70's and 80's movies in a old-school Theatre

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  1. SamSchmidt

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    So me and my buddy are on the way to the Casino, and we were talking about this old-school Theatre in our hometown that is used as like storage now or something and up for lease.

    We we're thinking, how great would it be to have a throwback movie theatre where you could go watch old-school classics there not the golden age garbage but like, If you heard Predator, Or Die-Hard, Aliens, Animal House, or Willow! was on at a theatre in your town wouldn't you be down to go see it?



    We don't have anything like that in the pac northwest that i can see on Google or heard of. Is something like that possible rights wise? Do you have something like that near you?

    Would you go see your old favorites on the big screen?
     
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    I'd to see some to see some of classic movies
    from 20s to the 90s on the big screen again.
     
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    They already have the golden age ones from like the 20s and 30s. I've just never seen any 80s or 90s in movie theatres. It's weird.
     
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    If you build it all the hipsters will come
     
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    We have two very nice 'repertory'/art-house theaters with a total of 7 screens. They often play cult classics or old school movies. It's fun to go watch them on the big screen. In the last few years I've seen:

    - Top Gun
    - Jaws
    - Casablanca
    - Dr. Strangelove
    - Annie Hall
    - Ferris Bueller's Day off

    Often they'll have a professor of history or film from the U give an intro to the movie which is kind of really cool IMHO.
     
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    The former town I used to live in had a theater like that. It was an older theater, well kept up. They played older films up to the 90s. There would be film festivals also which would attract lesser known actors and actresses but seemed to bring the crowds out to meet them. I never went to the theater, it was on the other side of town, but always looked fun from what I'd read of it in the paper.
     
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    I always thought this was a great idea.

    My local theater would play an older movie every Sunday but they stopped. The manager said they rarely sold tickets.

    But the theater about 30 minutes away still does it. So I guess it just depends.
     
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    I stopped going to theaters when they went to smaller screens. They took a normal theater and split it into 3 theaters. One on each side and one in the balcony. They did it because the theater was seldom full. They could show 3 different movies at once.

    Watching movies at home is so much better.
     
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    We have a theater that does older movies but they occasionally play newer stuff. Usually Oscar bait shit and foreign flicks. It's a single theater with like 4 or 5 employees, so it's usually only 2 or 3 movies a day.
     
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    You could have Kung Fu Friday’s. Bloodsport, enter the dragon, karate kid, etc.
     
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    Years back one of the local movie theatres started showing all the old Universal monster movies like Dracula and Frankenstein. Me and my buddies would get stoned and go watch them. The place was always empty. It was really great seeing all those classics on the big screen.
     
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    In a theater, you can't pause, rewind, and slow-mo to "savor" certain scenes.
     
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    On a trip through Tombstone, I checked out the old theater they showed in the movie.

    A bit underwhelming, tbh.

    Still cool, just felt a bit creepy due to it being sold old and musty.
     
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    Where are you at TS? I remember seeing a little theater like that in Oregon, there was a drive in that played classic movies every weekend too.
     
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    We got an art house theater with multiple screens, beer and pizza. They do a cult/bad film on Mondays and I think another throwback on Thursdays. I saw undefeatable and breaker breaker there...good times. Saw the pilot of twin peaks with a q&a with the log lady. Same with phantasm with a q&a with the tall man. Great theater.
     
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    i would visit. tbh i would fly there to visit
     
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    great idea
    you will lose all you m
    oney to the movie studios
     
  18. SamSchmidt

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    The Hollywood theatre in Portland?

    I'm in McMinnville or
     
  19. SamSchmidt

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    Well that's what I'm wondering. What like the rights are to 80s movies. Is it a percent of earnings or?
     
  20. http://thenewbev.com

    Quentin Tarentino owns a theater out here that's just this plus more classics. It's an amazing experience. They even play cartoons before the previews and all the previews are old school original prints of movie trailers back in the day. If you ever slum down here, check it out.

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