When the Falls Church, "State" Theatre was renovated and reopened for live concerts a few decades ago, I really got a kick out of listening to the live bands and their music from the upper deck.
On the other hand, the old Fairfax Theatre upper deck, was closed, due physical security concerns (Engineers thought it might collapse) , before the place closed down permanently in the 1970's. The upper deck was open for a few decades, in the early existence of the theatre (1947) - 1960?.
These are some of the "flicks" I saw, at the Fairfax Theater (not to be confused with the Fairfax Circle Theater, which came later with Wide Screen technology and "Sensurround", and many seats) , over the many years before it closed. It was, the old theater, converted to a Toyata Dealer and parts supply facility.
The Movie ratings used from 1968 to 1970 were:
Rated G: Suggested for general audiences.
Rated M: Suggested for mature audiences - Parental discretion advised.
Rated R: Restricted – persons under 16 not admitted, unless accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
Rated X: Persons under 16 not admitted.
For some movies, I had cross my fingers to get in past the ticket seller/taker-usher due to the rating. Also, some of these movies were recirculated at the small theaters, long after their initial release.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1954 - Starring - Kirk Douglas, James Mason.
Seven Voyages of Sinbad - 1958 - Starring - Richard Eyer, Kerwin Mathews, Torin Thatcher, Kathryn Grant
Journey to the Center of the Earth - 1959 - Starring - James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl
The Time Machine - 1960 - Starring - Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux
Jack the Giant Killer - 1962 - Starring - Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher
Jason and the Argonauts - 1963 - Starring - Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond
The Great Escape - 1963 - Starring - Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
The Endless Summer - 1965 - Starring - Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears
Von Ryan's Express - 1965 - Starring - Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà
Fahrenheit 451 - 1966 - Starring - Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack
Fantastic Voyage - 1966 - Starring - Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 1966 - Starring - Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
One Million Years B.C. - 1966 - Starring - Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert
The Fearless Vampire Killers - 1967 - Starring - Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass
Bonny and Clyde - 1967 - Starring - Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard
In the Heat of the Night - 1967 - Starring - Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
2001 Space Odyssey - 1968 - Starring - Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Bullitt - 1968 - Starring - Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
Castle Keep - 1969 - Starring - Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumon
True Grit - 1969 - Starring - John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell
The Dunwich Horror - 1970 - Starring - Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley
Catch 22 - 1970 - Starring - Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin
The Beguiled - 1971 - Starring - Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman
Summer of 42 -1971 - Starring - Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser
Harold and Maud - 1971 - Starring - Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles
The Andromeda Strain - 1971 - Starring - James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne
Dirty Harry - 1971 - Starring - Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino (A shout out to you DJAX - Another movie GEM I almost forgot about! it, have it on DVD)
The ?mega Man (1971) - Starring - Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid - 1972 - Starring - Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew
The Poseidon Adventure -1972 - Starring - Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters
Soylent Green - 1973 - Starring - Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young
Papillon - 1973 - Starring - Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory
Well . . . I could go on, but some folks in this forum don't like to see, or care for, "CONTEXT", provided with the images.
Oops, I've edited this post because I forgot to list "Planet of The Apes - 1968", as a movie saw as well. Wife and I were talking, and it came to my memory. Yep.
Last Edit today ... 09/09/2020. Too much effort for no reward . . . I'm sure some folks are happy now.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2020 07:30PM by damien.