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ScottyA commented about 4 Star Theatre on Jun 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm

When they installed those 70mm projectors in the 1980s, it was truly a first-class theater. Terrific! It was a shame that because of its location, it couldn’t function as a first-run house. Back then, you either opened in Westwood or Hollywood.

ScottyA commented about Criterion Theatre on Jun 3, 2014 at 6:18 pm

I loved this theater when I was a kid! What a grand auditorium! I spent every Saturday afternoon there, seeing Disney double features. In the early ‘70s, kiddie matinees were 75 cents a ticket! Which left 25 cents to buy candy across the mall, at Woolworths.

I made one end-of-the-road visit, in the late ‘80s. Whew! By then, it was a nasty grindhouse, with men sleeping. It was so beyond hope that they didn’t even have glass in the projection booth window anymore — so you could hear the equipment clanging away. Sad.

ScottyA commented about University Village 3 on Jun 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

A horrible, horrible theater! I lived across the street for four years, attending USC. One visit — and I never went back! Blech! Better to drive to Westwood… or just miss the movie.

ScottyA commented about Palms Theatre on Jun 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Wow. I literally have no memory of the inside or outside of this place. But I do know that in 1975, my sister’s 11th birthday party was there, and we saw a double feature of “Smile” and “Funny Lady”!

ScottyA commented about Bay Twin Theatres on Feb 2, 2014 at 1:32 am

In 1973, my parents took me to see Slither and Ten From Your Show Of Shows. What a weird double feature!

ScottyA commented about Granada Theatre on Feb 2, 2014 at 1:22 am

It was a revival house around 1973-74. I used to go to Marx Brothers double features there. The theater was obsessed with the Marxes and ran every conceivable feature combination. They published a monthly schedule.

ScottyA commented about Cameo Theatre on Oct 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I just uploaded a photo I took in 1984! I worked on a low-budget film that eventually ended up on a quadruple feature, at the Cameo. I was scared to go inside, but the jam-packed marquee cracked me up.