Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cinema Treasures A Blast From Tucson's Theater Past

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM

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No matter what your opinion on actually heading out to the movies or the state of the film industry today, there's nothing quite like seeing a movie on a huge, theater screen.

Unfortunately, your choices as to where you can catch a new, first-run flick have dwindled a bit over the years, leaving us with a number of large, corporate-run multiplexes (and the Loft, which is doing everything it can to remain amazing).

Thankfully, there's a site out there that's trying to hold on to those old memories: CinemaTreasures.org, which has photos, comments and maps related to each of the theater houses of the past, from drive-ins to multiplexes to long, long-gone single screen auditoriums.

I'll admit that many of these theaters are from before my time in Tucson, but that doesn't mean I wish I could've been a patron -- after all, there are few things like actually going to a drive-in (of which there are only two, if the quick Google search that led me to drive-ins.com is correct).

Head over to Cinema Treasures to check things out, but be warned, there's a good chance you'll be engaging in a lot of nostalgic thinking.

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