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...a sweatshop of moxie

Thursday, January 19, 2006

This Side Of Paradise

My travellogues of South Florida have given me tremendous pleasure to show you.

Previous entries have included:

  • Wish You Could Be Here


  • On the Town


  • Tale of Two Cities

  • But I have long wanted to start a new kind of travellogue; namely, incorporating my love of film into our travels.

    For you see, I am in love with movies.

    Cinema-going, to me, is THE ultimate communal experience.

    Inside a cinemahouse, you are not alone, even though watching films is an introspective activity, 99% of which is internalised, ruminated upon, and mulled over for future review, just by you.

    Unlike sporting events, silence is the norm, and yet laughter, chatting, and eavesdropping are all equally acknowledged as part of the experience.

    I love that feeling of shared excitement, which our modern world, with its computers, video games, cable TV -- all that down time which leaves you trapped inside your home, has virtually shorn away from our lives.

    Now you know why this old pollworker veteran doesn't encourage people to vote absentee ballot.

    Get out there! Show your face, be part of the whole whacky, messy, time-filled democratic process!

    Good Lord.

    Why live if you can't enjoy yourself in the company of others?

    My excitement about cinema-going has been a constant throughout my life, which includes having worked with my local MP in England, to save some derelict cinemahouses from destruction.

    We were only partly successful, but every time one saves a bit of the past, one is paying hommage to those whose ideas came before you, whose laughs filled the air, and who stood for something greater than the here and now.

    Cinemas are part of history. They are living monuments to human enjoyment. And one day, we will be that history too.

    Thus was my frame of mind when I went to the MUVICO PARADISE 24, in Ft. Lauderdale, recently.

    See, it's a themed-cinemahouse:

    Its theme: Egyptian kitsch.

    Though it's starting to show the wear and tear which multiplexes seem unusually prone to, must be all those thousands, maybe millions of feet tramping up and down the carpet for years, it still jumps out at you, since it's so very different from your run-of-the-mill mall moviehouse.

    Sure, some people may scrunch their noses at the hokey premise of "Luxor in South Florida", but I love it.

    So won't you come with me, as I show you around this gloriously stylised joint?

    NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - PART ONE






    First that you notice is its massiveness. That's one huge multiplex, framed by those enormous pillars in front of the box office.

    The Muvico Paradise is part of the Ft. Lauderdale chain of theatres, which are expanding their themed locales to a city near you -- including a new one in Secaucus, New Jersey, which will also walk like an Egyptian.

    Shut up. You knew it was coming.





    As you enter, you look up at these columns which must be 20-25 feet at least.

    Don't let the cracks fool you -- it's not the product of shoddy workmanship which the Pharaohs would've killed you for, or the rough hand of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita or Wilma, no.

    The fault lines are on purpose, the better to evoke the ancientness. That the multiplex is only 6 years old is beside the point. Like your grandmother's fireplace, it's been "antiqued".





    Automated ticket service in Ancient Egypt? Why not! You think we invented impatience?





    Now I've been to the true pyramids in Egypt and I swear to you, this is exactly like the real Sphinx!!

    Okay, so I lie, but what do you expect for 9 bucks?





    This is the Sphinx' twin, on the other side of the box office.

    Speaking of which, both box offices are huge, but then, on a Saturday, the queues stretch for miles, filled with grubby-fingered youngsters dropped off by their harried, reckless parents, who are one-phone call away from being told their kiddies were kidnapped.





    Once you're actually in, the first thing you notice is this funky carpet on the floor.

    I bet you'll NEVER guess what that little Wizard of Oz-like road is?

    That's right. The River Nile! Ain't that a pip?





    Even the movie posters are framed as if they were announcing a megaspectacular fight between Spartacus and Moses -- and please don't tell me they were not contemporaries. I know.

    Sheesh, you try to show people a good time, and they get all Trivial Pursuit on you.





    The Lobby.

    Breathe in deep. Crane your neck. Take it all in.

    Well-done, isn't it?





    I bet this column detail with the scarabs, horus, and the pharaohs took the Jews years to chisel.





    Art may give you sustenance, but let's face it, nothing beats popcorn.

    This concessions stand is very fancy, and remarkably well-stocked. First time I had pizza at a movie theatre, since that time I shoved a Big Cheese slice down my brassiere.

