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StanMalone commented about Roosevelt Drive-In on May 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature:

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StanMalone commented about Northeast Expressway Drive-In on May 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature.

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StanMalone commented about Lithia Drive-In on May 26, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature.

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StanMalone commented about Glenwood Drive-In on May 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature, “Its a Hard Days Night.”

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StanMalone commented about Bankhead Drive-In on May 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Newspaper ad from 1964 with a write up on “A Hard Days Night.”

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StanMalone commented about Hilan Theatre on May 26, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Newspaper ad from 1964 with a nice write up of “A Hard Days Night.”

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StanMalone commented about Decatur Theatre on May 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Newspaper ad from 1964 along with a write up on “A Hard Days Night.”

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StanMalone commented about Cobb Center 6 on May 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Newspaper ad from 1964 and a nice write up on “A Hard Days Night.”

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StanMalone commented about Perimeter Mall Theatre on May 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Perimeter Mall was one of my favorite theatres. I see that Michael has beaten me to the punch, but I will put in my two cents as well. In the days when theatre work was a hobby as well as a living I would keep a list of what was playing at the various theatres I worked in regardless if I was working at that particular place that week or not.

My list is incomplete, but it shows that on July 1, 1977, the week after Star Wars opened, this location was still showing The Deep, Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo, and Sorcerer. So, it is certain that it did not open here. On July 29, the line up was The Deep, The Rescuers, and Sorcerer. The next week, August 5, it was March or Die, Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, and Rescuers. I do not recall Perimeter Mall, Northlake, or Akers Mill (which opened on 8/5/77) ever playing Star Wars. In 1980, Phipps Plaza got a four week 70MM exclusive on Empire, but I don’t recall any of the GCC theatres getting it when it went wide.

Don’t feel badly about this cineman. Several times I have posted comments on this site relating events that I recall as clearly as if they had taken place this morning, only to have Michael post a correction. The first couple of times I took the bait, but since then I have learned never to challenge him on anything regarding theatres in general or Star Wars in particular. The guy must live in the microfilm room at UCLA. Since we are probably about the same age, you will just have to accept the fact, as I have, that we sometimes remember things differently than we experienced them.

There is one thing that I do remember about this time that may have confused things. In an effort to cash in on the Star Wars phenomenon, someone packaged together a double feature of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon episodes and marketed them under the title Star Heroes using the same artwork style as the Star Wars title. I do not recall where these played, but someone was hoping that in those pre home video days that there would be some interest in the Star Wars type movies of old.

As for you R2, take another bow.

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StanMalone commented about Fox Theatre on May 12, 2009 at 10:58 am

A past, present, and probably future projectionist at the Fox offers these comments on the recent Gone With The Wind screenings:

http://www.mikedurrett.com/

Scan down to the entries for May 7, May 1, and April 25, 2009.

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StanMalone commented about Roswell Town Centre on Apr 21, 2009 at 10:52 am

A story on the local news stated that the entire Startime Entertainment Complex shut down Sunday evening. This means that the game room, sports bar, comedy club, soda fountain, go cart track, and both putt putt golf courses, as well as the 10 screen movie theatre are now closed. This is somewhat surprising since someone had recently poured a ton of money into the theatre to replace all of the seats and carpet and install stadium seating in the six larger auditoriums. While I never saw an overwhelming number of people at the theatre, the complex as a whole seemed to always have a lot of people around. The Comedy Club especially seemed to do well.

The news story was rather vague on this point, but it appears that the operator of the complex either left or was forced out recently and the place was being run by the mall itself. Some of the other stores there have going out of business sales and it looks as if the entire mall may close.

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StanMalone commented about Blue Marquee Theatre on Apr 14, 2009 at 11:10 am

Thanks for that picture Chuck. It brings back a lot of memories. I would occasionally visit family in Lyons and was always interested in the town theatre although the only movie I recall seeing there was “Night of Dark Shadows” in the fall of 1971. There were probably others.

I think that the Pal was closed the last time I was in Lyons, which would have been in the mid 80’s. It was certainly closed in 1986 when your picture was taken. A new twin theatre had opened in nearby Vidalia, and although Lyons is the county seat, Vidalia was the larger city.

