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CSWalczak commented about Fox Oakland Theater on Jun 17, 2008 at 10:43 am

No one could be happier about the news about the Fox Oakland than I; I used to walk by it when was rather derelict, then saw it’s gradual rebirth, first with the restoration of its marquee and vertical sign to now.

I do worry though about its successs, especially in the short term; the Paramount just a few blocks away has sure had its ups and downs over last few years and is frequently dark. It used to have a regular program of classic films, but I haven’t seen any listings over the last year or so. The problem for me is that there is so little open in terms restaurants or shopping when the theatre is open. Now, with two grand old palaces open so close together, is there a chance that they will compete over the same kind of attractions and make it hard for both to survive? I sure hope not.

I know some people sill think of downtown Oakland as dangerous, but I have never had any problems there. As LuisV said about Market Street around the Warfield and the Golden Gate, that area is far seedier and intimidating.

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CSWalczak commented about Le Parisien on Jun 17, 2008 at 9:52 am

A 1917 picture of an artist working on the mural that once occupied the space over the proscenium at the theatre when it was the Princess from he Ontario Archives:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0010651.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Cinema Cartier on Jun 17, 2008 at 9:34 am

A picture of the Cartier, probably from 1952 based on the release date of the film that is showing, from the Ontario Archives:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011969.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 17, 2008 at 7:52 am

Interior, also from 1947:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011921.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Odeon Theatre on Jun 17, 2008 at 7:49 am

A picture of the theatre as the Hume in 1946 from the Ontario Archives:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011922.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Chatham Capitol Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Some additional photos from the Ontario Archives circa 1947:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011928.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011929.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Classic Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Function should be changed to live performances.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak commented about Uptown Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 3:57 pm

A 1944 picture from the Ontario Archives:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011974.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Classic Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Pictures of the Classic Theatre in Cobalt, the first two circa 1947, the other two from some earlier date:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011934.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011936.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011933.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011935.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Grand Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 1:21 pm

A picture of the Grand’s interior from 1949:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011982.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Academy Theatre for Performing Arts on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Two 1947 pictures from the Ontario Archives:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011980.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011981.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Classic Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Two pictures from the Ontario Archives of the Classic Theatre in
Owen Sound from 1947:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012533.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012534.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Century Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm

A slightly more direct link to the pictures Warren referred to:
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and two more from the Ontario Archives:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011987.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011984.jpg

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:30 am

This entry should be removed; it was once the O'Brien’s Theatre but it is already listed as the O'Brien Theatre which the current name.

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CSWalczak commented about Guild 45th Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:16 am

It may be the same peron who does (or did) the marquee changing at he Neptune in Seattle; similar humorous commentary used to (perhaps still does) appear on that marquee.

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CSWalczak commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:01 am

This theatre was twinned in 1979; closed in 1999. Screens should be 2.

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CSWalczak commented about Midway Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 9:17 am

Sorry; wrong URL. THe correct one is:

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CSWalczak commented about Midway Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 9:02 pm

A picture of what used to be the front of this theatre can be seen here:

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