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Still standing intact in modern times and zero photos posted? Sad!
ATLAS THEATRE CORPORATION should please be added as owner/operator and one time. They were a pretty big circuit here in Colo and I will start rounding up theatres as I can.
There is/was absolutely nothing dangerous or flammable about 35mm projector, carbon arcs or film. Nitrate film was flammable but that was phased out by the early 50s and all film printed since has been safe.
So yes, less romantic but not safer in the least….🙄
The Pines operated until 1961-62 in a historic 1885 building on Main Street that also now houses The Lariat Saloon. It was in the right-hand storefront.
The Lariat’s address is 206 E. Main Street. While this business is in the same building that housed the Pines, I’m not sure if they had the same address as I’ve heard that The Lariat and The Pines were in business at the same time.
Gibraltar Enterprises needs to be added as a former operator
Gibraltar Enterprises needs to be added to the list of past operators
Gibraltar Enterprises needs to be added as a past operator
•Theatre’s Physical Address:
909 N. Wisconsin StreetGunnison, Colo. 81230-2650
•It was still operating in 2000 however it had changed its name to “The Flick” at that time. (This should be added to the theaatre’s list of previous names, please.)
•909 N. Wisconsin Street is now occupied by Bethany Baptist Church and has been since at least 2014. Comparing the Google Street view with our circa 2000 photograph, I am more than 85% sure it (the church) is the same building as the theatre but am not certain….
•Telephone number in 2000 was: 970.641.3158
Wow! Awesome story, 356alive and it’s always nice to hear from someone who had such a profound impact on our nation’s cinema history as yourself; having a hand in on building a drive-in back in their original glory days is nothing to laugh at. I wish more people like you would come on this site and tell their own story for posterity. It’s more important than it seems that we all share what facts we personally know, memories we have and/or photographs,memorabilia,artifacts,etc that web own/have access to about about any given theatre. It goes without saying that when someone has left their mark in a theatre’s history such as you have, it’s so very important (not to mention fascinating to us all) that they step forward and identify themselves/their role and share what memories they can.
Last but most certainly not least, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service to our country, 356alive! In 1972, I was not even a twinkle in my parent’s eyes and it’s always been disturbing for me to imagine how very, very different and dreadful our lives (especially my life being a minority wherever I might go on the planet) would be if not for the fact that we have had nearly 250 years of brave, selfless and all-around stellar human beings like yourself who have all sacrificed and risked so much in order to ensure our unmatched standard ifnliving here might continue for future generations as well as our own!
Listed in the FDY of 1956, 1964 &1968
•”Fiesta Drive-In” needs to be added to previous names (its listed as such in the FDY of 1964 & 1968)
•Screen count should reflect 2
•Video Independent Theatres (VIT) should be added as s previous operator
Listed in the FDY of 1956, 1964 & 1968
There is a listing fora Chico Drive-In for Espanola in the FDY of 1956. Was that a different theatre or is the 04/28/59 opening date incorrect?
This is one of four photos that is of the Denver Theatre (NOT the Denver Center Cinema) and has absolutely zero relevance here. Additionally; they are not unique to CT’s photos as each one of these is already posted in the Denver Theatre’s gallery…where they belong.
Webmaster, PLEASE REMOVE
The FDY of 1956 lists a Circle B Drive-In for Artesia; a small detail, I know but I wanted to confirm that the “Circle B” is one and the same as the Circle Drive-In/Hermosa Drive-In AND can someone please clarify if this “Circle B” is actually a third name this theatre had over the years or simply a typo either on part of the FDY editor adding a “B” where there shouldn’t be one othe CT contributor omitting one.
Also, the FDY of 1964 lists two drive-ins:
•Hermose Drive-In•Circle B Drivd-In
I’d assume “Hermose” was a misprint for Hermosa (?) but still, that listing clearly leads one to believe that The Hermosa and Circle B were two separate theatres running at the same time. Is that possible? Did Artesia have 2 different ozoners (regardless of whether they were operational at the same time or not)?
Listed in (at least) the FIlm Daily Yearbooks of 1954, 1956 & 1964.
Anything anyone can contribute about this theatre would be extremely helpful and most appreciated!!
You should please scan or photograph the July 1927 calendar you mention, pinesap. I personally would love to see it (as would many others, to be sure!) and this is a good place to virtually preserve and share such treasures for posterity.
Trolleyguy, I’ve wondered that same thing since I first saw that picture myself as a child over 20 years ago! It has be, no?!?!?
Check out the street view! Whatever it is is still there today! I really wish my car wasn’t in the shop-I’d be making a mad dash up there right now to check it out for myself!
It kills me that I’ve never noticed that; I’ve spent a lot of time over the years in Georgetown, particularly looking for that very “booth” and any other theatre-like features on the downtown buildings…
A memory from Jon A Nelson:
“I can remember attending this theater across from The Tackett Movie Theater on 8th Street in the late 40’s. What I remember is that the rest rooms were down front under the screen. The Ismo Theater opened in 1940 and closed in 1950. It seated 466 and was ran by Fox Midwest Amusement Corporation from 1945 to 1950.”
The Skyline opened in 1955 and permanently closed in 1975. Talmadge “Tao Richardson (03.31.1906-06.04.1976) and Naomi Pearl “Pearl” James-Richardson (05.28.1998), longtime Coffeyville theatre operators, owned & operated The Skyline from 1961 until 1975.