Comments from MovieMad52

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MovieMad52 commented about 20th Century Theatre on Jul 28, 2014 at 6:23 am

It was operated by Levin Services during the 1974 union strike against all of the Levin Theatre in Cincinnati except for one of the drive ins.

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MovieMad52 commented about Speedway Cinema 1 & 2 on Jun 11, 2014 at 4:21 am

I was working at Glendale 1 & 2 when I was sent over to except deliveries prior to opening. I was there when the doors were opened to the public and construction workers were still laying carpet on the upstairs restroom areas. One of the opening movies was JEREMIAH JOHNSON.

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MovieMad52 commented about Art Theatre on Jun 11, 2014 at 4:13 am

I went there in 1977 and it was still showing movies.

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MovieMad52 commented about Tri-City 8 on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:07 am

Judging from on site view, it is fenced off and appears to being prepared for demolition.

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MovieMad52 commented about Clay Theatre closes on Jun 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Knowing the background of the situation,I fear this is the end of the theatre (digital not helping the situation). I wonder if the the city will do anything to help save the theatre, but not expecting it.

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MovieMad52 commented about Clay Theatre on Jun 9, 2014 at 12:31 am

Clay Theatre, once again was closed on June 1st. I suspect this might be the end.

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MovieMad52 commented about Loews Salem Avenue Cinemas on Jun 8, 2014 at 4:19 am

In 4o years of theatre career,this was one of the most beautiful theatres ever built with its Polynesian decor that I have seen in the 45 years that I worked in the industry. A shame what Loews did to it. It is a shame that Levins got its hands on it.

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MovieMad52 commented about McCook Theater on Jun 8, 2014 at 4:03 am

The McCook demise is Levin services fault since allowing the X rated movies.

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MovieMad52 commented about Skyborn Drive-In on Jun 8, 2014 at 12:24 am

I worked a week here in ‘84 to give the manager a vacation. The theatre was known during its porn days as “Skyporn” drive in within the industry locals.

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MovieMad52 commented about University Mall 16 on Jun 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

It was announced today that Studio Movie Grill will be taking over the theatre space left vacant by Frank Theatres in January, 2013. The next few months, renovation to fit the concept will happen. SMG plans to open 14 screens.

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MovieMad52 commented about McCook Theater on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:05 pm

The McCook Theatre should be listed as ‘demolished’.

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MovieMad52 commented about Loew's Theatre on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:14 am

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 6, 2014 at 2:00 am

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 6, 2014 at 1:40 am

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 10:23 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 5, 2014 at 6:05 am

Would love to reopen this classic theatre.

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MovieMad52 commented about Tri-City 8 on Apr 5, 2014 at 6:03 am

Closed Jan. 19, 2014

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MovieMad52 commented about Loew's Ames Theater on Apr 5, 2014 at 5:39 am

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 2, 2014 at 4:06 am

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 Apr 1, 2014 at 5:11 am

The theatre was located behind Wendy’s.

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MovieMad52 commented about Ambassador Theatre on Apr 1, 2014 at 4:44 am

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 Apr 1, 2014 at 1:34 am

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 12, 2014 at 2:13 am

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

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MovieMad52 commented about Prado Stadium 12 on Dec 12, 2013 at 1:49 am

Its no longer listed on the Frank Theatres website.

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MovieMad52 commented about Springfield Square Cinema 10 on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:27 am

Closed 12.01.13