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Just a side note to Greg6363, the Westboro Flick was known at one time as the Ruth Gordon Theater in honor of the actress who starred in “Harold and Maude”. Same low rent theater with a tiny screen and a huge ElectroVoice speaker on the floor in front of the screen.
The photo above shows the closing program. I was at the final screening, BONNIE & CLYDE. Sad day.
This site has also dredged up a fond memory of the GCC bumper shown before the “Coming Attractions” and “Feature Presentation”. Animation of letters running around the GCC logo like film threading through a projector accompanied by a jazzy high-hat cymbal and bass line.
I can remember approaching the theater while “Earthquake” was screening and could hear the Sensurround a few hundred feet away in the parking lot! Big Cerwin Vega speakers! When Cinema II opened (not because of splitting – it was a completely seperate house in the same building as David W. said. The date seems correct. I saw Dr. Z. in ‘65) – it had one of the worst designs ever! The screen took up most of the end of the house and, to either side, the walls curved outward to join the side walls of the house. I guess it was supposed to give the feeling of drawing you into the picture except the curved walls were white and reflected the light from the screen. It must have been an experimental design because I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else.
Well, maybe not “lots”, but I can’t think of where else it would play in Framingham. I could be mistaken… it was a few years ago!
Slight correction in the last paragraph.
While the St. George featured the AIP, Beach Blanket, Hercules, and Three Stooges Sat. mat fare (and blockbusters like “Ten Commandments”), the Gorman, at least in its last years, tended toward the art house features. As a young teen, I remember seeing “Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner”, “This Sporting Life”, and lots of Fellini at the charming Gorman. “Ben-Hur” was one of the few huge films that played there during its last decade.