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Such a sad ending, I would love to see a picture there. If anyone is in NYC, please take a camera and take pictures outside, and if possible, inside. :)
Ill look for my pics of the marquee.
YES, Jim was the main manager, I couldnt remember his name, but then again it was him, :) and under Jim was Lori and Dewayne.
I live in Kalamazoo, I have pics of most of the theatres around here. Got a couple drive ins also. ill get busy later today and start scanning.
Be Supreme >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
My first job in Hollywood in 1981.
Nice theatre, also before going porn, it had also been run by General Cinema, there was boxes and boxes of envelopes behind the screen, I still have some.
Premiered Pacific Coast Highway / Class of 84. Wanted with the God of porn, Al Parker. He was present got to meet him, he was such a great guy. Met some other stars too. Big spot lights just like a big Hollywood premiere, only for a gay porn film. :)
Monroe Beehler was the owner, and old man Woody( manager if you can say that) sat at the concession stand puffing on packs and packs of Marlboro lights. I was the cashier and had a stand alone box office out on the sidewalk under the marquee. Later i was day manager concession and projectionest. It at this time was run under King theatres, a private ownership. They also had a theatre in SFO.
The theatre ran films in 16mm, but were scoped out to fill a wide screen, so imagine seeing a hot, steamy, sexy porn in a wide- screen format. pretty wild !!!!!
I often think of the people I worked with, Greg Cervantez, Bruce, James, and sometimes fill in, Rob Alexander, and Steve Koppe. It has been over 20 years now, I’m still standing, and I hope they are too. They have never been forgotten, the laughs, the fun, the buzz, always in my heart, Century Theatre.
I think i have a few pictures of the marquee, ill look for them and post them here.
My first job was at this theatre in 1980.It had already been split into a 3 screen by then. It was run by General Cinema. No Dolby Stereo,plane auditoruims,and crappy screens. this was one of 2 ‘arm pit’ theatres in Kalamazoo.( Eastowne 5 was the other)
Some of the pictures that ran while I was there : Friday the 13th ( pt, 1 !!), Xanadu, the Shining, Fame, Coal Miners Daughter, Blue Lagoon, The Nude Bomb,( a Maxwell Smart Get Smart for the big screen)
it was a bomb. Herbie Goes Bananas, re release of 101 Dalmations.
I have some pictures, ill scan them and post them here. Really not much to see, LOL.
I have some interior and exterior pictures of the STATE. Ill dig them out and scan them in. They were taken in 1998.
I saw many a triple feature in this dirty semi-unsafe place. I lived in LA in 81, my friend MELVY was a cashier here, her mother CONNIE was the manager of the VOGUE. I got a job at the HOLLY with a good word from MELVY and SHELLY WILSON (Holly employee who was running Claigulia at this time) Miss them, HI, GIRLS, Ive never forgotten you !!! love always Brad,
I would LOVE to come back to LA and be a part of helping restore these wonderful Palaces of the Dark.
I lived in LA in 81, worked down the street at the HOLLY CINEMA, saw many movies at the PACIFIC, only I was not fond of the balcony theatres, small and the picture were not centered properly, but bottom, main theatre was a nice large screen. I always wanted to look under the red drapery, because the rest of the theatre was in its ornate state and wanted to see that main room.
I worked at the Holly Cinema across the street in 1981, The Fox, closed for about 2 weeks and did a re model, they put blue track lights in the floor down the isles, i think new seats also, improved Dolby and I think also 70 mm. I saw a movie there before it was remodled. After , when I worked at the HOLLY, I went over to see ARTHUR, decent sized theatre 2 isles, no balcony. decent remodel. ( it was just a freshner, new carpet etc, nothing major).
I was in LA July 2001, and it was boarded up,and marquee dark.
Strange how you can still hear the ghosts of the films that played there.
I worked here just as Caligulia was ending its run. My managers were Lori Ham and Dewayne Stickney. I remember the projectionest crazy Steve too, I think he ran Caligulia too many times. :)
After Caligulia, we had, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Private Lessions, Escape From NY, Looker, The Night The LIghts Went Out In Gerogia,( there is a big Oscar picture ,LOL) For Your Eyes Only, to name a few, This theatre was a second run double feature house. It was ran by SRO, ( standing room only LOL !!!!!)
I think it sat approx. 450. The films came to us after opening in a first run house, and before it went to the VINE or the WORLD.
Those were the days , sure do miss them.
I was in Hollywood in July 2001, I could only find the space by address only, It has no recognizeable attractions to it today. It was a crappy little store that had 3 pairs of shoes in the window and a couple of cheap thongs on a rack in side for sale. Sad sad end to a fun theatre, even tho small. But the Egyptian 2 and 3 behind the Egypatian, were the smallest on the Boulevard.