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terrywade commented about Curtains on Dec 14, 2014 at 2:28 am

This great now torn down SF theatre was the first Todd-AO theatre in SF. Had a nice curved screen in the mid 50’s. Thanks Eric for the photo.

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terrywade commented about "Dolby looks to kill the IMAX giant with new ultra-bright laser projection" on Dec 14, 2014 at 2:05 am

To bad they did not have a better name Dolby® Cinema, how creative can they be? To do this hi end cinema how about Dolby® having a giant deep curved screen with curtains that open and close, not just a big non masked floating white sheet to greet the people paying extra $$$.

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terrywade commented about Cinema Treasures and THS Announce New Strategic Partnership on Dec 11, 2014 at 3:56 am

A great marriage for everyone who is interested in movie theatres. Thanks Ross and THS for the great news.

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terrywade commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet, Kansas City, Missouri on Dec 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm

This theatre was the home for Cinerama for many years in Kansas City. We hope they kept at least one large cinema before they did the chop?

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terrywade commented about Auto Vue Drive-In on Dec 1, 2014 at 1:05 am

Was this the original screen before CinemaScope®? What do they do when they run wide screen, just have a band aid type image. Time to add some plywood on the sides and expand.

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terrywade commented about Regency II on Nov 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

The Regency 2 had a nice semi curved screen. Looked great on the times they ran 70mm. Thanks Steve for the classic ad.

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terrywade commented about Century 21 grand opening newspaper advertisement, San Jose Mercury News, November 1964 on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:21 am

Thanks so much Coate for the photo ad. Now the Dome just sits closed waiting to be demolished or saved?

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terrywade commented about A Tribute to Our Former Blog Editor Michael Zoldessy on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:18 am

A BIG THANK YOU MIKE for all your work on this great movie theatre site. You will be missed.

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terrywade commented about 1952 photo via Joan Diamond. on Nov 23, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Thanks David for this post, just one more year when CinemaScope® arrived at the Roxy NYC for the first time.

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terrywade commented about Circa 1953 and current photo courtesy of Raul Moreno. on Nov 23, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Thanks for the photo Raul. I had no idea that the Tower was the Newsreel in 1953. Great marquee then now just a cheap plastic one. I wonder If they ever ran CinemaScope® or 3-D in 1953. A few newsreels were made in CinemaScope® and a few in 3-D 35mm.

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terrywade commented about New Century reaches 100 on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:43 am

Someone needs to take over the lease from the porn people and bring back movies or live shows. The United Artists Market Street Cinema is now closed and ready for the wreckers so they still run this place.

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terrywade commented about City council grants Century 21 dome theater historical status on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:40 am

Any work what is going on for the Super Cinerama Century 21 Dome????? Watch out the sneaky bulldozers will come in the middle of the night like they did at the Dome in Pleasant Hill CA.

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terrywade commented about Tarantino takes over programming at New Beverly on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:22 am

Let’s see if Quentin puts in a larger curved 70mm type projector and screen and the curtains working again now that he is shooting in Super PanaVision 70®. I hear It’s a very small theatre.

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terrywade commented about What about the curtains? on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:14 am

The Theatre Del Mar in Santa Cruz CA has their great Red waterfall curtains working again. They open on the trailers and close after the trailers and open on the main feature. Showmanship has returned to Santa Cruz. Thanks to Jim the manager. Stop in and see them work. You won’t see this in your local chain multiplex.

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terrywade commented about Golden Gate Theatre Ownership Press Release on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:08 am

Good luck to the new owners in Monterey CA. Don’t forget to show some movies from time to time on the big screen and close the curtains. Don’t just run music events.

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terrywade commented about Johnny Rockets to partner with drive-in theaters on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:06 am

We hope Johnny’s puts in some large type true Drive-In’s not some cheap portable or go on the wall phony Drive-In’s. Find some land out of the city and the people will come to get out of the multiplex mess.

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terrywade commented about Hollywood in Portland to add 70mm on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:03 am

This former Portland Cinerama theatre still has the three cement Cinerama booths. The screen is large and semi curved. The only thing that will be missing when they get 70mm are the curtains. I believe they are still on the sides but do they work? Also please tell someone in charge to get rid of the bright white lights and change over to blue bulbs. Same on the upper sides put in some COLOR please.

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terrywade commented about Beloved Marin cinema could be torn down for housing on Nov 21, 2014 at 1:56 am

Better go fast the wreckers are waiting. When they first opened they had a large semi curved screen with curtains, then for some reason when Pacific took over the lease they made the screen smaller. Century was to put in one of their large EX type screens but that won’t happen now. Keep the theatre and build on the parking lot.

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terrywade commented about Circus World on Jun 30, 2014 at 4:30 am

Thanks Steve for the great ad. The way the Loews’s people ran the ad It made Cinerama® look 3-D and not that much of a curve. Must of looked good in 70mm Super Cinerama® on the curved screen they had. Gone are those days in NYC with the big 70mm curved roadshow screens. No It’s all X this X that with no masking.

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terrywade commented about Westown I & II on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:47 am

Did this theatre feature UltraVision? Looks like the setup for this curved screen cinema.

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terrywade commented about Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:45 am

Watch out these extra $$$ XD big screens are all different sizes and shapes some curved some not so much curved. All have NO MASKING! When you watch a scope digital video you get to see white screen at the top and bottom, and they charge you extra for this great look!

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terrywade commented about Cinemark Paradise 24 and XD on Jun 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I think old Cinemark must have taken over someone else at this spot, they don’t put in nice places like this in their theatres. I guess the PHARAOH’s sell popcorn and drinks here. Thanks Kevin for the photo, do you have any photos of the XD screen house. I think It’s all show in the lobby and probably not a Egyptian art deco look on the inside???

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terrywade commented about This photo mentions the Motor Town Revue Christmas Day 1964 at the Fox. Photo courtesy of the All-Girl Bands Facebook page. on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Thanks David for the photo. Must have been a great show on the huge Fox stage in 1964.

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terrywade commented about Senate Theater Marquee Neon on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Good news. Does anyone know If It flashes and are the little up and down lights on the rim sides working? What about the 4 stars do those light up also? Thanks

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terrywade commented about Open-Air Cinema on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm

I guess If It rains by the beach the people get soaked but the screen stays dry.