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« Reply #120 on: May 23, 2014, 08:54:59 AM »

I wish I could have seen these two shows:



Uninvited, The - Globe - New York City, New York - 1944.

("The Uninvited"'s" premiere theatre)




Spook Show - (Regular bill: Thrill of Brazil, The  &  So Dark the Night - Orpheum - Los Angeles, California - Oct., 1946.

(The year and month I was born.)
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #121 on: May 23, 2014, 08:59:28 AM »
Those are all great!

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #122 on: May 24, 2014, 09:48:07 PM »
Here is one in full color:


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Birds, The - Plaza - El Paso, Texas - April 20, 1963.
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« Reply #123 on: May 28, 2014, 04:56:17 AM »



2001: a space odyssey - Loew's Capital - New York City, New York - April 3, 1964.

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« Reply #124 on: May 28, 2014, 07:45:18 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey wasn't released until 1968 though.

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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #125 on: May 28, 2014, 05:17:45 PM »

Our North East:



Planet of the Apes - Loew's Capital - New York City, New York - 1968.



Down under:



Planet of the Apes - Regent - Sydney, Australia - 1968.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #126 on: May 28, 2014, 08:57:39 PM »

Star Trek:



Star Trek - Varsity - Athens, Ohio - 1979.


Vs.


Star Wars:



Return of the Jedi - Sam Eric - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1983.


(It's a close call, but I think Star Wars has a slight edge.)

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« Reply #127 on: June 03, 2014, 07:06:01 AM »

(Click on picture for full-sized image.)

Krull  &  Mack and His Pack  /  YOR, the Hunter From the Future - Goldman - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1984.
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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #128 on: June 03, 2014, 09:15:23 AM »
Krull  &  Mack and His Pack

I like looking up the forgotten movies on these marquees. Mack and His Pack??
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« Reply #129 on: June 03, 2014, 09:36:13 AM »
I like looking up the forgotten movies on these marquees. Mack and His Pack??

Yeah - that one sent me looking around the Internet, too.
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« Reply #130 on: June 03, 2014, 06:35:06 PM »
Thank you for these pictures. I studied each one carefully in awe. Great stuff
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« Reply #131 on: June 03, 2014, 06:44:06 PM »
Thank you for these pictures. I studied each one carefully in awe. Great stuff

You're welcome.

There are some more out there, but I am trying to identify what are usually anonymous pictures.  Luckily the same pictures are posted in many places and a lot of pictures are taken of a few of the more popular theaters.  Cross-matching architectural features and looking up movie release dates helps to pin these things down.

Anyhow, that MY excuse for slowing down in my posts.  I'm running out of the easy ones.

I will try to post more as often as I can.
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« Reply #132 on: June 05, 2014, 06:29:59 PM »

The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco:




Black Sabbath  &  Evil Eye - Warfield - San Francisco, California - 1964.

(A late Karloff picture and an Italian thriller, both released in 1963.)





Planet of the Apes & Beneath the Planet of the Apes & Escape From the Planet of the Apes & Conquest of the Planet of the Apes & Battle For the Planet of the Apes - Warfield - San Francisco, California - 1973

(All five "Planet of the Apes" movies in a row!  Oh, my aching butt.)

You will note the changes in the Warfield's marquee over the 9 years spanned by these views.  I think that was due to changes in city laws concerning structures hung out over sidewalks.  After all, 'Frisco is a place known for earthquakes. 

Some of these old marquees are very imposing structures.  It is not unusual to come across pictures of fallen marquees - especially in places where there are heavy snow storms.
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« Reply #133 on: June 05, 2014, 07:01:16 PM »
I'd seen this photo (usually cropped) a number of times before, but it was never identified:



Bride of Frankenstein - Amusu - Balmain, Australia - 1935 - 1.

(Turns out this "coming feature" poster is a 24-sheeter from down under.)


Another angle, showing more of the Amusu Theatre:



Bride of Frankenstein - Amusu - Balmain, Australia - 1935 - 2.

(I always wonder when I see a person like the lone woman in this photo.  Who was she?  Why was she alone?  What would she think if she knew someone was wondering about her so many years later?)



Just the Poster:



Bride of Frankenstein - Amusu - Balmain, Australia - 1935 - 3.

(Note that a star in the original "Frankenstein", John Boles is starring in the currently-showing feature "She Married an Artist".  Even those posters are 6 or 8-sheeters.  Compare them to the size of the doorways.)

The person who took these photos was very interested in the fact that "Bride of Frankenstein" was coming to his town.  And he must not have been alone.  Seriously, when have you ever seen a "coming soon" poster so much bigger than the poster for the feature "now playing"?


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Re: Monstrous Marquees
« Reply #134 on: June 05, 2014, 07:10:28 PM »

Elsewhere in Australia:




Bride of Frankenstein - Plaza - Sydney, Australia - 1935.

(How did the cashier conduct business with the box office wrapped in a cardboard Frankenstein head?)
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