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The Song Remains the Same - Theater Marquee photos

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Yeah! The Fox Wilshire! That's where I saw it. In "four dimensional sound" or something. It was good and loud, very much a party atmosphere. When did the LP come out, wasn't it right before that? Same day maybe?

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1 hour ago, anniemouse said:

Did the movie do well box office wise.

It did well. Here's stats for the 1st week box office results in North America and UK - November 1976. It would run continuously in many cities across North America in weekly midnight screenings, well into the late 1980s.

1976-11-tsrts-us-box-office-1st-week.jpg

1976-11-tsrts-uk-box-office-1st-week.jpg

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Considering how low cinema tickets would cost then they are phenomenal figures. Thank you for posting the information.

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8 hours ago, anniemouse said:

Did the movie do well box office wise.

Not where I saw it (The Futurist Liverpool)  at the first showing on the opening day Nov 10th 76 give or take a day. There must have been no more than twenty people in attendance. I spent almost the whole showing moving from seat to seat trying to find the sweet spot for the Quad surround sound..

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Saw it at the Carnegie Theater in Chicago in fall of 1977,  just after my 11th  BDay. That's how I got hooked on Zep.  Wish I had a Marquee pic, but here's the ad. 

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On 9/22/2017 at 6:51 AM, sam_webmaster said:

It did well. Here's stats for the 1st week box office results in North America and UK - November 1976. It would run continuously in many cities across North America in weekly midnight screenings, well into the late 1980s.

1976-11-tsrts-us-box-office-1st-week.jpg

1976-11-tsrts-uk-box-office-1st-week.jpg

This poster is awesome! Loved the photos of the theater marquees also. I (barely) remember when going to the movies was an event! 

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Wonderful photos!!! Thanks for sharing. I barely remember when going to the movies was a big deal... would have been great to see TSRTS in the theater!

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I was in 7th grade in 1980 and I remember shortly after Bonzo passed TSRTS being shown at my local theater at midnight. It was my first midnight show and remember the theater being completely packed. Some dude set off a bottle rocket in the theater, people had brought booze, and they were smoking weed. I also remember the cops had pulled a car over in the parking lot - and distinctly remember watching the cop reach into the car and pull out a bong and putting it on the roof of the car as we pulled into park. My dad must have been thinking - what the hell is this all about! Kudos to dad, cause we continued into to the theater & watched the show. 

This was in Schaumburg, Illinois and at the theater near woodfield shopping mall.

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I attended the Dallas Premiere of TSRTS at the prestiegious Northpark theater. It was a charity showing, with the proceeds going to UNICEF. If Jimmy or any other band members were there, I did not see them.

The Dallas premiere was the same day that the album was released, October 22, 1976.

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