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terrywade commented about New Fruitvale Theater on Mar 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

This old Oakland Ca theatre sat fire damaged for many years before the city of Oakland made UA rip the burned out shell down. I saw my first 3-D film here ‘Inferno’. I new the manager ‘Ed’ who got a call from the fire dept late one night that the place was on fire. Started in the balcony from a cigarette they claimed? When Ed contacted his boss he told him just let the old dump burn! United California Theatres had wanted to get rid of the New Fruitvale Theatre for years. They ran second run B movies and got some first run films that Fox West Coast Theatres and Blumenfield Theatres were afraid to show. It was becoming a rough area at night. My friend ‘Ed’ was beat up a few times in the lobby and the boxoffice was robbed many times. Thanks Granola for the photo.

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terrywade commented about Tivoli Theatre 201 West Main Street, Ardmore, OK...1963. on Mar 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Thanks Ken for the look at your photo. I wonder If they ran this movie as a roadshow in Todd-AO 70mm. I see no mention on the marquee about 70mm or did they just play in old reg 35mm? Hope they at least had 4 track mag stereo sound at the Tivoli Theatre. Is the cinema still up?

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terrywade commented about Capitol Theatre on Feb 27, 2016 at 12:24 am

Looks like they covered over the middle back Cinerama® booth and used the upstairs projection booth for 70mm Todd-AO. Hope they kept the curved screen up for all the nuns. They must have all sang and this was way before sing-a-long movies were added. Thanks Dallas M for the photo coverage.

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terrywade commented about Chicago Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Thanks CC for the ad. Just think 2 years later (1953) the wide screens of CinemaScope® and Cinerama® will be listed playing in the Chicago area! Then in 1955 Todd-AO finds a home in Chicago for the first time. It’s sad as most of these movie theatres have long been torn down.

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terrywade commented about Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Feb 15, 2016 at 4:15 am

Granola**Going to a movie here your neck will hurt after looking so far up at the screen in you sit downstairs.

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terrywade commented about Recently renovated again on Feb 15, 2016 at 4:10 am

Thanks RJ. I wrote to them about 5 months ago about adding some color lights inside. Looks like they have started to use some, now lets get some color on the curtains and do the same across the street at the Bruin Theatre that they lease also.

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terrywade commented about Warner Huntington Park on Feb 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

This nice theatre just sits empty today. The city of Huntington Park CA needs to get involved and re open as a entertainment center.

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terrywade commented about New Proscenium Treatment from Circle on Feb 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Mr T did this cinema have a curved screen or just a curved curtain track?

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terrywade commented about Cutler Majestic Theatre on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:22 am

Thanks Dallas for the great Todd-AO screen photo.

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terrywade commented about Rio Theatre on Feb 5, 2016 at 7:16 am

This is a new boxofice made to look like the old one that someone crashed a car into a few years ago. A great place to see a music event in Santa Cruz CA. Great neon marquee.

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terrywade commented about AMC Newpark 12 on Jan 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Brand new theatre for the Bay Area, lets hope they put in a large Imax screen!

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terrywade commented about El Capitan Theatre on Jan 28, 2016 at 4:48 am

Thanks Tinsletoe for the photo. At least this movie theatre in Hollywood knows the use of color lights inside, like in the side organ grills and curtains. A few old movie theatres in San Francisco that still show movies have no color lights when they need to have some color bulbs when the movie is on. They know showmanship at The El Capitan Theatre.

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terrywade commented about Randall 16 Theater on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:09 am

R8**It’s just to much like so many multi’s these days they leave all the side lights up during the pre show ads and everything is washed out on the screen. You would think some clever light people would put dimmer bulbs in the first set of lights down front. They have no clue about light leaks on the screen.

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terrywade commented about 2013-04-20 after movie on Jan 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Howard thanks for the photo. With the curved curtain track I had thought they had a curved screen but I guess It’s just flat. Did the Paris ever have a semi curved screen?

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terrywade commented about It’s Fade to Black for Midtown’s Iconic Ziegfeld Movie Theater on Jan 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm

At least the building will not be torn down and used for some other types of events while not movies. I guess all the seats will go.

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terrywade commented about Aladdin Theatre on Jan 12, 2016 at 3:46 am

Thanks Monty for the photo. So nice they put Super Panavision 70 & 6 track stereo on the marquee.

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terrywade commented about Eastgate Theater on Jan 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Thanks Elmo for the photo. I wish I had gone to the Eastgate before they tore It down. It had a huge large curved screen I hear. I think It had another cinema like It in town called the Westgate? Portland OR still has a few nice large type theatres left like the Fox Hollywood with It’s new 70mm projectors.

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terrywade commented about Reading Rhodes on Jan 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Thanks David for the photo image. You won’t find any theatres in the USA with such a nice water feature in the lobby.

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terrywade commented about Market Street Cinema on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:08 am

Thanks Tinsle for the old photo. This former United Artists Theatre a 70mm roadshow house is about to be knocked down just like the SF Fox, Paramount, St Francis, Todd-AO Coronet ect. The wrecking ball is about to destroy It any day now. SF does not save their last remaining cinemas, they just rip them down for the value of the land.

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terrywade commented about Regal Thornton Place 14 on Dec 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Thanks Jack for the photos. Love the neon in the place. Looks like they put some front row seats up to far and will block lower screen viewing. Is this cinema in Seattle or around the area?

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terrywade commented about Market Street Cinema on Dec 10, 2015 at 5:06 am

Go by the old United Artists Theatre and say goodbye. Many 70mm roadshow movies played here like Sound Of Music, Patton, The Bilble and L of Arabia. A sad loss to SF another movie theatre about to be torn down.

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terrywade commented about Broadway's Palace Theatre Will Be Lifted by Four Floors on Dec 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm

The whole place may crumble when they lift this heavy theatre up, then they can start over with a empty lot in a pricey area.

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terrywade commented about Piedmont Theatre on Dec 1, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Visited the Piedmont Theatre this past Sunday for the first time and was shocked the curtains worked. Maybe Landmark does care about presentation. They opened on a boring white screen and they closed after the credits on a white screen, not the way It’s done. The new seats were nice. I heard no surround sound from the side speakers. Saw the new film ‘Brooklyn’. The main center speaker had no treble to much base. When you go in you see 3 tacky light holders shinning white lights up on the red curtain,these need to be hidden from the public view and color lights added. I will visit again and hope they can fine tune this nice cinema in Oakland CA.

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terrywade commented about Del Mar Theatre on Nov 24, 2015 at 1:30 am

Sad news I have heard today Nov 23 2015 the great Del Mar Theatre along with the Nick and Aptos Twin in the Santa Cruz CA area have just been bought by Landmark Theatres. I can tell you when the nice curtains stop to work at the Del Mar Landmark won’t fix them, just like all the other cinemas they run or rent in the SF Bay Area that had curtains they will leave them broke. Lets see what they do come next month with any neon marquee issues. Goodbye to showmanship in Santa Cruz CA.

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terrywade commented about Vine Theatre on Nov 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Dolby has a lease on this place now as a demo Dolby Cinema. They took out all the nice neon stars under the marquee since this photo was taken,so sad. They blacked all the glass so you can’t look in and have a guard standing outside. They need to open the Vine Theatre again and show movies. Hollywood is under screened, show B movies or second run.