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Pacific Hastings Theater "will go dark" on August

Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:49 am

Closing the curtain
By Janette Williams, Staff Writer
Article Launched: 08/15/2007 01:00:29 AM PDT

PASADENA - Home to one of the area's last old-style big screens, The Pacific Theatres Hastings 8 movie theater will go dark Aug. 27 and be demolished for retail redevelopment.

In a statement Tuesday, Pacific Theatre officials called it a "common practice in the movie theater industry to close older locations due to declining attendance."


Full story: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6626361

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and that

Postby modfan » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:44 pm

as it mentioned in the article replaced a drive in theater-ya go onto any of the drive in movie websites and you can find some info. about it.

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Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:02 am

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Postby Lynxwiler » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:40 am

Holy cow, you've got one hell of a memory.

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Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:47 pm

BTW, Blade Runner was one of the more impressive presentations I recall experiencing at this theater.

I remember how in crowd scenes I could actually listen to conversations that extras were having. (I'm sorry I didn't take notes afterwards.)

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Postby Dan O. » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:01 pm

That's such sad news. Way back in my teens-early twenties I always tried to see a movie at the Hastings whenever possible just because of the unbelievably giant screen, to me it was one of the most glamous of super-wide screen theaters (back when it still had stained glass anyway and "Hastings Ranch" could still be equated with "posh"). Later remodels took all the character out of it and almost every movie in the big theater was crap, I remember The Island of Dr. Moreau (Frankenheimer's remake), Golden Eye and Terminator 2. We had to sit so close to the screen for Golden Eye that the chase scene with the tank was the most headache-inducing experience I can remember. I would've liked to have actually seen a really good movie there but unfortunately I never did. I always hated driving down there only to realize the movie I wanted to see was at the other Hastings up the street (ahhhgg!!).

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