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perceval commented about Preston Royal Theatre on Apr 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Yeah, it was closed by the mid-80s. One thing I loved about it was the aquarium.

perceval commented about Peak Theatre on Apr 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

It had to have been gone by the late 60s, because I lived in that area when I was a kid, and would have remembered a movie theater in the neighborhood.

perceval commented about UA Cine I & II on Apr 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Saw a lot of movies, here, including Ghostbusters. When The Piano played here, they had a grand piano in the lobby.

By it’s last months, the place had become run down. The Angelika was about to open about a block from it, the art house with the cafe, 7 screens, and Trinity Hall attached to it in Mockingbird Station, so the Cine was allowed to die.

perceval commented about Loews Downtown Theater on Apr 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Also, it wasn’t demolished. It was part of the same complex as the hotel. The building is still there, but you can’t tell it was once a movie theater. It’s part of the hotel, now.

perceval commented about Capri Theatre on Apr 22, 2012 at 4:47 am

I remember this as the Capri in the early 70s as a kid. Of the classic theaters that used to line Elm Street, only it, the Majestic, the Tower, the Palace, and the Loews remained. Don’t remember seeing anything at the Palace.

The Capri was billed as “The world’s largest theater complex.” Of course, in the early 70s, a 7 screen theater wasn’t common.

I saw a lot of movies, there… Jaws, lots of Bruce Lee films, Godzilla movies… Hey, I was a KID.

In the hall leading to screens 4 – 7, there was a display of classic movie stars, W. C. Fields and the like, sitting in a cafe.

One by one, they closed, the Capri and Loews surviving the longest, though the Majestic was revived. Even as a kid, I preferred the classic movie theaters to the then trendy shoe box style theaters. It just didn’t feel like a real movie theater without the big marquee.

perceval commented about Loews Downtown Theater on Apr 22, 2012 at 4:21 am

This would be where I saw The Warriors.