Comments from Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Roseland Theatre on May 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Herald for the Parkway with listing for the Roseland on the back

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Roseland Theatre on May 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Herald for the Parkway with listing for the Roseland on the back

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Strand Theatre on May 7, 2015 at 4:14 am

Marsch Theatres should be added to the list of previous operators

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Midland Theatre on May 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Tal’s Midland Theatre should be added as a previous name

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about 88 Drive-In on May 3, 2015 at 12:39 am

Digital projection (a BARCO DP4K-32B) was installed on April 14th, 2015 and ran its inaugural digital program on opening night for the 2015 season on Friday, April 24th, 2015 showing a triple feature of “Home”, “Furious 7” and “The Longest Ride”. The conversion was handled by Strong of Omaha. The majority of the left 35mm projector (two projector booth) was removed to make way for the digital and moved down for use as a display in the snackbar. The projector head/soundhead from the retired left unit was put into storage in the booth as a parts unit and an (identical) Simplex XL projector head/soundhead from The Cinderella Twin Drive-In Theatre-Englewood,Colorado (formerly kept in the booth for parts) was mounted on the lobby display base/lamphouse. The remaining right projector was completely refurbished by longtime Colorado theatre tech Jimmy Seay and integrated with the new sound system and automation for screenings of classics or any other 35mm material possible making the theatre both 35mm and digital compatible. The 35mm equipment is Simplex XL projector head & Simplex sound head, Strong X-60 C lamphouse, Strong rectifier, Centry base and SPECO LO-270 platters. The left machine (that was removed) was identical.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Starlite Drive-In on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Just to clarify, I just did some research (didn’t take me long on Google) and to clarify, the street this theatre sat on was originally called State Road 82 which was later renamed Anderson Avenue and in 01/15/1991, Anderson Avenue was renamed Martin Luther King Boulevard. I though this important to note here as I was initially quite confused given the fact that the listing here has the theatre on MLK, all the other old ads on here mention State Road 82 and my old herald I just posted has it on Anderson. All the same theatre and location-just a much-renamed road.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about North Star Drive-In on Apr 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

I’m standing with John Templeton in the booth of Chem-140 on the CU Boulder campus right now (Mr. Templeton’s current venue) reading the comments and he says that sure looks like the North Star he ran (off and on from ‘73-'84-when the Norelcos were replaced with a pair of Simplex 35s from some theatre in Greeley and installed by him and Jimmy Seay) and while that is North Star Booth that is NOT John in the picture but John thinks it’s Art Lane in the picture in the link. Those were NOT the DP70s but the AA2 Norelcos with the Strong Jetarc Lamphouses. There was a third machine on the right (not pictured was a Simplex XL with a high speed intermittent and a Strong Constellation 170 lamp that was used to start the show early with cartoons and trailers).The Norelcos were split up after their removal from the North Star-one went to The Arvada Plaza 6 (west of 80th and Wadsworth) and he believes the other went to a 6-plex southeast of Denver (the name escapes him presently). He says that the Jetarcs had many issues and frequently went down. Much of this comment was per his dictation. Mr. Templeton is, in himself, a “Cinema Treasure” as he has been a union operator since 1974, working most theatres that existed in the Denver and Boulder Metro Area in his career. I’m proud to call him my second dad and have encouraged him to get on this site and contribute his many memories.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Prairie Theater on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

I’m pretty sure it is a twin, trolleyguy. See the Boxoffoce Magazine article o posted about its twinning in the photos section.

It was also part of the Evergreen Theatres chain and this should be added to the list of past operators.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Buckingham 6 on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:15 pm

This theatre is closed and demolished-not open for sure

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Havana Drive-In on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

I was told today by a longtime local tech that this theatre was NEVER a Wolfberg/Compass and my source that thought it was isn’t too sure. I cannot find anything indicating it was one of theirs with the exception of some other CT comments and a few other iffy mentions in the Internet. further info on this would be great.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Mt. Union Theatre on Apr 12, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Marsch Theatres should be added to the list of previous operators

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Mt. Union Theatre on Apr 12, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Tickets from Wallace Theatres ownership-back

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Aloha Theatre on Apr 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Was originally the Tanimoto Theatre. Should be added to the list of previous names

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about N. Division Drive-In on Apr 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

If memory serves, there were more drives-ins than just the Auto Vue and (presumably) the N. Division on N. Division Street. According to an old raffle ticket I have that lists the 6 Spokane drive-ins participating in it (see photos), the N. Division was separate from the Auto Vue and any of the others. Some further info would be awesome.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Art Cinema on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

The Varsity Theatre was opened by Fox Intermountain Theatres in 1941. It was closed around 1960, and remained shuttered until 1970, when it reopened as the Art Cinema.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about West Colfax Drive-In on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Was once part of the Highland Theatres chain. Should be added to the list of previous operators.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Flatirons Theatre on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Was once part of the Highland Theatres chain. Should be added to the list of previous operators.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Motorena Drive-In on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Was once part of the Highland Theatres chain. Should be added to the list of previous operators.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Holiday Drive-In on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Was once part of the Highland Theatres chain. Should be added to the list of previous operators.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Holiday Drive-In on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Was once part of the Highland Theatres chain. Should be added to the list of previous operators.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Monaco Drive In on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Was part of the Compass Drive-In Theatres/Wolfberg Theatres chain. Should be added to previous operators.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about THEATRE CALENDAR 1987 on Apr 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

October 1987 calendar

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Isis Theatre on Apr 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

January 1986 calendar

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Paonia Drive-In on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:33 am

General view of Paonia calendar

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Capitol Theater on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

Capitol calendar