Dear Lynn,
Your info, towards the end, on the Fremont Theatre:
"By the mid-1970s, the theater changed hands and became the place to see low-budget horror and Chuck Norris karate films. It was cut up into a small multi-plex before finally being annexed when the Fremont Hotel expanded." is inaccurate.
You must be confusing the theatre with both the
El Portal AND the Cinemas 1-2-3.
(Both theatres ran this stuff, and the "1-2-3" was the only one that was "a mini multiplex".)
The Fremont Theatre, which also had its share of "exploitation" features, closed its doors for good & was demolished in 1974, so that the hotel could expand.
(The last 2 movies, that were shown at the theatre, was a double-bill of "Three The Hard Way", a "blaxploitation" flick with Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, and another film of the same genre -
the name of it eludes me - "The Spook Who Sat By The Door"? {Yep - that's what it was called. Remember: this was the Seventies afterall!}
February 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJim Perry