Comments from jph

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jph commented about Capawock Theatre on Jun 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The street view and address is incorrect. The address should be 45 Main Street.

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jph commented about Loews Liberty Tree Mall Cinema 1-2 on Dec 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm

This theatre closed on December 17. 1998 with “Star Trek: Insurrection” and “A Bug’s Life” being the final two movies.

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jph commented about Clay Theatre on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Was at the Clay today expecting it to be the final show. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to see a note in the box office saying they were pleased to NOT be closing today. There were reps from the SFFS (San Francisco Film Society) handing out leaflets and letters to the landlord in front of the theatre. There also seemed to be some news and video crews there, at least in the afternoon after the first showing. The early matinee was about 2/3 full, and audience members seemed relieved to hear of the theatre’s current status.

The Clay is charming with much character – hope something can be worked out! It does seem like multiple parties are aware of the theatre’s status, which could be beneficial in the long run.

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jph commented about Ignacio Theater on Jun 27, 2009 at 10:20 am

Yes, the current Pacheco Playhouse/home of the Novato Theatre Company is the former Ignacio Cinema, located on the very end of a currently renovating shopping complex. Function of theatre should be changed to “open”/“live”.

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jph commented about Marlboro 1-2-3 Cinema on Dec 3, 2005 at 6:29 pm

whatever became of the Entertainment Cinemas complex that was adjacent to this theatre?

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jph commented about CinemaSalem on Nov 7, 2005 at 4:48 am

perhaps the closing had to do with the end of a monthly lease that was on an odd day?

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jph commented about CinemaSalem on Nov 3, 2005 at 9:36 am

Any press about it having closed? Comes as a surprise after 10 years of it running fairly consistently…

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jph commented about Amherst Cinema Arts Center on Sep 24, 2005 at 5:45 pm

The marquee has now been removed, and new renovations have started on the site.

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jph commented about Hadley Drive-In on Aug 22, 2005 at 5:39 pm

when did this close down?

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jph commented about Capawock Theatre on Aug 22, 2005 at 5:37 pm

the theatre opened in 1912 — yes, it has been around a long time.

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jph commented about Capawock Theatre on Aug 18, 2005 at 11:20 am

Still under renovation…

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jph commented about Providence Place Cinemas 16 on Jul 31, 2005 at 7:16 am

This was a Hoyts originally; does it have an affiliation now?

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jph commented about Showcase Cinemas Seekonk 11-12 on Jul 28, 2005 at 6:44 am

The 1-10 added two screens in early 1999, hence the switch here from “9-10” to “11-12”. Not sure when it was closed.

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jph commented about Beekman Theatre on Jul 20, 2005 at 2:30 pm

Very saddening to see the changes happen so fast.

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jph commented about East Providence Cinemas on Jul 16, 2005 at 5:58 am

This was an Entertainment and then Hoyts for a while…and it looks like the name was lazily changed from Hoyts to Patriot on the exterior…didn’t realize that it was Showcase before that?

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jph commented about Cinema I, II and III on Jul 14, 2005 at 2:06 pm

This theatre closed in early May 1997…I think “Grosse Point Blank” and “Chasing Amy” were the other two bookings. Many good memories of films here and can still feel the spirit of the cinema in today’s Barnes and Noble. :P

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jph commented about Best Buy Theater on Jun 18, 2005 at 5:54 am

The scaffolding over the theatre says that the Nokia is “coming fall 2005.” Any word on a date?

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jph commented about CinemaSalem on Jun 10, 2005 at 2:00 am

Actually I remembered the exact dates — it closed as a Loews on January 31, 1995 and then reopened as a Flick on July 7, 1995. One amusing thing was that the original marquee on the side of the garage never took away the “Sack” lettering right up to 1995, they had just kept it that way until the marquee was changed to its current location.

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jph commented about CinemaSalem on Jun 9, 2005 at 7:30 pm

This closed down as a Loews in December, 1994 and reopened as a Flick in July, 1995.

The arcade stayed on (although not directly affiliated with the cinema) until the East India Mall underwent extensive renovations in the late 90’s (around 1997 or so) which, among other things, gave the cinema a seperate entrance from the rest of the mall. It reverted to first run films a year or two ago.

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jph commented about Salem Theater on May 30, 2005 at 9:40 am

when did this burn and what was the exact address?

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jph commented about Odeon West End on May 28, 2005 at 5:24 pm

when is this scheduled to be closed? it still has a nice although modern atmosphere.

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jph commented about Island Theater on May 27, 2005 at 3:14 pm

The Island continues to be open with first run fare primarily during the summertime and some winter holidays. 508-627-6689 gives the latest film information.

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jph commented about Hollywood Hits Premiere Theatre on May 27, 2005 at 3:13 pm

The Cinema City’s last day of operation was December 17, 1998 and the 20plex opened the following evening. Hollywood Hits opened around October 16, 1999.

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jph commented about Entertainment Cinemas Edgartown 2 on May 27, 2005 at 3:10 pm

This cinema opened in May 1997 to replace the old Edgartown town hall cinema and is still going strong with year round programming.

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jph commented about Embassy Cinema on May 27, 2005 at 3:08 pm

There is a small walkway leading to the Embassy Cinema from Moody Street with an archway that says “Embassy” (across from Margerita’s restaraunt) and that may be the location of the original Embassy…?