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DavidZornig commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Nov 5, 2015 at 4:06 am

2015 photo added, photo credit Charles Phoenix.

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DavidZornig commented about Englewood Theatre on Nov 5, 2015 at 2:59 am

Undated photo added courtesy of Keith Scott.

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DavidZornig commented about Regal Theater on Nov 4, 2015 at 10:22 pm

You may be on to something. Below is a 1947 Wayne Miller photo, that reads “Looking North on South Parkway at 47th. And pictured is a theater that is clearly not the Regal. Looking North would put the even numbers on the left/West side of the street in that photo.

However all other sources claim the Regal address as 4710, including books referencing the architects Levy & Klein. And the original Lou Rawls theater project that fell through mentioned in the Overview at the top, was only referred to as being “close to the site of the Regal Theater”. Not necessarily on it. The Harold Washington Cultural Center Wikipedia page, seems to be the only source that claims it is in the same site as the Regal stood. And Wikipedia should never be trusted to be accurate. (They list the Century/Diversey Theatre at the 4710 address too. On Levy & Klein’s page.)

Below is the Wayne Miller photo I referenced.

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALID=2K7O3RBDRROO

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DavidZornig commented about Coronet Theatre on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:12 pm

The Coronet is closing.
Article below.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/iconic-south-london-venue-which-has-hosted-charlie-chaplin-and-oasis-to-close-after-138-years-a3106051.html

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DavidZornig commented about Levy Theatre on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm

The Levy Theatre was located on College Street.

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DavidZornig commented about Woodstock Theatre on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

August 2015 article below.

http://mchenrycountyliving.com/new-woodstock-theatre/

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DavidZornig commented about Parkway Theatre on Nov 3, 2015 at 6:58 am

1948 photo added courtesy of Gene Leitner.

There was a 100th birthday party for the Parkway on 10/23/15. Held across the street. Live music, food, outdoor film projections, and a chance to hear firsthand about the Maryland Film Festival’s plans to turn the Parkway into a 3-screen film center. Copy courtesy of Amy Davis. Below is her Flickering Treasures Facebook page with many more photos of the Parkway and other theatres.

https://www.facebook.com/flickeringtreasures

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DavidZornig commented about Globe Theatre on Nov 3, 2015 at 6:45 am

1943 photo added as the Globe Burlesk, courtesy of Ricky Pushkin.

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DavidZornig commented about Centre Theatre on Nov 3, 2015 at 6:35 am

6 images added, 1939, 1954 and current courtesy of Irving Vnay.

Also a March 2015 article about the reopening.

http://hub.jhu.edu/2015/03/04/centre-theater-marquee-lighting

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DavidZornig commented about Keith's Theatre on Nov 3, 2015 at 6:13 am

1949 night photo added courtesy of Mike Elliott‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Royal Theatre on Nov 3, 2015 at 6:07 am

Circa 1930 photo added courtesy of Theatre Talks website.

More photos on below link.

http://theatretalks.tumblr.com/post/6908148633/ralph-cooper-at-the-royal-theatre-baltimore

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DavidZornig commented about Edmondson Drive-In on Nov 3, 2015 at 5:56 am

1991 Baltimore Sun article about the closing with additional history. Including the original car capacity of 1200 until 1965.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1991-10-08/news/1991281017_1_drive-in-theater-brehm-edmondson

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DavidZornig commented about Edmondson Drive-In on Nov 3, 2015 at 5:53 am

Marquee image oil on canvas painting added, copyright Charlene Clark Studio.

2006 photo links have died. But below link still works with one photo.

http://www.driveins.org/md-catonsville-edmondson.htm

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DavidZornig commented about Forest Theatre on Nov 3, 2015 at 5:35 am

3 images added. One is a 1930 print ad which seems to confirm the original address as being 3306.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 10:43 pm

1959 marquee photo added, credit & courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Queen Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Also courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page.

The shell of the building is still there, but the facade is gone. The Queen went into disrepair and closed in the 1950s, but not before the ceiling collapsed (with people inside). It is now The Contemporary (formerly Arthouse), and if you go inside, you can still see some of the original ceiling and walls of the old theater.

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DavidZornig commented about Queen Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Added undated early photo and below copy credit & courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page.

Queen Theater at 700-702 Congress Avenue. George Littlefield bought the original Queen at 700 Congress and its next door neighbor, the Casino Theater, in 1920 with plans to tear them both down and build an all new expanded theater. He died before the plans came to fruition, but the project continued under J.J. Hegman. The new Queen Theater opened in 1921 with the first electric light sign for a theater in town, first wiring for sound, seating for 900, a lavishly decorated interior, a unique projection room and more.

While running the Queen in the 1920s, the Hegmans battled Texas' Blue Laws, which at the time forbade most commerce on Sundays. Angry that many drugstores and cigar shops operated illegally on Sundays with impunity, the Hegmans began defying the Blue Laws by advertising Sunday pictures. Eventually, all of Austin had to close on Sundays to ensure equal enforcement of the law. We have an online finding aid for the J.J. Hegman Papers: http://bit.ly/14wE31f.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

2 other photos added courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page as well.

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DavidZornig commented about Harlem Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 10:07 pm

July 1973 photo added, photo credit Austin History Center Facebook page, Image # AS-73-84991.

Willie Winn and Dennis D. Baum, who bought and reopened the Harlem Theater in July 1973. Sadly the theater burned down in December of 1973.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 9:58 pm

1930 photo added, copy via the Austin History Center Facebook page. Photo credit in link below.

October 11th was the 100th anniversary of the 1st production at the Paramount Theater, then known as the Majestic Theater. A play called “When Knights Were Bold” opened on October 11th, 1915. To learn more about the Paramount’s history, visit our photo exhibit in our Holt Gallery, on view until November 1st. You can also visit this website: http://paramounthistory.org/ to read more stories.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 6:18 am

1957 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page. Partial marquee image.

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DavidZornig commented about Roxy Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 6:16 am

1957 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Tem-Bel Drive-In on Nov 1, 2015 at 2:55 am

1961 print ad added courtesy of Gene Watson.

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DavidZornig commented about Powers' Theatre on Oct 30, 2015 at 4:59 am

1910 photo added courtesy of Glen Miller.

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DavidZornig commented about Lobo Theater on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:35 am

Undated photo added courtesy of Anthony Gomez. Looks like the city didn’t care about the placement of their streetlamp.

1938 photo added too, courtesy of Dom Otero.