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StanMalone commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Film Schedule 2003-2009:

2003

Adventures of Ocee Nash
Chicago
Lord of the Rings / 2 Towers
Spirited Away
Lawrence of Arabia 70MM DTS (Last 70 to date)
Gangs of New York
Bringing Down The House
Rug Rats Go Wild
Gods and Generals
Wizard of Oz 1.85 matted to 1.33
Hairspray / Polyester
Phantom of the Opera Silent with Lee Irwin on the organ
Frida
Patriot
Funny Girl
Roman Holiday 1.33
Mighty Wind
Spy Kids
Hulk
Matrix Reloaded

2004

Stroke of Genius (Screening)
Metropolis (Silent with Organ)
Big Ain’t Bad
Master and Commander
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship / Return of the King
Cold Mountain
Gone With The Wind
Ben-Hur 35MM Dolby A
Passion of the Christ
Casablanca
My Fair Lady 35MM mono
Godfather
Raiders of the Lost Ark 35MM Dolby A
Titanic 35MM
Stroke of Genius
Shrek 2
Kill Bill 1 and 2
Van Helsing

2005

Doctor Zhivago 35MM Dolby A
Finding Neverland
Rebel Without A Cause / East of Eden 35MM Dolby A
Phantom of the Opera DTS
Aviator DTS
Robots DTS
Beauty Shop / Barber Shop DTS
Shinning SRD
West Side Story 35MM Dolby A
Sahara DTS
Sin City
Seat Filler
Batman Begins
Star Wars 3
Metal: A Headbangers Journey

2006

Crash
Walk The Line
Raiders of the Lost Ark 35MM Dolby A
Miracle Worker 1.33 mono
Narnia: (6/26/06 First Digital Presentation)
Brokeback Mountain
Coachella
Madea Family Reunion
Good, Bad, and Ugly
King Kong
V For Vendetta
Maltese Falcon / Key Largo 1.33
Pride and Prejudice
X Men: Last Stand
DaVinci Code
Cars (Digital)
Some Like It Hot Dolby A

2007

Sound Of Music 35MM Dolby A
Casino Royale (Digital)
An Affair To Remember mono
300 (Digital)
Pan’s Labyrinth
Saturday Night Fever Dolby A
Meet The Robinsons (Digital)
Wizard of Oz 1.85 matted to 1.33
Dreamgirls (Digital)
Departed
Spiderman 3 (Digital)
Shrek (Digital)
Pirates (Digital)

2008

Shine A Light (digital)
Horton Hears A Who (digital)
Atonement (digital)
Casablanca 1.33
No Country For Old Men (digital)
Enchanted (digital)
Ben-Hur 35MM Dolby A
Sex And The City (digital)
Ironman (digital)
Kung Fu Panda (digital)
Hancock (digital)
Mama Mia (digital)
Wall.E (digital)
Indiana Jones 4 (digital)

2009

Quantum of Solace (digital)
Bolt (digital)
Twilight (digital)
Cleopatra 35mm mono
Gone With The Wind

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StanMalone commented about Eastwood Mall Theater on Jan 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

To clarify my description of the picture in the above post, the theatre is in the lower left hand corner of the mall, not the picture itself. It is the small white building sticking out from the mall.

I have also noticed that some more pictures have been added. If you will click on the page 2 link and scroll about half way down, you will see a fine picture of the marquee, one of lobby and concession stand, and one of the auditorium.

The narrative states that the theatre opened on Christmas Day of 1964.

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StanMalone commented about Eastwood Mall Theater on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:51 am

I can supply a little information for this theatre as I attended it several times while growing up in Birmingham. Eastwood Mall was the first enclosed mall in Birmingham and was located at the extreme eastern edge of Birmingham on US 78 near the Starlight Drive In and the great Golden Rule BBQ.

