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Theatre was built by Harry Gilbert and opened in 1929 and was located on South Salina Street.The auditorium resembled an italian garden complete with stars and clouds and even had a 2/7 Wurlitzer organ.
The Embassy closed in 1977.
The full address is 178 Flinders Street and I should have mentioned that the original projection room was located in the stalls underneath the stairs leading to the upper levels.
Actually,RobertR,there was another theatre here in Melbourne which when it first opened in December 1964 was called the My Fair Lady theatre for the screening of that film and then changed it’s name to the Palladium Theatre.These are the only two examples that I know of,but there were probably others.
I believe one the remodelings was done by John Eberson,most likely in the 1930’s.
An issue of “Marquee” states theatre opened on 16 Jul 1928 and originally had 1464 seats.
This theatre opened on 17 March 1920 according to movie house history and was renovated in 1926.The original architect is not mentioned.
In answering Warren’s query of 13 December it appears the auditorium was being used for storage of supplies in 2000.I imagine the auditorium was still intact.I discovered the information from the following website,www.desiwriter.com/clip_aftermath.html
Maybe someone in New York could check it out.
This theatre is located in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
This theatre opened in 1925 and the architect firm was Bennes and Herzog.The style is listed as Italian Renaissance.The restoration is due to be completed sometime in 2005.
According to the website,www.coloradohistory.org,the theatre was built in 1930 and demolished in 1967.There is also an exterior photo,unless it is another Orpheum theatre.
I found some material on the Valencia which states that the theatre closed for good in 1955.
The Circle Theatre should now be listed as closed.The building still stands.
The Capitol theatre became the Oscar Mayer Theatre in 1980.
This theatre opened around 1927 and the architects were Rubush and Hunter.
The Australian publication from which I found the Embassy Theatre did mention the architects as Hoffman-Henon so it definitely seems to be an earlier name for the Warner.I thought I had found another atmospheric.Thanks to everyone for their input.
Having added this theatre and not having been to the US,except for New York,you are confusing me.This theatre was an atmospheric and the one listed on Philadelphiabuldings.org is the correct one and its location is listed as Arkansas Ave and Boardwalk.It looks like it may have opened in 1928.
Architects were H.Vivian Taylor and Soilleux and it closed in 1962.
I have not found any interior photos of this theatre.Can anyone help.
This theatre was located on Peachtree Street and was demolished in 1960.
The architect was Charles Ryan.Became Paramount theatre in 1949.Closed in 1977.Later restored and reopened in 1986.Originally opened as Comerford on 18 August 1938.
Theatre opened on 8 June 1931 and following a restoration reopened in 1999.
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.