Comments from Lauren Durbin

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Lauren Durbin commented about Marketplace Cinemas on Dec 31, 2005 at 4:25 am

A current picture of this theater is here.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Anderson Mall Cinema on Dec 31, 2005 at 4:24 am

A picture of this theater is here.

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Lauren Durbin commented about ACT Theatre on Dec 31, 2005 at 4:23 am

A current picture of this theater is here.

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Lauren Durbin commented about AmStar Stadium 14 on Dec 31, 2005 at 4:21 am

A picture of this theater is A picture of this theater is here.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Clemson Theater on Dec 31, 2005 at 4:20 am

A picture of this theater is here.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Astro III on Dec 31, 2005 at 4:18 am

A picture of this theater is here.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Center Theater on Dec 28, 2005 at 3:08 pm

The Center Theater operated at this same location from 1946 to 1955.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Criterion Theater on Dec 28, 2005 at 2:53 pm

Two other theaters operated at this location. The first was the Anderson from 1915 to 1924. The second was the Garden Theater from 1924 to 1931.

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Lauren Durbin commented about New Luxury 20-Screen Theater For Moore, OK on Aug 9, 2005 at 11:38 am

Moore isn’t as small as it seems strictly by looking at the population numbers. It was long ago absorbed into the Oklahoma City metro area. I would think that the theater will do pretty well since it will be within 20 minutes of Oklahoma City and the college town of Norman (where the best theater is now pretty out-of-date and worn out). I heard yesterday that another Harkins monsterplex is going to be built on the far northwest side of Oklahoma City.

As for the capacity, i’m only reporting what was on the sign. I guess Warren needs to do a bit more homework. Thanks for the link.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Ritz Theater on Jul 30, 2005 at 2:09 pm

This building was involved in a downtown fire on May 22, 2004. Pictures can be seen at: View link .

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Lauren Durbin commented about Cinemark Tinseltown 20 on Jul 30, 2005 at 1:26 am

Different users of this site clearly have different ideas of the purpose of this site. I, for one, interpret the goal of this site as a repository of cinematic history. Whether you are a fan of the monsterplex or not, it is now a part of the evolution of the theater experience. Had we been working on this site 30 years ago, we would probably be having this same conversation about some other evolution of the cinema like Cinerama.
While many of us may balk at the monster-plexes such as the Tinseltown 20, a whole new generation is building experiences and memories at these theaters that will someday be reminisced upon, and that makes them a valuable part of this site.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Tower Theater on Jul 29, 2005 at 2:42 pm

The Tower Theater was operated at one point by Griffith Consolidated and showed art/foreign language films.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Continental Theater on Jul 23, 2005 at 6:12 am

An interesting magazine article on the Continental is here:
http://cinerama.topcities.com/ctcontinental.htm

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Lauren Durbin commented about Rivoli Theater on Jul 23, 2005 at 5:12 am

Open from 1930 to 1961.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jul 22, 2005 at 4:24 pm

The theater was also damaged in an overnight fire in September of 1958. Showing was “Bridge on the River Kwai (1957).”

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Lauren Durbin commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jul 22, 2005 at 4:19 pm

In the 1930s, the Tivoli was the theater in town that showed first-run films.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Bison Theatre on Jul 6, 2005 at 10:24 am

This theater is not listed in the 1975 Shawnee phone book.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Tower Theater on Jul 6, 2005 at 5:27 am

This theater opened in 1937 and closed in 1987. The architect was J. McKay. I drove by this theater recently and it looks like a truck hit the bottom of the marquee and gave it a good dent.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Kilgore Drive-In on Jun 20, 2005 at 10:09 am

Some photos of the marquee are at View link

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Lauren Durbin commented about State Theater on Jun 20, 2005 at 4:05 am

Some more photos are at View link

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Lauren Durbin commented about Redland Drive-In on Jun 20, 2005 at 2:51 am

This drive-in is now for sale! It would take quite a bit of work to get it back in shape.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Redland Drive-In on Jun 20, 2005 at 2:50 am

Some more photos are at View link

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Lauren Durbin commented about Rio Theater on Jun 20, 2005 at 2:49 am

A few photos are at: View link .

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Lauren Durbin commented about Colony Theatre on Jun 16, 2005 at 7:14 pm

I found out the other day that the group restoring the theater is returning it to its original form (or at least as close as possible). Apparantly, the theater was last used as a dinner theater and was in poor shape inside.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Marketplace Cinemas on Jun 14, 2005 at 11:22 am

This theater was a United Artists cinema.