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Mark Scaccianoce talks: The Big Lebowski

February 1, 2010

Here’s an audio clip of the interview with Fremont Theater manager Mark Scaccianoce. He talks about the next rewind feature “The Big Lebowski” and a few tips to getting your tickets.
Again, thank you to Mark Scaccianoce for the interview.

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Hollywood Cinema: A blog about movies

January 28, 2010

I want to point out a blog of one of my fellow classmates, who’s writing about movies. That is, everything about movies, from the Golden Globes Awards to movie reviews, to upcoming movie news. She does not write exclusively about cinema in San Luis Obispo, but she recently posted a nice explanation of the Fremont Theater. As she has covered a few grounds I haven’t touched upon yet, for those interested, it will definitely give you some additional information.

Here’s the link: http://currentmovies.wordpress.com/

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The SLO Cinemas in Pictures

January 27, 2010

Hey, here are a few pictures I made into a slideshow with some information. Hope you enjoy!

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The Sunset Drive-in

January 26, 2010

On Monday evening, I went down to the Sunset drive-in theater. As I arrived closer to the theater, I was surprised to hear a big silence, even as the pictures were flickering on the screen. It was different from what I imagined: Some giant speakers with booming sounds in the night.

It was the first time I went to a drive-in theater, so frankly, I didn’t know what to expect.

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The history of San Luis Obispo cinema

January 20, 2010

Who would believe that a small town such as San Luis Obispo actually has more than a century old cinema history? I went to dig into some archives at the county library (something I love to do) and emerged with an extraordinary history that I assume most students at Cal Poly are not aware of. In reality, San Luis Obispo had theatres as early as in 1906, and these theatres have constantly competed to survive.

I apologize for some incomplete information, Some theatres (such as the Madonna Plaza Theatre) just disappeared, and I could not track it’s whereabouts.

Here is a brief timeline of the most important cinematic events in San Luis Obispo: Read the rest of this entry »