Comments from Mark_L

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Mark_L commented about King Arts Complex on May 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I taught at this school in the late ‘70’s. At that time, it was known as Garfield Elementary. My classroom was on the second floor just to the left of the white panels. I believe it closed as a school in 1981.

Mark_L commented about 2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series on May 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

For a $4 ticket price, this is great entertainment. The Ohio is one of the most beautiful theatres around and it is very nicely restored.

Clark Wilson’s silent movies are always a highlight of the series. This year he will be playing the Douglas Fairbanks'silent version of Robin Hood on July 12 & 13. If you are anywhere close to Central Ohio, this will be well worth attending.

Many of these movies are presented via blu-ray, not film and it is very difficult to get information from CAPA before the screening as to format.

Mark_L commented about In-Town Auto Theatre on May 4, 2012 at 4:55 am

The In-Town closed on 9/15/1975.

Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Cleve Theatre

Mark_L commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Is that 70mm?

Mark_L commented about Wexner Center for the Arts on Apr 27, 2012 at 8:40 am

Official website:

Film/Video @ Wexner Center for the Arts

Mark_L commented about Mill Run Movie Tavern 11 on Apr 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Formerly Cinemark Movies 12 which opened on 5/18/1990. Original theatre had 2 very well tuned THX rooms. This was the first theatre in the Columbus Area to be equipped with Digital Sound (DTS for Jurassic Park).

Mark_L commented about Wexner Center for the Arts on Apr 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

The Wexner Center for the Arts is a contemporary art museum located on the campus of The Ohio State University.

The theater is located on the lower level of the Wexner Center. They have an unusual set of projectors that can run 16mm-35mm-70mm. They also have a video projection unit. There is a full-time professional projectionist on-staff.

The programming here is very eclectic, ranging from classic cinema to experimental movies. Ticket prices are very reasonable.

In the summer, they have a very popular outdoor movie series, setting up a screen on the framework of the center.

This is one theatre that has no problem with people texting or talking on cell phones during the movie as there is no cell reception in the underground theatre.

Mark_L commented about Eastside Drive-In on Apr 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

There were 3 Columbus-area drive-in’s in Whitehall:

In-Town @ 3651 E. Main Eastside @ 3811 E. Main (Miles) East Main @ 4750 E. Main

Mark_L commented about Main Theatre on Apr 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Looks like a technology training program. Columbus Children’s Advocacy Program gives this information:

“Henkels & McCoy Community Success Center

Connects youth (in-school and out-of-school) and adults with free employment, training and educational programs in Franklin County. The center provides free walk-in job assistance on weekdays. Help includes access to computers and copiers for job searches, help writing a resume, access to job fairs and training opportunities, youth internship programs and practice with interviews.

1336 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205"
Mark_L commented about Dublin Drive-In on Apr 20, 2012 at 4:53 am

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Mark_L commented about Dublin Drive-In on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

Opening features were THE HAWAIIANS and THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN. Closed after the 1982 season.

Wendy’s Hamburger’s national headquarters now occupies this location.

Mark_L commented about Palace Theatre on Apr 16, 2012 at 5:03 am

This image is from the late ‘80’s. A sinkhole opened up during morning rush hour. The car at the bottom was a Mercedes Benz driven by an attorney. He was not injured. I worked downtown that summer and walked over to see it, but you really could not see anything from ground level. Things were patched up quickly.

Mark_L commented about Linden Air Drive-In on Apr 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Google maps too far north on this one. Should be located just north of the Oakland Park/Westerville Road (Rt. 3) intersection.

Mark_L commented about AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX on Apr 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

From looking at the AMC information on their website, they appear to have 2 types of service: CinemaSuites, which is 21 & over only with recliners, and Fork & Screen which is 18 & over with children accompanied by parent allowed.

This is a good location for this as they can easily control access to that entire wing of screens.

There is a LOT of construction going on at Easton right now. A huge new “flagship” Victoria’s Secret, and new Express and remodeling of the Brio restaurant are all ongoing, probably trying to get done by the summer shopping season.

Mark_L commented about Screens at the Continent on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Ron N., according to their website they are running current sub-run releases. (4/2/2012)

I was at this theatre some time ago on a Saturday evening and it was absolutely empty except for the special event I was attending. I’m really surprised that it stays open.

Mark_L commented about AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I was out at Easton today and it looks like there is a lot of construction going on at the theatre. The entire right hall of the theatre with 13 screens is being remodeled, leaving the left 13 screens and the four large middle screens (including the minImax) for regular screenings. Looking at the daily screening list they are running only on 17 screens at this time.

Mark_L commented about Hunt's Cinestage Theatre on Apr 1, 2012 at 5:47 am

Charles, it could have been any of them…the Ohio, Palace or the Cinestage. According to list on the Grand Cinerama, it did not play there.

SOUND OF MUSIC was not a current release by 1968 and any of these locations could have picked it up as a re-release.

For the record, the original Columbus run was at Northland.

Mark_L commented about Town & Country Cinema on Mar 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Opened 9/21/1966 with TORN CURTAIN. Matinee seats $.50.

Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Mar 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

One of the screens is a Rave XTreme screen. Presentation in that room was VERY good.

Mark_L commented about Cinema East on Mar 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Leon Seligson of Columbus, OH was the architect. Land was owned by Leon Schottenstein. Proposed building cost was $500,000.

Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

The Columbus Dispatch reported on this story on 3/3/2012:

“Studio 35, the venerable North Side movie theater, plans to close for as long as two months for renovations, starting on Friday.

The theater, 3055 Indianola Ave., will kick off the overhaul with a Friday party featuring free admission to Anchorman. The gathering will be its last scheduled event until a May 17 appearance by director Kevin Smith.

Co-owner Eric Brembeck said the theater will undergo an “overall refreshing,” including new paint and lighting. Bigger-ticket changes could include renovated bathrooms and a digital projection system, though those details have not been completed.

“We’re talking with the bank, seeing if it makes sense to do that,” he said. “It’s our objective to do that, but I haven’t signed any contracts yet.”

Since purchasing the theater in 2006, Brembeck and his partners have made several improvements to the 74-year-old venue, including new seats and a new heating and air-conditioning system. It’s now time for more, he said.

“The theater’s starting to show its age a little bit,” Brembeck said. “The idea is to enhance and improve the theater-going experience.”"

Mark_L commented about AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX on Mar 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

The Columbus Dispatch reported on 3/2/2012 that AMC is planning on opening a restaurant at this location. Perhaps it will be the “Fork and Screen” concept they have in place at some other AMC locations. It would be easy to convert one of the side halls with 13 screens to a concept like this, and still have 17 regular screens.

Mark_L commented about AMC Lennox Town Center 24 on Mar 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Bar coming to Lennox 24.

From the Columbus Dispatch, 3/2/12:

AMC Entertainment will open a bar at its Lennox Town Center theater this month.

The Kansas City-based movie-theater chain is also planning to open a restaurant at its Easton theater, though the opening date is not yet available.

AMC has added the “MacGuffins” bar concept to about 20 of its 347 theaters in the United States and Canada, said spokesman Ryan Noonan.

The Lennox Town Center location, which is near Grandview Heights, will have chairs and stools to provide customers with a place to meet before or after a show. Customers can also order drinks and take them into the auditoriums.

“It’s another opportunity for us to provide more options to guests,” Noonan said.

The company lists an Easton restaurant on the “coming soon” area of its website. No further information was provided.

Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Mar 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I wish them well on this upgrade. They work very hard to put on a good show and have developed a loyal following. I wonder if they are going digital?