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DavidZornig commented about Gayety Theater on Dec 30, 2017 at 5:28 pm

1954 photo added courtesy of Mark MacDougal‎. Blue Gayety blade sign down A Street on the left.

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DavidZornig commented about Martin Theater on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

I added the two history pages and the current street view image to the Photos section. But as expected the two pages are tough to read, unless you download and enlarge them. So the above Facebook link is still better.

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DavidZornig commented about Martin Theater on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Below is a link to the The South Charleston Museum Foundation’s Facebook page, with a history of the town’s theatres including the Victory and Gem. There are 3 images to scroll through. The photo I already posted, and two pages of copy with the histories. (I don’t think the latter will enlarge enough to be posted here, but I saved them.) The way it reads however is that the “Mound/Martin Theatre” were one in the same. So possibly a previous name for the Martin and not a separate theatre as we had thought. Additionally the foundation mistakenly thinks the Martin Theatre building was torn down, but it was not. And it is indeed the same building as Asian Market as I stated above.

https://www.facebook.com/343777785586/photos/a.10158697746555587.1073741849.343777785586/10158697758745587/?type=3&theater

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DavidZornig commented about Martin Theater on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

I switched out the 1953 photo with one courtesy of the The South Charleston Museum Foundation. It is clearer and wider.

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DavidZornig commented about Alabama Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

Current article about sign replacement with multiple photos.

http://www.alabamanewscenter.com/2017/12/28/119293/

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DavidZornig commented about Martin Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 7:56 am

1943 image added via Joe Agnew.
“Hitler’s Children” showing at the Ritz.

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DavidZornig commented about Virginia Cinema on Dec 29, 2017 at 6:39 am

As of 2016 plans were for a restoration.

http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/news/dsdc-announces-plan-to-restore-historic-theater/article_6425cbfa-8042-11e6-8f52-af1722048f81.html

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DavidZornig commented about Virginia Cinema on Dec 29, 2017 at 6:30 am

Mid `60’s photo added via Theo Tersteeg.

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DavidZornig commented about Public Theatre on Dec 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Undated photo as the Ritz added credit Gary Henson.

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DavidZornig commented about Public Theatre on Dec 27, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Older photo as Public Theatre added via Gary Henson. Second floor windows were bricked over at the time. Marks Billiards was upstairs per Joshua Dube. Current street view shows windows reinstalled and canvas awnings have replaced the marquee box.

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DavidZornig commented about Martin Theater on Dec 27, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Building still standing and houses Asian Market today. Link below with current photos.

https://www.maangchi.com/shopping/asian-market-in-south-charleston-west-virginia

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DavidZornig commented about State Theatre on Dec 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

1954 photo added via David Kroger.

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DavidZornig commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 27, 2017 at 1:51 pm

“Windjammer” premiere April 8, 1958. Photo added courtesy of Mark MacDougal‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Village Art Theatre on Dec 27, 2017 at 8:11 am

The building received landmark status in 2009. A 2008 link is above in the comments. I have not heard of any plans for it’s return to an active theatre. The sales office on Well Street for the project is not open yet, but the website is finally up. The only recent changes were the cutting down of the trees in the parkway behind it and replacing them with utility poles. Also construction fencing and cement barricades on the Clark Street side. The No Parking signs are dated until February. I’ve asked the nearby commercial tenants and all they’ve heard is that electrical work will be first. Here is the website, though it has a VIP sign up and not much info yet.

http://1550onthepark.com/

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DavidZornig commented about Martin Theater on Dec 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

1953 photo added.

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DavidZornig commented about Pantages Theatre on Dec 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Multiple photos of the Pantages sign on VJ Day in below link.

http://www.vintag.es/2013/10/old-photos-of-vj-day-on-streets-of.html

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DavidZornig commented about Circle Theatre on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm

1971 photo added via Steve Larrick.

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DavidZornig commented about Bijou Theater on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm

1976 photo added credit UIC Collection.

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DavidZornig commented about Akron Civic Theatre on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

Mid `60s photo added courtesy of Mike Mase Mason.

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DavidZornig commented about Empire Theatre on Dec 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

1952 poster added for a Laurel & Hardy live appearance at the Empire. Found this article as well.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/remember-laurel-hardy-came-nottingham-232394

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Dec 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

This article covers the Paramount and all the other vacant Newark theatres.

http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/12/19/in-neward-nj-the-number-of-abandoned-theatres-lying-around-is-kind-of-a-problem/

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DavidZornig commented about Playhouse Theatre on Dec 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Circa 1975 photo added via Old Time D.C. Facebook page, via eBay slide. Wes Craven’s X-Rated “The Fireworks Woman” banner above the door.

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DavidZornig commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Dec 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Link about the Fine Arts Building.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/recording-the-sights-and-sounds-of-chicagos-fine-arts-building?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

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DavidZornig commented about Rialto Theatre on Dec 20, 2017 at 7:40 am

Interesting. That confirms that the Marion was a different theatre altogether. It should be removed from the previous names, and the two I mentioned above should be added. The Rialto appears to already be closed in the 1939 photo I added.

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DavidZornig commented about Nuart Theater on Dec 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm

YouTube link of the revised marquee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niGDXFiinio&feature=youtu.be