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retrorussell commented about Barbur Boulevard Drive-In on Nov 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Thanks for putting this up! My ex-boss for the Oregonian (who just passed away, r.i.p.) used to tell me about this place. I decided to do a little digging and figured it was gone long before I was around. Sure was!

retrorussell commented about Televue Theatre on Nov 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Thanks for posting this! My grandparents used to live off of McLoughlin so I used to hear about the Teleview. Can’t remember if we drove by it or not.

retrorussell commented about Super 99 Drive-In on Nov 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Thanks for putting this up, and thanks Hispeed54 for the complete address! I never went here but certainly knew it existed, we drove by it a few times. I remember it being closed right around 1979, just as DRESSED TO KILL was coming out in theaters.

retrorussell commented about Drive-In Massacre (1976) - Trailer on Oct 16, 2012 at 4:26 am

Boy, did this movie suck. One of the worst endings I have ever seen. I hope audiences back then were pissed.

retrorussell commented about Vancouver Mall 4 on Oct 16, 2012 at 4:19 am

I kind of remember that theater. I visited my mom on weekends in the early to mid-80s and she was across 205 from the mall. We’d go there and I was awe-struck over how big it was. Spent a lot of time at Aladdin’s Castle.

retrorussell commented about Washington Square Cinemas on Oct 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Thanks for posting this! AFAIK this was built shortly after the Washington Square Mall opened. I was only a few years old at the time but I do remember a big gala celebrating its opening with some amusement park rides and vendors and whatnot. I used to get my hair cut at the barber in Progress Plaza when I’d notice all the commotion across the street. There were projector malfunctions numerous times at the cinema. I almost walked out of Goldeneye when they finally fixed it. I walked completely out of Alien 3 and had to negotiate to get my money back.

retrorussell commented about Beaver Theatre on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Yeah, I think it was by where 1st Stop Video was, in the same plaza. By where “Manana’s” used to be (I miss that restaurant; good, cheap food).

retrorussell commented about Beaverton Drive-In on Sep 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Ah.. thanks for putting this up! It’s now the Merlo Garage, where many Tri-Met buses park. The Max from Gresham to Hillsboro has a stop right next to it.

retrorussell commented about Beaver Theatre on Sep 19, 2012 at 4:18 am

Thanks chspringer, on the info.
The Beaverton Drive in was not the Canyon. The Beaverton Drive in was on Merlo Road and 158th. It’s now the Merlo Garage. I’m also looking for info on the Milwaukee-area theater the Teleview or Televue (long defunct), and according to a friend of my dad’s there was a theater on Barbur “many moons ago” (as old people say). Wonder where I can get info on those..

retrorussell commented about Beaver Theatre on Sep 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I wasn’t around when this was open, though with the theater marquee at the bakery I figured it was once a theater.

Why doesn’t this site have anything on the Beaverton Drive-in? It was on Merlo and 158th, where the Tri-Met Merlo Garage is.
Or the Paramount, for that matter. I used to watch Blazer games on the big screen with my buddies.

retrorussell commented about Canyon Drive-In on Sep 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

The Canyon Drive-in was around until at least the early 80s. I remember seeing USED CARS on the marquee.