It was opened by the Cobb Theatre company in the early 60’s, probably around 1964. Although not unusual compared to most other theatres of its era, it marked a major change in Birmingham movie theatre history. Until it opened, 95% of first run movies opened at one of the four major downtown theatres, the Alabama, Ritz, Melba, and Empire. Eastwood was the first suburban first run theatre, and the seating capacity was probably around 600. The style was definitely the 60’s living room look with draped auditorium walls and sofas and chairs in the lobby. The lobby was open air to the Mall itself and at night was secured by a wire gate. The box office was a desk like counter at the entrance to the lobby.

Among the movies I can remember seeing at Eastwood were Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Great Race, Khartoum, and The Battle of the Bulge. I am sure that there were others, and a look at that list shows that it booked a lot of prime movies. I remember Sound of Music and Battle of the Bulge were reserved seats. Business was so good here that Cobb soon opened a twin across the road in the new Village East Shopping Center. These were just a couple of ugly shoebox houses and perfect examples of the bland style of 1970’s era theatres. The Eastwood fell victim to the twinning plague that swept the country in those days and was split down the center in the mid 70’s.

As with so many of the early malls around the country, by the late 80’s Eastwood Mall found itself in a shabby state and far outclassed by the newer malls, Brookwood and Galleria. The mall was gutted and the wing that included the theatre was torn down and completely rebuilt, without a movie theatre presence.

The wonderful website, Birmingham Rewound, has a page on Eastwood Mall:
http://www.birminghamrewound.com/EastwoodMall/

View link Click on this link and scroll to the last picture for an overhead view. The theatre is in the lower left and the drive in is in the upper right.

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StanMalone commented about Neon Movies on Dec 2, 2008 at 12:33 pm

In 1998, and again in 1999 I made the trek to Dayton to experience Cinerama at the Neon. In 1998, the Saturday feature was This Is Cinerama, and in 1999 it was Cinerama Holiday, in glorious Eastman pink. Both times the Sunday feature was How The West Was Won. Given the friendly and informal atmosphere of the New Neon Movies, we were invited to look the place over on Friday night.

Since the Cinerama projectors must be mounted at screen level to avoid the vertical keystone effect, we were able to get an up close look at the whole operation. The side projectors were located in the back corners of the auditorium while the center projector was located in the lobby itself with the beam shooting through a hole cut in the back wall of the auditorium. The 7 track sound projector/processor was located next to the center projector. The entire presentation was run by John Harvey who alone did the work of the four to seven man crew used in the Cinerama days.

Despite the somewhat slap dash nature of the set up, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the presentation. Although the New Neon was small, with about 220 seats, from the fifth row of seats we were treated to an experience equal to that at the Seattle Cinerama and superior to the one at the Dome. Great sound, incredible picture, and a great time was had by all.

An article recently appeared in Slate magazine on the subject of Cinerama. This is the paragraph that mentioned the Neon:

Cinerama faded before I was born, but my hometown of Dayton, Ohio, became the unlikely site of a Cinerama revival in the ‘90s, thanks to the efforts of Dayton projectionist John Harvey. Harvey had previously set up a Cinerama screening room in his ranch homeâ€"eliminating two bedrooms in the processâ€"and helped the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, set up Cinerama projection in 1993. In 1996, Harvey moved his home equipment to the Neon Movies, a downtown theater that had served as a pilgrimage site for Daytonians seeking art house fare since the mid-'80s. Harvey’s Cinerama setup was supposed to have a one-month stay. Instead, it stuck around for more than three years, attracting widescreen enthusiasts like Quentin Tarantino and Joe Dante.

Keith Phipps writes about movies for The A.V. Club, the entertainment section of the Onion.

Article URL: http://www.slate.com/id/2204189/

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StanMalone commented about Coronet Theater on Nov 18, 2008 at 10:46 am

Link for the Columbia page. Listed as Atlanta Theatre.

/theaters/4784/

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StanMalone commented about Akers Mill Cinema on Nov 11, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Nothing but a dirt lot now.

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StanMalone commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part VII) on Oct 21, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Three screen Cinerama was long gone by the time I arrived in Atlanta. My only experiences with that format were at the Ritz in Birmingham, and the New Neon in Dayton. However, I do have some knowledge of the theatres mentioned in this article, so I will confine myself to that subject.

