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Brad Miller
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Part 2

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Tom Petrov
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Humber 1 and 2 opened

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John Wilson
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quote: Tom Petrov
Humber 1 and 2 opened
What does that mean? [Confused]

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James Westbrook
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Page 1 of the new thread, and we have encountered the twin cinema of the mysteries.

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Manny Montes
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The Miracle 5 in Tallahassee closed August 14th 2011
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/19643

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Mike Rivest
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John Wilson 's post refers to the Humber 2 reopening in Toronto.

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Cameron Glendinning
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I think Tom is excited by downstairs now being reopened, not just the smaller balcony part of the split. Amazing theatre!  -

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Mark Campbell
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Posting to get on this thread...and if I am ever in Toronto...Humber!

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Victor Liorentas
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Wow I feel I will cry now!
This is identical to the Odeon in London Ontario which was demolished in 1988 to make way for a downtown mall which served to only kill the rest of our downtown before failing itself!

This was the theater which made me want to be a projectionist when I watched Jaws over and over in 1975 as 11 year old.The balcony became Odeon 2 but downstairs was intact with 2 sets of curtains and the booth was at the back with big windows pointing straight ahead to the screen.So you could watch the 4000 foot reels spinning and observe perfect changeovers!

Where did this photo come from?

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Sam Graham
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SOURCE: Wichita Eagle

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Mitchell Theatres purchases former Lakeside Theatre in Woodward, Okla.

WICHITA — Mitchell Theatres has purchased another theater, this time in Woodward, Okla.

The ever-busy Brian Mitchell knows it’s a lot.

“I’ve got to get this done here pretty quick because we’ve got corn harvest coming,” he says.

The Mitchell family — which includes Brian Mitchell and his siblings Brent, a lawyer at Martin Pringle, and Kendra Ramsey, who lives in Texas — is a farming family that bought its first theater in Newton five years ago and has been steadily acquiring new theaters ever since.

Last month, the family bought Belton Cinema 8 in Belton, Mo., which made its seventh chain of theaters in the region.

The Woodward acquisition, which includes an expansion, means the family will have 58 screens.

The Woodward City Commission approved an $800,000 incentive package for the theater deal.

The Woodward theater is the former three-screen Lakeside Theatre.

Brian Mitchell says it appears to have been built in stages, with one screen across the lot from two other screens.

“It’s the craziest deal.”

The Mitchells’ plan is to open the single screen by the end of this month.

“Those people have not had movies since last April,” Mitchell says. “We’re going to catch them up on movies. . . . We’re just going to go through the whole big hits of the summer, and they are thrilled.”

The closest theater is about an hour away.

The family will renovate the other two screens and add four more, along with an arcade, party room and lobby.

When that’s complete, most likely by next summer, the single screen will close.

“Heck, we may have a restaurant come in,” Mitchell says of that space. “Who knows.”

The family continues to consider other theaters to purchase as well.

Mitchell says someone asked him what his long-range business plan is.

“I don’t know,” he said. “We’ll tell you after we get done, I guess.”


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Cameron Glendinning
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Victor the photo of the Humber is one of many that comes from here...
web page

They are also repeated on the company website thats linked from the page.

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Victor Liorentas
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Thanks Cameron!

Yeah I found the web page earlier.When the London Ontario version of this theater was torn down the demolition company went bankrupt because it was built to last WW3!
This also happened at the bigger Odeon Carlton in Toronto!
Built like tanks!

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Kurt Zupin
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Not an opening or anything but Harkins Theatres is upgrading all screens to digital stating this past week. All screens will be upgraded by Thanksgiving if not before. The IMAX location will continue to be film.

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Mike Olpin
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RE: Odeon Humber,

Why does that gorgeous magnificent auditorium have an isle that runs down the center line on the screen?

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Victor Liorentas
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The center isle was the one drawback but on the plus side it made getting to a near center seat very easy.

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