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Douglas commented about AMC Century 14 on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I remember going there in 1988 to see Moonstruck. There was a constant humming noise throughout the movie. The manager said certain auditoriums had screens that were kept in place by a machine that pushed out air and that was what the sound was. Never heard of this ever before or since.

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Douglas commented about Laurelhurst Theater on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

For those who grew up near the Laurelhurst, what played: 1/1/55 SABRINA, SUDDENLY 1/8/55 A STAR IS BORN, HUMAN JUNGLE 1/15/55 WHITE CHRISTMAS, STORMY 1/22/55 HELD OVER 1/29/55 VANISHING PRAIRIE, LAST TIME I SAW PARIS, WILLIE THE OPER 2/5/55 DESIREE, PHFFFT 2/12/55 ATHENA, SO THIS IS PARIS 2/19/55 DEEP IN MY HEART, GOLDEN MISTRESS, KING SOLOMON’S MINES 2/26/55 THERE’S NO BUSINESS, FIRE OVER AFRICA 3/5/55 THERE’S NO BUSINESS, DESTRY 3/12/55 20000 LEAGUES, THE LITTLE KIDNAPERS 3/19/55 CARMEN JONES, BLACK KNIGHT 3/26/55 VERA CRUZ, THE DETECTIVE 4/2/55 HELD OVER 4/9/55 BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI, BOB MATHIAS STORY 4/16/55 JUPITER’S DARLING, CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT 4/23/55 HIT THE DECK, CHIEF CRAZY HORSE 4/30/55 FAR COUNTRY, ON THE WATERFRONT 5/7/55 LONG GRAY LINE, SIAM 5/14/55 BATTLE CRY, ROBINSON CRUSOE (COUNTRY GIRL, TALL IN THE SADDLE) 5/21/55 THREE FOR THE SHOW, MAN WITHOUT A STAR 5/28/55 EAST OF EDEN, CONQUEST OF SPACE 6/4/55 A MAN CALLED PETER, ESCAPE TO BURMA 6/11/55 HELD OVER 6/18/55 THE GLASS SLIPPER, THE PURPLE PLAIN 6/25/55 DADDY LONG LEGS, THE AMERICANO 7/2/55 BLACKBOAD JUNGLE, TIGHT SPOT 7/9/55 SEA CHASE, MAGNIFICENT MATADOR 7/16/55 SON OF SINBAD, BAREFOOT CONTESSA 7/23/55 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, FIVE AGAINST THE HOUSE 7/30/55 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, PRIZE OF GOLD 8/6/55 DAVY CROCKETT, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ 8/13/55 FAR HORIZONS, FOXFIRE 8/20/55 COBWEB, FRANCIS JOINS THE NAVY 8/27/55 SEVEN YEAR ITCH, WICHITA 9/3/55 HELD OVER 9/10/55 PRIVATE WAR OF MAJOR BENSON, WIZARD OF OZ 9/17/55 SEVEN LITTLE FOYS, HOUSE OF BAMBOO 9/24/55 MR. ROBERTS, DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE 10/1/55 HELD OVER 10/8/55 THE KENTUCKIAN, FEMALE ON THE BEACH 10/15/55 IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER, PETE KELLY’S BLUES 10/22/55 LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING, MARTY 10/29/55 MCCONNELL STORY, WE’RE NO ANGELS 11/5/55 LEFT HAND OF GOD, TO CATCH A THIEF 11/12/55 HELD OVER 11/19/55 BLOOD ALLEY, GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES 11/26/55 TALL MEN, LIVING SWAMP 12/3/55 MY SISTER EILEEN, THE TALL MEN 12/10/55 GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING, I AM A CAMERA 12/17/55 TRIAL, INTERRUPTED MELODY 12/24/55 VIEW FROM POMPEY’S HEAD, MAN WITH THE GUN 12/31/55 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, ILLEGAL

