I noticed on another thread that The Pantages is still alive!!! "It's A-L-I-V-E!!" This got me thinking about all the movie theaters of the past. Do any of you have fond memories of these great movie palaces? Hey Los Angelinos, You are so lucky to have so many of your historic theatres....The Egyptian, The Hollywood, Grauman's, Million Dollar Theater, Los Angeles Theatre, The Downtown Palace Theatre, El Capitan, Cinerama Dome and of course The Pantages. When my dad graduated from High School in the late 50's, he went on a cross country trip with his friend and his family. I've looked at the pictures from this trip many times,...those taken in LA were the best,...the two standouts were taken in front of "The Brown Derby" and "The Pantages". The box office bomb, "Say One For Me", featuring Bing Crosby, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and Stella Stevens was on the marquee. Didn't know that The Pantages went "Legit". How long has this place been featuring theater productions? I'm from the Big Apple and it is very sad that all the historic movie theatres that onced lined Broadway and the adjacent environs are all gone!!.....The Loew's Capital, Criterion, The Paramount (now a Hard Rock Cafe), Rivoli, RKO Warner, DeMille, The Hollywood (now a church), Astor, Roxy, Strand, Loew's State (now a Virgin Records), etc. In the outer boroughs all the fabulous atmospherics are gone...The Brooklyn Paramount (now a gym for LIU), Loew's Pitkin (now a supermarket), Loew's Valencia (now a Church), Loew's Kings and RKO Keith's (in ruins), .....all but one gem has been recently restored to it's former granduer The Loew's Paradise in the Bronx. Of course the last one standing in Manhatan is Radio City Music Hall. But it's used for movie screenings on rare ocassions. Sad to say that NYC is notorious for destroying it's architectual gems. This week the last operating stable in Manhattan was closed after 115 yrs. The Claremont Riding Academy was the last place where you could take classes or rent horses for a ride in Central Park. Condos will be replacing the Academy. Can you believe it? No one will ever be able to go horseback riding again in Central Park....except for the cops!!