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Twistr54 commented about Grand opening ad on Aug 29, 2013 at 5:54 am

Ruby was always billed with CARRIE..

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Twistr54 commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

It was shown in the main theatre, #1.

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Twistr54 commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm

OMG, I saw that movie there 1981.

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Twistr54 commented about Pix Capri Theatre on Aug 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm

This was taken from the film THE HELP.

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Twistr54 commented about Showtime At The Chinese on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:41 am

YES CURTAINS!!!!

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Twistr54 commented about Times Square Theatre on Aug 26, 2013 at 7:02 am

Don’t even look like the marquee in the movie TIMES SQUARE, the girl in the movie sings on top of the marquee, some great shots of 42nd st. in the movie.

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Twistr54 commented about UA Egyptian Theatres D-150 screen (75 x 30 feet) on Aug 26, 2013 at 6:02 am

I was SO fortunate to be able to enjoy this theatre in 1981, Many 70MM engagements, a re release of The Rose and Divine Madness in 70MM, was a highlight. The third Omen movie, Southern Comfort also ran in 70. Currently this is a very SAD theatre, made SMALL with a very SMALL screen, nothing near what it was. Such a disappointment!

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Twistr54 commented about Calumet Theater on Nov 17, 2011 at 8:30 am

Take a couple photos of the cornerstone and the theatre. I’m 2 hrs away and do not have time, unfortunally. Do you know when demolition is slated to start?

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Twistr54 commented about Holly Cinema on May 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I worked at this theatre in 1981. I started at the end of the Caligula run.

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Twistr54 commented about Cinema chains dimming movies "up to 85%" on digital projectors on May 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I miss THX theatres,,,,,

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Twistr54 commented about Grauman's Chinese Theatre sold on Apr 30, 2011 at 6:14 pm

The thought of this makes me want to puke……………

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Twistr54 commented about Fox Theatre on Jan 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Such an awesome marquee, it should be saved and the neon restored, they are not made like this anymore,,,, move it to a new theatre and restore it.. It appears to be similar to the PIX that was on Hollywood Blvd,(Now Henry Fonda Theatre, they should of kept the neon marquee) huge flashing neon colors, just beautiful !!

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Twistr54 commented about Century Theatre on Jan 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

The influx of home movies and early video did it, many legit houses died because of the video craze in early 80’s to now……Also suburban multi houses were the rage from 76- now and downtown houses closed because they could not compete with the free parking, mulit choice movies etc,,,after a couple years of adult entertainment they usually closed and were left abandonded such as the houses in Detroit, The UA, Michigan, Madison, Grand Circus, State Gem,Century and even the very glamourous FOX took runs at adult fare mid 70’s to try to sustain business..downtown areas became dangerous and people opted for the safer burbs.. good bye grand movie palaces of the past. At least some ran a while longer with the porn and had some extra life. Most are demolished or redone and made a legit live venue..

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Twistr54 commented about Balboa Theatre on Nov 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm

A good companion book ,‘LOST DETROIT, Stories behind the Motor City’s majestic ruins’. its new…and ‘Detroit’s Downtown Movie Palace’s’…out for a few years. Both are good books, and I will be adding this book to my library.

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Twistr54 commented about Michigan Theater on Oct 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

‘'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’‘ was out in 1978,(I think,I drove to the movie so it had to be then) they then made the TV show from the movie, Gil Gerard was the star of both.

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Twistr54 commented about CityPlace project approval spells doom for St. Francis Theatre on Sep 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I totally agree about the SFO FOX,….

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Twistr54 commented about Telenews Theater on Jun 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

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A few new photos of the Telenews, Nice new paint job, real silver color and a good blue.

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Twistr54 commented about United Artists Theater on Jun 10, 2010 at 11:10 am

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A few new photos of the building May 29 2010.

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Twistr54 commented about Adams Theater on Jun 10, 2010 at 11:05 am

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New photos I took on May 29 2010. of what was there, the empty lot across the alley, the supported front ofthe fine arts building…

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Twistr54 commented about Fillmore on Jun 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

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New photos from May 29th 2010.

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Twistr54 commented about National Theatre on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

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New photos I took on May 29, 2010. Theatre looks a little rough,,,

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Twistr54 commented about Michigan Theater on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

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I took a few new photos when I was in town, May 29, 2010.

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Twistr54 commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

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I have some new pictures of the Fox. I was there for an event on May 29, 2010. I know some inside pictures are a little dark, but all in all, they are pretty good.

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Twistr54 commented about Thirty-five years ago, when the fin broke through the water... on May 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

YES sounds like a winner to me! 35Th Anniversary Released to theatres for a special 2 week run,( on their largest screen, remember this is made for the big wide screen) then onto blu ray,,,,and my widescreen tv. OH YEA…

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Twistr54 commented about Eastown Theatre on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I had a friend that lived just around the corner on Wealthy from the theatre. We walked over to see Caligula. We had a blast, I had seen it many times, this was his first viewing. He was shocked, horrified, and loved it.