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Richard A Stegman Jr
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 - posted October 04, 2006 06:57 PM      Profile for Richard A Stegman Jr   Email Richard A Stegman Jr         Edit/Delete Post 
And it sounds like,from the article,that all R-rated movies will be night shows,if at all. Unless they have lessons to teach,or whatever.

But many lessons are there to be taught in "Passion of the Christ" or "Troy"?

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Christopher Crouch
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 - posted October 26, 2006 03:02 PM      Profile for Christopher Crouch   Email Christopher Crouch         Edit/Delete Post 
The theatre has reopened. Their initial lineup (10/25) is Barnyard, Superman Returns, Devil Wears Prada, Monster House, Talladega Nights, Click, and Cars. Comparable to what is running at most subruns right now; maybe, a bit behind (especially Cars and Click), but that's to be expected for a newly opened venue.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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 - posted October 27, 2006 06:52 AM      Profile for Richard A Stegman Jr   Email Richard A Stegman Jr         Edit/Delete Post 
"Click" and "Monster House" are both out on DVD. "Cars" follows next month so,yeah,they are behind.

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Christopher Crouch
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 - posted December 26, 2006 07:12 PM      Profile for Christopher Crouch   Email Christopher Crouch         Edit/Delete Post 
Driving by the Mainplace mall today, I noticed the large, freeway side, theatre signage had been removed. I know the theatre is still open, so I'm wondering if they are replacing the sign with that of another major tenant (JC Penny is opening a location in the mall this year)or if it's just part of their exterior remodeling.

The original sign, reading "AMC 6 Theatres" was located where the Nordstroms signage now hangs. After AMC left, the "AMC" was removed and the "6 Theatres" remained for a number of years (the outline of "AMC" still clearly visible). A couple years ago, they moved the "6 Theatres" signage over to the south side of the building face, but there appeared to be problems with this, as the sign regularly featured bured out letters after the move.

If the signage is gone for good, that leaves the theatre with only a letterboard marquee, hidden behind the parking structure (one of the least traveled areas of the property and obstructed from freeway viewing).

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Eric Gieszl
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They replaced the "6 Theatres" sign with "Picture Show" using he Picture Show script typeface that is their logo.

The theatre looks nice being freshly painted, but I haven't seen a movie there yet.

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Christopher Crouch
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 - posted February 15, 2007 03:22 AM      Profile for Christopher Crouch   Email Christopher Crouch         Edit/Delete Post 
I stopped by the theatre and spoke with management. They've done a nice job of cleaning the place up after Blood's disasterous stay. About the only remnant from the Captain's time there is a bizarre paint job in the old AMC district office (a black paint that glows in the dark).

From what I understand, attendance has been extremely weak, but growing steadily. Unfortunately, I didn't walk away with the feeling that they had the right people in place for bringing this theatre fully back to life.

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Chris Utley
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 - posted February 15, 2007 07:13 PM      Profile for Chris Utley   Author's Homepage   Email Chris Utley         Edit/Delete Post 
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From what I understand, attendance has been extremely weak, but growing steadily.
Could that be because, at least on the Saturday I strolled by the place (not to see a movie but to grab something from the food court) there was no one in the ticket booth to actually sell folks tickets? Yep. Empty ticket booth...not a good thing.

I saw a crowd of people looking at showtimes and the ticket booth was empty on a Saturday afternoon. I barely noticed at the top of the stairs a faint looking sign notifying folks to buy their tickets at the concession stand(!!!).

I gotta agree with you, Chris. Not the smartest way to kick off a new venture!

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Eric Gieszl
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I just saw Casino Royale there last Saturday. The box office downstairs was staffed. There were about 60 people attending the afternoon (4:00 pm) show.

Overall, I was really impressed with the theatre. They really cleaned up the place. When I last visited during Captain era the place had gone downhill and was filthy.

I saw Casino Royale in one of the two large houses (#1 if I remember correctly). For a second run house they had a good presentation. I was surprised to see the original surround speakers and the four newer EAW surrounds (1995 install) still up.

My only complaint was the 22 minutes of trailers that included a double feature of the Rocky Balboa trailer. Why can't we go back to just three trailers? They show so many now I can't remember any of them.

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Chris Utley
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Went here on St. Patty's Day to see "Happy Feet". It was my first visit to a discount theatre in at least 5-6 years. I was definitely impressed with the place - most notably the sound system. I was very surprised to hear digital sound at a second run joint.

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Christopher Crouch
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 - posted March 19, 2007 03:34 AM      Profile for Christopher Crouch   Email Christopher Crouch         Edit/Delete Post 
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was very surprised to hear digital sound at a second run joint
Believe it or not, that has become relatively standard for discount theatres. At the very least, most discount houses now have digital sound in their big auditoriums (some have it in all auditoriums). The chain I work for is even planning on transitioning their discount theatres to digital projection within the next few years. That's not to say there aren't some stereotypical discount theatres out there, but, in general, the discount industry has come a long way from what it was once known for.

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