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Patsy commented about Loew's Grand Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 7:05 pm

I now have a copy of Popcorn Palaces and the former Loew’s Grand Theatre is in there! But so sad that it was demolished as I feel there was room in Atlanta for BOTH the Loew’s and the Fox!

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Patsy commented about More Photos From The Capitol Theatre Restoration on Jan 14, 2005 at 5:24 pm

These are wonderful theatre photos out of Flint MI. Congratulations to the community for working together to bring back another historical theatre!

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Patsy commented about State Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 4:56 pm

Can anyone tell me if this theatre perhaps or the Orpheum was the location of the recent NBC Nightly News broadcast on Thursday, Jan. 13th?

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Patsy commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 4:51 pm

While going through the Minneapolis theatres that are still open I wondered if this is the theatre that Brian Williams broadcast the NBC Nightly News from on Thursday, Jan. 13th?

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 4:28 pm

I do see somewhat of a similarity, yet the Marianne is quite unique in the realm of art deco theatres as seen on page 115 of Popcorn Palaces as it shows the entire facade including above the lighted marquee. The same architect could have built both theatres though.

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Patsy commented about Boyd Theatre To Be Restored & Reopened on Jan 14, 2005 at 1:28 pm

Heisenbottle Architects: Thank you so very much! The sites that I have posted will truly give you interesting insight on the Carolina’s past and future. “Looking a bit forlorn in the shadows of a new and progressive uptown Charlotte stands the Carolina Theater, a grand lady physically bent and broken but still spirited, awaiting her fate.”

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Patsy commented about Boyd Theatre To Be Restored & Reopened on Jan 14, 2005 at 11:07 am

Thank you, thank you and thank you! I will pass along your email address to my Charlotte friend and his group who have been involved for 10 long years in trying to create interest in restoring the Carolina Theatre in downtown Charlotte NC. This historic theatre’s history is documented on cinema treasures with a photo, but also can be found by going to the following sites: www.mtos.org

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The Metrolina Theatre Organ Society (MTOS) has put together a very well done ‘virtual tour’ of the theatre which makes one feel as if they have virtually walked inside and the other site gives a well written documentary/no photos.

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Patsy commented about Boyd Theatre To Be Restored & Reopened on Jan 14, 2005 at 10:44 am

Does Clear Channel have an official website to contact them? Thanks.

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Patsy commented about Boyd Theatre To Be Restored & Reopened on Jan 14, 2005 at 10:39 am

It is great to see a group of architects who have interest in old structures. I have been in contact with an architect concerning the restoration of a 1920’s theatre and though cordial during our brief phone conversations his interest does not include historical theatres, but rather high rise condos and probably parking lots!

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 10:35 am

If you view the photos on cinematour, you’ll see one of the marquee with the words “Closed for Repair” and ironically the word ‘repair’ is in need of repair, too!

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 10:33 am

Charles: Your verbal description of Marianne is awesome and ‘on the money’ as I have before me the photo taken from Popcorn Palaces of the Marianne! As the owner, Jack Eck said “The Marianne has a lot of sentimental value. I hope it still has a future.” I wholeheartedly agree, Jack!

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 9:20 am

And I would highly urge anyone who wants to see this art deco theatre and many decos across this great land of ours to go to www.abebooks.com and order Popcorn Palaces! It’s a must for anyone who is a big art deco fan such as myself! ;–)

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 9:18 am

Where is Bellevue KY located in the Blue Grass State? If I lived nearby, I’d even volunteer to help restore it….food for thought to anyone who lives in or near Bellevue!

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 14, 2005 at 9:16 am

If anyone can get word to Mr. Eck about this site and the thoughts posted here about the Marianne, please do so as he should be encouraged in every way possible to reopen the Marianne! I’d even make a long distance trip to see a movie in that special art deco theatre….why not as my hometown theatre is forever gone! :–((

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Patsy commented about Glen Art Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 6:17 pm

Brian: After viewing the photos on the cinematour.com site you posted I can see the facade in color much better. I do feel that the former squared-off marquee was in better keeping with the square lines of the tudor style building and that the curved marquee lends itself more to the art deco curves ‘look’! So just wonder how this change got approved?

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Patsy commented about Glen Art Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 6:14 pm

Brian: Upon closer inspection I do now see some similarities i.e. the above windows and exterior moldings so these theatres are ‘one in the same’!

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Patsy commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 6:10 pm

This one in Popcorn Palaces on page 83 is most like my hometown theatre as it sits on a corner and not between store fronts..the big difference is that this one is still open and was remodeled!

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 6:05 pm

In the Popcorn Palaces photo the movie playing was Days of Thunder so that tells us about when the movie was OPEN!

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Patsy commented about Marianne Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 6:02 pm

“The front facade is art deco at its best.” This is very true as on page 97 of Popcorn Palaces is a painting that shows the facade as described above. What disturbs is the word CLOSED behind the word STATUS! Would love to know the architect who takes the credit for this art deco wonder in KY!

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Patsy commented about Glen Art Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 5:55 pm

In Popcorn Palaces there is an art deco theatre with curved marquee listed on page 121 called the Glen which also in Glen Ellyn, Illinois at 540 Crescent Boulevard, but it is not this one!

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Patsy commented about Glen Theater on Jan 13, 2005 at 5:51 pm

I’ve been inside this theatre when in Watkins Glen for the historical vintage racing weekend. At that time, the theatre features old b/w racing footage! Thank you ‘local resident’ for saving this theatre for many to enjoy on race weekends and throughout the year!

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Patsy commented about Cameo Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 5:46 pm

This is featured on page 75 in Popcorn Palaces and is Davis Cone’s favorite art deco popcorn palace in Miami Beach FL.

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Patsy commented about Senator Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 5:44 pm

The Senator is featured on page 81 in Popcorn Palaces.

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Patsy commented about Time Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 5:42 pm

This theatre is one of the art deco theatres featured in Davis Cone’s Popcorn Palaces on page 44. It caught my eye as it has a beautiful Time clock in the center of the marquee which is so unusual! Cone is the art deco painter who resides in Miami Beach FL.

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Patsy commented about Sebastian Theater on Jan 13, 2005 at 5:35 pm

Funny that I would log onto this theatre as my husband’s hometown theatre in Brookville PA (Columbia) had this same ‘backward’ or ‘reverse’ floorplan! I’ve posted about the Columbia, but would like to learn additional history on the Columbia.