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terrywade commented about Lakewood Theatre and Historic Landmark Status - Dallas TX. on Sep 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Thanks for posting info about this great Dallas Theatre. I hope some day THS does a conclave visit in the Dallas area. Many movie theatre treasures surround the Dallas area both open and closed. THS seems to keep on going back over and over to the same cities all the time. Please bring on some new places to look at like Dallas Texas!!!!!

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terrywade commented about Commodore Cinema on Aug 25, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Thanks David, I hope they have nice dark Blue lights from behind when a movie is run.

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terrywade commented about Kosmos Ufa Palast on Aug 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

And a great curved screen also, thanks for showing this cinema.

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terrywade commented about Cinema 1 on Aug 7, 2015 at 8:24 am

This long closed cinema had 70mm put in but thy never used It.

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terrywade commented about May 1st, 1968 ad on Aug 3, 2015 at 4:45 pm

I wonder If they showed this film in 70mm. Must have looked great on the large curved D-150 screen. To bad they split this cinema up later on!

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terrywade commented about December 20th, 1972 grand opening ad on Aug 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm

This looks like It was a single large D-150 UA theatre that UA cut down the middle to make more money? The public suffered to watch a movie in a long narrow theatre. Plus you got to hear the sound from the next door cinema. Great un showmanship UA Theatres had in many cities they did splits on. The D-150 curved screen probably got taken out and tossed. Thanks again Rivest for the photo ad.

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terrywade commented about December 21st, 1967 grand opening ad on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Was this a 70mm or D-150 showing?

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terrywade commented about Embassy Theatre on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Thanks Steve for this fine photo. The Embassy Theatre had just been remodeled with new curtains and a great stereo surround system. Then the earthquake came and did some roof damage. This theatre could have been saved but the property owners tore It down fast almost overnight. Now It’s just a vacant lot. We need a good second run B grindhouse on Market ST these days. Bring back the Hub, Pix & Regal Theatres. The only cinema left on Market St is the semi new Cinemark Cinema 9 and they don’t even have a sign or marquee out front. The tourists have no idea a cinema is in the building at Powell & Market St. These old cinemas like the Embassy Theatre were proud to show you what they had playing on their marquee and poster cases. Thanks again for sharing the photo.

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terrywade commented about April 2nd, 1971 grand opening ad as Skyview Twin on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

The new second screen on the right was way smaller then the giant wide screen at this Drive In with a new name.

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terrywade commented about November 15th, 1978 grand opening ad on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

UA wrecked this nice theatre by installing a wall down the center. Now It has been returned to a big cinema downstairs and two small split theatres in the balcony. Check out this nice theatre next time you are in Santa Cruz CA. Thanks again rivest for the great memories.

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terrywade commented about May 27th, 1949 grand opening ad on Jul 25, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Thanks Rivest for this old Santa Cruz ad. My family always went here in the summer months. They put in a nice size wide screen for CinemaScope® I think in 1954 or 1955. Thanks again

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terrywade commented about Grand 16 on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Looks like a nice size theatre. Now closed because of the tragedy last night.

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terrywade commented about New Fruitvale Theater on Jul 19, 2015 at 1:15 am

Does anyone know the date in Dec 1968 that the Fruitvale Theatre caught fire? Thanks

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terrywade commented about OLIVER! with Mark Lester, Shani Wallis and Oliver Reed on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Thanks Cliff—Wow to see this film on the giant curved D-150 screen at this theatre must have been great!!!No more D-150 cinemas around these days.

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terrywade commented about CineBistro Dolphin Mall on Jul 3, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Thanks Cat for this great neon lobby shot. Looks like some of the tubes are not working. The neon they used I guess does not flash. It’s hard to find moving flashing marquee neon these days outside or inside the lobby. Thanks again for the great photo.

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terrywade commented about AD FOR "ENCORE PRESENTATIONS" - GLENDALE CINERAMA THEATRE on Jul 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

No word If they were shown in 70mm ????

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terrywade commented about December 22nd, 1965 grand opening ad on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

I wonder If they had a 70mm print or did they just use the roadshow ad? No reserved seats seems to let me think It was just a 35 mm showing in stereo on a big screen. Many theatres did this, they just ran the 70mm roadshow ad that said 70mm but they never had a 70mm set up. The public was fooled.

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terrywade commented about AD FOR "CATLOW & WILD ROVERS" - PARKWAY DRIVE-IN AND OTHER THEATRES on Jun 25, 2015 at 8:05 am

Robert** Why are you showing the same photo print 5 times???You waist space on this site by showing the same photo of a ad many times, once is all we need to see THANKS!

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terrywade commented about 1992 photo on Jun 24, 2015 at 7:35 am

Thanks Bob for the video still frame photo. Yes they took the old Embassy down fast almost in the middle of the night. I think the roof earthquake repairs could have took place but the owners wanted a fast way out. Now many years later It’s just a empty lot next to the new ACT Strand Theatre. The Embassy had just had a small remodel done with curtains and stereo sound and was a great place to see second movies at a cheap price. SF has no bargain run B theatres now. It was a little seedy at times with all the street people but that is what made It fun like a old big grindhouse. Much larger then the next door Strand It had a nice size CinemaScope┬« screen, the huge balcony was never open much. You could hear the sound of wine bottles rolling down the aisles at most all shows plus many people from the street sleeping and snoring all the time. I had to wake up many people some of the times so I could enjoy the film better. The Embassy was the place to go to catch a film you missed and you had all the inside drama going on around you. Gone are these fun movie times in San Francisco CA.

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terrywade commented about Greetings From Richmond & the THS Conclave Theatre Tour 2015! on Jun 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for the info. Hope to go on a future THS Conclave. Stay COOL hope the AC is working in some of these great old theatres.

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terrywade commented about New Mission Theater on Jun 19, 2015 at 7:07 am

Thanks Mike for posting. I’ll have to go down and take a look. Wow looks great can’t wait to see the old sign with the neon going!!!!!Lets hope the tag people don’t attack the sign.

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terrywade commented about New Mission Theatre on Jun 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Since this photo was taken the New Mission will soon be open again. The new neon marque will light again in a few weeks.

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terrywade commented about The Syosset Cinema 150 on May 3, 2015 at 9:26 am

Thanks John for the photo. Do you have any that show the big curved D-150 screen inside? The D-150 system that UA Theatres had was such a nice presentation.

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terrywade commented about Century 22 Grand Opening on Apr 20, 2015 at 9:46 am

These dome theatres are still open but ready to be demolished for a new mall and new theatres on the property in Sacramento. They were so nice till MR Syufy cut a few in half to make more money. You could hear all the sound from the other part of the dome. The seats also were not correct with the screen. He did this in Sacramento, San Jose, and Reno NV. The one Century 21 we hope will be saved is still in San Jose closed.

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terrywade commented about Alhambra Theatre (postcard view) on Apr 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Thanks John for this great photo. UA Theatres tore this place down for $$ to build a Safeway store many years ago. If you go the property today the only thing that remains is part of the theatre outdoor fountain in the store parking lot. UA/Golden State/United CA Theatres had the nerve to book 35mm movies in mono sound most of the time and run a ad that said 70mm roadshow, this after the roadshows had played in SF in true 70mm stereo a few months before.