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Mark_L commented about AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX on Mar 3, 2012 at 2:49 am

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.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Lennox Town Center 24 on Mar 3, 2012 at 2:46 am

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.

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Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Mar 2, 2012 at 2:26 am

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?

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Mark_L commented about AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX on Feb 29, 2012 at 12:38 am

This picture shows the north entrance into the “train station” building at Easton Mall. The theatre occupies much of the second floor, with the ticket booths on the main floor. This building has numerous shops and restaurants.

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Mark_L commented about Avondale Theatre on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Avondale ran movies until the second half of 1957.

Keith, thanks for finding these Columbus theatre pictures. Where are they from?

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Mark_L commented about LIttle Art Theatre on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

On 9/14/1949, the WORLD moved south to the Alhambra building, and the Olentangy became known as the Little Theatre, playing classic films.

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Mark_L commented about Main Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:47 am

Referring back to a comment from Ron Newman in 2006:

“During at least some time in the late 60s or early 70s, I remember either this or the nearby Eastern Theatre (now demolished) being used as a nightclub or live stage. I vaguely recall it using the name ‘International Star Palace’. I hope someone else from Columbus can supply more information”

If I am recalling correctly, the International Star Palace nightclub was in the old Big Bear Grocery store a few blocks east of the Eastern theatre. This club was directly next to the grain elevator. That building was torn down and replaced by a Kidney Center.

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Mark_L commented about Studio 35 Cinema on Jan 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Movieshateyoutoo might want to check out the screenings at the Wexner Center over at Ohio State. They show 35mm prints whenever possible.

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Mark_L commented about Robins Theatre on Dec 29, 2011 at 12:03 am

The picture from kencmcintyre from 3/19/10 is likely from 1952 or 1953, judging from release dates of movies shown on the marquee.

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Mark_L commented about Gateway Film Center on Dec 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

This theatre now has 8 screens. A multi-purpose room has now been converted to a small screening room with 22 seats. The screen is large and the chairs comfortable. However, the digital projector is open in the back of the room and the fan is extremely noisy during the movie. They currently have no plans to enclose the projector.

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Mark_L commented about Cinema City at MarketPlace on Dec 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

Keith’s post on 12/5 lists the new web address.

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Mark_L commented about Cinema City at MarketPlace on Dec 6, 2011 at 2:30 am

Checking out their whois information, the site was registered by Cover Your Assets II, LLC. There are some YouTube videos under that name. A check of the Ohio Secretary of State business records shows that business owned by a gentleman who lives in Reynoldsburg, which is near the theatre.

Looks like someone put a lot of money into the place.

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Mark_L commented about Livingston Theatre on Nov 27, 2011 at 4:26 am

Property was taken over in 2/11 by a local man who owns a variety of properties. He now owns the entire block that houses the Livingston and the parking lot west of the building. I can’t find any recent occupant, and I did find a site confirming that Flex Baths had closed.

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Mark_L commented about Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX on Nov 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

The Museum Center is one of the most beautiful buildings in Ohio. The inside is spectacular, with huge murals in the great rotunda. OMNIMAX is toward the rear of the building with a glassed-in projection booth so you can see the system in operation. Great fun to watch the projector climb into position.

There is an organ in the rotunda area that I hope to hear in concert some day. An organ in that huge room would be amazing.

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Mark_L commented about AMC Grove City 14 on Nov 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

The location shown in the picture above is 2.7 miles south of the theatre. The theatre is located near the Target Store off of Stringtown Road.

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Mark_L commented about Graceland Twin Cinema on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Opened as a Jerry Lewis theatre on 2/28/1973 with THE GREAT WALTZ and 1776. Dropped the Jerry Lewis name on 6/26/1973.

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Mark_L commented about Edens I & II Theaters on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

According to Michael Coate’s list of CINERAMA presentations in Chicago, the only CINERAMA screening at the Edens II was the 70mm re-release of THIS IS CINERAMA opening 6/13/1973 for a 7 week run.

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Mark_L commented about Garden Theatre on Oct 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Nice to see the GARDEN back in business. This is a very difficult theatre to research as it had many openings/closings over the years and went in and out of porn screening for awhile.

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Mark_L commented about West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event on Oct 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Fathom events are of OK quality but not what this picture deserves. I’ve heard I will get to see the 70mm print next spring. Raysson, is this roadshow list something you researched? These lists are always interesting.

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Mark_L commented about Carriage Place Movies 12 on Oct 13, 2011 at 3:12 am

To follow up on cvolosin’s comment of 10/5/11, Movies 12 Carriage Place opened on May 24, 1991. The AMC Dublin Village expanded from 10 to 14 screens shortly after that. Carriage Place opened with Ultra Stereo surround in all rooms, with at least one being THX certified when that actually meant something.

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Mark_L commented about San Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX on Sep 29, 2011 at 2:41 am

RPX is Regal’s version of a large-screen theatre similar to the new smaller Imax installations.

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Mark_L commented about Screens at the Continent on Sep 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Ron, Screens at the Continent is still open.

At least the original 4 rooms did have center channel speakers behind the screen. If you drive behind the theatre, you can see the speaker boxes sticking out of the back wall.

The second theatre from the right was equipped for 3-D and magnetic sound. The third theatre from the right had 35mm magnetic sound and was later equipped for 70mm.

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Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Sep 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Northland Cinema closed on 4/21/1985 with showings of Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Porky’s and Care Bears. The ad noted that this theatre was closing and that a new 8-plex would be opened later in the year.

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Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Sep 19, 2011 at 2:44 am

Canibfrankwithyou, are you mixing up Northland and Cinema North? I know there was a Sword system at Cinema North, and it was just east of Northland.

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Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Dennis, my introduction to the new NORTHLAND 8 was also at COLOR PURPLE. First time in a THX theatre and first time hearing DEEP NOTE. I’ll try to get that location up on Cinema Treasures soon.