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terrywade commented about Phipps Penthouse Theatre from the Stan Malone Collection on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:27 am

To bad they did not put in a D-150® or Ultra Vision® curved screen when It was a big single theatre. Plitt had these in many of their cinemas. Must have looked so bad when they split the place and put in a small screen way hi up. Thanks Jack for the photos.

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terrywade commented about SONG OF NORWAY opening Christmas Day in Super Panavision 70 on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:23 am

I guess they played in 70mm but no word in the printed ad.

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terrywade commented about SONG OF NORWAY opening Christmas Day in Super Panavision 70 on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:22 am

Not one mention of 70mm? Did they play It in 35mm?

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terrywade commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 26, 2020 at 9:10 am

You can see the the giant Cinerama® screen with curtains in the background.

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terrywade commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 26, 2020 at 8:59 am

Those Cinerama projector vent duct exhaust pipes look so bad. You would think they could have hidden them better?

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terrywade commented about Cine Astor on Jul 25, 2020 at 8:44 pm

Strange this ad has no mention of Todd-AO?

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terrywade commented about June 4, 1943 print ad courtesy Windy City Ballyhoo: Chicago's Moviegoing Past. on Jul 25, 2020 at 8:41 pm

Thanks David. I wonder If there two Sandra Sexton’s? The one I know and talk to now lives in LA CA. She danced at the 500 Club in New Orleans in the 1960’s & early 70’s also at Rose’s club in Toledo the Esquire Theatre and many other places. Sandra told me she was living in Cuba in 1943 and a young girl? I will show her this ad from 1943. The lady in this ad looks something like her with dark hair?

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terrywade commented about Cine Astor on Jul 25, 2020 at 8:32 pm

Thanks Kino, not much of a curve for Todd-AO here.

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terrywade commented about Castro Theatre on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:08 pm

Thanks Steve looks like they had some red/yellow bulbs then. Now they just have white lights and they turn off when a movie is run. The whole light needs three or four color bulb circuits. Red/Orange combo when the feature film is not going and a light jade green or blue on low when a movie is playing. New dim Led’s need to be put in someday. Who knows when the old Castro Theatre SF will be back open. Looks like Feb 2021? Maybe they will take this closed time to put in the new electric/pipe organ and sound system along with new waterfall curtains plus deco rugs?

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terrywade commented about Ben Lomond - Ben Lomond, CA on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:25 am

Nice photo of the banner sign. The theatre was across the street from the Wagon Wheel bar on right side. The cinema building is still up in Ben Lomond CA and used now for local plays and musicals, no more movies. Boulder Creek CA next town over in the Santa Cruz mountains also had a movie theatre called the Dolan & Burl Theatre. A quonset type building that is still around today but used as a pizza place. Boulder Creek also had a drive-in Theatre called the Starview. Too bad It’s not around today as there are no indoor theatres open these days in the Santa Cruz area because of C19.

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terrywade commented about March 1960 print ad courtesy Stan Garelik‎. on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:30 am

Thanks Stan & David for this classic ad. So strange that 20th Century Fox released this fist run in 70mm Todd-AO roadshow but in this ad there is no mention of CinemaScope® the wide screen format it was released in I think when ‘Can-Can’ played in 35mm scope after the Todd-AO engagements. Just Color By Deluxe. I wonder If even some 4 track 35mm stereo sound prints were made for the wide non roadshow runs.

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terrywade commented about Wellfleet Drive-In on Jul 18, 2020 at 9:11 am

Thanks DI 54 nice open outdoor cinema with a great size screen. These open or soon to open old drive-ins are a gold mine now that most indoor theatres are closed.

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terrywade commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jul 18, 2020 at 9:05 am

Thanks Grind for the ad. I do remember a old lady did faint at this cinema and they had a ambulance come on a Sat matinee performance. Some say she was a plant for the theatre who knows?

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terrywade commented about Marcadet Palace on Jul 17, 2020 at 6:25 am

Thanks Ken, this almost looks like It could have been a 70m Todd-AO or Cinerama Theatre with the curved curtains but It has a rather small flat screen in this old classic photo?

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terrywade commented about Joe Bob Briggs Column on Jul 13, 2020 at 9:26 pm

Thanks Scott for this article. So many outdoor movie theatres are gone around the SF Bay Area. Many around the USA are being re opened or built new. The property is way to expensive around San Francisco but with all the cinemas closed now for 5 months you may see some outdoor movie lots coming back in areas a bit out of town on farm land?

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terrywade commented about Advertising for the Kachina from 1963 on Jul 12, 2020 at 9:02 pm

Thanks AP must have been a nice cinema.

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terrywade commented about Upcoming Attractions Flyer on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:51 am

Thanks JG looks like early 1950’s before CinemaScope® Too bad It is still not around so the folks in Napa CA can go out and see a movie these days. Time for some smart wine business to dig up a few grapes and turn the dirt into a large movie drive-in theatre in wine country with a huge curved metal outdoor screen. Serve wine at the refreshment counter!

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terrywade commented about Van-Del Drive-In on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:40 am

Looks like a roll on portable extra wood party screen. No match for the wind!!! Next time hope they use solid metal or steel. Thanks DI 54 for the sad report.

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terrywade commented about Starlite Drive-In on Jul 11, 2020 at 8:32 pm

So nice that this long closed drive in has re opened after all these years. The locals will enjoy It!

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terrywade commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jul 9, 2020 at 7:12 am

Thanks Vin, the great now gone UA Rivoli Theatre in NYC. First curved Todd-AO screen in NYC then came Dimension 150. Did anyone save the neon marquee,the curved curtain track or the Dimension 150 masking motor box. Probably not, It all ended up in the trash I think. No E Bay at that time!

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terrywade commented about CinemaxX Potsdamer Platz on Jul 5, 2020 at 9:14 am

Thanks KINO nice curved screen!!!

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terrywade commented about Landmark Quad Cinema on Jul 2, 2020 at 7:50 am

Thanks Cineast they need to bring this out on Blu Ray 3D. I wonder how the 3D effects were and was it made in stereo sound?

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terrywade commented about 1965 photo courtesy Heather David. on Jun 30, 2020 at 4:52 pm

No mention of 70mm. They had nice huge curved screens with curtains but seems they did not promote 70mm on the marquee. When the owner Ray Syufy passed away and his sons took over the SJ domes screens got smaller and the curtains never got repaired. Now they are all closed and ready to torn out except the fist one Century 21 may be saved.The Syufy family tried to get more money and split many of the single screen domes down the middle for a twin. The worst cinemas in the world, the seats mostly faced the wrong way plus you could hear sound from next door. The Syufy’s got rid of the union projectionists and the candy/manager projection kids ruined so many 70mm film prints in SJ most studios never sent 70mm prints again.

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terrywade commented about Century Cinema on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm

So sad this once great large curved screen 70mm cinema will not open again. When the Blumenfield’s ran It new before Pacifi/Cinerama® took it over they had curtains that worked and the screen was much larger, almost like D-150. When Pacific took over and later Century when they put in video DCP the screen got a little smaller and they never bothered to fix the curtains. Still a nice roadshow type 70mm theatre with good parking and stereo surround sound, was never twinned. Maybe some other smart presentation company will take over the lease and bring some showmanship back to the rich $ Marin area.

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terrywade commented about View from Balcony (March 2019) on Jun 26, 2020 at 7:11 am

Thanks Mike for the image. Looks like they did a great job on the former cinema. This could happen to the Castro Theatre soon in San Francisco CA If movies don’t start playing some time soon!!!!!