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« Reply #165 on: June 13, 2014, 06:56:33 PM »
The date was taken from the picture source. 

There must have been a lot of people looking at that marquee and thinking "Who the hell is Sam Raimi?"  :laugh:
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« Reply #166 on: June 13, 2014, 08:14:39 PM »
There must have been a lot of people looking at that marquee and thinking "Who the hell is Sam Raimi?"  :laugh:

You're right.  I have found announcements on the Internetweb for several special showings held at the Prince Charles Cinema - One as late as 2014.

I altered the original post.
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« Reply #167 on: June 13, 2014, 08:33:58 PM »
I've seen enough publicity pictures to think this was a genuine 8X10 photo that has been touched up by the press to make it easier to understand in a smaller newsprint format.

Yeah, somebody drew a gorilla "suit" on the guy.  :laugh:
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« Reply #168 on: June 14, 2014, 08:14:26 PM »
The 1970's:



Willard - Criterion - New York City, New York - 1971.

"Willard Tears 'em Up"  (What looks like an inkblot test is supposed to be a rat facing you.)





Exorcist, The - Paramount - Memphis, Tennessee - 1973.





Operation Thunderbolt  (AKA: Mivtsa Yonaton)   &  Godzilla On Monster Island - Amsterdam - New York City, New York - 1977.

(Another odd pairing.  "Operation Thunderbolt" was an Israeli documentary about the 1976 hostage rescue at Entebbe.  Not to be confused with the 1978 made-for-TV movie.)





I Spit On Your Grave - Studio - Memphis, Tennessee - 1978.

(Did newspapers refuse to carry ads for this title - Or was it a promotional ploy to stir up controversy?  - Reminds me of the 'protestors' in "Matinee".)
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« Reply #169 on: June 14, 2014, 08:23:37 PM »
I love the unique vertical look of this old theatre:



Forbidden Planet - Globe - New York City, New York - 1956.

(This is the same Globe Theatre that is seen premiering "The Uninvited" in 1944 - in an earlier post in this thread.)
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« Reply #170 on: June 14, 2014, 08:31:42 PM »
Not really a monster movie itself, but a movie about a legendary horror actor:


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Man of a Thousand Faces - RKO Palace - New York City, New York - 1957 - 1




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Man of a Thousand Faces - RKO Palace - New York City, New York - 1957 - 2

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« Reply #171 on: June 16, 2014, 05:22:21 AM »

Pretty picture:


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Isle of the Dead  &  Marshall of Laredo - Uptown - San Antonio, Texas - 1945.


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« Reply #172 on: June 16, 2014, 08:39:49 AM »
What an odd double bill ...Karloff & a western.

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« Reply #173 on: June 16, 2014, 10:38:32 AM »
What an odd double bill ...Karloff & a western.

I think this kind of thing happened pretty often.  Some independent producer would made an oddball film, but did not have the money to make two at a time.  That meant it had to be paired with whatever was available.
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« Reply #174 on: June 17, 2014, 11:13:55 PM »

A funny double-bill:



Mars Attacks the World  &  Road To Reno - Steuben - Hornell, New York - 1938.


"Mars Attacks the World" is a re-edited feature length version of the serial "Flash Gordon Goes to Mars".

"Road To Reno" has nothing to do with Crosby & Hope.  It is the story of a former silent film star trying to make it as an opera singer.  The Reno angle must involve her attempts to shed western actor husband Randolph Scott.

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« Reply #176 on: June 19, 2014, 09:28:13 AM »


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Man of a Thousand Faces - RKO Palace - New York City, New York - 1957 - 1




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Man of a Thousand Faces - RKO Palace - New York City, New York - 1957 - 2


Those pictures of Manhattan from 1957 are great!

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« Reply #177 on: June 20, 2014, 03:09:48 PM »


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Astor - New York City, New York - 1955 - 1





20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Astor - New York City, New York - 1955 - 2


James Dean, walking in the rain, with the Astor Theatre in the background in 1955.  The following year his first major movie, "East of Eden", would open in the Astor.  Seven months after that, when "Rebel Without a Cause" premiered in that same theatre, Dean was already dead.



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« Reply #178 on: June 20, 2014, 04:08:24 PM »

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Astor - New York City, New York - 1955 - 1


That's a big-ass poster!!
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« Reply #179 on: July 09, 2014, 05:54:14 PM »




Mountain Top Motel Massacre  &  Initiation - Selwyn - New York City, New York - 1986
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