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telliott commented about Famous Players Chatham Cinemas 6 on Jul 17, 2010 at 8:52 am

Thanks, but it doesn’t show any showtimes.

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telliott commented about Famous Players Chatham Cinemas 6 on Jul 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I tried looking this up on the Cineplex website and it said the city that I had entered was not found. So is this open? or closed? It HAS gone from the Stinson website, so obviously it’s not them anymore. Stinson has lost several theatres in the last few years, namely the Imperial 8 in Barrie, the Collingwood 4 and Orillia 4 and now the Chatham 6. The only one left now other than a couple of drive-ins is the Timmins 6.

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telliott commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Jul 2, 2010 at 11:18 am

Any idea which building it is when you look at the Google satellite image? Usually they have these buildings marked, but I can’t tell which is the theatre.

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telliott commented about Carlton Cinema on Jun 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

The Carlton cinemas will be re-opening on July 2nd and run by Magic Lantern Theatres. They have already included it on their website.

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telliott commented about Beverly Center Cinemas Closing Tonight on Jun 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

John, the Carlton cinemas are scheduled to re-open this summer by Magic Lantern theatres (also owns Rainbow Cinemas). If you look on the Magic Lantern/Rainbow website, they now have the Carlton listed there under Magic Lantern. Says opening summer 2010. Should have all new decor and new seats and probably new sound systems. I look forward to the re-opening as I’m sure many others will too. There was so much press about it closing back in December, I’m sure that helped Magin Lantern make a decision to take it over.

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telliott commented about Beverly Center Cinemas Closing Tonight on Jun 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm

If Rave put all of that work in the the theatre and there were a lot of great plans for it, then why did they give it up so soon after taking it over? Sounds like the Carlton cinemas here in Toronto, there obviously was a following for the Beverly Centre, too bad it couldn’t have stayed with Rave for years to come.

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telliott commented about Beverly Center Cinemas Closing Tonight on Jun 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm

The Canadian locations are among the best in the country. Cineplex Entertainment is an entirely different company than it was when it was run by Garth Drabinsky. Also they purchased Famous Players a few years ago, so they have most of their former locations as well.

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telliott commented about Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX on Jun 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

The photos posted on Feb 26,2007 by Jack Coursey. First entry under comments.

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telliott commented about AMC to sell nine cinemas to Regal to complete Kerasotes acquisition on May 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Same thing up here in Canada. When Cineplex Odeon bought out Famous Players a few years ago, they had to sell off over 30 theatres of their own or Famous Players locations so that they wouldn’t be close together. However years ago, Famous Players virtually owned the Yonge-Bloor-Bay neighbourhood in Toronto by having the Uptown 5, Towne Cinema, Plaza Twin, University and Cumberland 4. All Cineplex Odeon had in that area was the Varsity Twin and the Showcase.

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telliott commented about AMC to sell nine cinemas to Regal to complete Kerasotes acquisition on May 28, 2010 at 10:24 am

I always wondered the same thing about Chicago. How AMC were able to keep the 600 North Michigan 9 after the River East 21 opened. They are blocks apart.

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telliott commented about Michael Todd Theatre on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

Thanks JRS40, that makes sense. Always wondered why Chicago never did when so many cities even New York had divided downtown palaces in to multiples. Here in Toronto, the former Loew’s Uptown was divided in to 5, the Imperial was divided in to 6 and several others in to twins.

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telliott commented about Screenworks 14 on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

What IS it about Pittsburgh area and movie theatres? Do Pittsburghers not go to the movies as much as other parts of the country? I’ve never heard of a city that seems to have so many multiplexes open and then close within a few years. There are so many other cities that even have multiplex theatres close to one another and still do business. Just wondering why it seems that it doesn’t work in the Pittsburgh area.

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telliott commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 48: Orlando) on Apr 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Hurray, Remembering Cinerama is back! Missed it. Still looking forward to seeing Cleveland and Cincinnati.

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telliott commented about Michael Todd Theatre on Apr 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm

It’s also quite amazing that not ONE of the downtown Loop movie palaces were ever divided up in to multiple cinemas like they were almost everywhere. They all were intact and the same single screen theatres when they subsequently closed. That’s quite extraordinary.

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telliott commented about Michael Todd Theatre on Apr 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Considering what the Goodman has become, too bad they had to demolish the Woods, Michael Todd and Cinestage. They could have just combined them somehow and now THEY would be the Goodman Theatre. Sort of like Playhouse Square in Cleveland, with the old original theatres in place.

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telliott commented about Esquire Theatre on Apr 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm

What about Classic Cinemas?

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telliott commented about Esquire Theatre on Apr 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Looking at that lovely photo, it really is a shame that the Esquire has been just sitting there all these years. It really does fit in to the neighbourhood so well doesn’t it. It should be a Landmark or Angelika or something.

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telliott commented about State Theatre on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm

As far as I know, the only State theatre in Toronto was on Bloor St, between Keele and Dundas. It’s listed in here as the Bloordale, but it was known as the State, a 20th Century theatre until it closed.

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telliott commented about Waterworks Cinemas on Mar 11, 2010 at 11:29 am

Wow, the newspaper ad posted by Mike Rivest is gone already. That was fast!

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telliott commented about Odeon Carlton on Mar 6, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I don’t agree with your statement that the Oscar winning film “Oliver!” didn’t do well simply because it was released as a reserved seat, roadshow engagement all over, not just Toronto and not just because Odeon didn’t agree with the pricing. After it’s run at the Carlton, it moved over to the Odeon Danforth where it ran for many more months, so I wouldn’t say that “it didn’t do well”.

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telliott commented about Sony Columbus Circle on Mar 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Too bad all the photos supposedly listed above are gone. I don’t remember what this one looked like.

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telliott commented about Eric I & II on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I remember there was an Eric in downtown Allentown. It opened in the late 60s and I remember going there in the summer of 1969 to see “Midnight Cowboy” It must have been the same chain because the letters of the name in the photos above were the same as the one in Allentown. Many years later I was in Allentown again and it was the Eric 5, so they obviously added on more screens. I’m not sure when it closed but it was a stand alone building right near city hall and had it’s own parking lot. I don’t know if it still stands or was demolished.

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telliott commented about Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music" on Mar 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Nashville IS there, between Hamden and Scranton.

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telliott commented about Plaza Theatre on Feb 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I often wonder what they use all the space for cinemas such as these after they close. I mean, when you walk by the entrance at the Hudson’s Bay Centre, you would never know a theatre ever existed there. Are the 2 cinemas still sitting there empty after all these years? Makes you wonder what they could use them for now. Even a twin cinema still open at this location would be better than nothing. You didn’t even have to go outside when you got off the subway. It was practically across the hall of the mall.

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telliott commented about North Riverside Mall Theatre on Feb 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Wow, talk about a narrow minded individual! I’m sure Classic Cinemas does a great jot of running this theatre, but you will never know I guess.