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Trolleyguy commented about Fort Jackson Theater on Sep 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I’m not surprised at who the commander is. She has quite an impressive resume:

http://www.jackson.army.mil/CommStaff/GCbio.htm

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Trolleyguy commented about Sacramento 6 Drive-In on Aug 31, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Even in the recession, this drive-in is doing good business

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Trolleyguy commented about Cinadome Theatre on Aug 10, 2010 at 3:23 am

Very colorful little place. http://tinyurl.com/2udxbao

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Trolleyguy commented about Park Theater on Aug 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Here’s a photo from 1967. Looks like the theater had been closed a long time by then. http://tinyurl.com/2e4n5xq

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Trolleyguy commented about El Dorado Theater on Jul 28, 2010 at 3:03 am

Sorry for the typo. That’s “American Pickers.”

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Trolleyguy commented about El Dorado Theater on Jul 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

This theater was recently featured on the “American Picers” show on the History Channel.

There were quite a few shots of the interior, showing the stage and the balcony still in place. The owner is divesting himself of a lot of the artifacts that are inside.

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Trolleyguy commented about Big changes coming for movie-goers in Wenatchee on Jul 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm

The above remark is spam. Please remove link.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rock Theatres on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm

According to this article, once renovation has been made to the nearby Movies 10 complex, this theater will be closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Crest Theatre on Jul 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm

The Crest is currently for sale.

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Trolleyguy commented about Theatres of Whitewater on Jul 14, 2010 at 1:02 am

I don’t think so. There was a landscaping crew working on the grounds the day I took the pictures. The theaters and the Taco Bell restaurant that sits at the front of the property on the highway share a driveway and grounds maintenance.

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Trolleyguy commented about Star Cinema on Jul 13, 2010 at 5:45 am

The grant funds being sought for re-opening are not necessarily a sure thing, as this article points out.
http://tinyurl.com/38sqpua

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Trolleyguy commented about Sturgeon Bay Cinema 6 on Jul 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

It is now summer and movies are being shown both in the afternoon and the evening per the theater’s website.

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Trolleyguy commented about Tower Theatre on Jul 3, 2010 at 3:05 pm

The Tower Theater complex is for sale:

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Trolleyguy commented about Scotia Cinema on Jun 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm

This theater was recently shown on HGTV when they announced their Dream Home winner who lives in Scotia.

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Trolleyguy commented about Market Street Cinema on Jun 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Reinstate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Lyons Theater on Jun 23, 2010 at 1:40 am

Status should be closed. Function is funeral home. Address: 4007 Joliet Ave, Lyons, IL 60534-2064.

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Trolleyguy commented about Morton Grove Theatre on Jun 23, 2010 at 12:45 am

Reactivate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Reo Theater on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Here’s a current picture of the Old Tavern Theater.

http://tinyurl.com/23fou55

And here’s a mailer from the 50’s.

http://tinyurl.com/2ayuqfw

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Trolleyguy commented about Middleton Theatre on Jun 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Status should be changed to Closed/Demolished.

This theater was located at 2111 Parmenter Street, Middleton WI. That site now has an apartment building located on it. According to a local historian, the theater closed sometime in the mid-80’s. It served as a 99 cent discount house at the end. She remembers it as being hot in the summer and cold in the winter, due to its metal construction.

After closing, the building was donated to a local church, whose members disassembled it and moved it away. Some of the seats went to the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI.

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Trolleyguy commented about Lena Opera House on Apr 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Here is an article about the theater owner and the “American Pickers” show.
http://tinyurl.com/27q83ku

The theater building is at the center of this picture.
http://tinyurl.com/2bl45sp

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Trolleyguy commented about Maywood Outdoor Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 3:44 am

Kiddieland is now gone, closed last September. Very little remaining of the past in that area now except for the Maywood Park race track and Russell’s BBQ.

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Trolleyguy commented about Blue Mouse Theatre on Feb 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm

When I was stationed at nearby Ft. Lewis in 1963-64, I used to go to this theater for the latest Ingmar Bergman films like “Winter Light” and “The Silence”. At that time, it was called the Proctor. Great little moviehouse, and a nice place to take a date as well.

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Trolleyguy commented about Chief Theatre on Feb 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Try Tattoo Creations at 221 N Rochester Street. http://www.mytattoocreations.com/
The tattoo parlor is in the former theater building.

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Trolleyguy commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm

On Google Maps, it looks like it’s a church now.

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Trolleyguy commented about Walter Reuther Central Auditorium on Feb 23, 2010 at 1:20 am

According to this website, it’s still a high school. http://reuther.kusd.edu/index.html

I attended a very large high school in Chicago that had a beautiful auditorium with a balcony and projection booth, and yes, movies were shown on occasion. I don’t think that qualifies it to be on CT any more than this one should be. The LaSalle Bank Cinema in Chicago showed movies every Saturday night in its bank auditorium. A cinema treasure? I think not.