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From intro: “Open from at least 1985 to 1990 and was located in the Tower Mall, named for the water tower on the property. It was the first and only in Portsmouth. It was a barbell shaped, one level mall that opened in 1973…”
This theater opened several years before 1985. I’m not sure if the theater opened at the same time as the mall’s grand opening, but the theater definitely was open by 1978.
Yes, lesbrown0, “Star Wars” played 55 weeks in total, beginning its run on May 25, 1977, and being replaced by “Grease” on June 16, 1978.
blittlefield: “I opened the Cypress Village in 1969 which was the last single screen theatre built by National General.”
National General built at least one other single-screener after Cypress Village: the National in Los Angeles, which opened in March of 1970.
From intro: “It was here that “Star Wars” played for about two years.” <<<
“Star Wars” did NOT play here for two years.
Whatever, “dick.” The people who should drop out of sight are Chuck and all of the other knuckleheads and clowns who have made a mess of things on this website.
Also, isn’t the proper name Cloverleaf, rather than, simply, Clover?
From the intro: “On March 31, 1982 Cineplex Odeon opened an 8-screen cinema (Clover Mall Cinemas #2) in a seperate building” <<<
Cineplex-Odeon did not exist in 1982, so either you have cited the wrong company or wrong year. (Cineplex and Canadian Odeon both existed then but had not yet merged. And I do not believe Cineplex operated any theaters in the United States as of spring ‘82. Their first opened in the summer of '82, and it wasn’t this one.)
silver, Cliffs, Howard, Chas, etc.:
A few years ago I compiled a comprehensive listing of everything that played in the Avco’s large auditorium. The list included plenty of detail ideal for an introductory write-up (opening date, transition date of conversion to 4-plex, longest-running engagements, info on presentation types, etc.). I’m not surprised my list is being overlooked since it is buried on Page 6 of this theater’s comments.
I think I liked the site better when comments all appeared on the same page. And in just checking my 2008 comment that included the list, I see the formatting got all screwed up in the transition from the old site to the new site. New-and-improved website, my ass!)
CSWalczak’s comment of Feb. 6 implies the Denver entry in my Cinerama series does not mention the World Press Preview of “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” and that my release date info conflicts with other sources. The fact is details of that World Press Preview were included. It’s mentioned in the Trivia section near the end of the article.
BobSe: Why are you repeating me??? Just two comments before you I had stated the Picwood showed “E.T.” after the Cinerama Dome and that it ran 22 weeks. If you were agreeing with me, then say so. Otherwise, please pay attention.
FWIW…The Picwood’s run of “E.T.” began July 16, 1982, which was the film’s sixth week of release. The Cinerama Dome played it as a Los Angeles (city and county) exclusive for its first five weeks of release. The Picwood’s engagement ran, I believe, for 22 weeks.
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“Rocky” opened its world premiere engagement here (Cinema II) thirty-five years ago today.
Cinema II had an NYC area exclusive on “Rocky” for the first three weeks of its release.
Rivoli157/POMOVIE2: “Hello, Dolly!” opened at the UA Cinema 150 on March 26, 1970.
“A number of published sources I’ve seen, including Douglas Gomery’s 1992 book “Shared Pleasures: A History of Movie Presentation in the United States” say that Henry Plitt sold his theater circuit to Cineplex Odeon in 1985, not 1987.”
The sale was made in 1985, but the name change didn’t take effect until later. Some of the theaters involved in the sale kept using the Plitt name as late as 1988.
“Went under the AMC banner in 1983.”
The correct year when AMC took over operations was 1982.
What’s with all the commotion, Tinseltoes, over the “Ben-Hur” link? I posted the link on this page in my Oct. 8th comment. As well, the link is permanently positioned in the right margin of this page under “News About This Theater.”
I would like to mention to any interested parties that I had prepared and submitted a 50th anniversary tribute article for “West Side Story” for posting in today’s news section to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film’s world premiere at the Rivoli. I have no idea why the CT folks have chosen not to post it.
So, Ross, Patrick, Zoldessy… What happened???
Ross, Patrick, Zoldessy… What happened???
The Macon Mall Quad opened on July 15, 1977. The debut bookings were “Star Wars,” “The Other Side of Midnight,” “Greased Lightning,” and “New York, New York.”
David, have you considered posting your account on the Happy 50th, Ben-Hur page?
“In 1960, the Cinerama, the first major theater built since the Fox Theatre in 1928, went up at 4218 Lindell…”
That theater opened in 1963, not 1960.
The theater in the Galleria that was featured in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” was run by Pacific, not AMC.
Opened in ‘69, not '68.
William Dakota… The Egyptian wasn’t the only California theater to play “Ben-Hur” as a roadshow. It also played in San Francisco (Coronet, 75 weeks) and San Diego (Capri, 49 weeks). And the Egyptian run didn’t play “nearly a year”; it actually played 98 weeks, a few weeks shy of two years.