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One of my favorite memories is my grandmother taking me to see “Mary Poppins” at this theatre in the 1960s. I will never forget it. And then we saw “The Sound of Music” at The Arlington. Two fantastic theatres.
One of my favorite memories is my grandmother taking me to see “The Sound of Music” at this theatre in the 1960s. I will never forget it. And then we saw “mary Poppins” at The Granada. Two fantastic theatres.
I saw the Chris Reeve ‘Superman’ there when it was still a single screen. It was huge! It seemed that when the curtain opened it just kept going and going and going… It was thrilling. Except for the Cinerama Dome, there just aren’t really huge screens like that anymore. I was quite bereft when they split the Fox into 2 screens. It just wasn’t the same.
There once was a Pussycat Theatre in Ventura, CA (between LA and Santa Barbara). I don’t know its provenance, the architecture looked to be from the 1940s. I enjoyed it a lot. Went there often in high school – at 16 I could grow a beard and was never carded. (I once borrowed the $5 admission from my grandma). Lots of white collar types and some latinos. The manager once got friendly with me in the restroom. Damn I miss places like that! In the late 1980s or early 90s it became “The Mayfair” – they tried showing classic films (I think they atrted with ‘Casablanca’), but it just didn’t draw any patrons. I no longer olive thre, but last I knew the building was still thre, boarded up.