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plinfesty commented about Egyptian Theatre on Mar 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

The screen was never 90 feet wide. It was somewhere between 70-80 feet measured along the curve, which is key. That particular screen (Dimension 150) featured a 120 degree curved screen and was installed in 1968. Without the curve, the screen would have to be a lot smaller. It was during this 1968 remodeling that the proscenium went, not for the Todd-AO remodel. For the original CinemaScope installation in the early 50’s, the two inner pillars were removed. For Todd-AO, the screen was actually brought forward, hiding the outer pillars. This was when the draped look went up. then in 1968, the last of the pillars and proscenium were removed and the new D-150 curved screen installed by pushing it back to where the original stage was. Ironically, much of the original side work was revealed of the auditorium at this time.

plinfesty commented about 99 Drive-In on Mar 24, 2013 at 12:50 am

The 99 Drive-In opened on Thursday, March 17, 1949 with a Big Double Bill Major Studio Feature Show. The regular Friday-Saturday attraction was Romance on the High Seas and Dynamite.

plinfesty commented about Terrace Drive-In on Mar 24, 2013 at 12:17 am

The Terrace Drive-In definitely opened before 1950. I started compiling information on all local engagements starting with January 1, 1950 and on that date they were showing the double feature of Beyond the Forest and Chicago Deadline.

plinfesty commented about Northpoint Theatre on Jun 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

(continued) while I recall the Northpoint’s was black. The Wilmington theatre has been vacant for 32 years, so it’s remarkable the drapes look to be uin good shape.

plinfesty commented about Northpoint Theatre on Jun 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

“The real Northpoint did not have side wall curtains extending from the screen to the entrance.”

Oh, yes it did. At least during the 70’s. Bright gold curtains.

I’m convinced this is the same exact theatre design ABC used for their Cinemart theatre in Wilmington. ( The exterior is somewhat different, and yet the lobby features the same narrow tall windows, snack bar, chandeliers, hallway lwading to booth above snack bar, auditorium entrance doors, two sets of exit doors, front and back, same type of air conditioning vents, gold curtains throughout, etc. (although it seems to have a white suspended ceiling

plinfesty commented about Country Squire Theatre on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Doubtful that RYAN’S DAUGHTER played in 70mm at the Country Squire Theatre. According to Boxoffice Magazine, the theatre was equipped with Norelco FP20’s, which was a 35mm only projector.

plinfesty commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 53: San Jose) on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Interesting it took until August of 1969 for San Jose to open ICE STATION ZEBRA as a 70mm (presumably roadshow) engagement. The film had opened in Bakersfield in 35mm 4-track as a regular run in June of that year.

plinfesty commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

Oops! I meant to say that I knew KISS ME KATE was a 2-D film at the Music Hall.

plinfesty commented about Cinema 21 on Jul 2, 2011 at 12:40 am

Pictures and details of the Cinema 21 can be found in this Boxoffice Magazine 1964 issue:

plinfesty commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Vito, I never said that Radio City Music Hall played KISS ME KATE played in 3-D or that they ever played a commercial film in 3-D (I kn ow KISS ME KATE was a 3-D film there). All I said was that the Boxoffice Magazine article said it had just been installed to handle 3-D and stereophonic sound and may have been the first theatre to do so without having to take an intermission. I referenced the issue date and page number. You can look it up yourself.

plinfesty commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Other comments to the contrary, according to an article in Boxoffice Magazine (July 4, 1953, page 28) the Music Hall was probably the first theatre in the country to be equipped to show 3-D movies with no intermission needed (4 projector set-up) along with Stereophonic Sound (with 3 of RCA’s big stage units). This set-up actually predated CinemaScope at the theatre by many months.

plinfesty commented about Kern Theatre on Jun 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm

