Comments from TenPoundHammer

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TenPoundHammer commented about Showcase Theatre on Dec 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

Further research shows that this opened in 1971.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Iosco Theater on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

1965 listings show that Read-Mor Bookstore was here even then.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Iosco Theater on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:50 am

1959 photo shows there was a restaurant called Pla-Mor Center before the bookstore moved in.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Cinemark Movies 16 on Jun 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm

This theater isn’t closed. It’s very much open but showing second run films.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Fashion Square Cinemas on May 30, 2011 at 4:20 am

Still says GKC on the signage inside and out. Some of the “Saginaw 10” signage is pretty old, so I wonder if this was always a 10er.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Lyric Theatre on May 30, 2011 at 4:15 am

For reference, the Sherwin Williams building about 180 degrees away from the street view is 119.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Cinema Theater on May 30, 2011 at 4:13 am

Yes, that white building in the street view is the old theater.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Alpena Drive-In on May 30, 2011 at 4:13 am

Best I could do on the street view. It’s weird; even though it was at US-23 and Bloom Rd. it had a Long Lake Rd. address.

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TenPoundHammer commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on May 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Now officially reopened.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Lehigh Valley Cinemas on May 14, 2011 at 4:18 am

The Lehigh Valley cinema is now an HH Gregg store.

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TenPoundHammer commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on May 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I’ve found absolutely nothing saying that NCG is reopening this. Anyone wanna verify?

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TenPoundHammer commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on May 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm

^Where did you hear this?

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TenPoundHammer commented about Wurtsmith Air Force Base Theater on May 12, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Also, I can’t find most of my old phone books right now, but I’m pretty sure that 1987 is the last phone book to list it.

I wonder if this one ended up killing the Cine-Art/Variety/Showcase, which was just outside the base. The Showcase struck me as kind of an odd location, since it’s out of town and not really convenient to anything except the base â€" most likely the Showcase was intended to give people on base a place to watch movies, a function which was supplanted by the Wurtsmith cinema.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Wurtsmith Air Force Base Theater on May 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Bob â€" It definitely wasn’t a twin. I’ve been in there; it certainly was a small, spartan theater.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Flint Cinema on May 12, 2011 at 5:38 am

Water Winter Wonderland says it closed in ‘86, but it’s still listed in the 1991 phone book. They’ve been wrong before, though.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Meridian East 4 on May 12, 2011 at 2:16 am

The East opened in a former Hamady supermarket which left the mall in the 1970s. In 2003, this end of the mall was extensively renovated, and the old theater was torn down for a new food court and a Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Meridian Mall West 4 on May 12, 2011 at 2:15 am

West 4 is now retail space within the mall. Most of it is now a Justice clothing store.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Nortown Theater on May 12, 2011 at 1:51 am

The building has been torn down for health offices.

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TenPoundHammer commented about New US 23 Drive-In on May 12, 2011 at 1:43 am

Description’s inaccurate now. This was always the only DI in Mundy Township. For a long time, Flint did have two DI’s (the Miracle Twin being the other) but it wasn’t even close nearby. 23 is now the only one left.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Westside Drive-In on May 12, 2011 at 1:40 am

There are now health offices on the site.

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TenPoundHammer commented about NCG Courtland Cinemas on May 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

The theater complex is still vacant. For the past several years, Courtland Center has slowly been losing tenants.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Rowena Theatre on May 12, 2011 at 1:24 am

The Rowena first opened in 1913 in the 100 S. block of Leroy, with 200 seats. Six years later, it moved to 115 N. Leroy, which was a 400-seater. It was named for the daughter of Marcus Peck, the original owner.

A 1977 directory lists it as still being in business. Most of downtown Fenton was torn down in the late 1970s for a short-lived mall.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Silver Drive-In on May 12, 2011 at 1:19 am

The site is now occupied by Pheasant Run Manor Apartments.

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TenPoundHammer commented about Flint Cinema on May 12, 2011 at 1:18 am

John O. Smith was the manager in 1977.

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TenPoundHammer commented about 5-Star Cinema on May 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm

This is now split among a few retail and office suites, including a medical care center, Armed Forces recruiting and a nail salon.