Comments from MovieMad52

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MovieMad52 commented about Loew's Theatre on Apr 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I worked here as an usher from June 1969 to June 1970, Carl Rogers had been manager from 1951 until 1970 when he transferred with Loews to Florida. He had a great 50th anniversary promotion in 1968. I go to walk the building just as the contractors where preparing to demolish the old palace. I wish I had gotten a piece of the balcony carpeting which featured the MGM lion logo.

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MovieMad52 commented about Dixie Dozen Theatre on Apr 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Within 3 weeks of this closing, the first theatre I opened in Ohio also closed.

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MovieMad52 commented about Cinema North 1-5 on Apr 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

The comment from Terrybear was incorrect about CABARET playing at the Northwest Plaza. Allied Artists made a circuit wide deal with National General after it had secured a date with the McCook Theatre. The owners of the McCook sued and the date was restored to the McCook.

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MovieMad52 commented about Discount Cinema 8 on Apr 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I worked here the first quarter of 1996, General Cinema had finally learned to build more colorful theatres. I worked for Cinemark and during that time John Travolta came to see the latest Bond movie while in Austin filming.

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MovieMad52 commented about Beach Theatre on Apr 4, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Would love to reopen this classic theatre.

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MovieMad52 commented about Tri-City 8 on Apr 4, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Closed Jan. 19, 2014

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MovieMad52 commented about Loew's Ames Theater on Apr 4, 2014 at 9:39 pm

It was my first theatre job, in a tuxedo as an usher on April 25, 1969 and the movie playing was ROMEO AND JULIET. I also worked Loews Downtown at the same time. Theatre business was such much better than.

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MovieMad52 commented about Anderson 4 on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm

This theatre was operated by Kerasotes Theatres and sat across the street/parking lot from the General Cinema Mounds Mall Cinemas.

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MovieMad52 commented about Frankfort Cinemas on Mar 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm

The theatre was located behind Wendy’s.

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MovieMad52 commented about Ambassador Theatre on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Mike, I bet we could spend hours talking about the good old days.

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MovieMad52 commented about Hunt's Cinestage Theatre on Mar 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

No Mike, the other theatre it ran was the Hunt’s McCook in Dayton, Ohio.

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MovieMad52 commented about Tri-City 8 on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

The theatre is closed and the marquee on the road has been stripped.

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MovieMad52 commented about Cine-Grill Cinema on Dec 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Its no longer listed on the Frank Theatres website.

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MovieMad52 commented about Springfield Square Cinema 10 on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Closed 12.01.13

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MovieMad52 commented about Springfield Square Cinema 10 on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I just read on Cinemark’s website that Springfield Square 10 has been closed. This is the second theatre that has closed that I opened as manager out of 3.

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MovieMad52 commented about Dixie Dozen Theatre on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I checked the Republic Theatres website and there are no showtimes listed. I was informed that the theatre had closed. It is the first theatre that I have opened that has closed.

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MovieMad52 commented about McCook Theater on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

With the McCook gone, the only theatre standing that I worked at in Dayton is the former Loews Ames on North Main Street next to the Northtown Shopping Center. I worked at 6 locations.

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MovieMad52 commented about McCook Theater on Oct 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

A friend reported to me that the McCook has been knocked down. Can anyone confirm with a picture?

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MovieMad52 commented about Eastwood Cinema on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm

The theatre is closed and a new complex has opened in Peru.

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MovieMad52 commented about Stonybrook 20 on Jul 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm

National bought the Cincinnati and Louisville theatres. Today it was announced that Cinemark sold the theatre to Carmike. Cinemark had just picked up the theatre in the Rave Cinema buy.

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MovieMad52 commented about Stonybrook 20 on Jul 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I was working in Louisville when Loews opened the theatre. It was after Loews bought USA Cinemas. National bought Loews/USA theatres after there was a legal threat of anti trust in Louisville and Cincinnati since National dominated market by having exclusive runs of most movies in each market.

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MovieMad52 commented about Stonybrook 20 on May 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm

This theatre was opened and operated by Loews Theatres.

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MovieMad52 commented about Beach Theatre on Apr 20, 2013 at 10:48 am

Condolences to the family.

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MovieMad52 commented about University Mall 16 on Jan 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

Wow! Mike and Chuck. I worked for the Franks for 6 and a half years and my last assignment was University Mall 16. I was “laid off/ let go” in July because my payroll costs were not 8%. My replacement made $900 less a month and all he did was ‘babysit’ the location. I promoted the location with radio, had Spiderman running around the USF campus and the mall, Men in Black men walked the mall and that video is on U tube, merchant promotions with Blockbuster Comics, Chik-fi-la, Subway. USF students tended to stay away and go to Muvico where it was safer. This theatre should never have been reopened. I made recommendations to upgrade the theatre by taking down walls for larger theaters (most of the screens were too small and had complaints about), USF students $5 at all times which they did after I left. I also recommended that they take the JC Penny building and retrofit it. In the end, this theatre is history and a IRS write off.

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MovieMad52 commented about Channelside Cinemas 10 on Dec 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I am not an active operator at this time. I think there are a lot of cool things to do with this location.