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femmeshui commented about Gateway Drive-In on Mar 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

At the intersection of Logans Ferry Road and Greensburg Road behind a McDonalds. Bing.com Maps shows it to be demolished, Google Maps shows a new building sitting on the site.

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femmeshui commented about Skyline Drive-in on Feb 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm

The address closest to the site of the Drive-In that registers on Google Maps is 285 Old Youngstown Road, Edinburg, PA

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femmeshui commented about Quincy Music Theatre on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm

There’s a great nightime shot of the Leaf in Jonathon Demme’s ‘Something Wild’

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femmeshui commented about Park Theatre on Jan 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm

From yesterday.
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femmeshui commented about Leona Theater on Jan 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

On 12/28/77 The Leona was to be the first venue in the USA to welcome the Sex Pistols on their first, and last, US tour.

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femmeshui commented about Shadyside Theater on Jan 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm

When I moved to Pittsburgh the former Shadyside Theater was home to The Balcony, a live music venue and high end restaurant on the top floor of the building, whether it was located in what was once the actual balcony of the theater I don’t know. The first floor of the building at the time was a small shopping gallery which also housed a small restaurant called Hot Licks. The building is still standing and houses Pottery Barn.

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femmeshui commented about Kings Court Theater on Jan 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I drove through Oakland last visit to Pgh and was sad to see the Old English font missing from the marquee, BUT if they turned this old police station into a movie theater in 1965, then they can always turn a T-Mobile store back into one in the future.

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femmeshui commented about Park Theatre on Jan 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

The auditorium has been demolished. From the alley you can stand where the screen once stood and on the facing wall see the windows of the projection booth and, below them, the outline of what looks to have been a balcony. The facade of the theater, except for missing the marquee, seems to be untouched. I’ll try and post pictures.

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femmeshui commented about Banner Theater on Aug 15, 2010 at 5:48 am

The Banner appears in an episode of Cagney and Lacey, season 2 episode 13 “Affirmative Action”. the camera focuses on The Banner then pans up the block towards The Regent Theater.

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femmeshui commented about Regent Theater on Feb 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

The site where this theater stood was directly across from the Beaver Falls Library. It sat empty for several years before being leveled, along with the buildings on either side of it. In it’s place was built a small, rather unremarkable building that is used as a medical center of sorts.

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femmeshui commented about Cheri Theatre on Jan 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Was this the theater next to Hot Wheels roller rink?

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femmeshui commented about Wiltern Theater on May 14, 2007 at 1:23 pm

This was also the theater used in the 1980’s flick ‘Get Crazy’, one of the greatest New Years films ever and a good dcumentation of the theaters interior at the time, lots of shots of the lobby and the empty auditorium. At the films end there’s a great shot of the freestanding ticket booth with the ticket girl passed out inside of it as the crowd runs out of the lobby. It was mentioned earlier that ‘Streets of Fire’ was filmed here, but I’m fairly certain SOF was filmed at the El Ray, also on Wilshire.

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femmeshui commented about Kings Court Theater on May 25, 2005 at 3:14 am

Nicolette I can assure you that Pittsburgh would be lucky to see the Kings Court reopened. I can offer my memories of the original interior, and where to find the original suit of armor from the lobby. More so Iknow several people who ran the theater back in the day who may be some help to your project. Good luck, I’ll be a devoted patron.

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femmeshui commented about Hawaii Theatre on Jan 27, 2005 at 6:33 pm

Is this the theatre on Hollywood Blvd that has an army jeep parked just outside the entrance, about where the ticket booth would be? I used to live in West Hollywood and would pass it often wondering what the jeep was for.

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femmeshui commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jan 27, 2005 at 6:27 pm

To answer Longislandmovies many requests, the neighborhood isn’t terrible, it is working class, and along the trolley line making it handy to downtown. I used to live down the street from it on the corner of Potomac and West Liberty Ave and was never afraid to walk around the area, night or day. It’s a beautiful building and I’m thrilled to hear it’s being converted to a dinner theatre.

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femmeshui commented about Capitol Theater on Dec 23, 2004 at 1:07 am

I was lucky enough to be involved in a project at the Capitol Theater which allowed us the ability to venture into it’s many areas, including a bowling alley and a fallout shelter, both located in the basement, several lounges in the reception area of the balcony, and several stories of dressing rooms all overlooking the stage on stage left.

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femmeshui commented about Beaver Valley Mall Cinema I & II on Dec 23, 2004 at 12:34 am

These cinemas no longer stand, they were closed and renovated in the early 90’s. The building is currently a Circuit City.

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femmeshui commented about Kings Court Theater on Dec 23, 2004 at 12:19 am

I spent many weekends at the Kings Court during 1988/89. It was a beautiful theater with original projectors that burned rods instead of using bulbs. The theater closed when Cinema World took it’s interests elsewhere. It sat vacant until it’s conception in the mid nineties as a coffee house called the Beehive, and later on a nightclub upstairs that originally housed a video arcade and a tuxedo shop. The property was abused and mismanaged by the coffee house owners resulting in the loss of the theaters original screen (which was replaced by a large screen television) and seating areas which were torn out and replaced with Goodwill furniture. Hopefully someone will resurect this treasure to it’s original glory.