The Roxy (CT: /theaters/10331/ ) was the first Cinerama theatre in Atlanta, and like the Ritz was a conversion of a 30 year old movie palace. Some of the comments on the CT page are in error and some contradict each other, but one in particular is useful in describing the effects of the conversion. It had been reconverted to a traditional layout by the time I first attended a movie there in 1968, so there is not much I can add.

Martin Cinerama (CT: /theaters/4784/ ) started out life as the Erlanger before being renamed the Tower, or maybe it was vice versa, resembled the old Loews Grand in size and shape, and was a fine venue for live shows and movies for close to 30 years before being purchased by the Martin chain and converted to Cinerama. The conversion turned the theatre into a luxury showcase and was my favorite of all of the theatres that I have worked in during my 40 or so years in this business. By the time I showed up all of the Cinerama projection equipment was long gone, and the A and C projection booths were used for store rooms. The ribbon screen was still there, but it was removed in 1971.

After Circus World, Martin moved their Cinerama efforts to the new Georgia, which was in the northern suburbs and had acres of free parking. The Martin continued to do business as it became the home of the big musicals of the 60’s. Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Camelot all had roadshow engagements here. Sound of Music played for 18 months. 2001 was the only other Cinerama to play here during the late 60’s. The only addition I have to make to Michael’s list is to state that both Custer of the West and Krakatoa East of Java did play here. Eventually. After Martin sold the location to Walter Reade Org. those two titles played as a double feature sometime in 1971, or perhaps 1970.

The removal of the Cinerama ribbon screen took place because of yet another big budget musical, Fiddler on the Roof. This was at the insistence of United Artists Pictures. Reade would not pay the extra bill for a 70MM print and UA would not allow it to be run in 35MM on the huge, curved Cinerama screen because of the light and focus problems. For the 70MM reissue of This Is Cinerama a solid 95 foot screen was installed.

The Georgia Cinerama was built in the mid 60’s strictly as a single strip 70MM Cinerama house. There was never any 3 screen plan for this site. (CT: /theaters/11568/ ) As Michael’s list shows, it ran most of the 70MM releases, and if my memory is correct all were big reserved seat, roadshow type presentations, usually far in excess of the quality of the film itself. The Cinerama screen, which was solid not ribbon, was removed in 1971 and a smaller screen with a more shallow curve installed.

The Georgia was later twinned and is now a church. Both the Martin and Roxy are in the landfill.

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StanMalone commented about Fox Theatre on Sep 24, 2008 at 9:19 am

More Fox Summer schedules. As you can see, it is turning into more of a revival of the previous years hits and ending with the May and June hits from earlier that summer.

1998:
L.A. Confidential DTS
GiGi 35MM/D
Anastasia DTS
Borrowers SRD
Les Miz SR
Titanic (4 Days) 70MM DTS
Mousehunt DTS
Barney’s Great Adventure SRD
City of Angels
Easy Rider / 5 Easy Pieces 35 mono
Quest For Camelot SRD
Can’t Take It With You / It Happened One Night 1.33
Gone With The Wind
Horse Whisperer SRD
Mask Of Zoro

1999:
Saving Private Ryan DTS
Rug Rats DTS
Vertigo 70MM DTS / Psycho 35 mono
Shakespeare In Love SRD
Stagecoach 1.33 / Liberty Valance 35 mono
Baby Geniuses
Blazing Saddles / Young Frankenstien (both mono)
Babe: Pig In The City
Driving Miss Daisy
Life Is Beautiful
Something About Mary
Bugs Life
Tea With Mussolini
Antz
Matrix
Scream
Elizabeth
Pulp Fiction
Prince Of Egypt
Mummy
Wizard Of Oz 1.85 mat to 1.33
Shy Who Shagged Me
Tarzan
Notting Hill
Wild Wild West

70th Aniversary 12/99
Jingle All The Way SRD
It’s A Wonderful Life 1.33 mono
White Christmas 1.66 Vista Vision

