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JackCoursey commented about AED Globe Theatre on Mar 15, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Here are photos from March 2008 of the former Embassy/Visions Cinema: 1, 2, 3

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JackCoursey commented about Naylor Theatre on Mar 12, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Here and here are photos from February 2008 of the former Naylor Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Roth's Parkway 1-2-3 on Mar 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm

The Parkway was built as a triplex with a total seating capacity of 900 (400 in two auditoriums and 100 in the third). Philip Mason was the design consultant.

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JackCoursey commented about Takoma Theatre on Mar 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Here and here are February 2008 photos of the Takoma Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Roth's Parkway 1-2-3 on Mar 6, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Here are 2008 photos of the Parkway. It is hard to conceive that this was ever a triplex. Front, Side, Interior

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JackCoursey commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Mar 4, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Here are 2008 photos of the AFI Silver: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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JackCoursey commented about Loew's Fairfax Circle on Feb 29, 2008 at 7:20 pm

I have an address listing the Fairfax Circle at 9488 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA and had a seating capacity of 1,200.

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JackCoursey commented about West Spring Theatre on Feb 28, 2008 at 7:34 pm

The West Spring opened in 1973 under the Jerry Lewis Cinema banner with a seating capacity of 560.

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JackCoursey commented about Bethesda Row Cinema on Feb 27, 2008 at 6:12 pm

Here are photos from 2008 of the Bethesda Row Cinema: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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JackCoursey commented about Old Town Theater on Feb 22, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Here is a February 2008 photo of the Old Town exterior and here is a photo of the proscenium.

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JackCoursey commented about Cinema North 6 on Feb 19, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Cinema architecture of the 1970s is as memorable as the hairstyles of the same era; to glance upon them provokes the action to turn ones head in hope that the image will go away. But as with any epoch, no matter how desolate, there are some remnants which merit praise for their uniqueness in both style and form. The architecture of the Cinema North fits this criterion. Its design is something akin to a honeycomb and/or a strand of DNA. The hexagon shaped auditoria with their large curved screens, spacious, sun-drenched lobbies, catacomb like hall ways make going to the cinema a sensual experience. Fortunately the good souls who comprise the congregation of the Living To Go Life Centre have retained many of these distinguishing architectural features in transforming this cinema into a house of worship.

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JackCoursey commented about Atlas Performing Arts Center on Feb 19, 2008 at 7:13 am

Here and here are February 2008 photos of the Atlas.

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JackCoursey commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Feb 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Here and here are recent photos of what remains of the Capitol Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Langley Theatre on Feb 16, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Here, here,and here are photos from February 2008 of the former Langley Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Loews White Flint Movies 5 on Feb 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Here and here are February 2008 photos of the White Flint Cinema.

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JackCoursey commented about Miracle Theatre on Feb 15, 2008 at 3:35 am

Ultra-Modern? The Miracle was nice, but even for its time I would not have tagged it “Ultra Modern”; Mod, yes. Cobb Centre fit closer to the Ultra-mod criteria in my book and the Georgia Cinerama set the standard. Still the Miracle and its twin sibling, the Toco Hills, were theatres of distinction and are greatly missed.

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JackCoursey commented about Theatre on Feb 14, 2008 at 3:35 am

Here is a photo from June 2007 of the The Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Strand Theater on Feb 14, 2008 at 3:25 am

Here is a photo from January 2008 of the Strand.

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JackCoursey commented about Tara Cinemas on Feb 13, 2008 at 9:56 am

When they made the modifications to the first auditorium it seemed like it only took a day or two. The screen in cinema one was moved forward a couple of yards and about ten or twelve rows were moved into this back stage cinema. I would love to see a photo of the original Tara auditorium when it was a single screen operation.

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JackCoursey commented about Allen Theater on Feb 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Here are photos from February 2008 of the former Allen Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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JackCoursey commented about Roth's Silver Spring West Theatre on Feb 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm

The Seco/Silver Spring West is still standing although it has been extensively remodeled both internally and externally (here is a photo of it from February 2008). The theatre is currently home to the Bethel World Outreach Ministries and you can see interior photos by going to their website then clicking on Events, then Events Photo Gallery.

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JackCoursey commented about Carver Theatre on Feb 7, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Here and here are photos from January 2008 of the former Carver Theatre which will soon to be the home for the Good Samaritan Foundation.

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JackCoursey commented about Penn Theater on Feb 7, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Here and here are January 2008 photos of the former Penn Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about King's Palace on Feb 5, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Here is a February 2008 (not very flattering) evening photo of this magnificent structure.

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JackCoursey commented about Wheaton Plaza on Feb 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm

The original theatre was located in the general vicinity of where Target is now (11160 Viers Mill Rd). This Bernheimer theatre opened in 1962 as a single screen venue, designed by Edmund Dreyfuss, with a seating capacity of 590. Two additional screens were added on or around 1973 bringing the total seating capacity to 1,513. The theatre was demolished in 1986 and a new P & G seven screen cinema, designed by the Collins & Kronstadt-Leahy, and Hogan architectural group opened just south of the original theatre at 2300 Shorefield Road. The theatre was expanded to eleven screens in 1990.