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Coate commented about Terrace Theatres 1 & 2 on Aug 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Opened in ‘69, not '68.

Coate commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:28 am

William Dakota… The Egyptian wasn’t the only California theater to play “Ben-Hur” as a roadshow. It also played in San Francisco (Coronet, 75 weeks) and San Diego (Capri, 49 weeks). And the Egyptian run didn’t play “nearly a year”; it actually played 98 weeks, a few weeks shy of two years.

Coate commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

“Bambi” at Radio City Music Hall was the American Premiere, not the World Premiere, as the film had premiered in the United Kingdom about a week earlier.

Coate commented about Valley Plaza 6 on Jul 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Yes, Chris. (This is one of numerous reasons why I don’t think the chain ought to be considered a part of a theater name, but what do you expect when you have hundreds of contributors and no consistency in the editing of the site.) The opening year in the intro needs to be corrected, as well.

Coate commented about Fontana 6 Theatres on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

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 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

“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 7:27 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 2:02 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 10:22 am

“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 3:52 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 2:51 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 5:13 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 10:26 am

“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 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

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 1:49 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 1:43 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 2:57 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 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

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

Coate commented about Altama Village I II III on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

“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 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

“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 3:44 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 6:21 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 10:36 am

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 9:02 am

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

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