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Ken Roe commented about American Theatre on Dec 8, 2016 at 4:46 am

dmorrow24:I have added a page for the Manos Theatre, Lisbon. I cannot find any records for an American Theatre in East Palestine. The only other American Theatre listed in Ohio was in Leetonia which has a page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn on Oct 31, 2016 at 8:59 am

Mikeoaklandpartk: This new 7-screen theatre is built on the rear of the plot upon which the 3,250-seat RKO Albee Theatre once stood.

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Ken Roe commented about Herga Cinema on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

thegoodlead: I have added a page for the Bijou/Cinema/Coronet Cinema which you refer to.

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Ken Roe commented about Something for Everyone on Oct 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

aka “Black Flowers for the Bride”

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Ken Roe commented about Coronet Printroom on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:12 am

The ‘stage’ is quite large, but it is an ‘open’ stage with no wing space, proscenium or flytower. The upper section of the original proscenium is visible at the rear of the ‘stage’, partially hidden by a theatre set for the production that was on when I visited.

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Ken Roe commented about Coronet Printroom on Oct 4, 2016 at 2:02 am

curmudgeon: Yes, the dress circle seating area remains the same, as does the plaster front of the dress circle. A scaffold structure has been built in the former front stalls to the height of the underside of the dress circle, and floored over to make a stage, which extends from the front of the circle to the front of the proscenium. Currently the original cinema seats in the dress circle have been removed (following asbestos abatement) and loose chairs have been placed there. The upper circle/gallery seating area remains unused.

The seats in the rear stalls beneath the dress circle have been removed and while retaining the original wooden sloping floor, that area is now a bar, with black masking cloth covering the newly installed scaffold supporting the stage. The dressing rooms have been brought back into use after being locked up and derelict for 90 years. Films ‘may’ return to the building in the future, but if this happens it will probably be one off special screenings and not daily cinema use. As it is a Grade II Listed building, any alterations/additions that have been made are removable.

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Ken Roe commented about Carthay Circle Theatre on Aug 27, 2016 at 7:16 am

barryinperth:I have added a 1926 photograph of the auditorium.

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Ken Roe commented about Dreamland Cinema on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:08 am

The Dreamland Amusement Park re-opened in 2015. The Scenic Railway (roller coaster) is Listed Grade II and there may be another couple of rides listed. The Dreamland Cinema building is Grade II* Listed and the animal cages at the rear are Grade II Listed.

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Ken Roe commented about Lake 7 Cinemas on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:20 am

DavidZornig:I have created a page for the 53 Auto-Vue, so you can post your photo there. Thanks for the information.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Theatre on Apr 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

Joe: The 1914-1915 edition of American Film Directory lists the Lyric Theatre, but no address is given, only a P.O. Box number. The Odeon Theatre is also listed. The Lyric could be an earlier name for the Odeon Theatre.

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Ken Roe commented about Austin Theatre on Mar 8, 2016 at 10:59 am

Anthony: It is not listed FDY’s from 1929 until 1941, but by 1943 there is a (Portable) theatre listed in FDY which was operated by the J.E. Rickards Circuit. This was probably what became the 200 seat Austin Theatre by 1950, and not the 1920’s theatre?

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Ken Roe commented about Coliseum Cinema on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:16 am

I’ve uploaded 6 photographs of the Coliseum Cinema taken on 22nd April 2003 during a visit by the Cinema Theatre Association.

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Ken Roe commented about Granada Tooting on Feb 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

Hi Rebecca, The archive of the Cinema Theatre Association may have a higher resolution version.
www.cinema-theatre.org.uk
Ken

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Ken Roe commented about AMC Sunset Place 24 on Jan 15, 2016 at 3:20 am

The IMAX Theatre at Sunset Place now has its own page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 28, 2015 at 6:24 am

wolfgirl500: The Liberty Theatre is listed in the 1929 edition of Film Daily Yearbook with 250 seats. In 1931 thru 1935 it is listed with 190 seats. In 1936 the Palace Theatre is listed with 180 seats. I would assume that the Palace Theatre was previously the Liberty Theatre.

Regarding your previous comment about the Outdoor Auto Theatre, it is listed on Cinema Treasures as being located in Youngstown.

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Ken Roe commented about Queen Theater on Oct 23, 2015 at 2:53 am

DavidZornig:The Rialto Theatre and its near neighbour the Crescent Theatre have now been added to CT.

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Ken Roe commented about Fairworld Film Centre on Oct 16, 2015 at 6:49 am

Terry; The Comet Cinema, West Hartlepool was built as the Coronet Cinema, and the unfinished building was acquired by ABC in February 1942. It was requisitioned by the Ministry of Food for the duration of World War II and was called the Comet. These details are from Allen Eyles book “ABC, The First Name In Entertainment”.

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Ken Roe commented about Coliseum Cinema on Oct 10, 2015 at 8:21 am

HJHill:The address and street view have been corrected, as has the English spelling!

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Ken Roe commented about Rialto Theater on Oct 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

It could be (1) the Renovo Theatre of pre-1914 vintage became the Rialto Theatre or (2) The Renovo Theatre was demolished and a new Rialto Theatre built on the site in 1919.

I have added a page for the Strand Theatre and opted for option (1), giving the Strand Theatre a 1919 opening.

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Ken Roe commented about IFC Center on Sep 22, 2015 at 8:44 am

Yes, It was gutted back to the bare brick walls. I saw it being done on a visit I made to NYC in early-2005. Nothing of the original interior decorations were saved.

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Ken Roe commented about Lyric Theater on Aug 18, 2015 at 2:21 am

129 N. Main Street wont map correctly, so I have set it to the address shown.

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Ken Roe commented about AMC Saratoga 14 on Aug 16, 2015 at 3:49 am

LC: I have created a page for the Saratoga 6.

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Ken Roe commented about Rex Theatre on Aug 15, 2015 at 7:43 am

Correct spelling of the main movie title is “The Reluctant Dragon”.

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Ken Roe commented about The Regent Stamford Hill. on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:54 am

An early photograph, taken before Regent Court flats were built on each side of the Regent Cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Cineworld at the Empire Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 7:34 am

goodshow: I took a look at the Imperial War Museum website, and as you say, there are several war-time photos of cinemas. Thanks for the information.