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Jimbo commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm

For the REAL history, you might look here –

http://www.angelfire.com/ri2/valleygirl/index.html

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Fox Van Nuys Theatre on Feb 21, 2009 at 5:53 am

….. and, later in life, I used to take the ‘ol P.E. all the way to the Navy
shipyards in Long Beach until the line closed – 1961 …. a group of us used
to ride from Long Beach to the Valley for $1.50 !!

We would come home Friday afternoon, pick up a date and hit the ‘ol Fox
for an evening date …. then off to Phil Ahns “Moongate Inn” for late dinner.

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Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Fox Van Nuys Theatre on Feb 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm

My Mom used to take me to the Thrifty’s lunch counter, then we’d catch the
‘ol “Red Car” (Pacific Electric) and ride to Glendale to visit my Grandmother.

For my birthdays, we’d always got to the Choo-Choo restraunt down the street on VNBL, and have our hamburgers served on a Lionel train ……

You won’t find any of that stuff around anymore …..
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Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Fox Van Nuys Theatre on Feb 8, 2009 at 3:52 pm

That puts it in the 7200 or 7300 Block – On the EAST side of VNBL

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Van Nuys Drive-In on Jan 13, 2009 at 6:49 am

** According to SEVERAL websites here’s the stats for VAN NUYS DI =
Built 1948 -
Vehicle Capacity 890, Eventually 1400.
Closed August 1996
Demolished in August, 1998.

… a grade school now sits in it’s former location. – 2004

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Winnetka Drive-In on Jan 13, 2009 at 6:43 am

** According to SEVERAL websites here’s the stats for
VAN NUYS DI =
Built (in) 1948 -
Vehicle Capacity 890, Eventually 1400.
Closed August 1996
Demolished in August, 1998.

… a grade school now sits in it’s former location.

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Winnetka Drive-In on Jan 12, 2009 at 1:41 pm

That was councilman Wilkinson – the town drunk …. he was also responsible for holding up the refurbishing of the RESEDA walk-in … a real loser!

He did get a local park & rec center named after himself.

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 5, 2008 at 7:39 am

Boys & Girls … Could we please use this site to discuss the Chinese Theater, NOT your life history working at McDonald’s ???

As for movie discusssions, try IMDB we don’t need your critique
on movies here either…….

This site is for the theaters – Thank You

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Gem Theater on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:47 am

I lived in Beaverton 1979-1985 .. This neat little Mom ‘n Pop theater was showing Major New releases for $1.00 !!! – People were driving in from Midland, Gladwin, Harrison to see ONE DOLLAR films … the old
man made some of it back with candy & pop prices … but so what?

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Reseda Theatre on Apr 20, 2008 at 6:18 am

Just what we need … another Landmark theater turned into a Hispanic Disco complete with Mariachi bands, gang-bangers and street punks.

Reseda USED to be a nice middle-class working neighborhood .. oh well, so did North Hollywood and look what happened there, other than the El Portal was saved ….

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 20, 2008 at 6:07 am

… funnny, MOST of the photos here and those in the book “Hollywood at your Feet” are not public domain ….

Nearly all the photos with my Grandfather, Jean Klossner “Mr. Footprint”, aren’t public domain, but they are all over the internet.. so much for copyright laws ….

JR

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 3, 2007 at 11:07 am

…. IF All you posters want to tell the “Suits” at Mann what you think … you can E-Mail them:

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 3, 2007 at 9:25 am

** The new owner of the Chinese could care less – Tradition is out the window…

When they covered up my Mother’s handprints near the sidewalk (1927),
and Sid Grauman’s pet duck prints on the balcony staircase, their answer was: “Oh well, nobody told us they were there” …

(** It’s only been on file with the Hollywood C of C since 1962)

These jerks only see $$$$ signs – The care and preservation of these artifacts means NOTHING to them !!!!!

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about American Theatre on Dec 1, 2007 at 2:35 pm

Was this the “All American” theater ????

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Winnetka Drive-In on Nov 20, 2007 at 12:02 pm

…. The Winnetka 6 was a really dumb idea – If you didn’t get in the correct lane right away, you were off to some other movie you didn’t want to see …

Also – while you were watching YOUR movie, the flicker from the OTHER screens distracted you … Bummer!

