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terrywade commented about Tiffin Drive-In on Feb 1, 2021 at 8:24 am

How nice at fist when I saw this photo I thought they were tearing down the place. It will be nice when they re build the candy stand and projection booth. You very seldom see this at a old Drive In!

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terrywade commented about Warner - Los Angeles, CA on Feb 1, 2021 at 8:22 am

A sad day for Hollywood CA. The former Warner Hollywood Cinerama just sits empty year after year. The owners are not doing anything about re opening this former deluxe roadshow theatre. The city needs to step in and do something about this cinema blight!

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terrywade commented about Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts on Jan 30, 2021 at 10:45 am

The Tower Theatre Fresno CA is about to be sold to a church group. The Tower area will suffer as the former cinema and entertainment venue brought in many music events and film festivals. Lets hope they don’t put white paint all over the inside that many churches do when they move into a former movie theater. You can forget the great neon Tower marquee being flashing for any church service two days a week. The church gang say they will still rent out the auditorium but I think they will be picky on what groups they rent to. You won’t find many of the festivals or music/comedy events they did book in the past. The screen inside that has been up the last few years is just small little video set up, they put black masking on the sides. Not a good place these days to see a movie on DCP video. Some people have bigger screens in their homes. I don’t think they have 35mm projectors left in the booth? A sad day for Fresno movie/entertainment lovers!

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terrywade commented about Syosset Triplex on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:19 am

No mention of 70mm in the ad? I know they did a 35mm scope stereo blow up for this film to 70mm in many markets. Thanks Grind for the clip ad.

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terrywade commented about San Pablo Auto Movies on Jan 24, 2021 at 8:24 am

Thanks Johnny for the classic ads. Must have been a rough projectionist shift with all the film reels to change every 20 minutes for the Dusk To Dawn Show. I don’t think they had the 35mm platter system then.

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terrywade commented about Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9 on Jan 23, 2021 at 12:13 pm

I wonder If it is closed from C19 or the theatre has closed for good ?Time for Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to take over when It is safe and provide Boise with the things the other cinemas don’t do!

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terrywade commented about Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9 on Jan 23, 2021 at 7:43 am

Thanks Dallas the neon at this cinema looks great! I have a friend that lives nearby in Garden City will try to check it out someday. I guess It is run by UA now?

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terrywade commented about Cinema 1 on Jan 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm

A wonderful mid size Oakland CA cinema that they very seldom ever played a 70mm film. Now torn out for a Kaiser hospital. I remember It was all decked out in red drapes and seats on the inside with waterfall curtains and had a flat big screen. As most theatres in the area were run by Fox West Coast Theatres® or Blumenfeld that had no 70mm projection this new ‘Theatre 70’ gave them some competition. Thanks 50’s for the 35mm trailer still.

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terrywade commented about Loews Lefrak City Triplex on Dec 30, 2020 at 9:51 am

Thanks Dallas must have looked so nice to see the large curved D-150 screen at this cinema.

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terrywade commented about Snack Bar on Dec 17, 2020 at 5:54 pm

Some of the best popcorn at this privately owned theatre by the sea in Capitola CA near Santa Cruz. Audrey the owner must have liked Coke® as she always had the syrup turned way up not like the local UA circuit that had the drinks set almost like just soda water. I think they had real butter for the popcorn also. When you visited Capitola Beach you could smell the fresh popcorn out the lobby door!

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terrywade commented about Audrey on Dec 17, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Thanks Dean Miss Audrey sat in this tiny boxoffice every night for years. Too bad they tore the Capitola Theatre down many years ago. The cinema had some of the worst sticky floors of any theatre in the Santa Cruz CA area. Such a great small movie theatre next to the beach with even a parking lot. Audrey is still probably collecting tickets up in the movie heavens with no fog! At least she poured a good mix soda at the lobby refreshment counter the Coke® was not weak very strong and the rugs showed It.

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terrywade commented about Apollo Theatre on Dec 3, 2020 at 9:04 am

This was the old AMAZON Theatre on Geneva in SF, still up but turned into condos with a drug store on bottom level.

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terrywade commented about Coronet Theatre on Dec 2, 2020 at 9:21 am

Such a nice Todd-AO curved screen at the Coronet Theatre in SF. UA Theatres got money hungry sold the land and tore down this great 70mm showcase just even after they did a new seat and sound remodel. Strange a 49 foot curved screen does not seem to big now but I remember as a kid going to see ‘Oklahoma’ in Todd-AO for the first time with 6 track mag stereo It was something to remember at the long gone Coronet Theatre. They put all the surround speakers up in the roof ceiling not the side walls like most cinemas. Made for a great hidden surround effect. By the time they tore her down the place was full of mold. A sad day how UA Theatres treats their former deluxe roadshow theatres when they need $$$$$$.

