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RSM3853 commented about Cinemette South on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

These theaters did not last very long. It looks like they closed sometime during the first week of September 1982. The last films to play there were “Midnight” and “The World According to Garp.” As Ed Blank noted above, the theaters were up the hill and off the main road. I know that the only film I ever saw there was “A Bridge Too Far” in 1977.

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RSM3853 commented about Plaza Theater on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

The Plaza was DARK for many years. It was reopened in December 1979 with “Roller Boogie.”

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RSM3853 commented about Manos Theater on Mar 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

The Manos Theater in Jeannette suffered major damage in a fire on January 10, 1979, according to a front page article in The Jeannette News-Dispatch issue of January 11, 1979. At the time, the theater was showing “National Lampoon’s Animal House.”

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RSM3853 commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

The week of April 20-26, 1977 the Roxy had “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”, but did not play any films the next 9 weeks after that…perhaps that was the last film there.

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RSM3853 commented about Blue Mouse Theatre on Feb 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

My research shows “Mutiny on the Bounty” opening at the Blue Mouse the week of December 19-25,1962 and “Barabbas” opening the same week at the 5th Avenue.

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RSM3853 commented about Kelly Strayhorn Theater on Jan 15, 2014 at 11:32 am

I too only went there once, in 1976. There was a double-bill of UA films playing…“Drum” and “Breakheart Pass.” I only stayed to see Charles Bronson in “Breakheart Pass” since “Drum” was supposed to be one of the worst films of 1976.

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RSM3853 commented about South Park Drive-In on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

This map is just a little bit off. The red marker is actually marking the location of the Brightwood Christian Church. It should be across Route 88 (Library Road)at the bottom of Lytle Road.

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RSM3853 commented about Bellevue Theater on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I only got to see a movie at this theater once. I went on a date with Nancey Epperson to see “A Brief Vacation,” an Italian film directed by Vittorio de Sica, starring Florinda Bolkan. It was rare that sub-titled foreign language films played in neighborhoods like this one as a second-run.

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RSM3853 commented about Parkway Theater on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Good Luck on your restoration! I only got to go to the Parkway once,but I can still remember it. I got there early for the feature and I have a picture in my mind of a long hallway to get to the men’s room, which I needed to use badly after the bus ride and walk to get there. Oh, by the way…the movie was great…it was “The Wind and the Lion” with Sean Connery and Candice Bergen.

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RSM3853 commented about Cinema 22 on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:42 am

@csepe: It was “The Island at the Top of the World,” Disney’s Christmas picture for 1974.

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RSM3853 commented about Theater Historian David Naylor Passes Away on Jan 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Sad to hear this. I have this book and refer to it often.

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RSM3853 commented about Movie theaters in airports unlikely on Jan 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm

The former Greater Pittsburgh International Airport had a movie theater inside it back in the 1960s for people who had time to kill between flights or just coming from the residential areas around it. It finally gave way to expansion by USAir.

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RSM3853 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jan 6, 2014 at 10:37 am

Thanks for the info – what I’ve been doing is copying entire lists of films (not just single titles) from Excel and pasting them in.

I have not been counting “invitation-only charity premieres” such as those held for roadshow films, but the week that the regular paying-public got to get into the theater…I found a lot of these were on Tuesday evenings, which is why some of my dates are a week later…and yes, I used Variety a lot, but I would subtract 6 days from the date on the city report.

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RSM3853 commented about Happy 50th, “Lawrence of Arabia” on Jan 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

The reason that “Lawrence of Arabia” only played for 3 weeks at the Nixon Theater in Pittsburgh, PA is that the theater caught on fire and was heavily damaged. “L o A” opened on April 3, 1963 and the film was transferred to the Fulton Theater for the rest of its premiere run, but it didn’t do as well there and only lasted until “Bye Bye Birdie” replaced it on June 19, 1963.

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RSM3853 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jan 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Thanks so very much for catching that, Coate – I put my info in Excel spreadsheets and didn’t catch the word “Rivoli” for the “Jaws” row because it was behind “Loew’s Orpheum” alphabetically. It opened in most cities on Wednesday, June 18, 1975. I actually wondered about that when I sorted the spreadsheet – didn’t think “The Return of the Pink Panther” played that long.

Re: Your other concerns. As I’ve already typed all this data in Excel, I don’t have time to retype everything, so I just copy and paste, which probably is what makes it one paragraph. Any suggestions to improve the format are welcome – I’m just trying to get my data on here for others to save them all the years of microfilm reading I’ve done.

As far using Wednesday dates, I grew up and live in Pittsburgh, and our theaters changed bills on that day up to around October 1974, when they began trying Fridays. Going through old newspapers on microfilms, it would take forever to look at every single day to see what new openings there were. In addition, Variety used Wednesdays for their weekly box-office reports so I choose to do so, also. The date I use is just considered by me to be the first day of the opening week, although many cities opened new films on Wednesdays beside Pittsburgh.

Finally, I think that anyone who might be interested in Cinema Treasures is pretty much already aware of the titles that were “roadshow presentations” and there are other websites that list 70 mm or other large size film, so that info is already available elsewhere…I was just interested in what theaters played what films when compared to here, regardless of process or type of booking.

But I thank you for reading my posts! :–)

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RSM3853 commented about California Theatre on Jan 3, 2014 at 10:44 am

First-run Movie Openings at the California Theater in San Diego from December 1959 through August 1974. The date given is the Wednesday of the opening week. The ® symbol means a reissue. Research is from microfilms of The San Diego Union.

