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OCRon commented about EpiCentre Theaters on Nov 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

This theatre is no longer an iPic Theatre and not on their website. Since February 26, 2013 it has been a Studio Movie Grill. It is now named Studio Movie Grill Epicenter. It is also on News About This Theater on this page.


Charlotte Observer

OCRon commented about CineBistro Dolphin Mall on Nov 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

Here are 17 photos of the CineBistro:


OCRon commented about Cinemark Christiana and XD on Nov 21, 2014 at 5:58 am

The theater was designed by a Cinemark regular, The Beck Group.

OCRon commented about Canby Cinema 8 on Nov 21, 2014 at 5:52 am

There is a thorough description of the Canby 8 in Film Journal International on March 11, 2010, by James R, Blissett.

Film Journal International

OCRon commented about Fox Cineplex Theatres on Nov 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

Fox Cineplex Banning The renovations were designed by James R. Blissett of The Design Collective.

The Design Collective

Film Journal International

OCRon commented about Lyric Theatre on Nov 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

The 1935 opening above probably refers to the opening after the 1934 fire.

Stories and ads from the Avalanche Journal note that the Lyric Theatre goes back to 1917. (1918 ad in photo section).

On August 16, 1934 the Lyric was damaged in a fire and was closed. (Fire story in photo section).

The new Lyric, designed by S.B. Haynes, opened on January 20, 1935, with 510 seats.

The Lyric closed for the last time in March of 1964 and demolition began in January of 1965. (History and story of demolition in photo section).

OCRon commented about Boise Stadium 22 and IMAX on Nov 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

A few years ago, I was on vacation in Boise, during the summer. While at the Edwards Theatre, I casually asked an usher how many people show up for the Thursday night premieres. Expecting him to say a few hundred, he said about a thousand or more. This was when I realized how big the Boise/Nampa/Meridian market is.

OCRon commented about AMC Theatres at Downtown Disney on Nov 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

Elkus Manfredi Architects designed the AMC Downtown Disney and the Downtown master plan.
Elkus Manfredi Architects

OCRon commented about Plaza Theater on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Info for Plaza Theatre:

Address: 2705 26th Street.

Opened: April 25, 1947 (ad in photo section).

Closed: July 6, 1958.

October 1958: Remodeled into business spaces.

OCRon commented about Century Federal Way on Nov 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

The Century Federal Way was designed by Russell Architects. Photos are on their website (under Seatac WA).

Russell Architects

OCRon commented about Holland Theatre on Nov 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

The Pella, Strand, and New Holland Theatres, listed on CT, are the same as the Holland Theatre. According to the Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1940 (and the above comment) the theater was at 832 Main.
1912: Opens as Kozy Theatre.
1916: Renamed Elite Theatre.
1919: Renamed Alamo Theatre.
May 11, 1928: Renamed Strand Theatre. (news in photo section).
May 25, 1931: Renamed Pella Theatre. (ad in photo section).
November 10, 1938: Renamed New Holland Theatre. 1949: Now listed as Holland Theatre in Pella Chronicle.

OCRon commented about UltraStar Anaheim Garden Walk on Nov 18, 2014 at 5:24 am

The Anaheim Garden Walk is on the portfolio of WLC Architects.

WLC Architects

OCRon commented about Golden Horseshoe Drive-In on Nov 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Info for the Golden Horseshoe.( See opening news and ad in photo section)

Address: (as commented on) 6501 University Avenue.

Opened July 5, 1956.


OCRon commented about Emporia Flinthills 8 Cinemas on Nov 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

Here are the previous operators and dates before B&B.

1990 United Artists

1995 Crown Cinema Corporation

1998 Dickinson Theatres

OCRon commented about AMC Studio 30 on Nov 17, 2014 at 5:57 am

Hollis Miller Architects and Lickel Architecture share credit for the conversion into the Fork & Screen. It is on both of their portfolios, with photos.

Hollis Miller Architects

Lickel Architecture

OCRon commented about Paris Theater on Nov 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

There is theater at 315 E. Washington on the Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1946. The Arizona Republic on October 9, 1944, shows that it opened as the Azteca, Featuring First-Run Mexican Productions. Built Especially For Mexican Audiences. These couldn’t be described solely as Spanish-language films. They were true Mexican films made during the heyday of the Mexican film industry in the 40s and 50s. The map and opening ad is in the photo section.

Later ads in the Arizona Republic for 315. E. Washington are:

October 21, 1966: Opens as Gayety Theatre, a burlesque house.

March 23, 1967: Now Paris Theatre, with adult films.

August 1971: Obscenity hearing by city attorney. (see news article in photo section).

June 1972: Closed.

OCRon commented about Everett Theatre on Nov 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Terry Jackson of Jackson Architects designed the renovations.

Middletown Transcript

OCRon commented about CineBistro at Town Brookhaven on Nov 15, 2014 at 9:56 am

Meanwhile in Overland Park, Kansas, in October of 2014, Rudyard Coltman of Cinetopia was also at odds with AMC. (That news came from the Vancouver Columbian in Cinetopia’s home state of Washington). In Overland Park, the theater was forced to alternate openings with AMC. Coltman had yet to take legal action but retained the same attorney as Cobb Theatres. Tom L. Boeder, Cinetopia’s and Cobb’s attorney, commented on the problem: “Clearance practice puts a damper on investments by competitors like Cinetopia. One way to break the impasse would be for movie distibutors to simply eliminate the clearance provisions.”

Most recently, the Dallas Morning News reported in October of 2014 that Look Cinemas was “accusing the mighty AMC Theatres of trying to poach its product — first-run movies. And what for now is just a war of words could serve as a teaser-trailer for the main attraction: a lawsuit.”




OCRon commented about Crest Theatre on Nov 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm

The remodeling of the Crest was done by Bar Architects. Also on their portfolio is work that they have done for Skywalker Ranch. Photos are on their website.

OCRon commented about CineBistro @ Hyde Park Village on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:44 am

The renovation was designed by RLS Design Group. Photos are on their website.

OCRon commented about Fine Arts Drive-In on Nov 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Yes, the Westerner was at 6419 W. 19th Street.

Here is the timeline from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. (Ads in photo section.)

June 5, 1948: Opened as Plains Drive-In.

November 1, 1949: Renamed Westerner Drive-In.

November 25, 1965: Renamed Fine Arts Drive-In.

1980: Closed

OCRon commented about Century at Hayward on Nov 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

Century at Hayward was designed by Field/Paoli Architects.

OCRon commented about Goodyear Palm Valley 14 on Nov 13, 2014 at 6:30 am

The theater originally opened in 1998 and the West Valley Views reported in May of 2004 that Dickinson Theatres had assumed operations of the theater.

OCRon commented about Trail Drive-In on Nov 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Timeline for Trail Drive-In Theatre: (See photo section for opening ad and fire story).

Opened: February 21, 1952

Closed: June 11, 1971, after a fire destroyed the screen.

OCRon commented about Scottsdale Dollar Cinema on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Grand opening ad and photo from Scottsdale Progress, December 17, 1976, in photo section. 1,500 seats.