    Shame I didn't this time, since the overcooked, cardboardy "mini" pizza was over 6 bucks...





    Once you're actually inside, and the lights have already dimmed, because as usual, you arrived ten minutes into the previews, this is the stunning visual which awaits you as you close the door.

    Even that wayward roll of paper towel somehow looks artistic (though I should've moved it for this shot -- drat).





    You can see that the architects spared no lack of attention to Ancient Egyptian detail even in the loos.

    Shame the janitor didn't get the memo.





    As you leave, you encounter one of the many Muvico employees, who you must admit, would've looked so much better dressed like King Tut or Cleo.






    Though I make fun of the drop-and-drive parents who think the malls are a cheap babysitter for their kiddies, being a parent isn't easy.

    So Muvico has made it easier for families, by having a little playroom with supervised, licensed professionals manning the romper-room, as mum and dad take in the latest flick next door.

    That's really a good idea. Better than that Thai sushi bar, that's for sure.

    So, did you like the theatre? Pretty neat, huh? Do you have a themed or special theatre around you, too?

    But, now I know what you're thinking, as you finish this blogpost -- so, Vic, what movie did you see?

    Come on, now. Sundries is a year-old, and you've had a chance to see just what kind of a girl I am, and where my interests lie.

    Scan the "now showing" pages of your nearest theatres, and pick out the name of the film.

    That's right. It was...





    And I enjoyed it too.


    UPDATE:

    Kendall, a sprawling neighbourhood in the southern suburbs of Miami, will be getting a new Muvico themed-theatre too! It's been in the works since 2003, but only in early January 2006, did the city fathers give the Muvico company the go-ahead to start building near the Hammocks.

    Muvico Empire 20 Theater

    Developer: The Rouse Company
    Project: Kendall Town Center
    20 screens; 4,250 seats
    Kendall, Florida
    Ancient World theme

    Ooh goody. Ancient World Theme. Rome, Greece, and erm, Egypt?

    Either way, I'm so there! And thanks to Sundries, so will you.

    22 Comments:

    • Victoria,

      I live in Oklahoma but I'm from, and my family still lives, in Florida. Pembroke Pines, to be specific, and when we've visited, I've seen a Muvico Theatre on our way in from the airport. I can't tell if the one I've seen is the one you've just given me a tour of but I thank you for it. Splendiferous, if you ask me. Next time we're down that way, we'll have to stop in.

      Nice blog, by the way. I come here via Althouse and check in on occassion, just to see if you mention anything about my said family. So far, you haven't. That's a good thing.

      By Blogger Pete, at Thu Jan 19, 07:13:00 am GMT-5  

    • I am thus edified about the Egyptian world! Between that and the Luxor in Vegas, (wait, isn't he Superman's enemy?) and that mini-fridge pyramid in the Met, think of the plane fare I'm saving!

      I wonder if in the Ancient World theater, will the chocolate at the Aztec section be used for human sacrifice between features? Of say, caterwauling waifs? Or people who talk on their cells? If so, pick me up a pack of Raisinettes, willya?

      By Blogger Ron, at Thu Jan 19, 09:47:00 am GMT-5  

    • Great post and pictures Victoria! But one's imagination is even better than pictures, which helps explain why often movies don't measure up to books you have read before. So, the mental picture that has remained with me from this long wonderful post, is:

      First time I had pizza at a movie theatre, since that time I shoved a Big Cheese slice down my brassiere.

      By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Thu Jan 19, 09:47:00 am GMT-5  

    • I can't let this excellent and informative post go by without asserting a little civic pride.

      The Hollywood home of the AFI, (they've added the Aero (built by Douglas to entertain the many Rosie the Riveters (like my Grandma) at the beginning of WWII in Santa Monica (but a brisk uphill walk from home) recently). They program some excellent festivals (especially new films from Spain, and South America (separate occaisons) frequently with the filmmakers present for Q&A afterwards)

      So, you can take your multiscreen movie palaces with added whimsy (which does look pretty great), but I'll take my hoity-toity AFI run single screen old school theatres.

      And not nearly as digressive as usual I altered the idea behind this post to narrow the focus from America to Southern California.

      How about a comparable list of films that exemplify Southern Florida?

      (or England?)