DateTitle 12/23/59Vice Raid 01/20/60Cash McCall 02/03/60The Country Girl/The Bridges of Toko-Ri ® 02/10/60Seven Thieves 02/10/60Three Came to Kill 02/17/60Jack the Ripper 02/17/60The Big Night 03/02/60Oklahoma Territory 03/02/60Sink the Bismarck 03/23/60Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 03/30/60Visit to a Small Planet 04/13/60Valley of the Redwoods 04/13/60Wake Me When It’s Over 05/04/60Nude in a White Car 05/11/60Circus of Horrors 05/11/60The Jail Breakers 05/18/60The Greatest Show on Earth ® 05/25/60In the Wake of a Stranger 05/25/60Wild River 06/08/60Platinum High School 06/08/60The Music Box Kid 06/15/60Five Branded Women 06/29/60The Apartment 07/20/60September Storm 08/03/60Hercules Unchained 08/10/60Cover Girl Killer 08/10/60Ice Palace 08/17/60Psycho 10/12/60The Battle of the Sexes 10/19/60Come Dance With Me! 10/26/60Thunder in Carolina 11/02/60Inherit the Wind 11/23/60Esther and the King 11/23/60Walk Tall 12/07/60Village of the Damned 12/14/60A Dog’s Best Friend 12/14/60The Facts of Life 12/28/60The 39 Steps 12/28/60The Marriage-Go-Round 01/11/61The Mighty Crusaders 01/11/61Tiger Bay 02/01/61Operation Bottleneck 02/01/61The Misfits 02/22/61The Alamo 04/26/61Sanctuary 04/26/61The Goddess of Love 05/03/61The Sins of Rachel Cade 05/03/61White Warrior 05/10/61Return to Peyton Place 05/10/61The Fiercest Heart 05/24/61The Young Savages 06/21/61Gidget Goes Hawaiian 06/21/61Sniper’s Ridge 07/05/61Deadly Companions 07/05/61One-Eyed Jacks 07/26/61Love in a Goldfish Bowl 07/26/61The Ladies Man 08/16/61On the Double 08/23/61Two Rode Together 08/23/61Underworld USA 09/06/61Thief of Bagdad 09/20/61It Happened in Broad Daylight 09/20/61The Long, the Short, and the Tall 09/27/61Claudelle Inglish 10/04/61Breathless 10/04/61Rosemary 10/18/61Splendor in the Grass 10/18/61The World by Night 11/08/61The Mask 11/22/61Blue Hawaii 12/20/61The Errand Boy 12/20/61The League of Gentleman 01/10/62King of Kings 02/21/62Tender is the Night 03/07/62Incident in an Alley 03/07/62War Hunt 03/14/62Satan Never Sleeps 03/14/62The Siege of Syracuse 04/04/62The Last of the Vikings 04/11/62State Fair 04/11/62The Broken Land 05/09/62All Fall Down 05/16/62The Horizontal Lieutenant 05/30/62Hell is for Heroes 06/06/62House of Women 06/06/62Samar 06/13/62Escape from Zahrain 06/27/62Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 06/27/62Swingin' Along 07/11/62Hatari! 08/01/62Merrill’s Marauders 08/08/62East of Kilimanjaro 08/08/62Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy 08/15/62The Sad Sack/The Delicate Delinquent ® 08/29/62Marco Polo 09/12/62No Place Like Homicide 09/12/62The Sky Above—The Mud Below 09/26/62Pressure Point 10/03/62Horror Hotel 10/10/62Playgirl After Dark 10/17/62The Creation of the Humanoids 10/24/62Never Let Go 10/31/62Warriors Five 11/07/62The Manchurian Candidate 11/28/62Gay Purr-ee 12/12/62Son of Samson 12/26/62Hero’s Island 12/26/62Taras Bulba 01/23/63A Child is Waiting 01/30/63The Raven 02/06/63West Side Story (pop) 02/27/63Who’s Got the Action? 03/06/63Madame 03/13/63Follow the Boys 03/13/63Seven Seas to Calais 03/20/63A Girl Named Tamiko 03/20/63Wonderful to Be Young 03/27/63Papa’s Delicate Condition 04/03/63Duel of the Titans 04/03/63Tarzan the Magnificent ® 04/10/63Operation Bikini 05/29/63The Longest Day (pop) 06/26/63Call Me Bwana 06/26/63I Could Go on Singing 07/03/63Black Gold 07/03/63PT 109 07/17/63King Kong vs. Godzilla 07/24/63The Great Escape 08/07/63Cattle King 08/07/63Spencer’s Mountain 08/21/63The Caretakers 08/28/63Beach Party 08/28/63Jacktown 09/11/63Don’t Give Up the Ship/Rock-A-Bye Baby ® 09/18/63Wall of Noise 09/25/63Women of the World 10/02/63Hootenanny Hoot 10/09/63Toys in the Attic 10/16/63Square of Violence 10/16/63The Haunting 10/23/63Twilight of Honor 10/30/63Twice Told Tales 11/06/63Palm Springs Weekend 11/13/63Stolen Hours 11/20/63McLintock 12/18/63Kings of the Sun 12/25/634 for Texas 12/25/63The Man from Galveston 01/15/64Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? 01/22/64The Comedy of Terrors 01/29/64Dead Ringer 01/29/64Dr. Crippen 02/12/64A Global Affair 02/19/64Love With the Proper Stranger 02/19/64Paris Pick-Up 03/04/64America, America 03/11/64Dark Purpose 03/18/64Kissin' Cousins 03/25/64Muscle Beach Party 03/25/64Summer Holiday 04/08/64Seven Days in May 04/15/64Vertigo ® 04/22/64To Catch a Thief ® 05/06/64Advance to the Rear 05/13/64Some Like it Hot/Irma La Douce ® 05/27/64Rhino! 