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JoelWeide commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

Really … … .!

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JoelWeide commented about Village Cinemas 3 on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:19 am

This theatre was originally a Commonwealth house, they also operated the Crest and possibly a drive-in, in the Great Bend area.

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JoelWeide commented about Gage 4 Theaters on Mar 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

The Gage 4 Theatres opened on October 17, 1969 and was advertised as “Kansas' First Four Screen Complex.” Opening attractions were “Tru Grit” “The Learning Tree” “Fun-tage” and “Romeo Juliet” At some point prior to November 1971 a fifth screen was added. The building is still in use today as a night club.

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JoelWeide commented about 66 Drive-In on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I thought “you"did. I was a manager for your firm the 1970’s in Salina, Ks, and I was always under the impression that was a Dickinson house. Dickinson also operated the Webb City Drive-in a short distance from this theatre.

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JoelWeide commented about Digital projectors for sale for $35K! on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Interesting, that was the first place I thought of when I saw the article. I’m quite sure that you are 99.999999% right.

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JoelWeide commented about Blue Springs Cinema 8 on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

This theatre is no longer listed on Dickinson Theatre’s website.

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JoelWeide commented about Plaza 6 on Sep 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

Please keep me informed about developments with this theatre. Thanks!

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JoelWeide commented about Penn Square 10 on Sep 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

Please keep me updated with developments on this theatre. For some reason I am not getting updates. Thanks!

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JoelWeide commented about Blue Springs Cinema 8 on Sep 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

Please keep me updated on developments with this theatre. Thanks.

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JoelWeide commented about Dickinson 6 Theatre on Aug 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Just following link. Thanks!

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JoelWeide commented about Gladstone 4 Theatre on Aug 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

The Gladstone 4 probably was gold auditoriams with red seats. That was the ‘theme’ Dickinson used In that time frame. Likewise the lowercase ‘cinema’ with roman numerals was also a part of their style.

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JoelWeide commented about Movies 1 & 2 on Aug 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I worked for Dickinson when they bought the Salina ‘Movies.’ The projectors were Cinemacanna with the large 10,000 foot reels. You had to rewind them slowly which added extra time between showings. The Salina theatre still stands without equipment.

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JoelWeide commented about Century Aurora on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

I know it’s pure speculation at this point as to the future of this venue, but I do not see how Cinemark could reopen it. No one will want to go into it regardless. Columbine High School was remolded after their shooting, but you still know what happened there. It will be interesting to see what the corporate staff decides to do.

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JoelWeide commented about Century Aurora on Jul 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Adding link, Thank you.

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JoelWeide commented about Gaslight Twin Cinema on Jul 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

Originally built and operated by Mann Theatres.

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JoelWeide commented about Durango Stadium 9 on Jul 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

Following link, thank you!

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JoelWeide commented about Fox Garvey Theatre on Jul 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

Please note that the Fox Theatre listed on this site and the Fox Garvey are the same theatre. The ‘technical’ name for the Fox is Fox Garvey, named for the Garvey family who the part of the Wichita business district that the theatre was located in. The theatre was to have been equipped with 70mm but never took place.

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JoelWeide commented about Westloop 6 Theaters on Jun 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

The Westloop 6, Varsity, Campus and Sky Vue Drive-in were originally Commonwealth Theatres. Manhattan was a big town for Commonwealth as it is home to Kansas State University. I am not sure as to what order after Commonwealth was sold that Carmike took over the town but they eventually built a 12 screen complex. The city fathers are not happy with Carmike and have been looking for another operator to build in the town.

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JoelWeide commented about Boulevard Theatre on Jun 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

It was a stunning marquee, you can still see the upright ‘poles’ in the picture at the top of this page. Thanks for posting. —jw

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JoelWeide commented about Continental Theatre on Jun 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Following link. Thank you!

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JoelWeide commented about Mall Cinema on Jun 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

This theatre was originally built by National General and later operated by Mann and ultimately by Dickinson. At one point Dickinson added 3 screens inside the mall. The original ‘Star Wars’ played there and the auditoriam was upgraded to Dolby sound at the time. This theatre and the Century 21 in Springfield Missouri are identical except the auditoriam face the opposite direction. The theatre still is attached to the front of the mall as state above and the street sign has been converted into general advertising for the shopping center. (The reference to 21st and Amidon would be the Twin Lakes operated by Commonwealth.)

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JoelWeide commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Jun 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Following link, thank you!

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JoelWeide commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jun 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Following link. Thank you!

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JoelWeide commented about National Twin on May 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Re-new link. Thank you!

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JoelWeide commented about West Ridge 8 Theaters on May 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

It was my understanding that when Wallace (Hollywood) built the new 16 screen theatre that they intended to close this theatre but ran into lease problems with the shopping center owners. There was some sort of clause that they could not open another theatre within ‘so many miles’ of the mall. So they opted to keep it open and reduced it to discount status.