August 6, 1989 |
The Caped Crusader is a hit in the movie theaters - and on the streets of the city. All around town, people are spreading their wings and showing the spirit in clothing and accessories.
May 30, 1986 |
The good news, as seen by the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, is that the nation's 700 porno movie theaters could be "virtually non-existent" in four years, according to one expert. The bad news is that an increasing number of viewers will be watching films like "On Golden Blonde,", "The Wizard of Ahs" and "The Cotton Tail Club" at home on videocassettes. The porn commission, in its final report due to be released in July but obtained by the New York Daily News, interviewed John Weston, counsel for the Adult Film Association of America, who complained that "adults only" pornographic theaters are too expensive to operate.
March 27, 1996 |
It is finally time to roll the credits on the movie theater multiplex debate. By unanimous vote, the Township Council last night adopted an ordinance to remove theaters as a permitted-use anywhere in Medford. Before the ordinance change, movie theaters were allowed as a conditional-use in the township's commercial zone along Route 70. The ordinance first came up before council last fall but failed to win passage by the end of the year. As a result, it had to undergo review once again by the Planning Board, which was done earlier this week.
April 16, 1986
Movie pests? How about the movie theaters themselves? Those Eric and Budco closets masquerading as theaters, the crummy prints, the abysmal sound, the comatose ushers, the filthy floors. No wonder there's noise. The owners don't care. Why should the patrons? Yes, I have tried complaining. The manager began yelling and accusing me of trying to rip him off. If just a few more patrons raised a ruckus, perhaps the management would begin taking steps to handle all the problems movie theaters face, including movie pests and poor-quality screenings.
March 19, 2001 |
I live in the center of Center City - 20 blocks west of Old City, 20 blocks east of University City. It's the NOMOTH (No Movie Theaters) district. Yes, I've heard of the Roxy. It's the neighborhood's equivalent of comfort food. The films shown there make you want to go back for more, fill you up, and you give thanks for what you've just received. Yes, I've heard of the Tuttleman at the Franklin Institute. Awesome films - educational, memorable journeys to places and concepts we all should visit and ponder more often.
July 14, 1990 |
Jack H. Greenberg, 98, a pioneering film distributor and former manager and owner of 15 movie theaters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Center City. Mr. Greenberg's theaters included the Harbor Theater in Stone Harbor, N.J., one of the region's most luxurious theaters when it was built in the early 1950s, and the Avalon Theater, which was destroyed by a hurricane about eight years ago. At his advanced age, Mr. Greenberg amazed his friends with his undimmed brilliance.
January 25, 2012 |
Somewhere between Berlin and four Philadelphia-area movie theaters, a grand night of singing was nearly hijacked by a hyperactive camera crew. So if you're prone to motion sickness, take your Dramamine before 3 Superstars in Berlin when it's beamed out to 300 American theaters Thursday and next Wednesday. Not since the heyday of the Three Tenors has there been such a charismatic trio - Anna Netrebko, Erwin Schrott, and Jonas Kaufmann - or one so svelte and stylishly dressed, with unquestionable artistic credibility.
August 6, 2015 |
IF YOU SAW a headline that read, " Gavin Rossdale 's Gay Lover Reveals Secret Phone Call That Sparked The Divorce - Gwen Stefani Heartbroken," you might think the couple's nearly 13-year marriage ended because the Bush frontman was cheating on the No Doubt frontwoman with a dude. That might be a stretch. The radaronline.com story indicates that the "gay lover" Rossdale reached out to was cross-dressing pop singer Marilyn (a/k/a Peter Robinson), to vent about his marital problems.
February 5, 1987 |
The Benner on Castor Avenue. The Merben, the Mayfair and the Holme (later the Pennypack) on Frankford Avenue. The Northeastern and the Liberty on Torresdale Avenue, and the famous Circle with its imported Spanish tiles and huge overhead canopy of twinkling night stars in Frankford. The Lawndale and the Oxford on Rising Sun Avenue. The Forum, the Roosevelt, the Frankford, the Regal. And now, the Crest and the Philmont. What do all of these movie theaters have in common?
September 13, 2004 |
After six years and two fruitless attempts to build a theater and retail project next to Temple University, a third effort is now in the works, this time by a local, rather than national, developer. It is a more modest proposal than the previous concepts, which may be why this latest one actually gets built. The $50 million development by Bart Blatstein, whose Tower Investments put movie theaters in Manayunk and on the Delaware River's waterfront, calls for six movie theaters, 60,000 feet of retail, and housing for 800 Temple students.