July 26, 2005
As assistant business manager of WHYY TV in the 1960’s, Mr. Goldman was on our board and I would travel from our studio at 45th and Market to Mr. Goldman’s office on the second floor above the Goldman Theater in center city Philadelphia. Mr. Goldman’s secretary was behind a glass enclosed doorway and would let me in with a press on an electronic release button.
Mr. Goldman was old at the time, always gracious, and would engage me in coversation as he would sign the checks for WHYY I would bring in to him monthly. I was Impressed with the multitude of photos on his office walls of prominent people, local, state and federal.
I am publishing my autobiography and am searching for photos of the Goldman Theater or Mr. Goldman. Will give proper credit in the book and/or fee for photos.
Carmine C. M.
July 22, 2005
Bradley D. Cook asks:
I am hoping your organization may be able to help me in my search for photographs of the now razed theatre that used to be located at the Town & Country Shopping Center in Mishawaka, Indiana. Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s it was owned by the Plitt Theatre chain. If you do not have any photograph, do you have any information on who the architect was and when it was built?
Bradley D. Cook
Curator of Photographs
Indiana University Archives
July 21, 2005
Joel Shepard asks:
Hello. OK, I know this may sound strange…but I’m trying to find photographs of porno theaters, with the marquee included in the shot. These would, of course, be older photos since porn theaters don’t really exist anymore. Ideally I’d like actual photo prints. I’m sure you’ve got better things to do, but if you have any advice or information on finding such things – I’d really appreciate hearing back from you. Thank you.
I’m Bill Riseman’s daughter-in-law and I know how to get in touch with people who know the locations of many of his theaters, know the history of his firm, have some photographs, and perhaps have plans as well.
If anybody has the time and interest to do the research, please contact me at .
PS: One theater I do recall is Fresh Pond Cinema, Fresh Pond Mall, Cambridge, MA. It’s still there, after having been remodelled at least twice.
May 20, 2005
Would anyone be interested in forming a Movie Theater Club In Hamilton. Ontario? I have some great ideas for the club and I would like to try to form a club sometime in June 2005. I’m already getting started on a website where you can post photos of classic theaters for the Greater Hamilton area. I have alot of history on alot of classic theaters in Hamilton.
Please contact me @
May 17, 2005
Our Manager needs a break from time to time. Immediately available Assistant Manager/Operator position in a small modern multi-plex located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Must have booth experience, references, own transportation, familiarity with POP systems and be able to work at least 20 hrs per week. Must pass background check as a condition of employment. Contact
May 4, 2005
Dear Fellow Cinema Treasurers:
I came across this image of a magnificent movie marquee at one of the internet commercial photo libraries (CORBIS.COM).
Can anyone tell me where in the world I can find this theater? Something tells me it’s in Las Vegas – but that is just a wild guess.
You can see the image by clicking this photohost link.
THANK YOU for your time and attention.
Jay in Hollywoodland
April 29, 2005
We’re a small group of filmmakers & artists looking to rent space in a historic closed theater in the NYC area for one night.
The object is to do a film night in a venue that is historic but not generally open to the public, such as a theater slated for demolition or subject to renovations. Deterioration is a plus. We will handle all logistical aspects of the evening and will get event insurance for that night. We can even bring in our own equipment.
Any tips, please send me an email. I’m offering a finders fee of $200 for information that will lead us to have a film night in such a venue. Thanks.
April 21, 2005
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April 20, 2005
I am researching some of the old buidings in Port Arthur, Texas for a slide presentation of before and after. Pictures of the Strand Theatre are needed since the building was torn down. This theatre in Port Arthur was noted for the stripes on the sidewalk which do still exist. I grew up in Port Arthur during the 40’s and 50’s. Thanks for any input provided.