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2015 photo added, photo credit Rick Horwitz.
Screen side photo added courtesy of the Fiftiesville Facebook page.
1965 photo added courtesy of the Fiftiesville Facebook page.
Nice exterior shot with marquee.
Maybe CT Admins can update both now.
Address: 110-112 N. 2nd Street.
Year Opened: 1920.
I found the tickets image in a Facebook post in a Group called “If you grew up in Niles/SW Michigan then you remember what…..who….”. It is what led me to researching and adding the Riviera to CT. I lucked out by scrolling endlessly through the Group’s Photo Section, and finding the other photos. Which helped distinguish it from the other Riviera Theatre in nearby Three Rivers Michigan, which was also pictured in the Group with a similar marquee. The two towns are 36 miles apart. Some group members had no recollection of the Riviera in Niles. As it closed over 50 years ago.
There was no description with the tickets photo, other than this: “These may jog some memories of the Niles population….a long gone establishment from the ‘Good old Days’ in downtown. 2 tickets for the Riviera Theater.”
Here is a link to the Group. Copy & paste to view.
5 images uploaded.
I made a mistake.
The Riviera opened in 1920, not 1930.
It was built by John Baumann.
Donna Ochenryder whose photos were added, worked at the Riviera 1948 to 1951 as an Usher and finished working for Eleanor Baumann in the popcorn/candy stand.
1934 photo added courtesy of Penny Meyers Churchill.
This from Wally Eberhard: “That’s me standing in front of my dad, Ray Eberhard, Ready manager…and my big bro Jack is kneeling at far right.”
2014 night shot added, photo credit Karen Skopec Nelson.
07/15/15 photo added credit Anita Rodgers.
Elevators and restrooms being added.
Handicap access etc., in keeping with the historical aspect of the theatre.
Apparently small theatre rooms and a bar too.
Via the “If you grew up in Niles/SW Michigan then you remember what…..who….” Facebook page.
1900-1915 photo added courtesy of the Who Knows East – Old Photographs Facebook page.
Stunning 1927 photo added courtesy of the Who Knows East – Old Photographs Facebook page.
1933 photo added courtesy of the Who Knows East – Old Photographs Facebook page.
“Doctor Bull” starring Will Rogers.
Just added an incredible photo of The Court Theatre in 1927, a year or two before being torn down to build the Dominion Theatre.
Credit: Stockholm Transport Museum Photo, courtesy of the Who Knows East – Old Photographs Facebook page.
Since The Court Theatre has no CT page, and occupied the same site and address as the Dominion Theatre, I posted it here.
1951/`52 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Original marquee on the far right.
adamghost, your above link does not work.
Do you have a way to download the photo and post it in the Photos Section instead?
1998 photo added of the demolition and shoring up of the Selwyn facade. Photo credit John P Keating Jr.
Full size 1920 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Great photo added courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page. Should be used as the page photo.
Sanborn photo of the signage of Miner St., Idaho Springs, late-30s/early-40s
Below copy courtesy of Matt Hyde via The Denver Eye Facebook page. (Under a vintage pic I also re-posted to the Isis photos Section.)
Had the largest Wurlitzer in the world for a short time (1915-1917). Of course, when Wurlitzer built a larger one in California in 1917, Denver said ‘this will not do’, and had Wurlitzer build an even larger one for the Municipal Auditorium in 1918. Both consoles survive today. IIRC, the ISIS console is now in California, and the MA console is in Oregon.
1950’s photo added courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.
1938 photo and copy added courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.
1955 photo and copy added courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.
Mid `60’s photo courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.
Just visible in far right of frame.
Larger, crisper version of the 1961 photo added, courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.