THe Hippodrome had actually been closed for nearly a decade when Fiox West Coast decided to rename it the Kern and reopened it in 1938 as a temporary first-run until the Nile opened in a couple of months, where first-run policy was instituted there and the Kern became a second (subsequent) run theatre. Then, in the mid 40’s, the theatre was remodeled (new seats, carpeting, paint) to become a “continued first-run” theatre, linked to the larger Fox Theatre whereas a Fox double feature would move immediately to the Kern without the normal kind of clearance (or buffer)between first and subsequent run engagements. (it was normal to hold back giving films to other theatres in an area for a month or more between first and second run). So the Kern didn’t have to compete at all with other theatres and got to charge more than a second ruin would normally have charged. This was one of the non-competitive practices that the consent decrees banned in late 1949-1950.

plinfesty commented about Fox Theater on Jun 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

1976 Bookings: 1/07/76: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs; Island at the top of the World 1/21/76: Killer orce; Gone in 60 Seconds 1/28/76: King of Hearts (shorts: Bambi Meets Godzillal Thank You, Mask Man) 2/04/76: 3 Days of the Condor; Chinatown 2/11/76: No Deposit, No Return (cartoons: Three Little Pigs; Ugly Duckling; Tortoise and the Hare) 3/12/76: Fantasia 3/24/76: From Beyond the Grave; Tales From the Crypt 3/31/76: The Sunshine Boys; Smile 4/09/76: Lipstick 4/14/76: Lipstick; Death Wish 4/28/76: Lucky Lady; Breakout 5/05/76: Lucky Lady; W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings 5/12/76: Grizzly; Grizzly Adams 5/19/76: Gone With the Wind 5/28/76: Follow Me, Boys (featurette: Ben and Me) 6/04/76: Follow Me, Boys!; Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. 6/16/76: Embryo; Goodbye, Bruce Lee 6/23/76: Peter Pan (featurette: The Horse With the Flying Tail) 7/07/76: Gus (cartoons: Ferdinand the Bull; The Country Cousin; Lend a Paw) 7/14/76: Peter Pan; Bambi 7/28/76: Jack and the Beanstalk; The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 8/04/76: The Treasure of Matecumbe; The Apple Dumpling Gang 8/25/76: The Littlest Horse Thieves 9/01/76: The Man Who Fell To Earth; Barbarella 9/08/76: Ode To Billy Joe; Return To Macon County 9/15/76: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Where’s Poppa? 9/22/76: Guitar Clips and Roach Clips (Quad sound) 9/29/76: Lifeguard; The Bad News Bears 10/06/76: Obsession; Taxi Driver (10/08/76: Preview: Car Wash) 10/27/76: Midway; The Hindenburg (10/30/76: Kids mat: Snoopy Go Home; cartoons) 11/03/76: Shoot; The Killer Elite 11/10/76: Marathon Man 11/24/76: Marathon Man; Hard Times 12/18/76: The Shaggy D.A.; Stormy 12/29/76: The Shaggy D.A.; Ride a Wild Pony

plinfesty commented about Tejon Theatre on Feb 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

