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MSC77 commented about Naro Expanded Cinema on Apr 23, 2019 at 1:17 pm

What company or chain ran the Naro in the early 1980s?

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MSC77 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Apr 18, 2019 at 8:19 pm

Al and Bigjoe… This is the page you might be thinking of.

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MSC77 commented about Loew's State Theatre on Apr 2, 2019 at 9:36 am

Regarding “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” one of the initial pair of films to play Loew’s State upon its twinning, I’m sharing links to recently published historian Q&A and roadshow bookings articles.

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MSC77 commented about Regal Continental Stadium 10 & RPX on Apr 2, 2019 at 9:25 am

Do any Denverites recall what the Christmas 1984 booking was here at the Continental? “Dune”? “Starman”? “2010”? “Beverly Hills Cop”? “The Cotton Club”? Other?

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MSC77 commented about Century 21 on Apr 1, 2019 at 9:17 am

Do any Denverites recall if “2010: The Year We Make Contact” (1984) played here?

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MSC77 commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 29, 2019 at 8:23 pm

In what year did Malco take over ownership of this theater?

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MSC77 commented about Super 20 Drive-In on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:18 pm

Thie Super 20 in Dubuque was among a handful of drive-ins equipped to screen 70mm prints in addition to 35mm.

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MSC77 commented about Criterion Theatre on Feb 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm

On the subject of “Funny Girl,” here’s the link to my recent 50th anniversary retrospective for those of you interested in such things.

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MSC77 commented about Saban Theatre on Jan 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” opened its world premiere engagement here on this day in 1959. Happy 60th!

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MSC77 commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm

This theater’s numerous roadshow engagements are noted in this new article on Boston’s large format and roadshow history

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MSC77 commented about Gary Theatre on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm

The Gary’s roadshow engagements are noted in this new article on Boston’s large format and roadshow history

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MSC77 commented about Century 21 on Dec 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Does anyone know which booking followed Century 21’s lengthy 1978-79 run of “Superman”?

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MSC77 commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Dec 10, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Does anyone know which booking followed the roadshow run of “Patton” at the Golden Gate?

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MSC77 commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Dec 10, 2018 at 11:11 am

Does anyone know which booking followed the roadshow run of “Far from the Madding Crowd” in the Golden Gate Penthouse?

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MSC77 commented about Waikiki 1 & 2 on Nov 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The May 19, 1969, grand opening date cited in the overview as I write this comment is incorrect. The correct opening date (for Screen 1) per trade reports and Honolulu newspaper coverage was September 23rd, 1970. (Screen 2 opened a bit later.).

Also, a slight correction/clarification is needed for the world premiere of “Tora! Tora! Tora!” claim since technically it was a co-world premiere as the film premiered simultaneously* in four cities (Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu).

*The premieres weren’t literally simultaneous because of, obviously, time zone differences between the four premiere locales.

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MSC77 commented about Town & Country Theater on Oct 28, 2018 at 10:01 pm

Ralph Daniel: I find it highly unlikely the “Chips Ahoy” cartoon short screened with “Altered States.” Ask yourself: Does it seem plausible Disney would authorize one of their G-rated cartoon shorts, with no thematic similarities, and in a different aspect ratio, to be screened with an R-rated movie from a rival studio? The only 70mm screenings of “Chips Ahoy” I’m aware of screened with “The Black Cauldron” in 1985. And “The Black Cauldron” played Town & Country, the same theater in which you’re recalling seeing “Altered States,” so if you saw “Cauldron” there, too, then I’d say you’re simply conflating the two moviegoing experiences. On the other hand, if you did not see “The Black Cauldron” there, then maybe it’s a different cartoon short that played with “Altered States” (the sci-fi themed “Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½ Century,” maybe?).

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MSC77 commented about Theatre 1 & Space 57 on Oct 24, 2018 at 10:35 am

The Cinema 57’s 70mm engagements are noted in this new article on Boston’s large format and roadshow history.

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MSC77 commented about Loews Cheri on Oct 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

The Cheri’s 70mm engagements are noted in this new article on Boston’s large format and roadshow history.

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MSC77 commented about Charles Cinema on Oct 24, 2018 at 10:33 am

The Charles' 70mm engagements are noted in this new article on Boston’s large format and roadshow history.

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MSC77 commented about Astor Theatre on Oct 24, 2018 at 10:31 am

The Astor’s 70mm and roadshow engagements are noted in this new article on Boston’s large format and roadshow history.

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MSC77 commented about Somerville Theatre on Oct 24, 2018 at 10:26 am

Somerville’s recent 70mm screenings are noted in this new article on Boston’s large format and roadshow history.

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MSC77 commented about Parkside Theatre on Oct 23, 2018 at 8:55 pm

stevenj and bigjoe59: The San Francisco Cinerama history can be found here. And you’re overlooking a 1973 roadshow release: “Last Tango in Paris” (which, in SFO, played seven months at the Royal).

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MSC77 commented about Parkside Theatre on Oct 23, 2018 at 3:51 pm

bigjoe59: Click the link to the San Francisco Bay Area 70mm & Roadshow article that I provided in my earlier comment and you’ll find much of the info you’re seeking.

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MSC77 commented about Parkside Theatre on Oct 21, 2018 at 7:59 pm

bigjoe59: By “heyday of roadshow engagements” I assume you’re referring to the 1952-73 period, in which case I’m aware of three (Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Blue Max). See: 70mm and Roadshow Films in San Francisco.

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MSC77 commented about Egyptian Theatre on Oct 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm

vindanpar and DavidZornig: The Egyptian did not host the world premiere of “The Poseidon Adventure.” The world premiere was held at the National in NY on December 12th (1972), which doubled as the National’s grand opening. It premiered in L.A. two days later.