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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2014, 02:53:55 PM »
Since reviews mention gog and magog, I figured this was the one not on the poster.


gog and magog are, as you would expect, twins.


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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2014, 03:25:35 PM »



Forbidden Planet & The Last Hunt - Bengie's Drive-In - Middle River, Maryland - 1956




Cat Women of the Moon & Monster From the Ocean Floor - Imperial - Unidentified City - 1954

(Anybody know where this particular Imperial Theater is/was?)
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2014, 08:02:00 PM »

On Broadway, New York City:



The Day the Earth Stood Still - RKO Mayfair - New York City - September, 1951.  - Partially seen at he far right is the RKO Palace. 

(If a "One Sheet" poster is 27 in. x 41 in. and a "Two Sheet" is twice that size, How many a "Sheeter" is this thing?)


AND...




The War of the Worlds - RKO Mayfair - New York City - 1953

(Too bad these photos weren't in color.) 
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2014, 08:26:26 PM »
 
(If a "One Sheet" poster is 27 in. x 41 in. and a "Two Sheet" is twice that size, How many a "Sheeter" is this thing?)
 

You didn't get them from National Screen Service, that's for sure! I don't know where they would get some of these gigantic displays? They were only seen in the biggest cities. Maybe just the very biggest!
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2014, 02:15:18 AM »



Curse of Frankenstein & X the Unknown - Hill - Hillsboro, Oregon - 1957.




On the Beach - Astor - Unidentified City - 1960.

(Wonderful, atmospheric photo!)




House On Haunted Hill - Unknown Theater - Unknown City - 1964.

(With 'EMERGO', the New Electronic Process)




It Came From Outer Space - RKO Hillstreet - Los Angeles, California - 1953

(This is an expanded view of the image on Page 2 of this thread, showing the people in the street.)
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2014, 08:33:41 AM »
 Today, all these films would be shown (without such fanfare) in one twenty mini theaters in the multiplex. Such a shame.

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2014, 11:43:52 AM »
MFS, yer killin' me! I would almost trade my monster collection for a Wayback Machine...ALMOST!
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2014, 03:23:13 PM »

I think like these little Main Street postcards better than the huge displays - More like what I remember:



Haunted Strangler & Fiend without a Face - Loew's - White Plains, New York - 1958.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2014, 03:55:52 PM »
All these old pictures are great.

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2014, 05:13:52 PM »

Another Main Street postcard.  Sci-Fi playing 2nd feature to a western:



A Day of Fury  &  Earth vs. the Flying Saucers - Walden, New York - 1956.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2014, 04:23:18 AM »

The prop on the back of this truck would make a nice companion piece to ToyRanch's "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" heads.



Bride of Frankenstein  &  Princess O'Hara - Orpheum - Omaha, Nebraska - 1935.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2014, 08:43:26 AM »
 Get me a time machine & a ticket to Nebraska, I'm there!!!

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2014, 09:28:48 AM »
Damn! That is one big monster!
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2014, 01:48:37 PM »
Damn! That is one big monster!
Yeah, they went through all that work for a theater in Omaha, Nebraska. Nowadays they just sent out a damn tweet.

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2014, 02:43:49 PM »
The Orpheum  theater is still there, it hosts mostly broadway plays. Phantom of the opera, lion king, wicked, etc... It is quite amazing and beautiful inside, very ornate. It would have been amazing to see Bride in that theater!
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