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terrywade commented about Castro Theatre on Dec 2, 2020 at 9:08 am

All closed up since March this would have been a good time to do some remodel work like a new stereo speaker system, deco look rugs, new curtains ect and install the long delayed electric/pipe organ but I bet nothing has gone on inside the boarded up plywood of the Castro Theatre in SF.

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terrywade commented about Hangzhou Broadway & IMAX on Nov 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

Great color lights add so much. The only thing missing is some nice waterfall curtains! They needed to hide the surround speakers behind he color panels.

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terrywade commented about Hangzhou Broadway & IMAX on Nov 24, 2020 at 6:42 pm

Great lighting photo Kino. You won’t find any USA cinemas with this class lighting! I wonder If they can change the colors?

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terrywade commented about Mainstreet KC at the Power & Light District on Nov 24, 2020 at 11:29 am

Thanks Kino so nice to see the Cinerama® drapes in Kansa City MO. I wonder If they were the Pepto Bismo Pink drapes or Red with color lights on them?

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terrywade commented about Martin Theatre on Nov 23, 2020 at 4:29 pm

My friend Bill projectionist theatre owner and trailer king told me the company that produced most of these ads was named FILMACK® still run and owned by Bob Mack. A few years ago he was even selling his 16mm & 35mm movie theatre short snipes.

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terrywade commented about Martin Theatre on Nov 22, 2020 at 1:50 pm

I was just thinking these old 35mm candy counter clips only had a all white audience in the ads in the 1940’s 50’s that National Screen Service® or Filmco® made. I wonder if the Negro movie theatres in the USA had a different look in the background and had some people of color in the concession trailers they ran? You would never see also any Chinese or Japanese kids or adults in the background of these animated or photo still moving letters short commercials.

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terrywade commented about Martin Theatre on Nov 22, 2020 at 8:43 am

We love RC COLA®!!! Not to many theatres carried It in the SF Bay Area. Most had Coke®. All the Fox West Coast Theatres carried Pepsi® in the 1960’s. It was trouble when someone came up to the Fox Oakland candy counter and ordered a Coke® then we had to tell them we serve Pepsi® only. The Coke® people sent checkers out to all the Fox West Coast Theatres and did a Coke® buy in the 1960’s and 70’s. The funny thing was all the theatre managers called each other when they new a checker was in the area so we had pre warning they were coming. We had some dishonest Fox managers like MR Jack Mc Dougal at the Fox Oakland as he got a commission on all candy drink sales. When the Pepsi® people came to deliver the syrup tanks each week they always checked the flow rate of syrup on the nozzles. After they left Jack went in with a screw driver and turned the syrup level way down. We had so many people complain they just tasted flavor cola water! We told them to complain to the manger then he had the nerve to tell them he would call Pepsi® but he never did. RC Cola still makes a great can diet RC Cola® and they don’t use the junk Coke® uses as a sugar substitute. It’s very hard to find in the stores as they are filled with the same two brands and their offshoot flavor waters some loaded with sugar. Thanks 50sSnipes for this trailer clip for RC Cola®

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terrywade commented about Biograph Theatre on Nov 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

Thanks Kino I wonder if the projection guys got up to these add on Cinerama® booths by a ladder from the inside or did they enter from the outside wall of the cinema? Always liked the huge box Ampex surround speaker box’s they had on the side walls and in the back of Cinerama® theatres in the 1950’s.

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terrywade commented about Art Theater on Nov 14, 2020 at 6:45 am

Thanks again Kino for this great theatre image. Must look nice in the dark with all the black lights on the wall art. Most cinemas that had glow art don’t bother to replace or re install black lights but the deco glow art still is up on the walls thanks again.

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terrywade commented about Pacific Theater, 1990 on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:19 am

Thanks Scotty for the image. How sad this former large Cinerama® Theatre just sits empty year after year in Hollywood CA. The owners don’t realize all the visiting tourists that would go inside If they ran programs of old Hollywood with stage shows ect.

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terrywade commented about IVAR Theatre; Los Angeles, California. on Nov 10, 2020 at 5:13 pm

Thanks Lou for the Ivar Hollywood Theatre image. I was there when they did a 4 wall and ran the great 3-D StereoVision® film ‘THE BUBBLE’ by Arch Obler. One of the best 3-D effect movies ever with a ladder coming out into the seats. Looks nice on our home theatre Blue Ray 3-D disk as the ladder effect comes out 6 feet into the room!

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terrywade commented about O'Farrell Theatre on Nov 4, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Now closed up and gutted in the inside. Maybe DISCO will come back to this former Burlesque Theatre in San Francisco CA.