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DavidZornig commented about Clawson Theater on May 27, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Past realty listings show it as having been built in 1930. But it didn’t open as a theater until 1941.

Below link updates it’s future use, with a replica of it’s original marquee. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20150522/a-sign-of-the-times-1941-is-back-up-in-clawson-at-former-movie-theater

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DavidZornig commented about Sheridan Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Halloween 1985 poster designed by and courtesy of long time Chicago graphic artist Shelley Howard added.

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DavidZornig commented about Beverly Theater on May 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm

1955 photo added courtesy of AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

Below website also has multiple images of The Beverly. Copy & paste to view.

https://sites.google.com/site/wilshiremoviepalaces/beverly-theatre

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DavidZornig commented about Colonial Theatre on May 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

1931 photo added courtesy of AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Donner Theatre on May 24, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Circa 1940 photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich.

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DavidZornig commented about Skyway Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm

1974 photo added, credit Eric Sutherland for Walker Art Center. Skyway marquee in the background in this enlarged photo. Original full size photo on the State Theatre page.

Also below is the website for the Skyway’s current tenant. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.skywaytheatre.com/

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DavidZornig commented about State Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Added several photos via the Old Minneapolis Facebook page. Credited individually where possible.

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DavidZornig commented about Goodale Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm

2 photos added.

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DavidZornig commented about World Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 7:58 pm

1977 photo added, credit William Burleson, who worked there at the time.

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DavidZornig commented about Pantages Theater on May 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Great 1977 photo added courtesy of William Burleson.

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DavidZornig commented about World Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm

1972 photo added courtesy of Mike Evangelist.

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DavidZornig commented about Orpheum Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm

11/13/72 photo added, photo credit Denny Schwartz, courtesy of Gary Schwartz. Looking South from 9th Street.

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DavidZornig commented about Pantages Theater on May 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Winter `68 partial marquee photo added. Photo credit Denny Schwartz, courtesy of Gary Schwartz.

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DavidZornig commented about Strand Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Mid `50’s photo as the Forum Cafeteria added courtesy of Jeannie Tracy Pfoh.

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DavidZornig commented about Broadway Theatre on May 19, 2015 at 7:24 am

Incredible December 1928 photo as the Colony added courtesy of the Eyes Of A Generation.com Facebook page.

Hammerstein Theatre, now the Ed Sullivan Theatre in the background. Below copy/history of the Hammerstein also courtesy of the Eyes Of A Generation.com Facebook page.

Tomorrow is David Letterman’s last day in this grand theater that was built in 1927. This photo shows “Good Boy” playing at what was then The Hammerstein Theater in December of 1928. The famous song at this link was first performed here and was the first “hit” event in the theater’s history. https://youtu.be/rI275t9BNJo?t=42s

The song is “I Want To Be Loved By You.” and is sung by Helen Kane, who’s voice and style was the inspiration for the famous cartoon character Betty Boop. In 1931, bankruptcy forced the sale, and the theater was bought by Billy Rose. After a few more years of legitimate theater ventures, Rose entered a long term lease with CBS in 1936. The debut radio show from here was “The Major Bowes Amateur Hour,” and the venue was known as CBS Radio Playhouse.

In 1950, the theater was converted to television and became CBS Studio 50. The first big production from Studio 50 was “The Jackie Gleason Show” in the fall of 1950. In ‘52, Ed Sullivan’s “Toast Of The Town” show was moved from The Maxine Elliot Theater to Studio 50, and joined Gleason there. Tomorrow night, another chapter ends, and a new one will begin again soon at 1697 Broadway.

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DavidZornig commented about Collection of early `80's flyers designed by and courtesy of long time Chicago graphic artist Shelley Howard. on May 14, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Shelley Howard also hosted these video shows.

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DavidZornig commented about El Camino Theatre on May 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Better copy of the 1932 postcard added, courtesy of Darlene Van Horn. “Flesh” starring Wallace Beery on the marquee.

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DavidZornig commented about Hamilton Theater on May 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

1939 photo added of the Hamilton Field Theatre, credit & copyright below website.

http://www.chp1010.com/gallery/index.php/CHP-History/Marin-Collection/1939-0616#comments

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DavidZornig commented about Rafael Film Center on May 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Several 1970’s photos and a vintage postcard of the Rafael as the Orpheus added.

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DavidZornig commented about 101 Movies Drive-In on May 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Two photos added credit Mark Chambers. Theater owner family member Max Blumenfeld’s obituary. Copy and paste to view.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=max-blumenfeld&pid=143125483&

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DavidZornig commented about Aztec Theatre on May 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Wider, brighter version of the 1954 photo added. Courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page

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DavidZornig commented about Shubert Performing Arts Center on May 12, 2015 at 6:23 pm

1929 and pre-renovation exterior photos added courtesy of below website. Additional interior photos on site. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.thoughtyoumayask.com/picsbtqq/shubert-theater-new-haven

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Performing Arts Center on May 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

1961 newspaper photo added courtesy of Marc Friedland.

Additional photos of downtown New Haven can be found by searching the below site. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.magrissoforte.com/

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's College Theatre on May 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm

1961 newspaper photo added courtesy of Marc Friedland.

Additional photos of downtown New Haven can be found by searching the below site. Copy & paste to view.

http://www.magrissoforte.com/

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DavidZornig commented about Whalley Theatre on May 12, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Undated and 1960 newspaper photos added courtesy of Joe O'Conner.