What is the best movie theater in your Hometown, USA?

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I'm trying to look for photos of the Bijou at Crossroads

It's listed on Cinematour (a site I really like)

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 18 August 2005 02:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

mookieproof (mookieproof), Thursday, 18 August 2005 02:17 (10 years ago) Permalink



s/c (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 18 August 2005 02:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

The Astor Theatre, St Kilda. A lovely and well kept example of classic Art Deco single screen theatre. They show arthouse, re-runs, all kinds of things, 2 shows a night and 2-4 on weekends. They do marathons of things like LOTR and Cremaster.

The sign:

The magnificent entrance lobby:

The theatre itself:

(I hope all these pics work)

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 18 August 2005 02:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

The previously mentioned Ragtag Cinemacafe...

Tape Store (Tape Store), Thursday, 18 August 2005 02:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

I only went to college there, but I worked at and really liked the Fargo Theatre.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 August 2005 02:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

The Uptown Theater in my original hometown of Washington, DC was pretty great:

Hurting (Hurting), Thursday, 18 August 2005 03:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

But the Loews Jersey City, which is currently being restored, is truly majestic:

Hurting (Hurting), Thursday, 18 August 2005 03:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

That Jersey City one reminds me of the one I visited in Syracuse. I think it was the Palace Theatre?

Eric H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 August 2005 03:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh wow that Loews one is amazing!

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 18 August 2005 04:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

fuck jersey haters, that thing is glorious.

s/c (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 18 August 2005 05:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

Tis a sad thing that no one makes buildings like this anymore. Such care and attention to detail and glorious elaboration.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 18 August 2005 06:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

and all that height and open space -- not like a flat, sprawling multiplex where you're vacuum-packed into one of 24 tiny theaters.

s/c (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 18 August 2005 06:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

I hear that! Its why I love the Astor - they had a proper 70mm widescreen installed some years back, amazing the difference it is to see 70mm films in their full glory. I am very fond of going there to see "Withnail and I" - you know the cinema is packed with fans, and people chanting the lines aloud and cackling, lovely sense of community spirit.

The Astor has a resident cat too! Funny when it rubs up against someones legs in the middle of a dramatic/horror moment, heh.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 18 August 2005 06:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

In comparison, as you say, sitting in a tiny cramped low roofed ciniplex with such poor soundproofing you can hear the trams outside and the picture is piss and the "surround sound" is crap. Sad. A pox on you, Cinema Nova! You ruined Donnie Darko.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 18 August 2005 06:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

well, i've gotta mention the loft, it's virtually the only movie theater in tucson i go to!

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Thursday, 18 August 2005 06:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

because you can't in good conscience post about the loft to a thread like this without posting the sign:

s/c (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 18 August 2005 06:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

6 years pass...

Toronto's Cumberland Four is closing after 30 years.

Its programming was kind of half arthouse, half leftfield-mainstream. I saw many great films there, although I'm not really associating it right now with specific titles (the way I can tell you where I first saw Mean Streets, The Deer Hunter, Rushmore, and many others). It was sometimes like a ghost town the past year. One night and friend and I were leaving a late show around 11:00 p.m., and there wasn't a single person on staff to be seen anywhere. We started wondering if we were supposed to lock up.

clemenza, Saturday, 12 May 2012 15:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

i went with a friend to see the third man at a little theater in seattle years ago and the lobby was totally deserted when we got there but there was a sign on the counter that said PLEASE WAIT -- YOUR TICKET SELLER IS ALSO YOUR PROJECTIONIST. i hope that place is still there.

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Saturday, 12 May 2012 16:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

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