06/10/64Gold for the Caesars 06/10/64The Golden Arrow 06/17/64Tamahine 06/17/64Viva Las Vegas 07/01/64One Man’s Way 07/01/64The World of Henry Orient 07/08/64Ensign Pulver 07/15/64Zulu 07/22/64633 Squadron 07/29/64FBI Code 98 07/29/64Robin and the 7 Hoods 08/12/64A Hard Day’s Night 08/19/64Lady in a Cage 08/19/64Walk a Tightrope 08/26/64Bikini Beach 08/26/64Some People 09/16/64The Caddy ® 09/16/64You’re Never Too Young ® 09/23/64Night Train to Paris 09/23/64The Visit 09/30/64Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 10/14/64Fate is the Hunter 10/14/64The Earth Dies Screaming 10/21/64Kisses for My President 11/11/64Quo Vadis ® 11/18/64Moro Witch Doctor 11/18/64Rio Conchos 11/25/64MGM’s Big Parade of Comedy 11/25/64The Outrage 12/09/64Joy House 12/23/64Goodbye, Charlie 12/23/64The Young Swingers 01/13/65Psycho ® 01/27/65Peyton Place/Return to Peyton Place ® 02/03/65Quick, Before It Melts! 02/10/65Those Calloways 02/24/65Dear Brigitte 03/03/65Crack in the World 03/10/65The Rounders 03/10/65The Walls of Hell 03/17/65Sylvia 03/24/65My Blood Runs Cold 04/14/65John Goldfarb,Please Come Home 05/05/65The Satan Bug 05/12/65Young Cassidy 05/19/65Masquerade 05/26/65Circus World (pop prices) 06/09/65Mister Moses 06/16/65The Girls on the Beach 06/23/65Cinderella ® 07/07/65Ski Party 07/07/65War Gods of the Deep 07/21/65Operation Crossbow 08/04/65Morituri 08/18/65Sergeant Deadhead 08/25/65Living it Up/Pardners ® 09/01/65Help! 09/22/65Never on Sunday/Topkapi ® 09/29/65Laurel & Hardy’s Laughing 20s 10/06/65Billie 10/20/65Once a Thief 10/27/65A Rage to Live 11/03/65The Nanny 11/10/65The Hill 11/24/65Harum Scarum 12/22/65Thunderball 03/23/66Viva, Maria! 03/30/66The Group 04/20/66A Thousand Clowns 05/04/66The Pink Panther/A Shot in the Dark ® 05/11/66The Night of the Grizzly 05/25/66Apache Uprising 05/25/66The Last of the Secret Agents 06/01/66The 2nd Best Secret Agent in Whole Wide World 06/08/66Rasputin, the Mad Monk 06/08/66The Reptile 06/15/66Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! 06/29/66Cast a Giant Shadow 06/29/66Fantomas 07/13/66Duel at Diablo 07/20/66Munster, Go Home 07/27/66Nevada Smith 08/10/66A Big Hand for the Little Lady 08/10/66The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming 08/31/66Assault on a Queen 09/14/66Ambush Bay 09/28/66Chamber of Horrors 10/05/66Mister Buddwing 10/19/66Cat on a Hot Tin Roof/Butterfield 8 ® 10/26/66Seconds 10/26/66Waco 11/02/66Return of the Seven 11/16/66The Alphabet Murders 11/16/66The Liquidator 11/23/66Spinout 11/23/66The Secret Seven 12/07/66What’s Up, Tiger Lily? 12/21/66Gambit 01/04/67Khartoum (pop) 01/04/67McGuire, Go Home! 01/11/67The Venetian Affair 01/18/67Warning Shot 01/25/67Come Spy With Me 02/01/67Hot Rods to Hell 02/01/67One Spy Too Many 02/08/67A Fistful of Dollars 02/22/67Prehistoric Women 02/22/67The Devil’s Own 03/08/67The 25th Hour 03/15/67Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding 03/22/67In Like Flint 03/22/67Smoky 04/26/67Frankenstein Created Woman 04/26/67The Mummy’s Shroud 05/03/67The Busy Body 05/10/67Thunder Alley 05/17/67Welcome to Hard Times 05/24/67Caprice 06/07/67The Apartment ® 06/07/67The Great Escape ® 06/14/67The Caper of the Golden Bulls 06/21/673 Bites of the Apple 06/21/67Double Trouble 06/28/67You Only Live Twice 08/23/67In the Heat of the Night 09/20/67Beach Red 09/20/67Once Before I Die 10/04/67The Hills Run Red 10/11/67Hour of the Gun 10/25/67Jack of Diamonds 11/01/67Matchless 11/01/67Operation Kid Brother 11/08/67Clambake 11/15/67Hawaii (pop) 12/06/67Our Man Flint/In Like Flint ® 12/20/67Valley of the Dolls 02/21/68The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 03/20/68The Billion Dollar Brain 03/27/68How I Won the War 04/03/68The Power 04/10/68Kill a Dragon 04/10/68The Scalphunters 05/01/68A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die 05/01/68Cop-Out 05/08/68A Man Called Dagger 05/08/68A Stranger in Town 05/22/68Battle Beneath the Earth 05/22/68Day of the Evil Gun 05/29/68Navajo Joe 05/29/68The Devil’s Brigade 06/19/68The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell 07/03/68Countdown 07/03/68The Green Berets 08/07/68Custer of the West 08/14/68Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 08/21/68Hang ‘Em High 09/18/68The Stranger