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Tales of the Jewel Box film screenings. https://www.seattlestar.net/2019/03/nightly-rendezvous-at-the-jewel-box-with-dennis-nyback/
The Rose Bud Movie Palace opened in 1974 by Chris and Tim Curtis. I took it over in 1979. Things that caused me to close it in 1981 had to do with home video, parking problems caused by the moving into the Kingdome, some personal stuff, and finally the new owners of the building asking for a big rent increase. It amused me to read that Helen Highwater prefered the Ricardo Cortez version of The Maltese Falcon. When I ran that as “the original” which was true, I got a very funny complaint letter from a guy who came to see it and was upset because it wasn’t what he considered the Original, which oddly, the Bogart version, was the third version of the book Warners produced. Finally, it was, in truth, The Rose Bud Movie Palace. It was not named after Citizen Kane.
More about the Lighthouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MdXjGpPjmA
The question is: Was the Granada an atmospheric theatre? The news item on the PSTOS site says it had an “effects machine.” That would imply atmospheric.
There is a long scene inside the Theatre in the 1968 film Wild in the Streets
I worked there for a while. One of the films I projected was Superman. The most interesting theing about the Lake was it had a dumbwaiter from the lobby to the projection booth to transport prints
The Kuchar event at the Lighthouse is available to read.
Do you have a current address for Doug Stewart? I’d like to write him a letter.
There was Rex Theatre on 2nd Ave south of University St.I believe it was next to the Savoy Hotel. The Rex closed when sound came in c1930
Here is as story I wrote about an event at the Green Parrot in 1937 that was told to me by Ash Bridgham. He had entered the Seattle projectionist union in 1927. If I had guess I would say the Green Parrot opened around 1914. http://othercinema.com/otherzine/archives/index.php?issueid=1&article_id=3
I imagine this is about the Pix Theater. It was opened in 1947.
Thank you Colin. This picture brings back memories. It was great working with you at the Neptune.
There might have been a fire, but it was bomb that went off in 1984 that resulted in seats being roped off. The bomb was put there by a group called The Order. They were a white supremacist group. Their idea was that all the cops would go the Embassy for bomb, while they were robbing a Brinks Truck north of there.
I worked at the King as a projectionist in the late 80’s and dprojected Lawrence of Arabia there in 70mm. The best of that was it was Carbon Arc light and not Xenon at the time. It was a beautiful thing to see.
I worked as a projectionist at the Moore Egyptian from late 1975 into 1979. I have written about the Moore. It is in the book From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse. My essay is titled Art and Grind in Seattle.
The Lighthouse Cinema was owned and operated by Dennis Nyback. It was in business for less than one year; closing in the fall of 1996.