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Undated photo added courtesy of Bev Milward.
1947 photo as the Lyric added, credit Oklahoma Historical Society.
1940 photo added credit Joe Hepp.
9/16/77 Sun-Times movie section added with the Follies ad in the lower left hand corner.
Note they used “D-T' for "Deep Throat”.
This also helps date the previously posted photo with “Deep Throat” on the marquee.
So the Overview can be changed from 1975 to 1977 as far as the showing of that film at the Follies.
Image courtesy of Tim O'Neill.
“Deep Throat” played at the Follies 9/16/77.
1981 photo added credit John P. Keating Jr.
Not sure if I mentioned it before, but the black tiles on the facade were called Vitrolite.
Very popular material back in the day.
1959 photo as the Studio added via Paul Walton.
Apparently the new plans are on hold.
The Carefree Theater was demolished in September 2016.
Some demolition photos added.
Article below about demolition.
Circa 1940’s photo added courtesy of Alvin Lederer.
1965 photo added courtesy of Barry Bourgault.
Delray Drive-in after Hurricane Betsy in 1965.
Two undated photos & copy added courtesy of Kevin Cox.
The original Fun Shows. Hosted by “Uncle Jim” Anderson of Anderson’s Hardware on WIRK from the Surf Theater
Below is the website for the Uptown Entertainment Development Corporation that works, via the Friends of the Philadelphia Uptown Theater Facebook page.
Below that is a link to their page.
A stucco facade has been added over the original one.
Just added a late 1960 photo, with “High Time” and “The Enemy General” on the marquee. So it was still operating then. They were released in September & October of 1960.
The current street view shows that it has indeed been replaced by the Alvarez Condominiums now, which I believe is a new structure. Since the auditorium roof line is no longer visible. The small building to it’s left in the 1960 photo, still remains today.
The Florida Theatre’s grand opening was April 8th 1927.
It is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary this Saturday with a free Buster Keaton film.
Article below also has the timeline of it’s conversion in 1983 to a performing arts center and beyond.
1909, 1911 & `59 photos added.
Ran across this 1992 Tribune article about the Oak’s then conversion to a music venue.
Further proof on how sadly short that incarnation was to last.
1949 photo added courtesy of Christopher Zimmer.
Criterion photo in this article.
El Miro photo in this article.
It was still the Round-Up Theatre in 1964 and 1970, the dates of the two photos I uploaded.
It had become the Round-Up in 1947 when Ted Gamble took it over.
With a Westerns only policy and Western themed interior. I have found no record of it returning to the Rex Theatre name.
11/12/37 Clarick Theatre fire photo added courtesy of Lynette Warneke Gray.
Undated photo added courtesy of Mike Daily.
Link with 4 vintage photos and the history of the Pelican Theater.