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Yes, tlsloews, there are photos. Scroll up to my comment from Jan. 16, 2007, where you’ll find a link to a page of photos and ads.
<<< On a Friday evening, in the spring of 1975, Steven Spielberg and the executives from Universal choose the UA Cine 150 to have the first sneak preview of JAWS for an audience. >>>
This sneak-preview “test” screening took place on Wednesday, March 26, 1975 and was at the Medallion, not this theater.
<<< The following evening, Universal took the picture for a second sneak to the Lakewood Center Theatre in Lakewood , CA. >>>
The Lakewood screening was on March 28, two nights later.
The IMDb’s April ‘82 date for “The Road Warrior” is correct but fails to point out that it was only for a film festival screening in New York. The earliest commercial engagements in the U.S., that I’m aware of, began May 21, 1982 and its release from that point was staggered.
“The Road Warrior” opened in Chicago on August 20, 1982.
<<< I just remembered that in the summer of ‘81, I saw RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in June, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK in July, and THE ROAD WARRIOR came out in August. If memory serves, RAIDERS and ESCAPE both played on screen 2 and ROAD WARRIOR was in the center auditorium. All of them were in 70mm on those huge screens in six track Dolby! >>>
“Escape From New York” was in 35mm. “The Road Warrior” was released (in the U.S.) in 1982.
The Buena Vista did have 70mm projection capability…at least according to trade reports and projector manufacturer ads. As well, Dolby installation records show a CP100 was installed in the late 1970s.
<<< It was run by ABC North Central Theaters and by Plitt from 1980-1984. >>>
The transition to Plitt ownership happened before 1980.
(What’s your source that the transition took place in 1980? Movie-Theatre.org?)
This theater opened several years before 1980. (What’s your source, Bob, that it opened in 1980?)
The AMC Tri-City 8 officially opened on July 18, 1986. (There was a benefit premiere the day before with $1.00 admission and free popcorn.)
The debut presentations were:
Aliens (in 70mm)
The Karate Kid Part II
There is some question as to whether this theater is located in Largo or Clearwater.
<<< * ABC Plit >>>
<<< Also known as ABC* >>>
All of the photos, newspaper ads and other web resources I’ve seen for this place list its name as the “Brookdale.”
Ownership was ABC in its initial years and Plitt in its latter years. I doubt the place was ever called (officially, anyway) “ABC” or “ABC Plit” (sic). If anything, it would’ve been called the owner name followed by the actual name (i.e. “ABC Brookdale” and, later, “Plitt Brookdale”).
<<< AMC Pine 16 >>>
The actual name of this theater is AMC Pine Square 16. It opened on December 18, 1992.
By 1977 this was a triplex.
Gerald…I have a photocopy of an ad from the June 20, 1975 issue of The Providence Journal announcing the June 25 grand opening of the Lincoln Mall Cinema I-II-III-IV.
“Jaws,” “Bambi” (re-issue), “The Eiger Sanction” and “What’s Up, Doc?” were the debut attractions.
It’s unclear if this was a true grand opening or if it was a grand re-opening/expansion of what had previously been a single-screener or twin.
<<< Star Wars played a solid year in the big house here. >>>
Actually, STAR WARS played here for “only” 22 weeks.
The October 7, 1968 issue of Boxoffice included a brief write-up about the opening of the Cinema 70, which, presumably, was in September ‘68. Owner was the St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Ross Theatre Circuit. “Oklahoma!” (in 70mm) was the debut attraction.
So what’s your point? Is it a different theater, or not?
<<< Became part of the Cineplex Odeon Chain in 1990 >>>
The 1985-87 timeframe is when this would’ve become a Cineplex Odeon house.
Was this really a newly-built theater, or was it just an expansion of the twin? I’ve noticed with Mike Rivest’s work, he frequently has confused an expansion with that of a new build.
<<< I want to say it opened in September of 1987 >>>
The AMC Century 14 opened October 9, 1987. The weekend before, they ran a 20th Century Fox retrospective which included numerous classics (“The Sound Of Music,” “Patton,” “The Hustler,” “How Green Was My Valley,” etc. etc.). Memorable highlights for me included a “Star Wars” 70mm triple feature and “Alien”/“Aliens” 70mm double feature.
Grand-opening newspaper ad, the Fox retrospective ad and a photo can be found here.
<<< AMC Century City 14 >>>
The name of this theater was never “AMC Century City 14”; it was “AMC Century 14” (at least according to photographic evidence, recollections of visits, and newspaper promotion I’ve seen). Although it was located in the Los Angeles community of Century City, the word “City” was never a part of its name.
<<< Many films played the Circle exclusively in the 60s and 70s, including “Love Story” (which ran for over a year) >>>
The Circle’s engagement of “Love Story” ran for 26 weeks, exactly one-half year.
Some photos taken in 2005 can be found here.
Statewide opened this theater in 1967. During the 1970s it was twinned, and during most of its life was operated by General Cinema.
“Inland Cinema I & II” or “Inland Twin” should be the primary name. “Inland Cinema” should be an alternate name.
This theater should not be confused with the “Inland Center 5,” also located in San Bernardino.
National General: 1967-1973
<<< The Tobie Cinemas opened as a twin in the late-1980’s. >>>
There was a single-screen “Tobie” in Senatobia operating in the 1970s. So, unless this is a completely new and different theater using the same name as an earlier venue, this opened as a single-screener in the late-1960s or early-1970s.
<<< 1971 taken over by Womecto >>>
From this point until 1984 it was promoted as “Wometco-Lathrop.”
<<< 1980 Three cinemas >>>
Conversion to triplex took place in 1979.
<<< 1986 expanded to seven cinemas >>>
Expansion was to eight screens, not seven.
This is a duplicate entry of this theater.