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superdude480 commented about Americana Theatre on Nov 17, 2005 at 11:06 pm

I just wanted to add that one reason this theatre could have never been reopened again is because the bathrooms were upstairs and the only way up there was via a narrow staircase. if anyone wanted to reopen it before the city of austin opened it they would have to had to comply with the disabilties act and built an add on to the building cause there was no room down stairs for new bathrooms and parking was a slight issue with some spaces around the building but the rest of parking was located accross hancock street and with traffic nowadays it would be dangerous really at night for customers to cross the street and i preety sure the city of austin would have insisted on the theater hiring off duty apd officers to control traffic inorder to ensure customers were not hit and nowadays off duty officers want at least $60 an hour for usallythree to four hours of work.

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superdude480 commented about Seeking advice about starting a small theater on Nov 17, 2005 at 10:54 pm

WARNING i posted the wrong website for box office magazine its www.boxoffice.com instead. good luck.

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superdude480 commented about Seeking advice about starting a small theater on Nov 17, 2005 at 10:52 pm

I can tell you that when i comes to dvd and vhs being used for profit like what yall propose most film companies if not all restrict the use for public viewing unless its for non profit. The film companies might let you show them for profit but more than likly not because they have contracts with stores like walmart, target ect. that prohibits them in their contracts from letting private theatres show them. This way companies like walmart ect can sell them in their stores. But your best way to find out for sure is to go to www.boxofficemagazine.com and look for their services section and there they have film brokers who book films for theatres and they talk with the film companies directly so they could help you in your quest. Alot of film bookers list their services on the website.

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superdude480 commented about Movie theater in the sky? on Nov 17, 2005 at 10:42 pm

lol o please like the faa here in the us would ever approve this. Heres a moto for a theater company “Free barf bags with ticket purchase” and No refunds in case of a crash. lol

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superdude480 commented about Park Central 6 on Nov 17, 2005 at 10:17 pm

I just saw a picture of this theater on cinema tour theater#4643 View link To me it looks like an old general cinema from the outside. I might be wrong though.

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superdude480 commented about Oaks Theatre on Oct 25, 2005 at 1:14 am

Yes it has been. I went into this place about a year ago to look at it cause it was for sale for $15.000 and it was bad the roof leaks real bad infact i had to climb over the first five rows from the screen to get to the small lobby cause there were no keys for the front doors only the back door by the screen was open. Those first five rows were flooded by the recent rains and water went up all the way to the bottom of the seats. The screen had big gashes all the speakers and projection equipment was stripped and the walls inside the theatre were damaged due to the leaks of corse no power the front sign on the theatre outside was damaged beyond repair it would have to be completly rewired and plexy glass replaced. The Balastes for the lights were exposed and rusted. it would take well over $100.000 to fix up along with it would new new restrooms cause the ones that are in there are old and handicapped people could not use them due to steps being in the way for wheel chairs. Front doors to the place are worped and need to be replaced also.

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superdude480 commented about Cinema West on Oct 25, 2005 at 1:04 am

I just wanted to let everyone know i worked at the cinema west as the theatre manager in 1995 and it was a single screen theatre. The last i knew it was to be demolished to make way for the new highway. Does anyone know if it has been demolished yet?

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superdude480 commented about Kerrville, Texas Getting New Theaters on Sep 17, 2005 at 10:15 pm

UPDATE: Texas Cinemas announced today that they are not going to build a theatre here due to the fact they dont think the market can support 28 screens and also in the wake of rio entertainments rapid progress of contsruction of their new cinema 10 so that leaves kerrville with just rio entertainments two complexes yepe! I am hoping that another chain like cinemark or regal or amc will look at kerrville and give rio a run for their money.

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superdude480 commented about Digital Cinema Standards Announced on Sep 14, 2005 at 12:36 am

And dont forget about the loss of jobs for projectionists.

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superdude480 commented about San Antonio's Last Drive-In Survives and Thrives on Sep 14, 2005 at 12:32 am

Everyone forgot about the Embassy 4 drive in that was demolished. This is where the Embassy 14 indoor theater now sits. I know the embassy 4 was there cause when i was a kid i went there once to see a movie. And The mission was never going to be closed and demolished by regal cinemas because they only leased it from john santikos.

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superdude480 commented about San Antonio Getting Saturated With Screens? on Sep 14, 2005 at 12:27 am

Good Point Melissa but i have met and talked with john santikos who owns the mission drive in and he told me when i interviewed with him for an assistant manager job that the reason he keeps it open is because it makes alot of money for him and if that wernt enough what really keeps the drive in open is its great for mr santikos to tain new members of management out there. Everytime he promotes or hires a new manager they are sent out to the mission for anywhere between 2weeks and a month for training and then they are reassigned to on of the indoor complexes. When you ever go out there make a mental note of who is managing it then see in a month and they will be gone with new people in place. He told me he does it because the ones who have never been a manager before dont feel alot of presure like they would in one of the indoor complexes therefore mission drive in is the ideal place for training. He told me thats why when regal cinemas gave it back to him after there lease was up he was going to lease it to cinemark but then decided that it would be better for him to keep it as a training unit for his company. That plus him and cinemark could not come up with an aggreeable lease price for it.

