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I went last night to see Tammy and Jersey Boys. Drive In is digital and they show a lot of the old drive in clips to welcome you for attending, PIK bug coil. But the intermission reel starts at the 5 minute mark not the 10 minute mark due to the digital ads. One ad was for a psychic reader. Huh? Oh well, they need to make money. There is also a track for rc cars 3.00 for 5 minute rental.
A member of my high school graduation class was the owner at one point in time of the cinema. He could not compete with a 8 screen multiplex in Quincy MA
Just noticed that UDITOA for sale tab now has 3 locations.
If I hit Mega Millions or Power Ball would love to purchase a drive in.
Would not be surprised if list grows due to no funds for conversion to digital.
Drive In will be digital cinema starting Friday June 14.
Message from Facebook page:Winchester drive-in is closed until further notice. A tornado did extensive damage.
Chris: I was in LV in April of last year and looked over fence during daytime. It needs a overhaul
According to Boston Gerald, Showcase Live had a hard time with competion from CT casinos, Boston & Sputh Shore Music Circus.
I remember seeing the Beatles Help along with Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Profesor as a child for a double feature. I also remember it was playing for two weeks.
Just went to Rustic 1st time Saturday night. Got there ½ hour before showtime so parking spot was not great but better than some. Saw T3 UGH! and Captain America Bad ending. Did not think snack bar had big selection. Place is cash only. Dissapointed in intermission. No dancing hot dogs or pushing of snack bar. Only coming attraction of Mission Impossible & Spider Man. Easy to exit. My visit to Mendon Drive In last lear was a better expoerence.
How dare some one talk over a 3 Stooges short. Unless it had Joe in the short.
This place is going down hill ever since AMC took it over.
Not sure why they won’t invest in new seats or fix men’s room.
Will look at Showcase Cinemas first before AMC for a movie.
Showcase is all digital @ Randolph & Patriot Place.
Was there for the first time ever Saturday night.
Over an hour drive but it was worth it.
Will go back if there is a good double feature
Saw The Other Guys
And Dinner For Schmucks,
Was amazed how much drive ins have changed.
Have not been to a trive in in over 30 years.
No way I could see Iron Man 2 at Boston Common after reading the wicked local blog.
If I see the film in IMAX, Jordan’s in Reading for me.
If you are wondering about fake IMAX for Alice in Wonderland, Boston Common went Real 3D for the movie. Shutter Island was being shown this weekend in their over 600 seat auditorium. Fake IMAX is still planned for the spring.
Fake IMAX is coming.
For Alice in Wonderlad.
Saw the ad at AMC this week end.
Did you try contacting Boston Cullinary Group?
55 Cambridge Pkwy., Suite 200
Cambridge, MA 02142
phone: 617-499-2700 fax: 617-225-0897
Maybe they can help locate the owners or management.
Any update on IMAX @ Boston Common?
I looked at the Friday Saturday Schedule for the drive in for 9-26 & 27.
One of the screens has a twin bill of Pulp Fiction & Reservoir Dogs.
Too bad the forcast calls for rain on Friday & Saturday.
House Bunny & Tropic Thunder are on another screen.
Disaster Movie & Death Race are on the third.
I like seeing classics on the big screen.
I live in Quincy MA and here is what I rember of Westgate:
1) I went on a field trip to see Close Encounters of The Third Kind.
2) After General Cinema sold to Hoyts, the place went downhill.
3)It had fans on top of the ceiling to circulate the AC.
4)I saw Looking for Mr Goodbar there and there was a sign that said no one will be admitted during the last ten minutes of the film.
The Charles, The 57 and The Cheri were the auditoriums that I remember having 70 mm capacity. Charles was The Deer Hunter & The Rose. 57 was The Doors and The Exorcist. Cheri was Edward Scissorhands. Paris I remember for being the cinema for Woody Allen movies and the Last Temtation of Christ. The latter film had protesters that were saying the our father and hail mary prayers in a protest circle. One person told me I was going to the place below because I was vewing the film
I would like to see AMC clean the rugs or get new rugs upstairs. I was at Showcase Randolph Saturday night. That is kept up to date vs what AMC is doing to this location. Showcase just put new seats in the auditorium I was at. Never would see AMC do that. I went and saw Berwolf in real 3-d. You had to pick up the real 3-d glasses at the snack bar. When I purchased my ticket, I was not told this. I had to ask another patron where he picked up his glasses. I always say it is the little things that count.
Two weeks ago on a Saturday night, I went to see Letters from Iwo Jima @ The Boston Common Cinema @ 10:50 P.M. If you can belive this, there was no attempt to clean the cinema and there was no usher to be found in cinemas 3-9. I even made an attempt to write a letter to the cinema and to the Atlanta GA address on the web site, but no resonse from either party. I would have made an attempt to find a manager, but is was after one in the morning and all I could find for people working were cleaning crews they did not have AMC shirts on. Any one have any suggestions if I ever have this problem again? The old management would have this matter resolved quickly.
The AMC/Lowes merger was completed today. The AG of MA informed AMC that they must sell their cinema that is near Fenway Park in Boston for competition purporses. Right now, the rumor is Showcase Cinemas is interested in the Fenway property due to the age of the Cirle Cinema. If I have a choice between the two I would rather go to the Boston Common cinema. The problem I have with Boston Common is that if you are in screens 3-9, the leg room is tight. If you are in screens 1 or 2 they are very good leg room. Screen 2 seats over 600 people. 10-19 are good except a couple of the cinemas are tight on leg room. Screen 17 or 18 is their digital projection. If a feature is playing on more that one screen, I ask for the biggest auditorium before buying a ticket. And if you don’t want to pay double digit prices for movies, AAA sells passes. I think a book of 4 is under 30.00