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moviejs commented about Wanted: Photos/digital images of theatre fronts dressed up for a film on Jun 28, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Try photobucket.com, and search CARLTON and THEATRE. You’ll find such a picture. While at photobucket you also might search 42ND STREET, NEW YORK CITY, THEATRES, TIMES SQUARE, & MARQUEES. Lots of theatres in NYC would decorate their fronts as you’re looking for back in the old days.

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moviejs commented about Happy 25th, 'Blade Runner'! on Jun 25, 2007 at 9:56 am

Saw “Blade Runner” at the North Park Twin Cinema (now a nightclub) in Evansville, IN, during it’s original run. It was the 35mm version (severly cropped on either side due to the long and narrow dimensions of the North Park) and I remember liking the visual look of the thing, the intense and thrilling action scenes and enjoying the noir-like narration. I hear that some kind of rerelease is planned soon, and hope that the narration is restored. Wouldn’t it look fantastic in IMAX 3-D?

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moviejs commented about Moxie Cinema on Jun 21, 2007 at 11:34 am

A few weeks ago I was visiting Springfield, drove west on Walnut from the Park Central Square area, stopped for a light and saw on the left…The MOXIE! A NEW single-screen movie theatre in the downtown area of a mid-american city!?! Had to pull over, take a picture and catch my breath. Didn’t have time to stop and see a movie – but will next time for sure. Love the upright/blade sign (M – O – X – I – E – MOXIE) and the “Dr. Pepper” letterboard! Search photobucket.com for MOXIE and THEATRE – starting 6/22/07.

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moviejs commented about Granada Theatre on Jun 21, 2007 at 11:07 am

A correction: E. Commercial Street isn’t in downtown Springfield. It’s well north of downtown – a long east-west street of old business buildings that had a number of small theatres/hotels/bars/shops at one time.

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moviejs commented about Gillioz Theatre on Jun 21, 2007 at 10:46 am

I’ve recently posted some photos of the Gillioz to my photobucket.com album: search GILLIOZ and THEATRE. Saw several movies there during the 50s, and remember the place as Springfield’s nicest downtowner at that time.

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moviejs commented about Lyric Theater on Jun 17, 2007 at 1:58 pm

The Lyric was open and showing sub-run double features on 4/17/60, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal of that date.

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moviejs commented about Evansville Civic Theatre on Jun 13, 2007 at 12:20 pm

OK, so that didn’t work: go to photobucket.com and search COLUMBIA and THEATRE – that should bring up several pix of the Columbia (now Civic). I’ll be adding more pix soon from other eras when the theatre looked somewhat different.

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moviejs commented about Wanted: Performing arts theatre in any condition. on Jun 6, 2007 at 1:31 pm

Check out the Alhambra Theatre in Evansville, IN. It’s small, but very nicely restored to it’s original condition. Contact Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel’s office for info. Good luck!

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moviejs commented about Mary Anderson Theatre on Jun 5, 2007 at 6:31 am

I remember seeing “Cleopatra” in the upstairs “Penthouse” at the United Artists (now Palace) Theatre. What a theatre street 4th Street was back in the 60s!

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moviejs commented about Vogue Theater on Jun 5, 2007 at 6:18 am

I attended a special screening of the original “King Kong” at the Vogue some years ago. The evening was hosted by the “Wonderfest” happening at a nearby hotel, and featured famed special effects expert Ray Harryhausen as the opening speaker! I still have the special ticket for the evening somewhere along with a videotape I shot of Mr. Harryhausen’s speech. The Vogue was a delightful place to watch a classic movie – I’ll always remember that evening!

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moviejs commented about Goldie's Best Little Opryhouse in Kentucky on Jun 5, 2007 at 6:05 am

This is the Frederica Street Malco. The first one, on W. 3rd Street, was razed many years ago. This Malco was one of four movie theatres (others included the Strand and Bleich) in downtown Owensboro during the 40s, 50s & 60s. It retained its name on top of the marquee for many years after closing as a movie theatre, but now is known as “Goldie’s.” To add to the confusion, the towns last remaining operating movie theatre is called…the Malco. It’s a fairly new megaplex. If I can figure out how it’s done, I’ll post a photo at photobucket.

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moviejs commented about Arlington Theatre on Nov 6, 2004 at 8:02 pm

Some of my earliest movie memories are of the Arlington. I attended the theatre in ‘49 and '50 as a small child, seeing many Saturday matinee double features when the theatre was a brand-new and beautiful art deco showplace. It was an easy walk from my family’s home in the Windsor Village neighborhood. In the late 80s I searched out the theatre on a visit to Indy, and was somewhat shocked by the changes to the area and to the condition of the long-closed Arlington. Some times, I think you really shouldn’t try to find your childhood – but I keep trying.

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moviejs commented about Tower Theatre on Nov 6, 2004 at 7:46 pm

I saw quite a few double features at the Tower during the 50s – “The Colossus of New York” and “The Space Children” come to mind. It was a really nice neighborhood theatre full of art deco touches. In recent years it’s been used as the headquarters for a group of radio stations that advertise their various call-letters on the original marquee. The exterior is very well-kept and still attractive.

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moviejs commented about Springfield Little Theatre on Nov 6, 2004 at 7:19 pm

I attended the Landers several times during the 50s when it was a first-run double-feature house specializing in action-adventure, western and monster movies. I saw one of my all-time favorites (“Forbidden Planet”) there, and late in 1959 attended a live nation-wide broadcast of the “Ozark Jubilee” tv show, which starred Red Foley. A wonderful old theatre, still in active use as a playhouse, located in the heart of downtown Springfield.