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Further to my comment yesterday,Ken Roe advised me that the seating capacity was 1700 in 1941 and 1488 in 1950.The website states that the theatre is sitting empty and there is no restoration happening at the moment.The address for the website is
Texas Theatre opened on 25 Nov 1929 and closed in 1985,however it did reopen briefly in 1994.I discovered a website celebrating the theatre’s 75th anniversary and from the photos the auditorium looks to be in fairly good condition.
Theatre was bought by the City of Glasgow in 2001 and is currently being restored and another article says it was designed by the architects of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Olympic opened on 16 Nov 1926 and closed in Dec 1958.It was demolished in 1959 to make way for a supermarket.
This theatre opened in 1928.
The architect was W.Scott Dunne.
The architect was John Eberson and it could be one of his atmospheric designs.It is mentioned on page 102 of “The Best Remaining Seats.
I neglected to mention that this theatre was an atmospheric,the first built in the prairies.
In reply to sam_e,the original theatre was demolished however it does appear that the Capitol 4 is located on the same site.
The theatre was bought by the New Generation for Hispanic Progress in 1999,and now contains their offices.Both the seats and the stage have been removed.
This is an excellent theatre which should be listed as atmospheric/moorish.
This very attractive little theatre is not an atmospheric,not with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
Is it possible to remove this entry as I have written a new one with updated information and retain the comments.
an atmospheric theatre usually has a dark blue ceiling with stars and floating clouds projected on the ceiling.
Designed by architect, Louis Destramps in atmospheric style, and opened on 14 Jan 1926.It had a seating capacity of 1800 and closed in 1965.
The St James opened on 5 Jul 1928 and is listed in a book I have as Spanish Renaissance style.The theatre was originally operated by cinema chain,Fullers,and in 1945 taken over by Kerridge Odeon.
Lido opened on 25 Nov 1925 but have not been able to establish the name of the architect.
Some information I have found includes that it opened in 1938,the architect was S.W.Haynes,and the auditorium had constellations painted on the ceiling.
The auditorium was designed to imitate a Spanish courtyard and it had stars and floating clouds on the ceiling,so besides being Spanish Colonial it is also an atmospheric.There is a photo of the interior in the book,Lone Star Picture Shows.
This theatre originally opened in 1930 with 1533 seats and the architects were Julian Leathert and W.Granger.
This theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.It lists the architects as H.G.Christman & co and is listed as vacant and not in use.
The architect was George Zagel,a seating capacity of 1,136 and has been demolished but I don’t know when.
I have now discovered that the cinema closed on 10 Oct 1981 and was demolished in 1986,so the status should now be closed/demolished.
The Parkside opened on 28 Dec 1928 and the architects were the Reid Bros.
Can anyone confirm that the US theatre was an atmospheric.I had info that it may have been.
The street was originally called North Green Bay Avenue,the architect was John Bruecker and it seated 499.Has been razed.