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It’s now 2014. Has the theater been brought back to life yet?
The news article mentions that they will also be installing a new screen and making overall improvements to the location. That can eat up a lot of money very quickly.
In this part of the city, the trend has been to take major intersection corner properties and convert them to either Walgreens or CVS stores. Maybe the Patio owner has been offered a deal to good to refuse?
On Friday, May 2, Marcus announced the breaking of ground for the new theater complex in nearby Sun Prairie. This should mean the end for the Eastgate once the new complex is open.
Is this theatre a twin screen? The marquee shows #s 1&2.
According to the website, a Kickstarter campaign was begun in February to raise money for a digital projector.
The website only details funding efforts and the phone goes to voice mail. Is this place really open?
There is a brief glimpse of the marquee in the 1977 film “The Gauntlet.” Clint Eastwood is in an ambulance escorting a prisoner to the airport as it passes the Fremont.
The owners have raised the money for the digital conversion at both the indoor and outdoor theaters. There is a video clip with this link:
This theater appears in a TV commercial for Liberty Mutual Insurance promoting volunteerism. There are two shots of the exterior at night and an auditorium scene as well.
The discussion between Ryan and his girl friend was about the Film Forum. The marquee also appears in an early scene.
Marcus has announced plans to upgrade the Ultrascreen auditorium. In addition to a 3-story high 76 foot wide DLX screen, there will be seating in electric Dream Lounger leather recliners, Dolby Atmos immersive sound, and reserved seating. Alcoholic drinks purchased in the Take Five lounge will be allowed to be taken into the theater.
This theater is prominently featured in first part of the new film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” The auditorium shots may have been filmed in a studio, though.
According to the Corsicana Daily Sun of 11/20/12, this former theater is located at 116 N Garitty. It is now home to the Frost Heritage Center.
The article gave some history of the site:
“The first business in that site was Beene Bros. Furniture and Undertakers, which sold caskets 24-hours a day, and was converted into the theater in the 1940s. When that closed in the 1960s, it housed “The Purple Radish,” a kind of dance hang-out for the high school crowd. It has since been an antique store, a video rental store, and a private home.”
Phone number listed on line is not working. Probably closed.
As evidenced by the interior picture, there is really nothing left to suggest it was a movie theater at one time. The exterior has been wonderfully restored, though.
On a recent trip to Key West, we went to this theatre. We sat in the old main auditorium, which is now theater 4. Well appointed and comfortable.
This is great. Perhaps now there will be an end to racist and homophobic comments.
Currently being used as a church.
Also including the theater’s website as well.
Opened November 19 2013.
According to the website, the theater will close down in December 2013 in order to install digital projection equipment.
The History Channel show “American Pickers” was set in Greensburg last night. (11/20/813). The guys were in a warehouse filled with items from the tornado’s aftermath that were going to be auctioned. Two 35mm projectors and lamp houses from the Twilight Theater were shown, as well as an exterior photo. They were expected to bring $500 each at auction.
Go to Google Streetview and look at the florist shop at 354 Simcoe Street in downtown Beaverton. The details on the upper windows are a match for the first theatre picture of the exterior. It truly appears to be a theatre which predates 1940.
The Strand on Mara Road was built in 1940 and has its own Facebook page.
It appears that this theatre is now closed. The phone has been disconnected and the website link is dead.