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kpdennis commented about Rex Theatre on Nov 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Fascinating historical information about the former Rex Theatre available from the Louisville Library: http://www.louisville-library.org/Portals/1/pdf/Louisville%20Historian/2010-2_Spring.pdf

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kpdennis commented about Cinebarre Boulder on Nov 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Beginning in August 2014, this location became part of the Cinebarre chain of restaurant/theaters. Auditorium count went down to 11 from the previous 12 rooms.

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kpdennis commented about Flag Theatre - Hutchinson KS 1996 (2) on Oct 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Typed in “Winter of 1996” when it is obviously – by the marquee – summer of that year.

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kpdennis commented about Cinebarre Boulder on Jan 31, 2014 at 6:21 pm

With 38 AMC screens at two locations just a few miles south, there’s never a long wait at the Colony Square 12.

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kpdennis commented about Opera Plaza Cinema on Dec 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Caught one of the final theatrical showings of All Is Lost here on Thanksgiving evening – tiny room, but that didn’t matter once the show began. And I was thrown for a minute when I realized we were watching an actual 35mm print – scratches, dust and all – and not a digital presentation. That is old school!

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kpdennis commented about Tower Theater on Sep 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Local Oklahoma City newspaper story about the Tower Theater: http://newsok.com/tower-theater-revival-dream-eludes-uptown/article/3881074

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kpdennis commented about Gold Hill Theatres on Jul 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

My brothers and I – while staying in nearby Cascade on a family vacation – attended a showing of Dudley Moore’s dreadful comedy “Wholly Moses” at this tiny theatre circa 1980. My memories are dim, but the theatre seemed like a fairly new venue at the time.

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kpdennis commented about Old Town 14 Theatre on Jul 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Despite Landmark’s branding as an “art house” chain, the Olde Town’s bookings have remained resolutely mainstream. One constant since the theatre’s opening: the cool, giant-sized photos of early day Arvada in the lobby, a nice local touch!

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kpdennis commented about Cooper 6 Theatre on Jul 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

The Boxoffice article references the long-gone Arvada Plaza theatre, in a dilapidated shopping center about five miles south of the former UA Coooper 6.

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kpdennis commented about Cinebarre Thornton Town Center on Jul 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Responding to Scottneff query: The Commonwealth, and then the UA city offices were at the Continental Theatre. The UA corporate headquarters were in Englewood/DTC, not a mile or so from the Greenwood Plaza. The corporate hq building currently houses National Cinemedia (co-owned by Regal, who bought UA).

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kpdennis commented about Windsor 10 on Jul 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I was working for UA Theatres corporate hq in the 1990s – don’t think this was a United Artists location. I attended a few shows here in the early 90s and never got in free!

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kpdennis commented about Arvada Elvis Cinemas 8 on Apr 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Opened as a newly constructed venue in the mid-1990s as part of the multi-state Super Saver Cinemas chain. At some point it became Silver Cinemas, and finally the locally-owned (Littleton, CO – based) Elvis Cinemas, which took over the three Super Saver venues in the Denver metro area.

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kpdennis commented about Cinema 70 Drive In Oklahoma City OK on Apr 22, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Apologies for the poor quality.

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kpdennis commented about Cinema 70 Drive-In on Apr 22, 2012 at 5:54 am

A unique aerial view of the Cinema 70: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58299528@N05/5372145350/in/set-72157625851339136/

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kpdennis commented about North Star Drive-In on Mar 13, 2012 at 2:54 am

Follow this link to a site about 70mm projectors. Scroll to the bottom to view a photo of projectionist John Templeton posing with two behemoth DP70 projectors in the North Star Drive-In booth: http://www.in70mm.com/dp70/country/usa/colorado/index.htm

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kpdennis commented about Heritage Plaza 5 on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:24 am

Thanks for the correction Ronnie21 – memory plays tricks when you get older. Another correction – since I wrote that 2009 entry, I now say I met my ex-wife at the theatre.

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kpdennis commented about Greenwood Plaza Stadium 12 on Feb 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I worked for the Sattellite Theatre Network, a project begun by UA Theatres in the 1990s. The Greenwood Plaza was our laboratory as well. The first digital projector in a Denver theatre was installed here – you can catch a glimpse of it in this video shot in the Greenwood projection booth in the mid-1990s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vImi-neXo4I

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kpdennis commented about Gothic Theatre on Feb 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

HodgePodge – many many thanks for the photos – it’s nice to have pics of the theaters in their hayday. Can you tell us more about the attempted burglary and explosives?

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kpdennis commented about Princess Theatre on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I have a photo of the old drive-in mentioned in the Stan Malone comment from 2005 above. The shot was taken in 1994, and the concession stand is occupied by a horse. How do we get a new entry listed for that venue?

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kpdennis commented about Cinema 70 on Jul 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

So is the Cooper 1-2-3 a separate entity from the Cinema 70, Ute 70 and Cooper 70?

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kpdennis commented about Normal Theater on Jan 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

How things continue to change…while the theater looks the same in those recent shots vs mine from 1995, the neighborhood around it has grown. In the 1995 shot, you can see a small older building next to the theater; the more recent shots, that structure is gone and something much bigger has replaced it.
1995: View link

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kpdennis commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I’m thinking the theater is managed by a non-profit that might be connected with the City of Muskogee – perhaps a call to City Hall might be the best place to start.

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kpdennis commented about UA Emery Bay Theater on Oct 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I visited the UA Emery Bay theater a couple of times while working for United Artists – it did not have stadium seating through those years (1989 – 1997).

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kpdennis commented about Kanopolis Drive-In on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm

And finally, some photos – from 2006, including the projection booth:
http://travel.webshots.com/album/570817272PTZXVO

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kpdennis commented about Kanopolis Drive-In on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Just found this little history of the Kanopolis Drive-In – written by either owner Irene or perhaps her sister?

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