Comments from SusanD

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SusanD commented about Malibu, CA - Customers bid farewell to Malibu movie theater at final show on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:56 am

“I am sorry to see such a tradition leave Malibu,” he said. “We’re losing so many traditions and the millennials are missing out on socializing instead of always being on 2-inch screens.”

So true, your comments about millennials. I’m a late Gen-Xer myself and I firmly believe that Gen-Xers are the last generation to know what true socializing is (or was). We are the last generation to know what life was before technology. We are the last generation to know what real conversations are (or were). We are the last generation to know what it was like going to the mall and actually shopping or hanging out with friends are (or were).

SusanD commented about Waterworks Cinemas on Nov 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

This theater is now operated by MovieScoop. Here is the website

SusanD commented about Maxi-Saver Cinemas on Aug 19, 2016 at 7:59 am

I’m so glad this place reopened.

SusanD commented about Harris Theatre on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:47 am

A better website for this theater is

SusanD commented about Melwood Screening Room on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

The website should be

SusanD commented about Harris Theatre on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:42 am

The “Operated By” (chain) should be Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

SusanD commented about Regent Square Theater on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

The “Operated By” (chain) should be Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

SusanD commented about Manor Theatre on Sep 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

Apparently they’ve been doing some renovations to the Manor. Plus they’re going to have a horror film festival for October.

Also the new website is

SusanD commented about Greater Pittsburgh Drive-In on Sep 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Ed Blank,

Your comment from a few years ago about the Greater Pittsburgh Drive-In occupying some of the land that the old Loews 20 sits on makes sense.

I tried looking at a Google Map by entering the address of the drive in and the address of the Loews. Don’t use Google Maps—they would have you believe the drive-in occupied the site of the bowling alley.

I used Yahoo Maps instead and I could see tht what you said is true. Just one thing though—use zipcode 15137 for both addresses.

SusanD commented about North Versailles Stadium 18 on Sep 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Here are some photos of the theater. I guess Phoenix reduced the number of screens by four when they took over.

SusanD commented about Cinema 4 on Sep 2, 2012 at 7:29 am

Those photos of the Cinema 4/South Hills Theater in ruins are amazing. Sad, but amazing.

SusanD commented about Oaks Theater on Apr 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I went here recently with some friends to see “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”. Still a great little place to see a show. I like these places way more than AMC.

SusanD commented about Harris Theatre on Mar 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I’ve been here a couple of times. As part of PGH Film Makers, it’s a good place to see fare that’s just a little out of the mainstream. I wish they’d do something with the exterior, though. That blue still reminds me of its days as a porno house.

SusanD commented about Hollywood Theater on Feb 25, 2012 at 5:59 am

They’ll be showing “The Big Lebowski” this weekend (02/25/2012). Whoo-hooo! One of my three favorite slacker films from my teens and twenties—the other two being “Wayne’s World” and of course “Clerks”.

SusanD commented about Denis Theatre on Feb 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Any new news on the Denis?

SusanD commented about AMC Rivercenter 11 on Feb 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I went here with a colleague of mine. Seems to be an okay place to see a show.

SusanD commented about Theaters to be required to post calorie counts on Oct 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

Oh, one other thing, ever since ingredient and nutritional information were required to be on food labels, it sure has made my life as a type-1 diabetic much easier.

SusanD commented about Theaters to be required to post calorie counts on Oct 21, 2011 at 8:52 am


I have diabetes too. I’m a type-1 diabetic. Those of us who are type-1s can have snacks such as popcorn, candy, etc. Wouldn’t knowing the amount of sugars and carbs in these be very beneficial?

Mike Rogers, any idiot can tell you the difference between government intrusion and consumer protection. Clearly you don’t know anyone who’s diabetic or has severe food allergies. If you or someone you knew, for example, had peanut allergies, wouldn’t you want to know if any theatre snack foods have peanuts, peanut oils, etc in them?

These regulations have nothing to do with your right to eat these foods. No one’s saying you can’t have them. All these regs do is require theatres to inform customers what is in their foods so the consumer may make an informed choice.

SusanD commented about Eastland Mall Theatre on Jun 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I got a chance to view some of the photos on Flickr. Great shots.

Oh and I hate, hate, hate the new Cinema Treasures format. The old one was much faster and much easier!

SusanD commented about Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center on Apr 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Oh yeah, my brother and I went here for the Buddy Guy concert in April, 2011. Great concert and great venue.

SusanD commented about Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center on Apr 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I contacted the theatre and they sent me the following info:

1) Architect: Orlando Salata

2) Equipped with a standard perforated cinema screen used in movie theaters. It was manufactured by the Hurley Screen Corporation.
The screen dimensions are 13 feet tall by 31 feet wide. Masking is adjustable for any aspect ratio between Academy (1:1.33) to Cinemascope (1:2.39).

3) Simplex 35mm film projector. Schneider Kreuznach Ultra-Star high resolution projection lens. Xe-Lamp 2,000 watt xenon lamp.
Potts Alpha 3-deck film transport system.

4) Dolby sound system equipped with Dolby Digital sound decoder. Only movie theater in Erie which has Dolby Digital capability. Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and Millcreek 6 do not have Dolby Digital. QSC amplifiers capable of supplying 1,500 watts per channel. (Three channels = 4,500 watts total.) JBL 2-way cinema speakers with 15 inch drivers.

5) Christie Digital high definition DLP video projector. (8,000 lumen light output.)

6) Dual satellite receivers for presenting programs broadcast via satellite.

SusanD commented about Benedum Center for the Performing Arts on Apr 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Just saw the Decemberists here. Great concert!

SusanD commented about Showcase Cinemas East on Feb 6, 2011 at 7:22 am


I hate to see any cinema close. I’ve lived in the Shadyside/Squirrel Hill areas all my life (I’m in my early 30s) and I used to come here a lot. Even into my adulthood, my friends and I would always combine a shopping trip to Monroeville Mall with a movie, either here or at the mall cinemas.

As Rick Aubrey says above, Monroeville has nothing. Well movie-wise it doesn’t. I’m no expert, but I think a well run movie house could still do good business here, what with the mall, other nearby shopping, and restaurants. A new cinema at the mall might do really well.

Also the address above is incorrect. The Showcase wasn’t in Monroeville proper. It was in Wilkins Township, with a Pittsburgh mailing address. Its address should be:

3455 William Penn Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

SusanD commented about Kings Court Theater on Dec 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I remember when I was 16 or 17 seeing the movie “Clerks” here (a Generation-X moive if there ever was one). By then it was the Beehive and yes, the Beehive made a mess of it trying to look “eclectic”.

SusanD commented about Regal Crown Center Stadium 14 on Dec 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Review on Yelp.
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If I ever get out that way, I’ll write one too.