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Coate commented about Oakwood Cinema on Sep 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm

This was a triplex by the timeframe described in the intro write-up. Its location may have been in Gretna.

Coate commented about West-View Drive-In on Aug 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Chuck…I can understand how you were misled, but the fact is the drive-in you looked up on is different than the one Rogers submitted. Rogers' submission opened in 1969 and was located on Reidville Circle off I-26, whereas the one you described was built in the 1940s, was located on U.S. 29 Greenville Highway and had previously operated as the Scenic Drive-In.

Coate commented about Peach Orchard Theatres on Aug 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Didn’t “The Other Side Of Midnight” get released in 1977? Perhaps you meant “The Other Side Of The Mountain”?

Coate commented about Movies at Loyal Plaza 5 on Aug 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Opened in 1985??? That sounds like typically questionable Rivest data.

I don’t have an exact opening date, but I do have data from 1977 indicating it was operating then (as a three-screener). So, it opened at least eight years before the 1985 claim. (I wonder if Rivest’s 1985 claim is actually a typo for 1975?)

Coate commented about Sunset Drive-In on Aug 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm

<<< Highway 99, Woodland, CA >>>

Highway 99 does not run through Woodland.

Coate commented about West-View Drive-In on Aug 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm

The name Circle South 29 Drive-In is an unnecessary blending of two different theater names. Circle Drive-In is the correct name (as Mike Rogers originally submitted) of the theater for which this page was created. The South 29 Drive-In is a different theater.

By the way, the Circle Drive-In opened on June 27, 1969. Debut attraction was a Paul Newman double feature of “Cool Hand Luke” and “Harper.”

Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal, various 1969 and 1970 issues.

Coate commented about West-View Drive-In on Aug 22, 2010 at 9:52 am

Don’t encourage him, Chief. :–)

Coate commented about Wynnsong 10 on Aug 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Is proof-reading a lost art?

Coate on Jul 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Isn’t this, like, the fourth duplicate entry you’ve created in the last few weeks?

Coate commented about Demarco Cinemas on Jul 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Was this the Budco Vineland Twin during the 1970s? I ask because I notice the intro mentions a record run of “Jaws,” yet in my JAWS retrospective article I cite the Vineland booking as being at a “Vineland Twin” rather than a “Demarco Cinemas.” Is Demarco a later name, or is this a different theater?

Coate commented about National Theatre on Jul 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm

…and “Dragonslayer.”

Coate commented about Georgia Theatre on Jul 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm

<<< *I wonder if the GREEN BERETS had a world premiere at a Columbus theatre since it was filmed at Fort Benning. * >>>

I believe the world premiere of “The Green Berets” was held on July 4, 1968, at the Fox in Atlanta.

Coate commented about Buena Vista Theater on Jul 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm

IA: Why do you believe Buena Vista was never equipped with 70mm projection capability? During what timeframe did you work there? Are you familiar with the theater’s entire history? And why do you list (in the comment above) that El Dorado was equipped with a Dolby CP100 when they opened in 1967 (they got the CP100 in 1979)?

IA, please email me if you’d prefer to discuss in private rather than clutter up this page with a bunch of back-and-forth chatter.

Coate commented about El Dorado Theatre on Jul 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm

<<< The text must have been edited by a moderator after Michael Coate’s comment was posted. >>>

Joe, I copied-and-pasted one of your intro sentences for context when I made my posting of Oct. 5, 2009, so if it’s true that a moderator edited your intro, then it would mean they also edited my comment. Can a moderator explain this?

The CT staff really ought not make revisions to the introductory write-ups without making a note of such revisions. A date and time stamp for revisions would be ideal.

Regardless of whatever editorial monkey business has taken place, it would appear that I was mistaken about Buena Vista being equipped for 70mm upon its construction and grand opening. I’m still under the impression, though, that it had 70mm capability later on in its life despite claims by IA to the contrary.

Coate commented about Catalina Theatre on Jul 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm

<<< Many, many big pictures played here exclusive. “Sound Of Music” for almost a year. >>>

Yep, 45 weeks to be exact. And I imagine that’s the all-time record for Tucson. The 39-week run of the original “Star Wars” at El Dorado is probably number two.

Coate commented about Madison Square Theatre on Jul 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm

<<< One area local recalled that this was the theater to see “Star Wars” during its initial run. >>>

This is NOT the theater in which “Star Wars” played during its original 1977 release. The first-run Nashville market bookings were at Cinema 4 North (27 weeks), Cinema 4 South (36 weeks), and Hermitage 4 (8 weeks).

Coate commented about Northgate Cinemas on Jul 11, 2010 at 11:05 am

<<< Opened Febuary 6, 1973 by Mid-States Theaters with 5 screens? >>>

Northgate opened as a three-screener as mentioned in the intro write-up. The expansion to five screens took place in 1974.

Coate commented about Happy 30th, "Empire" on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:55 am

The broadcast premiere dates given in raysson’s July 9 post are not correct. The “Empire” premiere American broadcast was held on November 22, 1987. “Jedi” was first shown on American network TV in March of 1989.

(And before anyone goofs up the date of the network premiere broadcast of the original “Star Wars,” I may as well cite it now as February of 1984.)

Coate commented about "Back To The Future"...Happy 25th! on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:41 am

<<< The network television premiere of BACK TO THE FUTURE premiered on ABC in 1990. >>>

The network TV premiere was not in 1990 on ABC; it was in 1988 on NBC.

There was also a repeat broadcast on NBC in 1989 shortly before the release of “Part II.” That broadcast was hosted by Leslie Nielsen and included some clips and behind-the-scenes footage from the sequel.

Coate commented about Cordele Drive-In on Jun 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Now that the mystery editor has corrected the misspellings, why not delete my comment where I mentioned the misspellings? At this point, retaining my comment will simply confuse anyone reading the page. Worse, readers may think I’m suggesting a correction to an item that doesn’t need correcting. An even better idea would be to introduce a date and time stamp for any revisions made to the intro details.

Now if we could just get Mike Rogers some writing lessons. :–)

Coate commented about 70mm Star Trek TOS Movie Series at the Laemmle Royal Theater on Jun 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

The plan when the series was first announced was to show all six movies in 70mm. Apparently, Laemmle had difficulty securing a 70mm print of the first movie (which does not surprise me given how few of them were made).

Coate commented about Cordele Drive-In on Jun 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm

The theater name at the top of the page is misspelled (as is the city name in the first sentence of the introduction).

Coate commented about Americana Theater on Jun 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

As I pointed out in my 35th anniversary JAWS retrospective, this was a six-screener by the summer of 1975.

Coate commented about Cinema On The Mall I & II on Jun 28, 2010 at 7:37 am

This theater was mentioned in my recently-posted 35th Anniversary JAWS retrospective, but I listed it as being located in Big Flats instead of Horseheads.

Coate commented about Windsor Cinerama Theater on Jun 28, 2010 at 7:25 am

I realize you just updated the theater names, but I think they should be reversed. “Windsor” ought to be the primary name; “Windsor Cinerama” ought to be the AKA.

By the way, Houston’s Cinerama history can be found on this page.