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Ken Cinema Scrapbook

I asked Landmark Theatres and longtime Ken Cinema attendees (myself included) to provide photos of the Ken over the years and here's what I got.

The Ken marquee has been used for birth announcements and wedding proposals among other things.

The Ken marquee has been used for birth announcements and wedding proposals among other things.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Ken Cinema ticket stub.

Ken Cinema ticket stub.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Ken Cinema passes.

Ken Cinema passes.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Ken marquee for "Chinatown."

Ken marquee for "Chinatown."

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Ken Cinema concessions stand.

Ken Cinema concessions stand.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Former Ken manager Eleanor Durham.

Former Ken manager Eleanor Durham.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

"The Room" is one of the newer midnight cult favorites.

"The Room" is one of the newer midnight cult favorites.

Credit: Beth Accomando

The wonderful SPAM costume from from the Ken held SPAM tossing contests in honor of Monty Python.

The wonderful SPAM costume from from the Ken held SPAM tossing contests in honor of Monty Python.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Ken live music.

Ken live music.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

My friend Gaaron is appropriately prepared for a midnight screening of "The Room." Spoons are essential.

My friend Gaaron is appropriately prepared for a midnight screening of "The Room." Spoons are essential.

Credit: Beth Accomando

Someone dressed as Divine for the midnight show of "Pink Flamingoes."

Someone dressed as Divine for the midnight show of "Pink Flamingoes."

Credit: Beth Accomando

I try to make themed desserts for the midnight shows so here are Divine's Chocolate Turd cookies for "Pink Flamingoes."

I try to make themed desserts for the midnight shows so here are Divine's Chocolate Turd cookies for "Pink Flamingoes."

Credit: Beth Accomando

Shadowcast screening of "Rocky Horror" at midnight.

Shadowcast screening of "Rocky Horror" at midnight.

Credit: Beth Accomando

Marquee for the Red Riding Trilogy.

Marquee for the Red Riding Trilogy.

Credit: Angela

Raiders cosplay at midnight show.

Raiders cosplay at midnight show.

Credit: Gabriel August Neeb

Gabriel August Neeb sent in this photo from a Raiders of the Lost Ark midnight show.

Gabriel August Neeb sent in this photo from a Raiders of the Lost Ark midnight show.

Credit: Gabriel August Neeb

Former Ken owner Bob Berkun.

Former Ken owner Bob Berkun.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

My friend Michael Burgess at a Horror Meetup for "Hobo With a Shotgun" at the Ken's Midnight film series.

My friend Michael Burgess at a Horror Meetup for "Hobo With a Shotgun" at the Ken's Midnight film series.

Credit: Dante

The Horror Meetup Group at the Ken.

The Horror Meetup Group at the Ken.

Credit: Dante

A marquee from Ken patron Mel Shaw.

A marquee from Ken patron Mel Shaw.

Credit: Mel Shaw

Ken Cinema Auditorium from Susan Tidey.

Ken Cinema Auditorium from Susan Tidey.

Credit: Susan Tidey

The projection booth.

The projection booth.

Credit: Susan Tidey

Old newspaper ad for teh Ken.

Old newspaper ad for teh Ken.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

The ticket booth at the Ken.

The ticket booth at the Ken.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

The midnight movies at the Ken still draw a crowd.

The midnight movies at the Ken still draw a crowd.

Credit: Dante

Kids have even grown up at the Ken.

Kids have even grown up at the Ken.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Ken snackbar has improved over the years. Now they have Pocky and dark chocolate!

Ken snackbar has improved over the years. Now they have Pocky and dark chocolate!

Credit: Landmark Theatres

In the projection booth at the Ken.

In the projection booth at the Ken.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Comic strip featuring the Ken.

Comic strip featuring the Ken.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Obituary on Ken owner Bob Berkun.

Obituary on Ken owner Bob Berkun.

Credit: Landmark Theatres

Jonathan Hammond's favorite picture of his Ken Cinema years.

Jonathan Hammond's favorite picture of his Ken Cinema years.

Credit: Jonathan Hammond

In the audience at the Ken's midnight movies.

In the audience at the Ken's midnight movies.

Credit: John Tighe

"Repo" with shadowcast and some costumed attendees.

"Repo" with shadowcast and some costumed attendees.

Credit: Beth Accomando

The "Hail Mary" controversy about Jean-Luc Godard's film.

The "Hail Mary" controversy about Jean-Luc Godard's film.

Credit: Dan Whitworth

More from the protests over Jean=Luc Godard's film "Hail Mary."

More from the protests over Jean=Luc Godard's film "Hail Mary."

Credit: Dan Whitworth

"Hail Mary" Protests.

"Hail Mary" Protests.

Credit: Dan Whitworth

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readertoons | September 2, 2012 at 10:09 p.m. ― 1 year, 11 months ago

We've done a few other Reader comic strips set at the Ken - can't find info here on how/where to send you scans, but these are on the Reader website:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/galleries/overheard-san-diego/2169/

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/galleries/overheard-san-diego/729/

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Beth Accomando, KPBS Staff | September 4, 2012 at 9:14 a.m. ― 1 year, 10 months ago

Wow! Thanks. You can send them to me at baccomando@kpbs.org. />

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readertoons | September 13, 2012 at 9 a.m. ― 1 year, 10 months ago

Here's a Reader article about the Ken's history-making screening of Phantom of the Paradise, documented as the first-ever "shadowcast" performance by costumed fans, ala the Rocky Horror Picture Show - http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/autobiography-channel/2010/mar/01/when-cult-movies-ruled-at-midnight/

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