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Awesome theater! I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey here in 1968 as a reserved-seat roadshow presentation with my grandparents, parents and kid sister. Waited in line to to see Star Wars (just “Star Wars” – no “A New Hope”), Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Alien all first show opening day. Hid in the bathroom so I could slip back in to see Star Wars a second consecutive time that first day and returned to see it many more times in 1977. Damn shame they demolished this one.
Saw a ton of movies here back in the 70’s and 80’s. Distinctly remember that big entrance arch because it faced West and if you went to see something in one of the theaters on the East side in the late afternoon the sun would come streaming in like a spotlight and shine on the screen through the space between the doors. Brilliant Design!! They finally jerry-rigged these ridiculous curtains they set up in front the doors, but I always avoided going here at certain times of the day. Next door to Bob’s Texaco; “A bob cat for service!”