1956

1/7/56 IT’S A DOG’S LIFE, SINCERELY YOURS
1/14/56 GOOD MORNING, MISS DOVE, PHENIX CITY STORY
1/21/56 TENDER TRAP, TEXAS LADY
1/28/56 AFRICAN LION, TENDER TRAP
2/4/56 INDIAN FIGHTER, 3 STRIPES IN THE SUN
2/11/56 RAINS OF RANCHIPUR, SECOND GREATEST SEX
2/18/56 COURT MARTIAL OF BILLY MITCHELL, SQUARE JUNGLE
2/25/56 TROUBLE WITH HARRY, THE SPOILERS
3/3/56 LIEUTENANT WORE SKIRTS, TROUBLE WITH HARRY
3/10/56 LIEUTENANT WORE SKIRTS, RANSOM
3/17/56 ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE
3/24/56 HELEN OF TROY, RED SUNDOWN
3/31/56 MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, AT GUNPOINT
4/7/56 THE YEARLING, NORTHWEST PASSAGE
4/14/56 LITTLEST OUTLAW, NEVER SAY GOODBYE
4/21/56 THE CONQUEROR, BACKLASH
4/28/56 COMANCHE!, OUR MISS BROOKS
5/5/56 PICNIC, ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE
5/12/56 HELD OVER
5/19/56 I’LL CRY TOMORROW, ANYTHING GOES
5/26/56 HELD OVER
6/2/56 GUYS AND DOLLS, THE SWAN
6/9/56 HELD OVER
6/16/56 MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT, TRIBUTE TO A BAD MAN
6/23/56 HELD OVER
6/30/56 BIRDS AND THE BEES, FORBIDDEN PLANET
7/7/56 MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, BIRDS AND THE BEES
7/14/56 THE SEARCHERS, MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
7/21/56 D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE, SONG OF THE SOUTH
7/28/56 BHOWANI JUNCTION, AUTUMN LEAVES
8/4/56 TOY TIGER, 23 PACES TO BAKER STREET
8/11/56 GABY, THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE
8/18/56 SANTIAGO, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS
8/25/56 TRAPEZE, FRANCIS IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE
9/1/56 EDDIE DUCHIN STORY, JOHNNY CONCHO
9/8/56 AWAY ALL BOATS, EDDIE DUCHIN STORY
9/15/56 RUN FOR THE SUN, AWAY ALL BOATS
9/22/56 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME, WALK THE PROUD LAND
9/29/56 KING AND I, THE LADYKILLERS
10/6/56 HELD OVER
10/13/56 AMBASSADOR’S DAUGHTER, PILLARS OF THE SKY
10/20/56 THE BURNING HILLS, THE FIRST TRAVELING SALESLADY
10/27/56 HIGH SOCIETY, THE FIRST TEXAN
11/3/56 BUS STOP, HIGH SOCIETY
11/10/56 MOBY DICK, BANDIDO
11/17/56 TEA AND SYMPATHY, BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
11/24/56 SOLID GOLD CADILLAC, LISBON
12/1/56 UNGUARDED MOMENT, SOLID GOLD CADILLAC
12/8/56 THE OPPOSITE SEX, TENSION AT TABLE ROCK
12/15/56 TEENAGE REBEL, OPPOSITE SEX
12/22/56 HELD OVER
12/29/56 THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND, POWER AND THE PRIZE

1957

1/5/57 FRIENDLY PERSUASION, COME NEXT SPRING 1/12/57 THE MOUNTAIN, EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH 1/19/57 JULIE, THE SHARKFIGHTERS 1/29/57 LUST FOR LIFE, YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM IT 2/2/57 GIANT 2/9/57 HELD OVER 2/16/57 KING & FOUR QUEENS, GREAT AMERICAN PASTTIME 3/2/57 TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON, DON’T KNOCK THE ROCK 3/9/57 WRITTEN ON THE WIND, 4 GIRLS IN TOWN 3/16/57 THE IRON PETTICOAT, ZARAK 3/23/57 BUNDLE OF JOY, THE WRONG MAN 3/30/57 TOP SECRET AFFAIR, SILENT WORLD 4/6/57 THE WINGS OF EAGLES, THE RAINMAKER 4/13/57 BATTLE HYMN, OH MEN OH WOMEN 4/20/57 FULL OF LIFE, MEN IN WAR 4/27/57 THE BIG LAND, A COWBOY NEEDS A HORSE 5/4/57 CINDERELLA, THE BRAVE ONE 5/11/57 MISTER CORY, THE TATTERED DRESS 5/18/57 HEAVEN KNOWS MR. ALLISON, KELLEY AND ME 5/25/57 DESIGNING WOMAN, HEAVEN KNOWS MR. ALLISON 6/1/57 FUNNY FACE, 10000 BEDROOMS 6/8/57 BOY ON A DOLPHIN, FUNNY FACE 6/15/57 SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, BOY ON A DOLPHIN 6/22/57 BACHELOR PARTY, ABANDON SHIP 6/29/57 DESK SET, THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT 7/6/57 WAYWARD BUS, HELLCATS OF THE NAVY 7/13/57 OKLAHOMA, DEEP ADVENTURE 7/20/57 GUNFIGHT AT O.K. CORRAL, PUBLIC PIGEON # 1 7/27/57 JOE BUTTERFLY, GUNFIGHT AT O.K. CORRAL 8/3/57 TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR, THE LONELY MAN 8/10/57 ISLAND IN THE SUN, TWO GROOMS FOR A BRIDE 8/17/57 DELICATE DELINQUENT, ISLAND IN THE SUN 8/24/57 BERNARDINE, DELICATE DELINQUENT 8/31/57 NIGHT PASSAGE, BEAU JAMES 9/7/57 AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, MIDNIGHT STORY 9/14/57 LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON, MAN ON FIRE 9/21/57 SILK STOCKINGS, OMAR KHYYAM 9/28/57 BAND OF ANGELS, TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI 10/5/57 JEANNE EAGLES, OKLAHOMAN 10/12/57 PRIDE & THE PASSION, FUZZY PINK NIGHTGOWN 10/19/57 PAJAMA GAME, THE GREEN MAN 10/26/57 HAPPY ROAD, 3:10 TO YUMA 11/2/57 JET PILOT, SEA WIFE 11/9/57 UNTIL THEY SAIL, JET PILOT 11/16/57 TENDER TRAP, COURAGE OF BLACK BEAUTY 11/23/57 HELEN MORGAN STORY, LOSER TAKES ALL 11/30/57 JOKER IS WILD, THREE FACES OF EVE 12/7/57 40 GUNS, JOKER IS WILD 12/14/57 STOPOVER TOKYO, PURSUIT OF THE GRAF SPEE 12/21/57 TIME LIMIT, DEVIL’S HAIRPIN 12/28/57 JAILHOUSE ROCK, ESCAPADE IN JAPAN

