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Wilkes Theatre circa 1921.
The Estella Theatre is listed in the 1928 Film Daily Yearbook with 300 seats.
This cached page for a National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, has some information about the Etowah Theatre which was built in 1948 according to that document.
Two-story brick veneer Art Moderne style motion picture theatre with a monopitch roof concealed at its facade and side elevations by stepped parapets; faces east, rectangular, freestanding; storefront with modern brick infill (ca. 1980} with double leaf doors at its center bays and cast stone decorative panels at its outer bays, full-width metal sign above storefront; upper level has a slightly elevated central area covered with white stone veneer with an inset lower panel of gray stone with 4 infilled windows, outer bays have similar gray stone veneer with a vertical row of 3 low-relief panels in each bay; exposed brick exterior side and rear exterior walls; interior has been gutted and only the roof trusses remain.
Industrial production in the area grew during World War II and Attalla’s population again rose sharply between 1940 and 1952, from 4,585 to 7,537. The Etowah Theatre was constructed in 1948 and replaced the older Liberty Theatre at 430 4th Street NW. Industrial production gradually declined after the war, as did the city’s strategic value as a rail center. As a result, Attalla has now largely become a smaller bedroom community to the nearby larger city of Gadsden.
The Liberty Theatre is listed in the 1947 Film Daily Yearbook as closed with 485 seats.
Published on November 3, 1921.
Published on January 4, 1940.
Star Theatre circa 1915.
Plains Theatre building when it was being used as a church.
Architect Emil Motl ad from 1924.
I think the NRHP form contains a typo. Emil Motl was an architect working in Monticello, NY. He even advertised in the newspaper. I’ll upload one of his ads.
Francais Theatre circa 1914.
Published on January 5, 1938.
Listed as the “Center” Theatre in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook with 500 seats.
The Crescent Theatre opened on September 14, 1916. The opening movie was “Peggy” starring Billie Burke.
Unless M & R Blacktop is the name of a music group, the building is no longer used as a theatre. Google photo
Ad is dated December 29, 1915.
The Patricia Theatre existed in 1922. These are the theatres listed in a 1922 City Directory of London, Ontario.
Grand Opera House, 473 Richmond
Loew s Theatre 194 Dundas
Majestic Theatre, 231 Dundas
Patricia Theatre, 423-427 Clarence
Star Theatre, 388 Richmond
This website gives the names of the architects as Watt & Blackwell.
“PATRICIA THEATRE, Clarence Street near Dundas Street, c. 1921 (Const., xv, Feb. 1922, 53, illus.)”
The Monte Vista Theatre is listed in the 1934 Film Daily Yearbook with 750 seats. Its listed in the 1928 edition but no seat count is given.
This was published in The Sun on November 6, 1912.
THEATRE CONTRACT AWARDED.
The Security Construction Company has been awarded the contract for building the theatre and office building at 253-259 West 125th street, running through to West 126th street. The theatre will have a seating capacity of 2,500 and will be the most elaborate of its kind in Harlem. Hurtig & Seamon, who have conducted their music hall on 125th street for the past sixteen years, are the lessees of the new theatre, the deal being closed through Sidney S. Cohen as broker. The theatre will be ready in the fall of 1913.
Hopefully you found the other Apollo Theatre by now. If not, click here for the Apollo Theatre on 42nd Street.
Its good to be reincarnated, Ed. The other account didn’t work right. This one works great so far. Okay, back to the show. I had no idea that a theatre ever existed at this location. The only theatre (if you want to call it a theatre) that I was aware of that was close to this location was Kreuschers Arcade. The arcade was located on the other side of Cypress Avenue so it couldn’t be the Cypress Air Drome.
The small building on the map that is marked “moving pictures” could have been a small enclosed theatre. Too bad that the map doesn’t give a name for it. That building appears to be “landlocked”. Maybe you had to go through the air drome to access that building. Even though I was happy to find this theatre, not being able to find more information about it can be a little frustrating. Hopefully someone else will know something about this theatre and post it here.
Thanks Al. Good to see that your still here. I have missed a number of people on this website. It appears that a few of them have left the website for various reasons but many of the “old timers” are still here.
Published on March 18, 1916.