It's 1958 - Interesting, for a small town, there were 3 active Movie theaters in Manitowoc! The Micado, Capital and the Strand. Most of the first run movies would play at the Capital Theater. If I remember correctly the tickets were sold in front of the theater at a ticket booth which was part of the building. I think most theaters back then were built like that. TheCapital Theater and the Strand were also similarly constructed with tickets sold in front of the Theater.
I Remember buying a ticket at the Capital Theater and walking down a wide hall into the rather large lobby area where you bought popcorn and candy. Now here's where I'm a bit foggy. I'm pretty sure that the Capital had a balcony and the Strand did too. I'm not sure about the Micado. Balconys are a real asset in Movie Theaters. At least that's my opinion. I'm sure you remember . . . when you took your girl to the movies, the movie you chose wasinfluenced more by whether the Theater had a balcony than what was playing. Here's why!
Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.
Was this a good movie??? Well your guess was about as good as mine. You had to go see the movie to find out. And that's what the girls did. I believe this movie was shown first at theCapital. I remember the girls saying "what a wonderful movie" "It's so very romantic" "beautiful music" "Honey would you take me to see South Pacific?" Well no guy in his right mind would be caught dead in that movie theatre. Musicals? Yuck! So the girls teamed up and went to see it in groups. Was it good? Well, sorry to say this guys, but the girls were right. Even today, mention South Pacific and people will start singing "Some Enchanted Evening"!
Sooooo, what's on the list of "Must See Movies" today? Well if you have not seen "Frozen"you are missing the movie of the Century!!! At least that is what your grandkids will tell you. Released around Thanksgiving last year, it's now available on DVD. We recently rented it from Netflix. If you have young grandchildren this would be a movie to watch with them! Your grandkids probably already know all the songs and will be singing along as they play out on the screen. Even if you can't watch it with them, they will be impressed that you saw the movie!!
Frozen Frozen premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on November 19, 2013, and went into general release on November 27. The film is the highest-grossing animated film of all time and the sixth highest-grossing film of all time, having so far grossed $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue, $400 million of which in the United States and Canada. It was met with strongly positive reviews, and some film critics considered it to be the best Disney animated musical since the studio's renaissance era. The film won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go"), the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, five Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature), and two Critics' Choice Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go")
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