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koosmal commented about Clyde Theatre on May 10, 2018 at 9:10 am

May 2018 photo of front added with restored sign and marquee.

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koosmal commented about Clyde Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

Clyde is now open with an impressive lineup of live acts. Clydetheatre.com. 260-747-0989

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koosmal commented about Fort Wayne Drive-In on Mar 18, 2018 at 9:55 am

The entrance is still being used by businesses located on the former theater lot. The colored spotlights are still mounted on the large pole that was at the rear of the lot, can be seen from Old Trail Road.

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koosmal commented about Apollo Cinemas on Mar 18, 2018 at 9:50 am

The theater was closed due to several problems including heat in only 3 auditoriums, and as well as health and safety issues. I is currently for sale.

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koosmal commented about Frankfort Drive-In on Sep 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

I managed this theater for Sportservice Corp. in 1977. One highlight was an outdoor concert with the bands set up on a flatbed truck. We played the rock oriented movies on the bands sound system. Sign/marquee said ‘DRIVE IN’ with flashing arrow – no theater name on the sign. Also film cans came in addressed to ‘Drive In, Frankfort IN, again no theater name.

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koosmal commented about Clyde Theatre on Aug 1, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Renovations have started on the theater. According to a Journal-Gazette article (July 24), over $5 million has been secured to restore the venue for live performances. Target opening is spring 2018.

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koosmal commented about Cine 1 & 2 on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Yes, it was common in the ‘70’s for theaters to show x-rated and main stream movies in the same house. I operated the Star Theater in Coshocton, Ohio and we would show an x-rated movie about one week a month. We once played the x- 'Teenage Milkmaid’, then followed it the next week with Disney’s re-release of' Mary Poppins', very busy with both features. This was common at the time in many smaller towns in Ohio.

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koosmal commented about Twin City Opera House on Oct 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Now operating with a digital projector. And, for the first time the theater now has air conditioning with the installation of new HVAC system for the building.

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koosmal commented about Weller Theatre on Oct 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Early postcard photo added. Probably 1900’s.

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koosmal commented about Liberty Theater on Oct 28, 2013 at 6:40 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 10:31 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 10:24 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 3:19 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 8:38 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 Theatre on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:13 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 2:44 pm

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 6:39 pm

Last day photo of marque added.

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koosmal commented about Twin City Opera House on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:56 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 8:49 pm

Photos added, current interior, entrance, 1952 entrance.

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koosmal commented about Weller Theatre on Apr 19, 2013 at 5:57 am

Interior and exterior photos added.

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koosmal commented about Liberty Theater on Apr 17, 2013 at 5:28 am

Added two photos of exterior.

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koosmal commented about Cinema 1 on Apr 16, 2013 at 1:22 am

Photos of marque as Quimby and State added.

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koosmal commented about Clyde Theatre on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:29 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 7:18 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 10:43 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.