Imperial Theatre

745 Broad Street,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm

If you cruise over to MILLER THEATRE in Augusta you will see grosses much better than the IMPERIAL for the same year and months for the most parts. All this from a Ledger thrown in the Trash at the MILLER when it went dark. Wish i could have saved more out of the dumpster!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Here are some grosses from movies that Played at the IMPERIAL in 1945.
“SENSATIONS OF 1945” made $791.04
“DAYS OF GLORY” takes in $367.79 on Thursday Jan.11 1945.
“SUMMER STORM” makes $1145.92
“THE HAIRY APE” {which sounds like it outta be at the Modjeska} makes $968.79
“WATERLOO BRIDGE” makes $949.53
“ENEMY OF WOMEN” takes in $760.44
and “SHE GETS THE MAN” makes a low $471.75

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm

You guys get it put together as I explained on the NATIONAL HILLS THEATRE site and I will help getting them out to the people I worked with.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Okay, I have several addresses,and i might be wrong,they might not mind driving to your place,so I will get them in the mail to you. I would love to see everyone.

robinmitcham on April 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I talked to Diane about how to get started. We thought it would be a good idea to get together as many names and addresses as we can and send out a letter to see who is interested and hear any ides they might have. The flyer sounds like what we were talking about. Great idea!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Before Robin gets on I want too say i really wanted to make the IMPERIAL party,but I had to work that show,that I had planned to go to the party,but they kept me on the call. I know I missed a great time with the gang,but Robin I will help you with the next one. We will have to plan it where it is in the center of town ,like at the mall area.You and Me both live a good ways from most of our invites. I have an old flyer from a old reunion party we could use,or at least look at.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Ed, I was able to get Robin, A former Assistant at NATIONAL HILLS and the IMPERIAL to get pictures of the theatres. I gave her some pictures of NATIONAL HILLS when it was getting torn down,also pictures of the WEIS DRIVE in,HILLTOP DRIVE IN, DANIEL VILLAGE,COLUMBIA 1and 2,plus movie ads. She has them on or NATIONAL HILLS site on CT.or they might be on COLUMBIA SQUARE CINEMAS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm

ED, I have been meaning to get on the Archives here with the paper and track, down quite a few movies i worked At Columbia 1 and 2,but was also going to go on my sister Theatres here; National Hills and the Imperial and look for certain films> I will try and look for you.

edblank on March 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm

In the first third of 1966, the Imperial brought back two of Columbia’s three 1965 films that were major Oscar contenders (“Ship of Fools” and/or “The Collector” and/or “Cat Ballou”) because they were at that time up for several major Oscars.

Can anyone recall which two of the three were paired and even possibly what week they played?

robinmitcham on March 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm

What’s going on with the Imperial? New logo contest/ Just saw it on WJBF.I didn’t really care for any of the choices :(

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Robin, i am sending you a piece of the screen at NATIONAL HILLS. hope to get it in the mail next week.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

That is fantastic! If you could copy that and mail it to me i will see it gets to the IMPERIAL THEATRE.I know THEY would love that.THAT is GREAT.I hope somehow you make connection with old friends in Atlanta.Heck, you could go all kinds of reunions. Bill sent me pictures he took. I know he had a great time.

robinmitcham on February 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Mike, you have inspired me! When I first saw all the stories you have posted on here It made me think that I used to write little notes about things on my calendars. I wondered if I ever made notes about things that happened at the theatres. Well, I found those calendars tonight and I was shocked!!! I’ve only gotten to where the Imperial closed, but how about this? I wrote down every movie that played while I worked there! How about this from September 20,1981…the night it closed… I sold 240 tickets that night and the last ticket number was 411409.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Robin, we will have another ABC REUNION. Thanks for all the pictures of our theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Robin, Thanks for a great ABC/PLITT THEATRE REUNION 2010. The pictures from our party on the NATIONAL HILLS THEATRE site are Great. We will have another reunion for all of our theatres here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Iwish we would have thought of that.

TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Did a carton of cups get damaged it happens you know?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Our Concessionstand girls did it in their heads or on a sheet of paper. We were 80.00 short one night at Regency.Found out a new hire was pocketing some of the cash.
Don’t ask how we made up the shortage,you probably know.

TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I never remember being over $5.00 short in box office in all my years and if we were ever over it would only be 1 or 2 dollars,we would put that money in the safe in the overage fund and use it it to make up if we were short.I had one old time lady cashier who would check herself out and was always,always even.No problems.I was not concerned about the conncessions that much as we had those managers,but concessions were always short or over everyday,we did not have a register or calculators at the stand they would add in their heads or on a peice of paper,very old school.Of course our tickets were numbers and the machines had counters to match up with.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Unless YOU were short in BOX OFFICE. and you told me several months ago you’d like to get back in it.

TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Yeah we had it made.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm

that is a set-up I wish we would have had ;nothing would piss me off more than after counting thousands of dollars of box office,than go find why we were short 12.00 in concession. the way you guys had it was another manager worried about that. And usually by 10:00 pm i was not wanting to be worried were 10 drink cups were misplaced.

TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

No we had conncession managers to do that,and they did their deposits all I had to do was make their deposits at the bank and call Dallas with their numbers and the our box office.Thats were I met my wife she came to work for Ogden Food Services as our conncessions manager at the LOEWS CRESCENT,I moved her with me to the LOEWS MELROSE when I was made Manager there.They worked for another company but where under the supervison of the LOEWS managers,kind of strange.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Now that is something I never heard of. I know at one time ARA did concessions at our civic center,so i have heard of them. I guess you guys had it pretty easy with check out. Just the Box office and I guess ARA handle the food, Just think,you probably never had to count popcorn and drink cups until you were almost Blind.

TLSLOEWS on February 19, 2010 at 12:31 am

Mike and Robin our “Candy Girls” did not work for LOEWS they worked for ARA services and later Ogden food services LOEWS contracted out the conncessions to another company for some reason,althoght the drink and popcorn cups said LOEWS on them.Some of the girls would also work as cashiers and would be paid by LOEWS.Some would get paid 2 times a week one from LOEWS and their concessions hours were paid by the other company.