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I grew up going to the Mercedes Cinema in the late 70s and into the 80s. It was very close to my house. For the longest time they were the only place in town that charged $1.00 admission!! This was back when the regular admission to a first run film was about $4.50 at other theaters in the area. The Mercedes was very popular, and I recall many times standing on a long lines to see whatever was playing. One day a friend and myself snuck into see Blake Edwards' “10” with Bo Derek & Dudley Moore. We were underage so it was a big deal that we actually got in there. We just wanted to see Bo Derek nude. Alot of retirees would go to the Mercedes since there was, and still is a huge retirement community down there. This particular time when we snuck into “10” I vividly remember a collective, somewhat loud groan coming from all the old-fart males in the audience when Bo finally got naked. True story!!
Wow, I remember seeing so many movies there. The theater itself was nothing to write home about. Pretty plain looking. Glad to hear that it’s still going strong though. Next time I’m back home I’ll make it a point to see a flick there just for old-time’s sake.
Here are some titles, in addition to “10” that I remember seeing there:
Pink Panther Strikes Again
Young Frankenstein (re-release)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (with the Bee Gees)
Rollercoaster (in “Sensorround”)
Coal Miner’s Daughter
The Turning Point
and I’m sure many, many more that I can’t remember.
I think this may be where my parents took me to see ‘American Graffiti’ when it came out in ‘73.
I can’t tell you much about this place other than when I was a kid in the early/mid 1970s I remember going to see ‘Oliver’ and maybe one or two of the ‘Pippy Longstocking’ movies. I can barely remember the exterior.