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dhroc commented about Loew's - Dayton, OH on Nov 29, 2020 at 4:41 am

TLSLOEWS The Loew’s feature presentation bumper from 1968 can be found on YouTube. Go to the “FT Depot”channel and click “videos” at the top. Scroll down. Sorry I didn’t have luck uploading it. dhroc

dhroc commented about Loew's Pittsford Triplex on May 29, 2019 at 3:31 pm

Thanks for the upload. Great picture. A row of small stores and a restaurant were built along the east wall before the theatre opened in ‘65.

dhroc commented about Empire Drive-In on Aug 6, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Empire is now the the site of AMC Webster 12-plex. Formally Loew’s Webster Multi.

dhroc commented about AMC Webster 12 on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Total re-do. Theatre now has luxury electronic controlled seats and new lobby.

dhroc commented about Newark Showplace 6 on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:21 am

Scheduled for demolition this Spring to make way for a new Rite-Aid drug store.

dhroc commented about Panorama Theatre on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:34 pm

P.s. to last post. It was originally goint to be called the Cinerama Theatre but ended up the Panorama with “Cinerama” logo underneath its sig.

dhroc commented about Panorama Theatre on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm

The Panorama opened on 8/17/66 with Khartoum in 70mm or what was then referred to as single lense Cinerama. Green velvet-like drapery with green rocking chair seats. I don’t know the cap. Theatre was a stand alone in the Panorama Plaza. It was twinned in the 70’s.

dhroc commented about Loew's Pittsford Triplex on Feb 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Have photos of opening preview night and some older stuff from Rochester theatres. Opener for Pittsford was “The Train” on July 16 ‘65. Tony Randall and Allen & Rossi in person. It was released in March-talk about having to wait.

dhroc commented about Loews Towne Theatre on Sep 4, 2011 at 1:34 am

kjb2012 I goofed this up.

dhroc commented about Movies 14 for sale on Sep 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Hardly enough to pay the guy in the booth. Why would anyone open a movie complex? The indusrtry shot itself in the foot when they started opening megaplexes within miles of each other.

dhroc commented about Art-film houses going through rebirth in Fairfield County on Sep 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY did this. I’m conflicted about it. Preserving the theatres and presenting an “alternative” to the plexes is fine but I bet there are tons of other businesses (including theatres) that wish they could pull the same thing.

In some ways it just doesn’t seem right.

dhroc commented about Pequa Theatre auditorium on Aug 28, 2011 at 4:06 am

Not exactly deluxe, is it? Probably still better than the massive-plex down the road.

dhroc commented about Stoneridge Theaters on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:12 am

Correction: This theatre is closed.

dhroc commented about Loew's Rochester Theatre on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:14 am

In the 1930 photo you can see the Unitarian Universalist church in the background. That church is on the same side of Clinton Ave. as Xerox. I’m wondering if it actually was Xerox that is now on the theatre site.

dhroc commented about Central Drive-In on Aug 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Operated by the same outfit as the Empire Drive-In (now AMC 12) on Empire Blvd.

dhroc commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:27 am

The Piccadilly was a Loew’s vaudeville theatre. I don’t know when the Martina gang (did I say that?) took it over but the place was very run down and somewhat unkempt. I saw Omega Man and a couple of others there.

Martina ran a bunch of old downtown theatres and were always in court suing the other chains for unfair booking practices. Thing was, Matina always seemed to get pretty good movies. All the Martinas became pretty run down in the late sixties and early seventies finally closing up in quick succession.

dhroc commented about Austin Cinema I & II on Aug 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Candy? What were they thinking? Well, at least it got them some attention. Too bad Candy was such a crummy movie. But then, how could it miss. Wonder what Ewa Aulin is doing these days.

dhroc commented about Rose City Drive-In on Aug 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I snuck in dozens of times. You could just walk over the hill next to the theatre and sit on the hillside and watch and hear the movies perfectly.

dhroc commented about Theater or TV? on Jul 29, 2011 at 2:32 am

Burger King doesn’t have popcorn and the floors aren’t as sticky.

dhroc commented about Photostream of the Week: Norman Plant on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Really great photos!

dhroc commented about Theater owners too obsessed with home viewing? on Jul 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

How ‘bout better movies and more choices. Dumb ass comedies and special effects are all that’s out there. I suppose that’s what the MTVers are used to…fast paced and brainless.

dhroc commented about Why Banking on Young Males Ain't Workin' on Jul 3, 2011 at 1:25 am

The assembly line multi-screener usually sucks. I’ve been to a couple that were actually pretty nice and pretty empty too. On the other hand one of our local art houses seems to be making it for the long haul. The reason: the owners couldn’t make it work so it became a ‘film society’ partially supported by public government money. “Owners” are on the board and presumably recieve pay. HMMM, not a bad gig. Patrons can even make charitable donations in the theatre. Nope. If you can’t make it, close the doors like any other business would have to do or find someone that can make it work. I find myself pretty conflicted over it… I’m glad it provides an alternative but corp. welfare is wrong.

dhroc commented about Film Vet Offers Advice for Rejuvenating the Industry on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm

You have three choices: a mindless romantic comedy, the latest 3D gimmick movie, or an action flick chock full of computer generated special effects. Most likely a sequel.

You have more than enough generic mega-plexes with with outrageous concession prices and Jennifer Aniston on every other screen. Add the kids in the audience who never learned proper behavior and ten minutes of ads for everything from cars to indigestion medicine and it adds up to a pretty mediocre experience. It’s like an assembly line; get ‘em in, get 'em out.

Movies aren’t about people anymore. There are no interesting or imaginative stories except pehaps at the local art theatre.

Mediocre movies presented in dull often beat looking multi-screen theatres. Whatever made going to the movies special is long gone.

dhroc commented about MoviePass Out: Exhibs Miffed, MoviePass Beta Suspended on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I compare it to CarFax and Angie’s List. A cyber site can hold businesses hostage and force them to participate so the web service can make money.

Failing to sign and be a participating theatre up puts your business at a disadvantage. Theatres would be at Movie Pass' mercy.

Moviepass could lose money for theatres. If theatre chains want something like this they should do it individually. Unethical I think.

dhroc commented about AMC Webster 12 on Jun 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Photos were taken before the Tri-Star Coca Cola take over.