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THE GATEWAY was our neighborhood theater in Chicago

(where I got scared ----less by "The Exorcist") ;)

 

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 and spent ALOT of time, during intermissions, with my popcorn, staring at the electric 'stars' in the ceiling...

(before it was turned into 'The Copernicus Center)

 

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I take photos of theaters all over the US. The Ann Arbor one is a standout.

 

I wonder if the old Coronet is still standing in Rochester NY. This is where a small group of friends would gather to see Rocky Horror in the early 80's. The owner slashed your ticket with gardening shears and rode a bike (ringing the bell!) in the aisles for the "Eddie" scene. Very fun!

 

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spent ALOT of time, during intermissions, with my popcorn, staring at the electric 'stars' in the ceiling...

 

Looking around a theater, even the smaller "neighborhood" ones is part of the experience. Ornamentation for the public is no longer "structural" or artistic. Everything's built looking like an airport these days.

 

I was just in the palacial Landmark (Loew's) in Syracuse to see West Side Story with a film buddy. As we marveled at the statues, ornamentation and gilding he said, "Amazing to think this almost became a parking lot". It's the last grand theater left on a newly restored Main street in downtown Syracuse. My favorite part of the Landmark is the imaginative light fixtures.

 

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This one WAS torn down in Rochester:

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Interior photos are equally amazing:

 

http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2012/10/never-before-seen-photos-of-rko-palace-theater-part1/

 

This Palace is my neighborhood theater. My parents' first date was a movie at the Palace. I attend the fabulous 35mm Salt City Horror Fest every year! 

 

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A few years ago I saw the original WOLFMAN there. It was summer and the theater is a walkable 5 minutes from my house. I took the shortcut home through the park. I was never so happy to arrive home-the full moon & clouds actually spooked me.

 

Upcoming schedule: http://palaceonjames.com/

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Solo screen, lit up with two features

3 nights of the week (closed Sunday)

open Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Admission: $5 dollars adults: 10&under free.

Iuka Drive-In, Iuka, MS

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