Comments from chspringer

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chspringer commented about Tower Theater on Dec 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The Tower theatre was located across the street from the bowling alley.

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chspringer commented about Cameo Theatre on Nov 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Some interiors are at the theatres website. http://www.99w.com/

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chspringer commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Oct 28, 2013 at 1:18 am

The Criterion.com pages show the release date of Mad World as January 21, 2014. The set will contain 4K transfers of both the general release version and a reconstructed 197 minute version.

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chspringer commented about Ruby Theatre on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:38 am

I remember watching the Bowery Boys films at the Lyric theater in Cleveland when I was very young. I loved them then. Warner Archives now has 36 of the films available on 3 vols. and a 4th one coming. This will make all the Bowery films available on DVD. Well, how else should I spend my money?

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chspringer commented about Kuhn Cinema on May 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I updated the Google street view to show the correct location.

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chspringer commented about Mack Theater on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

I worked at the Mack in the early to mid 1960s. No ghosts at that time :)

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chspringer commented about Theaters raise revenue and tensions by charging to show trailers on Feb 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

2 trailers are all any theater should run. After that it makes people angry. We came for the feature, not a bunch of advertising.

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chspringer commented about 82nd Ave. Cinemas on Jan 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I saw many films there when Cineplex Odeon ran it. The projection was always the best in town. The auditoriums were deeply ramped much like today’s stadium seating and there were never any heads in the way. This was one sweet house at the time.

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chspringer commented about Rancho Cinema 6 on Sep 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I don’t believe that this building was demolished. It looks like the back side was opened up to allow RVs to enter what now is the service area.

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chspringer commented about Beaver Theater on Sep 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

The theater on Barbur operated for only a few years. It was built on the hill side, so when you entered you were at balcony level and had to go down stairs to the main level. Unfortunately the way the building was built it did not meet fire codes for the exits and eventually the fire department made them shut down. The building was demolished shortly thereafter. I don’t remember the exact name of the theater.

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chspringer commented about Beaver Theater on Sep 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

retrorussell, This site generally will list theaters by the last name the operated under. The Portland Paramount can be found under Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and the Beaverton Drive-in is probably listed as the Canyon Drive in. That said, this listing for the Beaver should really be listed as the Film Fair.

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chspringer commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 50: Portland) on May 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I can’t speak for This is Cinerama re-issue however I did see 2001 Space Odyssey and the screen was noticeably smaller than the 3 strip films. I ask the manager about it and he said it was to reduce picture distortion. To me it did not feel like Cinerama anymore.

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chspringer commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on May 11, 2012 at 1:40 am

I was projectionist back when Ben-Hur was first released. After the roadshow ended, the theater I work at ran the film on 35mm. The wide image of Camera65 was letterboxed into the 2.35 frame so no picture information was lost. Sounds like the 4K digital is doing the same thing.

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chspringer commented about Paris Theatre on Mar 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

During the 80s a local theater company named “Storefront” used the theater for live plays and musicals. “Vaudeville Returns” was one of their stage shows. Their shows were always very professionally produced.

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chspringer commented about Family Dri-Vin on Mar 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I started working for Tom Moyer’s Luxury theaters in 1968 and the Family was part of their operation at that time. After it closed, a megaplex was built on the site.

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chspringer commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

The bio part of the film was awful and Mel Ferrer was laughable, but the music was some of MGM’s best. Just my opinion.

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chspringer commented about Basilone Theater on Dec 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I attended this theater when I was in the Navy. I was there in the fall on 1964. The interior was nothing great, but it had a very large wide screen. Great presentations of CinemaScope films.

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chspringer commented about West Park Theater on Nov 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Gary, since I’m in southern Cal and you’re in Cleveland, I’ll withdraw my comment about the Google photo. Sorry about the confusion I’m sure you are correct.

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chspringer commented about West Park Theater on Oct 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm

It was the Riverside Theater not the West Park that was demolished for the drug store. The Google picture above is correct. Look at that photo and then compare the building in the link above. Same building.

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chspringer commented about Clinton Street Theater on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:36 am

I’m in Portland on vacation and drove past the Clinton. Glad to say that it looked well maintained, at least on the outside. And yes, Rocky Horror is still playing.

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chspringer commented about San Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX on Sep 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Excuse me for being uneducated, but what is RPX? Thanks.

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chspringer commented about Ritz Theatre on Aug 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

This would be the same block that now hold the Empire 20, which is currently closed.

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chspringer commented about Hitching Post Theatre on Jul 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

You are talking about the Palace theater. Back in the 60s the Beatles played there and ABC tv used the theater for their hit variety show “The Hollywood Palace”. Now the Avalon nightclub.

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chspringer commented about Jennings Theater on Jun 29, 2011 at 3:05 am

The theater is listed in the 1947 film daily yearbook with 800 seats.

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chspringer commented about Moreno Valley 16 on Jun 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I saw Avatar 3D there. The picture quality was excellent, nice and bright for a 3D film. Sound was without fault. Very comfortable theater.