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IA commented about Orpheum Theatre on May 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

I am reminded, as Cleopatra is being released today on Blu Ray, that I saw it here in 70mm. Arrived late after drive up from Tucson and was happy to have gotten balcony seats. Too bad Phoenix could not have saved The Fox and The Cine Capri also.

IA commented about Buena Vista Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 3:35 pm

You must mean either Dan Traweek or Tim McClanahan. Yes,
I knew both Ben Osuna and his Father. Also know Fred Zimmerman. Was Chuck Steger Manager when you worked there?

IA commented about Fox Theatre on May 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Gonzalo Martinez Jr.,I knew your father for a lot of years. He was a Union Brother and I was proud to call him my friend.

IA commented about Comments Back Online on May 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

We shall continue to be patient… :)

IA commented about Vista Theater on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Much of The Vista success is owed to Manager Fred McSpadden.
Mr Mac, as he was affectionately known. He was the best.

IA commented about Vista Theater on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

Ennis, You are correct.

IA commented about Cine Capri Theatre on Aug 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Kent Peterson, You last posted here in 2004. As knowledgeable as you seem to be, I’m wondering if you are related to Carl Peterson; once owner of a service and supply business in Salt Lake. When I last heard of him, he was Director of Projection Engineering for Pacific Theaters. I knew him from projectionist days at Catalina in Tucson.

IA commented about Calhoun Drive-In on Jul 17, 2010 at 8:58 am

Mike, Was Calhoun DI owned by Martin any time?
The Wink was a VERY nice theatre.

IA commented about El Dorado Theatre on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm

El Dorado was first theater in Tucson 70mm equipped. First 70mm
film was “Gone With The Wind”.
Manager: Edward Congelli, Assistant: Linda Wallace
Projectionist: Frank Lauerman

IA commented about Buena Vista Theatre on May 31, 2010 at 2:37 pm

The Buena Vista did have 70mm projection capability…at least according to trade reports and projector manufacturer ads. As well, Dolby installation records show a CP100 was installed in the late 1970s.
posted by Michael Coate on May 7, 2010 at 7:49am

I was projectionist at BV and installed projection equipment in BV I
and BV II. No 70mm. Maybe you are thinking of El Dorado around corner and up the street.

BV I and BV II: Simplex XL 35 projectors
Simplex sound
JBL speakers

El Dorado: Century 35/70 projectors
Altec tube amplifiers
Dolby CP 100

IA commented about Cine Capri Theatre on May 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Re: “Star Wars”

Wish I owned 10% of that “Overrated and it Sucks”

What a dumb thing to say.

IA commented about Buena Vista Theatre on May 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Kirk,70mm projectors were never installed in BV.

IA commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm

In DC with my high school senior class in 1953, we saw “Down Among The Sheltering Palms” with Mitzi Gaynor and William Lundigan. Stage show was The Andrews Sisters.

IA commented about Buena Vista Theatre on Mar 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Michael, Are you sure the opening attraction was not “A Man For All

IA commented about Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Oct 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Worked at Strand, Cobb, Bell, Martin DriveIn and Fair Oaks DriveIn.
1954-1955. City Manager was James Zimmerman. Nice booth in Strand.