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superdude480 commented about Kerrville, Texas Getting New Theaters on Sep 11, 2005 at 7:52 pm

constuction has begun on rio entertainments 10 screen theater but texas cinemas 12 screen has not yet started as of yet.

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superdude480 commented about Aztec Theatre on Sep 11, 2005 at 7:11 pm

HEY EVERYBODY I JUST CHECKED THE WEBSITE www.aztecontheriver.com they are restoring the grand old place and if you were to go to the website and click on restoration photos you can see some ofthe updated photos man it is going to be nice place from what i can see they have done alot of work to the aztec.

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superdude480 commented about Aztec Theatre on Sep 11, 2005 at 7:05 pm

Hey love the photos but does anyone have any info on the status of the renovations on the aztec? I do know that plans called for the big chandaller to be restored infact last time i knew they had already lowered it to the floor in the lobby and disassembled it and but thats all i know. I also was told that they were going to restore it back into a single screen with IWERKS Equipment installed along with all the wiring had to be replaced inside. If anyone has anymore info please let me know cause i was told this back in 2003 and since then not even the website for the project has been updated. www.aztecontheriver.com

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superdude480 commented about Lan-Tex Theater on Aug 23, 2005 at 12:01 pm

They are open and showing both films and live plays.

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superdude480 commented about Arcadia Theater on Jun 26, 2005 at 10:34 pm

Update: so far nothing is happing with this place and plans to convert it to a dinner theater but i did read that there are still plans in the works they are waiting on funds to be raised for the boardwalk to be placed there along the backside of the theater where the river runs through. I would bet the devolopers for the the place want to see if the funds are raised first before starting constuction cause this plan hinges on that boardwalk being built if funds are not raised then i would guess they would abandoned any plans for the property or a the very least reconsider designing the blue prints but also now what a big factor is in all of this is with the constuction of a new 10 plex underway by rio entertainment and the impending construction of the gateway12 by texas cinemas the owners of the arcadia dinner theater had planned on showing movies now they might have to consider live theatre instead because once all is said and done we will have 3 theater locaions with a combined number of screens at 28 which includes the current plaza 6 theater. I just down’t see how they would be able to get good prints because kerrville is a small to mid size town with a population of about 28.000 to 31.000 and with the theaters we would have already by the time the arcadia dinner theater would be ready the other three theaters would be open and theres not enough(I THINK)population to support another theatre cause fredricksburg would have by then a 3 screen whose construction is almost finished as we speak.

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superdude480 commented about AMC, Loews Cineplex To Merge! on Jun 22, 2005 at 12:39 pm

You know its to bad some company could be formed with the name ganeral cinema and rebuild the type of theaters that they used to have because you know amc has the rights to the name and design of the old GCC.

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superdude480 commented about AMC, Loews Cineplex To Merge! on Jun 22, 2005 at 12:12 pm

wELL Ron your right about amc closing the smaller theaters. To be honest i used to work for amc as a projectionist and that sdds sytem we had at my theater HUBNEROAKS24 here in san antonio was ok for a while then it turned to crap breaking down all the time. I have since learned from a current employee over there that amc has stoped installing sdds systems in the new construction projects. You watch amc is trying to over take regal for the most screens in the us and what i dont understand is how creditors would approve such a merger between amc and loews considering that this past year revenue at the box office has been flat.

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superdude480 commented about AMC, Loews Cineplex To Merge! on Jun 22, 2005 at 10:54 am

I remember amc was a part of all the bankrupcies that took place in 1999 and 2000 the only diference was between regal and amc was they reorganized better and faster than regal.

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superdude480 commented about AMC, Loews Cineplex To Merge! on Jun 21, 2005 at 10:54 pm

Hi i live in san antonio tx and what i see going on here with this merger is simple monkey see, monkey do. AMC is trying to overtake Regal by purhasing other chains next i bet we will see Regal take over another chain like rave theatres or some more of the regional chains like carmike cinemas or crown theaters. When is this going to stop. I have never been to new york or even a LOEWS Theater but even i know of the history of the loews chain and its a shame. Whats going to happen if the Theater Industry does not watch it is another collapse of the market. I have been in this bussiness ever since i was 19 and im 35 now i remember the first collape that caused massive chains to file for bankrupcy! Everyone remember REAGAL AND AMC BACK THEN!!!!!

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superdude480 commented about Illinois Poltician Sues To Force Theaters To Stop Ads on Apr 12, 2005 at 2:52 am

Thanks Marty B. And to make another point if the studios have their way in the future everyone will be paying even higher prices at both the boxoffice and conncession stand because of DLP Projectors(for those who dont know what dlp is its digital laser projection). As a result prints will be phased out like bata tapes and players. And for the small operators this means very expensive dlp projectors to be installed and wireless dishes on the roof inorder to download movies instead of recieving prints by shipping companies. Dlp projectors will cost twice as much as conventional projectors.

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superdude480 commented about Aztec Theatre on Apr 12, 2005 at 2:23 am

Status that is

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superdude480 commented about Aztec Theatre on Apr 12, 2005 at 2:23 am

does anyone know about the statys of this project?

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superdude480 commented about Americana Theatre on Apr 12, 2005 at 1:58 am

opps i meant 1984

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superdude480 commented about Americana Theatre on Apr 12, 2005 at 1:56 am

I think amc did close it in 1994