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Penway14 commented about Loew's Regent Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

This is a great shot. It’s wonderful to see (obscured behind the flags and under the marquee) the film poster material they used to plaster around the entrance and a film (and short subjects!) on the marquee. I remember all that well. My photos were unfortunately taken after Loew’s REGENT closed. Thanks for the link.

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Penway14 commented about Loew's Regent Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

This is a great shot. It’s wonderful to see (obscured behind the flags and under the marquee) the film poster material they used to plaster around the entrance and a film (and short subjects!) on the marquee. I remember all that well. My photos were unfortunately taken after Loew’s REGENT closed. Thanks for the link.

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Penway14 commented about Senate Theater on Jul 2, 2012 at 7:18 am

That is amazing! Thanks for the link. The Box Office site looks really interesting.

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Penway14 commented about Penway Theatre on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

What goes round comes round. Sometimes……

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Penway14 commented about State Theatre on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:13 am

I think the Fabians also owned the Colonial Theatre in Harrisburg.

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Penway14 commented about Stony Brook Drive-In on Jun 23, 2011 at 11:47 am

Stony Brook Drive-In FLICKr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39527581@N07/sets/72157626807598271/

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Penway14 commented about Senate Theater on Jun 22, 2011 at 8:48 am

Found some new color slides of the SENATE I took in 1982. These are some of the best yet. Here’s a link to one I just added: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39527581@N07/5857116736/in/photostream/

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Penway14 commented about Senate Theater on Jun 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

See also: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39527581@N07/sets/72157626759926351/

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Penway14 commented about Goldman Theatre on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

It also was a great theater-going city in the same era. I saw many Broadway try-outs there. It was sort of the twilight of the great Broadway musicals but I saw some unusual ones. Greatest coup: seeing Sondheim’s ANYONE CAN WHISTLE! At the Forrest, as I recall. I got Lee Remick’s autograph after the performance. I think the legit theaters may have been among the first to go.

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Penway14 commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

For Plaza Cinema photo see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39527581@N07/5790221045/in/photostream

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Penway14 commented about Grand Theatre on May 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm

IN HARM’S WAY –

I saw this on the big screen at the Grand. They used to post window card-type posters on the walls of downtown Lancaster around the theater.
So I had a beautiful copy of this Saul Bass design in black-and-white with blue accents. Wish I still had it. The RCA soundtrack (Jerry Goldsmith) LP cover is similar.
Notice Mrs. Otto Preminger’s autograph on the page (from an AMPAS tribute to Preminger).
She worked on the costumes for the film.

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Penway14 commented about Colonial Theater on May 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Ar the risk of being compulsive, here is a lighter variation of the Colonial color transparency which shows up the marquee better.
Take your choice:
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Penway14 commented about Colonial Theater on May 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

This is a grainy and not especially good crop of the Colonial marquee. I wish I had a better one.

But my FLICKr caption give a detailed description of the unusual L-shaped entrance/vestibule area which had doors on both Market St. and 3rd St. and enclosed a commercial business which was on the corner of those streets.

It’s also of interest because the marquee is no longer advertising movies, but Harrisburg’s traditional balloon parade (which I remember from when I was a kid) and an “Elvis” concert!

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Penway14 commented about Colonial Theater on May 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Just found this color slide of the Colonial Theatre:
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Penway14 commented about El Capitan Theater on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

Photo of the 2006 revival of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA at the El Capitan.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39527581@N07/

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Penway14 commented about Sierra Madre Playhouse on Apr 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I would love to have seen those films there!

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Penway14 commented about Boyd Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, right out of college I used to have an apartment in the middle of this same block in Lancaster’s late, lamented “theater district.” At 123 N. Queen until the entire block (and, of course, ALL the theaters, FOUR great old vintage venues) were razed around me.
It was just a few doors down from the Grand.
Thanks for the post.

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Penway14 commented about Senate Theater on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

“And at a deadly pace"
IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE
to the Senate:
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Penway14 commented about Senate Theater on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:07 am

Thanks, John. As I’ve said, as I kid I first discovered movies at the SENATE over many downtown Saturday matinees. The re-issues of the Disney classic features and the first releases of PETER PAN, THE LIVING DESERT, etc.
Also of course great UI sci-fi thrillers, several in 3-D.

So for better or worse, it’s still a part of my consciousness.
:)

I recently discovered a few color slides of the Senate I didn’t know I had. Exteriors, such as the one I just put on FLICKr. I’ll add them from time to time.

Wish I had some of the interior. I do remember it was a kind of salmon pink with large white Art Deco lights on the side walls.

Yes, a great little movie house.

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Penway14 commented about Senate Theater on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Here is a new close-up photo of the Senate entrance doors and electric eye:
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Penway14 commented about Alex Theatre on Jan 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Please feel free to visit my FLICKr album of vintage theater photos, ads, and memorabilia. Mostly includes theaters in Pennsylvania and Los Angeles but also a few international cinemas. Thank you.
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Penway14 commented about Alex Theatre on Jan 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Alex neon and marquee for a live performance of IRMA LA DOUCE:
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Penway14 commented about Loew's Regent Theatre on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

Anne Francis at the Egyptian Theatre (American Cinematheque), Hollywood,
RIP.
I saw FORBIDDEN PLANET at Loew’s REGENT:
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Penway14 commented about Egyptian Theatre on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:54 am

Anne Francis at the Egyptians:
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Penway14 commented about Egyptian Theatre on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

Please check out my vintage theater set on FLICKr which includes movie ads and other theater photos and memorabilia, mostly from Pennsylvania and California (Los Angeles):
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