1960 bookings (cartoon and news included on programs):
1.1.60: 1001 Arabian Nights; The Flyingn Fontaines
1.06.60: The Man Who Understood Women; Odds Against Tomorrow
1.10.60: Lil Abner; The Jayhawkers
1.17.60: A Summer place (featurette: Festival Days; short: Journey To the Sea
1.24.60: Third Man on the Mountain; Dumbo (cartoon: Pluto’s Dream House
1.31.60: The Wreck Of the Mary Deare; Tarzan the Ape Man
2.03.60: The Big Fisherman; Hoppity Goes To Town (cartoon: Knight For a Day)
2.10.60: The Gazebo; The House Of the Seven Hawks
2.14.60: Never So Few; Happy Anniversary
2.21.60: They Came To Cordura; LonelyHearts
2.24.60: Operation Petticoat; Cash McCall
3.04.60: On the Beach; The Gene Krupa Story
3.11.60: Toby Tyler; Goliath and the Gladiators
3.18.60: The Last Angry Man; Solomon and Sheba
3.23.60: Suddenly Last Summer; The Last Voyage
3.30.60: The Bramble Bush; The Story On Page One
4.03.60: Porgy and Bess; The Rookie
4.06.60: Sink the Bismark!; Beloved Infidel
4.10.60: A Dog of Flanders; Journey to the Center of the Earth
4.17.60: Home From the Hill (featurette: Donald in MathMagic Land)
4.21.60: Visit To a Small Planet; Heller In Pink Tights
4.27.60: Kidnapped; Because They’re Young
5.04.60: Wake Me When it’s Over; Seven Thieves
5.08.60: Operation Petticoat; Babette Goes To War
5.11.60: Who Was That Lady?; A Touch of Larceny
5.18.60: Our Man In Havana; Guns Of the Timberland
5.22.60: Please Don’t eat the Daisies; The Mouse That Roared
5.29.60: South Pacific (featurette: Gala Day at Disneyland)
6.05.60: The Giant of Marathon; Flame Over India
6.08.60: The Mountain Road; Tall Story
6.12.60: The Unforgiven; Killers of Kilimanjaro
6.15.60: The Greatest Show On Earth; Snowfire
(6.16.60: Longfellow PTA mat: n/a)
(6.18.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
6.19.60: Wild River; Once More, With Feeling
(6.23.60: Longfellow PTA mat: Bozo Goes to College; cartoons)
(6.25.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
6.26.60: The Gallant Hours; Comanche Station
6.29.60: The Wind Cannot Read; Sergeant Rutledge
(7.05.60: Longfellow PTA mat: Jumpin' Jacks)
(7.09.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
7.10.60: The Fugitive Kind; Day of the Outlaw
(7.14.60: PTA mat: All Cartoon Show)
7.15.60: Battle in Outer Space; 12 To the Moon
(7.16.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
7.17.60: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Edge of Eternity
7.20.60: The Story of Ruth (featurette: Israel; cartoon: Peter and the Wolf)
(7.21.60: PTA mat: Snow Fire)
(7.23.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
7.24.60: Hercules Unchained; Five Branded Women
7.27.60: The Rat Race; Little Rascals Varieties
(7.28.60: PTA mat: Francis Joins the WACS)
(7.30.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
7.31.60: The Bells Are Ringing; The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
8.03.60: The Lost World; Bobikins
(8.04.60: PTA mat: A Dog of Flanders)
(8.06.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
8.07.60: Portrait in Black; S.O.S. Pacific
(8.11.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
8.12.60: The Bellboy; Tarzan the Magnificent
8.17.60: From the Terrace; When Comedy Was King
(8.20.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
8.24.60: Pollyanna; The Boy and the Pirates
(8.27.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
8.31.60: The Apartment; Platinum High School
(9.03.60: Sat mat: Stormy; Disney Cartoon Carnival)
9.07.60: Oceans 11; The Snow Queen
(9.10.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
9.15.60: Psycho (short: The Golden Fish)
(9.17.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
9.21.60: Hell To Eternity; Conspiracy of Hearts
(9.24.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
9.25.60: Elmer Gantry (featurette: Eyes in Outer Space)
(10.01.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
10.02.60: The Crowded Sky; It Started in Naples
10.05.60: Ice Palace; The Night Fighters
(10.08.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
10.09.60: All the Young Men; The Last Days of Pompeii
10.12.60: High Time; Sierra Bacon
10.16.60: Strangers When We Meet; The Enemy General
10.21.60: The Jungle Cat (featurette: The Hound That Thought He Was a Racoon; 3 Stooges! Stop! Look! Listen!)
10.26.60: The Dark At the top Of the Stairs; One Foot in Hell
10.30.60: The Ten Commandments (short: VistaVision Visits Hawaii)
(11.05.60: ADDED Sat mat: 1 hour Disney cartoon festival)
11.06.60: Around the World in 80 Days (short: VistaVision Visits Spain)
11.09.60: The Shaggy Dog; Lil Abner
11.13.60: The Subterraneans; Dinosaurus!
11.16.60: Darby o'Gill and the Little People; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
11.20.60: All the Fine Young Cannibals; Jailhouse Rock
11.23.60: Ten Who Dared; Tonka
11.27.60: inherit the Wind; I Aim At the Stars
11.30.60: The proud rebel; Alias Jesse James
12.04.60: Let No Man Write My Epitaph; Surprise Package
12.08.60: The Magnificent Seven; Under Ten Flags
12.14.60: Sleeping Beauty; The Big Circus (Disney cartoon shorts)
12.18.60: Sex Kittens Go To College; Tarantula (one day only)
12.19.60-12.22.60: closed for interior re-decoration)
12.23.60: G.I. Blues; The Brave One
12.28.60: Cinderfella; Adventures of robinson Crusoe (Goofy cartoon)

