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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.
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.