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terrywade commented about Carthay Circle Theatre 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - 1926 on Sep 7, 2023 at 1:34 pm

One of the first Todd-AO curved screens in LA now torn down and lost. Thanks Bill & Greg

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terrywade commented about Bellevue Cinema 4 on Sep 3, 2023 at 4:35 pm

Does anyone know If the New Bellevue had a curved Todd-AO screen? Thanks

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terrywade commented about Downers Grove resident Willis Johnson died on Aug. 16, 2023, at 86. He dedicated his life to the movie theater industry and worked to revitalize historic buildings in communities. Courtesy of Classic Cinemas on Aug 21, 2023 at 4:02 pm

Thanks David for sad news. I knew Willis from the Theatre Historical Society (THS) when It was operating. He saved many cinemas. Hope his family can keep his showmanship dedication going with the circuit they own. Will miss you Willis. Terry

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terrywade commented about United Artists Theatre on Aug 18, 2023 at 9:19 am

The Detroit United Artist Theatre was not the first theatre in Detroit to feature Cinemascope. The larger Fox Theatre had the first Cinemascope film ‘The Robe’ on the big wide scope screen. The United Artist Theatre was the fist cinema in Detroit to have the curved TOOD-AO curved screen and later featured D-150. Sitting empty for many years with no one to save her It will now just be a parking lot for the new apartments going into the theatre office tower. Maybe someone will put in some classic nice photos of the old UA Theatre in the new remodeled apartment lobby. I wonder If anyone has photos of the inside when It had the D-150 curved screen with stage curtains?

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terrywade commented about newspaper ad on Aug 18, 2023 at 2:49 am

No mention about 70mm

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terrywade commented about Vista Theater Hollywood on Aug 16, 2023 at 10:51 am

Thanks Bill soon to open the New Vista Theatre with 35mm film projection. I wonder if they will put in 70mm projectors.

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terrywade commented about Pacific 1-2-3 6433 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - 1957 on Aug 16, 2023 at 10:47 am

Thanks ‘film’ for this great Hollywood Warner Cinerama Theatre photo. I was there to see Cinerama on the giant curved screen. The theatre just sits empty now.

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terrywade commented about Palace Cinema Chatham on Aug 10, 2023 at 8:26 pm

I wonder If they had a curved screen?

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terrywade commented about Century 21 on Aug 6, 2023 at 2:27 pm

Such a great Super Cinerama curved screen with curtains that worked then MR Syufy got rid of the union projectionists/janitors and made the giant screen smaller then the curtains never worked again. Hope they re open the place as It just sits empty. Thanks Bill for the photo.

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terrywade commented about Odeon Manly 43-45 East Esplanade, Sydney, NSW - Col Joye & The Joy Boys live on stage 1958 on Aug 6, 2023 at 2:23 pm

Thanks ‘film’ must have been a great stage show. I wonder If they showed a movie also or was It just the Joyboys live? Looks like they just set up in front of the screen curtain at the Odeon Theatre.

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terrywade commented about Kempener Lichtspiele on Jul 26, 2023 at 12:08 am

Thanks Kino another example how curtains in Europe look so nice with some color lights. You won’t find this in the USA.

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terrywade commented about Presidio Theatre on Jul 26, 2023 at 12:06 am

Nice that the large downstairs screen at SF’s Presido Theatre has a 42 ft screen and they are proud of It. Now this is not such a big screen these days with the many special wide curved screens around the USA like the XD or RPX screens they are way wider and larger. Thanks Steve for the photo. Hope someday the owners can buy some used plastic letters so they don’t have to do all the color changes.

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terrywade commented about August Hall on Jun 16, 2023 at 11:54 pm

Gigi ran in 4 track magnetic stereo sound at the Stage Door Theatre.

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terrywade commented about Castro Theatre on Jun 16, 2023 at 11:00 am

Looks like the old seats are going and the place will be a nightclub soon. Limited movies. The new lease APE gang does not even pop fresh popcorn. They just bring in bulk pre popped popcorn and put in little expensive brown bags and re heat in the old big Castro Theatre popcorn machine and charge big bucks. You think you are getting fresh popcorn this is not the case. The cold drinks are now given to you in cans $$$$.A sad day for movie lovers in SF. The seats are going per new commission ruling this week.

