Comments from koosmal

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koosmal commented about Weller Theater on Oct 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Early postcard photo added. Probably 1900’s.

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koosmal commented about Liberty Theater on Oct 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Final film was “Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.” They had ‘Goodbye Miss Liberty’ on the marquee when that film was showing.

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koosmal commented about Elk Theatre on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I see from their Facebook page that they just installed a digital projector.

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koosmal commented about North Drive-In on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I did display advertising for the North and South Drive -Ins in the late 70’s when they were operated by Sportservice Corp. After the last season for the South we took all the speakers up to the North. The South did better business, but the land it was on was quite valuable so it was sold to a developer. I was managing the Paramount and State Theaters in Anderson, and did the ads for all the Indiana Sportservice Theaters also.

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koosmal commented about Ohio Theater on Sep 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Photo of the theater as Pizza Place Restaurant in photo section. Taken 9/22/2013.

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koosmal commented about Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom on Aug 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Night photo of marquee 8/19/79, 50th Anniversary Show, Dr. John Landon at the Page organ, The Marx Brothers in Coconuts on screen.

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koosmal commented about Star Theater on Aug 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Photo of the projection booth, shot 1974 added.

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koosmal commented about Twin City Opera House on Aug 10, 2013 at 11:44 am

Goal of $70,000 has been reached for the purchase of a digital projection system.

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koosmal commented about Liberty Theater on Jul 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Last day photo of marque added.

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koosmal commented about Twin City Opera House on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Like many independent theaters the Opera House is raising money through donations for a digital projection system. The community has rallied with fundraisers like BBQ’s, talent show at the theater, Ohio Valley Opry benefit show, individual contributions. The theater has a very large screen, and needs to raise $70K. They have a way to go, but should make it by the end of the year. This will enable the venue to continue showing 1st run movies, as well as live presentations.

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koosmal commented about Twin City Opera House on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Photos added, current interior, entrance, 1952 entrance.

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koosmal commented about Weller Theater on Apr 19, 2013 at 2:57 am

Interior and exterior photos added.

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koosmal commented about Liberty Theater on Apr 17, 2013 at 2:28 am

Added two photos of exterior.

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koosmal commented about Cinema 1 on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Photos of marque as Quimby and State added.

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koosmal commented about Quimby Theater on Mar 17, 2013 at 2:29 am

I thought this theater was finished, but, according to articles from the Journal-Gazette and News Sentinal, posted on FortWayne.com, the city has awarded new owner Even Keel Productions $40,000 for facade improvement. In June 2013, Even Keel owner, Rick Kinney purchased the property for $500, after it had been plagued by unpaid taxes, lawsuits, and unrealized dreams. Keel posted that he is “committed to renovating the Clyde Theater and adjacent commercial spaces to fill the need for multi-functional performing arts facility… The architectural firm of MSKTD is managing the renovations. More information on fortwayne.com.

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koosmal commented about Reel Pizza Cinerama on Oct 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Cinerama is a registered trademark, last renewed Sept.2010 by Cinerama, Inc, 120 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles,CA. I was fairly certain that was the case since a handful theaters still do at times show Cinerama, i.e Cinerama Dome.

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koosmal commented about 1970's Drive In Movies on Sep 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Great piece of work. I ran a drive-in in Frankfort, IN in 1977 for Sportservice Theaters, then went to Anderson, IN and managed the North Drive-In and Paramount and State Theaters. The colored circular ‘Coming Attractions’ were what I used, great memories.

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koosmal commented about Times Theater on Aug 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I believe this theater was also called ther Riveria. I can almost make out the letters on the building in the photo. Part of the roof collasped in I believe 1979. The theater was open but fortunately no one was hurt. At the time it was owned by Spiro-Mallers Theaters. I was manager of the Paramount when this happened. At first I thought it was a fire, as a cloud of dust billowed out of the theater followed by the audience. I talked to the projectionist the same evening(I remember it was Sunday) he said he saw a lot of particles and drops of water through the beam of light from the projector, and hit the house lights, stopped the movie. It was thought that water accumulation on the roof caused the cave in. I went into the theater and looked at the damage, I would estimate that about a 12' wide section came down across the width of the auditorium, you could see the sky. It never reopened.

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koosmal commented about Skyline Drive-In on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Could have this also been known as the Logansport-Peru Drive-in? I did ads for Sportservice Theaters, who took over Cinecom in late 70’s, and remember putting in ads for a Logansport drive-in.

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koosmal commented about Pastime Theater on Oct 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm

The building was purchased on 10/29/10 by Moon Property Management for $109,400 in back taxes. According to a Coshocton Tribune article of the same date, Mr. Moon plans to complete the project with help from the community.

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koosmal commented about Cinema 1 on Oct 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

The Cinema 1, aka State, Quimby Theater closed in 1978. This is from “A Pictorial History of Muskingum County page 74, published by the Zanesville Times Recorder, 1994.

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koosmal commented about Liberty Theater on Oct 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

The Liberty closed on 11/27/1974. This is from “A Pictorial History of Muskingum County,” published by the Zanesville Times Recorder in 1994. Three exterior photos are on pages 72 and 73. One has “Fairwell Miss Liberty” on the marquee.

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koosmal commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm

This was the home of Sherwin-Williams for quite a while. “Imperial” spelled in tile remains on the sidewalk. I was told by relatives they showed mostly ‘B’ movies, focusing on westerns.

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koosmal commented about Orpheum Theater on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

It was the home of Main Office Supply for many years.

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koosmal commented about Liberty Theater on Sep 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Primary function was movies, live performances secondary. I believe the 1st Liberty Theater was converted to a J.C. Penney store. It was also on 5th Street.