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It would be great to have this theatre back in it’s original venue. Just went by and took pictures a few months ago!
That’s a shame… is this the former Midtown theatre?
I remember walking by there in 1994 they had The Lion King.
Nice theatre! Stopped in Ardmore once to go antiquing when I was coming back from Oklahoma City to Dallas.
SAD TO HEAR… I like how Santa Monica still has the theatres on the Promenade and the Broadway marquee looks nice there…giving it the old downtown feel. The Laemmle there is nice also. Soon it will be one big ugly multiplex and a movie will be $16-20.
Two remain in Los Angeles- the Tiki and the Studs. I lived n Baltimore in 2001 and remember hearing about the Apex but didn’t know anyone who went.
I always loved this theatre in the 90’s- saw tons of great art house films here while I was in college. Sundance renovated it and made it even better-glad it’s back. Great theatre.
Resembles the Jerry Lewis theatres or a General Cinema.
I hope a new theatre won’t close the Broadway or the current AMC…Santa Monica Promenade is one of the few places that still has this main street movie theatre effect. Do we really need another movie theatre in a mall?
I hope you’re right Robert and I agree- it’s a shame Arclight snags everything from them-sure would be nice to see Skyfall there. I’ve seen many Bond films there!
Only if the theatre owners have the thousands of dollars to convert. It’s very costly.
One of the last remaining “in the corner of the mall” theatres…hope the renovations bring some much needed business back to this mall. I remember how nice it was in the nineties…anybody remember Hess’s Dept. Store??
I agree dtrigubetz. Good news socal09. So glad someone saved it. Great memories here. Saw tons of great arthouse films here in the 90’s during college, then hung out downstairs at Virgin Megastore and eating at Wolfgang Pucks! The Archlight is nice, but seriously, $16.00 for a movie?
Glad to hear it’s being used again. It’s in such a beautiful area. I used to pass this theatre on the way to Laguna Beach in the 90’s.
A beautiful theatre inside and out. Glad to see it’s still open. Went to the movies here alot when I lived in the area in the early 2000’s. Nice area too…near Hershey and lot’s of antiquing. Cant ever imagine it being an x rated theater…a very nice community.
A_Mclean/Stan Malone, according to my film ad archives, the Buckhead Art Cinema was located at 3073 Peachtree Road at Corner of E. Paces Ferry. I have ads from 1990.
Anyone have photos looking up or down Broadway when the Ritz Theatre was Cinema I and II?
Glad Sundance Cinemas is taking over. Hopefully they have decent prices. I like to see two to three movies a week and can’t afford $16.00 a pop at Archlight. I don’t care how great the projection is.
I’ve been here and it’s ok, it takes just as long to get in and out of here as it does to see the movie (I don’t like escalators). I miss Times Square when it was marquee after marquee and competitive competition and prices.
A true Cinema Treasure.
A Nice looking theatre, stopped by the other day. Such am amazing downtown area. Must have been amazing in it’s day.
SO GLAD this gem was saved and still going strong. Went here every week when I was in college from 1995-1999. I remember they even showed old trailers for the upcoming films!
I added a photo and article from the York newspaper from October 11, 1969 with the razing of the Holiday Theater. Some other theater ads on bottom.
Thanks John! For several years I wanted to know more about this theater.I have several ads for the Hiway from the late thirties till 1970. Great photo. I have photos of the York Cinema but I see it hasn’t been added yet.
Such Great News!!!! When other cities are falling to one huge boring multiplex, Seattle seems to want to preserve their theatres. As an Actor, I want to see my name in lights on a marquee the it was meant to be!
Thanks Dennis. From the various ads I have from the 60’s,they had a very unusual booking system. They would go from a huge hit movie to a grade b to a more artsy picture to a porno and back again.