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I recently saw an ad on Atlanta Craigslist for leasing this theater. They want $3000 mo / 7500ftÂ².
I saw my first R-rated movie here: “10”.
My brother got fired from here in the 80’s (pre-Lefont) for giving a homeless guy some popcorn.
The Toco Hills shopping center surrounding this theater is doing very well and will not go away anytime soon. I peek in there from time to time and it has never been rented since closing. Last I saw, they had gutted the inside.
When it was the Palace Theater, there used to be two movies for $.99. I saw a lot of Gene Wilder movies, and smoked a lot of dope upstairs in the bathroom during intermission! It was dense with dope smokers. When they cracked down on that, business dropped.
It’s just the fly tower structure now, safety curtain was removed yesterday, and the whole lot will be down by September. Was a dirty dusty building
Remember when the sidewalk outside leading into the theater had painted lines that you had to stand in? LOL~
I saw The Deep and The World According to Garp here.
My friend and former co-worker Steve Jonaitis at the GCC in Brunswick Square came to work at Movie City around 1992 until it closed I believe. I think he was some kind of manager at MC.
The Guns N Roses song Paradise City was a hit at the time and everyone renamed it to Movie City and came up with different renditions of the lyrics to the times at the parking lot. LOL!
I think the Movie City in East Brunswick is a furniture store now. I remember seeing Scanners there a long time ago.
My friend’s mom worked in concessions there. I remember getting in for free, getting free food and drinks and just hanging out there.
Movie City parking lot was a great hangout in the late 80s into the early 90s.
Worked here from 1988 to 1989. Cool place to be. Always had decent movies. I worked concession stand on the first day of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. What a crazy day.
I got my first job there as an usher in 1987. I left after one and a half years and went to Loews on Route 18 until I graduated from high school.
Does anybody know how the neighborhood is now, is it a safe area?
I saw the last showing of 3:10 to Yuma (awesome movie) during its premiere on a Friday night. There were at most 20 people in a theater for 100 people (I’m only guessing the capacity). The view was awesome wherever you sat, and the sound was good too. Was able to recline comfortably and enjoy the movie. Bathrooms were clean and the cheesy onscreen ads were great too!
If anyone is curious, the Wendy’s suddenly closed up at the end of 2006.
Sadly, the Palace Theater was demolished on Wednesday, November 1, 2006
A propos to the Queen: If you’ve ever seen those made-for-television series about Diana this, or Charles-that, you’ll surely remember the abysmal characterisations of the present Queen, in them.
And this by well-rounded, and sometimes, very well-known actresses.
In no way could they have compared to the brilliance of transformation by Helen Mirren, in the Queen. It is precisely this kind of acting that separates a middling production for TV, to a feature film of this calibre. And let me again say that Michael Sheen’s performance (on the heels of his Kenneth Williams' one), was equally exceptional.
All the King’s Men suffered from too much hubris, too bad accents (the deadliest sin an actor can make, is not to make himself understood), and too bad directing. It was shambolic.
And yes, it was a C4 production. Thanks for the correction.
Well, this mockumentary actually started out already on TV (on the BBC) — I certainly hope people are aware of this.
Though there are some excellent tv-to-moviehouse stories out there, most notably the teleplay “12 Angry Men”, Death of a President isn’t one of them.
The Queen is perhaps in this league too, but for the superlative performances of Helen Mirren, and Michael Sheen (who IMHO, anchors the film).
Death of a President suffers not only from its rather listless presentation, but that it doesn’t have a name like Al Gore, or Michael Moore who can polarise people to watch it, both pro and con.
I suppose the pitiful revenue made by All The King’s Men, and similar documentaries this season, like the US v. John Lennon, didn’t help — rather than any wish to censor, even if by inference.
Anyhoodle, I think the topic has been exhausted. Whew.
I saw and hated “Running with Scissors”, but unlike most people, I say that having read Burroughs' book, and knowing full-well it was not a “comedy”, as it was advertised, same as the abysmal, The Break-Up.
Movie companies, their offshoots like theatre chains, have almost 100 years under their belt — they know what will appeal, or not, to any given audience.
Asking for this strange, cold, and may I say, ineffective mockumentary to be picked up, is not a question of freedom of speech.
It’s a question of knowing what will be watched in this competitive season of Children of Men, The Departed, Babel, etc. etc.
This mockumentary is perfect for the Sundance Channel. That’s about it.
There’s Valentino’s here in South Florida, which used to be two bucks for a showing. I believe it’s a little more, but not by much.
And the AMC theatre chain of course, has before noon super-discounted Fri-&-weekend tickets here too.
They vary according to neighbourhood, from $4-6. Good deals all.
Schmadrian, your supposition of people not having seen this, and then having strong opinions, is at least wrong on my account. I am a film critic, got an advance copy, and watched it with the same dispassionate bias about the topic, as I would to any documentary.
That you have garnered some idea as to where I lie politically because I suggested people found this documentary in bad taste, is baffling.
Do you think people who watch “Capturing the Friedmans” must by necessity, be open-minded about paedophilia too?
1- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 2- All the King’s Men (the Broderick Crawford version, obviously) 3- Disraeli with George Arliss 4- Meet John Doe 5- “Z” by Costa Gravas 6- The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 7- Triumph of the Will 8- Stachka by Eisenstein 9- Young Mr. Lincoln 10- 1776, the Musical
Citizen Kane being so obvious, it doesn’t need to be included.
I suppose this topic is rather like Bill Maher having been seen wearing a Steve Irwin costume (complete with bloodied stingray stinger to the heart) during Halloween.
Sure, you can put it out there, and yes there are plenty of people who wouldn’t mind seeing it — but mostly likely, it oversteps the boundaries of good taste.
A bit like Lord Jeffrey Archer’s Who Shall Tell the President?, a fictionalised account of the death of “President” Edward M. Kennedy.
Oh, I so remember this series, even though I must’ve been about 12 or 13.
This is precisely the kind of kitschy, yet indispensable series that PBS used to specialise in, before it went socio-political in the late 1990s.
Though I am young, I remember The Dick Cavett Show and especially, Steve Allen’s Meeting of the Minds (perhaps the single best series on PBS, ever). I can’t wait!
saw king kong, indiana jones and the temple of doom, broadway danny rose, fun with dick and jane, blue thunder, pulp fiction, one of teh freedy kruger flicks, menace to society and many others there. almost saw the crow there. but i got there too late. boo hoo.