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JerryD commented about Michigan Theater on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:10 am

The marble horses were located on the 2nd floor mezzanine, attached to a Roman Chariot. The mezzanine was only open to the public during heavy business. JerryD

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JerryD commented about Midtown Theatre on Jan 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Joe, There was a auto garage and auto repair shop located next to & behind the the Midtown in the 50s, owned and ran by the Buckmaster" family,I wonder if they owned the original garage that the Midtown was built on? I worked with a David Vogel. in the 60s & 70s, in the Theatre business, any relation? Jerry D.

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JerryD commented about Center Theater on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

The Regent re-opened in 1961 as the “New Center”. The Studio chain open a new theatre called the Studio New Center about a mile west of the old Regent, located on Third ave. & West Gand Blvd. in the middle 60’s. PS: The New Center was used as a Training Center for the Union Projectionists

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JerryD commented about Center Theater on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:23 pm

The Regent re-opened in 1961 as the “New Center”. The Studio chain open a new theatre called the Studio New Center about a mile west of the old Regent, located on Third ave. & West Gand Blvd. in the middle 60’s.

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JerryD commented about Madison Theatre on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Jeff VA, Yes “Woodstock” premier, was at the Maison. JerryD

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JerryD commented about Fillmore on Oct 25, 2008 at 3:42 pm

If anyone cares Torn Curtain played first run at the Adams Theatre located around the corner from the Palms on Grand Circust Park. The Palms always played a 2nd feature the second or third week of an engagement after it open, it was expected by our cliental. Jack Cataldo prepare the copy of the Palms Marqee with the copy for Rough & Torn Curtin.

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JerryD commented about Ramona Theater on Oct 17, 2006 at 8:55 am

I worked at the Ramona several times thru the 60’s and a couple of years in the 70’s, 1970,71 & 72. It was a great place to worked. We had kids show almost every Saturday afternoon, serving Sno Cones @ .10cents and Cotton Candy Cones @ .15cents. The crowds were great. The theatre was on the down road due to the new new Warren Cinemas and Eastland Mall, with there abunance of parking. The Ramona at that time had 1499 seats and parking for two cars. This was the wecking ball for the Ramona and numerous other neigberhood theatres.
The cashier was Marie Fox, Marie worked at the Ramona over 44 years, she was a ledgend in the area, she knew everyone. She would set out from the theatre in her small circular box office, watching the world go bye, people were always stopping and say Hy. I will always remember Ramona, a great place to work and the greatest customers who supported the place long after hits time. My last two great stand employee’s Nancy & Barb who would go out and promote the kids shows in the area, Denby Sweet Shop and others places. They always worked the stand on the Saturday mats, with the Cotton Candy in thier hair, on thier uniforms and smell was every where. That was a grand old time. JerryD.

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JerryD commented about Woods 6 on Jun 13, 2006 at 10:16 am

For the record, The WoodsTheatre never had a balcondy. The Woods was twined by ABC Michigan Theatres in 1969-70, under the supervision of Leon Serin, V>P> and Gil Green operations managerfor ABC Michigan Theatres. The gigantic screen curtain and all useable carpet was removed and installed in the Ramona Theatre located at 6 mile & Gratiot, Detroit. The Woods seated over 2500 when it was a single screen, after twining, it seated 1200 & 750. Some of the biggest hits ever to play at the Woods, “GOLDFINGER 1963, all of the 2500 seats needed. "THE EXORCIST” 1973. The Woods served as the District Office for ABC/PLITT Theatres in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Jack Cataldo, was the V>P> in charge and Walter Goryl was the local booker. The Woods was purchased by NGTTheatres and the AMC Theatres who completed the mutiplexing to 6 screens. In, it’s day the Woods was one of Michigan, finest theatres. JerryD, I was there.

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JerryD commented about Arc Theatre on May 9, 2006 at 7:32 am

The ARC was builted and managed by Jack & Mae Kress, during its complete run. The ARC was closed in 1964, due to extension of what now is Martin Luther King Blvd, which currently runs thru the old building. The ARC seated about 700, changed programs twice weekly
and a special kid show on Saturday after. I viewed hundreds of features there, my first indoor movie experience. The ARC ran matinees daily, throughout its existance, with low admission s prices of $.35 Matinees and $.50 eve.s, child. under 12 $.l4 all times.