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Lost Memory commented about Trinz Electric Theater on Nov 13, 2004 at 7:14 pm

The “modern” address for this theater should be 1202 W Historic Mitchell St. Milwaukee, WI 53204.

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Lost Memory commented about Rochester Drive-In on Nov 11, 2004 at 8:06 pm

I found some additional info on this drive-in. The original name was “Drive-In Theater” when it opened on May 29th, 1942. The name was changed to the Rochester Drive-In in 1946. The movie that played here on opening day was “Look Who’s Laughing” starring Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Fibber McGee and Molly.

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Lost Memory commented about Sunset Drive-In on Nov 11, 2004 at 7:56 pm

This drive-in has a numbered address which should make it map correctly. The address is 108 Telegraph Rd, Middleport, NY. 14105

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Lost Memory commented about Starlite Drive-In on Nov 11, 2004 at 6:48 pm

A picture of the Starlite Drive-In’s marquee can be seen here:
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Lost Memory commented about Twin Drive-In on Nov 11, 2004 at 4:01 pm

The Twin Drive-In is listed as opening in 1949 with a capacity for 1300 cars.

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Lost Memory commented about Lakeshore Drive-In on Nov 11, 2004 at 10:59 am

Opening night at the Lakeshore Drive-In was July, 1950. The movie that played that night was called “Bagdad” (not Baghdad) starring Maureen O'Hara. The last movie to play here in September, 1992 was “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with Kristy Swanson and Donald Sutherland.

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Lost Memory commented about Washington Drive-In on Nov 11, 2004 at 10:30 am

The Washington Drive-In owned by Redstone Theatres, opened on June 27th, 1956. The movie that played there on opening day was called “The Desperate Hours” with Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March.

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Lost Memory commented about Jericho Drive-In on Nov 10, 2004 at 9:38 pm

This is a link to a topographical map that will show you where the Jericho Drive-In was located.
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Lost Memory commented about Malta Drive-In on Nov 10, 2004 at 4:21 pm

Some info that I came across on this drive-in. The original owner of the Malta Drive-In was the late Sarto Smaldone, who later served two terms as mayor of Saratoga Springs. Smaldone maintained the theater for nearly 30 years before it was sold in 1977. Seventeen years ago, brothers Tom and Ed Caro purchased the theater and developed a second, year-round business adjacent to the drive-in, “The Furniture Theater”, selling, well, furniture. The drive-in employs 16 people and screens first-run movies every weekend. Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day, the drive-in is open full time, showing movies seven nights a week.

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Lost Memory commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Nov 10, 2004 at 11:54 am

I hope that I’m not confusing this theater with another Lansdowne Theatre. The above address doesn’t map correctly. There is a listing for a Lansdowne Theater located at 31 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050. This theater is listed as a live theater and it is open.

Also, I found some old photo’s of this theater but they are thumbnails. To view the larger photo’s you must be a paying member.
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Lost Memory commented about Market Square 4 Cinemas on Nov 10, 2004 at 10:38 am

Was this theater also known as the Market Square 4? If it was, there is a 2003 photo of it here:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=3990

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Lost Memory commented about Circle Arts Theatre on Nov 10, 2004 at 10:36 am

I don’t know if the building is being used for anything today, but you can see a recent photo of the Circle Arts Theatre here:
http://ah.bfn.org/h/movie/sandhu/source/20.html

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Lost Memory commented about Shirley Drive-In on Nov 9, 2004 at 4:31 pm

This drive-in was actually located between Sunrise highway and Montauk highway with the entrance being on Montauk highway. This is a map that shows where the Shirley Drive-in was located:
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Lost Memory commented about Loew's Broad Theatre on Nov 9, 2004 at 12:12 pm

I read an article about Billy James the owner/builder of this theater. In the article it mentions that this theater was first called the Rialto Theater before becoming the James Theater.

“ After a few years, the success of the Broadway prompted Billy James to begin planning another venture nearby. Recognizing that the motion picture was rapidly moving beyond the flickers of the early nickelodeons, James built a large new theatre designed for the movies just to the west of the Broadway. Originally opened as the Rialto, the theatre was renamed the James. At 3,000 seats, it was the largest motion picture theatre in the city when it was built.

Featuring a large electric sign with more than 3,000 lights and one of the most impressive pipe organs in the Midwest, the James was a wonder to behold when it opened in 1921.

For all its glitter and glamour, the James Theatre had a relatively short life by that name. James sold his theatre to Loew’s and United Artists, who opened it as the Broad in 1927. Billy James died in 1941. His theatre lasted another 20 years, finally closing in 1961. It was torn down to make way for the Huntington Trust building that now occupies the site".

