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This was done back in the 1980’s at the Lakewood Twin in Los Angeles.
After Gene Scott’s church bought the United Artists, the group beautifully renovated this movie palace.
Just one more comment. Mall cinemas has improved a lot since I retired from the business but nothing built today no matter how glamourous can withstand the test of time like the grand old los Angeles movie palaces did.
As a projectionist from the early 70’s to the middle 90’s I had the pleasure to run movies in many of these grand old Los Angeles movie palaces over those mall cinemas. Old movie palaces each had their own characteristic identity. Mall cinemas were all the same undefined places to see a film.
I remember back in 1964 when an adult movie theatre ticket was 90 cents. The following year prices went up to a dollar. This was in Los Angeles where movie tickets cost more than other parts of the country. I checked my inflation calculator and found that what had cost $1 to see a movie should cost $6.25 today.
I haven’t been in Downtown Frisco in more than 20 years but I remembered the nice movie theatres it had back then. So sad that most people in the Bay Area when they go out they go to the malls to see a movie since the parking is plentiful and free.
There is a market for this kind of theatre since there isn’t enough spanish language theatres in southern California. However the announced ticket prices is too high for the average mexican.