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  • <p>Original “Creature from the Black Lagoon” lobby card advertising the 3D effects.
              “Creature from the Black Lagoon” opened at the Needham Cinema on Friday, March 5th, 1954.</p>
  • <p>A 1970’s advertisement for
              “Lucky To Be A Woman!” (1956, Documento Films),
              original title; “What A Woman”,
              starring Sophia Loren.</p>
  • <p>Summertime in Provincetown, 1932.<br>This image is facing East on Commercial Street.</p>
              <p>photo credit to Peter Lincoln Family</p>
  • <p>Rialto Theatre 616 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY</p>
              <h1>Photo courtesy of Lyn Caufield 1955</h1>
              <p>The Rialto was considered the finest and most costly (at one million dollars) theatre in Louisville. It opened in 1921 and was closed in 1968 and demolished in 1969. It had chandeliers of Bohemian crystal, a great marble staircase, walls of Rockwood tiles. It was Louisville’s first grand movie palace, but is now the site of a parking lot - Notes by Chuck Van Bibber</p>
              <p>clzoeller on June 27, 2006 at 3:16 pm</p>
              <p>I was assistant manager of Louisville Rialto Theatre from January 1968 until it closed on July 31, 1968. I was the last person to leave the theatre the night it closed. It was a sad day for Louisville and me.</p>
              <p>Scottoro on October 3, 2006 at 8:41 am</p>
              <p>I met Robert Wise about five years ago when he was giving a lecture at DreamWorks, where I work. I told him I was from Louisville (Mr. Wise perked up because was from Indiana) and that The Sound of Music had played at the Rialto, Louisville’s grandest movie palace, for an entire year, reserved seat. His face lit up and he seemed genuinely surprised and immensely pleased.</p>
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  • <p>“Citizen Kane” Opening, 1941 photo courtesy of Chuck Kuenneth, who was a manager at the Woods in the `70’s.</p>
  • <p>Advertisement for “Dracula” (Universal, 1931)
              at The Pheil Theatre.</p>
  • <p>Amongst the patrons of the fabled Twilight Drive-In Theater
              in La Porte, Indiana, is a roster of monsters of the infamous American International Pictures.
              They include the fiends of such box office delights as
              “It Conquered The World” (1956), “The She-Creature” (1956), <br>
              “I Was A Teenage Werewolf” (1957),  “Invasion Of The Saucer Men” (1957),
              “I Was A Teenage Frankenstein” (1957), “Blood of Dracula” (1957),
              “The Screaming Skull” (1958),  “How To Make A Monster” (1958),
               “War Of The Colossal Beast” (1958), “Earth Vs. The Spider” (1958),
              “Attack Of The Giant Leeches” (1959), and “The Angry Red Planet” (1959).
              This painting was first revealed at the Halloween Art Show at the Tonga Hut
              in North Hollywood, California (October - 2013).
              The alternate title of this piece is
              “Baby-Boomer Breeding-Ground”.</p>
              <p>This original painting was part of the
               “Stage and Screen” Art Show at the
              Carter Sexton Gallery in September 2014</p>
              <p>“Baby-Boomer Breeding-Ground”<br>was featured at The Aquarium of The Pacific’s<br>‘Night Dive’ event<br> on Friday, November 21, 2014,</p>
              <p>From the private collection of Beth Stelter.</p>
  • <p>The Star Theatre was located at<br>286 and 288 Commercial Street<br>in Provincetown, Massachusetts.</p>
              <p>It was an early cinema that was opened by 1914.
              It had closed by 1926.</p>
              <p>The false front on the two-story building at 286-288 Commercial Street looks nothing like its gable-roofed neighbors.That’s because it was built as a theater — the Star Theater —<br>Provincetown’s first movie house.</p>
              <p>The theater was developed by Albert Zerbone (±1872-1959),
              who’d come to New Bedford from the Azores when he was four years old and began his career as an exhibitor in Provincetown by showing movies
              at the Masonic lodge.</p>
              <p>Zerbone’s projectionist was his cousin,
              Antone Joseph Viera.
              The theater was leased beginning in 1918, to Frank Knowles Atkins (±1877-1940),
              proprietor of the town’s second movie house,
              the Pilgrim Theater, at 293 Commercial Street.</p>
              <p>It is of certainty that John Bunny comedies were screened at the Star Theatre, as his popularity was on the rise in 1914, until his death on April 26, 1915, at aged 51.
