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 (twelve years ago) Permalink



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

The previously mentioned Ragtag Cinemacafe...

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

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


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

Oh wow that Loews one is amazing!

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

fuck jersey haters, that thing is glorious.

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

six 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

A first in my memory — local cinemas competing with the same movies. Both the Malco and Cinemark in Tupelo are showing Independence Day, The Purge and The Secret Life of Pets. They've always divvied up the offerings before.

pleas to Nietzsche (WilliamC), Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink


technically, the AMC at Northpark, overpriced chain theater in fancy mall with unbelievably huge gorgeous screens
for character, Inwood Theater, old and cozy and smells like popcorn throughout

skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 12 July 2016 15:32 (one year ago) Permalink

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