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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.
goodshow: What a great photograph of the left side stairs in the foyer of the original Empire Theatre. I have not seen this before. Great find!
Photographed in October 1922, when “To Have and To Hold” was released.
The Cinema Theatre Association (CTA) visited the Mecca Bingo Club (former Odeon Halifax) a couple of years ago. I don’t think we were allowed access into the former projection box. I certainly didn’t get in there to take photos. Maybe former projectionist have photographs of the projection box, or another source is possibly the CTA archive (although photos of projection boxes back in the day are quite rare).
The 1946 edition of Theatre Catalog states the Reece Theatre was built for Reese Harrington. That could be a misprint and possibly they meant to say a ‘Mr. Reese of Harrington’?
danny18badel: Are you certain it was “Confessions of a Window Cleaner” as that was released in August 1974 and would have been an over one year ‘old’ film by the date of the Odeon closing? “Confessions of a Pop Performer” was released in July 1975.
Did Rank bring back ‘Window Cleaner’ or do we have the incorrect year of closing?
Joe: Alaska does not feature in the theatre lists in the 1952, 1955 or 1957 Film Daily Yearbooks.
MoviePeter:The Google Street view has now been corrected.
The still operating Vue, Birmingham, England U.K. is another 30 screen cinema, but with 277 less seats than the AMC Mesquite 30.
Y & W Management Corp. were based in Indianapolis, IN. R.R. Young was the Secretary-Treasurer and Marc J. Wolf was the President & General Manager.
Orlando & Senosock: We are looking for a volunteer to take control of the news blog, hence no new postings on here for the past few weeks.
Thanks Roger. The comment has been removed.
When doing a search the default is for currently operating ‘Open’ theatres. To see all theatres click on the ‘All Theatres’ button.
FanaticalAboutOdeon: Your comment actually relates to the former Savoy/Gaumont/Odeon, which has its own page on Cinema Treasures as the Focus Cinema.
The Wadsworth Theatre now has its own page.
HJHill:I have reset the Google Map, if you wish to now set the correct streetview.
wolfgirl500:The information text in the heading is taken from The Billboard, March 21, 1908 edition. It lists nickelodeons across the USA, but is not fully comprehensive, only listing 3 in Youngstown, which I have added pages for on Cinema Treasures, other two being the Edison Theatre and the Luna Theatre.
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez: I have added a page for the original 1903 Orpheum Theatre.
From the film titles this would be February-March 1953.
The Tower Drive-In is listed in the 1952 edition of Theatre Catalog with 200 car capacity operated by Billy King. The Aitkin Drive-In is also listed but no mention of a Fox Drive-In.
In the 1953-1954 edition of Theatre Catalog the Tower Drive-In (now 400 cars( and the Fox Drive-In (600 cars) are listed as being operated by Consolidated Theatre out of Charlotte, NC.
JohnGn: Thanks for the update. The address and Google Street View have been corrected.
AlAlvarez: You may have hit upon something there, but, the Superior Theatre is listed in Film Daily Yearbooks for 1926, 1927, 1928 & 1929 with 600 seats. The Cherokee Theatre is listed in 1926 with 500 seats, In 1927 and 1928 it is listed as the New Regent Theatre (500 seats), but not listed in 1929.
AndrewBarrett: I have now added a page for the Superior Theatre on E. 81st Street.
Having now some access to some more editions of Film Daily Yearbooks, the Barnes Theatre is first listed as open in 1933 (1,300 seats Allerton Avenue and Barnes Avenue). From 1934 – 1940 it is listed as (Closed), then disappears from future listings. Could it only have operated as a movie theatre for 1 year, then went over to live theatre use, or was it ‘mothballed’, never to reopen?
The 1,232-seat Allerton Theatre is listed as open during these years.
NYozoner: The other drive-in in Biscoe was the 220 Drive-In, and I have added a page for it.