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JackCoursey commented about Capitol Theater on Jun 7, 2008 at 3:49 am

Here and here are May 2008 photos of the former Capital Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Cheri Theatre on May 28, 2008 at 1:52 am

Per Courtnerkin in Flickr “It was initially a single screen cinema called Cinema One. It was twinned by placing a sound wall down the center of the auditorium and downsizing the screens. I think this occurred about 1984. I’m pretty sure I saw Empire Strikes Back there prior to the twinning. After it was twinned, it was called Cinema Twin. In about 1994 under new management, it was renamed Cheri. Following another management change it became the Campus Twin before going under.”

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JackCoursey commented about Big Cinemas Loehmann's Twin on May 25, 2008 at 5:36 am

Here and here are photos of the cinema from March 2008.

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JackCoursey commented about Parkway Theatre on May 12, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Only what the current proprietor told me this past Saturday.

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JackCoursey commented about Parkway Theatre on May 12, 2008 at 5:38 pm

A great amount of money and effort has been lost by individuals who are attempting to restore and reopen the Parkway only to be stymied by the local government who would rather raze the theatre and use the land for other purposes. The current owner could really use some concerted help from the citizens of Baltimore in overcoming the bureaucratic roadblocks the city is putting up to prevent saving this magnificent piece of architecture.

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JackCoursey commented about Village Theatre on May 4, 2008 at 1:05 am

Here and here are photos from March 2008 of the former Village Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse on Apr 27, 2008 at 4:02 am

Here and here are March 2008 photos of the Arlington Theatre. The owners are expending their operation and will soon be opening another Cinema & Drafthouse on the site of the former Wheaton Cinema Seven .

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JackCoursey commented about Wheaton Plaza on Apr 27, 2008 at 3:59 am

The Wheaton Plaza Cinema closed around the end of March 2008 and is slated to reopen sometime the summer as the Wheaton Plaza Cinema & Drafthouse.

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JackCoursey commented about Riverdale Plaza on Apr 20, 2008 at 9:01 pm

Here are photos from April 2008 of the vacate Riverdale Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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JackCoursey commented about Capri Theatre on Apr 17, 2008 at 4:42 am

According to one tenet of the building, aside from some of the seats being removed, the cinema remains pretty much intact. Here are photos from March 2008 of the area leading to this underground venue: 1, 2

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JackCoursey commented about Loew's Fairfax Circle on Apr 13, 2008 at 4:52 am

Here is the 1965 sketch of the Loew’s Fairfax Circle and this is a March 2008 photo of the building in its current incarnation. The interior has been completely gutted.

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JackCoursey commented about Kaywood Theatre on Apr 6, 2008 at 6:10 am

Here and here are March 2008 photos of the former Kaywood Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Stanton Art Theatre on Apr 2, 2008 at 4:59 am

Here and here are photos from March 2008 of the former Jesse/Stanton. The building is currently being restored and refitted to be used as a church.

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JackCoursey commented about Studio 1-2-3 on Mar 27, 2008 at 2:10 am

There is a vacant, one story building at this address which is slated to be demolished in order for condominiums to be built on the site. This building is rather non-descript and does not have any features which suggest that it might have once been a cinema.

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JackCoursey commented about AED Globe Theatre on Mar 16, 2008 at 5:50 am

Here are photos from March 2008 of the former Embassy/Visions Cinema: 1, 2, 3

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JackCoursey commented about Naylor Theatre on Mar 13, 2008 at 12:33 am

Here and here are photos from February 2008 of the former Naylor Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Roth's Parkway 1-2-3 on Mar 11, 2008 at 10:56 pm

The Parkway was built as a triplex with a total seating capacity of 900 (400 in two auditoriums and 100 in the third). Philip Mason was the design consultant.

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JackCoursey commented about Takoma Theatre on Mar 11, 2008 at 1:53 am

Here and here are February 2008 photos of the Takoma Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Roth's Parkway 1-2-3 on Mar 7, 2008 at 3:45 am

Here are 2008 photos of the Parkway. It is hard to conceive that this was ever a triplex. Front, Side, Interior

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JackCoursey commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Mar 5, 2008 at 1:30 am

Here are 2008 photos of the AFI Silver: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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JackCoursey commented about Loew's Fairfax Circle on Mar 1, 2008 at 3:20 am

I have an address listing the Fairfax Circle at 9488 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA and had a seating capacity of 1,200.

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JackCoursey commented about West Spring Theatre on Feb 29, 2008 at 3:34 am

The West Spring opened in 1973 under the Jerry Lewis Cinema banner with a seating capacity of 560.

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JackCoursey commented about Bethesda Row Cinema on Feb 28, 2008 at 2:12 am

Here are photos from 2008 of the Bethesda Row Cinema: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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JackCoursey commented about Old Town Theater on Feb 23, 2008 at 5:31 am

Here is a February 2008 photo of the Old Town exterior and here is a photo of the proscenium.

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JackCoursey commented about Cinema North 6 on Feb 20, 2008 at 4:43 am

Cinema architecture of the 1970s is as memorable as the hairstyles of the same era; to glance upon them provokes the action to turn ones head in hope that the image will go away. But as with any epoch, no matter how desolate, there are some remnants which merit praise for their uniqueness in both style and form. The architecture of the Cinema North fits this criterion. Its design is something akin to a honeycomb and/or a strand of DNA. The hexagon shaped auditoria with their large curved screens, spacious, sun-drenched lobbies, catacomb like hall ways make going to the cinema a sensual experience. Fortunately the good souls who comprise the congregation of the Living To Go Life Centre have retained many of these distinguishing architectural features in transforming this cinema into a house of worship.