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Coate commented about Fontana 6 Theatres on Jul 19, 2011 at 1:57 am

This theater had a 24-week run of “Star Wars” during 1977-78. It was a moveover from Southroads Mall (where it had run 25 weeks), for a total Tulsa run of 49 weeks.

Coate commented about Redding 4 on Jul 19, 2011 at 1:51 am

“The name of the theater on this header should be “Reding” with a single R.”

I think you meant to write that the header should be updated to read “Reding” with a single “D”.

Coate commented about Kirkwood Cinema on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm

“ Arthur Theatres took over the operations in 1961 and completely remodeled it and it became the Kirkwood Cinema.” (Chuck Van Bibber)

“Name changed to Kirkwood Cinema in June 1968.” (JAlex)

So which is it? 1961 or 1968?

Coate commented about Natchez Mall 4 on Jul 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

“Opened in 1985”

Wrong again, Chuck. This theater opened several years before 1985.

Coate commented about AMC Town & Country on Jul 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm

“This was the first multiplex theater in Arizona featuring 6 theaters by AMC and the was opened in 1971”

Wrong on both claims. The AMC Town & Country 6 actually opened in 1976. It was not the first multiplex in Arizona.

Coate commented about Cache 8 on Jul 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

“The Cache 8 opened in 2000”

There was a Cache in Lawton during the late 1980s. Same place? If so, then it opened a lot earlier than 2000.

Coate commented about Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel on Jul 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm

The opening date was 6/23/89, not 6/13/89.

Coate commented about GC Four Seasons Mall Cinemas I-IV on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

The article mentioned in the comment above is Happy 30th, Raiders of the Lost Ark .

Coate commented about Loma Theatre on Jul 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

“Internet Movie Database gives a March 1965 world premiere date of 29 March 1965 for Sound of Music (but it may not have opened immediately in San Diego)”

March 29, 1965, is not the correct date for the world premiere (in New York) or the opening in San Diego. (March 29th is when the film premiered in London.) The world premiere of “The Sound of Music” was actually held on March 2nd. The San Diego premiere was held four weeks later on March 31st.

The IMDB…sigh… Great for actors and which films they starred in, but not very reliable for things like release dates or technical data. For more insight on “Sound of Music” release dates and its exhibition history, please see my article, Happy 45th, The Sound of Music

Coate commented about Showcase 5 on Jun 25, 2011 at 1:29 am

Chuck… Considering you just called me a jerk, I’d say it’s you who needs to take a peek at the guidelines.

At the time I posted my first comment on this page there were two comments. Why else would I use the word “guys” (plural)??? If you didn’t delete it then someone on the CT staff (trying to protect you) did. At any rate, I fail to see anything negative about wanting information to be correct. If you don’t wish for your errors to be pointed out, then do a better job with your research.

Coate commented about Showcase 5 on Jun 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I guess with the revamped website we now have the ability to delete/remove our comments? In other words, Chuck…you’re not fooling anyone. Yes, I noticed you deleted your comment where you (incorrectly) cited this theater’s opening year. (I guess if I was off by nearly twenty years I’d be embarrassed enough to want the comment removed, too!)

Coate commented about AMC Town & Country on Jun 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I don’t know about the theater’s entire lifespan, but during the late-1970s and early-1980s, the AMC Town & Country had six screens. See the following article for a reference to it having six screens in 1981. (Scroll down to the “Arizona” section.)

Coate commented about Loews Stony Brook Triplex on Jun 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

“The Loews Stony Brook Twin Theatre opened in 1974. In the late 80’s Theatre #1 was split into (2) screens creating the triplex.”

I believe this was triplexed long before the late 1980s.

Coate commented about Showcase 5 on Jun 21, 2011 at 1:41 am

You guys are off on your opening date by SEVERAL years.

Coate commented about Altama Village I II III on Jun 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

“The Altama Village I II III opened in 1980”

This theater opened at least three years before 1980. Also, it was a twin before being tripled.

Coate commented about UA Sunrise Mall 9 on Jun 21, 2011 at 1:36 am

“It opened originally with five screens, and in 1977, expanded to seven screens, with auditorium 6 housing the new Dolby Stereo CP-50 processor with surround sound.” <<<

This theater does NOT appear in Dolby’s installation records during the 1977-78 timeframe, suggesting the Dolby install happened later than what is being recalled in the intro write-up.

Coate commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Fine. Anyone can learn how to create links using the new system. But, in my opinion, the CT staff foolishly removed the ability to preview one’s comment before submitting. Being able to preview one’s comment is crucial, in my opinion. One shouldn’t learn their link wasn’t correct only once the comment is posted, nor should any reader be subjected to an inactive link. (The lack of a preview option, by the way, is why I did not provide courtesy links to the theaters present in the CT database in my recently-posted “Raiders” tribute article.)

Coate commented about Cinema Triple on May 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Bob, your opening date is wrong. The correct grand-opening date is May 24, 1972.

Referencing issues of the (Harlingen) Valley Morning Star, I can add that the original name for this theater was Cinema 1 & 2, the original owner was ABC Interstate, and the debut bookings were The Godfather and The Groundstar Conspiracy.

The theater became a triplex in 1977.

Coate commented about Capitol Theatre on May 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

AGR, there’s nothing wrong with thanking someone for a comment you appreciate, but in this case you look like a fool for having stormed off in a huff only to reappear a day later. And where’s the apology for your nutty YELLING claim of my ignorance? (Don’t you feel like an ass now that you realize I was correct all along?)

Coate commented about Capitol Theatre on May 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm

AGR, you’re back. What happened to “OVER AND OUT”?

Coate commented about Capitol Theatre on May 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm

AGR: The 70mm information for Vertigo is in reference to the film’s 1996 re-issue, not its original release. VistaVision was a 35mm process. Deal with it.

Coate commented about Capitol Theatre on May 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

AGR, you’re not even close!

I find it too difficult to explain aspect ratio and film gauge concepts with words alone; I think it best to use visual examples for the concept to really sink in. Check out Page 5 of the VistaVision wing of the WidescreenMuseum for some VV frame samples that might clarify things for you.

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Coate commented about Westgate Cinema IV on May 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

<<< * “I think I saw JAWS there in the summer of 75 and Star Wars there in 77.” — posted by Grant67 on Apr 30, 2011* >>>

Actually, it was those films' sequels that played at WestGate. The original “Jaws” played first-run at Hillcrest Twin, and the original run of “Star Wars” was at Royal Twin.

Coate commented about Capitol Theatre on May 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

VistaVision was not 65mm!!!

Coate commented about Westgate Cinema IV on May 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm

<<< “I was the projectionist for the Westgate Cinema in 1979. Had two auditoriums of the same size, one red trim one blue trim. Converted later to four screens.” Contributed by richard reagan >>>

<<< “The original Westgate Twins then Westgate IV…” posted by SCPP on May 22, 2005 >>>

I don’t see any evidence this particular WestGate ever had four screens.