      (or any place of your choice)

      (just a thought)

      By Blogger XWL, at Thu Jan 19, 10:23:00 am GMT-5  

    • I live in Oklahoma but I'm from,

      Okie-fanokie!

      I'm sure you've heard that one, once or twice, Pete...and grimaced each time. ;)

      and my family still lives, in Florida. Pembroke Pines, to be specific,

      Sure, I know it.

      Well, not very well, but there are enough Q-tips (as we call the dear white-haired senior citizens down here) and South American exiles which I've visited up there.

      and when we've visited, I've seen a Muvico Theatre on our way in from the airport.

      Hmm, could be that one yes.

      The actual location of this Paradise theatre is in "Davie", but for a Miami-Dade gal like me, it's all "Ft. Lauderdale".

      I can't tell if the one I've seen is the one you've just given me a tour of but I thank you for it.

      Sure! I'm glad you liked it, and moreover, that it might've whetted your appetite to go to see it yourself. :)

      Splendiferous, if you ask me.

      I know it's tatty, and hokey, but I like that, unlike the multiplexes which are just money cattle cars, this chain actually goes above and beyond.

      They show a sense of purpose, but also of historionic fun.

      And that's good!

      Next time we're down that way, we'll have to stop in.

      When I mentioned it to my chum, who is as crazy about the whole movie-going experience, as I am, he said he had never been.

      Many other people I've spoken to, didn't even know it existed.

      What! Muvico has to do a better job of advertising this place.

      Nice blog, by the way. I come here via Althouse and check in on occassion,

      Oh right, yes I recognise your avatar now, from there.

      You're most welcome, Pete. As you can see in the comments, a lot of Althousians are here too. :)

      just to see if you mention anything about my said family. So far, you haven't. That's a good thing.

      HMMMMMM.

      Veddy interesting. I think. ;)

      Thanks for coming, and leaving a reply, Pete!

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Jan 19, 12:56:00 pm GMT-5  

    • I am thus edified about the Egyptian world!

      Why go to college, when you can go to the pictures?

      Between that and the Luxor in Vegas, (wait, isn't he Superman's enemy?)

      You're asking the wrong gal, Ron.

      I walked out of X-Men 2 because I didn't have a clue who Skeletor was (whatever).

      and that mini-fridge pyramid in the Met, think of the plane fare I'm saving!

      *LOL*

      I wonder if in the Ancient World theater, will the chocolate at the Aztec section be used for human sacrifice between features?

      Wow! I think you got something there.

      Maybe you should ring up Mel Gibson, and insinuate yourself as a creative producer in his upcoming film -- Apocalypso.

      Premise:

      The rousing tale of the Mayas, and their fun-filled human sacrifice ceremonies!

      Of say, caterwauling waifs?

      Ah, the fine hand of a writer at work here.

      Or people who talk on their cells? If so, pick me up a pack of Raisinettes, willya?

      Will some jujubees do ya?

      P.S.: I hate sweets, but I will never pass up a hot dog with jalapenos and mustard.

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Jan 19, 01:02:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Great post and pictures Victoria!

      Thanks Jose!

      Inquiring minds want to know -- did you or your family ever go to the Paradise theatre in Davie?

      The ticket prices aren't that bad, but the snacks kill you.

      But one's imagination is even better than pictures, which helps explain why often movies don't measure up to books you have read before.

      That's absolutely spot on, and goes a long way to explaining that phenomenon.

      So, the mental picture that has remained with me from this long wonderful post, is:

      First time I had pizza at a movie theatre, since that time I shoved a Big Cheese slice down my brassiere.

      Dude, Big Cheese is da bomb. But I didn't pay 18.00 dollars for a pizza, so that it rots in its doggie-bag in the car.

      Mmm, now I feel like having pizza, but I'm a long way away from Coral Gables (whatever, it's all Coral Gables for me, down there).

      Oh wait, that wasn't your point, was it?

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Jan 19, 01:08:00 pm GMT-5  

    • I can't let this excellent and informative post go by without asserting a little civic pride.

      Good!

      That's what I want -- to evoke the same excited and proudful emotions in all who read this.

