Comments from ChrisB

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ChrisB commented about Regent Theatre on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:11 pm

WWII photos circa 1945 show it as the Palace, with a blade sign and a small marquee.

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ChrisB commented about Tuscan Drive-In on Jul 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Added another photo from ‘58. If you think it looked desolate in the first shot, it’s even more so in the snow.

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ChrisB commented about Sands Drive-In on Jul 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

Got the photo loaded – mods please correct the state (did Elkhart extend into OK in 1958 or is that more recent?). Same guy managed the Doric in midtown.

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ChrisB commented about Doric Theater on Jul 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm

The manager in 1958 was Delbert Stewart, per an ad in that year’s Elkhart High School yearbook.

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ChrisB commented about Tuscan Drive-In on Jul 9, 2016 at 7:11 pm

The second one is the Sands Drive-In – starting a page on it now.

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ChrisB commented about Lanier Theatres on Mar 4, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Does anyone know the correct opening date? It had to have been 1965 at the latest, not 1975.

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ChrisB commented about Sierra Theatre on May 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Four photos added from Chowchilla Union High School yearbooks.

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ChrisB commented about Boulevard Drive-In on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:07 am

Added clearer image of the 1941 photo plus close-up of ticket booth (admission 30 cents for adults, 10 cents for kids).

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ChrisB commented about Earle Theatre on Nov 18, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Marquee and “EARLE” sign can be seen in this shot from 1952: http://collections.digitalmaryland.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/btpe/id/408/rec/232

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ChrisB commented about Garden Theatre on Oct 22, 2014 at 6:59 am

March 6, 1951 photo here (zoom in): http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/CLF/id/8522/rec/27

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ChrisB commented about Lake Theatre on Sep 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

The Lake briefly appears in the 1975 Jonathan Demme film Crazy Mama. The scene is set in 1958 and the marquee shows Vertigo and Man of the West. I’ve posted a composite image made from several frames since the shot panned down and across it.

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ChrisB commented about Wheeling Twin Drive-In on Feb 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Added a photo of the drive-in I took in the summer of 1980.

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ChrisB commented about Sunset Drive-In on Feb 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Opening night ad added to Photo section.

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ChrisB commented about Monarch Theatre on Dec 31, 2013 at 8:44 am

Sharp photo circa 1948; the vertical sign must have been a later addition: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2104163&d=1388298330

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ChrisB commented about Sheridan Drive-In on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:12 am

Color shot of the marquee here: http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/111228155301_1_0_1.jpg

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ChrisB commented about Apollo Theatre on Nov 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Here’s a 1958 photo: https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1454583_561168703961255_942539230_n.jpg

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ChrisB commented about Pix Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:56 am

This theater just dodged a bullet – according to Lapeer’s fire chief,a fire that gutted some adjacent buildings caused minor smoke and water damage to the Pix: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/23950812/multi-building-fire-in-lapeers-downtown-historic-district

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ChrisB commented about Cinema 3 on Sep 17, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Here’s a link to a blueprint for a 1934 upgrade on an unnamed theater in Whiteville, owned by A. F. Powell. Is this the same building? http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/mc00096-001-ff0267-000-001_0001/pages/mc00096-001-ff0267-000-001_0001#p

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ChrisB commented about Crest Drive-In on Jul 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Look for the 1957 Robert Altman movie The Delinquents on the MGM Movie Channel – it was made on location around Kansas City, and one scene was shot at the Crest Drive-in.

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ChrisB commented about Southwest Twin Drive-In on Jul 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Property is going up for auction on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Info and photos here:

http://www.treasury.gov/auctions/treasury/rp/thirdstreet.shtml

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ChrisB commented about Mann's Hastings Ranch 3 on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

A friend and I went there when the interior was being auctioned off; he bought about 25 seats (to redo his homemade home theater) and I got the projection room clock. Everything in the theatre was in very good shape.

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ChrisB commented about Moore Warren Theatre on May 21, 2013 at 6:26 am

Live feed from Channel 9 says the theater is being used as a triage center.

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ChrisB commented about Toyo Theatre on May 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

There’s some good footage of the Toyo in the 1988 movie Aloha Summer.

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ChrisB commented about Dream Theatre on Apr 17, 2013 at 8:26 am

Photo taken late 1945 here: http://www.ruudleeuw.com/images/others/smith/dream_theatre.jpg

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ChrisB commented about Magnolia Theatre on Dec 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

The top photo is a still capture from the 1954 Fred MacMurray/Kim Novak film Pushover, which aired a couple days ago on Turner Classic Movies – there was also a nice shot of the original marquee (which was totally different from the one in the ElectraWoman and DynaGirl episode).