this guy I know in Spokane
commented on End the Saddest Year of All Time with the Saddest Movie of All Time
In the early 70's our dad used to take us there when we were kids to see Samurai movies. I'm not sure what they all were (I was 7-8 years old), but I'm pretty sure "Yojimbo" and "The 7 Samurai" were among them. Dad might have been having aesthetic experiences, but we loved the swords, the choppity-chop, and the endlessly spraying blood.
As a hopelessly romantic college student I paid my own money to see "Diva" there THREE TIMES. I may have possibly had sex with one of my dates (though not in the theater).
Now I'm all grown up (I guess) and live in another city, and when I'm in town I'm mostly busy helping take care of my mom. I hope this theater lasts forever.