Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe commented about Landmark at 57 West on Jun 15, 2018 at 9:56 am

JAlex: We are aware of the spamming problem on that page and many others and are working on a way to eliminate it.

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Ken Roe commented about Starlight Six Drive-In on May 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Starlight Six Drive-In was featured in scenes in the 2016 movie “Cell” starring John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson.

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Ken Roe commented about Logan Theatre on May 8, 2018 at 5:13 am

Google Streetview and address have been corrected.

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Ken Roe commented about Cinema Royal on Apr 28, 2018 at 4:22 am

Amitton: By 1937-1944, the Theatre Royal was operated as a cinema by Northern Theatres Co. Ltd. of 5 Rawson Street, Halifax. By 1947 they were still the operators, but had changed the named to Cinema Royal.

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Ken Roe commented about Southern Star Cinema on Apr 16, 2018 at 7:35 am

conor:Many thanks for the corrections. I have deleted the two ‘incorrect’ photos of the dance hall and reset the Google Street view. Thanks for posting your vintage photgraph which give a good perspective of the location of the cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Lyric Theatre on Apr 13, 2018 at 10:33 am

SethG: Google Street View has been corrected.

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Ken Roe commented about Apollo Victoria Theatre on Mar 4, 2018 at 5:22 am

Moonzerotwo: “Psychomania” & “The Baby” had an Odeon/Rank release on the first week of May 1973 (selected theatres).

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Ken Roe commented about Princess Cinema on Feb 8, 2018 at 4:00 am

Terry & Christina: Though very interesting your 23 comments are way off topic for the Princes Cinema, Blackpool. Please keep them to yourselves via private e-mails or post on the relevent theatre pages. Thanks. Ken Roe, Volunteer Theatre Editor.

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Ken Roe commented about Cinema 6 on Feb 5, 2018 at 4:36 am

A page has been added for Cinema 5.

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Ken Roe commented about Metropole Cinema on Feb 3, 2018 at 4:21 am

Map & Google street view corrected.

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Ken Roe commented about Torbay Cinema on Jan 18, 2018 at 4:22 am

bobtomgrim: I have added a page for the Regent Cinema. Please let me know if you have any further details.

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Ken Roe commented about North Drive-In on Jan 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

There were two North Drive-In’s. This one at 3100 N Fayette Street which became the North Drive-In by 1955. The other at 4989 N. Lafayette Street which became the North Drive-In in 1975 (and has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

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Ken Roe commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 14, 2017 at 3:30 am

As we approach the first anniversary of the disasterous fire which occured on December 16, 2016, I would like to give you details of a wonderful book which has been published in 2017:

“Sag Harbor:100 Years of Film in the Village” by Annette Hinkle. Published by East End Press and available from Amazon for $35.00

With 128 pages and hundreds of photographs (many in color), the book charts the history of the theatre and others in the town, right up to that fateful night. It is a ‘must’ for any collector of cinema buildings books.

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Ken Roe commented about Joyo Theatre on Nov 25, 2017 at 6:12 am

Ron Pierce: I see that 1329 O Street is in ‘Downton’, Lincoln with Zip Code 68508. This Joyo Theatre is in the Havelock district to the northeast of Lincoln. In the Film Daily Yearbooks 1920’s and 1930’s, Havelock is listed as a seperate town.

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Ken Roe commented about Strand Theatre on Nov 16, 2017 at 5:14 am

Joe: Moorhead had no theatres listed in 1914-1915. Film Daily Yearbook’s 1926- 1929 only show a Star Theatre in Moorhead (no seating capacity given) it could be typo. There is no theatre listed in 1931. The 1932, 1933 & 1934 editions show a Regent Theatre (Closed) with 300 seats. No theatre listed in 1935, 1936 & 1937. The Strand Theatre is listed in 1938 (no seating capacity given), and 325 seats in 1939.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Nov 3, 2017 at 9:35 am

Happy Belated 80th Birthday to the Odeon Leicester Square yesterday.

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Ken Roe commented about Ritz Cinema on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:28 am

bia: It was listed in editions of Kine Yearbook 1934 & 1937 as the King Picture Theatre (could have been a typo, but if so, would(should) have been corrected over the years). By 1944 it was listed as the Kino

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Ken Roe commented about Crystal Palace Picture House on Oct 26, 2017 at 7:41 am

davidcoppock:It is mainly vacant, but occasionally used for ‘pop-up’ events. There were plans in the mid-2000’s to build a multiplex cinema on the site.

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Ken Roe commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 27, 2017 at 4:26 am

The former Blackstone Theatre (now Merle Reskin Theatre) has been added to Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Carolina Theater on Sep 19, 2017 at 4:23 am

DavidZornig: The Majestic Theatre was opened prior to 1926 with 500 seats. It was still open in 1929, but had closed by 1931. I don’t have an exact address on Main Street.

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Ken Roe commented about Cannon Basingstoke on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:01 am

bobromgrim: Pages have now been created for the Plaza, Savoy & Electric.

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Ken Roe commented about Comet Theatre on Sep 3, 2017 at 4:13 am

localarchivstSTL: The photograph you mention in your comment above has been removed and placed on its correct page for the West End Theatre. Thanks for pointing this out.

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Ken Roe commented about Queens Rooms on Aug 20, 2017 at 6:27 am

Jim, Information taken from the booklet “The Picture Palaces of Northumberland” by Brian Hornsey (published 2008) (one of the titles in ‘The Ninety Years of Cinema’ series. An Ordnance Survey map may solve the confusion.

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Ken Roe commented about Trocadero Cinema on Aug 14, 2017 at 7:59 am

The building housing Kings of Oxford selling scooters, was never part of the Trocadero Cinema. It was built several years after the cinema as a retail unit. The Trocadero Cinema entrance is on the left: the small arched white building with a canopy.

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Ken Roe commented about Century Cinema on Jul 29, 2017 at 5:15 am

bobtomgrim: We have the Empire Cinema, Bedford listed on this site as Granada 3.