      The Hollywood home of the AFI, (they've added the Aero (built by Douglas to entertain

      Heh! I registered at cinematreasures.org yesterday. :)

      I will be adding a few cinemas, in case they aren't there, from England.

      the many Rosie the Riveters (like my Grandma)

      Your grandma! There was an ad-campaign on Yahoo once, which said something like this:

      "Was your grandmother a Rosie the Riveter? Were you? We want your memories for Library of Congress national treasure recordings".

      Something like that. I hope she participated!

      at the beginning of WWII in Santa Monica (but a brisk uphill walk from home) recently). They program some excellent festivals (especially new films from Spain, and South America (separate occaisons) frequently with the filmmakers present for Q&A afterwards)

      Fantastic. The Bill Cosford theatre at the main campus of the Univ of Miami, does that too.

      Interestingly, the Israeli, Brazilian, and other South American festivals are there too.

      So, you can take your multiscreen movie palaces with added whimsy (which does look pretty great),

      A-plus for effort at least. :)

      but I'll take my hoity-toity AFI run single screen old school theatres.

      I love those too! But why does everything have to be either or, in life??

      I'll take both, sir.

      And not nearly as digressive as usual I altered the idea behind this post to narrow the focus from America to Southern California.

      First, let me say that I clicked on all your links above, and found them fascinating.

      The Egyptian looks a grand old theatre (although I don't remember it, unlike Grauman's Chinese, for whatever reason).

      I clicked on the 1920's photographs, and postcards in the followup ballroom link, but they were down. ;(

      And thanks for pointing me to Seth's blogpost! That was fun.

      How about a comparable list of films that exemplify Southern Florida?

      Tricky...it's too young a region to have a credible film list as yet.

      Off the top of my head:

      1- Scarface
      2- Notorious
      3- It Happened One Night
      4- Something About Mary
      5- Any Given Sunday

      I refuse to put anything starting with "Bad Boys" on that list!

      (or England?)

      That's much easier for me.

      But it will be a separate blogpost!! ;)

      (or any place of your choice)

      (just a thought)


      And as usual, a wonderful thought.

      Maybe Ron, our other cinephile, can have a go on his blog too. :)

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Jan 19, 01:33:00 pm GMT-5  

    • As much as it pains me to say it - given the arrogance and inaneness of most Hollywood types - I am a huge movie fan. And yes, I used to love going to the movies. But nowadays I prefer to watch them at home. Ive never liked the movieplexes. I always enjoyed going to the old time movie houses. Used to love going to Miracle Theater on Miracle Mile in the Gables. Now that was a movie house. Huge screen, balconies, plush surroundings, chrome deco fixtures all over. Like the theaters one sees in old movies.

      I live in Kendall and I absolutely HATE the theaters there. Theyre always incredibly crowded. The actual screens are small. Cell phones going off in midmovie. No thanks.

      Now I just prefer to watch flicks at home, Pay Per View, on the flat screen with surround sound, via, of course, la cajita.

      BTW there's an old theater I only went to once on the Beach. Off of Arthur Godfrey. I havent been by there in a while, but that place was nice too and it has stood abandoned for an eternity. About ten years ago, me and a couple of friends looked into leasing it and turning into a funky movie house with couches and sofas and such.

      By Blogger Val Prieto, at Thu Jan 19, 01:44:00 pm GMT-5  

    • You delightful woman, thank you, it was an excellent diversion of the usual and normal.
      I knew immediately that it was the river Nile, though I gave it a couple of secondary looks to make sure you hadn't entered a seedy, rundown establishment. But, how could she I thought? This is my vision of perfection, I doubt she would. 'Cept for fun.
      I see Muvico is headed to Allentown, Pa. of Billy Joel song fame. It has to abandon the Egyptian theme and do a contemporary coal mine theme to fit in or take a risque chance of bringing culture to us. Well, give it your best shot.
      Thank you very much, you are so hilarious and so gentle with your readers. Nothing better.

      By Blogger Paul, at Thu Jan 19, 02:09:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Victoria!

      I put a few more Florida Flix up on my blog!


      Ronski

      verification word: "elzau." Does Tom Cruse work for Blogger now, and why is he promoting his God on company time?

      By Blogger Ron, at Thu Jan 19, 03:29:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Have seen that Muvico from highway but never been there. Have been to Big Cheese and love their pizza.

      Maybe a post on best pizza places is in order?

