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Some very sad news broke today regarding the Mighty Wurlitzer’s future at the Castro theatre.
I wasn’t even aware that the theatre didn’t own it. They do not. So the person who owns it is moving out of the organ and has designs to take with.
But if the money can be raised- the organ can stay- but it’s going to need alot of work.
There’s information about fundraising in the enclosed link below.
If someone can make this news a bit more prominent on the site and make sure as many people as possible can see it, that would be great.
A movie at the Castro Theatre without the Mighty Wurlitzer wouldn’t be the same.
Roxie has been named one of the top 5 Indie Cinemas in the Bay Area.
The Grand Lake made the 2013 A-List as one of the best Indie Cinemas in the Bay Area
Castro Theatre making the 2013 A-List of “Indie Cinemas” in the Bay Area…
Thanks for that insight Sam. “My Favorite Year” is one of my favorite movies. I had to chance to tell that to Mark-Linn Baker when he was performing off broadway a few years back. When he asked my favorite, telling him “Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” he didn’t seem to mind.
Outstanding photos, Ian. Well done!
at the 2:11 mark the name of the movie is Female on the Beach, which stars Natalie Schafer and Joan Crawford. Google is such an amazing thing.
Early shows are $10 here, just checked this morning for the weekend.
Will there be a parade? Plaque erected when they break a record. I mean, wow 17 weeks for a movie that is obviously making them money being allowed to continue playing there. Such an amazing accomplishment. Maybe they can get Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for the parade. Please please take photos and post them here. This is so mindboggling. 17 WEEKS!!! WOW!!!!
WOW, great photo – thanks for sharing this.
Is that a record of some kind? If so please cite more about this amazing accomplishment.
Photos of the Fox marquee, advertisement for “Battle of the Century” and bit of write up about Laurel & Hardy’s appearance at the Fox are listed at the blog linked below
Had a bit of a chuckle at this morning’s screening of “Jack the Giant Slayer” in “Digital IMAX 3D. Crowd was sparse, the mind numbing promo fest better known as "first look” is coming to a thankful conclusion, the trailers are about to begin.
A voice cries out from the front of the auditorium “If you’ve got 3D glasses in the plastic packaging, come out and get the right glasses”.
Apparently they gave out “regular” 3D glasses instead of the AMC Digital IMAX 3D ones. It was quite humorous, but they did fix the mistake. Just something to point out for posterity.
There’s a “Croods” no talking/texting promo they are running now. Unfortunately it’s lost in the plethora of commercials that are run. No wonder no one pays attention.
Is the Market Street Cinema haunted? The folks from “Ghost Adventures” check this out on the episode that aired first on 3/1/13 and I’m sure will be running off quite a bit on the Travel Channel. Check the local listings in your region.
I’m not a believer (personally) but there’s alot of great tidbits about the history of this great venue, how the strip club now just in housed in part of the old Imperial theatre. Check this show out ( or place out in the City of Saint Francis, should your proclivities go that route)
I was never aware those three had made a movie together :P
oh I found the link with the photo I referenced.
No, it’s film. That’s why the run’s been so long. I recall a photo taken of the 99 boxes of IMAX film needed to run it.
The March 2013 calendar has hit the streets and oh look, no empty days this month.
It’s filled with a screening of “Les Miserables”, 70mm showing of “The Master”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, Palm Sunday (3/24), “The Ten Commandments” and an appearance by Ru Paul Drag Race start “Latrice Royale” for a screening of Paris is Burning.
I was just quoting Angelo Cataldi to at least give some manner of update on this theater.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get there myself soon and post a more personal review and photos.
Great seeing the El Capitan in the background during the Oscar pre-show hoopla yesterday (2/24/13)
One would presume it’s not open showing movies, but does it serve any use in the festivities? Holding pen of some kind? You think it might be used as a great perch/camera location for some of the programming.
and more copy righted images on this theatre’s photo page as well.
was this really necessary?
So wait, there’s not 16 screens any longer? You said the “theater count” needed to be changed. Is it 15 screens now or is it 17?
If you meant to say the SEATING figure should be adjusted- do you have the new number? If you do, please provide this so they can make the adjustment above.