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Eric commented about Southland Cinemas 5 on Apr 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

balconyclosed, yes, they took the two cinemas and split them into five. The screen set up you are talking about was called shadowbox and many General Cinemas had this shadowbox design.

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Eric commented about Alexandria Theatre on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

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Eric commented about Alexandria Theatre on Mar 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

Another article published today:

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Eric commented about Alexandria Theatre on Mar 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

^^ Good News.

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Eric commented about Alexandria Theatre on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Here is another recent article about the theatre:

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Eric commented about United Artists Berkeley 7 on Jan 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm

That is a great article. Thanks for posting.

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Eric commented about Grand Lake Theatre on Jan 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Recently went and there is a new gold curtain in the main auditorium. It looks terrible. :–( What happened to the other (red) curtain?

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Eric commented about Century 22 on Jan 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

The digital projector disappeared a few years ago. Which is too bad because this would have been a great venue for Avatar in 3D.

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Eric commented about Retro Dome on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I’m hooked on the Retro-Dome. They’ve done a great job upgrading the place! Saw Ghostbusters tonight. They’ve reconstructed the screen so that it’s more centered. And they’ve fixed all the squeaky seats! New carpet, new paint. The place looks great! They are showing DVD’s, but that’s ok, the sound and picture is very good. It’s really a retro blast! Go and support them!

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Eric commented about Retro Dome on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I’m still waiting for them to show movies…

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Eric commented about Retro Dome on Jul 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I drove by the theatre today and saw the sign posted on the window announcing the new plans for the theatre. I came here to post about it and see that the Guggenheim’s have beat me to it!

How EXCITING!! I am truly excited about this and I think this is going to be a huge hit! Dinner theatres such as the Parkway in Oakland and the Cerrito in El Cerrito have been enormously popular. You are taking it one step beyond those even, and will be tapping into this market that is not served here in San Jose.

The new paint on the building looks great! I am eagerly awaiting the re-opening of the theatre. Good luck and much success!!

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Eric commented about Dublin 6 Cinema on Jun 10, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Does anyone have any photos, interior and exterior, of the theatre?

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Eric commented about Southland Cinemas 5 on May 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Does anyone have any photos of the theatre to post?

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Eric commented about Hillsdale Cinema on May 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Excellent photo. That’s how I remember her!! Thank you for posting.

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Eric commented about Alexandria Theatre on May 29, 2009 at 12:58 pm

These photos are great! Keep them coming.

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Eric commented about Grand Lake Theatre on Jan 13, 2009 at 7:14 pm

The Grand Lake is in a very democratic part of town. A Republican probably wouldn’t be caught dead walking in the ‘hood. LOL.

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Eric commented about Alexandria Theatre on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:59 am

Think about it. All this time it’s just been sitting there, they could have been showing movies…

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Eric commented about Grand Lake Theatre on Oct 16, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Strangely, they are showing “W.” this weekend. Of course, the patrons will see it here only to mock it and heckle the movie. Should be interestin'..

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Eric commented about Retro Dome on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:23 am

They were showing Bollywood movies for the last couple of months (which I thought was a great idea), but it seems starting 10/02 they’re back to mainstream 2nd run fare, with “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Tropic Thunder”.

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Eric commented about Hillsdale Cinema on Jul 18, 2008 at 11:19 am

I think it had more character than some of the new megaplexes we see on the peninsula now a days. It was your typical GCC plex theatre (one screen split into four), with the gray metallic walls and metal reclining seats. The look was identical to the GCC Southland theatre in Hayward, but the Hillsdale theatre never got the remodel (new blue high back seats, red paint on the metallic walls) that the Southland Cinema got in the early ‘90’s. Wow, it’s been 10 years since this closed as a theatre. Building still stands though…

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Eric commented about Golden State Theatre on Jun 28, 2008 at 7:13 pm

It’s for sale????

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Eric commented about Retro Dome on Apr 21, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Them’s are some squeaky ol' seats!

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Eric commented about BIG Cinemas Towne 3 on Apr 21, 2008 at 8:36 pm

A new Thai restaurant that everyone is raving about opened next door to the theatre recently…

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Eric commented about Marina Theatre on Apr 21, 2008 at 8:18 pm

The Marina Theatre will open on May 02nd.

I’m curious to know the lay-out and set-up of the two auditoriums inside the current exisiting theatre. In other words, how did they “twin it”?

JimC, can you elaborate?

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Eric commented about Lowest rated Oscar telecast on Feb 29, 2008 at 8:36 am

It was exposed to me what a fake phony award show it is in 2006 when best picture was given to Crash instead of Brokeback Mountain. The award is not based on merit. It’s a phony popularity contest. I will never watch it again and could care less about it going forward.