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SteveHopkins commented about Cinema Theatre on Jan 24, 2009 at 12:21 am

Regarding the mysterious “S” theatre on Western, it could well be the Sunset, located a few doors above Sunset Blvd. In its last years
the Sunset was one of the last venues of the Pussycat chain. If I
recall correctly, it was a purveyor of ‘nudie cuties’ in the 60’s,
well before Pussycat took it over.

SteveHopkins commented about KiMo Theatre on Sep 4, 2006 at 3:49 pm

I was recently in Albuquerque on business, and stumbled upon the Kimo. It is open every day for touring, and the theatre is stunning.
The restoration is near flawless and is a incredible example of the Southwest Pueblo Indian style. The Kimo features murals by the German
artist Karl Von Hassler (who had his studio in the upstairs offices for a time) titled The Seven Cities of Cibola; they’re a spectacular highlight. A visit to the Kimo is must for classic theatre buffs. You will not be disappointed.

SteveHopkins commented about Fox Ritz Theatre on Mar 31, 2006 at 1:32 am

The Ritz was used extensively (almost a supporting character) in John Cassavetes' “Opening Night” for both interior and exterior scenes. The film is worth a look.
My last memory of movie-going at the Ritz is a strong one. It was my 8th or 9th birthday and my mother took me and a gang of friends to
a revival of Disney’s “Cinderella” here. Why such a vivid memory?
We were all in the balcony and I developed a brutally painful earache
during the picture, but I refused to leave even though I was moaning
and groaning through the whole thing, and pretty much ruined the movie for everybody in the auditorium. Ahh Childhood.