plinfesty commented about Vista Theatre on Jan 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Well, the opening day’s attraction at the Vista was CRAZY HOUSE and MY LITTEL CHICKADEE, and the Bakersfield Californian ad said the bill included the “Latest Colored Cartoon.” And I know of a hispanic woman who said that as a girl she and a friend used to cross a field to go to the theatre and they were the only non African-American members of the audience. There was of course no official segregation of audiences at that time. At last in 1950, the theatre was on occasion showing first run specialized fare that seemed to be targeted towards that audience.

As far as the building is concerned, I too thought the Elks Lodge might have been the theatre, but going through the city directories, it existed at the same time as the Vista (two different addresses, but next to each other). They were both of the Quansit hut design, though. I think the theatre was replaced by some kind of garage or car repair center, but even that’s gone today.

plinfesty commented about Valley Plaza Cinema on Dec 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm

1/21/74: AFT: Butley
1/23/74: American Graffiti (continues)
(2/01/74: Sneak: Jonathan Lingston Seagull)
2/04/74: AFT: Lost in the Stars (2 days)
2/06/74: Jonathan Livingston Seagull; The Thief Who Came To Dinner
2/13/74: Serpico
(2/16-2/17/74: matinees: Pippi Longstocking)
2/27/74: Papillon (benifit premiere – BHS Orchestra Associates)
2/28/74: Serpico (continues)
3/06/74: Papillon
3/11-3/12/74: AFT: Rhinoceros (2 days)
3/13/74: Papillon (continues)
3/27/74: The Last Detail
4/08-4/09/74: AFT: Luther (2 days)
4/10/74: The Great Gatsby
(5/05-5/06/74: matinees: Marco)
5/06/74: AFT: Three Sisters (2 days)
5/08/74: The Great Gatsbyl Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
5/15/74: Zardoz; Fantastic Planet
(5/18-5/19/74: matinees: Rumpelsiltskin)
5/22/74: The Three Musketeers
6/05/74: The Three Musketeers; Chariots of the Gods?
6/14/74: Old Yeller; The Incredible Journey
(6/17-6/18/74: Frank West PTA: n/a)
(6/24-6/25/74: Frank West PTA: George!)
6/26/74: Conrack; The Heartbreak Kid
(7/01-7/02/74: Frank WSest PTA: And Now, Miguel)
7/03/74: The Sound of Music
(7/08-7/09/74: Frank West PTA: Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines)
7/10/74: For Pete’s Sake
7/15-7/16/74: Frank West PTA: Flight of the Doves)
(7/22-7/23/74: Frank West PTA:The Wacky World of Mother Goose)
7/24/74: For Pete’s Sake; Oklahoma Crude
(7/29-7/30/74: Frank West PTA: Living Free)
7/31/74: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad; Beyond Atlantis
(8/05-8/06/74: Frank West PTA: An Elephant Called Slowly)
(9/12-9/13/74: Frank West PTA: The Shakiest Gun in the West)
8/14/74: The Parralax View; Paul and Michelle
(8/19-8/20/74: Frank West PTA: Smokey)
8/21/74: Pippi in the Sounth Seas; Brother of the Wind
8/28/74: Chinatown; Little Laura and Big John
9/06/74: Chinatgown; The New Centurians
9/11/74: The Last Picture Show; Easy Rider
9/18/74: 2001; a Space Odyssey
10/02/74: Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry; The Last American Hero
10/09/74: Bootleggers; Le Mans
10/18/74: The Longest Yard
11/13/74: The Longest Yard; The Parallax View
(11/23-11/24-74: matinees: Charlotte’s Web)
11/27/74: The Odessa File
(11/28-12/01/74: matinees: Touch the Sky)
12/06/74: The Odessa File; The Lords of Flatbush
12/11/74: Camelot; Oliver
12/18/74: Tom Sawyer; Huckleberry Finn
12/25/74: The Godfather part II