Returns 10/09/68Salt and Pepper 11/27/68If He Hollers, Let Him Go 12/25/68The Brotherhood 01/15/69A Twist of Sand 01/15/69More Dead Than Alive 01/22/69The Sergeant 02/12/69Secret Ceremony 02/26/69Three in the Attic 03/26/69Where Eagles Dare 05/14/69A Fistful of Dollars/For a Few Dollars More ® 05/28/69Hard Contract 06/11/692: I, A Woman, Part II 06/18/69Death of a Gunfighter 06/25/69The Big Cube 06/25/69The Wild Bunch 07/16/69The Bridge at Remagen 07/30/69Stiletto 08/06/69Guns of the Magnigficent Seven 08/20/69Castle Keep 08/20/69Seven Golden Men 09/03/693 into 2 Won’t Go 09/03/69A Man Called Gannon 09/10/69Young Billy Young 09/17/69Death Rides a Horse 09/17/69Impasse 09/24/69On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who… 09/24/69The Valley of Gwangi 10/08/69The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 10/15/69The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly/Hang 'Em High ® 10/17/69On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 11/19/69The Undefeated 02/11/70The Only Game in Town 02/25/70They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 03/25/70Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You! 04/01/70The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No 04/01/70The Kremlin Letter 05/06/70Naked Under Leather (The Girl on the Motorcycle) 05/27/70Tell Them Willie Boy is Here 06/10/70How the West Was Won ® 06/10/70The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm ® 06/17/70The Christine Jorgensen Story 06/24/70A Long Ride from Hell 06/24/70Too Late the Hero 08/05/70Patton (pop) 09/16/70Cotton Comes to Harlem 09/16/70Hell Boats 09/30/70Hornet’s Nest 10/07/70(4) Clint Eastwood UA Westerns ® 10/14/70Cannon for Cordoba 10/14/70The Mercenary 10/28/70House of Dark Shadows 11/04/70a.k.a. Cassius Clay 11/11/70C. C. and Company 11/25/70It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ® 12/16/70Burn! 12/16/70Underground 12/23/70Five Easy Pieces 02/10/71Little Fauss and Big Halsy 02/24/71The Great White Hope 03/24/71Raid on Rommel 03/31/71Valdez is Coming 04/28/71Patton/MASH 05/26/71Von Richthofen and Brown 06/09/71Brother John 06/16/71When Eight Bells Toll 06/23/71Zeppelin 06/30/71Klute 07/21/71Midnight Cowboy ® 07/21/71The Hunting Party 07/28/71What’s the Matter With Helen? 08/04/71Evel Knievel 08/18/71Dr. No/From Russia With Love ® 09/01/71Lawman 09/15/71Daughters of Darkness 09/22/71Hot Rod Action 09/22/71Soul to Soul 10/06/71The Skin Game 12/15/71Diamonds are Forever 03/29/72Frogs 04/19/72Cool Breeze 05/03/72Puppet on a Chain 05/10/72Swedish Fly Girls 05/23/72Four Flies on Gray Velvet 05/24/72Stanley 05/31/72Buck and the Preacher 06/07/72The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 06/21/72Ben 07/05/72The Groundstar Conspiracy 07/12/72Shaft’s Big Score 08/02/72Come Back, Charleston Blue 08/16/72The Magnificent Seven Ride 08/23/72Dr. Phibes Rises Again 08/30/72Slaughter 09/20/72You Only Live Twice/Thunderball ® 09/27/72When the Legends Die 10/04/72Hickey and Boggs 10/18/72Blacula 10/18/72The Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb 11/01/72Asylum 11/08/72Hammer 11/15/72Unholy Rollers 11/22/72The Mechanic 11/22/72The Return of Sabata 12/06/72Trouble Man 12/20/72Across 110th Street 12/20/72Daughters of Satan/Superbeast 01/10/73The Last House on the Left 01/10/73Twitch of the Death Nerve 01/24/73Avanti! 01/24/73Pulp 02/07/73The Train Robbers 03/21/73Diamonds are Forever/On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ® 04/25/73A Criminal Affair 04/25/73The Five Fingers of Death 05/16/73Pickup on 101 05/16/73Sisters 05/23/73The Soul of Nigger Charley 06/13/73Battle for the Planet of the Apes 06/27/73Live and Let Die 08/01/73Dillinger 08/01/73The Little Cigars Mob 08/22/73The Outside Man 08/29/73Enter the Dragon 09/05/73Extreme Close-Up 10/17/73Gordon’s War 11/21/73Cops and Robbers 12/12/73The Sacred Knives of Vengeance 01/23/74Hercules/Hercules Unchained ® 02/06/74McQ 03/06/74Black Belt Jones 03/15/74The Class of '74 04/03/74Willie Dynamite 05/22/74Black Eye 06/26/74The Terminal Man 07/24/74Uptown Saturday Night 08/14/74The Education of Sonny Carson 08/28/74Return of the Dragon NOTE: The San Diego Union did NOT accept advertising for “X” rated films in the late 1960s and early 1970s so there were some weeks when it was unable to ascertain what was playing at the theater.

