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eengbers commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 22, 2020 at 4:44 am

There is one inaccuracy in the description of the history of this still flourishing theater. During the 1960’s the Fox was still a top notch first run house playing movies like “Planet of the Apes”, “The Birds”, and “True Grit”, etc.. It wasn’t until the awful 1970’s that they resorted to kung-fu movies and so-called “blacksploitation” films. The theater closed after the theater operator, Arthur Enterprises, declared bankruptcy. It was rescued from certain oblivion by Mary Strauss and restored as a Broadway touring and concert venue in the 1980’s. The Fox is a major destination for touring shows and it’s powerful Wurlitzer is still operable. A rare survivor from the Golden Age of movie palaces.

eengbers commented about Regal Georgesville Square Stadium 16 on Jan 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

This looks like a dreary hospital corridor. No wonder there is no reason to go to movies anymore.

eengbers commented about Hi Pointe on Jan 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I used to attend the Hi-Point in the 1960’s when they mainly showed foreign films. I’m glad to see it has been a survivor. I’m especially glad to see that “Les Miserables” is being presented “in color”.

eengbers commented about Regal Westview Stadium 16 and IMAX on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Unfortunately, this shot confirms my belief that new movie theaters are anything but “treasures” anymore.