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Old 02-20-2020, 08:32 AM   #1801
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This brings back the memories of seeing Phantom Menace there when I was a kid
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:40 AM   #1802
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It makes me feel old when people say they saw "Phantom Menace as a kid". I remember when the Palace was an actual movie theatre and I saw A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back there. I also remember seeing Gremlins at Studio 82 on Heritage Drive right across the street from Bonsai.
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I remember when the Chinook movie theatre was where the food courts are now. The one that showed Raiders of the Lost Ark for 90 straight weeks.
I'm pretty sure Raiders played at the Palace close to 2 years also. My mom watched it with her friend and then she took me a year and a half later to watch it there.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:02 AM   #1804
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It makes me feel old when people say they saw "Phantom Menace as a kid". I remember when the Palace was an actual movie theatre and I saw A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back there. I also remember seeing Gremlins at Studio 82 on Heritage Drive right across the street from Bonsai.
My mom took me there to New Hope (maybe one of the first movies I ever saw in a theater). She says my eyes were wide as saucers the whole time. I went home and pretended I was Luke shooting down enemies from the Falcon. "Great kid. Don't get cocky".
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:29 AM   #1805
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My mom took me there to New Hope (maybe one of the first movies I ever saw in a theater). She says my eyes were wide as saucers the whole time. I went home and pretended I was Luke shooting down enemies from the Falcon. "Great kid. Don't get cocky".
I also remember going to see The Black Stallion at the Palace, pretended to ride a horse all the way back home.
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My mom took me there to New Hope (maybe one of the first movies I ever saw in a theater). She says my eyes were wide as saucers the whole time. I went home and pretended I was Luke shooting down enemies from the Falcon. "Great kid. Don't get cocky".
I saw the entire original trilogy at the Palace. I remember when Empire was new they were showing a double header of Star Wars and Empire, and when Empire started a few people in the theater started yelling in anger because they thought the theater was just showing Star Wars again. They finally shut up when the title crawl started.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:31 PM   #1807
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It makes me feel old when people say they saw "Phantom Menace as a kid". I remember when the Palace was an actual movie theatre and I saw A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back there. I also remember seeing Gremlins at Studio 82 on Heritage Drive right across the street from Bonsai.
I remember seeing a Nightmare On Elm Street at the Palace. Some employees dressed up as Freddie Kruger and would sneak up behind female customers during the movie and scare them by putting the plastic finger knives to their throats and scream "How do you like me now!" Of course the women would scream and the audience would laugh.

As kid my sister and I would go to Studio 82 for Saturday afternoon movies. Also saw the original 2001 A Space Odyssey there.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:42 PM   #1808
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Soooo old.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:24 PM   #1809
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My mom took me there to New Hope (maybe one of the first movies I ever saw in a theater). She says my eyes were wide as saucers the whole time. I went home and pretended I was Luke shooting down enemies from the Falcon. "Great kid. Don't get cocky".
Hell I remember when we didn't even call it New Hope

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Old 02-20-2020, 10:12 PM   #1810
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It makes me feel old when people say they saw "Phantom Menace as a kid". I remember when the Palace was an actual movie theatre and I saw A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back there. I also remember seeing Gremlins at Studio 82 on Heritage Drive right across the street from Bonsai.
Did they have bikini waitresses back then?
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It makes me feel old when people say they saw "Phantom Menace as a kid".
The Phantom Menace came out before I was born.
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The Phantom Menace came out before I was born.
But still has the power to haunt you.
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The Phantom Menace came out before I was born.
It's coming together for me now.
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This is a massive rabbit hole. I knew of the 1924 imagery a whiole back, which was cool enough, but now all of these additional layers? There goes my productivity today.

Things like Baker Park, and the Baker Sanatorium that stood there before. You can see clearly on modern images where the tree lines were, but being able to overlay the old buildings is cool.

Plus seeing what used to be on/near where my house is, my folks' house, my old schools, etc. is so neat.

Mount Royal University / Lincoln Park air base / Currie Barracks is another cool area.

So much to see. I have always enjoyed history and also maps/cartography, so this is so good, yet soooo bad.
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I would love to be able to visit pre-boom and pre-me Calgary in the 1970s. While I genuinely love Calgary in the present day, Calgary of the early to mid-seventies would have been a fascinating place in hindsight. Dusty old frontier town with a lot of its old buildings intact, right on the cusp of the first oil boom.
Lol, "first oil boom". The first boom was in the 1910s, after oil was found in Turner Valley! And the '70s were the boom times, not the '80s; everybody was going bust in the '80s.
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:40 PM   #1818
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I honestly think Saskatoon is the closest thing to 1970s downtown Calgary I have seen. Granted I was born here late 70s, but the vibe is similar.
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