John at Just Two Guys is launching a local movie club. The idea is to get together a group for a private screening of a film in a theater and then gather to discuss and socialize. The first date has been set and a film selected. Here are the details. More background info here.
I think this is a great idea and plan to give it a try myself on January 30 (health/kids/job/weather permitting). It’ll be fun to be in the old Capital City theater again. It was nothing spectacular as far as theaters go but I saw a lot of great films there for the first time back in the day (Star Wars, Carrie, Apocalypse Now come to mind).
Does anyone know when the old theater closed? I’m assuming it was concurrent with the opening of the Showplace 8. I don’t remember going to a movie there after the early 1980s but then I wasn’t living in Springfield in the mid ‘80s.