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academy133 commented about Silver Theater on Mar 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm

This is the location of the Hollywood Theater (허리우드 극장), located on the 4th floor of Nakwon Arcade (낙원상가). It’s now mainly used by Seoul Art Cinema (서울아트시네마), and they program independent and art films. For more info, visit

academy133 commented about CGV Yeong-Deung-Po Theater on Mar 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I recently watched a movie inside the Starium, which is one the theater inside the CGV Yeong-Deung-Po complex known for the world’s largest screen. The viewing experience was exceptional, except I felt that the auditorium was much too small for the size of the screen. Only the last two rows in the auditorium provide prime location for viewing.

academy133 commented about Dream Cinema on Jul 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Here’s a summary of the theater’s history. (Translated from an article on

Hwa Yang Theater (화양극장) opened in 1964 as a single-screen theater with 650 seats. It was a popular venue for Hong Kong films during the 1980s and brought both Leslie Cheung and Joey Wang for the premiere of the 1987 film A CHINESE GHOST STORY (천녀유혼 倩女幽魂). In 1998, the theater was renamed as Dream Cinema (드림시네마). In 2007, the theater nearly faced demolition but was saved as redevelopment plans got canceled. The name then changed to Seo Dae Mun Art Hall (서대문아트홀). In 2010, theater became a popular venue for senior citizens. Ticket price was less than $2 for each person and the theater brought in nearly 300-500 people each day. In 2011, the City of Seoul approved development plans to build a hotel in the place of the theater. On July 11, 2012, the theater ended it’s 48 years as the last remaining single-screen theater in Seoul with its final program — a free screening of THE BICYCLE THIEF.

academy133 commented about California Theatre on May 9, 2010 at 9:41 am

Here’s a link to a news coverage about the California Theatre.

academy133 commented about Rosendale Theatre on Apr 21, 2010 at 7:51 am

A wonderful story on efforts to preserve the Rosendale Theatre.

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More about the nonprofit organization at:

academy133 commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Sep 5, 2009 at 12:01 am

Here are the updated links to THE HIDDEN LAYERS, a 15-minute documentary about the hidden spaces inside the Million Dollar Theater.

The Hidden Layers Part 1/3
The Hidden Layers Part 2/3
The Hidden Layers Part 3/3

Enjoy and pass it on.

academy133 commented about Tower Theatre on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:57 am

Here is an amazing photo of the Tower Theater from 1951, when it was called the Newsreel Theater.

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academy133 commented about Silent film organist Bob Mitchell dies at 96 on Jul 20, 2009 at 11:34 pm

I want to thank Cinema Treasures for including this video on their site. I am glad Mr. Mitchell’s performance will be seen by future generations of cinema fans.

RIP, Mr. Mitchell.

academy133 commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Jun 12, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Million Dollar Theater: The Hidden Layers (2009)
A 15-minute documentary by Haeyong Moon

Hillsman Wright, the executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, invites you into the hidden spaces inside the Million Dollar Theater.

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academy133 commented about Art Theatre on Mar 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm

I went to school in Binghamton University from mid to late 1990’s and lived walking distance from the Art Theatre. I remember seeing “Shakespeare in Love”, “Elizabeth”, and “Shine” in that theater. I also remember going up to the projection booth to check out the projectors. I can’t believe it’s been destroyed. It was a small but memorable arthouse for Cinema students at Binghamton. What a loss.