2000:
American Beauty
Perfect Storm
Psycho mono
Erin Brockovich
Toy Story 2
Green Mile
Stuart Little
My Dog Skip
U-571
Road To El Dorado
Gladiator
Sound Of Music 35MM Dolby
Scream 3 / Scary Movie
Raiders of the Lost Ark 35MM Dolby
Mission Impossible 2
Dinosaur
Patriot
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

2001:
Castaway
O Brother Where Art Thou
Chocolat
Spy Kids
Bridget Jones Diary
Best In Show
Dr. Strangelove / Clockwork Orange
Ciltizen Kane
Billy Elliot
Emperous New Clothes
Mummy Returns
Moulin Rouge
Shrek
Pearl Harbor

2002:

1/25/02 LaBelle et Le Bete (Beauty and the Beast) Silent w/ Phillip Glass Orch.
1/26/02 Koyaanisqatsi (Life Out Of Balance)

Beautiful Mind
Lord of the Rings
Ice Age
Amelie
Ali
We Were Soldiers
ET
Some Like It Hot / Apartment
The Women
Mommie Dearest
The Majestic
Gone With The Wind
2001 70MM mag
Last Waltz 35MM / Lets Spend The Night Together 70MM
Rookie
Spiderman
Men In Black II
Star Wars 2 (Clones)

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StanMalone commented about Fox Theatre on Sep 23, 2008 at 2:08 pm

I am afraid that I can not help with the Planet of the Apes marathon dates. I was managing a theatre at that time and had enough work to do without keeping up with things which I used to find pleasure in doing. However, I no longer have to worry about that and have had time to list some more Summer Film Series schedules:

1991-1997:

1991:
Fantasia 70MM @ 1.33
Ghost
Sound of Music 70MM
Hamlet 1.66
42nd Street 1.33 mono
Memphis Belle 70MM
GiGi 35MM Dolby
Dances With Wolves 35MM Dolby
Home Alone 35MM Dolby
Spartacus 70MM
Fiddler on the Roof 70MM
Citizen Kane
Gone With The Wind 1.33

1992
Casablanca
Buster Keaton Festival with Dennis James on the organ
Doctor Zhivago
Breakfast At Tiffanys 35 mono
Beauty and the Beast 70MM
Cabaret
Father of the Bride
Star Trek 6 70MM
Hook
Addams Family
Mary Poppins
Fried Green Tomatoes
Far and Away 70MM
Out of Africa 35MM

1993:
Aladdin
Unforgiven
A Few Good Men
Oklahoma 70MM @ 30 FPS
A River Runs Through It
Roman Holiday
Last of the Mohicans 70MM
Summersby
South Pacific 35MM mono
Howards End 70MM
A League of Their Own
Snow White
Scent of a Woman
Fugitive

1994:
Oklahoma 35MM Dolby Paramount Center FPS
Jurassic Park (first DTS)
Gettysburg 70MM
Remains of the Day
Joy Luck Club
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Age of Innocence
Philadelphia
Going My Way 1.33
Affair To Remember / Sleepless In Seattle
Sunset Blvd 1.33

1995:
Schindlers List
Forrest Gump
Wild Bunch 70MM
Pocahontas
Grease
Saturday Night Fever
Speed
Little Women
Mask
Dumb and Dumber
Ace Ventura
Madness of King George
Legends of the Fall
My Fair Lady 70MM
Doctor Zhivago 35MM DTS
Lion King
Best Years of Our Lives 1.33

