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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2014, 11:20:10 PM »
I am re-visiting the first post in this thread:



Frankenstein  &  Dracula - Victory - New York City, New York - 1952 - 2 - Box Office

(I found this un-identified picture and KNEW that I had seen this box office in another picture, somewhere...  So I looked back through my pictures and found it was the Victory in the first post!.  The cashier looks a little anxious at being alone at night.)

And I'm glad you did! She looks cool! I really miss the days when you got a real ticket made from a thin piece of coloured cardboard that came up through a metal slot on the cashier's desk as you paid for your admission.

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« Reply #106 on: May 18, 2014, 08:54:46 PM »
And I'm glad you did! She looks cool! I really miss the days when you got a real ticket made from a thin piece of coloured cardboard that came up through a metal slot on the cashier's desk as you paid for your admission.

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Of course, it wasn't only to add the cashier.  I also uploaded a much larger version of the first picture and an example of the Realart Frankenstein poster.

I like to think of the cashier, peering out into the dark night.  She had no idea that 62 years later, she would be someone of interest to people from all over the world through something called an "Internet". 

I think she looks lovely.  I'm sure she was admired by many of the male customers who bought tickets from her.

I wonder if she is still alive?

 
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #107 on: May 19, 2014, 01:37:49 PM »


Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus, The  &  Manster, The - Capital - Worcester, Massachusetts - 1962.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #108 on: May 19, 2014, 01:45:44 PM »
Nowadays you need that loan shop next to the theater to afford the tickets.

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« Reply #109 on: May 19, 2014, 02:15:37 PM »


Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus, The  &  Manster, The - Capital - Worcester, Massachusetts - 1962.

Cool! Worcester, Massachusetts is Freddie Poe's home town!

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« Reply #110 on: May 20, 2014, 12:02:29 AM »
Hmmmmm. Are you sure that's not Worcester, Massachusetts?

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You're right.  I goofed the state abbreviation!  (I corrected the original post.)

Please MODIFY your last post and change the state name in the quote from me.  That way, we won't have a mis-identified photo left on the Internetweb.

I'm trying very hard to correctly identify pictures for future users.

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #111 on: May 20, 2014, 05:37:54 PM »
Here are a couple triple-features:



Night of the Living Dead  &  Dawn of the Dead  &  Day of the Dead  - Fulton - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania - Oct. 31, 1986.

(This was a fun Halloween night for the kids too old to trick-or-treat!)




Evil Dead & Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness (AKA: Evil Dead III - Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles. California - 1990's.

(I haven't been able to pin down an exact date, but "Army of Darkness" was released in 1992.)
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« Reply #112 on: May 20, 2014, 05:56:33 PM »
All across America in 1932:



White Zombie - Regina - Los Angeles, California - 1932.




White Zombie - Rialto - Allentown, Pennsylvania - 1932.




White Zombie - Rivoli - New York City, New York - 1932.

(Are those live actors or life-sized dummies above the name of the theatre?)


Today, "White Zombie" is considered one of Bela Lugosi's more interesting minor films.  But in 1932, Lugosi was fresh from his 1931 sensation, "Dracula".  Consequently, the campaign for "White Zombie" went all out from coast to coast.  I wish we had photos of marquees from more of the theatres showing this film in 1932.
 
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« Reply #113 on: May 20, 2014, 08:16:12 PM »
Those WZ displays are great!  :)
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« Reply #114 on: May 20, 2014, 08:28:38 PM »

Notice in the last two WZ pictures that the central signs have outsized "T"'s in the title?

I wonder why?  I don't recall that in any of the posters.  I don't see it repeated in all the other iterations of the name.

Strange.
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« Reply #115 on: May 21, 2014, 07:01:13 PM »

This one is interesting:



Trick 'r Treat  &  Creepshow - Beverly Cinema - Los Angeles, California - Oct., 2009.
 

(The Beverly Theatre is a small, older theatre that might be called an "art house".  It shows older movies.  This picture was a surprise.  I was not aware that "Trick 'r Treat" had been shown in any public venues.  As far as I knew, "Trick 'r Treat" went straight to video.
 
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« Reply #116 on: May 23, 2014, 08:02:57 AM »

Three little neighborhood theatres:



Murder In the Music Hall  &  House of Dracula - Fox Alcazar - Bell, California - 1945.




Eye For an Eye, An & Howling, The - Dilworth - Charlotte, North Carolina - 1981.




Bride of Frankenstein - Alex - Glendale, California - Oct., 2005 - (Plus Spook Show)


(The only one of the theatres above that is still standing is the Alex.  It is so sad to see all the small, independently-owned theatres going dark.  So many fond reflections for so many of us older patrons - and when we are gone, even the memories will have winked out.)
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« Reply #117 on: May 23, 2014, 08:15:23 AM »

Here are two early posts that I have now identified:



Brides of Dracula, The  &  Leech Woman, The - Towne - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 1960.




Mummy, The  &  Curse of the Undead - Paramount - Syracuse, New York - 1959.

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« Reply #118 on: May 23, 2014, 08:21:50 AM »

This theatre looks like it's open only part-time:


(Click on picture to view full-sized image.)

Dr. Scream's Spook Show  &  Esmeralda  &  Faust - Riviera - Three Rivers, Michigan - Oct., 2011 - (Saturday Spook Show, Sunday Esmeralda, Tuesday Faust)
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« Reply #119 on: May 23, 2014, 08:39:17 AM »

This one is billed as "All Horror":



Rasputin the Mad Monk  &  Reptile, The - Fox - Detroit, Michigan - 1966.

(The gentleman in the foreground was unidentified.  I suspect he is the manager of the theatre.  You might want to look up images of the Fox Theater in Detroit.  It was a true "movie palace" - an amazing place.)
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