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RSM3853 commented about AMC Fashion Valley 4 on Jan 3, 2014 at 9:57 am

The Fashion Valley 1-2-3-4 opened the week of June 3, 1970. The opening films were: 1) Funny Girl 2) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 3) Loving 4) Cactus Flower

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RSM3853 commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Here are the first-run films that played at the Orpheum from 1958 through Christmas 1970. The dates given are the Wednesday for the week that the film opened, even if it didn’t start until Thursday or Friday – Variety issues are dated Wednesdays and in those days, most (but not all) films started then. Research is from The Boston Globe (microfilm), Variety, and Boxoffice. The ® symbol refers to reissues. 01/15/58Legend of the Lost 01/29/58The Seven Hills of Rome 02/19/58Don’t Go Near the Water 03/26/58The Quiet American 03/26/58Run Silent, Run Deep 04/23/58Paths of Glory 05/07/58Merry Andrew 05/07/58The High Cost of Loving 05/21/58Thunder Road 05/21/58Crossup 05/28/58The Sheepman 05/28/58Fort Bowie 06/11/58Return to Warbow 06/11/58High School Confidential 06/25/58Saddle the Wind 07/02/58The Vikings 08/06/58Tarzan’s Fight for Life 08/06/58The Law and Jake Wade 08/20/58The Big Country 10/01/58The Badlanders 10/01/58Apache Territory 10/08/58Man of the West 10/08/58Hong Kong Confidential 10/22/58The Last Hurrah 12/03/58Torpedo Run 12/17/58tom thumb 12/17/58Ten Days to Tulara 12/31/58Some Came Running 03/04/59The Journey 03/25/59Some Like it Hot 05/27/59Menace in the Night 05/27/59Green Mansions 06/10/59First Man Into Space 06/10/59The Mysterians 06/24/59The Horse Soldiers 07/29/59Shake Hands With the Devil 07/29/59Ride Lonesome 08/12/59North by Northwest 09/30/59It Started With a Kiss 10/28/59They Came to Cordura 11/11/59Odds Against Tomorrow 11/18/59The Wreck of the Mary Deare 12/02/59The Wonderful Country 12/16/591001 Arabian Nights 12/16/59The Flying Fontaines 02/03/60Counterplot 09/07/60The Music Box Kid 10/05/60The Boy Who Stole a Million 10/12/60The Subterraneans 10/19/60Let No Man Write My Epitaph 02/01/61The Misfits 03/01/61Where the Boys Are 03/22/61Cimarron 04/12/61Go Naked in the World 04/12/61Operation Bottleneck 04/26/61Gone With the Wind ® 06/07/61The Last Time I Saw Archie 06/07/61The Gambler Wore a Gun 06/14/61Two Loves 06/14/61Ring of Fire 06/28/61By Love Posessed 07/19/61The Naked Edge 08/09/61Two Rode Together 08/09/61The Green Helmet 08/23/61The Honeymoon Machine 09/13/61The Young Doctors 09/13/61The Flight That Disappeared 09/27/61A Thunder of Drums 10/11/61Bridge to the Sun 10/25/61The Devil at 4 O'Clock 11/22/61Bachelor in Paradise 12/13/61X-15 12/13/61Teenage Millionaire 12/20/61The Wonders of Aladdin 12/27/61Pocketful of Miracles 01/17/62Knights of the Round Table/Ivanhoe 01/31/62The Happy Thieves 02/07/62Sergeants 3 02/07/62Deadly Duo 03/14/62The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse 04/11/62Walk on the Wild Side 04/18/62The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence 05/02/62All Fall Down 05/09/62The Horizontal Lieutenant 05/09/62The World in My Pocket 05/16/62Ride the High Country 05/23/62Follow That Dream 05/23/62Mary Had a Little 06/06/62Geronimo 06/13/62The Road to Hong Kong 06/27/62Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 07/18/62The Notorious Landlady 07/18/62The Nun and the Sergeant 08/08/62The Sky Above—The Mud Below 08/22/62Kid Galahad 09/12/62Father of the Bride/Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ® 09/19/62Watch Your Stern 09/19/62I Thank a Fool 10/03/62The Explosive Generation 10/03/62Sword of the Conqueror 10/10/62King Solomon’s Mines/The Naked Spur ® 10/17/62Tarzan Goes to India 10/24/62The Prisoner of the Iron Mask 10/24/62Panic in Year Zero! 10/31/62Convicts 4 (Reprieve) 10/31/62The Frightened City 11/07/62Mothra 11/07/62The War Lover 11/21/62Womanhunt 11/21/62Period of Adjustment 12/12/62Africa Ablaze ® 12/26/62Taras Bulba 01/16/63The Magic Sword 01/16/63A Child is Waiting 01/30/63Swordsman of Siena 01/30/63The Password is Courage 02/06/63Diamond Head 04/03/63War Hunt 04/03/63Five Miles to Midnight 04/10/63Wonderful to Be Young 04/10/63My Six Loves 04/24/63Constantine and the Cross 04/24/63The Great Van Robbery 05/01/63Madame 05/01/63A Face in the Rain 05/08/63Come Fly With Me 05/15/63War and Peace ® 05/22/63Dr. No 06/05/63Hero’s Island 06/05/63Call Me Bwana 06/19/63PT 109 07/24/63The Great Escape 08/14/63Cattle King 08/14/63A Ticklish Affair 08/28/63The Caretakers 08/28/63Square of Violence 09/18/63The Haunting 09/18/63Dime With a Halo 09/25/63The VIPs 10/17/63Damon and Pythias 11/20/63McLintock 12/11/63Peppino’s Small Miracle 12/18/63Kings of the Sun 12/25/63The Prize 01/22/64Man in the Middle 02/05/64Sunday in New York 02/26/64A Global Affair 03/04/64Mail Order Bride 03/11/64One Man’s Way 03/25/64Tamahine 04/15/64Advance to the Rear 04/29/64Lilies of the Field ® 05/06/64Never Put it in Writing 05/20/64What A Way to Go! 06/24/64Viva Las Vegas 07/08/64The Long Ships 07/22/64Ensign Pulver 08/05/64Looking for Love 08/19/64The New Interns 09/16/64Of Human Bondage 09/23/64Quo Vadis ® 09/30/64Fate is the Hunter 10/14/64Fail-Safe 11/04/64Rio Conchos 11/18/64Goodbye, Charlie 12/16/64Curse of Frankenstein/Horror of Dracula ® 12/23/64The Americanization of Emily 01/20/65The Pleasure Seekers 01/20/65Back Door to Hell 02/03/65Two on a Guillotine 02/17/65Dear Brigitte 02/17/65Raiders from Beneath the Sea 03/03/65Devil