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Logan5 commented about Noland Fashion Cinema on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

Another insightful article (this one from James Fussell of the Kansas City Star dated 6/25/14) about the Noland Fashion Cinema and factors involved in its closure is here: http://goo.gl/apO4Xl

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Logan5 commented about Palace on the Plaza 14 on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

Apparently the Palace now occupies the space that was once the Seville Cinema (Seville Square 4) at 500 Nichols Road.

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Logan5 commented about Screenland Crown Center on Sep 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Looks like the address should be 2450 Grand Avenue, rather than 2405.

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Logan5 commented about Plaza Theatre on Aug 6, 2014 at 12:23 am

The current “Plaza 9” theatre is located in the “Marshall Town Center” shopping mall, known as the “MARSHALLTOWN MALL” when it was built in 1972. The movie theatre there originally had two screens when it opened in 1972 or 1973.

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Logan5 commented about Providence Performing Arts Center on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Seems that this movie theatre was simply called the “Loew’s Theatre” from 1950-1972. The Beatles' February 11, 1964 concert in Washington, DC was shown on closed circuit television here along with separate videotaped performances by the Beach Boys and Lesley Gore on March 14 & 15, 1964. In ‘71 the theatre changed ownership and in '72 it became a live music venue called the “Palace Concert Theatre”.

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Logan5 commented about Esquire Theater on Oct 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Apparently the Esquire was one of the very few theaters anywhere to host a theatrical showing of The Beatles' 1967 made-for-tv movie “Magical Mystery Tour” (May 17-19, 1968). http://www.concertposterart.com/images/posters/detail/Beatles-Magical-Mystery-Tour-1968-LA-Film-Movie-Poster-Type-Ad.jpg

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Logan5 commented about Cinema Grossmont on Aug 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm

MGM held a sneak preview of “Logan’s Run” somewhere in San Diego on Friday, May 7, 1976. Since it began a regular run at the Cinema Grossmont, I wonder if the sneak preview was there as well. Does anyone know?

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Logan5 commented about Valley III Theatre on Dec 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

The ownership was the other way around. The Valley III was operated by Dubinsky circa 1988, then Excellence and then closed by Carmike in 2001.

On October 28, 1988 it was announced that Excellence Theatres would buy Dubinsky Bros Theatres (see Box Office magazine, January 1989 page 45).

In March 1991 Carmike Cinemas reached a deal to take over Excellence Theatres.

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Logan5 commented about Park Mall 4 on Nov 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

When it was opened in ‘75 it was known as the “Mann Park Mall 2”.

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Logan5 commented about Lyric Theatre, Valley Junction, Iowa c. 1922 on Oct 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Photo dates from 1922.

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Logan5 commented about Plaza Theater on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:01 am

The Plaza theatre was a landmark in Dyersville, Iowa since 1915.

Much of the movie “Field Of Dreams” (1989) was filmed near Dyersville and in the town of Galena, Illinois, which “doubled” for the town of Chisholm, Minnesota.

In the film, the Ray Kinsella character (played by Kevin Costner) sees a PLAZA theatre marquee displaying “The Godfather” while taking a late night walk. That scene was filmed outside the former Stanley Theatre at 113 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036. The Stanley had long since been closed by the time “Field of Dreams” was being filmed, so a “temporary” marquee was applied to that building in Galena. Interestingly, the PLAZA marquee in the film looks to be identical to the Plaza marquee in Dyersville!

By 1997, the Plaza theatre (and hotel) in downtown Dyersville was slated for demolition. A deal was negotiated and the 1955 period façade of the Plaza (including the marquee, ticket booth and doors) was rescued from the destruction of the downtown site, refurbished and re-installed nearly two miles away as the new entrance to the Plaza Antique Mall at 1235 16th Avenue Court SE, Dyersville, IA 52040.

The front façade panels are made of porcelainized steel and fitted together with some precision. One account says that over half a mile of wiring, 280 light bulbs, and 500 man-hours went into saving the Plaza theatre façade!

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Logan5 commented about Fine Arts Theater on Oct 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

The Fine Arts theatre appeared briefly in the Walt Disney Productions film “Escape To Witch Mountain” (1975).

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Logan5 commented about American Theatre on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Apparently the American Theatre appeared in the film “Suddenly” (1954) starring Frank Sinatra. There is a good picture of the front of the theatre in this web article: http://dearoldhollywood.blogspot.com/2010/05/suddenly-1954-film-locations.html

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Logan5 commented about Silver Cinemas 10 on Aug 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

The site of Silver Cinemas 10 theatre on Aurora Avenue was formerly a retail space (“Best Buy” Electronics Store?). Construction of theatre space was completed in June, 1997 and Silver Cinemas 10 theatre began as a second-run theatre. In 1998 it changed to a first-run policy.

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Logan5 commented about California Theater on Jul 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Trivia: On the commentary track of the “Back To The Future” (1985) DVD (released in 2002), Producer Bob Gale remarks about the “Town” theater façade as part of the Hill Valley town square set on the Universal backlot. He says “There was an old movie theatre in Burbank that had been changed into a church and that’s how we came up with the idea of making that movie theatre into a church in 1985.” This must be that theatre.

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Logan5 commented about Flower Hill Cinema on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Malcolm Leo’s documentary “The Beach Boys: An American Band” (1985) showed here on January 30, 1985.

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Logan5 commented about Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on Jul 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Malcolm Leo’s documentary “The Beach Boys: An American Band” (1985) showed here. Janet Maslin reviewed the film in the November 22, 1985 edition of The New York Times.

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Logan5 commented about Sierra III Theatre on May 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

The theatre was usually advertised as the “Sierra III” and was located in the “Westown Shopping Center”.

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Logan5 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

“The Great Waldo Pepper” premiered at the Rivoli Theatre (1620 Broadway) on Wednesday March 12, 1975 and went into wide release in the U.S. the next day.

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Logan5 commented about Americana Theatre on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm

The Texas premiere for “The Great Waldo Pepper” took place on Thursday March 13, 1975 at the Americana Theatre (Austin, TX) with former First Lady Ladybird Johnson and actress Susan Sarandon in attendance. At the Americana, attendees arrived in period cars & costumes. The film’s (first) premiere was at the Rivoli Theatre in New York, NY the previous night.

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Logan5 commented about Gaslight Theatre on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

The Coronado Theatre is closed. A live (stage) theatre called the Gaslight Theatre now occupies the building (http://www.thegaslighttheatre.com).

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Logan5 commented about AMC Oracle 4 on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

Building is currently (2012) a retail sporting goods store (Golfsmith).

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Logan5 commented about Texas Theatre on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

In “The Great Waldo Pepper” (1975) the Robert Redford character (Pepper) meets Mary Beth (Susan Sarandon) while watching Rudolph Valentino in “Son Of The Sheik” (1926) in the Texas Theatre. In the final cut we see the INTERIOR only. According to the December 6, 1973 edition of the Seguin Gazette, this scene was filmed on Monday December 3, 1973, while other filming was delayed due to inclement weather.

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Logan5 commented about 22nd Street Drive-In on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

In about 1954, the 22nd Street Drive-In claimed to have the largest CinemaScope screen in the world.

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Logan5 commented about Temple of Music and Art on Mar 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Apparently was also known as known as “El Cine” (1969-1970), showing Spanish-language films.