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On the page for the Warnor Theatre down the street, someone said the Colony remained open till 1964, as did the Florida. Any further information at all on three three theaters will be greatly appreciated.
I hope I’ve positioned the street view accurately. Don’t have any photos yet. The theaters were just to the south of the (then) South Bay Galleria Mall, which is what I remember it being called in the 1980s.
The map shows this in the wrong location. It’s located farther south toward North Eastham, a little south of Gill Road and across the highway from Village Lane.
The Wellfleet is a fabulous drive-in…in fact, a complete drive-in and cinema complex to die for. I’ll post more later, including pictures.
Saw this location pinned on the map and it triggered a memory. In 1972 or 1973 I saw “Gaslight” and “North by Northwest” as a double feature at the Fine Arts in Beverly Hills. Soon thereafter I saw an ad for the same pairing of these films in Hollywood, at a theater I wasn’t familiar with. It turned out to be a storefront type of thing with 16mm projection, just a little west of the Chinese. Could that be this place?
“a corporation think outside the box…” ?
Oh damn, I just woke up.
I would also respectfully request that people take the time to thoughtfully select from their photo collections, and try to refrain from uploading multiple shots that are so nearly identical as to be redundant. I feel as though I’ve been seeing more instances of this over the past few weeks.
It’s a common hazard of the digital photo age, to be sure. We all have folders and folders containing hundreds or thousands more photos than we ever would have accumulated in the film era. And being able to take more is all for the good. But let’s take a little more care here on Cinema Treasures than the average kid might, for instance, on their social networking site, and not just throw entire folders of photos onto each theater’s page. It’s my feeling that in so doing, our collection here will be all the more elegant and valuable.
Well I’ll be damned. Go ahead and laugh, but I lived in L.A. for 17 years and ate in Canter’s a number of times without ever knowing it had been a theater. But now I do, thanks to the latest photo upload. Amazing.
Fantastic job, as always. And congratulations to one of the more delightful films ever.
I lived in Cleveland from 1968-1972 and I’m trying to identify what I remember as the large suburban theater adjacent to, or part of, Eastgate Shopping Center, where I believe I saw “Patton” and “The Godfather” when new, and a “Lawrence of Arabia” re-release (even though I don’t find a re-release listed for those years on IMDb). Back then, of course, it would have been a single screen (perhaps a twin, but I remember it as one large screen). No idea what it was called then, but is this the location?
Same here, from across the continent. And it still kills me that I lost my Instamatic snapshot of the “Exorcist” window on the east side of the building.
That worked, thanks!
I know I have much to learn when it comes to managing images. These have been displaying correctly everywhere but here—but sure enough, Photoshop Elements opened them up in the “wrong” orientation, so I rotated and resaved. Thanks again for the tip.
I’m having trouble with a few of my shots that insist on changing to an incorrect orientation when uploaded to the site — rotating both from “portrait”-to-“landscape” and vice versa — so I’ve had to abandon those few for now. Other than that, the new photo functionality here is fantastic. Thanks and congratulations again on the best site redesign ever.
First of all, I have to say that this is probably the greatest website renovation EVER. No joke. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Of course, as others have said, the new photo capabilities must be considered a leading asset.
And this is where I have one question: You mention that you eventually hope to support the rotating of photos, but that we must do it ourselves — before uploading — for now. That’s fine, except that in one set of photos I uploaded this morning, three of them appeared in incorrect orientation, but they were already correct on my end, and appeared correct when uploaded to my own web page in the past.
Any words of advice on this point will be greatly appreciated. And thanks again for everything!!
No kidding. Unfortunately, I can’t get away during that time. If I could, I’d combine it with a couple of other stops I need to make along the way, and drive over from Connecticut to take in some of that. It looks absolutely tremendous.
Very interesting. Thanks for posting that.
Funny, though, the article only makes reference to film having been on platters.
(The word is morale.)
I was startled by my first glance at the headline, but this sounds like very good news indeed. I can only wish I had a theater like the Drexel in my area — I’d be there all the time, and that is no joke. I left a comment on the Dispatch web site, and would encourage others to show support to the folks in Columbus by doing the same.
I was just watching a bad DVD transfer of a 1962 film “The Devil’s Hand”, and in one location shot near the end you can see the PICFAIR marquee in the background. I’d lived in L.A. during the ‘70s and '80s and remembered the name Picfair, but I didn’t recall whether I knew it as the name of a theater, a neighborhood, or whatever. If I had the means to grab a frame of that shot, I’d post it, but at the moment I don’t. If you’re watching the film, it’s just a minute or two before the end.
It looks like they’ve been doing this type of thing for a while. From elsewhere on the Hollywood Bowl site:
In the summer of 1993, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra recorded its first motion picture soundtrack for MGM’s That’s Entertainment III. Since its inception, the HBO has been committed to restoring and performing lost or neglected film scores. Examples of the Orchestra’s major restoration projects include Max Steiner’s theme to Gone With the Wind, the “Dream Ballet” sequence from Oklahoma!, and the “Born in a Trunk” sequence from the 1954 production of A Star is Born.
Performing music often heard only in its recorded form, the Orchestra has brought works from the silver screen to life. Annual “Movie Night” concerts, in which the Orchestra plays the scores live in synch with film clips projected on the Bowl’s gigantic screen – with HD capabilities – have featured some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Recent years have featured collaborations with major motion picture studios: Twentieth-Century Fox, Warner Bros., Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures.
Yes, I think you’re right. That really has to be the case.
Okay, the one thing I’d find compelling about it, if I were on the correct coast and could attend, is hearing the actual film orchestrations played live — IF that’s what they’ll be playing from. And I think it would be a pretty sizable task to “arrange” the published stage version to match the film. Have to find out more about this.
I don’t get it. Are they showing the whole film and playing along with the soundtrack, “under” the singing (but along with the studio orchestra)? Are they showing selected scenes, with no sound, and playing along with that? (Maybe the purely instrumental parts — Prologue, Dance at the Gym, etc.?) None of the above? I can’t imagine it being anything but a circus act, but I’m happy to hear about the restoration.
Beautiful. What everyone else said. Well done.
I missed that the Fine Arts had closed! That’s terrible to hear!