Ship Pirates 03/03/65Baby, the Rain Must Fall 03/10/65Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte 03/31/65Love Has Many Faces 04/14/65East of Sudan 04/14/65Major Dundee 05/12/65Dr. No/From Russia With Love ® 06/09/65A High Wind in Jamaica 06/16/65I’ll Take Sweden 06/30/65Harlow 07/14/65Von Ryan’s Express 08/11/65Genghis Khan 08/25/65Help! 09/15/65Billie 09/22/65Never on Sunday/Topkapi ® 09/29/65Marriage on the Rocks 10/20/65The Ipcress File 11/17/65The Bedford Incident 11/24/65The War Lord 12/15/65A Hard Day’s Night/Help! ® 12/22/65Never Too Late 01/19/66The Heroes of Telemark 02/02/66That Man in Istanbul 02/09/66Ten Little Indians 02/16/66Inside Daisy Clover 03/16/66Moment to Moment 03/30/66Harper 05/04/66The Rare Breed 05/11/66Madame X 05/18/66The King and I ® 05/25/66Stop the World, I Want to Get Off 06/01/66Marnie/The Birds ® 06/08/66A Big Hand for the Little Lady 06/22/66Battle of the Bulge (pop) 07/06/66A Fine Madness 07/20/66Arabesque 08/10/66Modesty Blaise 08/24/66How to Steal a Million 09/14/66Chamber of Horrors 10/05/66Ambush Bay 10/12/66An American Dream 10/19/66Kaleidoscope 10/26/66Way…Way Out 11/02/66La Dolce Vita ® 11/16/66Not With My Wife, You Don’t 12/07/66Hotel Paradiso 12/14/66The Idol 12/21/66Any Wednesday 01/04/67The Venetian Affair 01/11/67Penelope 01/25/67Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die 02/01/67The Spy With a Cold Nose 02/08/67A Covenant With Death 02/15/67The Quiller Memorandum 03/15/67The Corrupt Ones 03/22/67Hotel 04/12/67Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ® 04/26/67The Cool Ones 05/03/67To Kill a Mockingbird/That Touch of Mink ® 05/10/67The Apartment ® 05/10/67The Great Escape ® 05/17/67The Viscount 05/24/67Triple Cross 06/07/67The Deadly Bees 06/07/67The Vulture 06/21/67The War Wagon 06/28/67Up the Down Staircase 07/26/67The Naked Runner 08/23/67Fathom 09/06/67The Busy Body 09/06/67Gunn 09/13/67C'mon, Let’s Live a Little 09/13/67Africa-Texas Style 09/20/67Matchless 09/20/67The Hills Run Red 09/27/67What’s New Pussycat/How to Murder Your Wife ® 10/11/67Tammy and the Millionaire 10/11/67Rough Night in Jericho 10/25/67Chuka 11/15/67The Spirit is Willing 11/22/67More Than a Miracle 12/06/67Kill a Dragon 12/06/67Navajo Joe 12/20/67Wait Until Dark 02/21/68Gentle Giant 02/21/68Sebastian 02/28/68Maroc 7 02/28/68Two Weeks in September 03/06/68Five Million Years to Earth 03/06/68The Viking Queen 03/13/68Firecreek 03/20/68The Ballad of Josie 03/27/68Don’t Just Stand There 03/27/68The Champagne Murders 04/03/68Day of the Evil Gun 04/10/68Blackbeard’s Ghost 05/01/68Attack on the Iron Coast 05/01/68Danger Route 05/08/68The Double Man 05/15/68A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die 05/22/68The Vengeance of She 05/29/68The Sweet Ride 06/05/68Chubasco 06/05/68Project X 06/12/68Villa Rides! 06/26/68What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? 07/03/68Track of Thunder 07/03/68The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell 07/17/68How Sweet It Is! 08/07/68With Six You Get Eggroll 08/28/68Hang ‘Em High 09/18/68The Pink Jungle 10/09/68The Ugly Ones 10/16/68From Russia With Love/Thunderball ® 10/23/68The Hell With Heroes 10/23/68In Enemy Country 10/30/68A Lovely Way to Die 11/06/68The Parent Trap 11/20/68 A Twist of Sand 11/20/68Shock Troops 11/27/68Coogan’s Bluff 12/18/68Hellfighters 01/08/69Valley of the Dolls/Planet of the Apes ® 01/15/69More Dead Than Alive 01/15/69Impasse 01/22/69Ghosts, Italian Style 02/05/69The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom 02/05/69The Daring Game 02/12/69The Wrecking Crew 04/02/69Angel in My Pocket 04/23/69Smith/The Incredible Journey ® 04/30/69A Fistful of Dollars/For a Few Dollars More ® 05/21/69Winning 06/18/69The Assassination Bureau 06/25/69African Safari 07/02/69Guns of the Magnigficent Seven 07/16/69Slaves 07/30/69House of Cards 07/30/69Eye of the Cat 08/06/69Peter Pan ® 08/20/69Ring of Bright Water 08/27/69Michael and Helga 09/03/69The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly/Hang 'Em High ® 09/10/69On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who… 09/24/69Spirits of the Dead 10/01/69Some Kind of a Nut 10/01/69Submarine X-I 10/08/69Young Billy Young 10/15/69The File of the Golden Goose 10/22/69Heaven With a Gun 10/22/69Alfred the Great 10/29/69A Man Called Gannon 10/29/69The Love God 11/05/69Journey to the Far Side of the Sun 11/05/69Arabella 11/12/69The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No 11/26/69Don’t Drink the Water 12/17/69Cleopatra ® 02/18/70Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 03/25/70King of the Grizzlies 04/08/70Midnight Cowboy ® 04/15/70In Search of the Castaways ® 05/06/70Day of Anger 05/06/70Tarzan’s Jungle Rebellion 05/13/70The Games 05/20/70A Man Called Horse 06/03/70Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You! 06/10/70Once You Kiss a Stranger 06/10/70Naked Under Leather (The Girl on the Motorcycle) 06/17/70Skullduggery 06/24/70Which Way to the Front? 07/01/70Out of It 07/01/70Barquero 07/08/70A Boy Named Charlie Brown 08/05/70The Last Escape 08/05/70Mosquito Squadron 08/12/70Count Yorga, Vampire 08/19/70Weekend with the Babysitter 09/16/70Trog/Taste the Blood of Dracula 09/23/70Hornet’s Nest 09/23/70The Mercenary 09/30/70Hello-Goodbye 10/07/70Son of Flubber ® 10/28/70(4) Clint Eastwood UA Westerns ® 11/04/70The Swappers 11/04/70Venus in Furs 11/11/70The Cycle Savages 11/11/70The Vampire Lovers 11/18/70Underground 11/18/70Hell Boats 12/09/70Fanny Hill/Inga ® 12/23/70The Aristocats