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terrywade commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jun 15, 2023 at 5:57 pm

Great place to see Cinerama and to think the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco is still open but without the huge curved Cinerama screen with curtains. Thanks Trolley for the photo.

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terrywade commented about Century San Francisco Centre 9 on Jun 14, 2023 at 10:27 am

The Century Theatre here is closing Friday June 16 2023. They had the best curved XD screens in the SF Bay Area. Not surprising as they never had a marquee outside to let you know that a large cinema was inside the Westfield Mall. A busy area, now only one movie theatre is left in downtown SF the AMC Metreon Theatre a block away. A sad day for movie lovers in SF. I doubt another movie chain will take over because the area has gone way downhill. Maybe a big gym or school will take over the spot? Goodbye Century SF 9 we will miss you! Save the large XD curved screen and put in the flat screen Drafthouse New Mission Theatre in SF. Move the speakers also CineMark will give them a good deal!

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terrywade commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 13, 2023 at 8:49 pm

How sad this big cinema just sits empty in downtown Watsonville year after year. The old marquee sign taken off no longer with the big front FOX neon sign. You would think someone would come along and turn the former cinema into a night club, comedy club or Spanish entertainment music venue or run some classic movies from time to time. No It just lays empty and closed up. I guess waiting for another big earthquake to come along.

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terrywade commented about CineLux Green Valley Cinema on Jun 13, 2023 at 8:36 pm

The lease has been taken over by CineLux Cinemas. They run theatres in Capitola, Scotts Valley, Los Gatos and in the South Bay San Jose area. A gold mine for movie lovers as It is the only theatre in the city of Watsonville at this time. Lets hope the new owners will up grade the place with Dolby Atmos or a mini Imax screen. Time also to bring the old drive in back.

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terrywade commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 11, 2023 at 1:50 am

I wonder if the United Palace is a non union theatre? The Tony’s knew they were coming here in late 2022 so I don’t think the move from Radio City to the Palace had anything to do with the current writers strike. I bet the stage is not as big as Radio City and no stage lifts. Hope CBS TV shows wide shots of the theatre ect. They will probably cut the stage down in sections for the Tony awards live show.

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terrywade commented about Candy Counter, Bay Theatre on Jun 11, 2023 at 1:40 am

I wonder If anyone saved the art in the lobby when they tore down the theatre? Did It glow under black Light?

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terrywade commented about CineArts at the Empire on Jun 10, 2023 at 1:00 am

Looks like the lobby part is open now for some sort of kid camp.

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terrywade commented about Summer 1956 photo source unknown. on Jun 2, 2023 at 9:35 pm

Thanks Jim for the info. I think VistaVision had a few special projectors installed in some large theatres.

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terrywade commented about Summer 1956 photo source unknown. on Jun 1, 2023 at 3:14 pm

Thanks David I wonder If this was one of the few theatres in the USA to show this film with 55 ml projectors or just a blow up to 35mm CinemaScope® Did the 55 prints have more then 4 ch mag stereo sound?

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terrywade commented about Century 20 Daly City on May 18, 2023 at 3:54 pm

The semi new Imax screen here is not that big. The XD screen next door seems larger and has a better curve to it. They put in the Imax screen when the new Regal Stonestown opened up a few miles away with their 4DX, Screen X and RPX screens. No leg room at the Imax at Century Daly City. They crammed in seats so close in what was a regular size screen. You can’t read the reserved seat numbers on the seats. Good stereo split surround sound with deep base in the Imax auditorium.

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terrywade commented about SIFF Cinema Downtown on May 13, 2023 at 9:11 pm

If they can’t use the Cinerama Theatre name they can change to SUPERAMA It will fit in the neon sign light. Go with a different color not red white and blue. I think the Cinerama Inc people will let them keep the name with a fee.