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Video tour of the Moorlyn
Thanks for that Gary.
I was able to get to Coronet a few times during my visits. One of the theatres I miss so in San Francisco.
Some thirty six years ago, “Star Wars” was playing to record crowds here.
The SF Chronicle has some great photos and older ads commerating this..
With the selling off of the Moorlyn and Strand in Ocean City and demolition of the Beach in Cape May- this remains the only seashore theatre owned by the Franks.
Reason being says Bruce Frank “That’s just because nobody’s bought it yet"
the Strand re-opens for Memorial Day weekend 2013, with 2 of its 5 showrooms having digital projection.
The other 3 showrooms will not open this summer due to damage from Sandy.
Article with new ownership being featured here
The Moorlyn is back, complete with the Art Deco marquee as featured in the video attached with this article from the Atlantic City Press.
All 4 of the Moorlyn screens will be functional for the Memorial Day weekend 2013, digital projectors and being fitted for multi-purpose use.
Yankee Stadium is 6 miles away. I guess that qualifies as close
As per Fandango, this complex should be titled
“Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX ”
Update on here. Visited on 5/18/13 to see the new Star Trek on a “real” IMAX screen.
Couple notes, even though it was full screen IMAX, the movie was shown digitally- but you could still appreciate the segments Abrams shot particularly for IMAX.
Crowd where light (first showing I attended) was amazingly well behaved and enjoyed the movie. Pre-show (Regal First Look/CommercialRama) was shown full screen on the IMAX.
This theater closed in the 1990’s
why still listed as open?
Thanks so much for the photos, especially the marquee shot. Might be my 2nd favourite one of the Stanford’s fare. (The first being from an Olsen and Johnson movie playing there)
Demolition date 5/8/13
Enjoy that giant soda! Another thing you can’t do in Manhattan!
Yup, it is closed. The website now goes to a splash page for something called “G-string Horror”, a ‘horror’ movie with ties to that theatre and also the “ghosts” alleged to be there in.
I too hope it’s able to find some new life- as a theatre.
Might it be time for the Alamo Drafthouse people to start looking at a 2nd location for San Francisco? This location being right in the thick of downtown would be perfect than the Mission location of the proposed venue and light a fire under the Metreon and Van Ness.
Only if someone out there knew someone with that company. Maybe next time some photos?
Thanks Tinseltoes, but wasn’t that what I had posted up earlier, just on a different site?
Anyway, the plans for the renovation have been approved.
a half cent price increase seems a bit strange. How does that work out really?
Plans for the renovations go before the commission this week…
“The proposed renovation of the Alexandria Theatre and construction of a mixed-use building on the theater’s adjacent parking lot is up for approval this week with a design that has been changed from "modern/contemporary” to “Spanish/Mediterranean.”
Renovations to the Alexandria Theatre include its conversion from a three-screen theatre to a 221-seat single-screen theatre, the creation of new retail spaces on the ground floor, and a 7,000 square foot restaurant space on the second floor"
Artist’s rendering photos and other info can be found below…
The man’s last name is “Letterman”. With his first name being “David”, having a gay porn theatre bearing that name close to where you’re doing the show would be a good thing.
Have the authorities been contacted?
Thanks Joe, but I think you’re about 30 blocks off!
so is it for just this theater or for all of the AMC?
Again, your lack of linkage and citing sources is confusing.
Please in the future, show your work.
google it and find out.
umm, ok- so the link to that NJ.com article about this is where please?
The movies featured in the ads above were actually for the Woodhaven 4, not the theatre that this page is for.
Made yet another visit to AMC Woodhaven on Sunday (4/7/13) for a showing of “Evil Dead” – I really enjoyed it. It was on film.
Few things about this place. There was an issue with the computer system that morning, they held up the start of the movie to be sure those folks ( and it was quite a few) didn’t miss the movie or miss out on a trip to the concession stand.
For it being a violent horror movie, the crowd was quite well behaved. Couple of things stood out to me.
One, during the movie a patron (young man) got up and actually left the theatre to take a call
Second, during the movie, an AMC staffer came into to be sure things were well. They were.
AMC should be embarrassed to have their name on this third world complex. I attended a morning presentation of “Jurassic Park” in Digital IMAX 3D on 4.6.13
I’ve got no idea where to begin on how appalling the conditions there are or how misbehaved the patrons are.
Starting with the ticket girl having her back to people entering so she can do busy work, to both registers not cooperating with cards holding up concession lines. The red circle logo morphing into various expressions being stuck in an endless loop because the computer to start the show misfired. No “warning” to put on your 3D glasses. No messages about keeping it down during the show. Not that this mattered as I was physically threatened twice by patrons when I politely requested that they put the phone away. Elevators that take you to a different part of the complex because the 2nd floor bathrooms are locked.
Then the main floor bathrooms are in the most deplorable conditions. Graffiti, names scratched into walls and urinals. When I needed to use those bathrooms, one of the workers decided to put the 3D glasses recycle bin right in the way of the doors. How about whenever anyone gets up to use the rest room the door opens up and then the bottom right hand corner of the screen gets bright.
I attended a 10am screening. I can’t even wrap my head around what this bleephole is like in the evening. Unfortunately due to my schedule today, I had to go to this one to see the movie I have been waiting to see again for years. Tell ya folks, avoid this place at all costs. Yes, I’ve contacted AMC corporate about my displeasure.
Needless to say, I’ll never be back here again. I’d rather miss a movie than put up with that nonsense again.