Comments from Archie1959

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Archie1959 commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In on Dec 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm

The drive in has a FaceBook page.

Archie1959 commented about Christopher Nolan’s new film Dunkirk is being projected on 70mm film in 125 theaters on Jul 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Could someone explain what this means: Additionally, select theatres will be presenting Dunkirk in IMAX with laser a re-imagination of the movie theatre experience capable of projecting an image with up to a 1.43:1 aspect ratio. I am trying to figure out if I should see the 70mm version or the IMAX version listed.

Archie1959 commented about Redwood Drive-In on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Yes I agree on the paint job. Great idea to have a sold out light for each screen.

Archie1959 commented about Nashville, TN - Indoor drive-in movie theater coming to Nashville on Feb 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Great idea! Would not mind seeing this as an alternative where I live in MA when the weather is bad for a traditional drive in movie!

Archie1959 commented about Loews Cheri on Feb 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm

I have a few memories of the multiplex. Worst film I saw in cinema 1 Godfather 3. Cinema 2 saw the The Right Stuff and Titanic. either cinema 3 or 4 saw Edward Scissorhands (one or the other had a 70 mm projector. When it was a Sack Cinema 1st movie I saw was Semi-Tough (won passes to film) Did cinema 1 have a curtain?

Archie1959 commented about Northfield Drive-In on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm

The DI had a break in 7-19-16. Here are the details of the break in and what was stolen.

Archie1959 commented about Quincy, MA - One last look inside Quincy's historic Wollaston Theatre on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

According to posts on The Save Wollaston Theater Face Book page, the auction never happened.

Archie1959 commented about Wollaston Theatre on Oct 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm

On October 6th a rally was held in an attempt to save the Wollaston Theatre. I went for informational purposes only. Where there biggest problems are is the length of time it has been closed (2003) and if you hold a rally you need electronic media coverage to have on their late news. Social media and the local papers can only go so far.

Archie1959 commented about Mendon Twin Drive-In on Jul 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Since there have been no updates for the last 3 years, I thought I would share them. DI is under new ownership for the last 2 years and now serves beer and wine. New owners have shown PPV concerts and UFC fights and have had retro movie weekends in September and horror films during October.

Archie1959 commented about Leicester Triple Drive-In on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

DI will have a 2015 season. Only one screen opening weekend. 2nd screen to be used later in season. No details if 3rd screen will be used for 2015.

Archie1959 commented about Transit Drive-In on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – The lake effect blast that buried the Ralph, forced the Buffalo Bills to move their home game against the New York Jets to Detroit. As a result, a special tailgating party was held at the Transit Drive-in Theater in Lockport Monday night. Fans were chanting, tailgating, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills in the lot. “We’re all one. The team and the fans are all one,” fan Matt Rosenhahn said. Some fans said they wanted to see the game in Detroit, but couldn’t make it there. “We were going to go to Detroit and we decided we couldn’t make it. So we were going to come here because there’s going to be a bunch of people,” Kevin St. Laurent, a Bills fan said. “We tailgate every week and we couldn’t make it out to Detroit,” Dan Frisicaro, a Bills season ticket holder said. Frisicaro had the grill going, flags up and brought the cooler and chairs to the lot. “This is the only chance you get to see the Bills on a screen this big.” Fans said this was much better than watching the game at home. “You know what, at home you don’t get as much of an atmosphere,” Rosenhahn said. “This is good, because you’ve got the Buffalo fan camaraderie going on right now.” “I’ve got my cousin in town and he’s from California. I wanted to give him a Bills experience and this is the closest we’re going to get,” DJ Mocarski said. Anthony Mocarski of California said the atmosphere at the drive-in was great. “Even though it’s a little cold it doesn’t bother me. I’m just happy to be out here with some of the best fans Buffalo has to offer.” Diehard fans explained they were happy to cheer on their team whether it was in Detroit, at the Ralph or at a drive-in. “Go Bills!” Frisicaro said. Admission was free at the drive-in and all proceeds from the snack stand went to the Buffalo City Mission

Archie1959 commented about Milford Drive-In on Jul 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

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.

Archie1959 commented about Milton Cinema on May 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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

Archie1959 commented about Cooke Brothers Drive-In on May 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

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.

Archie1959 commented about Rustic Tri-View Drive-In on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Drive In will be digital cinema starting Friday June 14.

Archie1959 commented about Winchester Drive-In on Jun 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Message from Facebook page:Winchester drive-in is closed until further notice. A tornado did extensive damage.

Archie1959 commented about West Wind Drive-In on Jan 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Chris: I was in LV in April of last year and looked over fence during daytime. It needs a overhaul

Archie1959 commented about Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place on Oct 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm

According to Boston Gerald, Showcase Live had a hard time with competion from CT casinos, Boston & Sputh Shore Music Circus.

Archie1959 commented about Neponset Drive-In on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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.

Archie1959 commented about Rustic Tri-View Drive-In on Jul 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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.

Archie1959 commented about Bengies Drive-In on Mar 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

How dare some one talk over a 3 Stooges short. Unless it had Joe in the short.

Archie1959 commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Nov 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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.

Archie1959 commented about Mendon Twin Drive-In on Aug 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm

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.

Archie1959 commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:50 pm

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.

Archie1959 commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Mar 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm

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.