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moviebuffer commented about Slappey Drive-In on Jun 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

by the time the mid to later 70s came, slappey drive-in showed a lot of double and triple billings of B to C movies. a lot of extra soft porn, spaghetti westerns, and older stuff. still, it was a lot of fun. saw ‘ghost and mr chicken’ here. at some point in the later 70s there was a fair amount of boozing and dope smoking going on during the shows.

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moviebuffer commented about Albany Theatre on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm

this place was opulent by sowega standards. saw ‘green berets’ here, as well as many others. the problem is not that the theater is in disrepair, the problem is that albany is in disrepair. the inner city is pretty much an island where everyone exists on entitlements of one kind or another. it would be ludicrous to invest even one dime in restoring this theater.

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moviebuffer commented about State Theatre on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:20 pm

this place was great. went to a couple ‘planetOfTheApes’ marathons here, as a kid. jamb packed with hundreds of screaming, bawling kids throwing all manner of food at each other. now that, my friends, is entertainment.

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moviebuffer commented about Ritz Theatre on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm

this was a theater in a predominantly black neighborhood. says here it closed in 1969, but i think it was actually open a little past that. later, the broad avenue theatre opened and showd many ‘blaxploitation’ movies, presumably for the black citizens.

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moviebuffer commented about Broad Ave. Cinema on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:12 pm

i grew up in albany. never heard of 10th avenue theater. albany, state, and broad avenue theates were all in the same area, each around the corner from the other. albany theater was a grand place (for a sleepy farm town), with a nice balcony, etc. state also had a balcony but was a step down in opulence, and the broad avenue was closed for some time but re-opened in the mid seventies sort of as as semi porn/kungfu/blackspoitation screen. but the broad ave was ok, too, but kind of small.

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moviebuffer commented about 10th Avenue Theater on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm

i grew up in albany. never heard of 10th avenue theater. albany, state, and broad avenue theates were all in the same area, each around the corner from the other. albany theater was a grand place (for a sleepy farm town), with a nice balcony, etc. state also had a balcony but was a step down in opulence, and the broad avenue was closed for some time but re-opened in the mid seventies sort of as as semi porn/kungfu/blackspoitation screen. but the broad ave was ok, too, but kind of small.

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moviebuffer commented about Georgia Drive-In on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm

it was blown down in a storm sometime in the early seventies, and replaced with a twin inside theater. i am 99% certain the georgia drive-in was operating before 1967. it was in east albany, at an intersection known as Five Points. it had an old style screen that had an interior and scaffolding, perhaps so the screen tiles could be serviced. my friends and i would sneek in, climb the internal scaffolding to catch pigeons. did this a few times WHILE the movies were playing. awesome!