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JackCoursey commented about Indie Cinema on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm

The King has reopened as the Indie Theatre with a seating capacity of 146. The address 114 West Main Street, Tishomingo, OK 73460 and the website is http://the-indie.com/index.html

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JackCoursey commented about Dresden Theatre on May 27, 2016 at 9:59 pm

The Dresden Theatre, now the Gazette Building on the south side of Washington Street, opened on August 8, 1935 with a seating capacity of 450. It closed in the mid 1960’s with the building remodeled for retail use.

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JackCoursey commented about Arlington Theater on May 15, 2016 at 9:21 am

The theater is currently being used as a community events center.

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JackCoursey commented about Des Moines Cinema on Apr 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Still closed as of April 19, 2016. The building was purchased in late 2015 with the intent of making it into a live performance venue but no word since as to what, if anything, has been done to the theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Crest Cinema Center on Jan 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Was at the Crest this evening and could find no indication of any major alteration to the design of the main auditorium. There are two smaller screens situated behind the original one, but their seating configuration is completely different suggesting they were later added on rather than divided from the original. The main auditorium appears to be pretty much intact. The venue as a whole could use some sprucing up, but the staff as well as the presentation in each screening room.

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JackCoursey commented about Rex Theatre on Jan 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

I had heard that the city was considering purchasing the theatre as part of the Lincoln District revitalization project. Question is how redeemable is the property? It appears boarded up and in not very good shape. It seems like that it would be an ideal spot for presenting art and foreign film.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 on Jan 9, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Nice but not ornate which I always associated with Loews. It looks like a AMC. All one level and spread out in two building.

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JackCoursey commented about Gaumont Alesia on Dec 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Here is an article detailing the redesign of the cinema.

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Crossroads 8 on Dec 20, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Is this theatre still equipped with 70 mm projection?

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Thornton Place 14 on Dec 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Nothing really architecturally significant about this multiplex, but it is quiet clean and has great projection and sound.

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JackCoursey commented about Admiral Theatre on Dec 8, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Really wish they would dispense with the curtains on the wall as well as the drop ceiling. Here are photos of the auditorium when it was a single screen venue.

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JackCoursey commented about Avon Theater on Nov 8, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Watch for reopening under a new name and format in November 2015: The Savannah Taphouse (http://savannahtaphouse.com/)

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JackCoursey commented about Coliseum Theater on Oct 15, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Only some of the original remains. The interior has been gutted and the marquee removed. It is now just retail space.

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JackCoursey commented about State Theater on Jul 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

Thanks! Would really love to see some pictures of the auditorium in its original state. The Box Office link is no longer functional.

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JackCoursey commented about Star-Lite Drive-In on Jul 12, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Any idea as to when the wider screen was added? The original, which is still partially visible behind the existing screen, appears to be curved rather than flat.

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JackCoursey commented about Balboa Theatre on Jul 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The building is now home to the Pan Andreas West Theatre Studios. The 23,000 square foot facility consist of 5 studio sound stages with 3 levels, several dressing rooms,and make-up and wardrobe rooms.

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JackCoursey commented about Kentucky Theater on Jun 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Whoever was responsible for the re-purposing of this building insured that nothing was left to indicate that this ever was a theater; the interior was completely gutted and all the exterior trappings as well leaving a rather bland, brick, building.

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JackCoursey commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jun 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Was this equipped with stadium seating? It looks like it could have been a fairly decent venue. Wonder if it would have fared better if it had been in a location which greater street visibility? Are their any vintage GCC, circa 1965-1975, venues still around?

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JackCoursey commented about Renton Civic Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 8:42 pm

The address on this is 507 South 3rd Street, 98057 and the current seating capacity is around 300. This theatre opened some time in the 1920’s and was part of a Supreme Court case, RENTON v. PLAYTIME THEATRES, INC., (1986).

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JackCoursey commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 12:25 am

The building is in poor, but salvageable condition. It appears that that every effort was made to strip it of its original design in order to give it the appearance of a bland, multi-use facility. Pity. It seem to have adequate room and design to be used for live performance. Still it is drag to see it in such deplorable shape.

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JackCoursey commented about Realart Theatre on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Was in the area today and made a photo of what exist of this once fine work of architecture. Regretfully little or nothing remains. The building is vacant and the area in which it resides leaves much to be desired.

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JackCoursey commented about State Theater on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm

I was just by the State the other day and the exterior is quite impressive! How was the theatre configured for the triplex-enclosed, split balcony with the main floor intact? Does any of the original interior ornamentation remain or was the interior gutted for the conversion to live performance? Something tells me the renovations were massive in that the seating went from 1000 to 212.

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JackCoursey commented about Indiana Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 4:21 pm

The actual address of the former Indiana Theatre is 30 South Main Street. According to the building marker, the Indiana was only in operation between 1930 and 1948. What ever existed of the theater’s interior is long gone.

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JackCoursey commented about Ohio Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

A rare jewel nestled in the rural countryside of Indiana and well worth the journey to visit. Although it well supported by the local community, a tidy sum is currently needed to insure that it remains operational. Donations can be made at the Ohio Theater website.

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JackCoursey commented about Ashland Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 9:42 am

The actual opening date is 1948 and the website is Ashland Theatre