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Douglas commented about Old Chelsea Tri Cinema on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I seem to remember in the 70s they also ran offbeat art films. I’m certain I saw Polanski’s REPULSION there one Friday night, circa ‘71.

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Douglas commented about Bob White Theatre on Jul 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm

A unique aspect of the theatre was that the men’s rest room was right off the projection room, so movie-crazy kids like me could see the projection equipment and the reels turning.

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Douglas commented about Cinema 21 on Jul 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I worked at this theatre briefly while going to college. They were showing Polanski’s Macbeth at the time. I must have seen portions of it a hundred times. When the late show would start and no one was there we’d signal the projectionist and he’d turn it off so we could all go home. One night I couldn’t remember if I’d turned off the hot butter machine. Not driving at the time, I walked back at 3am just to make sure. Of course, I’d already turned it off.

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Douglas commented about Broadway Theatre on Jul 22, 2010 at 1:15 am

A great theatre in its day. “Psycho” opened there first run in August, 1960.

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Douglas commented about Vista Theatre on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:49 am

Steven Wells is right. It was gay 76 – 79. The early 80s it was a revival house. Mid to late 80s it was a second run double feature house…and a great place to go!

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Douglas commented about Music Box Theatre on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:59 am

It has been a long time since the error and confusion here has been identified. This is not the later Music Box Theatre, as corroborated by many above. Is there a way that another entry can be made for the later Music Box?

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Douglas commented about Laurelhurst Theater on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:55 am

A classic neighborhood theatre. It was remodeled in 1953. The entrance used to be around the block on the east side of the building. When they reopened with the new facade there was quite a celebration. That the entrance was moved around the block is the reason the lobby is so long.

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Douglas commented about Liberty Theater on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:49 am

A wonderful theatre. First run films, they showed a lot of classic sci-fi and horror when it opened. It was open all night! It closed in 1958. The last film was, ironically, “I Want to Live.”

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Douglas commented about Blue Mouse Theatre on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

A great place. Three movies shown continuously for about sixty cents, I believe. The theatre also had a huge cat that likely patrolled the place for rodents, an irony, given the theatre’s name. Fortunately, I never saw one.

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Douglas commented about Ames Theatre on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

My mom and I went to see Ben-Hur at the Ames in 1960. The theatre was packed and they put us in the “crying room,” a sealed-off area by the balcony for parents with screaming kids. The sound was piped in on a little speaker. What an idea! Wish they’d put people who check their Blackberries during movies in a place like that now!

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Douglas commented about Avalon Theatre on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Memories of this theatre are overwhelming. In the late 50s and early 60s they usually showed three sci-fi-horror films along with a 3 Stooges short and cartoon. Popcorn was cheap. Is there a more convincing portrait of heaven? On the downside, the place was a madhouse, operated for kids and staffed by teenagers. In one case, the projectionist got complaints about low sound levels so he purposely cranked it up full in spite. Teenagers would dance to rock music in the aisle during intermission. It was a glorious, crazy place. In the 70s it became more respectable, usually showing first runs, then it split up into several auditoriums, eventually becoming the combo game board theatre that it is now.