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kencmcintyre commented about Sepulveda Drive-In on Sep 17, 2005 at 1:42 pm

Movieman, did you know that Debra Winger was the voice of ET?

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kencmcintyre commented about Sepulveda Drive-In on Sep 17, 2005 at 1:40 pm

I just drove by that location last week. I will look for the marquee (if it still exists) when I go to Van Nuys next Monday.

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kencmcintyre on Sep 17, 2005 at 1:36 pm

I thought the Vineland was strictly a swap meet. Do they still show films there?

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kencmcintyre commented about San Gabriel Drive-In on Sep 17, 2005 at 1:31 pm

The classic film “Dorm that Dripped Blood” was released in 1982 and featured Daphne Zuniga as a victim dispatched early in the procedings. Thus you can assume that this drive-in was in existence at least until the early 1980s.

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kencmcintyre commented about Tilton Square Theatre on Sep 16, 2005 at 4:52 pm

I saw Star Wars at this theater in May 1977. When I left the theater at ten o'clock at night, there was a line of people waiting for the late show that must have been half a block long.

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kencmcintyre commented about Gardena Cinema on Sep 16, 2005 at 4:41 pm

This theater was showing Korean or possibly Japanese movies a few years ago. I haven’t driven by in a while, but they seem to vacillate between art films, foreign films and the occasional first run film.

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kencmcintyre commented about Rio Theatre on Sep 16, 2005 at 4:34 pm

When was this theater demolished?

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kencmcintyre commented about Rialto Theatre on Sep 16, 2005 at 4:31 pm

I saw “Lost in Translation” and “Cidade de Deus” at this theater a few years ago. It’s showing its age but is still a classic.

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kencmcintyre commented about Quickie Theatre on Sep 16, 2005 at 4:25 pm

I guess they showed short films…

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kencmcintyre commented about Pomona Fox Theater on Sep 16, 2005 at 4:22 pm

I walked by this theater a few months ago. It is certainly in good enough shape to be renovated.

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kencmcintyre commented about Studio Drive-In on Sep 16, 2005 at 4:10 pm

I drove by this theater shortly after it closed. The marquee stated “Closed Forever”. Too bad.

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kencmcintyre commented about Charles Theatre on Sep 14, 2005 at 3:31 pm

Actually, the theater would have been on the west side of the street, if I can correct myself. I have lived on the West Coast too long and automatically assume that anything going away from the beach is east.

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kencmcintyre commented about Point 4 Theatre on Sep 10, 2005 at 6:16 pm

I went to numerous birthday parties when this theater was a bowling alley in the 1970s.

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kencmcintyre commented about Charles Theatre on Sep 10, 2005 at 6:10 pm

This theater was on Atlantic Avenue near Columbus Park, if I recall, on the east side of the street.

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kencmcintyre commented about Highway 39 Drive-In on Sep 10, 2005 at 5:52 pm

Here is a link with some pictures:
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kencmcintyre commented about Harbor Drive-In on Sep 10, 2005 at 5:47 pm

Here is a link:
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kencmcintyre commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 10, 2005 at 5:31 pm

Here is a link that shows a picture of the Capitol Theater:
http://206.103.49.193/odds/nj/htm/acs85.htm

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kencmcintyre commented about Lomita Theatre on Sep 10, 2005 at 4:46 pm

I have driven down this street hundreds of times. I had no idea that a theater existed in Lomita.

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kencmcintyre commented about Goldman Theatre on Sep 6, 2005 at 2:31 pm

Now that I think about it, everyone is correct except me. Blame it on old age and a bad memory.

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kencmcintyre commented about Front Door Adult Theatre on Sep 3, 2005 at 6:13 pm

That sounds like a stimulating night at the movies. If I can digress, I was watching an adult film in Philly one late night in a half-empty theater. An elderly African-American gentleman was sleeping in the seat in front of me, or so I assumed as he hadn’t moved since I sat down. Towards the end of the film, the gentleman suddenly arose from his prone position with the unmistakeable body language (and accompanying verbalization) that suggested that he had actually not been sleeping at all. Needless to say, I stayed away from his seat when leaving the theater.

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kencmcintyre commented about Fox Belmont Theatre on Sep 3, 2005 at 6:04 pm

The gym at this location is alive and well. There is some information about the theater on the wall outside of the gym entrance. Other than the shape of the building, it is hard to tell that a theater was there previously.

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kencmcintyre commented about Fox Belmont Theatre on Sep 3, 2005 at 6:02 pm

There are some pictures of the demolition of the Belmont on lapl.org.

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kencmcintyre commented about Esquire Theatre on Sep 3, 2005 at 6:00 pm

I was going to say that Canter’s is in Los Angeles, not Hollywood, but as Hollywood is not a city the difference is miniscule. I saw the picture of the Esquire the first time I went to Canter’s back in the mid-80s.

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kencmcintyre commented about Ambassador Hotel Theatre on Sep 3, 2005 at 4:10 pm

As of today, the Ambassador Hotel is on death row. They pulled all of the furniture out yesterday. Demolition will start in a few days. R.I.P.

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kencmcintyre commented about Academy Theater on Sep 3, 2005 at 4:08 pm

This building is a true landmark in Southern California. At least something was saved.