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Trolleyguy commented about Plaza Cinema 4 on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

The theater is currently closed as it is moving to a new location at 1436 Main Street in Troy. The name is now Troy Movie House and it is scheduled to reopen in November. Information can be found on the website: http://troymoviehouse.com/

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Trolleyguy commented about Fox Cinema Cafe on Aug 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

New website. http://www.foxcinemacafe.com/

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Trolleyguy commented about Roxy Theater on Aug 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

A shot of Langdon’s Main Street with the Roxy front and center showed up on NBC’s “Dateline” show last night.

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Trolleyguy commented about Gem Theater on Jul 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Here is a picture of the Gem from 1915.

http://tinyurl.com/3ksh3ph

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Trolleyguy commented about Rudalt Theater on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Status should be demolished. The address given is incorrect. More llikely it is 151 South Ludington. This picture taken today from that location matches Don Lewis' postcard picture.

http://tinyurl.com/3k5x3c6

Notice that the sign for the steakhouse is identical to the 1960 picture, as well as is the cornice on the building adjacent to it . The theater has been replaced by the Columbus Public Safety Building at the right in this picture.

http://tinyurl.com/4yvq5a4

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio Theatre on May 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

According to the website, the Patio will reopen on June 3 with a screening of “Thor.”

http://patiotheater.net/

Hope it works out OK.

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Trolleyguy commented about Boulevard Cinema on Apr 30, 2011 at 10:38 am

This theater closed in March, 2010 after the town cancelled the operator’s lease.

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Trolleyguy commented about Highway 18 Outdoor Theater on Apr 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

This theater has now gone digital.
http://tinyurl.com/4xlppjc

A lot more is involved than installing new equipment. To prevent dust intrusion, the projection booth had to be sealed and air-conditioned.

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Trolleyguy commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Here’s a couple of old interior pictures from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Click on the small pictures to expand them.

http://tinyurl.com/6a5w23g

http://tinyurl.com/6esqtdm

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Trolleyguy commented about Gotham Theater on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Here’s an early 1900s picture of the Gotham Theater, showing an elevated train, a streetcar, and other vehicles. Click on the picture to enlarge.

http://tinyurl.com/5uyvkjx

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Trolleyguy commented about Film Row in Memphis on Apr 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

Chicago had its film row on South Wabash Avenue. Here’s an article on those times

View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Orpheum Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

The theater marquee is prominently featured in the movie “Hop” which opened this weekend.

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Trolleyguy commented about AMC may abandon struggling downtown megaplex in Minneapolis on Mar 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

Crown opened a megaplex in suburban Skokie,Illinois that is now part of AMC. It is a very popular theater, with covered parking.

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Trolleyguy commented about Alex Theater on Feb 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm

At least Chicago might have a chance with light rail. Here in Wisconsin, our new governor turned down federal money for high-speed rail and he is also an opponent of light rail as well.

Not sure how he feels about movie theaters, tho.

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Trolleyguy commented about Alex Theater on Feb 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

Reinstate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Montclare Theatre on Feb 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Activate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Nevada Theatre on Jan 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

“Green” film festival at the Nevada. View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Cleveland Cinematheque on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:40 pm

This listing is no less appropriate than some others on this site. For example, there is a high school auditorium in Wisconsin that was listed because it occasionally screened a movie.

At least this venue seems to be more dedicated to frequent movie showings.

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Trolleyguy commented about Movies 16 on Nov 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

This theater now hs 16 screens. Wonder if they will change the name?

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Trolleyguy commented about Ocala Drive-in to reopen on Nov 8, 2010 at 10:31 am

More spam above.

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Trolleyguy commented about Wheeler Opera House on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

Here are some pics recently posted on Cinematour: http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/1685.html

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Trolleyguy commented about Mayfield Theatre on Oct 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

From the time I moved into the neighborhood in 1951, the building was always an auto parts store. The high ceilings and wide front hinted at another use in a previous era.

To me, it appears that the building is still standing and has been taken over by a church.

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Trolleyguy commented about Manor Theatre on Oct 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm

It was called the Ferrara Manor, because the owners of the Ferrara Pan Candy Company in Forest Park purchased the theater once it closed. The owners of the candy company also had (and still own) a bakery in the old Italian neighborhood in Chicago. The family lived nearby in River Forest and wanted the building as an ancillary venue to their primary businesses. Renting the banquet hall meant you would use Ferrara for your wedding cake and candies as well as other catering needs.

Eventually the decline of the neighborhood around the Manor caused their banquet business to go south.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rock Theatres on Oct 25, 2010 at 9:46 am

CLOSED.

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Trolleyguy commented about Goetz Theatre on Oct 18, 2010 at 6:08 pm

The Goetz website has a wealth of information and pictures. View link

Compare this picture taken yesterday to the one taken in 1981. The two corner stores are gone, the theater expanded into them.

http://tinyurl.com/328vdxx

From across the street: http://tinyurl.com/3xyhmth

Box office:

http://tinyurl.com/24ursge

They still sell tickets from this outside box office. A little sign says “Only cash or checks.” Guess they don’t want to pay transaction fees for credit cards.