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MSC77 commented about Cinema Grossmont on Dec 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play 30 weeks, the third-longest run In the venue’s history. And to commemorate the classic film’s golden anniversary, here’s a new retrospective article which includes some exhibition history (and other) details.

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MSC77 commented about Eric's Rittenhouse Square Theatres on Dec 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play (day-and-date with Eric Wynnewod) for six months. And here’s a new retrospective article which includes some exhibition history (and other) details to commemorate the classic film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about World Theatre on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play a venue record 57 weeks. And here’s a new retrospective article which includes some exhibition history (and other) details to commemorate the classic film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Esquire Theatre on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:57 pm

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play (a venue record?) 52 weeks. And here’s a new retrospective article which includes some exhibition history (and other) details to commemorate the classic film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Carnegie Theatre on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play six months (day-and-date with the Loop). And here’s a new retrospective article which includes some exhibition history (and other) details to commemorate the classic film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Paris Cinema on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play (a venue record?) 30 weeks. And here’s a new retrospective article which includes some exhibition history (and other) details to commemorate the classic film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Angelika 57 on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play for nearly a year. (Anyone know of a film that played here for a longer period of time?) And here’s a retrospective article to commemorate the film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Baronet and Coronet Theatre on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:54 am

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play one week shy of a full year. (Anyone know of a film that played here for a longer period of time?) And here’s a retrospective article to commemorate the film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about 4 Star Theatre on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:52 am

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play one week shy of a full year. (Anyone know of a film that played here for a longer period of time?) And here’s a retrospective article to commemorate the film’s golden anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Boyd Theatre on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” opened here forty years ago today. This venue was among only about three dozen nationwide to play the movie in a 70mm presentation and the run played for nearly six months. For more, please see my retrospective article celebrating the movie’s 40th anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Coronet Theatre on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:43 am

Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” opened here forty years ago today (thanks to a court order that brought an end to venue’s run of “Star Wars”). This venue was among only about three dozen nationwide to play the movie in a 70mm presentation and the run played for a hugely-successful 27 weeks. For more, please see my retrospective article celebrating the movie’s 40th anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about South Coast Plaza III Theatres on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:42 am

Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” opened here forty years ago today. This venue was among only about three dozen nationwide to play the movie in a 70mm presentation, and the engagement here played 42 weeks, the longest on record for this film in the United States. For more, please see my retrospective article celebrating the movie’s 40th anniversary.

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MSC77 commented about Bellevue Cinema 4 on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

Anyone have Bellevue playdates from the 1960s? In particular, did “Camelot” play its North New Jersey roadshow run all the way up to the June ‘68 opening of “Doctor Dolittle” or were there other bookings in between?

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MSC77 commented about Bellevue Cinema 4 on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:38 am

Here is an article about the closing of the Bellevue.

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MSC77 commented about Center Theatre on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:36 am

Does anyone know/recall if “Camelot” had its Atlantic City roadshow run at this venue?

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MSC77 commented about Virginia Theatre on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

Does anyone know/recall if “Camelot” had its Atlantic City roadshow run at this venue?

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MSC77 commented about Eric's Mark I Theatre on Dec 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

nid3: Eric’s Place.

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MSC77 commented about Westgate 5 Theatre on Nov 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Here’s the link to a new podcast which focuses on the Westgate and its long run of the original “Star Wars.”

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MSC77 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 20, 2017 at 8:44 am

For those with an interest in this sort of stuff, here’s the link to my recent retrospective article, Still Watching the Skies: Remembering “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” on its 40th Anniversary, which includes mention of the Ziegfeld run (and a bunch of other info).

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MSC77 commented about Cinerama Hollywood on Nov 18, 2017 at 12:01 am

Forty years ago today, Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” opened here. And for those with an interest in this sort of stuff, here’s the link to a new retrospective article which includes a photo from and a mention of the Dome’s run (plus a mention of hundreds of other cinemas in which it played).

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MSC77 commented about "CE3K," Happy 30th! on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:30 pm

For those with an interest in this sort of stuff, here are links to a new retrospective article for the movie’s 40th anniversary. And another one focused on the movie’s 70mm presentations over the years.

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MSC77 commented about Cinemas V on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:26 pm

^WSL… I’m curious why it took until a second-run of “Grease” for this theater to present a movie in stereo? My understanding is that those Eprad units were compatible with Dolby-encoded prints, and there were several Dolby releases during the timeframe of the theater’s late ‘77 opening through the timeframe of the summer '78 “Grease” release. “Close Encounters” (a Dolby release), for sure, played there during winter 77/78; why wouldn’t it have been presented in stereo?

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MSC77 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm

The world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” was held here forty years ago today.

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MSC77 commented about Crest Cinema Center on Nov 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Is the Crest located in Seattle, or is it actually in Shoreline?

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MSC77 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Oct 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Does anyone have a concise screen-count timeline for this venue? In particular, when did it transition from three to four screens?