plinfesty commented about Nile Theatre on Dec 3, 2010 at 1:09 pm

That should be
(2/18/76: Theatre closed for TWINNING)
The theatre would reopen on Friday, March 26 with Theatre 1 showing BARRY LYNDON and theatre 2 showing I WILL, I WILL…FOR NOW and WHIFFS

plinfesty commented about Nile Theatre on Dec 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm

1975-76 Bookings:
2/19/75: Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins; A Man For Hanging
3/05/75: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore; Summertime Killer
3/21/75: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore; Our Time
3/26/75: My Pleasure is My Business; Little Laura and Big John
4/02/75: The Yakuza; Hot Rock
4/09/75: The Streetfighter; Hard Contract
4/23/75: Chinatown; The Conversation
4/30/75: The Prisoner of Second Avenue; C.C. and Company
5/07/75: Dirty Harry; Mahgnum Force
5/28/75: Enter the Dragon; Red Sun
6/04/75: Gone With the Wind
6/11/75: Lepke; McQ
6/18/75: Bug; SSSSSSS
6/25/75: The Drowning Pool; The 7-Ups
7/02/75: The Drowning Pool; Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
7/09/75: Mandingo; The Klansman
7/16/75: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad; Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo
7/23/75: Return To Macon County; Mr. Majestyk
7/30/75: Night Moves; Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York
8/06/75: Doc Savage; Westworld
8/13/75: White Line Fever; The Stepford Wives
8/20/75: Black Christmas; The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
8/27/75: Black Christmas; Enter the Devil
9/03/75: Tidal Wave; Cooley High
9/10/75: The Wild McCullochs; Macon County Line
9/17/75: The Exorcist; Zardoz
(9/19-9/20/75: Midnight: Journey Through the Past; Jimi Plays Berkeley; Rock n Roll Your __________)
10/01/75: Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold; Capone
10/08/75: A Clockwork Orange; Deliverence (added: Ali vs. Frazier Superfight III)
10/15/75: Coonskin; Return of the Dragon
10/22/75: Let’s Do It Again; Brannigan
11/05/75: Crazy Mama; 2nd feature
11/12/75: Lisztomania; 5 Fingers of Death
(11/14-11/15/75: Midnight: Yessongs; Fillmore; Gimme Shelter)
11/19/75: Gone In 60 Seconds; Outer Space Connection
11/26/75: Gone in 60 Seconds; Return To Macon County
12/10/75: Wild Heritage; George!
12/17/75: Lenny; Last Tango in Paris
(12/24/75: Theatre closed)
12/25/75: Dog Day Afternoon; The Drowning Pool
1/21/76: Dog Day Afternoon; Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
2/04/76: Dog Day Afternoon; Born Losers
2/11/76:The Sunshine Boys; Kotch
(2/18/75: Theatre closed for TWINNING)

plinfesty commented about Nile Theatre on Nov 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm

1974 bookings:
2/13/74: Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street; Joe Kidd
2/20/74: The New Land; The Culpepper Cattle Co.
2/27/74: McQ; Bad Company
3/13/74: Blazing Saddles; The Train Robbers
3/29/74: The Exorcist
6/07/74: Black Eye; Cleopatra Jones
6/14/74: Badlands; The Deadly Trackers
6/21/74: Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry; Emperor of the North
6/28/74: Mame
7/05/74: Mame; Just Like a Woman
7/10/74: Mame; Take the Money and Run
7/17/74: Our Time; Head of the Family
7/24/74: The Terminal Man; Bad Man’s River
7/31/74: Zandy’s Bride; Young Rounders
8/07/74: Uptown Saturday Night; Pocket Money
8/28/74: Cold Sweat; Captain Apache
9/11/74: Black Sampson; 2nd feature
9/18/74: Little Fauss and Big Halsey; 2nd feature
9/25/74: The Godfather; Santee
10/02/74: The Groove tube; Taste of Death
10/16/74: It’s Alive; The Grovve Tube
11/01/74: The Abdication; The Public Eye
11/08/74: Uptown Saturday Night; The Public Eye
11/13/74: Shanghai Lil and the Sun Luck Kid; Man of Iron
11/20/74: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Return of the Dragon
11/27/74: The Klansman; High Plains Drifter
(12/06/74: Sneak preview)
12/11/74: Don’t Turn the Other Cheek; Kid Blue
12/18/74: The Teacher; Policewomen
12/25/74: Freebie and the bean; Macho Callahan