      By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Thu Jan 19, 06:22:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Victoria,

      Thanks for sharing this. I love old-style majestic architecture (even if it's only 6 years old). And you've inspired civic pride in me, too.

      St. Louis is home to one of the most mind-blowingly elegant, beautiful and decadent movie houses from the grand old era - the Fabulous Fox. It was originally a movie theater, was abandoned for years, then was rescued and restored. It now hosts musicals and concerts.

      The décor has been labeled Siamese-Byzantine and the interior includes Moorish, Far Eastern and Indian motifs. The website doesn't really do it justice. There are a few good photos here as well.

      Now you've inspired me to take a photo-blogging tour of the Fox so I can post some pics.

      By Blogger Pastor_Jeff, at Thu Jan 19, 06:59:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Wow! We have nothing that distinctive here. Those columns look huge.

      The closest we come is the Famous Players Colossus with it's space theme. You can almost see the starship enterprise hanging from the ceiling. It doesn't have a day care but it does have a licensed bar upstairs :)

      For a second, I thought the river nile was your train.;)

      By Blogger Renato, at Fri Jan 20, 12:16:00 pm GMT-5  

    • Val wrote:

      As much as it pains me to say it - given the arrogance and inaneness of most Hollywood types -

      Yeah, there only so many Tom Selleck, Bo Derek, and Stephen Baldwin films one can watch...

      I am a huge movie fan.

      Oh good.

      And yes, I used to love going to the movies. But nowadays I prefer to watch them at home.

      En Peiperbyu!

      Ive never liked the movieplexes. I always enjoyed going to the old time movie houses. Used to love going to Miracle Theater on Miracle Mile in the Gables. Now that was a movie house. Huge screen, balconies, plush surroundings, chrome deco fixtures all over.

      I remember that place!!

      They used to show Rocky Horror Picture show every night at midnight.

      People would come, as they do all over the world, dressed as one of the characters, throw water and toast at the screen at their appropriate times, and just have a blast.

      Then it became a discoteca. Then it just closed down altogether.

      I also remember the Riviera movie theatre, which was very smelly and old-looking, near the Univ of Miami. I think it's now Venevision studios (yuck).

      (sigh)

      The worst was when the theatre near Coral Gables Sr. High closed down. No more truly arthouse pics...

      Like the theaters one sees in old movies.

      Yes. :)

      I live in Kendall and I absolutely HATE the theaters there. Theyre always incredibly crowded. The actual screens are small. Cell phones going off in midmovie. No thanks.

      Oh yes, Kendall ones are pretty rancid.

      It's not only what you describe, but it's also the utter boringness of their decor too.

      This is why I am excited about the new themed Muvico theatre opening up near you -- in the Hammocks.

      Although that area is not my favourite, since the traffic is kwazy.

      Now I just prefer to watch flicks at home, Pay Per View, on the flat screen with surround sound, via, of course, la cajita.

      Ahh, la cajita. No es china, pero vale.

      BTW there's an old theater I only went to once on the Beach. Off of Arthur Godfrey.

      Hmmm! I don't know that one.

      The ones I remember as a kid, when I visited my parents here, that are no longer in existence are (apart from the ones mentioned above):

      The now Miracle Mile Playhouse, on duh, Miracle Mile.

      The AMC theatres in that mall no one went to, also on Coral Way (they have a TGI Friday's downstairs and a gym upstairs).

      Hmm, let's see...also that other one (Absinthe?) near Hotel St. Michel, also near Miracle Mile.

      It played lots of Almodovar, and foreign flicks.

      That's all that I recall for the moment, but I'm sure you, Jose, and Robert probably can more than me.

      I havent been by there in a while, but that place was nice too and it has stood abandoned for an eternity. About ten years ago, me and a couple of friends looked into leasing it and turning into a funky movie house with couches and sofas and such.

      And?? Don't leave us hanging!

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 21, 03:26:00 am GMT-5  

    • You delightful woman, thank you, it was an excellent diversion of the usual and normal.

      With me, you always get the unusual and the normal. ;)

      I knew immediately that it was the river Nile, though I gave it a couple of secondary looks to make sure you hadn't entered a seedy, rundown establishment.

      It took me a while to get this. Ewwww!

      But, how could she I thought? This is my vision of perfection, I doubt she would. 'Cept for fun.

