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Mark Gulbrandsen
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Mike Blakesley
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Our Roxy (which was a sound theater replacing a silent one) was built just over a year after that came out...

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Leo Enticknap
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That would have been a reasonable claim to make in early 1927, but not in 1929. The conversion was well and truly a done deal by then.

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Mitchell Dvoskin
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I also have my doubts about color films, those harsh blues, reds, and greens are not pleasing to the eye.

Obviously, the Film Spectator knows what the future holds, in the same issue they review Wolf Of Wall Street 84 years before it was released. [Smile]

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Jack Theakston
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I'm a bit unsettled that they left a film like that to be reviewed by the "junior" critic, though! [Big Grin]

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David Buckley
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We showed out first talkie 25th August 1931, "Vagabond Lover" [Smile]

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