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I used to usher there for Mr Mills on the weekends, worked for his wife at the Dayton Mall (3-4). Typically ran more art movies there, seemed much more clean and classy for lack of a better word. Lots of foreign language films, Fellini / “City of Women” stands out. Theater was indeed in the shopping center, next to what is now a Dorothy Lane Market, not across street.
The Art was the place to go to see Rocky Horror in the 80s, seemed very sketchy. Ran porn most of the time, remember “Blazing Zippers” as the flick before we went.
I worked at these theatres for several years, in the 80s, remember them fondly. Was there for the opening of the 5-8 theaters in the back, remember hiding mop buckets as people were walking in (construction and cleanup was going on right til showtime). No pool on roof, although I remember going up there with one of the Chakere’s managers to check the AC when Cinema 1 got hot one nite. Remember Rocky III was a monster, theaters 3 and 4 both ran nonstop for weeks, never not full, Empire Strkes back was an all Summer beast…