      I've been to my share of dives, pubs, speakeasys, and sussbuckets in my day, Paul!

      Sometimes, willingly.

      I see Muvico is headed to Allentown, Pa. of Billy Joel song fame.

      Oh really? He's from there too?

      It has to abandon the Egyptian theme and do a contemporary coal mine theme to fit in or take a risque chance of bringing culture to us. Well, give it your best shot.

      Dude, if Andy Warhol can come from your area, you are full of culture.

      Thank you very much, you are so hilarious and so gentle with your readers. Nothing better.

      Not even nice cold beer?

      P.S.: Promise when you go to the threatre, once it opens, that you think of me.

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 21, 03:31:00 am GMT-5  

    • I put a few more Florida Flix up on my blog!

      Cool! Please link your pics here on the blog, so people can have easier access. :)

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 21, 03:32:00 am GMT-5  

    • Have seen that Muvico from highway but never been there.

      Yeah, 1-75 is a bit out of the way. ;)

      Have been to Big Cheese and love their pizza.

      Did you know us Miami students get a special $1 off discount? ;)

      BTW, there was a mini-scandal once, since the owner was hiring Cane football players to serve as delivery guys, waiters, etc...and it turned out he was paying them $500 per day, plus!

      A sort of booster thing, where people pay athletes under the table, to keep them happy and concentrated on the team.

      As you can see, that place is a shrine to U of M.

      Maybe a post on best pizza places is in order?

      I'm way ahead of you bub. I have already taken pics of Big Cheese and other places (like Shorty's!), but could concentrate on just pizza on your suggestion. :)

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 21, 03:35:00 am GMT-5  

    • Thanks for sharing this. I love old-style majestic architecture (even if it's only 6 years old). And you've inspired civic pride in me, too.

      That's what I wanted, baby!

      St. Louis is home to one of the most mind-blowingly elegant, beautiful and decadent movie houses from the grand old era - the Fabulous Fox.

      Wowww. That is one beautiful cinemapalace of old.

      I clicked on the links, and saw that it had cost $5,000,000 to build! Good grief.

      Then William Fox (namesake, and one of the founders of 20th Century Fox), lost 91,000,000 mill in the Stock Market crash.

      He was never the same again. Shame...

      It was originally a movie theater, was abandoned for years, then was rescued and restored. It now hosts musicals and concerts.

      That sounds like our Gusman Theatre in downtown Miami.

      I find such endeavours really magnificent -- if only I had the money to do something about it.

      The décor has been labeled Siamese-Byzantine and the interior includes Moorish, Far Eastern and Indian motifs. The website doesn't really do it justice. There are a few good photos here as well.

      I saw, thank you so much for sharing.

      Now you've inspired me to take a photo-blogging tour of the Fox so I can post some pics.

      Pastor_Jeff, I do believe we have a meme going.

      It doesn't matter how long you take, please drop me a line here when you post that on your blog. :)

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 21, 03:42:00 am GMT-5  

    • Wow! We have nothing that distinctive here. Those columns look huge.

      They're really impressive, yes. :)

      The closest we come is the Famous Players Colossus with it's space theme.

      Heh! Of course, you know why it's Famous Players right?

      Because one of its most famous members, who later went on to found United Artists (recently in the news), was Mary Pickford...

      ...the Canadian-born America's Sweetheart! :)

      Famous Players Lasky was the name of the company before she jumped ship (pun intended).

      You can almost see the starship enterprise hanging from the ceiling. It doesn't have a day care but it does have a licensed bar upstairs :)

      That looks really cool, Renato.

      How about that pic of the other, Rubik's Cube cinemahouse? :)

      For a second, I thought the river nile was your train.;)

      I left my tiara at home that night.

      Cheers,
      Victoria

      By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 21, 03:45:00 am GMT-5  

    • Come visit Fluffy Stuffin for other Florida film references...

      By Blogger Ron, at Sat Jan 21, 06:25:00 am GMT-5  

    • Oh really? He's from there too?

      No, he had a hit song called "Allentown". It was not a pretty song; about all the factories closing down.

      P.S.: Promise when you go to the threatre, once it opens, that you think of me.

      Constantly ;)

      By Blogger Paul, at Sat Jan 21, 08:48:00 am GMT-5  

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