couldn’t believe (being where it’s located) it closed. Did they close the AMC 8 Old Pasadena? I lived in Burbank, CA back in the 90’s and loved going to all the different theaters on Colorado-UA, AMC 8, The State, Colorado…now all people have is the same crappy multiplex every week…Yuck!
Glad to hear G.M.-good luck to you. Keep it alive-we’ve lost too much already-The State, Colorado, Esquire…
The State was a great little theater. I went in ‘99 before it closed along with the Colorado and Esquire. I went to see the Oscar winning German Film, “Character”. It’s sad it coulden’t be a theater again.
I saw “Yi Yi” here in November 2000, right before they were going to show “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”. It was a nice big theater, but awful run down and quite a few seats were broken. I guess they knew for some time it was on it’s way out. What really broke my heart during this time was the closing of the State theater, located up further towards old town. They also showed art house fare.
The Esquire and Colorado did close due to the Laemmle 7-let’s not forget the closing of the wonderful State Theatre as well. I saw one of the last movies shown at the Colorado in November of 2000- “Yi Yi”, then they were showing “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” through christmas, and that was it. The theater was in awful bad shape when I went, they must have known for some time it was going. A good amount of seats were broken. Never went to the Esquire.
I have many fond memories of the Wonderland 4 when i was a child because my parents always took us to a movie here after going to dutch Wonderland. Saw all the cool 80’s flicks here like “Gremlins” and “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.” I attended the Eden once- it was o.k., the staff was friendly. When did the Wonderland 4 and Eden actually close? I rode by once in August of 1994 and took pictures-The Wonderland had “The Mask”, “Natural Born Killers”, “Clear And Present Danger” and “Trial By Jury.” I take my family to Dutch Wonderland now and it’s just not the same not seeing the marquee out there on 30 anymore, or being able to take my kids. It’s so built up now-I remember a time when it was Dutch Wonderland, Howard Johnson’s and Denny’s out there- the few hotels 0n 30 would fill up and my Dad would drive up to denver looking for a room, in our beat up matador!
longislandmovies-the Senator had a successful four week run of “300”,from March 9 to April 5, then moved it to it’s sister theatre-the Rotunda Cinematheque, for two more weeks. This is an awesome theatre, and the last of it’s kind for our area here in Baltimore- a city that only possesses two other movie theaters in it’s central limits- the above mentioned Rotunda and the Charles.
The Hanover theater sits abandoned and neglected. It’s beautiful marquee falling apart. I heard it’s all gutted out inside and was once an antique shop and or used for antiques storage. It’s got an awesome box office out front. Don’t know when it closed-maybe around ‘81/82. Such a shame-the town is really booming.
James, I rode through Dallastown this past weekend. It’s great to see the theater open again and it looks great. I want to come up some night and check out a movie. With all the theaters closing, this is a nice change of pace. Best Wishes,
Michael, I will be interested in getting a copy.
This theater stayed a Jerry Lewis Twin until 1973-then became Monteco Twin Cinema, named after it’s location within the Monticello East Plaza. It was unique because Twin One always had some big movie straight out of L.A. and N.Y.C. like “The Sting”, before any other theaters in New York State. They also showed Foreign Films and classics. Twin Two showed porn, but the better stuff. The theater was last called Apollo Mall Twin when the shopping center became Apollo Mall Oulets. It closed in the summer of 1986, a shame because it was one of the better theaters in Sullivan County.
The Windsor theater opened around 1964. Located in a small shopping center. It was twined in 1977 and closed in 1987 when a multiplex opened in nearby Newburgh. It was also known as an ABC theater and under Cate Enterprises. They played alot of blockbuster Hollywood Films here.
What a dam shame-I hope it’s saved. I attended this theater and took photos back in 2002. It was beautiful inside and that marque is awesome.
The Squire Cinema was located in a small shopping center in New Windsor-just outside of Newburgh. It had a great marque out front and a very large auditorium. It opened in 1965 and twined in 1979, closed in 1986 when a multiplex opened in Newburgh near the mall on Union Avenue.
This theater opened around 1968/1969 as a single screen theater. General Cinema took it over and twined it in November of 1972 with “Dumbo” / “You’ll Like My Mother”. It was cut up into four screens in 1988, and later when the shopping center was remodled, a new front was added and it was connected onto the shopping center, on rt.42 The better looking and nicer theater in Monticello was the Jerry Lewis Twin, later called the Monteco Mall Twin, this was off of Rt. 17 Twin one showed mainstream and foreign films in the 70’s and twin 2 showed porn-some of the better stuff-Gerrard Damiano and hits straight out of N.Y.C. It closed in 1986.
Time Out New York Magazine (March 29-April 4, 2007) has put a great issue out on Grindhouse. Some good pictures of The Times Square Theaters. More on their web sight at timeoutnewyork.com
Does anyone have any photos of this theater when it was Cinema 1 and 2-in the 70’s. Would like to see some.
Where was this theater and when did it close? Don’t remember it. I lived in California from 1995-2001.
Nice little theater- lived near it once. Have photos of it-it’s still standing untouched from when it showed movies.