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Link to the Drive In ladder ad in the Atlanta paper on August 5, 1964. The blogger has also written up some of his memories of working at these places. Worth a look if you are interested in the drive in culture from 1970 – 1990.
Newspaper ad and write up on the feature opening August 5, 1964 on the South field:
Newspaper ad and write up on the feature opening August 5, 1964:
Newspaper ad from August 1964 and a write up on the lead feature opening that day:
Newspaper ad from August 1964 and a write up on the feature opening that day:
Newspaper ad from August 1964 and a write up of the feature opening that day:
Newspaper ad from August 1964 along with a write up about the feature opening that day:
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Newspaper ad from August 1964 along with a write up on the feature opening that day:
Sorry: Here is the link that I forgot to post with the above comment:
Write up on the United Artists release of “Its A Hard Days Night” along with the opening day ad. This moive was one of the very few UA releases not to open at the Lenox during the years of the UA / Lenox agreement. The article suggests a reason for this, and more importantly, has a picture of the Lenox Square ad for that day. Feature: “The Pink Panther.”
Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up for the feature playing on the North field:
Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on the feature for that night:
Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature:
Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature.
Newspaper ad from August 1964 with a write up on that nights feature, “Its a Hard Days Night.”
Newspaper ad from 1964 with a write up on “A Hard Days Night.”
Newspaper ad from 1964 with a nice write up of “A Hard Days Night.”
Newspaper ad from 1964 along with a write up on “A Hard Days Night.”
Newspaper ad from 1964 and a nice write up on “A Hard Days Night.”
Perimeter Mall was one of my favorite theatres. I see that Michael has beaten me to the punch, but I will put in my two cents as well. In the days when theatre work was a hobby as well as a living I would keep a list of what was playing at the various theatres I worked in regardless if I was working at that particular place that week or not.
My list is incomplete, but it shows that on July 1, 1977, the week after Star Wars opened, this location was still showing The Deep, Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo, and Sorcerer. So, it is certain that it did not open here. On July 29, the line up was The Deep, The Rescuers, and Sorcerer. The next week, August 5, it was March or Die, Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, and Rescuers. I do not recall Perimeter Mall, Northlake, or Akers Mill (which opened on 8/5/77) ever playing Star Wars. In 1980, Phipps Plaza got a four week 70MM exclusive on Empire, but I don’t recall any of the GCC theatres getting it when it went wide.
Don’t feel badly about this cineman. Several times I have posted comments on this site relating events that I recall as clearly as if they had taken place this morning, only to have Michael post a correction. The first couple of times I took the bait, but since then I have learned never to challenge him on anything regarding theatres in general or Star Wars in particular. The guy must live in the microfilm room at UCLA. Since we are probably about the same age, you will just have to accept the fact, as I have, that we sometimes remember things differently than we experienced them.
There is one thing that I do remember about this time that may have confused things. In an effort to cash in on the Star Wars phenomenon, someone packaged together a double feature of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon episodes and marketed them under the title Star Heroes using the same artwork style as the Star Wars title. I do not recall where these played, but someone was hoping that in those pre home video days that there would be some interest in the Star Wars type movies of old.
As for you R2, take another bow.
A past, present, and probably future projectionist at the Fox offers these comments on the recent Gone With The Wind screenings:
Scan down to the entries for May 7, May 1, and April 25, 2009.