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bobtomgrim: I have added a page for the Regent Cinema. Please let me know if you have any further details.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Happy Belated 80th Birthday to the Odeon Leicester Square yesterday.
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
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.
The former Blackstone Theatre (now Merle Reskin Theatre) has been added to Cinema Treasures.
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.
bobromgrim: Pages have now been created for the Plaza, Savoy & Electric.
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.
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.
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.
bobtomgrim: We have the Empire Cinema, Bedford listed on this site as Granada 3.
The Google map address has been corrected. Please feel free to set the Google streetview to point to the correct location.
Andrew49:the map location has been corrected.
Thorpx: Many thanks for pointing out the date typo for tripling in the introduction. It has now been corrected.
The 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook give the address of the M&S Royal Theatre as 310 Grand Street.
Acording to Mary C. Henderson’s book “The City and the Theatre” when the Shubert Bros. were leasing the theatre in 1908, they changed the policy to vaudeville and installed comedian Lew Fields as its main attraction.
The earlier Empire Theatre now has its own page.
Phillip, locate the photograph on your computor and go to the theatre page you want to download it to. Click on the ‘Photos’ tab and then click the ‘Add a New Photo’ tab and then select the file (photo) you want to download. You can title the photo and type in any details you wish. Click ‘upload Photo’ to finish. It will take several seconds for it to appear on the page, so only click once.
In the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory the Theatorium is listed as 212 W. Main Street.
Streamlite:Thanks for your information on the Palace Cinema, Glanamman. I have created a page for this cinema and transfered the photograph across.
Title spelling has been corrected.