Comments from MSC77

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MSC77 commented about Medallion 5 Theatre on Nov 28, 2021 at 5:08 pm

In what year did the Medallion go from three to five screens?

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MSC77 commented about Manor East 3 on Nov 24, 2021 at 3:59 pm

During what year did Manor East close?

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MSC77 commented about Wilma Theater on Nov 18, 2021 at 1:17 pm

Was the Wilma ever equipped to screen 70mm prints?

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MSC77 commented about Fox Theatre on Nov 15, 2021 at 9:12 pm

When did Portland’s Fox close? What was the last movie to play?

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MSC77 commented about Eastwood Theatre on Nov 13, 2021 at 1:22 pm

During what year did Eastwood close?

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MSC77 commented about Classic Triple Theatre on Nov 12, 2021 at 9:46 pm

What chain operated this during its final years?

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MSC77 commented about Fox Theatre on Nov 12, 2021 at 8:24 pm

Disney’s “Song of the South” had its world premiere here 75 years ago today.

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MSC77 commented about Egyptian Theatre on Oct 26, 2021 at 9:28 pm

Bigjoe59: The Egyptian’s roadshow run of “Hawaii” played 52 weeks (10/12/66-10/9/67).

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MSC77 commented about Happy 30th, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Oct 24, 2021 at 8:17 pm

New 40th anniversary retrospective!

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MSC77 commented about Mann Festival Theater on Oct 23, 2021 at 12:43 pm

When did 70mm projection get installed here? Was 70mm in place from Day One, or was it installed years later?

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MSC77 commented about Egyptian Theatre on Oct 18, 2021 at 2:19 pm

When did 70mm projection get installed here? Was 70mm in place during the 1960s under the Ada name, or was it installed during a later renovation under the Egyptian name?

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MSC77 commented about Seattle Cinerama on Oct 10, 2021 at 9:22 am

Here’s the link to a newly-published 70mm playdate chronology for the Seattle region which, of course, includes numerous mentions of the Cinerama Theater.

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MSC77 commented about Shore Theatre on Oct 6, 2021 at 1:59 pm

m00se1111… It’s unclear to me if you are being genuine or snarky. My query was not a request for tips on how to conduct research (and you’d know this if you were familiar with my hundreds of articles and thousands of internet postings). Anyway, 1962 is the year in question (not 1961). And moreover the NJ State Library does not in fact possess the Atlantic City newspaper for the relevant timeframe.

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MSC77 commented about Center Theatre on Oct 6, 2021 at 1:59 pm

m00se1111… It’s unclear to me if you are being genuine or snarky. My query was not a request for tips on how to conduct research (and you’d know this if you were familiar with my hundreds of articles and thousands of internet postings). Anyway, 1962 is the year in question (not 1961). And moreover the NJ State Library does not in fact possess the Atlantic City newspaper for the relevant timeframe.

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MSC77 commented about Virginia Theatre on Oct 6, 2021 at 1:58 pm

m00se1111… It’s unclear to me if you are being genuine or snarky. My query was not a request for tips on how to conduct research (and you’d know this if you were familiar with my hundreds of articles and thousands of internet postings). Anyway, 1962 is the year in question (not 1961). And moreover the NJ State Library does not in fact possess the Atlantic City newspaper for the relevant timeframe.

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MSC77 commented about Shore Theatre on Oct 1, 2021 at 11:08 pm

Did “West Side Story” have a roadshow run at this venue?

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MSC77 commented about Center Theatre on Oct 1, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Did “West Side Story” have a roadshow run at this venue?

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MSC77 commented about Virginia Theatre on Oct 1, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Did “West Side Story” have a roadshow run at this venue?

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MSC77 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 21, 2021 at 3:04 pm

Cinerama Dome playdates article was recently published.

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MSC77 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jul 2, 2021 at 9:53 am

Fifty years ago today, “Shaft” opened at the DeMille (and day-and-date at 72nd Street Playhouse). A benefit premiere was reportedly held three days prior.

Despite what you may have read elsewhere, New York (and Los Angeles) were not the first markets in which “Shaft” played. For fans of the film and/or those interested in historical playdate details, here’s the link to my latest film history column which includes the film’s first-run bookings chronology and historian Q&A.

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MSC77 commented about Loew's Orpheum Theatre on Mar 11, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Fifty years ago today, George Lucas’s directorial debut, “THX 1138,” opened here (and Loews State 2).

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MSC77 commented about Loew's State Theatre on Mar 11, 2021 at 3:16 pm

Fifty years ago today, George Lucas’s directorial debut, “THX 1138,” opened here (and Loews Cine).

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MSC77 commented about El Capitan Theatre on Mar 11, 2021 at 3:13 pm

Fifty years ago today, George Lucas’s directorial debut, “THX 1138,” opened here (and Loews Cine and State 2 in New York).

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MSC77 commented about Syosset Triplex on Jan 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm

What was the surprise preview screened during the Syosset’s grand opening?

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MSC77 commented about AMC Factoria Cinemas on Jan 6, 2021 at 2:17 pm

In what year did Factoria expand from five to eight screens?