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The Pine Theatre is in Prineville, OR and has been restored and re opened.
Also see my Dream Theater & 812 Cinema on Cinema Treasures. All built from the inspiration from Milt Odem. Thank you Milt. We both built community treasures. The Dream and 812 Cinema have a fan page on facebook with over 2,000 fans. The wonderful world of motion picture theatres.
I went to all three Odem Theatres. The Odem, Mayfair and Odem-Medo Drive-in in the 1950s. Milt Odem was the inspiration for my career in show biz. He offered his Mayfair Theatre for two of my stage productions beginning with Oregon Centennial in 1959 and a production from Hollywood with dance star Sylvia Lewis from Ray Bolger tv show and “Singin in the Rain” movie. What an incredible man was Milt and his wife Flossie and daughter, whom I would like to reconnect with. You can see my films at johnharrisfilms.com.
I wish I could rebuild the Mayfair Theatre which still stands inside a bar in Redmond. My “Rosebud”. Love the Mayfair Theatre.
Hello fans of Monterey’s 812 Cinema and Dream Theater. I’ll post some cool photos of my theaters as soon as this website can handle more photos. Meanwhile here’s a clip from the film I made: Cannery Row: 1969-1980.
Note to poster Steve Uhler. The building that 812 Cinema occuped (812 Cannery Row) was demolished and Is now a part of Monterey Bay Aquarium. There’s a T-Shirt shop next door to what was the 812. That building used to be an outdoor clothing store. All Best, John Harris
I’m John Harris the co partner of Alan Weber, and I’m not dead!! :) I appreciate all of the kind sentiment toward our theaters. They were built with community in our hearts and minds. Both 812 Cinema & Dream Theater were built with artisan hands from the Monterey community. If you are interested, I am still an active performer-filmmaker having just produced a large theatrical production at Golden State Theatre with 17 piece orchestra, tributing mentors I have worked with, Nat “King” Cole, Johnny Mathis, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr and Jim Morrison. This presentation took place in April, 2006 and Ann-Margret was present for the tribute performance. A Halloween performance of this Tribute Concert is slaed for ‘Monterey Live’ across from Golden State Theatre, Oct 28/29 2006. Alan Weber passed away July 29, 1992. A part of me passed with him..thank you to all who enjoyed our theaters.