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ryderdvs commented about Topanga Theatre on May 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

I remember trying to sit through the Kevin Smith film Dogma at this theater in 1999. Couldn’t make it through it. It was Smith’s fourth film at that point, and I just couldn’t relate to any of them. Went into the auditorium next door to watch Double Jeopardy instead, as I had already paid the price of admission. I hate to see little theaters like this go away, as every theater now is like going into a Walmart – no character or charm.

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ryderdvs commented about Regal West Town Stadium 9 on Mar 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Sorry, I meant that my friend’s first movie here, as the general manager, was The Phantom Menace.

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ryderdvs commented about Northpoint Theatre on Mar 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I was just reading the 2007 book The Making of Star Wars by J. W. Rinzler, and there is a nice photo of the Northpoint featuring the Paul Newman film Slap Shot on page 289.

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ryderdvs commented about Regal West Town Stadium 9 on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:22 am

This theater was one of the “Funscapes” that Regal introduced in the late 1990’s. Funscape was one of the final nails that drove Regal into bankruptcy. My friend Chuck was the general manager here when it first opened in 1999, with The Phantom Menace being one of their first big screenings. They also had a premiere of October Sky here, with director Joe Johnston and Jake Gyllenhaal in attendance.

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ryderdvs commented about Capri Cinema I & II on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:55 am

I recall seeing handprints and signatures outside on this theater’s sidewalk – Oscar-winners Patricia Neal and Cliff Robertson, amongst others. Last I saw, these were moved over to the former Terrace theater.

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ryderdvs commented about Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10 on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

Lots of great memories from childhood here, back when it was owned by United Artists, and it was called East Town Mall – Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Beetlejuice, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman.

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ryderdvs commented about Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:43 am

I can recall seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark here in 1981, when I was 5-years-old. It was the AMC four-screen at the time. I believe it became a Regal / eight-screen in 1989. I also worked at DTW from 1994-1998. Good times.

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ryderdvs commented about Terrace Theatre on Nov 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I can recall seeing Ghostbusters, Back to the Future Part III, and Total Recall there. The last film that I remember seeing there was Box of Moonlight, with John Turturro and Sam Rockwell, which was partially filmed in Knoxville.

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ryderdvs commented about Chapman Highway Drive-In on Nov 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

The location of this theater is where the Super Wal-Mart now stands. The marquee was there until the late-1990’s – early 2000’s.

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ryderdvs commented about Westown I & II on Nov 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

This was a nice theater. I remember seeing E.T., and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? there. I can also recall, in 1987, riding in the car on Kingston Pike, and seeing a bunch of Jesus-freaks standing outside the theater with picket signs, protesting Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ.