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Riverdale said goodbye to the Cinedome 70, another classic movie theater that outlived its usefulness — but not the memories of moviegoers.

"You'd be inundated with this huge curved screen as you came around the bend," Ogden resident Rod Nelson told the Tribune's Cathy McKitrick. "And the chairs rocked back. That was a novelty."

The twin-domed theaters, which opened in 1970 but have been closed since 2001, was torn down to make room for a Larry H. Miller car dealership. Fans of the old theater campaigned unsuccessfully to save the old moviehouses.

It's always sad to see an old movie theater go, but where were the Cinedome's fans in the nine years it was closed? The only way to save an old theater is to patronize it while it's still around to be loved.