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Grand movie palaces of Northern Michigan

Sources:  http://thebaytheatre.com/about-us/ http://www.boynechamber.com/news/details/boyne-theater-restoration-plans-unveiled http://www.frankfortgardentheater.com/the-theater/ https://www.stateandbijou.org/about/statetheatre https://www.stateandbijou.org/about/bijoubythebay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijou_by_the_Bay http://www.idealtheatre.com/index.php/about-us http://voguetheatremanistee.org/history https://www.friendsofthebroadway.org/about-us/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Theatre_(Mount_Pleasant,_Michigan) http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/14104 http://www.centerstage.bz/scheduleticketinfo.html https://squareup.com/store/rialtograyling http://michiganoperahouses.com/maltz-opera-house-alpena-alpena-county/ http://www.waterwinterwonderland.com/movietheaters.aspx?id=814&type=5 https://www.facebook.com/pg/LakeTheatreOscoda/about/?ref=page_internal http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1558 http://www.elkrapidscinema.com/history.html http://www.rogerscitytheater.com/community-theatre/about-the-theater/

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Movie titles on the map

Below is a non-comprehensive list of fairly well-known movie titles that include place name/geographic references. For the sake of brevity and my own sanity, documentaries, shorts, foreign language titles, and/or physical geographic terms were not included. Please feel free to send … Continue reading

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Seven Detroit-area marquees

Below are photographs taken over the past couple of years of seven historic theater marquees from the Metro Detroit area. Enjoy! Alger (seen better days) Berkley (pride of Berkley)  Fillmore (brilliant) Fox (stellar) Main (pride of Royal Oak)  Michigan (an Ann Arbor gem) State (another Ann Arbor … Continue reading

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Review of “Captain Phillips” – “Maybe in America” sums it up

I came out of the movie theater after watching the film Captain Phillips last night literally feeling empty and frustrated. Not that the acting wasn’t terrific and the story compelling, but empty about such a needless tragedy. I also felt the title was … Continue reading

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RUN…don’t walk to see “Gravity!”

No review here other than to say, GO SEE GRAVITY IN 3-D! It is simply outstanding, as is the acting by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Definitely, Gravity is cinematic treasure that breaks amazing new ground in filmmaking. I can … Continue reading

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America’s largest indoor performance halls – UPDATE #7

The following list shows the the largest indoor performance halls in the United States (minimum 2,000 seats and collegiate in italics). It does not include other venues like outdoor amphitheaters, or sports facilities like arenas and stadiums. LDS Conference Center … Continue reading

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Theater marquees of Boston

Here are photos of some fantastic theater marquees in the great city of Boston and one from neighboring Brookline.

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“Screen” gems of California and Oregon

Here are photos of some of the amazing movie theaters seen over the past two weeks while traveling in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Enjoy these screen gems!

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Cool artistic Cali theaters

Here are photos of two historic theaters in located in the Sierra Nevada mountains northeast of Sacramento in the lovely communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City.

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Two “screen gems”

Here are two wonderful movie marquees seen this holiday weekend that have been lovingly cared for over the years. The Capri Drive-in located on US 12 west of Coldwater, Michigan. The Pickwick Theater on West Main Street in downtown Syracuse, … Continue reading

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