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I saw “Malcolm X” there, and you could smoke in the balcony, which many did!
I heard that it played Spenish language movies before it closed.
“Troy” premiere was here tonight (5/10/04.
I also went to that Broadway on Broadway festival, and saw Oklahoma! for the first time, but the print had faded to that terrible pink color and needless to say it was a major disappointment. What were the dates of that festival?
There are five distinct areas now in this theatre. The ground floor has a small straight porno screening room on the right side, a small gay porno screening room on the left, and a small Hollywood and made-for-TV video screening room in the center. These are located in what was the rear of the orchestra. In the front section of the orchestra, taking up most of the auditorium, is a large peepshow/cruising area, with really terrible video screens in the booths, very much out of focus and nearly unwatchable. (But who’s watching anyway?) In the intact balcony, they screen the same type of Hollywood and made for TV videos as downstairs, leaving the
lights on! There is some architural detail left in the auditorium and in the balcony, so it might be worth a look for our more adventurous brothers. When I was there last, Night of the Living Dead was playing, not on the screen but in the audience. A more decrepit bunch of customers would be hard to find.
I saw “Pirates of the Carribbean” in July 2003 at the Harvest Moon, and it was worth the trip up from Champaign. I got a tour of the booth from the projectionist (big projectors!)and I rode on a little merry-go-round they have. And they stop every movie at some point for an intermission. A nice blast from the past on a warm summer evening.
They really mismanaged and mispromoted this site.
Please spell this correctly because it didn’t turn up on a search.