1996:
Gone With The Wind 1.33
North By Northwest
Braveheart
Color Purple
July 8: 2PM West Side Story 35MM Dolby
July 8: 8PM Doctor Zhivago 35MM Dolby
July 9: 2 PM Day @ Races / Night @ Opera 1.33
July 9: 8 PM Casablanca 1.33
July 10: 2PM Jaws
July 10: 5PM Raiders of the Lost Ark
July 10: 8PM Close Encounters
July 11: 2PM Searchers 1.66
July 11: 8PM Lawrence of Arabia 70MM
July 12: 2PM Singing In The Rain 1.85 matted to 1.37
July 12: 8PM Chariots of Fire
July 13: 10AM Wizard of Oz 1.85 matted to 1.33
July 13: 2PM and 8PM Gone With The Wind
Aug. 7: 2PM Snow White 1.85 matted to 1.33
Aug. 7: 8PM Sound of Music 35MM Dolby
Aug. 8: 2PM King Kong / Tarzan both 1.33
Aug. 8: 8PM Ben-Hur 35MM Dolby
Aug. 9: 2PM Beauty and the Beast 35MM Dolby
Aug. 9: 8PM Citizen Kane
Aug.10: 10AM Toy Story
Aug.10: 2PM Dr. No / Goldfinger
Aug.10: 8PM 2001 70MM
Aug.11: 2PM Phantom of the Opera (Silent) with Dennis James on the organ
Aug.11: 5PM Toy Story

1997:
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
English Patient 35MM SRD (first Dolby Digital)
Vertigo 70MM DTS (first 70 DTS)
When We Were Kings
Giant mono
Shine SRD
Evita SRD
Bridge on the River Kwai
Hunchback of Notre Dame SRD
Godfather SRD
Lost World

Nov. 14, 1997: Merry Widow (silent) with Dennis James

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StanMalone commented about Fair Park Drive-In on Sep 23, 2008 at 10:50 am

The Shades Mountain Drive In was located on Hwy 31 in Vestavia Hills. In the late 60’s is was demolished and a shopping center was built on the site. A Red Lobster now sits where the screen once stood. The drive in moved down to the foot of the hill just north of where I-65 crosses 31. The name was changed and I think the new one was called the Thunderbird. In the 70’s it was leveled and a small shopping center with a twin theatre was built in its place. The theatre soon became a draft house and is now a computer repair store the last time I noticed.

I think that the drive in located just east of Eastwood Mall, near the old Birmingham Hotel was called the Starlight.

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StanMalone commented about Rialto Theater on Sep 6, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Patsy:
I am not aware of a Carleton Heist that ever managed a theatre, but for years I worked with someone of that name who was the projectionist at the Greenbriar, Shannon, and finally some General Cinema locations. I will pass this on to him. Can he contact you through your member profile?

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StanMalone commented about Westgate Theatre on Aug 19, 2008 at 11:53 am

I was never aware of this place when it was a twin. I do know that it was opened by the Martin chain in 1965 (January I think) on the same day that they also opened the Village and Eastgate. The Eastgate was later renamed Suburban Plaza. All three were later purchased by Georgia Theatre Company.

On occasion it would do good business over the years, but for the most part GTC would put most of their booking efforts into the 1100 seat Greenbriar Mall theatre across the Lakewood Freeway, especially after the Greenbriar was twinned. It was fairly common for the bigger attractions to open at Greenbriar and later move across to Westgate.

The biggest year I can remember for the Westgate was 1974. During the spring and summer Westgate opened The Sting the day after it left its exclusive run at the Georgia Cinerama and The Exorcist the day it went wide from its run at the Phipps Penthouse. Both of these locations were so far away from SW Atlanta that it was like getting these pictures first run. That, combined with an unusually strong slate of movies opening wide rather than exclusive run, made for big business here. Some of those other features were Mr. Majestic, Paralax View, My Name Is Nobody, and the prequel to Billy Jack reissue of Born Losers.

With its three screens, a megaplex in those days, a poor year at the Lenox, which was tied to the fortunes of the United Artists Pictures release schedule, and the fact that the Greenbriar spent some time closed for twinning, Westgate was one of the top grossing theatres for GTC in 1974-5. The EFC Ben Hill Twin just down the road was never much of a factor.

Since its closing the theatre has been a church, and amusement hall and even had a go as a nightclub following the demise of the famous Mr. V’s Figure 8 Disco with its trademark “Earthquake Sound.”

