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« Reply #135 on: June 05, 2014, 10:56:21 PM »

"FINAL WEEK".



House of Wax - Globe - Stockton-On-Tees, England - 1953.

("3 Dimensions".  If you compare to the size of the people in the street, that's a pretty big poster.)
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« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2014, 12:06:50 AM »
("3 Dimensions".  If you compare to the size of the people in the street, that's a pretty big poster.)


It's not the 24 sheet.

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« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2014, 11:23:55 AM »



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Damien: Omen II - Riverside - Cleveland, Ohio - June 19, 1978.
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« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2014, 11:55:11 AM »



Cobra Woman  &  White Savage - Helena, Montana - May 4, 1950.

("Cobra Woman" was released in 1944 and "White Savage" was released in 1943. On this day in 1950, the Budweiser Clydesdales were being displayed on Main Street.  Not sure why that is, the calendar does not indicate a holiday.)



Here is an interesting postcard photo of the interior of the Antlers Theatre circa 1920:



Something tells me they watched a lot more westerns than horror/sci-fi movies in this town.
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« Reply #139 on: June 06, 2014, 12:44:07 PM »
This is an interesting moment in time:



Tarantula - Rialto - Louisville, Kentucky - December 8, 1955.


Louisville, Kentucky was a big tobacco town in 1955.  Phillip Morris was a huge employer.  They decided to throw a bash for their employees at the very plush Rialto Theatre.  Note the headliners were "The Hank Snow All Star Jamboree featuring The Duke of Paducha".  Also featuring "Elvis Presley with Bill and Scotty and Don".

Elvis Presley would not record "Hound Dog" until July of 1956.  After that, he was a one-named performer who took 2nd bill to no one.


Here is a shot of the live show that night:



On stage are Scotty Moore, Elvis, Bill Black and D.J. (Dominic) Fontana - billed as "Don".

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« Reply #140 on: June 06, 2014, 01:08:56 PM »
On stage are Scotty, Elvis, Bill and Don.

Don't know who "Don" is? That's Scotty Moore on guitar, Bill Black on base and D. J. (Dominic) Fontana on drums. Maybe Fontana went by the name "Don", for a while?
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« Reply #141 on: June 06, 2014, 01:17:06 PM »
Don't know who "Don" is? That's Scotty Moore on guitar, Bill Black on base and D. J. (Dominic) Fontana on drums. Maybe Fontana went by the name "Don", for a while?

Yes.  D.J. was going by the nickname "Don" and that's how he was billed that night.

I think I will go back and put in their full names - for clarity.
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« Reply #142 on: June 06, 2014, 01:19:58 PM »
Yes.  D.J. was going by the nickname "Don" and that's how he was billed that night.

Maybe he didn't want to sound so "Italian"?
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« Reply #143 on: June 06, 2014, 01:23:42 PM »
Maybe he didn't want to sound so "Italian"?

He was playing for a basically country crowd.  Every time he told them his name was "Dom", they probably repeated back "Don"?
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« Reply #144 on: June 06, 2014, 01:36:32 PM »
Last gasp:



American Ninja  &  Teen Wolf - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, Illinois - 1985.


(This was the last [or very close to it] regular bill before the Chicago Theatre went out of the movie business.)
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« Reply #145 on: June 06, 2014, 02:59:42 PM »



Star Wars - Mann's Chinese - Hollywood, California - May 25, 1977 - 1





Star Wars - Mann's Chinese - Hollywood, California - May 25, 1977 - 2
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« Reply #146 on: June 06, 2014, 03:11:03 PM »
Memphis, Tennessee:




Invisible Man Returns, The - Strand - Memphis, Tennessee - 1940.





Masters of the Congo Jungle  &  Terror From the Year 5,000 - Strand - Memphis, Tennessee - 1958.

("Masters of the Congo Jungle" was a B&W French documentary about the Belgian Congo.)





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3:10 To Yuma  &  Incredible Shrinking Man, The - Princess - Memphis, Tennessee - 1957.

(Note the outdoor concession stand.  What'cha suppose that woman is carrying?)

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« Reply #147 on: June 06, 2014, 03:33:22 PM »


This is a good-looking old theatre:


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Return of the Fly  &  Alligator People, The - Palms - West Palm Beach, Florida - 1959.

(I would definitely have wanted to escape the Florida summer heat by spending all afternoon taking in this double feature.)

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« Reply #148 on: June 06, 2014, 04:08:32 PM »

("Masters of the Congo Jungle" was a B&W French documentary about the Belgian Congo.)


Strange DF with "Terror"!
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« Reply #149 on: June 06, 2014, 04:09:46 PM »
(I would definitely have wanted to escape the Florida summer heat by spending all afternoon taking in this double feature.)

Yeah, I'm there! Get the popcorn!
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