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I uploaded 2 pictures in Photos section. One shows the current park at the old theater site, the other of its demolition in 1968.
According to the website, all the auditoriums now have digital projection.
Main Street has been constructed, so I was able to upload a current picture in the Photos section.
I just added an exterior picture of the entrance to this theater. There is no Google view because it is in the rear of the strip mall and faces a parking lot.
I have added 2 1920’s pictures in the photo section. Compare the upper cornice details to the modern photo and it is apparent that the building still stands.
I think it would be safe to list status as “demolished.”
This theater has been recently remodeled with a new ticket counter, concession stand, and fresh carpeting.
This place seems to be closed. The website link takes you to a Facebook page with no listings. The phone is disconnected.
If the Google view is accurate, this theater building is now long gone.
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The tall blade sign of this theater is prominently featured in the opening scenes of the 2009 film “In the Electric Mist.”
It seems to me that 1890 is too early for a film to be shown. From the description, “A Summer’s Dream” was most likely a live play.
I saw “Lincoln” here today. Excellent film, good presentation, but a whole mess of platter scratches on the print. Talking to the staff, they said digital projection should be installed later this year. He seemed to think there would be no difficulty in financing the transition because they were owned by a larger corporation which had the resources.
My wife and I went to this theater last night and had a very pleasant surprise. Prior to the movie’s starting, a live announcement came on. It was the manager advising everyone not to use cell phones, smart phones, etc. during the movie. He said that if this happened, the offenders would be removed. He added that during the movie, an usher would be observing for any infractions of this rule. Of course, everyone applauded this.
Sure enough, a very tall and wide-shouldered young man in an usher’s uniform occasionally came in and stood quietly at the back of the auditorium.
I’m not sure if this is a general policy of Marcus Theaters or just in effect at this complex. Most welcome, for sure.
Definitely much better today. Stadium seating, comfortable seats, wider range of options at the concession stand. All vast improvements over the shoebox auditoriums of the 80’s or the old theaters with a wall down the middle to add additional screens.
The local TV station in Madison today had a report about how the Towne was struggling to convert to digital projection. There were some shots in the projection booth of the platter system in operation.
Theater is now closed according to the website.
If the address is correct, it appears that the theater building has been replaced by new construction. Status should be demolished.
The digital projector has been in since November. Check the website.
Status should be changed to Open. Now operating as NCG Marietta Cinemas. Here’s the website: http://www.ncgmovies.com/marietta/
From the listings on the website and the pictures on the marquee, this theater seems to be a twin screen.
According to Box Office magazine, the theater was reopened in 1959.
The Big Cinemas Fremont 7 in Fremont California has 1339 seats, making it possibly the largest Bollywood theater in North America.
The marquee is now lit up at night, bringing a splash of color to the downtown scene. I’ve added a picture of the ticket booth, which has someone in it during the day to distribute literature to tourists.
The Michigan is prominently featured in the climatic fight scene in the recently released film “Alex Cross.” There are shots in the balcony area and above the ceiling. How authentic those are is questionable because damage is done to the ceiling at one point.