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Reseda Theatre on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:14 am

The Reseda “Walk-in” is located at 18443 Sherman Way, just EAST of Reseda Bl. in the San Fernando Valley …

The present owner is still in turmoil with the Reseda Chamber of Commerce as to what to do with the theater – He is asking the C of C to “Buy him out” at over a Million dollars …

I don’t think the Reseda C pf C even HAS a Million, period … It’s a shame, I used to go there all the time in the 50’s – ‘60’s It will probably turn into another swap meet or grocery store.

So much for Reseda ………

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:00 am

SORRY! – here’s the URL

http://www.angelfire.com/ri2/valleygirl/index.html

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 20, 2007 at 10:52 am

My grandfather, Jean Klossner “MR. FOOTPRINT"was on the original Meyer & Holler construction crew that built the Egyptian, Chinese, Mayan and American theaters (among others) …..

After the opening of the Chinese, (1927) he performed the footprint ceremonies for over 30 years. (1927-1962) He said Sid Grauman always wanted to open a complete chain, each theater with a different theme …. So different than the “Multiplex Giants” of today.

Here’s MORE Info & Photos:
http://www.angelfire.com/ri2/valleygirl/index.htm
…OR:
View link

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Encino Theatre on Nov 16, 2007 at 3:25 am

I remember going to see a “Sneek Preview” of “Mr. Roberts” starring JACK LEMON in 1955 – … I actually thought we were going to “Sneek” into the theater! DOH!

Afterwards, we would go to Oscar’s or Bob’s on VNBL ….

The building looked more like a drug store to me … that was the theme of most stores around the Valley at that time … like Town and Country Ford .. A&W Root Beer .. Bob’s Toluca Lake … Foster’s Freeze, etc.

Jim Rowe

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Starlite Drive-In on Nov 14, 2007 at 7:54 pm

Really neat drive-in … They have up-dated the sound to your car radio .. no more window speakers …. and

The management is SMART! – in off season, they have Swap Meets and Car Shows to keep revenue comming in !!!!

Jim Rowe

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Sepulveda Drive-In on Nov 14, 2007 at 7:14 pm

…addendum – The Sherman Williams Paint Store was located on the NORTH-West corner of Sepulveda and Erwin Sts.

The Actual Drive-In Address: 6161 Sepulveda Blvd.

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Sepulveda Drive-In on Nov 14, 2007 at 6:55 pm

The Sepulveda Drive-in was 6144 Sepulveda Blvd .. at Erwin Street.
on the South-West corner ….

Not only did I go there several times, The company I worked for: Gold Key Furniture (now, Wick’s Furniture) took over the address in 1976, when our building was built over the front entrance.

Jim Rowe

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Canoga Park Drive-In on Nov 14, 2007 at 6:38 pm

The Canoga Drive-in Was located on the South-West corner of Canoga Ave and Strathern St. We had an apartment on Owensmouth (one block West of Canoga) and used to sit on our balcony and get to watch the movies FREE – the sound carried over, too. Rent was a wopping $75/month back in 1966, but FREE MOVIES? …. couldn’t beat it!!

Jim Rowe

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about Reseda Drive-In on Nov 14, 2007 at 6:28 pm

Reseda Drive-in had entrances off Reseda Blvd as well as Vanowen via Darby Ave and was located on the North-East corner across from A&W on the South-East corner…

if you were smart, you snuck out the Darby exit and got right over to the A&W .. the losers went out and got caught in traffic on Reseda BL …. HA HA!

Jimbo
Jimbo commented about San Val Drive-In on Nov 14, 2007 at 6:13 pm

I remember riding with my P.J.’s and pillow in the package tray of our ‘36 Ford with Mom and Dad …

Dad worked at lockheed and we couldn’t wait until he came home on Friday’s or Saturday’s for “Movie Night”.

The only problem was during 1943 – 1945 when the air-raid sirens would go off, the screen went dark and everybody was told to stay in their cars … kinda scary … and it usually happened during the Cartoon … DARN!

Jim Rowe