April 17 Commander's Action Line

Can base theaters have an age restriction R-rated for movies, even if children have parental approval? Thank you for your comment and concern. According to the Cannon AAFES manager

Hoops movie has its believers

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“Believe in Me” budget was $8 million. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer In more than three weeks on the big screen, a basketball movie filmed in the Clovis-Portales area raked in $208,565 at the box office as of April 1. “Believe in Me” debuted in theaters March 9 with sneak previews in […]

Big hearts make up for rain

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Scene 37 of “Believe in Me” is shown on Production Sound Mixer Bayard Carey’s monitor during filming earlier this month at Portales Junior High School. (CNJ file photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis News Journal interviewed “Believe in Me” producer Cotty Chubb for insight into the movie. Q:Why did you want to […]

Theater listings create promise

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The Lyceum Theatre on Main Street has hosted such performers as Will Rogers, Gene Autrey and John Phillip Sousa and his band. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The recent listing of two downtown city theaters on the National Register of Historical Places could boost tourism and economic development, according […]

‘Pirates’ helps Portales theatre set new mark

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers The Tower Twin Theatre set a new house record July 7 by selling out the 6:30 p.m. showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest.” Theater Manager Michelle Goodwind said the theater hadn’t sold out a showing since owner Larry Allen bought the business in the 1980s. Goodwind […]

Little-used theater closed

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Many Clovis residents may not have realized that the Hilltop Twin movie theater recently closed. But that, in essence, was precisely the problem for the old duplex, which stopped showing flicks June 28. The Hilltop Twin was operated by Las Cruces-based Allen Theaters, which also operates the seven-screen complex at […]

Theater expansion nears completion

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Willie Flowers mixes varnish in one of the three new auditoriums in the new addition Monday at the North Plains Cinema 4. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An expansion project at Allen Theaters in the North Plains Mall that was delayed more than two months by weather is nearing […]

Man of the movies

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By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent At 13, Abby Parrish started his first job working at the Varsity drive-in movie theater in Portales. Nearly 45 years later, Parrish still enjoys the lights and nights. He’s enjoyed a career managing movie theaters, from Carlsbad to Uvalde, Texas. He’s been in Clovis since 1980, where he’s now general […]