              “The Pickwick Papers”, and “Bunny Dips Into Society”, are two popular titles from 1913,
              and it likely that they were screened at the
              Star Theatre, before it’s closure (1919?).</p>
              <p>In time, the theater was converted into the Bowlaway,<br>a five-lane bowling alley.</p>
              <p>Today, it is where Ronny Hazel’s infamous
              “Shop Therapy” is located.</p>
  • <p>“Mighty Joe Young” (1998) premiered at Hoyt’s Cinema (after Jerry Lewis Cinemas and before Regal Cinemas)
              on Christmas Day, December 25th, 1998.</p>
  • <p>Alongside of the walkway entrance to the Metro Cinema, was the Metro Café. Pictured here in 1980, Jonathan Morrill is bussing tables. Ten years later he would premier Provincetown’s first feature-length monster movie, “Johnny in Monsterland”, at the same location, as the Euro Café.</p>
  • <p>“Jailbait Summer” entirely filmed in Provincetown, and starring many locals, premiered at the location during the Euro Café years (1992).</p>
  • <p>Motion Picture Director, Jonathan Morrill, has had three features have their New York City premiers at Anthology Fil Archives;
              “Johnny in Monsterland”,
              “The Left Side of My Brain”, and
              “The Brides of Johnny in Monsterland”.</p>
  • <p>“The Brides of Johnny in Monsterland” was part of a double-feature Halloween bill, that premiered Johnny in Monsterland (1990) and it’s sequel, to Manhattanites, for the first time, in October of 1992. In attendance were director Jonathan Morrill, and star, David Bishop. Feminist film-maker, Jeanine Corbet, screened several short subjects that she directed, in-between the features.</p>
  • <p>Newington Drive-In Theatre advertisement in<br>‘The Portsmouth Herald’, from July 29th, 1961.</p>
  • <p>Advertisement for E. M. Loews Civic Theatre,
              which was at the same location,
              for the most part,
              where the Portsmouth Music Hall stands today.</p>
              <p>This advertisement in the evening edition<br>of ‘The Portsmouth Herald’, dated August 31st, 1956.</p>
  • <p>“Skeleton Man”, an original motion picture by
              Jonathan Morrill, began it’s first unit of production
              in September, 1993, under the advisement of
              the Ioka Theater’s proprietor, Jim Blanco.
              This September 30th, 1993 issue of ‘Spotlight’,
              features a promotional cover,
              photographed in the original main theater of the Ioka.</p>
  • <p>Jonathan Morrill’s ‘Lon Chaney After Midnight’ had it’s rough-cut premiere at the Egyptian Theatre,
              during Norwood Cheek’s 2008
              ‘Attack of the 50 foot Reels’, in November of that year.
              The ‘Attack of the 50 foot Reels’ was an annual, one night, super 8mm film festival, where a dozen film makers were assigned to create, with in-camera edits, and reveal to themselves, and the audience, the first time processed and screened results.</p>
              <p>After “Lon Chaney’s initial warm response,
              Morrill tightened up the original production,
              and then lengthened it, with narration added by
              Emmy Award winning actor, Warren Burton.</p>
              <p>“Lon Chaney After Midnight” documents the real and imagined history of the production of the 1927 MGM
              Silent Film, ‘London After Midnight.’
              This Mockumentary Short, utilizes rare stills, reenactments, and multi media references to
              Tod Browning’s, and America’s, first vampire movie. Warren Burton’s narration guides the viewer through
              the intricate puzzle of mystery that surrounds the
              most sought after ‘Lost Film’ of all times.
              Combine all this with heart pounding cutting-edge editing, “Lon Chaney After Midnight” is a five minute black and white spectacle that takes its viewer’s
              on a wondrous and educational journey.</p>
  • <p>Between 1960 through 1962, Jim Morrison recited poetry at Beaux Arts, and was filmed in the garden at Beaux Arts while attending St. Petersburg Jr. College.
              These events were spoken of by the late Tom Reese,
              founder the famous Beaux Arts Coffee House
              in Pinellas Park.</p>
              <p>Here’s more from Britannica on line:
              “…Morrison’s father was a naval officer
              (ultimately an admiral), and the family moved frequently, though it settled down in the Washington, D.C.,
              suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, where Morrison attended high school and was a good but rebellious student.
              He began his college education in 1961 at St. Petersburg Junior College (now St. Petersburg College) in Florida and developed his talents as a performer by reciting poetry at the local Beaux Arts coffeehouse.
              He subsequently transferred to Florida State University and then to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied film.
              There he met Ray Manzarek, who played the organ in the rock group that the two formed in 1965 with guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore.
              They called themselves the Doors, taking their name from Aldous Huxley’s book on mescaline,
              ‘The Doors of Perception’ (1954), which was itself
              titled after a line by William Blake”</p>