Movie Theater Marquees

(Via Cinema Retro)

The Orange Cinedome, Orange County, California, 1987. Bill Kallay, who took the photo above, tells the story of the Cinedome, which was bulldozed in 1999 to make way for a megaplex.

Hellman Theater

The final marquee at the Hellman Theater, Albany, New York, 1988.

Hellman Theater-2

The Hellman refreshment stand at closing.

Hellman Theater-3

The Hellman prior to demolition. (All Hellman images via Project Movie House.)

The Carolina Theater, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1968. Read the story of the Carolina (and The Winston) at Classic Film and TV Cafe.

3 Responses to “Movie Theater Marquees”


  1. 1 leftylimbo March 29, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    So ironic about the demolition of that Cinedome in Orange. I saw Raiders Of The Lost Ark when it opened at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Sunset, and to this day it remains the most visceral and amazing experience I ever had in a theater. The screen is gigantic, and the sound was incredible. I vividly remember how it sounded when Indy took that German MP40 machine gun and squeezed off some rounds…man I could feel it reverberate in my stomach!

  2. 2 lithicbee January 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    The Cinedome! I saw many a movie there, including the reissued Star Wars in (I believe) 1997. They put apartments in its place, because, you know, never enough of those in Orange County.

  3. 3 2W2N January 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I spent a year in Orange County one day.


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