Sidebar: This was written in connection to the recent closure of Frederick’s second-run Holiday Cinemas twinplex, according to the April 10 edition of the Frederick News-Post. Long before the Loudin organization (MDL Entertainment) managed and owned the Holiday, the theater originally opened as a first-run theater complex on Oct. 23, 1969, according to CinemaTreasures.
Looking back at a vintage pre-grand opening advertisement from the Oct. 22, 1969* edition of The News (News-Post) for the pre-twinplex Holiday Cinema (in Frederick, Maryland) with their opening night (Oct. 23, 1969) screening of the 1968 William Wyler–Ray Stark–Columbia musical biopic of Fanny Brice with Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif, “Funny Girl;” there was also a new innovation that was mentioned in the advertisement.
According to the ad for the Holiday’s then-upcoming grand opening event, management boasted that the theater had the “first Western Maryland installation of the ‘Rocker-Lounger,’ an over-sized, permanently-mounted rocking chair!”
Sept. 27, 2015 (Ed. note from the writer): “Silver Screen Reflections” was originally launched as a blog for my online journalism class at Hood College. Since then, I have had many interesting and fun experiences related to the world of classic (and cult) cinema, revival screenings of classic motion pictures, Svengoolie, Turner Classic Movies Shout! Factory/Shout! Factory TV, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Mads and RiffTrax (just to name a few).
Around the same time that “Silver Screen Reflections” went into operation, I officially joined Twitter. Over the years, I have made many wonderful friends of the matinee with fellow Svengoolie SvenPals, MST3K MSTies. Turner Classic Movies/TCM Party fans and classic film aficionados throughout the nation!
“But wait, there’s more!”
There will be more in store on “Silver Screen Reflections,” including my weekly Tue. post on Sven’s upcoming Sat. horror/sci-fi film selection on Me-TV, an upcoming RiffTrax presentation in late October and MST3K alums Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff’s live Nov. appearance at the Weinberg Center For the Arts (“The Mads are Back”)!
Most important of all, I would like to thank all my fellow SvenPals, MSTie pals, Hood College alums and classic film enthusiasts throughout the nation for enjoying, commentating and sharing my blog posts! Highly appreciated!
Be on the lookout for more fun and exciting posts related to Sven’s horror showcase, MST3K, RiffTrax, The Mads, revival screenings, TCM and subjects related to classic/cult cinema in the near future on “Silver Screen Reflections!” Peace, kudos and ‘Hi-Keeba!”
Yours Truly/All The Best,
Fellow MSTies in Frederick will be jumping for joy when two legends from “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will make a live appearance this fall.
Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff’s “The Mads Are Back” live movie riffing tour showcase is coming to the Weinberg Center for the Arts!
MST3K alums and veteran comedians Trace Beaulieu (who portrayed mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and was the first voice of Crow T. Robot) and Frank Conniff (who played mad scientist “TV’s Frank”) will be bringing their live movie riffing showcase, “The Mads are Back!” to the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick, Maryland on Sat., Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.