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OKCdoorman commented about Century 16 Bel Mar & XD on Oct 1, 2017 at 8:47 am

An etiquette argument between customers on Tuesday, September 26, at this location allegedly descended into an altercation outside the theater afterwards. News link

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OKCdoorman commented about Newspaper ad from 1981 showing what was playing at Ford City Cinema on Sep 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm

They could have gotten the spelling of the preview ZORRO (i.e. ZORRO THE GAY BLADE) correct but either they would’ve had to condense “tonight” as “tonite,” or left out the apostrophe marks book-ending the title…

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OKCdoorman commented about Matawan Theatre on Sep 20, 2017 at 11:35 am

‘Barbara Stanwyck’—in contrast to former silent actress Laura La Plante, whose name is listed correctly—was still establishing her career with moviegoers (and ad-copy checkers) so a very early misspelling was understandable…

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OKCdoorman commented about Hot Springs Theatre on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

The only real glitch in this otherwise impeccable calendar is the misspelling of ‘Richard Haydn’ in THE FOXES OF HARROW. But how did uncredited background player Juan Varro—who’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo lasts less than a minute—end up here?

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OKCdoorman commented about Tower Theater on Sep 18, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Can be seen down the block during the marching band scene in Woody Allen’s TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (1969).

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OKCdoorman commented about Kimball's Peak Three on Sep 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Visible in archive domestic footage at the beginning of Episode 2, “Riding the Tiger,” of the PBS documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, and appears to have been showing Peter Sellers in the 1962 film version of WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS. The Ute Theater can be glimpsed across the street.

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OKCdoorman commented about Star View Drive-In on Aug 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

A fine double-feature but either: 1) somebody was transcribing the title TWO-LANE BLACKTOP from poorly handwritten notes and didn’t care why it sounded nonsensical; 2) mis-heard it over the phone and didn’t ask for a clearer pronunciation; or 3) didn’t know/care who ‘James Taylor’ was…

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OKCdoorman commented about East Bend Drive-In on Jun 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

It really wouldn’t have taken up much more space to typeset the full title for such a prestigious film: THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY.

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OKCdoorman commented about 1968 photo credit Sepp Werkmeister. on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm

The Jefferson appears to be playing Julio Porter’s 1968 Argentinian comedy COCHE CAMA ALOJAMIENTO (“CAR BED ACCOMMODATION”?), which looks to have been highly influenced by Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT.

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OKCdoorman commented about Dixie Theatre on Jun 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

Although “James Cagney” may have been legendary enough at the Basie, the Dixie may not yet have heard of “Richard Widmark”…

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OKCdoorman commented about Uptown Theatre on Jun 12, 2017 at 4:54 am

Ordinarily, it was “Susan Strasberg”…

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OKCdoorman commented about Gem Theatre on Jun 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Poor things got so excited about having two GIDGET movies for the marquee they forgot how to spell “Hawaiian”…

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OKCdoorman commented about Cozy Theatre on Jun 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Closed suddenly on Sunday, January 19, 1930, with Ramon Novarro in the silent film THE PAGAN. Daily re-opening newspaper ads began more than a year later on Sunday, February 22, 1931 (“New Cozy Theater/Watch for the Opening Date/All Talking Programs”). Re-opened with a de Forest sound system (“Best Sound in Town”) on Saturday, February 28 with the almost year-old MONTANA MOON starring Joan Crawford. [Tulsa Tribune]

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OKCdoorman commented about Normal Theater ad from the Chicago Sun-Times July 17, 1980 newspaper. on Jun 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

Unless the Normal fudged the printed start times or the projectionist cut off the end credits or brought up the house lights early, the audience was given a whopping four minutes during the first intermission, and none at all for the second.

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OKCdoorman commented about North Twin Drive-In on Jun 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm

The ad writer must have been more familiar with “that SNL guy” John Belushi than “the other guy” Dan Aykroyd…

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OKCdoorman commented about Pageant Theatre on Jun 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Somebody couldn’t decide if it was “Carrol” or the correct “Carroll” Baker spelling…

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OKCdoorman commented about Woodbridge Cinema on Jun 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Had the photographer kept his hands steady, I believe the clearer wording would show (smaller letters for lower case): FOUR ACADEMY AWARD Nominations/Joanne WOODWARD “Rachel RACHEL”

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OKCdoorman commented about April 16th, 1999 grand opening ad as Palace on Jun 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Other than the spelling of “equipped”, and opening with half the films being R-rated, the other thing of note here is HILARY AND JACKIE and GODS AND MONSTERS were already half a year old by this time.

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OKCdoorman commented about Old Bethpage Theatre on Jun 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

Correct list except for “Bonnie Bedelia”…

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OKCdoorman commented about Northside Drive-In on Jun 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm

That’s a very old double-bill: Roy Baker’s VAULT OF HORROR aka TFTC II was produced 7 years earlier, and Jess Franco’s KISS ME MONSTER was from 1969…

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OKCdoorman commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jun 5, 2017 at 8:13 am

Better spelled Jon Hall (without the “h”)…

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OKCdoorman commented about Auto-Vue Drive-In on Jun 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Almost perfect except for the Academy “Ward”-winning actress Jane Wyman…

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OKCdoorman commented about Columbia Theater on Jun 3, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Susan Hayward in WITH A SONG IN MY HEART (the marquee guy or manager decided to leave off “With”) and Richard Widmark in RED SKIES OF MONTANA—a very long double feature for some reason. Probably an April 1952 matinee based on all the winter coats, the awning shadow, and the release dates.

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OKCdoorman commented about August 3rd, 1972 grand opening ad for the 3-plex on Jun 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

The informal spelling of “tonight” and the excitement over the opening probably distracted the ad layout artist into spelling “auditoriums” with two letter t’s…

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OKCdoorman commented about Granada Theatre on Jun 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

My guess on the marquee—Hugh O'Brien in THE BRASS LEGEND, pic circa early 1957…