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I enjoyed reading his posts and the knowledge his shared for the benefit of all.
Google ‘rocky horror picture show’, which I think may be the quintessential midnight movie according to many sources.
I cherish the 12am openings for ‘event movies’. The crowd is lively and not disrespectful, because most people who attend those showings REALLY want to see the movie. Two of the my favorites were an X-Men 2 opening and of course Return of the King. The owner of the theater (Mission Valley Cinema (Bill Peebles) – Raleigh) personally came to the front and gave a little speech…it built the excitement. I saw Pirates of the Caribbean 2 opening 12am showing (6 screens) at a big box multiplex and it was wonderful – even for the sheer amount of people who dressed up for the film.
For college campus cinemas (second-run), I think 10 and 11pm showings are the most packed.
Great site, great book! Thanks for your dedication guys!
Hi, have you checked the Theatre guide? /theaters/5340/
Also You could contact Bill Peebles, owner of Ambassador Entertainment ( http://therialto.com/ ) I remember reading a news article saying he attempted to buy the theater before it was destroyed.
The Raleigh City Museum
The planning department historic preservation division may also be excellent resources: http://www.raleighnc.gov/
It was bulldozed to make a parking lot for the First Union Capitol Center.
Congrats! I love reading and looking at pictures from “Ticket to Paradise” and I’m sure “Cinema Treasures” will be even better!
Great work on the site! It is a great resource because I want to own and operate my own “Cinema Treasure” in the future!