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RSM3853 commented about AED Globe Theatre on Dec 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

More films that played at the Embassy Circle from 1977 through spring 1980. 02/09/77The Sentinel 03/30/77Demon Seed 05/11/77The Car 06/15/77A Bridge Too Far 11/16/77Semi-Tough 02/01/78Liz 02/08/78Coma 03/22/78Blue Collar 04/26/78FM 05/24/78American Graffiti ® 06/14/78Jaws 2 10/04/78The Sound of Music ® 10/25/78The Wiz 06/06/79Phantasm 07/11/79Jaws ® 07/25/79The Wanderers 08/08/79Americathon 08/15/79Star Wars ® 09/05/79The House of Crazies 11/07/79The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh 02/15/80Cruising 03/28/80Jesus

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RSM3853 commented about (New) Nixon Theatre on Dec 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Ed Blank’s extensive and wonderful article, “What Happened to All the Old Theaters?” was in the Sunday, July 10, 1983 issue of The Pittsburgh Press. I still have the paper, although it is getting rather ragged 30 years later! But that is the date for those who have access to microfilms or if that day’s paper is available on Google News Archives.

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RSM3853 commented about Loew's Capitol Theater on Dec 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Thanks to sconnell1 for correcting my entry – “Key Witness” indeed played at the Loew’s Capitol. My research has it during the week of 10/12/60 which also had a stage show. The reason I use Wednesday dates is because MOST movies did open that day of the week back then (although not all) and when going through old microfilms it would take forever to look at every single day. In addition, VARIETY came out on Wednesdays and is an invaluable source for finding out first-run movie openings in its box-office pages. I do plan at some point to put in the films of the Dupont, MacArthur, and other great DC theaters. Stay posted.

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RSM3853 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Dec 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

Films at the Rivoli from 1958-1975. Date is the Wednesday of the opening week. 10/17/56Around the World in 80 Days 10/01/58South Pacific (pop) 04/01/59Compulsion 06/10/59John Paul Jones 08/05/59The Big Fisherman 01/13/60The Story on Page One 03/09/60Can-Can 10/26/60The Alamo 03/22/61The King and I ® 04/19/61Mein Kamph 05/17/61On the Double 06/21/61Two Loves 07/26/61Francis of Assisi 10/18/61West Side Story 04/03/63The Ugly American 06/19/63Cleopatra 09/02/64Samson and the Slave Queen 09/02/64A House is Not a Home 11/04/64Youngblood Hawke 12/23/64Sex and the Single Girl 03/03/65The Sound of Music 12/21/66The Sand Pebbles 08/23/67The Trip 10/11/67Gone With the Wind ® 10/23/68Star! 04/02/69Sweet Charity 12/17/69Hello, Dolly! 08/12/703 in the Cellar 10/21/70The Professionals/In Cold Blood ® 10/28/70Cromwell 12/23/70The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun 01/27/71The Last Valley 03/10/71Lawrence of Arabia ® 05/26/71Big Jake 07/21/71The Seven Minutes 08/04/71The Abominable Dr. Phibes 08/04/71Yog: Monster from Space 08/18/71Fools' Parade 11/03/71Fiddler on the Roof 12/06/72Man of La Mancha 03/28/73The Godfather ® 04/11/73The Swingin' Stewardesses 04/18/73Scorpio 05/09/73Theater of Blood 06/27/73Live and Let Die 08/01/73Jesus Christ Superstar 10/10/73Midnight Cowboy/Where’s Poppa? ® 10/17/73MASH ® 10/31/73Nurses Report 11/14/73The Don is Dead 12/12/73Superchick 12/19/73The Seven-Ups 07/17/74Mr. Majestyk 07/31/74Bank Shot 08/21/74Pink Floyd 09/04/74Doctor Zhivago ® 10/16/74Gone With the Wind ® 11/13/74The Savage is Loose 12/18/74The Island at the Top of the World 02/05/75Harry and Tonto/Claudine ® 03/12/75The Great Waldo Pepper 05/21/75The Return of the Pink Panther 12/03/75A Trip with the Teacher 12/17/75Treasure Island/Dr. Syn ® 12/24/75Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ®

