Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe commented about 68th Street Playhouse on Aug 8, 2014 at 12:51 am

The 1930 edition of Film Daily Yearbook lists the 68th Street Playhouse, 68th Street & 3rd Avenue with 1,269 seats (obviously a mis-print) as in the 1931 edition of FDY it is listed with 409 seats.

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Ken Roe commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:54 am

Mike(Saps) One reason for a theatre being ‘updated’ is the change of the main photo on the page. Photos change due to the number of ‘hits’ each one receives.

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Ken Roe commented about Odyssey Cinema on Apr 10, 2014 at 3:45 am

Joe, Richards Theatre (a gay male porn theatre) also operated from this building a couple of storefronts to the west of the Odyessy Theatre.

Regarding Google Street Views going inside buildings, it seems to be a growing trend, and something we cannot control.

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Ken Roe commented about Hi-Art Theater on Mar 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

I have a copy of the Theatre Catalog 1949-1950 edition. There is an index to theatre designers in that edition. Ernest L. Shult is listed in the Texas section (page 162), and names 16 of his theatres. I will go through these on Cinema Treasures and add his name as architect to those theatres we don’t already have him listed for designing.

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Ken Roe commented about 1863 Cinema on Mar 11, 2014 at 4:29 am

kpkilburn2: I have now added a page for Cinema 63, Ansted, WV.

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Ken Roe commented about Gem Theater on Mar 2, 2014 at 4:31 am

The 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook shows a Pavilion Theatre on Peaks Island, which had 500 seats.

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Ken Roe commented about Futurist Cinema on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:21 am

Thanks Mark, I have corrected the introduction of the Futurist Cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Reel Cinema on Feb 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

“You Only Live Twice” was released on the Rank Organisation circuit on the last week of August 1967. The Essoldo Quinton could have played the Rank release day and date with Rank Theatres or maybe a week or two later.

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Ken Roe commented about Kent Theatre on Jan 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

TheALAN & pham: Google Maps are not always accurate, especially when the street address and Zip Code are incorrectly given when the theatre page is first submitted. In this case, the address & Zip Code are correct, but it is a block off. The Google Street View has been set to the correct location.

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Ken Roe commented about State Theatre on Dec 31, 2013 at 12:11 am

I will notify Patrick to take a look at this. He is away until just after the New Year.

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Ken Roe commented about Apollo Victoria Theatre on Dec 20, 2013 at 6:45 am

markp: No, this is the Apollo Victoria Theatre, located in the Victoria area of central London.

The Apollo Theatre, on Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s West End district was the theatre in the news last night which had a large section of its main auditorium ceiling collapse into the orchestra level, which also caused damage to the front of the dress circle. Luckily no one was killed although there were seven admitted to hospital with serious (though not life threatening injuries) and 79 others were injured. The Apollo Theatre, was built & opened in 1901 and has seating for 771 in orchestra, dress circle, balcony and upper circle levels. The upper circle is the steepest in London’s West End. It is a Grade II Listed building has always been a playhouse/live theatre, so is not eligible for inclusion on Cinema Treasures.

The accident happened around 40 minutes into a performance of the National Theatre’s hit production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” which had been playing to sell out capacity audiences since opening in March 2013. The cause of the ceiling fall is being investigated, and one possible cause is that London suffered a violent thunderstorm with 15 lightning strikes in one hour and 8mm of rain and hailstones fell! All performances at the theatre have been cancelled until at least 4th January, 2014.

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Ken Roe commented about Coronation Cinema on Dec 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

hutch: I have re-set the Google Street view to the approximate position of the Coronation Cinema, Station Road in New Southgate. However there is no way of correcting the Google Map.

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Ken Roe commented about Westworld Cinema on Dec 1, 2013 at 4:06 am

LeonNorman1814: I have added the advertisement in this pages photos section.

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Ken Roe commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 27, 2013 at 5:09 am

MARK; The ‘Cinema Treasures’ book is available at its published retail price $40.00 + p&p from the UK, from the Cinema Theatre Association

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Ken Roe commented about Plaza Cinema on Nov 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm

nickbits: Thanks for your clarification. I have updated the introduction, and removed the photo of the Town Hall.

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Ken Roe commented about Grand Theatre on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I have asked Patrick to take a look at the Google Street View problem.

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Ken Roe commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

There was a problem with e-mail notifications for a couple of weeks, which has now been fixed.

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Ken Roe commented about Nugget Theaters on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:56 am

Correction to the previous post by Nuggeteer; The Nugget Arcade (not the Nugget Theater) was constructed in 1970.

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Ken Roe commented about Uptown Theatre on Oct 31, 2013 at 9:06 am

Thanks Joe, I have corrected the Google Street view.

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Ken Roe commented about ABC Clapton on Oct 26, 2013 at 2:00 am

TURBS, Sorry for this late reply to your comment, but I don’t read every comment posted every day on the thousands of cinemas we have on the site. The photos I linked in my comment above are not my photos. I am sure you will be able to use the same link to your Facebook page with no problem. If you wish to use individual photos, then you will have to ask the owner of the Flickr account and if he says ‘yes’, then credit him.

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Ken Roe commented about Stadium Theatre on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

The American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915 listed the People’s Vaudeville Theatre, 2172 Third Avenue.

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Ken Roe commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 22, 2013 at 8:31 am

Chuck, RidgewoodKen, The Lafollette city name on the three theatres will be amended to La Follett.

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Ken Roe commented about World's oldest cinema reopens on Oct 18, 2013 at 3:22 am

I would say that the Eden Theatre was most likely a pre-existing live theatre. The Lumiere Brothers were not screening their films in purpose built cinemas, they were to follow later.

In the United Kingdom, the earliest purpose-built cinema is the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton which opened 22nd September 1910. It is still operating as a cinema today.

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Ken Roe commented about ABC Wythenshawe on Oct 4, 2013 at 12:38 am

The scene set in a cinema with organ playing, in the film “Brief Encounter”, was filmed on location at the Metropole Cinema, Victoria, London (now demolished)

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Ken Roe commented about Empire Picture Palace on Sep 26, 2013 at 12:17 am

It is correctly placed Mike. Thanks