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

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Trolleyguy commented about Nevada Theatre on Jan 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

“Green” film festival at the Nevada. View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Cleveland Cinematheque on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:40 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 10:37 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 10:31 am

More spam above.

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Trolleyguy commented about Wheeler Opera House on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:02 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 7:56 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 7:45 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 9:46 am

CLOSED.

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Trolleyguy commented about Goetz Theatre on Oct 18, 2010 at 6:08 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 10:35 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 10:38 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 12:45 pm

Just as indicated above, this theater has now closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Theaters to be required to post calorie counts on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:17 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 10:10 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 2:56 pm

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

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Trolleyguy commented about State Theater on Sep 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

Here is another article on the closing:

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Check out the slide show that accompanies the article. This theater could be expanded and re-opened.

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Trolleyguy commented about Fort Jackson Theater on Sep 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

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 11:12 am

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

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Trolleyguy commented about Cinadome Theatre on Aug 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm

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

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Trolleyguy commented about Park Theater on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:17 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 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm

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

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Trolleyguy commented about El Dorado Theater on Jul 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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 10:13 am

The above remark is spam. Please remove link.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rock Theatres on Jul 20, 2010 at 3:38 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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