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RSM3853 commented about Capitol Theatre on Dec 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Films at Loew’s Capitol (Cinerama) from 1957 to its closing in 1968. Dates are the Wednesday of the opening week. DateTitle 12/18/57Legend of the Lost 01/15/58Bonjour Tristesse 02/19/58Cowboy 03/19/58Teacher’s Pet 05/07/58The Sheepman 05/28/58Vertigo 07/02/58Kings Go Forth 08/06/58The Naked and the Dead 09/10/58Dunkirk 10/01/58Onionhead 10/22/58Torpedo Run 11/12/58Houseboat 12/17/58The Buccaneer 01/28/59The Trap 02/11/59Never Steal Anything Small 03/04/59Night of the Quarter Moon 03/25/59Tempest 04/29/59The Mating Game 05/20/59The World, the Flesh, and the Devil 06/17/59The Five Pennies 07/29/59Last Train from Gun Hill 08/26/59It Started With a Kiss 09/16/59Tamango 09/30/59But Not for Me 12/23/59Solomon and Sheba 02/17/60The Last Voyage 03/16/60Heller in Pink Tights 04/06/60The Unforgiven 05/25/60The Rat Race 07/06/60Elmer Gantry 08/10/60Ocean’s 11 10/11/60Hell to Eternity 11/16/60Butterfield 8 02/01/61The Misfits 03/08/61Go Naked in the World 03/29/61One-Eyed Jacks 05/24/61Atlantis, the Lost Continent 06/21/61The Parent Trap 07/19/61By Love Posessed 08/23/61Ada 09/20/61A Thunder of Drums 10/11/61Back Street 11/15/61Bachelor in Paradise 12/27/61The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone 02/07/62Sergeants 3 03/28/62Sweet Bird of Youth 05/23/62The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence 08/08/62The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 03/27/63How the West Was Won 12/25/63The Best of Cinerama ® 06/24/64Circus World 11/04/64Where Love Has Gone 11/25/64First Men in the Moon 12/23/64Cheyenne Autumn 02/24/65Love Has Many Faces 03/03/65Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte 03/24/65John Goldfarb, Please Come Home 04/07/65Major Dundee 04/21/65Nobody Waved Goodbye 05/05/65Synanon 05/19/65Peyton Place/Return to Peyton Place ® 05/26/65The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders 06/09/65Up from the Beach 06/16/65A High Wind in Jamaica 06/30/65The Hallelujah Trail 09/15/65The Reward 09/22/65Marriage on the Rocks 10/27/65The Cincinnati Kid 12/22/65Doctor Zhivago 02/01/67The Night of the Generals 03/15/67In Like Flint 04/12/67Georgy Girl/The Professionals ® 04/26/67Casino Royale 06/14/67The Dirty Dozen 08/02/67In the Heat of the Night 10/18/67Far From the Madding Crowd 02/07/68Planet of the Apes 04/03/682001: A Space Odyssey

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RSM3853 commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Films at the Criterion in Times Square from 1956-1975. Only first-run openings listed — the date is the Wednesday of the opening week. 11/07/56Search for Paradise 03/19/58South Pacific 10/01/58The Old Man and the Sea 12/10/58A Night to Remember 02/11/59Sleeping Beauty 05/20/59The Young Philadelphians 07/01/59Anatomy of a Murder 10/21/59They Came to Cordura 12/16/59Suddenly, Last Summer 04/13/60Who Was That Lady? 06/29/60Strangers When We Meet 09/11/60All the Fine Young Cannibals 10/12/60Surprise Package 11/09/60Girl of the Night 12/21/60Pepe 06/21/61The Guns of Navarone 10/18/61The Devil at 4 O'Clock 12/20/61The Innocents 01/31/62Sail a Crooked Ship 02/21/62Walk on the Wild Side 04/11/62Experiment in Terror 06/06/62Advise and Consent 07/25/62The Notorious Landlady 09/19/62Damn the Defiant 10/17/62Requiem for a Heavyweight 12/12/62Lawrence of Arabia 11/13/63Take Her, She’s Mine 12/18/63The Victors 02/19/64Seven Days in May 05/13/64What A Way to Go! 08/19/64Kisses for My President 09/16/64The Secret Invasion 09/30/64Woman of Straw 10/18/64My Fair Lady 06/22/66Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 11/09/66Is Paris Burning? 02/08/67Tobruk 03/22/67Thoroughly Modern Millie 12/13/67Valley of the Dolls 02/21/68Half a Sixpence 05/08/68Blue 06/12/68Rosemary’s Baby 09/18/68Funny Girl 02/04/70Patton 06/24/70Myra Breckinridge 07/29/70Move 09/23/70Tora! Tora! Tora! 01/20/71My Fair Lady ® 03/31/71Waterloo 06/23/71McCabe and Mrs. Miller 08/04/71The Brotherhood of Satan 08/25/71Let’s Scare Jessica to Death 12/08/71Nicholas and Alexandra 05/24/72The Possession of Joel Delaney 06/14/72Portnoy’s Complaint 08/02/72Four Flies on Gray Velvet 08/23/72Blacula 11/22/72Rage 12/13/72The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 02/07/73The Train Robbers 05/09/73Hitler: The Last Ten Days 06/13/73Super Fly TNT 07/18/73Scream, Blacula, Scream 08/15/73Cops and Robbers 09/19/73Save the Children 12/19/73Magnum Force 02/06/74McQ 03/13/74The Super Cops 03/13/74The Black Six 05/15/74Black Eye 06/12/74Uptown Saturday Night 10/02/74The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 12/25/74Freebie and the Bean 02/05/75Report to the Commissioner 03/19/75The Yakuza 05/07/75Mandingo 08/20/75The Exorcist ® 10/08/75Let’s Do it Again 12/17/75The Killer Elite

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RSM3853 commented about Skyview Twin Drive-In on Dec 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Cinemette as a theater chain did not start until the 1970s. Before that, the area had Associated Theaters, owned by the Stern family, and Stanley-Warner Theaters. I don’t know which one this drive-in belonged to, or if it was an independent.