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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Starlite Drive-In on Nov 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Did they ever add a new scope screen?

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Chicago Theatre on Nov 10, 2017 at 9:35 pm

The only thing I remember is it’s last movie operator was Plitt Theaters

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Silver Moon Drive-In on Nov 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Is this theater showing films in scope actually on the screen now that they are digital?

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Palace Theatre on Oct 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm

I still think the idea is stupid. Bigjoe59 I know they did a lot of renovations while they were closed from 88-91. I still would like to see the prior marquees restored

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm

I thought for sure that when I saw the Omen in the downstairs theater after it was twinned the screen was on what appeared to be a stage. I know it had a red curtain. I know upstairs wasn’t. I saw 9 To 5 up there. That was many years ago so I could be confused.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm

No it was a single screen Vindanpar. I sat in the first row of the mezzanine for Divine Madness. After it was twined the screen was indeed flat and part of the stage. Prior to that it was in front of the stage as was the one at the Rivoli.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm

When did they put the curved screen in? The very first film I saw here was Divine Madness with Bette Midler and it was in 70MM and the screen was very curved and large.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about AMC Classic Southern Hills 12 on Oct 14, 2017 at 2:27 am

Rayman29 unfortunately AMC put a hold on all renovations to the Carmike chain theaters they purchased until 2018 or early 2019. The merger caused them to get into a desperate financial situation. Carmike sucked as a chain like this theater my local theater here was opened in 1996 and Carmike did nothing to keep it up or renovate it.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Fun-Lan Drive-In on Oct 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Nick or anyone do you know if they have gone digital since my last post in 2015? Also, can they now show aspect ratio 2.35 on the screen rather then off the side of the screen. I Hated that

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about 20th Century Drive-In on Sep 29, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Not that I remember

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Landmark at 57 West on Sep 24, 2017 at 8:27 pm

That’s great news Al

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Landmark at 57 West on Sep 23, 2017 at 9:42 pm

Looking at the theater count plus the ad in the NY times they don’t offer a lot of variety. With theaters as small as a living room who wants to pay all that money.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Sep 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Are they installing recliners

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

It was sold out at my local Cinemark and it was in their largest theater

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Tilghman Square 8 on Sep 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Thanks Scott. That’s good to hear. I know that their corporate office in Atlanta told me any updates or remodels to the Carmike chain are on hold until late 2018 early 2019. They won’t even change the sign which sucks

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Tilghman Square 8 on Sep 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Oh ok. Actually AMC is in dire financial issues due to the acquisition of Carmike. I really foresee bankruptcy or them selling off a lot of the Carmike chain. The local theater here already has cut all shows before 4pm Mon-Thurs and the last shows on Sunday night.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Tilghman Square 8 on Sep 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Thanks Fred. I thought I had opened all comments. I never heard of New Vision theaters

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Tilghman Square 8 on Sep 5, 2017 at 2:23 am

Who operates this theater now?

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Cine 42 on Aug 28, 2017 at 8:20 pm

The 3 times I went to this theater all films were shown in 2.35 aspect ratio even if they were in 1.85 like TGIF and Midnight Express. Can anyone explain this?

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 2:32 am

Grease opened at Loews State 1 Loews Orpheum and the New Amsterdam on 42nd St. The 70mm reissue did play the Ziegfeld

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Sony Columbus Circle on Aug 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

I saw the Blue Lagoon there and it may have been a 70MM print

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about AMC Classic Lorna Ridge 10 on Aug 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Rayman29 yeah that was what happened here. They renegotiated the lease and were supposed to start renovations in the fall and now even the sign change to AMC is on hold.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about AMC Classic Lorna Ridge 10 on Aug 24, 2017 at 2:09 am

I spoke with AMC this week and they took a major loss after purchasing the Carmike chain to the point that most theaters have no weekday shows before 4pm. Word is no renovations at former Carmike theaters may not happen until last 2018 or early 2019. It really sucks

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about Terminal Theatre on Aug 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm

The overview information needs to be updated. Through most of the 60’s the theater was operated by Stanley Warner. It was the late 60’s to early 70’s it was run by the SamEric corporation. The Tower was a William Goldman theater until 1967 when it was sold to Ellis Theaters. The majority of the managers and staff went to work at William Goldman new center city theater the Regency.

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Mikeoaklandpark commented about AMC Classic Muskogee 6 on Aug 16, 2017 at 2:24 am

They are in major financial problems. They have cut out all their shows before 4pm in most markets.