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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.
PCT is for the original owners of the Regent Theatre: Provincial Cinematograph Theatres.
Pepperama: I have added a page for the Globe Theatre at Market Street & N. Juniper Street, also a Globe Theatre in the Point Breeze district on S. 17th Street.
A page has been added for the Zionville Drive-In.
This rarity has been released on Blu-Ray in December 2016.
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.
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.
thegoodlead: I have added a page for the Bijou/Cinema/Coronet Cinema which you refer to.
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.
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.
barryinperth:I have added a 1926 photograph of the auditorium.
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.
DavidZornig:I have created a page for the 53 Auto-Vue, so you can post your photo there. Thanks for the information.
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.
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?
I’ve uploaded 6 photographs of the Coliseum Cinema taken on 22nd April 2003 during a visit by the Cinema Theatre Association.
Hi Rebecca, The archive of the Cinema Theatre Association may have a higher resolution version.www.cinema-theatre.org.ukKen
The IMAX Theatre at Sunset Place now has its own page on Cinema Treasures.