Comments from Mark_L

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Mark_L commented about Edens I & II Theaters on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:49 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.

Mark_L commented about Garden Theatre on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

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.

Mark_L commented about West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

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.

Mark_L commented about Carriage Place Movies 12 on Oct 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about San Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX on Sep 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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

Mark_L commented about Screens at the Continent on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:07 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.

Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:01 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.

Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Sep 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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.

Mark_L commented about Northland Cinema on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:24 am

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.

Mark_L commented about Cinema East on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:21 am

DennisBee, our paths have crossed, I see. I also was at the STUNT MAN screening. They actually opened the balcony that night, so I got to sit up there for the screening of 10 that followed STUNT MAN. Great view from there. I remember looking up at the booth and seeing operators paying VERY close attention to the screen. Best thing I saw there was the 30fps screening of OKLAHOMA earlier in the 80’s.

Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Aug 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

On Friday, August 26, 2011, WBNS-TV news reported on the church that is trying to recover the CLEVE. Their report says,

“The Cleve Movie Theater opened in 1938, and now a north Columbus pastor has an ambitious plan for the long-neglected building.

Larry Cochran said it will take about $1.5 million to transform the building into the new Linden Cleve Theater and Cultural Arts Extension Center, 10TV’s Jerry Revish reported on Friday.

The Cleve ran for 26 years before closing in 1964. Cochran said it is worth saving.

“It’s worth saving because of the community. We want to save our community,” Cochran said. “There’s nothing like this in this community. A venue where people can come and enjoy a play or a concert or any type of activity like that.”

Cochran said he envisions it as not just a place for viewing the performing acts, but also learning them. Fundraising for the project has already begun, Revish reported."

Mark_L commented about IMAX Theatre at the USAF Museum on Aug 27, 2011 at 5:16 am

This is the only true IMAX location left in Ohio. There are full-size IMAX DOME theatres in Cleveland and Cincinnati. This location does not show Hollywood movies.

Mark_L commented about W. 5th Ave. Drive-In on Aug 22, 2011 at 4:33 am

Looking at an aerial picture from 1957, there does appear to be a car lot in front of the theatre. I can see cars parked very closely together on the west side of a barn like building. In a 1971 shot, this structure is gone.

Mark_L commented about W. 5th Ave. Drive-In on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Official name was “West 5th Avenue Auto Theatre”. This theatre was planned as a year-round operation.

Mark_L commented about Pickerington Cinemas on Aug 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Ultrascreen was opened on December 21, 2007 with NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS. The Ultrascreen at this location now features digital 3-D projection.

Mark_L commented about Graceland Twin Cinema on Aug 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

The Seasonal Concepts is NOT the location of the theatre. The Graceland Cinema building was demolished and was west of the Seasonal Concepts store.

Mark_L commented about Cleve Theatre on Aug 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Thanks for that information, Keith. Looks like they will have a LOT of work to do to bring that building back to any kind of use. County database doesn’t show any change in ownership yet. My records show that the CLEVE has been closed since 1964.

Mark_L commented about Keith's Theatre on Jul 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

I agree with you, Joe. There is another postcard on the site you reference that shows the Prospect side of the hotel with the Keith theatre. The awnings and building shapes match. Using Google maps, a rough estimate of the address of Keith’s theatre would be in the range of 600 Prospect.

Mark_L commented about Keith's Theatre on Jul 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

From looking closely at Google maps and some very old postcards, The Colonial Hotel was located at approximately 530 S. Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. It housed the Colonial Arcade which connected Euclid and Prospect. I think this is the Euclid side, as there are pictures of a clothing store on the Prospect side. At any rate, this might help someone zero in on the exact location of this theatre.

Mark_L commented about Yes Cinema on Jul 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Google Maps is REALLY wrong about this one. It maps to Columbus, OHIO, not Columbus, INDIANA! The Google map shows this on the Ohio State University campus. Don’t have any idea about how to fix this one!

Mark_L commented about W. 5th Ave. Drive-In on Jul 16, 2011 at 5:29 am

Opened 7/11/1953 with TITANIC (starring Clifton Webb & HITCHHIKER. Advertised “Spacious Entrance and Exit for safety & speed, completely paved parking for greater safety and protection of your car, new and convenient Snack Bar easily accessible for all patrons, Latest Improved Individual speakers for each car, and Enjoy your movies in the cool of the evening.” Among others, good wishes were extended by Crumley Hudson (Columbus' only Hudson dealer), Howard Johnson Restaurant, Marble Cliff Quarries and the Circle Drive In (Stop in after the movie — Convenient Curb service.)

Mark_L commented about Comet Theater on Jul 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

The CAMEO closed on 9/26/1962, with its final features being ATLANTIS LOST CONTINENT & SADDLE THE WIND.

Again, I can find NO proof that this theatre was ever called the COMET. I’ve checked newspaper listings from 1946 to 1962, and this theatre was always called the CAMEO. Does anyone have any evidence of the name COMET?

Mark_L commented about Bexley Theater on Jun 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

MovieMgr, I was a student at Capital University during your management years at the Bexley. You had some good movies running there then!

Was there any remnant of the mirror system there while you were there?

Mark_L commented about Champion Theatre on Jun 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I have a closing date for that theatre of 8/31/1953.

Thanks for those links to those interviews.

Mark_L commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

The unique Vistavision Framing Guide appeared at the start of the reel after the changeover.

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