Comments from wimovies

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wimovies commented about Showboat of Lyons Theater on Nov 24, 2010 at 7:38 am

Showboat is no longer listed as a NOVA cinema.

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wimovies commented about Viking Theater on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Yes, the Luna lounge is the old theatre building.

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wimovies commented about Superior Value Cinema on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm

It is now called the Superior 7 Cinema,yes it is operated by Marcus

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wimovies commented about Fox Cinema Cafe on Sep 25, 2010 at 12:41 am

According to the get reel website, this theatre is now under new ownership. I’m pretty sure they defaulted on their loan, someone else is looking to buy it. I don’t know how this theatre could possibly make any money. It cost over 2 million, and I’ve never seen more than 20 people in any movie ever…

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wimovies commented about Petitions call for movie theater on Aug 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Who would want a Carmike Cinema in their town? We couldn’t wait till ours finally closed down….

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wimovies commented about Falls Cinema I & II on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

As of today, it appears to be open again, still by get reel cinemas.

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wimovies commented about Mariner Theatre on Jul 18, 2010 at 10:52 am

This theatre is now a discount house. All seats just $3 or $4.00 Concessions are also cheaper than the local theatre. Great sound and projection.

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wimovies commented about Westport struggles to bring back local theater on Apr 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

So, I don’t know about this area, but are all 5 of those old theatre buildings now gone?

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wimovies commented about Regal introducing new premium RPX big screen installations on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Marcus calls their big screens “ultrascreens”, and it is very popular, they charge an extra buck for movies shown on the Ultrascreen"

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wimovies commented about New screens for Conway, AR and Wagner, SD on Mar 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

The article indicates this is a cinemark theatre, not carmike.

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wimovies commented about West Bend Cinema Brewhaus on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Now on loopnet for $250,000

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wimovies commented about Falls Cinema I & II on Jan 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm

This theatre is no longer operated by get reel cinemas. Anyone know who operates it now?

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wimovies commented about Big Picture on Jan 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

This building is currently being rented and used by a church group called “the core”.

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wimovies commented about Save the State from being demolished! on Mar 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Why is it referred to as the State Theatre, while the marquee says Cameo 3? What are the other theatres in the area?

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wimovies commented about Single screen theater for Sale on Mar 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm

What is the name of the theatre, and what city is it in?

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wimovies commented about Superior Value Cinema on Apr 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

If anyone has any current information on this theatre, please post.

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wimovies commented about Hollywood Theatre on Apr 23, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Isn’t that previous post old information? I think (see above link) the childrens museum already sold it in 2006 to someone, who in turn sold it to someone else for almost triple what they paid the museum. PS-Lost Memory I love all your theatre pictures…

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wimovies commented about Grand Cinemas 1 & 2 on Apr 20, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Its kind of funny, when I managed for Marcus, we had screenings in the basement theatre screening room here. I thought that was pretty cool at the time. I don’t even remember going inside this theatre though. I wonder if I did? The pictures make it appear very grand. Due to its size, parking issues, etc, I doubt it will ever be a movie theatre again. How sad, its beautiful.

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wimovies commented about Rosa Theater on Apr 20, 2008 at 11:05 pm

This is one of the theatres that was owned by Otto Setelle. I’m pretty sure I spelled his last name wrong. I met him in the late 90’s and he died a short time after that. Paul Rogers bought that theatre, which was a twin and added additional screens, and did some remodeling. At the time I met Otto he was a true showman. He had pictures of himself and movie stars located in the theatre. I think he was even wearing a tuxedo when I met him. I haven’t been in the theatre since Rogers bought it, but when Otto had it I thought it was a great old theatre. The marquee is particularly amazing at night.

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wimovies commented about Mariner Theatre on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:55 pm

This is a very nice twin screen theatre in downtown Marinette. They have great sound, comfortable seating with lots of leg room. All the ammenities of a modern-mega plex with the quaint charm of a twin.

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wimovies commented about Grand Theater on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:53 pm

The Grand is a nice theatre for a town of this size. Seeing a movie in the original auditorium is really cool, especially if you sit in the balcony. I saw a movie at the Grand in 1991, before it was “saved by Rogers”, it was quite a dump at that time. It had been seriously neglected for a long time, but was still cool at the time, if you like old single screens. I remember a group of employees from theatres in Appleton went there together. They left the door to the auditorium open, and light was coming in from the lobby. One of us went out to the lobby and asked if they could close the door. The woman responded “sorry, we need to make sure there are no problems with the movie”…We all laughed.

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wimovies commented about Geneva 4 Theatre on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:47 pm

As of this date, according to the Nova Cinemas website, the theatre is “closed for remodeling”. It has been closed for a while now, and I suspect they aren’t planning on reopening it. It had been recently remodeled in 2001. Also, in a related matter, the “Showboat” theatre that is also located in Lake Geneva owned by them,is currently for sale. The last time I was at the Geneva theatre it was run by Carmike. I worked for Marcus at that time and was in town for a managers meeting at the Grand Geneva.We decided to see Forrest Gump again, there wasn’t even glass in the projection port…Made me laugh :)

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wimovies commented about Fox Cinema Cafe on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Nice little 3-plex featuring in-theatre food, pizzas, burgers and traditional movie fare. It doesn’t seem to do much business though.The interior is very plain looking.

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wimovies commented about Fox River 10 Theatres on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:35 pm

No great loss here. Operated by Essaness/Carmike. Small screens, no ceilings, exposed heating/ventilation, no stadium seating, no cup holders, bad sound, usually poor presentation.The only thing it had going for it was being attached to the Fox River Mall.

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wimovies commented about Field of Scenes Drive-In on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:32 pm

This is a very nice drive-in. It has a nice concession stand, game area, mini golf course, hay rides, and more. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to take your family out for a good time.