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StanMalone commented about Fox Theatre on Aug 15, 2008 at 7:05 am

Movie Lineup 1983-1990:

For Howard, and anyone else who finds this type of thing of interest, here is a list of the attractions from some of our summer movie lineups. Just to correct a mistake I made in a previous post, Coca Cola has been the sponsor only in more recent years. Before that it was Delta Air Lines. I am still digging through some of the old paperwork on the earliest years, but here is the lineup, as complete as I can make it, starting in 1983, which was year seven. You can see that even then they were showing fewer classics and more of the hits from the previous year. Where the information was available I have made a note concerning 35 or 70MM and what type of sound, or any other notes regarding presentation.

1983:
Doctor Zhivago: June 13
Dark Crystal: July 8
Sound of Music: July 18
Fiddler on the Roof: July 20
Giant: August 1
Casablanca (1.33)
Tootsie
2001
Gandhi: August 29
Gone With The Wind

The Right Stuff: October 20 (Invitation Only Premiere)

House of Wax: 3D, Halloween weekend.

1984:
Torchlight: 3/21
Around The World In 80 Days: June 8
Notorious
Oklahoma: June 25
Yentl: July 2
Heidi: July 9
Thief of Baghdad: July 14
A Star Is Born: July 16
Superman: July 23
Cleopatra: July 30
3 Coins In The Fountain: August 6
Doctor Doolittle: August 20
Never Cry Wolf: August 27
Greystoke: September 3
Purple Rain
Ghostbusters
Temple of Doom

1985:
American In Paris (1.33)
Bridge On The River Kwai
South Pacific (35MM mag)
The King And I
Bringing Up Baby (1.33)
Amadeus (70MM)
Star Trek 3 (70MM)
Hello Dolly (70MM)
Daddy Long Legs
Chariots Of Fire (35MM Dolby)

1986:
Cocoon (70MM)
West Side Story (35MM mag)
Back To The Future (70MM)
Gone With The Wind (1.33)
Chorus Line (70MM)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Rocky and Bullwinkle (16MM)
Out of Africa: July 20 (70MM)
Glen Miller Story: July 28
New York New York: August 4 (35MM mono)
Funny Girl: August 6 (35MM mono)
High Society: August 22 (35MM mono)
Lawrence of Arabia: August 31 (35MM mono)
White Christmas: December 28

1987:
Music Man (35MM mono)
Top Gun: June 10 (70MM)
Grand Hotel (1.33)
Oliver: June 29
American Tail (35MM Dolby)
Color Purple: July 13 (35MM mono)
Little Shop of Horrors: July 17 (70MM)
Crocodile Dundee: July 28 (35MM Dolby)
Singing In The Rain: August 4 (1.33)
Star Trek 4: August 10 (35MM Dolby)
Camelot: August 24 (70MM)
The Mission: August 31 (70MM)
Thats Entertainment (70MM)

1988:
The Last Emperor (70MM)
3 Men And A Baby (35MM Dolby)
Some Like It Hot
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1.33)
Roxanne (35MM Dolby)
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1.33)
Dirty Dancing
Bye Bye Birdie (35MM mag)
Empire of the Sun (70MM)
Phantom of the Opera (1.33 Silent) with Dennis James on the organ

1989:
Gone With The Wind: June 5-8 (1.33)
Accidential Tourist June 15
Pink Floyd: The Wall: June 16
Rainman: June 19 (35MM Dolby)
Babes In Arms: June 26 (1.33)
Big: June 29 (35MM Dolby)
Goodbye Mr. Chips: July 3 (1.33)
Wizzard of Oz: July 6 (1.33)
Roger Rabbit: July 20 (70MM)
Ninotchka (1.33)
Twins (35MM Dolby)
The Women (1.33)
Woodstock: August 16 (35MM mag)
Lawrence of Arabia (70MM)
Hamlet: November 18 (1.66)
Gone With The Wind: December 29 (1.33 Dolby) Fox 50th Anniversary

1990:
Batman (70MM)
Littlest Mermaid (70MM)
Funny Face
Honey I Shrunk The Kids
The Bells Are Ringing
Glory (70MM)
I. Jones and the Last Crusade (70MM)
Rebecca
Hunt For Red October (70MM)
Driving Miss Daisy (35MM Dolby)
Phantom Of The Opera (1.33 Silent) with Dennis James on the Organ