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Movies Seen In Theaters From Before You Were Born — Page 6


Possessed said:

Why? You can make an even better list. All you need is a keyboard which you clearly already have. It would make much more sense to be jealous of the contents of the list.

lol, jealousy and envy are two very different animals. But you’re right. I would love to see a print of Charade on the big screen, not to mention the other classics.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock


canofhumdingers said:

Goodness, I’ve seen a lot. Doubtful I can recall all of them but I’ll do my best. Many were during the very fortunate few years when I lived in Minnesota and could visit The Heights theater in Columbia Heights north of Minneapolis. It’s a beautifully restored single screen theater built in 1926 (with chandeliers and a working Wurlitzer organ that they often open shows with) that plays TONS of classic movies, in 35mm if at all possible. I’ve also been fortunate enough to have access to a few Alamo Drafthouses over the years that show lots of classics.

Forbidden Planet (35mm at The Heights)

King Kong (1933) - twice (35mm once at The Heights)

Gojira - twice, DCP

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - at The Heights with a Marylin Monroe impersonator in the lobby for photo ops!

Godzilla vs The Smog Monster (twice, G-fest & Alamo Drafthouse. I think both were 35mm but maybe DCP)

Lawrence of Arabia (DCP Alamo Drafthouse)

Singing in the Rain (DCP Alamo Drafthouse)

Godzilla vs Monster Zero (35mm Alamo Drafthouse)

War of the Gargantuas (35mm Alamo Drafthouse - double feature with Monster Zero above)

The Wizard of Oz (35mm as a kid)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (at least 3 or 4 times. Not sure of all formats but most recent was DCP at Alamo)

Jaws (DCP at Alamo Drafthouse)

Super Inframan (35mm Alamo Drafthouse)

The Sound of Music (35mm The Heights)

Fantasia (assuming 35mm, theatrical reissue when I was a kid)

Pulgasari (vhs projection at Alamo Drafthouse. This movie was made by Kim Jong Il! He kidnapped the director! It’s nuts! Look it up)

The Thin Man (35mm The Heights)

Scarlett Street (35mm The Heights)

Harakiri (35mm at The Trylon, a tiny arthouse theater in Minneapolis)

Batman (1989 - DCP at Alamo Drafthouse - the only one on the list that I actually was alive for its initial release. But my parents deemed it too violent for my six year old self…)

I know I’m forgetting at least a few I saw at The Heights and maybe a couple from the Alamo Drafthouse, but this is the best I could recall off the top of my head. Oh, and if you count them, I guess the OT SE’s theatrical run.


I don’t know HOW I forgot this one, but reading previous posts reminded me:

Creature from the Black Lagoon 35mm 3-D!! It was at some other old theater whose name I forget in Minneapolis the weekend of Halloween!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (DCP, Alamo, week of Thanksgiving one year)
The Last Man on Earth (35mm AFI Silver Theater near D.C.)
The Stranger (35mm AFI Silver)

And I think I saw a DCP of Ghostbusters at Alamo Drafthouse once, but I can’t remember for sure.

Digging through my collection of old horror and sci-fi films while we started planning our Halloween themed viewing, I remembered another for the list:

It Came from Outer Space - 35mm in 3-D at the Trylon micro theater in Minneapolis.


Out of curiosity I just looked up the Trylon and the Heights Theaters again. (I haven’t lived in Minnesota for the better half of a decade)

If anyone lives within reasonable driving distance of Minneapolis, there are some real gems coming up this month…

Three classic Universal Frankenstein films in 35mm at the Trylon:

A couple of classic William Castle horror films in 35mm at the Trylon:

The Heights has a number of Halloween favorites this season too (as well as listings for their Christmas shows). Looks like more DCP’s than film this year (though they still have several 35mm shows). Also, the Found-Footage Festival is great fun. Went to a few of those the years I lived up there and they never disappointed. Always hilarious.


-Godzilla (1954)
-Mothra (1961) (Rifftrax Live)
-Sailor Moon R: The Movie
-Sailor Moon S: The Movie
-Toy Story
-Godzilla (1998) (Rifftrax Live)
-Toy Story 2
-Spirited Away



Was it a Kubrick double feature event?

The only two I’ve seen are The Shining and The Wizard of Oz.

The Person in Question


Separate occasions. 2001 was the 70mm road show last summer. A local art house theater showed a DCP of Lolita a few months ago. Should’ve saved some cash and rented it at home.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.


Wizard of Oz
West Side Story
To Kill a Mockingbird
My Fair Lady
Sound of Music
Planet of the Apes (I saw this without knowing the twist)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Castle in the Sky
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Princess Mononoke