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A partial view of the theater’s exterior can be seen here.
Here are two interior views: 1 and 2
A slideshow of pictures of this cinema can be seem here, and this webpage includes some additional views.
A picture of the theater can be seen here.
Here is an article about the Circle’s addition of an additional screen; they also plan to add a third.
A potential new operator for this theater is apparently interested in seeking a liquor license as part of his business plan: View article
Here is an article about the former cinema’s success as a live music venue.
The new owner/operator may well be Cinemark instead of Carmike; it was just announced that Cinemark is acquiring the Rave properties that were not a part of an earlier sale to Carmike. This may explain why the closing date of this theater was changed.
An article about this theater including a picture can be seen here.
This theater has been renovated again and digital projection has been installed. View article. The theater is now being operated by Phoenix Theaters (the Michigan company, not Phoenix BIG Cinemas).
The theater’s original name was the Windermere, not Wind-A-Mere, corresponding to its location near the corner of Windermere Street and Euclid Avenue, and perhaps meant to evoke someone’s memory of the Lake Windermere area in England. The name survives as the location of a transit station in East Cleveland.
This articleconfirms the earlier closing date. It seems odd that the closing is being made before the arrival of most of the big holiday films though.
AMC is now in charge and the theater is listed on the company’s website.
Landmark plans to renovate this theater and add food and alcoholic beverage service to this theater: View article
A picture of the theater as the Biograpg can be seen here.
The Crest is considering closing the additional screens that were created in a basement space in 1997. View article
Ground will soon be broken for the conversion of this theater to residential and retail: View article
This theater has reopened as the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet; the seat counts in some of the theaters has been reduced is some of the screening rooms. View article
Another exterior view of the Ritz Cinema.
This theater will be reopening as of November 16, 2013 as a bargain cinema after being closed for many years. View article.
The Park Theater on Woodard can be partially seen in a picture on this webpage from Water Winter Wonderland.
Here is a picture of the theatre when it was the King’s Theater; one from sometime in 1949-50, a rear view, and a demolition photo.
If you really read what I wrote, it should be clear that I agree with you that it probably if not definitely will not survive in its present role as a first-run theater. But the owners might make a go of it as a discount house; only time will tell. This has worked in some other places. But unless they can convert to digital, the theater will almost inevitably close as there will be increasingly no product to show.
Kudos to a local preservation group that has provided the funds to enable this nearly century-old little gem to move into the age of digital projection: View article
According to this article, Rave will operate the theater until January 2013, at which time a new operator will temporarily close it for renovations. Other sources suggest the new operator may be Carmike, which is reportedly looking at other Rave locations that it did not earlier acquire in 2012.