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I wen there in the early 60’s with my dad to see Teacher’s Pet(Gable and Doris DAY)
Hey, it was a great place..Its very wierd driving past, and seeing only the marquee…but I agree it’s great they are keeping it.
I remember the swap meets on the weekend, back in the late 60’s and 70’s Many fine items for sale!It was THE swapmeet to go to.
I remember going this one, taking some of my “dates”.
It was a great place to see some flicks..I recal seeing Casino Royale there, Witchfinder General, Georgy Girl, and many others..
The 40’s 50’s and 60’s was a great time to go to drive ins..WIth the mal behavior of the public these days, I don’t think the drive in
is a viable thing…Sadly, nostalgically speaking – they died out, but again, I don’t think I would go to one in these times!
Thru my 50 or so years of attending diffrerent theatres in
California, Ohio and other places, it’s the only crying room Ive ever seen…This being like a recording booth, where you could watch the movie thru a big glass window.
Part of the building survived,,I remember driving by and seeing a gaping open 2nd floor with the studs,etc. and as far as the look resembling the original facade…yes and no… the old marquee is there, but the face of the place looks more modern..
The Covina Theatre was a wonderful place…and in the summer of 1950 a certain JAmes Dean would take the kids from a nearby military academy he was working at to this theatre at the behest of the owner!
The Theatre also had an enclosed talking booth in the back for people who wanted to chat or for crying babies,etc. I thought that was unique.
In the early 70’s the wescove definitely had only 2 screens, and it was quite stylish…then of course when the idea of doing multiple screens came in years later, they ruined it!
It was a wonderful place to see a film back in the day…and they
wallpaper was pop art! nice.
The Capri operated for many years as a single screen then toward the end they tried to do the multiple screen thing…If I recall ..IT wasnt too great…but as a single screen theatre it was wonderful!
Remember seeing the cast of Munster GO Home there promoting the movie way back in 65 or 66…
There is no mention of the “uptown” theatre that once was..it was certainly there for many years, including the first run of Gone With The Wind…I was able to catch it there in the early 60’s on re-run…it was gutted to become a storage area and indoor parking lot in the late 70’s. Originally part of the Custer Hotel complex in Cadiz.
The Cadiz Drive In Theatre was a gas,I remember it, but of course it was only operational during favorable weather(not the snow season)
The name of the place at this time was called The Vine St. Video Centre, and the left side of the building had a small restaurant.
there was another small storefront on the right…
This is Steveorini again…the Troy I was speaking of in the above post that recorded his show at the Filmarte in the 70’s was talk show host Troy Cory, and this would have been somewhere around the mid 70’s.
His show aired on KTLA and also KCOP.There are some clips of him on youtube.
The building was owned by Songwriter Bob Hilliard’s wife in the 70’s..
how long she owned it before that I dont know…yes, the theatre
was used in the 70’s for video production.Barbara Mandrell taped there, as well as this singer named Troy Something or other..)
I drove past there the other day as was saddened to see the new building.Used to go there as a teen to watch the Allen Show.
you mean cars are now zooming thru the old bijou theatre?…oh my!
I remember going there as a kid with my parents…..
and seeing it as it was in transition being torn down…
it made me sad..
well, now I’m embarrased,and intimidated by you Nina- and I’m sorry I posted this….
the address of the rolling hills theatre was 2535 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrence, Ca.
This is printed on a free giveaway photo of Disney’s Robin Hood
I got from the theatre way back when…..