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Ed, Ego and Superego
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« on: July 02, 2014, 04:06:16 PM »
I love these places

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 05:17:06 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 08:06:37 AM »

Here's one in Pretoria: Africa's first and last 'atmospheric theatre'. Sadly in decay now.

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 02:31:22 PM »

The last one in my area was The Granada in Malden, Massachusetts.  I used to go there when I was a kid and then as a teenager.  Here are some movies I saw there in the 1970s and 80s:

* MOTHER'S DAY (1980) and DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) double feature
* CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) and IT CAME FROM  OUTER SPACE (1953) double feature in 3-D!
* MOONRAKER (1979)
* THE ROSE (1979)
* UP IN SMOKE (1978) and THE WARRIORS (1979) double feature

I'm sure there are others that I can't remember at the moment.


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Hey....white women were in season.

« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 03:20:47 PM »


     This was the original exterior; the vertical part of the marquee was gone by the time I came along....

     The auditorium looks like this....

After a refurbishment (and name change) in 1976, the outside looks thus....

     The Lorain Palace Civic Center, on the National Register of Historic Places....big whoop- I'd rather have the old Palace back.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 05:42:20 PM »

Great memories, guys.

Here in Columbus, OH...

Boy...the movies I watched there...

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