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ChrisB commented about Wheeling Twin Drive-In on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:33 am

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 8:26 am

Opening night ad added to Photo section.

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ChrisB commented about Monarch Theatre on Dec 31, 2013 at 12:44 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 Nov 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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 6:52 am

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 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

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 on Sep 17, 2013 at 6:50 am

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 11:10 am

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 11:30 am

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 2:55 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 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

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 7:26 am

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 1:26 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 11:38 am

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).

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ChrisB commented about Winter Garden Theater on Aug 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Patsy, I’m so sorry to hear of the demolition. Touring the Winter Garden was one of the highlights of that road trip four years ago. Was anything at all salvaged?

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ChrisB commented about Columbia Theatre on Aug 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

Somewhat blurry shot of the Rialto marquee here:

View link

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ChrisB commented about Inland Theater on Nov 29, 2009 at 5:20 am

A little more info – The Inland is currently being used by the Living Word Community Church. The address is listed as 306 Main Street, Martin, SD 57551.

According to a posting dated 1-4-09 at this site:

http://prairiewoman.wordpress.com/

the Inland “is a wonderful place and still in operation for movies and church”. I left a comment asking for more info from Roseanna, the site’s owner, and I’ll pass along any new info when I get it.

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ChrisB commented about Academy Cinemas on Apr 12, 2009 at 11:32 am

Thanks for posting that photo – just the way I remember it before it closed for the remodel in late ‘82. And yes, I remember Handlebars – that’s where Barbra Streisand is discovered by Kris Kristoffersen in the '76 remake of “A Star Is Born”.

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ChrisB commented about Original 1940's silk movie promo banners on Jan 15, 2009 at 7:10 am

Link works fine – thanks for posting them! Especially “Flight Command”. I picked up three old silk banners at a garage sale for $5.00 once – ironically in this case, they advertise Westinghouse TV sets (“With Electronic Clarifier”!).

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ChrisB commented about A look back at the year 1979: the year of science fiction on Jan 15, 2009 at 6:51 am

“‘Mad Max’…only received mixed reviews from critics”

I remember Siskel and Ebert gave it their “Dog of the Week” award – I’d love to ask Roger if he and Gene ever rethought that review.

“Meteor” – I remember it having a troubled production history, with a lot of the effects being reshot. Best moment: After an argument with Karl Malden, Sean Connery utters the unforgettable line:

“Why don’t you stick a broom up my a—? Then I can sweep the carpet on the way out!”

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ChrisB commented about Flexpoint introduces Bend Sensor technology on Aug 23, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Maybe if they added little buzzers to the sensors and did a remake of “The Tingler”…

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ChrisB commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jul 5, 2008 at 7:19 am

Leo, did your father ever mention the film “A Night at the Sunset” I posted about? I’ve posted to my high school reunion page and they’re trying to find my old cinema class teacher, but no luck yet.

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ChrisB commented about Arroyo Theatre on Jun 22, 2008 at 7:27 am

I just drove past the building today and the place has been reopened as a restaurant called the Cozy Corner. It has received something of a facelift; the formerly bricked-in entrance has been opened up with windows and front doors and the facade looks to have been cleaned up some. The restaurant wasn’t open when I passed by; maybe someone local (like ken mc?) could check it out soon.

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ChrisB commented about Cinematical discusses movie theater movies on Jun 15, 2008 at 4:10 am

That was “Saboteur” with Robert Cummings, not Cary Grant (1942), although “North by Northwest” (1959) with Cary had its similarities in theme.

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ChrisB commented about Looking back at "The Day After" on Mar 2, 2008 at 3:32 am

Don’t forget NBC’s SPECIAL BULLETIN that aired the same year, about domestic terrorists who hold Charleston, SC hostage with a nuclear weapon; presented as how such a story would unfold on live TV. That was intense!