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Lost Memory commented about Strand Theater on Nov 9, 2004 at 10:52 am

A 1939 photo of the Strand Theater can be seen here:
http://hornellhome.com/strand1939A.jpg

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Lost Memory commented about Steuben Theatre on Nov 8, 2004 at 9:24 pm

Thanks Roger, the spelling of this theater should be Steuben. I found this theater on a website run by the Cohen family and the captions under the photos have it spelled Stueben. Thats the reason that I spelled it that way. It should be changed to STEUBEN!
http://www.transitdrivein.com/history.htm

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Lost Memory commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 8, 2004 at 7:47 pm

The Capitol Theater has an address listed as 315 Donald Street. I also found this article about the Capitol Theater.

“History of the Capitol Theatre”

“The first announcement that Winnipeg was to be graced with a new $600,000 luxury theatre came on 18 November 1919 at the request of S. E. Richards. Although the building construction was delayed by a shortage of cement and structural steel, the Capitol Theatre was officially opened on Monday, 14 February 1921. The new movie theatre was built for the Famous Players Canadian Corporation Limited (merging of Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and Paramount Theatres Limited), formed by E. W. Bickell and N. L. Nathanson in 1918. In its rival with the Allen Curcuit, Famous Players decided to errect a chain of fifty new theatres across Canada.
The architect of the Capitol was the prestigous North American theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb. Lamb became prominent in theatre design in 1913 after designing the Regent Theatre in New York City. His success continued when he designed the Mark Strand on Broadway, the Roxy, the Rivoli, and the Capital Theatre in New York. Lamb’s theatre designs in Canada include the Loew Theatre chain, Loew’s Yonge Street Theatre, Capitol Theatres and the Uptown theatre.
Winnipeg’s Capitol Theatre is a fine and significant example of Lamb’s Canadian work and delighted its patrons. Along the walls of the main floor, engaged columns and pilasters supported an entablature at balcony level on which rested the highly decorated enormous saucer dome which was described as "a thing of beauty”. In front of the proscenium arch on each side of the theatre were tall, gilt, round headed grills decorated by winged female figures. Similar figures were found throughout the plaster work of the dome. Even the permanent stage, scenery and curtain were noteworthy, being designed by John Wenger, a Russian who was considered one of the leading artists of the day with an ‘inimitable’ personal stamp to his work.
Over 2,000 people attended the opening nght of the Capitol Theatre and many others had to be turned away from its doors. As was typical in the days of short silent films, the evening’s entertainment consisted of a combination of a silent movie, music and live entertainment. The Capitol Theatre continued to be one of the most lavish and attractive movie palace auditoriums in Winnipeg".

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Lost Memory commented about Steuben Theatre on Nov 8, 2004 at 7:10 pm

A 1939 exterior photo of the Stueben Theatre can be seen here:
http://hornellhome.com/SteubenTheater1939A.jpg

And an interior photo of the Stueben Theatre can be seen here:
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Lost Memory commented about North Drive-In on Nov 8, 2004 at 7:07 pm

A photo of the marquee for the North Drive-In theater and an aerial photo can be seen here:
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Lost Memory commented about Page Cinema Arts Theatre on Nov 8, 2004 at 3:44 pm

I also found a listing for this theater that gives an opening year of 1967. Besides that, the address above is wrong. The address that I found for this theater is 5584 Airway Road Dayton,OH 45431

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Lost Memory commented about Gary Theatre on Nov 8, 2004 at 1:43 pm

This theater is listed as being closed/demolished in 1978. You can see some photos of it here:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=23419

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Lost Memory commented about Rockville Centre Cinema on Nov 8, 2004 at 9:24 am

Be careful what you wish for longislandmovies. (just kidding) I found a website to translate what Ivan posted. It makes as much sense to me in English as it does in Russian. This is the translation:

“In Moscow Daniel meets Kostyu and Ilya, friends on the first Chechen war. Kostya attempts soak to brother – twin, who plays in NKHL, in America. It has serious problems with the Chicago Mafia. Suddenly Kostyu finds killed. Daniel undertakes the matter. To it to the aid arrives brother Victor. Together they leave for America. America met them unfriendly. Brothers begin their war”.
If you want to do translations, copy the text and paste it in the following website:
http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr

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Lost Memory commented about DeWitt Drive-In on Nov 8, 2004 at 9:19 am

The last movie listed as playing at this drive-in was a mystery/horror movie called Sleep Away Camp.

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Lost Memory commented about RKO Pelham Theatre on Nov 6, 2004 at 4:48 pm

Your right Warren, I don’t believe they use a hyphen either. 2126 White Plains Road shows a listing for the Chase Bank.

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Lost Memory commented about Melody 49 Twin Drive-In on Nov 6, 2004 at 4:25 pm

The Melody 49 Twin Drive-In is a rather large drive-in with a capacity for 1280 cars. In 2004, screen one was rebuilt.