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Thanks CC for the classic NYC Todd-AO photo. If only some of our theatres today had a nice sized curved screen with curtains in place, but most cinema screens are getting smaller and the seats bigger. This was such a great theatre to see 70mm in plus later on they installed D-150. Now only the photos tell the Todd-AO showmanship story.
Thanks CC for the ad. Something you won’t see this coming Easter is a live stage show with orchestra and a 35mm film movie. I was so lucky as a young kid to see the whole Radio City production. It was even a 70mm film I think with a stage production.
Thanks again Dallas for this fine old marquee photo from the past. You won’t find anything like this going on these days much less climb a ladder to change marquee letters. They would not do any publicity or showmanship to hang pineapples on a marquee as they would be afraid of a law suit in case the fruit fell in the wind and hit someone on the head.
Thanks for the ad but It does not say did they show these great movies in 70mm film?
Let’s hope this is a go as this once fine theatre has sent empty way to long. Time to bring in new LED color lights to light up the inside with a variety of colors not just white bulbs and a nice large Blue/Teal curtain for the stage.
Thanks so much Dallas for showing us the Todd-AO curved screen at the Fox Carthay Circle in Los Angeles.
It is so sad this once grand Huntridge Theatre just sits closed and empty all these years in the LV heat and dust. The gambling/hotel resort gang needs to buy It fix It up as a big tourist place and show the movies Viva Las Vegas plus Oceans 11 and all the other movies shot in Las Vegas 24/7. Show on a giant screen with slot machines mixed with seats with a blue light glow. Bring in a Elvis impersonator on the weekends. The place will come alive again with tourists looking to do something nostalgia and different.
Thanks Dallas for the photo. Must have looked great when in the late 50’s they had a large Todd-AO curved screen at the Fox Carthay Circle Theatre. I wonder If the screen came off the stage with side curtains or did they just put the curved frame on the stage? The LA area at one time had 3 70mm curved Todd-AO theatres going. The Egyptian, UA Downtown and the Carthay.
Thanks Predator for the nice photo. Let’s hope some one will put in some red or blue lights on the great curtain and some green or turquoise LED lights behind the grills.
Thanks for sharing this Cinerama photo from NYC. Must have been quite a night to see this huge curved screen open up with the multi ch stereo sound to go with It. You can now see the films in your home on a Smile Box curved Blue Ray format. I’ll still take one of the many old Cinerama Theatres in the world to watch these great 3 projector films that came out in the 50’s and early 60’s. Watching the opening of the giant pink curtains were the price of admission! Thanks again Dallas.
Thanks Dallas, did they serve Tiki drinks and Hawaiian Punch?
Thanks Gran for this fine photo. Must have looked great in color, maybe dark blue curtain stage lights and the plants on the side with green lights. Most of the cinemas today even If they have curtains left don’t even light them from the bottom. No showmanship left in the USA.
Thanks Dallas, and to think this was 1951 before CinemaScope® & Cinerama®.
Looks like a fun week. I may try to attend. We hope they play the theatre pipe organ in some of these places. The best old theatre on this years tour will be the the former Warner Cinerama Pacific on Hollywood Blvd that just sits there closed all these years.
Let’s hope they put in stereo speakers in each car with surround sound in the back seat with a volume control in each car. They will have to clean each classic vehicle every night as people will make a mess with all the refreshment snacks they will spill on the seats and floor. The big screen sounds great and I hope they just don’t put in a big square thing with no scope masking. Put some fans on the trees and make them move.
Thanks Dallas. That Cinemascope sign did not stay on the Loews Warfield marquee very long. To bad the city of San Francisco tore down all the nice big movie theatre marquees to make the street better looking?
I can’t believe this once great theatre is just left to rot year after year. I toured this once proud cinema many years ago with the THS group under our past president host Miss Karen Noonan. She cares about the place. It was in way better shape then. You would think some company in town would take It over, do the long needed remodel work and name It after the people that helped pay for the remodel. The project just keeps going in circles. There will be a time soon when It will go past the limit for any salvage work to be done to fix this once proud cinema to be brought back to life for a new generation to enjoy in downtown Auburn NY.
Thanks Lou for the photo. I wonder If anyone saved the Fox neon marquee or did they just junk It like they tore down the theatre.
Say goodbye to Regal and get Drafthouse Cinemas to open up.
Thanks Shaun for this great photo from the Golden State Lorenzo Theatre. You won’t find these days a manager/doorman greeting the kids at the door for a Halloween show and donuts also!!!
Thanks Gran for this fine photo. I wish the people that own the Castro Theatre in SF CA (the Nasser Bros) can see this photo and try to get some BLUE lights put in. Everything is dark when they run a movie.
Thanks R8 for the photo. To bad this old theatre near downtown LA just sits closed all these years. Was used as a swap meet but It’s all closed up now. Time for someone to get involved and re open for entertainment.
Thanks Rives for this ad. To bad the Camelot did not keep the D-150 curvescreen. They did replace It with a screen that has a slight curve at least. A great cinema to see a movie in the main theatre. The others in the building are very small.
Thanks CC for the flyer ad. This is one of my favorite demo 3-D Blue Ray movies I own. Saw this when It ran at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood many years ago. The best 3-D ever is when a fire truck ladder comes out of the TV screen and goes 7 feet into my living room. They don’t make 3-D movies today with that type of effect.
This old cinema is way to small even for a neighborhood theatre. Many people have a larger screen in their home. The owner does not advertise his other two cinemas in SF like the Presidio or the Marina Theatre’s in the newspaper on what is playing and the times. Any one who buys the place is not going to run It as a shoe box cinema they want the land only. If MR Lee the owner want business to boom put a small word ad in the Wed,Friday & Sat SF Chronicle as so many people have no idea these cinemas are still even open. Don’t run the same big opening films the larger multiplex places are showing show some new movies that the other big chains in SF are not booking. Who want’s to see a blockbuster on a tiny screen at the 4**** with no place to park.