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disgruntled you are not that bright are you?
I mean you seem like you are a very stupid person so maybe you can work at Page Manor, if you donâ€™t already.
You said â€œlackey is a word that means messenger or runner or assistantâ€ and â€œso please get the words rightâ€.
Um ok “assistant” John is the assistant so maybe you should get your thumb out your butt and read before commenting on something you know nothing about.
And John spells his name J-o-h-n like in the above not Jon like you wrote!
Learn to read and spell ;–)
Drunk or not you canâ€™t talk sense to someone lacking any sense.
I know Joe the owner is big part of the problem but the rest of it is because of his so-called manager â€œJohnâ€.
John is the man (boy) who puts the word lack in lackey
Weaver and his father owned the Huber Heights Movie Palace than Flicker Palace after independent operators opened it as Jerry Lewis Cinema in 1970.
They had hoped like many mom and pop operators back than when they bought franchises to Jerry Lewis Cinema to have multiple locations.
Plans called for at least 5 and up to 8 Jerry Lewis Cinemas in the Miami Valley.
When the Jerry Lewis Cinemas went belly up they never opened other area location.
They change the Jerry Lewis Cinema to Huber Heights Cinema in 1972.
The Huber Heights Cinema continues to loose money and the owners could never shake the money lost from the Jerry Lewis dreams.
Huber Heights Cinema became the Huber Heights Flicker Palace in late 1975 early 1976.
The Weaver Cinema chain which today own Weaver Properties in Dayton operated the Flicker Palace the longest from around 1979/1980 â€" 1992 continuing to playing family films and midnight movies on Friday and Saturday nights for mom and dads.
Kirk Brackman than manager of Flicker Palace bought the cinema in 1992 from Weaver. Weaver also closed the DaBel and sold MidTown Cinemas and Englewood Cinema about this time.
The Flicker Palace closed in Oct. 1995 because the landlord would not drop rent from $2,900 a month to $2,000 when DanBarry 12 was opening its first area discount cinema just up the road from Flicker in early 1996.
Mark and Scott Ballard of Huber Heights whoâ€™s Simco Refrigeration Inc has a lot of business when Lofinos Plaza Shopping Centers and stores that include Cub Foods and Save A Lot.
Mark and Scott Ballard paid only $1,000 a month to the fully equipped Flicker Palace
The cinema reopened in October 1996 as Huber Heights Movie Palace with ID4.
Huber Heights Movie Palace struggled as a second run cinema.
Huber Heights Movie Palace had also first run showings or several fox pictures.
They showed Titan A.E., Anastasia and Home Alone 3 to name a few.
Huber Heights Movie Palace showed first run for only $3.50.
This was because the two corporate billionaires that is Fox and Showcase Cinemaâ€™s owners have a long feud that still is going on and seems will never end.
The first runs still could not save the Huber Heights Movie Palace. The Huber Heights Movie Palace than would shift from a second run cinema for $1.00 to an intermediate cinema for $3.50.
They seemed to change formats weekly. This has memories of Chakeres and Washington Square when they really did not know what to do with that cinema.
Moving from second mainstream movies to first run art movies. Mark and Scott Ballard rented the cinema out to show Bollywood movies to make extra money.
Lofinos however asked Mark and Scott who took over the old Flicker Palace because they loved going there as kids and as a hobby to take over than Loews Beaver Valley Theatres.
Lofinos told them that Loews was not renewing the lease and he didnâ€™t want the cinema closed.
Lofinos that it would be temporary until they (Lofinos) found a new operator.
Loews Beaver Valley Theatres was also fully equipped.
Loews Beaver Valley Theatres became Beaver Valley Cinema on December 9, 1999.
The first run Beaver Valley Cinema took a toll on Mark and Scott and on The Movie Palace.
Beaver Valley Cinema was costing $8,000 a month on rent another $5,000 in electric up to $12,000 in the winter. That was before film and other cost.
The Movie Palace was a dead horse by the summer of 2000. The Movie Palace was basically given to them rent-free as long as they kept Beaver Valley Cinema opened.
Lofinos could not find someone to operate Beaver Valley and Mark and Scott had enough.
The Movie Palace closed February 1, 2001 with The Grinch.
Beaver Valley followed in April 2001.
Lofinos gutted the Movie Palace in May 2001 and has been for lease for retail ever since.
Page Manor Twin Cinema is owned by Joe Kinney. Joe Kinney also owns Joeâ€™s Heat and Air. The Kinneyâ€™s also own WPAFBâ€™s KAS CABLE.
I would have to agree with UA80 on this one. There has been times going to this theatre alcohol can be smelled around the concession from employees drinking. I have a friend at the liquor store at Page Manor that says the management from the cinema is always in there. The Page Manor has been in trouble for playing DVD movies and not getting permission from the studios. The investigation includes Warner and other.
Mirror Projection is used when a theatre/hall is so small there is no room for a projection booth. They put a projector upstairs most likely next the the “big theatres” projector and play it to mirrors.
The mirror than projectors the image to the downstairs mirror on to the screen. This is what alot of drive-ins use also
The Plaza when it was reopened back in December of 2004 with Meet Fockers was a single screener. The large downstairs area is used for retail. However plans were for the Plaza to be a quad. A small theater downstairs, yes downstairs. They had plans to use mirror projection for the theatre. The seating was between 35 and 50 seats! That is a right 35 and 50 seats. The upstairs balcony was to be cut into three smaller theaters. After the downstairs theatre was opened they were going to close the upstairs to cut the balcony into three, giving The Plaza a total of four screens. The trouble was first only having 35 to 50 seats for customers while they cut the balcony up. The Plaza is losing money and they would have killed the Plaza by doing this. They are working on trying to get the downstairs ready and try to close the upstairs for what they said â€œA Few Daysâ€ to put a wall up and put together at least one upstairs theatre and work on the other two at night after they close and in the daytime before they opens at 3:00. They make it sound easier than it is but that way they would have two and not just one theatre. This is why they are trying to keep Plaza Twin in the paper and not Plaza Theatre. Although they want to be Plaza Four and they answer the phone Plaza Theatre. Confused?
The Gloria is owned by Chakeres Theatres a Springfield,Ohio theatre chain.The Gloria is now a sub-run movie house known as Urbana Twin Cinemas.
Nova Cinemas closed for good
The New Coliseum Theater 4 is closed for good June 2002
CLOSED for good in July of 2002
Closed 12/19/2002 for good.