Comments from csymindspring

Showing 2 comments

csymindspring commented about Phillips Plaza Theatre on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Gosh….I’m not feeling the love here! Did either of you ever make it to this theater before they twinned (and ruined) it? This theater was enormous! A huge screen. Great place to see a movie. I remember the comfortable chairs, and the walls that were paneled with dark mahogany wood (they used to tout that in the advertisements.) It really was an upscale theater in it’s day.

csymindspring commented about Cineplex-Odeon/Plitt Regency Twin on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Hi Joe…..I can verify that one for you. I remember this theater since it first opened. First movie I ever saw there was “Bullet” with Steve McQueen.

Yes, it was a single screen theater for the first few years of operation. A CINERAMA theater, in fact. It had the biggest indoor screen I had ever seen, or have seen since. “The Exorcist” was the last film that played there as a single screen theater. When that one closed, they shut the place down for a few weeks and “twinned” the place, dropped the ceiling a few feet, and formed two smaller theaters.