plinfesty commented about Nile Theatre on Nov 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm

1973 bookings:
3/21/73: Travels With My Aunt; Skyjacked
3/28/73: Jeremiah Johnson; Sometimes a Great Notion
4/18/73: The Train Robbers; The Doberman Gang
5/02/73: The Great Waltz; When the Legends Die
5/09/73: The Thief Who Came To Dinner; 2nd feature
5/16/73: Slither; Criminal Affair
5/23/73: Soylent Green; Lolly-Madonna
6/06/73: Class of ‘44;; The Young Graduates
6/20/73: The Emigrants; Shoot-out
6/27/73: Cahill, unites States Marshall; The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid
7/18/73: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid; Two Lane Blacktop
8/02/73: Scarecrow; Ulazanna’s Raid
8/16/73: The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing; Red Sky At Morning
9/05/73: White Lightning; Scorpio
9/12/73: The Legend of Hell House; Night of the Living Dead
9/19/73: The Last of Sheila; Pancho Villa
9/26/73: The Mackintosh Man; Trader Horn
10/10/73: Blume in Love; I Love My…Wife
10/17/73: Enter the Dragon; Boot Hill
11/07/73: Oh, Lucky Man; Badge 373
11/14/73: Scarecrow; The Last of Sheila
11/21/73: The Deadly Trackers; Fear is the Key
12/05/73: A Touch of Class; Showdown
12/12/73: The Sacred Knives of Vengeance; Five Fingers of Death
12/19/73: A Fiklm About Jimi Hendrix; Celebration at Big Sur
12/25/73: Magnum Force; Moonfire

plinfesty commented about Nile Theatre on Nov 26, 2010 at 7:10 pm

1972 bookings:
2/16/72: The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight; Zig-Zag
2/23/72: Summer of ‘42; Klute
3/15/72: Clay Pigeon; Believe in Me
(3/18-3/19/72: MGM Children’s Mat: Gypsy Colt; 3 cartoons)
3/22/71: The Boyfriend; Hang 'Em High
3/29/72: The Boyfriend; Chandler
4/05/72: Snow Job; Sitting Target
4/12/72: Death in Venice; The Madwoman of Chaillot
4/19/72: Dealing: or the Berkeley-to-Boston ourty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues; Such Good Friends
4/26/72: The Carey Treatment; The McMasters
5/03/72: Cool Breeze; The Split
5/10/72: Kotch; Harold and Maude
5/17/72: Weekend Murders; The Black Belly of the Tarantula
5/24/72: Skyjacked; something big
6/14/72: The Cowboys; Blue Water, White Death
6/21/72: The Cowboys; The Last Run
8/16/72: What’s Up, Doc?; The Out-of-Towners
9/20/72: Come Back Charleston Blue; Man and Boy
9/27/72: Portnoy’s Complaint; Get To Know Your Rabbit
10/04/72: Kansas City Bomber; On Any Sunday
10/25/72: The Candidate; The Groundstar Conspiracy
11/01/72: Shaft’s Big Score; Night of the Lepus
11/08/72: Gone With the Wind; A Gunfight
11/15/72: 2001: a Space Odyssey; The Star-Spangled Girl
11/22/72: Ryan’s Daughter; Jenny
11/29/72: Doctor Zhivago; Me, Natalie
12/06/72: Dracula A.D. 1972; Crescendo
12/13/72: Elvis on Tour; One Is a Lonely Number
12/22/72: Deliverance; Fireball Jungle
12/29/72: Deliverence; McCabe and Mrs. Miller

plinfesty commented about Nile Theatre on Nov 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm

1971 bookings:
1/06/71: Threesome; Sex and the College Girl
1/13/71: Flap; Soldier Blue
1/20/71: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; The Out-Of-Towners
1/27/71: Alex in Wonderland; Johnny Cash
2/03/71: Get Carter; Dirty Dingus Magee
2/10/71: Brewster McCloud; WUSA
2/17/71: The Miracle of Love; Interplay
2/24/71: Airport; Two Mules For Sister Sara
3/17/71: Catch-22; The Adventurers
3/24/71: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth; Trog
3/31/71: My Fair Lady
4/07/71: My Fair Lady; Yours, Mine and Ours
4/14/71: Waterloo; Darling Lili
4/28/71: The Priest’s Wife; The Student Nurses
5/05/71: Gone With the Wind; How the West Was Won
5/12/71: THX 1138; Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
5/19/71: Pretty Maides All in a Row; The Baby Maker
5/26/71: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (“see 4-track stereo”); Festival
6/02/71: Percy; Brotherly Love
6/09/71: Villain; Hail! Mafia
6/16/71: 2001: a Space Odyssey; Far From a Madding Crowd
6/23/71: Zeppelin; Chisum
6/30/71: Wild Rovers; Kelly’s Heroes
7/07/71: Ryan’s Daughter (featurette: Snow Dream)
8/04/71: Klute; The Arrangement
8/18/71: Summer of ‘42; The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
9/01/71: McCabe and Mrs. Miller; There Was a Crooked Man
9/08/71: The Omega Man; THX 1138
9/22/71: Night of Dark Shadows; House of Dark Shadows
9/29/71: Dusty and Sweets Magee; 2nd feature
10/06/71: The Last Run; A Man Called Sledge
1/13/71: Billy Jack; The Deserter
10/27/71: Doctor Zhivago (featurette: Waterbirds)
11/03/71: Catlow; Wild Rovers
11/10/71: Skin Game; Zeppelin
11/17/71: Going Home; Friends
11/24/71: Man in the Wilderness; The Racing Scene
12/01/71: The Devils; The Seven Minutes
12/08/71: Fortune and Men’s Eyes; How To Succeed with Sex
12/15/71: African Safari; Black Beauty; The Young Graduates
12/22/71: African Safari; Black Beauty
12/25/71: Dirty Harry; The Delta Factor

plinfesty commented about Nile Theatre on Nov 26, 2010 at 6:38 pm

1970 bookings:
1/14/70: The Madwoman of Chaillot; Secret Ceremony
1/21/70: Midnight Cowboy; The First Time
1/28/70: Funny Girl; Follow Me
2/04/70: The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots; Lock Up Your Daughters
2/11/70: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed; Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
2/18/70: …tick…tick…tick…; Kiss the Other Sheik
2/25/70: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice; Castle Keep
3/04/70: Easy Rider; Thank You All Very Much
3/18/70: The Ballad of Cable Hogue; 100 Rifles
3/25/70: Ben-Hur
4/08/70: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (featurette: Hang Your Hat on the Wind)
4/15/70: Goodbye, Mr. Chips; The Impossible Years
4/22/70: Gone With the Wind
4/29/70: The 5-Man Army; Flareup
5/06/70: Naked Under Leather; The Wild Bunch
5/13/70: The Damned; A Black Veil For Lisa
5/20/70: Bullitt; Bonnie and Clyde
5/27/70: 2001: a Space Odyssey; Ride the High Wind
6/03/70: Zabriskie Point; Blow-Up
6/10/70: True Grit; The Sterile Cuckoo
6/17/70: The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart; Joy House
6/24/70: Captain Nemo and the underwater City; Ice Station Zebra
7/01/70: How the West Was Won; The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
7/08/70: The Moonshine War; Grand Prix
7/15/70: Woodstock
8/12/70: Which Way To the Front?; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
8/19/70: Chisum; Moon Zero Two
9/02/70: Kelly’s Heroes; The Moonshine Wars
9/09/70: Kelly’s Heroes; Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
9/16/70: The Strawberry Statement; The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart
9/23/70: Trog; Taste the Blood of Dracula
9/30/70: Start the Revolution Without Me; 80 Steps To Jonah
10/07/70: Hotel; Cool Hand Luke
10/14/70: Giant; Harper
10/21/70: Performance; The Grasshopper
10/28/70: House of Dark Shadows; Topaz
11/04/70: The Traveling Exectutioner; Zig Zag
11/11/70: Woodstock; Let It Be
11/18/70: Dirty Dingus Magee; 2nd feature
12/02/70: No Blade of Grass; The Walking Stick
12/09/70: Rabbit, Run; Ballad of Cable Hogue
12/16/70: Elvis: That’s the Way It Is; Downhill Racer
12/25/70: There Was a Crooked Man…; R.P.M.

