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Wasn’t this theatre’s auditorium divided up into from smaller screens prior to it’s closure?
The status on this needs to be changed to open.
This would have been the place! Sometime after the theatre closed, someone, maybe Joe Patton, did some major upgrades to the interior. The site was supposedly used for private functions and screenings. I am not sure as to when Mr. Offord took over the property or what further modifications he made to the place but, as with you, would love to see some interior shots. The Russell was the original name of the East Point Theatre.
Noticed that AMC is now trying their hand at making a go of this venue. Of the recent photos I have seen, it appears that AMC just made some cosmetic changes to the existing structure rather than building from the ground up.
The photo above is not related to the current four screen Big Horn Cinema which was built in this century. This photo might be of the Cody in its early years of operation.
It appears that only one half of the balcony is used for screening. What is the other half used for or was it not closed off?
Malibu struck me as the type of market in which a “boutique” cinema would thrive. Seemed like a pleasant enough venue. Was the later auditorium built on or was the original space split to allow for two screens?
Was this built as a twin or is it a conversion?
There is a building at 1406 which exterior suggest that it might have been a theater at one time. Is it possible that the address listed above is off and that a least a portion of the theatre still exist?
Thank you same for the correction and update! A great piece of vintage 1960’s era cinema architecture. Would be great to see the original screen back in place.
From examining the archive photo here in the cinema was in operation, it seems to strongly resemble the Gateway 8 on Federal Way. Are the two identical?
Upon review of the photos on Cinema Tour, the non-stadium auditorium(s) photo(s) does not have the trademark Cineplex Odeon decor of the 80s four-plex. It is possible that these are the same auditoriums and that AMC just remodeled the interiors to match with the newer additions added when it was expanded to 16.
The source of all things Tara resides in Sandy Springs…the one called George Lefont. He took over operation after Loews folded and built the third auditorium, ground up, in the late 1970s, early 1980s. George also had the left auditorium divided into two during the 1980s as well.
The theatre’s seating occupancy has been reduced from 2,100 to 960 with the installation of reclining lounge seating. Finishing touches are being made to newly built IMAX auditorium, which will be one of the largest of this type venue west of the Mississippi.
thanks for the interior shots! It appears that they have dropped the ceiling and leveled the floors. i am hoping that at least one of the auditoriums is still mostly intact from its day as a cinema as that this was one of the flagship theatres of the gcc chain.
Totally unremarkable venue. Plitt/ABC cinemas were usually top of the line and state of the art. The Mall Corners was a very sterile and bland design.
This needs to be updated to “Open” Towne Cinema
The Perunke (Sunset) Theatre originally had a 2/4 Wurlitzer installed October 1919 as opus #253, a Style 135B. In 1942, the instrument was moved to the Emmanuel Tabernacle in Seattle, Washington by Balcom & Vaughan.
http://www.tacomaweekly.com/news/article/lincoln-district-revitalizationThe Rex Theatre exterior is in the process of being restored! Unless someone opts to operate the site as a theatre, the interior will be gutted and converted to retail space. The interior looks in relatively good condition for being shuttered for decades and equipped for both stage and film presentations.
The actual total seating of 519. The theater was reconfigured with two screens on the main level and one upstairs in the former balcony. East main floor screen has 177 seats, west main floor screen has 163 seats and the upstairs screen has 179 seats.
Here’s an idea: reconfigure the original building to bring back the original screen by moving back the walls of the front two auditoriums. The original screen would out IMAX IMAX. Install stadium seating in all four of the auditoria. The larger screen could be used for screening 70mm classics like Lawrence of Arabia, Aliens, Patton and of course, Gone With the Wind. This would make it one of the best art houses in the USA and insure that it remains a viable operation for another 50 years. Just a thought…
Was in Montesano today and took a look at the building. The building is stunning and looks to be in great shape. Was able to take a peek through the front doors and from what I could see the auditorium seeks pretty much intact as well.
Was in Cle Elum in June, 2016 and the theatre appeared to be in relatively good shape from the exterior but was unable to get a peek inside. Still closed and no indication that it has been in use of late.
The Paramount is great! Not a bad seat in the house, great acoustics, and rich in design. Hope to hear the organ someday there.
If you were to try to locate the Star via GPS you will end up in a vacant lot. The cinema is literally hidden behind a strip mall with no marquee or signage indicating its presence. It carries some historical significance as being the only single screen Jerry Lewis cinema still in operation.