Comments from Coate

Showing 1 - 25 of 1,287 comments

Coate
Coate commented about Center Theatre on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

In response to P.K. “Budd” Ballard’s comment of November 27th, 2016, I believe he’s confusing “The Sound of Music” with another long-run musical roadshow since the Tampa Bay region roadshow run of “The Sound of Music” was at the Palace in Tampa and its first general release run in St. Petersburg was held at the State. Perhaps he’s thinking of “My Fair Lady” which had a long run at the Center?

Coate
Coate commented about Cooper Theatre on Oct 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Anyone recall which big summer 1978 movie played here at the Cooper? “Grease”? “Jaws 2”? “Heaven Can Wait”? Other?

Coate
Coate commented about Loew's Grand Theatre on Oct 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm

It was at this venue 50 years ago today that “Gone With The Wind” had its (infamous) 70mm re-release re-premiere.

Coate
Coate commented about MacArthur Theater on Oct 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

This article on “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” should put to rest any questions about whether or not the movie was shown here in 70mm.

Coate
Coate commented about MacArthur Theater on Oct 3, 2017 at 9:43 pm

The MacArthur run of “Amadeus,” just for the sake of clarity, was later on in that film’s (long) release. DC first run was at K-B Cinema. See “Amadeus”: The 70mm Engagements article.

Coate
Coate commented about Twin Bays 4 on Oct 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

There’s no way SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT played at Twin Bays for 27 weeks (unless perhaps you’re combining the duration of first run and some return runs)! As the author of a retrospective article on that movie — Still East Bound and Down: Remembering Smokey and the Bandit On Its 40th Anniversary — I can relay my findings that the BANDIT run at Twin Bays was 8 weeks (May 27-July 21). Now, there were some six-month runs but not in Tampa. The longest Tampa run was the Eastlake Square’s run of 16 weeks (May 27-Sep 15).

Coate
Coate commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:35 pm

moviebuff82: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” did play here in 70mm but it didn’t open until the second wave of its release cycle in mid December, 1977. (The first wave consisting of NY and LA exclusives opened in mid November.)

Coate
Coate commented about South Shore Mall Twin on Sep 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

In what year was this theater twinned?

Coate
Coate commented about Bow-Tie Bellevue Cinema 4 on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

The overview mentions: “United Artists triplexed the theatre in the 1980’s, and an independent operator converted it into a quad.” Does anyone have a more specific timeframe for when these screen-count renovations took place?

Coate
Coate commented about Grand Lake Theatre on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:48 am

When was the Grand Lake converted to a 4-plex? (I believe it occurred some time between 1982 and 1986. Can anyone confirm?)

Coate
Coate commented about CineArts at Hyatt on Jul 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm

EmpressDR: It’s highly doubtful you saw “The Empire Strikes Back” at the Hyatt in May 1980 since it is very well documented that “Empire” opened during that timeframe exclusively at the Northpoint in San Francisco (plus one theater in Santa Clara County and one in Marin County). Everyone else in the Bay Area had to wait at least a month before the movie’s release broadened.

Coate
Coate commented about Waikiki 3 on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:40 am

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous 70mm presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

Coate
Coate commented about Waikiki 1 & 2 on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:34 am

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous 70mm presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

Coate
Coate commented about Hawaii Cinerama on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous Cinerama and 70mm presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

Coate
Coate commented about Kuhio 1 & 2 Theatre on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous 70mm and roadshow presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

Coate
Coate commented about Loew's Crescent Theatre on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

New Showcase Presentations in Nashville article includes mention of the numerous Cinerama, 70mm and roadshow presentations here and at other Nashville area cinemas.

Coate
Coate commented about Belle Meade Theatre on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:06 am

New Showcase Presentations in Nashville article includes mention of the numerous 70mm and roadshow presentations here and at other Nashville area cinemas.

Coate
Coate commented about Loews Park Central on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Was Loews Park Central the Dallas venue in which the Spring 1989 Director’s Cut re-release of “Lawrence of Arabia” played?

Coate
Coate commented about Medallion 5 Theatre on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Was the Medallion the Dallas venue in which the Spring 1989 Director’s Cut re-release of “Lawrence of Arabia” played?

Coate
Coate commented about Manor East 3 on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

According to a Dolby Labs document dated May 30th, 1977, the Dolby installations in Texas as of that date were, in installation order: (1) Medallion, Dallas; (2) American Star, El Paso; (3) Salem, Victoria; and (4) Garden Oaks, Houston.

According to a Dolby Labs document dated Aug. 9th, 1977, the Dolby installations in Texas as of that date were, in alphabetical theater name order: (1) American Star, El Paso; (2) Century South, San Antonio; (3) Garden Oaks, Houston; (4) Laurel, San Antonio; (5) Manor East, Bryan; (6) Medallion, Dallas; (7) Northwest, San Antonio; (8) Salem, Victoria.

Coate
Coate commented about Manor East 3 on Jul 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Mark Brack: I wasn’t referring to Dallas. As a “Star Wars” enthusiast and movie technology historian, I’m well aware the Northpark installed a Dolby unit after you did. If you’re curious/interested, all of the country’s Dolby engagements of “Star Wars” are identified in my historical retrospective article (the Manor East is listed on Page 3 of the article).

Anyway, I have copies of Dolby install records from that era and your theater first turns up in them in July (1977), the same month in which your “Star Wars” run commenced. Before any theaters ordered a Dolby unit for “Star Wars” there had already been numerous installs made months earlier for other Dolby releases (such as “A Star is Born”). Therefore, if you guys had your unit months before the “Star Wars” run, then why wouldn’t your theater turn up sooner in the Dolby install documents?

I suspect what is more likely is your theater was the 8th Dolby install in Texas.

Coate
Coate commented about Cooper Theatre on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:27 am

Does anyone remember if Disney’s “Tron” played here in summer 1982 and/or during its autumn ‘82 re-release?

Coate
Coate commented about Regal Continental Stadium 10 & RPX on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:27 am

Does anyone remember if Disney’s “Tron” played here in summer 1982 and/or during its autumn ‘82 re-release?

Coate
Coate commented about Century 21 on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:26 am

Does anyone remember if Disney’s “Tron” played here in summer 1982 and/or during its autumn ‘82 re-release?