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Trolleyguy commented about Amuse U Theatre on May 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I think it would be safe to list status as “demolished.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Marcus Point UltraScreen Cinemas on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 pm

This theater has been recently remodeled with a new ticket counter, concession stand, and fresh carpeting.

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Trolleyguy commented about Camelot Theatre on May 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

This place seems to be closed. The website link takes you to a Facebook page with no listings. The phone is disconnected.

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Trolleyguy commented about Varsity Theatre on May 4, 2013 at 12:32 am

If the Google view is accurate, this theater building is now long gone.

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Trolleyguy commented about Reconstruction of the Lebowsky Center's interior is finally underway on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:02 am

The above referenced news link requires a subscription to be read.

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Trolleyguy commented about Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts on Apr 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

The tall blade sign of this theater is prominently featured in the opening scenes of the 2009 film “In the Electric Mist.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Olympic Theatre on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

It seems to me that 1890 is too early for a film to be shown. From the description, “A Summer’s Dream” was most likely a live play.

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Trolleyguy commented about Silver Cinema Market Square on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I saw “Lincoln” here today. Excellent film, good presentation, but a whole mess of platter scratches on the print. Talking to the staff, they said digital projection should be installed later this year. He seemed to think there would be no difficulty in financing the transition because they were owned by a larger corporation which had the resources.

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Trolleyguy commented about Eastgate Cinemas on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm

My wife and I went to this theater last night and had a very pleasant surprise. Prior to the movie’s starting, a live announcement came on. It was the manager advising everyone not to use cell phones, smart phones, etc. during the movie. He said that if this happened, the offenders would be removed. He added that during the movie, an usher would be observing for any infractions of this rule. Of course, everyone applauded this.

Sure enough, a very tall and wide-shouldered young man in an usher’s uniform occasionally came in and stood quietly at the back of the auditorium.

I’m not sure if this is a general policy of Marcus Theaters or just in effect at this complex. Most welcome, for sure.

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Trolleyguy commented about Going to the movies has changed for the better since '80s on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Definitely much better today. Stadium seating, comfortable seats, wider range of options at the concession stand. All vast improvements over the shoebox auditoriums of the 80’s or the old theaters with a wall down the middle to add additional screens.

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Trolleyguy commented about Towne Cinema on Mar 13, 2013 at 11:13 pm

The local TV station in Madison today had a report about how the Towne was struggling to convert to digital projection. There were some shots in the projection booth of the platter system in operation.

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Trolleyguy commented about Durand Theatre on Feb 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Theater is now closed according to the website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Paris Theatre on Feb 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

If the address is correct, it appears that the theater building has been replaced by new construction. Status should be demolished.

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio Theatre on Jan 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm

The digital projector has been in since November. Check the website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Powder Springs Ten on Jan 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Status should be changed to Open. Now operating as NCG Marietta Cinemas. Here’s the website: http://www.ncgmovies.com/marietta/

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Trolleyguy commented about Prairie Theater on Dec 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

From the listings on the website and the pictures on the marquee, this theater seems to be a twin screen.

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Trolleyguy commented about Hurlock Theatre on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

According to Box Office magazine, the theater was reopened in 1959. http://www.boxoffice.com/the_vault/issue_page?issue_id=1959-5-4&page_no=35#page_start

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Trolleyguy commented about Albion Cinemas on Nov 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

The Big Cinemas Fremont 7 in Fremont California has 1339 seats, making it possibly the largest Bollywood theater in North America.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5236

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Trolleyguy commented about Boliver Cinema 5 on Nov 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

This is now the B&B Bolivar Cinema 5. Status should be 5 screens.

A man was recently arrested for planning a massacre at this theater like the one at the Century Aurora 16 in Colorado.

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Trolleyguy commented about Grand Cinemas 1 & 2 on Nov 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

The marquee is now lit up at night, bringing a splash of color to the downtown scene. I’ve added a picture of the ticket booth, which has someone in it during the day to distribute literature to tourists.

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Trolleyguy commented about Michigan Theater on Oct 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm

The Michigan is prominently featured in the climatic fight scene in the recently released film “Alex Cross.” There are shots in the balcony area and above the ceiling. How authentic those are is questionable because damage is done to the ceiling at one point.

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Trolleyguy commented about Harlan Theatre on Oct 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

This theater was recently referred to in an episode of “House Hunters International” on the HGTV channel. The young lady who was a local resident called it the “dollar theater.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Victory Theatre on Oct 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

That picture referred to by Chuck is dated at least 1946, the release date of the film “Wake Up and Dream” listed on the marquee.

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Trolleyguy commented about "5-D" theater coming to Schaumburg's Woodfield Mall on Oct 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

7 bucks to watch short films in a 36 seat “theater”? Sounds like sitting in someone’s basement and watching dvds without the ambience.

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Trolleyguy commented about Montclare Theatre on Sep 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Interesting thing about the lobby flier display boxes. They spelled the theater’s name as “Montclair” cast in metal on the top. Wonder if anybody saved one of them?