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PDDET commented about Iris Theatre on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm

The theater information is wrong. It was known as the Iris until 1960. That was when they “remodeled” it and reopened with The Time Machine.

PDDET commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Jan 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

It’s simple. Just copy and past the link into the browser window. Highlight the whole link, Ctrl C, Click in the browser window Ctrl V, enter. There you go. You’re welcome

PDDET commented about Vogue Theatre on Dec 28, 2011 at 12:03 am

I was the Assistant Manager for a couple of years, in the early 70’s, with George Michaelides.

I’ve seen a lot of nonsense printed about the Vogue and its history. There was never a school that burned down in the early 1900s, killing a bunch of children and their teacher. There was never a projectionist named Fritz who died of a heart attack. That was all crap that was “discovered” when the theater was operated by a paranormal group who sold tickets to gullible tourists.

By the way…Mann Theaters took over in the early 70s, I remember because I had to have the ushers and concessions workers paste “Mann” stickers over everything with an NGC logo.

There were three theaters on Hollywood Boulevard that, for years, never accepted passes…The Pantages, The Pacific and The Paramount/Lowe’s. The Paramount came around just in time for “Lost Horizon”. I may have been the only one to take them up on it.

In spite of its location,it was far from being the most difficult theater to work. That title went to the Fairfax. That was where I discovered that Hell is a Saturday Disney flick matinee when the cashier and doorman have called in “sick”, 1450 tickets have been sold for a theater with 1400 seats and the Manager isn’t answering his phone. The closest we got at the Vogue was “Sport Fishing In America” (Look it up) on a double bill with “The Legend of Boggy Creek”.