Photos favorited by Mike Rogers

  • <p>Unsure of exact date. Both movies released in 1960</p>
  • <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maincourse/">from Main Course</a></p>
  • <p>December 12th, 1980 grand opening ad</p>
  • <p>June 2nd, 1985 opening ad</p>
  • <p>1959</p>
  • <p>Thanks to Marada on Flickr – 1979</p>
  • <p>Lobby from 1973.</p>
  • <p>This picture of the Great Northern was taken somewhere between 1974 to 1977 after a wall was constructed in the middle of the theatre to “Twin It” which now made two theatres side by side in the original auditorium. The large 90' Cinerama screen is now gone and it is a smaller flat screen.  Eventually these two theatres became four when another wall was constructed about mid-way down that shortened the length when National Theatres owned the Great Northern.</p>
            
              <p>Picture Courtesy of: Forest Bay Construction Corp., 640 Barnard Ave., Woodmere, NY  11598</p>
  • <p>Here’s the General Cinema Valley View Theater ad from the Dallas Morning News for January 2, 1983.  Showing was 1001 RABBIT TALES, HONKEY TONK MAN and AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN.</p>
  • <p>This was the last newspaper ad for the Don Drive-In when it closed down in 1980</p>
  • <p>The Promenade was showing THE TOY and STILL OF THE NIGHT on January 2, 1983.</p>
  • <p>Here’s a Dallas Morning News ad listing the features for January 2, 1983.  The theater was screening THE VERDICT, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL and THE TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER.</p>
  • <p>From the November 18, 1971, edition of the Miami News. The film opened the following day for an exclusive run of many weeks at the Coral. With this clipping, the entire gamut of my moviegoing experience for the 1 year I lived in Miami is captured, between this Disney film and the Hammer Horror double feature at the drive-in shown in the upper left corner.</p>
  • <p>Scans of program covers from the mid-70’s.</p>
  • <p>Article from Miami News on January 20th, 1972, noting that the Stanley Kubrick had pulled his film from a scheduled Miami premiere date of February 18th due to concerns that showings may incite violent outbreaks.</p>
  • <p>From the Miami News, January 29th, 1972.</p>
  • <p>From the Miami News, February 4th, 1972. Typical drive-in movie fare that I saw as a kid with my parents in Miami. That early exposure and love for these kind of low-brow double features eventually lead me to the grind houses of 42nd Street and Times Square when I was a teenager in New York City.</p>