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DavidZornig commented about Circle Theatre on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm

1971 photo added via Steve Larrick.

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DavidZornig commented about Bijou Theater on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm

1976 photo added credit UIC Collection.

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DavidZornig commented about Akron Civic Theatre on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

Mid `60s photo added courtesy of Mike Mase Mason.

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DavidZornig commented about Empire Theatre on Dec 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

1952 poster added for a Laurel & Hardy live appearance at the Empire. Found this article as well.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/remember-laurel-hardy-came-nottingham-232394

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Dec 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

This article covers the Paramount and all the other vacant Newark theatres.

http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/12/19/in-neward-nj-the-number-of-abandoned-theatres-lying-around-is-kind-of-a-problem/

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DavidZornig commented about Playhouse Theatre on Dec 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Circa 1975 photo added via Old Time D.C. Facebook page, via eBay slide. Wes Craven’s X-Rated “The Fireworks Woman” banner above the door.

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DavidZornig commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Dec 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Link about the Fine Arts Building.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/recording-the-sights-and-sounds-of-chicagos-fine-arts-building?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

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DavidZornig commented about Rialto Theatre on Dec 20, 2017 at 7:40 am

Interesting. That confirms that the Marion was a different theatre altogether. It should be removed from the previous names, and the two I mentioned above should be added. The Rialto appears to already be closed in the 1939 photo I added.

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DavidZornig commented about Nuart Theater on Dec 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm

YouTube link of the revised marquee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niGDXFiinio&feature=youtu.be

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DavidZornig commented about Nuart Theater on Dec 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm

I added the Bingham County Historic Preservation page’s revised marquee photo to the Photos Section. For those who may not be able to access the Facebook link.

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DavidZornig commented about Nuart Theater on Dec 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm

The marquee has been drastically changed. Other changes as well. Copy from a Facebook post from the the Bingham County Historic Preservation page. Link with before and after photos at bottom.

The gem of Blackfoot’s downtown, the historic Nuart Theater has been on the national registry of historic places since 1978. The art deco building was built in 1930 by Paul Demordaunt, who owned a small Idaho theater chain with his business partner, Hugh Drennen. Since the 1980s the theater has been home to the Blackfoot Community Players. We are sad to report that the privately owned building has been significantly altered. Over the past several months (not including interior changes) the etched glass windows and doors, the stained glass windows on the second floor and now the iconic and beautiful neon sign of the Nuart have been replaced. These changes were approved by the board of the Blackfoot Community Players who received grant money from the city of Blackfoot Urban Renewal Committee appointed by Mayor Loomis. Public opinion has been overwhelmingly negative to these updates. If you have input, we invite you to communicate with the Blackfoot Community Players board and the Blackfoot City Council who oversee the urban renewal committee. Let them know that these moves are out of favor and that the alteration of historic buildings in general and the Nuart theater in particular have an affect on the entire community. http://www.cityofblackfoot.org/council

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=141449283224745&id=141300366572970

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DavidZornig commented about Rialto Theatre on Dec 19, 2017 at 6:45 am

Current tenant Past Time Antique Emporium has graciously provided the following chronology. It opened as the Hutton Moving Picture Show, a silent film venue. It then became Past Time Theatre, then Star Theatre with the Star Diner next door. It’s final incarnation was as the Rialto Theatre. The antique store is named Past Time as an homage to the previous name. 1939 photo as the Rialto added courtesy of Matt Shaw.

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DavidZornig commented about Arcadia Theatre on Dec 18, 2017 at 6:59 am

2012 article about Boom-A-Rang Diner’s opening. No mention of the Arcadia, but the wall’s artwork appears to be movie inspired. Local contractor Leroy Markes owns the building leased to Boom-A-Rang, and those surrounding it.

http://www.enidnews.com/news/business/bringing-back-the-s/article_0783461e-6b85-562f-ad10-39ddc9bafcaa.html

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's State Theatre on Dec 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm

1942 photo and copy added courtesy of Captain Bijou Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about November 1963 photo courtesy of John P. Keating Jr. on Dec 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm

November 16, 1963.

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DavidZornig commented about Masonic Theatre on Dec 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

This article does not mention the original Stonewall Theatre name, and refers to a previous name as the Mason Hall and Opera House.

https://citiesspeak.org/2017/12/12/in-clifton-forge-virginia-an-arts-and-preservation-success-story/

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DavidZornig commented about State Theater on Dec 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Circa 1953 photo added courtesy of Larry Kleebauer Sr.‎

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DavidZornig commented about Didsbury Theatre on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

Appears to have been demolished prior to 2009. The May `09 street view shows a different building where the Didsbury Theatre stood.

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DavidZornig commented about BIOGRAPH Theatre; Chicago, Illinois. on Dec 14, 2017 at 6:44 am

Note that the marquee says Loews, decades before Loews had anything to do with the Biograph.

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DavidZornig commented about Denham Theatre on Dec 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Full size 01/25/51 photo and description below added. Credits at bottom.

January 25, 1951-The Denham Theatre, at the corner of California and Eighteenth streets, recently opened a modern coffee bar, which adjoins the theatre. The exterior is of glass and gray flagstone, the interior is constructed of combed plywood walls and has Formica counters in rose and chartreuse, with stainless steel fittings. The restaurant has entrances on both street and theatre lobby. Photo Getty Images Denver Post, copy credit Denver Post.

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DavidZornig commented about Centre Theatre on Dec 12, 2017 at 8:03 pm

April 16, 1954 photo added with below copy. Credits at bottom. The grand opening of Fox-Intermountain’s new Centre Theatre will be April 29 with the world premiere of “River Of No Return” The theatre will seat 1,247 persons. Photo By Cloyd Teter/The Denver Post via Getty Images. Copy credit The Denver Post.

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DavidZornig commented about Colorado Theatre on Dec 12, 2017 at 7:53 pm

1922 photo added credit Getty Images/Underwood Archives.

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DavidZornig commented about Rialto Theater on Dec 12, 2017 at 7:53 pm

1922 photo added credit Getty Images/Underwood Archives.

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DavidZornig commented about Portage Theatre on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:31 pm

It appears they will be closing in February 2018.

http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/12/11/portage-theater-expected-to-close-in-mid-february-no-new-operator-has-been-announced/

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DavidZornig commented about Seminole Theatre on Dec 9, 2017 at 8:27 pm

1950 Candibar photo added. 2010 link is now dead.