plinfesty commented about Fox Theater on Nov 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

1975 bookings:
3/12/75: Murder On the Orient Express
3/26/75: Escape To Witch Mountain (cartoon fest)
4/09/74: Escape To Witch Mountain (featurette: Winnie the pooh and tigger Too)
4/16/75: A Woman Under the Influence; Cinderella Liberty
4/23/75: Flesh Gordon; The Groove Tube
5/07/75: Emmanuelle; Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
5/21/75: Shampoo
6/18/75: Shampoo; The Owl and the Pussycat
6/25/75: Bambi (featurette: The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon)
7/02/75: Bambi; Superdad
7/16/75: One Of Our Dinosaurs Are Missing; Cinderella
7/30/75: Linda Lovelace For president; Pardon My Blooper
8/06/75: Nashville
8/20/75: Nashville; White Lightning
8/27/75: Beyond the Door (Quadraphonic Possessound)
9/03/75: Beyond the Door; The Devil’s Rain
9/19/75: Flossie; What Do You Say To a Naked Lady?
9/30/75: Live Closed Circuit: Frazier fight)
10/01/75: Flossie; What Do You Say To a Naked Lady?
10/03/75: Farewell My Lovely; Slither
10/15/75: The Great Gatsby; Once Is Not Enough
10/22/75: The Way We Were; Lords of Flatbush
11/07/75: The Best of Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures; The Strongest Man in the World
11/19/75: Mahogany; Once Is Not Enough
12/16/75: Walls of Fire (1 day only)
12/17/75: Mahogany; once Is Not Enough
12/20/75: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs; featurette)

plinfesty commented about Fox Theater on Nov 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm

1974 bookings:
1/09/74: Robin Hood; White Wilderness
1/23/74: Chariots of the Gods
2/08/74: Superdad; Son of Flubber
2/27/74: The Day of the Dolphin; The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
3/13/74: Jesus Christ Superstar
3/20/74: Jesus Christ Superstar; Pete ‘N Tillie
3/27/74: Cinderella Liberty; Emperor of the North
4/05/74: Alice in Wonderland; Charley and the Angel
4/26/74: The Sting (11 weeks)
7/10/74: Herbie Rides Again (featurette: Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
8/07/72: Herbie Rides Again; The World’s Greatest Athlete
8/14/74: The Castaway Cowboy; The Absent-Minded Professor
8/21/74: The Castaway Cowboy; On Any Sunday
8/28/74: Return of the Dragon; Lightning Sword of Death
9/11/74: The White Dawn; The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
9/18/74: The Internecine Project; Papillon
9/25/74: The Tamarind Seed; Cops and Robbers
10/02/74: Claudine; Electra Glide in Blue
10/09/74: Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein (3-D)
10/23/74: Fantasia (cartoon – Touchdown Mickey)
11/06/74: The Bears and I; The Shaggy Dog
11/20/74: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (“Surround Sound”); Mad Dogs and Englishmen)
11/27/74: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.; That Darn Cat
12/04/74: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.; The Daring Dobermans
12/11/74: Deep Throat Part II; The Mad Mad Movie Makers
12/20/74: Earthquake (Sensurround) (11 weeks)