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Trolleyguy commented about Boulevard Cinema on Apr 30, 2011 at 7:38 am

This theater closed in March, 2010 after the town cancelled the operator’s lease.

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Trolleyguy commented about Highway 18 Outdoor Theater on Apr 30, 2011 at 7:31 am

This theater has now gone digital.
http://tinyurl.com/4xlppjc

A lot more is involved than installing new equipment. To prevent dust intrusion, the projection booth had to be sealed and air-conditioned.

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Trolleyguy commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Here’s a couple of old interior pictures from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Click on the small pictures to expand them.

http://tinyurl.com/6a5w23g

http://tinyurl.com/6esqtdm

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Trolleyguy commented about Gotham Theater on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Here’s an early 1900s picture of the Gotham Theater, showing an elevated train, a streetcar, and other vehicles. Click on the picture to enlarge.

http://tinyurl.com/5uyvkjx

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Trolleyguy commented about Film Row in Memphis on Apr 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

Chicago had its film row on South Wabash Avenue. Here’s an article on those times

View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Orpheum Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

The theater marquee is prominently featured in the movie “Hop” which opened this weekend.

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Trolleyguy commented about AMC may abandon struggling downtown megaplex in Minneapolis on Mar 26, 2011 at 7:45 am

Crown opened a megaplex in suburban Skokie,Illinois that is now part of AMC. It is a very popular theater, with covered parking.

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Trolleyguy commented about Alex Theater on Feb 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

At least Chicago might have a chance with light rail. Here in Wisconsin, our new governor turned down federal money for high-speed rail and he is also an opponent of light rail as well.

Not sure how he feels about movie theaters, tho.

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Trolleyguy commented about Alex Theater on Feb 6, 2011 at 7:28 am

Reinstate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Montclare Theatre on Feb 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Activate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Nevada Theatre on Jan 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

“Green” film festival at the Nevada. View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Cleveland Cinematheque on Jan 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm

This listing is no less appropriate than some others on this site. For example, there is a high school auditorium in Wisconsin that was listed because it occasionally screened a movie.

At least this venue seems to be more dedicated to frequent movie showings.

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Trolleyguy commented about Movies 16 on Nov 8, 2010 at 7:37 am

This theater now hs 16 screens. Wonder if they will change the name?

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Trolleyguy commented about Ocala Drive-in to reopen on Nov 8, 2010 at 7:31 am

More spam above.

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Trolleyguy commented about Wheeler Opera House on Oct 30, 2010 at 8:02 am

Here are some pics recently posted on Cinematour: http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/1685.html

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Trolleyguy commented about Mayfield Theatre on Oct 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm

From the time I moved into the neighborhood in 1951, the building was always an auto parts store. The high ceilings and wide front hinted at another use in a previous era.

To me, it appears that the building is still standing and has been taken over by a church.

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Trolleyguy commented about Manor Theatre on Oct 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

It was called the Ferrara Manor, because the owners of the Ferrara Pan Candy Company in Forest Park purchased the theater once it closed. The owners of the candy company also had (and still own) a bakery in the old Italian neighborhood in Chicago. The family lived nearby in River Forest and wanted the building as an ancillary venue to their primary businesses. Renting the banquet hall meant you would use Ferrara for your wedding cake and candies as well as other catering needs.

Eventually the decline of the neighborhood around the Manor caused their banquet business to go south.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rock Theatres on Oct 25, 2010 at 6:46 am

CLOSED.

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Trolleyguy commented about Goetz Theatre on Oct 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

The Goetz website has a wealth of information and pictures. View link

Compare this picture taken yesterday to the one taken in 1981. The two corner stores are gone, the theater expanded into them.

http://tinyurl.com/328vdxx

From across the street: http://tinyurl.com/3xyhmth

Box office:

http://tinyurl.com/24ursge

They still sell tickets from this outside box office. A little sign says “Only cash or checks.” Guess they don’t want to pay transaction fees for credit cards.

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Trolleyguy commented about Victoria Theatre reopens in Blossburg - after 35 years! on Oct 18, 2010 at 7:35 am

Can we get rid of these spammers? All they’re doing is taking up band width.

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Trolleyguy commented about Michigan Theater on Oct 13, 2010 at 7:38 am

The Michigan was seen on the TV show “Detroit 1-8-7” last night. A cop meets with an informant in the structure and ceiling and wall details are clearly seen.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rock Theatres on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:45 am

Just as indicated above, this theater has now closed.

View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Theaters to be required to post calorie counts on Sep 21, 2010 at 7:17 am

I don’t think it’s government intrusion. Look at the back of any food package you might purchase and you’ll see the same thing spelled out. Those of us who have diabetes and other health issues welcome this kind of disclosure.

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Trolleyguy commented about Uptown Theater on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

That seems to be the case. Try this link and type in “Uptown” in the search box.

http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/index.shtml

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Trolleyguy commented about Uptown Theater on Sep 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

A 1960 view of the Uptown can be seen to the right here:
http://tinyurl.com/2cnm7mm