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Patsy commented about Moolah Temple Cinema Reopens on Jan 13, 2005 at 3:23 am

Charles: As you know the Fox in Atlanta was a Shriner’s Temple at one time and has an Arabian Nights interior design! You mention “Phantom” and it would be interesting to know how many cinema members have seen a live “Phantom” performance and where? I saw my live performance at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach FL in June of 1995. Perhaps someone could start a poll with this question?

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Patsy commented about Abbott Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 3:18 am

Lost Memory: I see on your profile you have several drive-ins listed and 2 of them are in Jamestown NY and Dunkirk NY!

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Patsy commented about RKO Bushwick Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 3:04 am

I’m for educating our youth, but why this Lamb theatre!?!

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Patsy commented about RKO Bushwick Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 3:02 am

Brian: That was my exact thought….why get rid of that seal. Do you know what was on the seal or if there was any wording? After looking at the present day photo it looks like a good job was accomplished in preserving the building, but keeping the seal and perhaps some of the ornate and elaborate exterior design would have been a nice touch!

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Patsy commented about RKO Bushwick Theatre on Jan 13, 2005 at 1:29 am

The photos of this former theatre are fascinating! It had such an ornate facade that has all been removed or covered today!

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Patsy commented about Warner Theatre on Jan 12, 2005 at 9:02 pm

Brian: Congratulations and good luck with your Warner Theatre research……I will be in touch!

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Patsy commented about Majestic Theatre on Jan 12, 2005 at 3:08 am

The same here in Charlotte with the building up of center city with restaurants, clubs, sports arena, condo high-rises and the talk of a light rail system, but where is the Carolina Theater in all of this planning? The Carolina is still standing, but still unrestored! One of the major problems is the ‘politics’ involved, etc.

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Patsy commented about Lyric Theatre on Jan 11, 2005 at 3:35 am

Two years ago I saw Tony Orlando at the Lyric!

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Patsy commented about Louisville Palace Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 9:30 pm

This theatre is clearly an atmospheric theatre, yet is listed as “unknown” after the word Style!

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Patsy commented about Rialto Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 9:25 pm

So nice to read about this Eberson-art deco theatre being saved in Texas! It just goes to show that whether they seat thousands or just 542 patrons it doesn’t matter….saved over demolished is the right decision no matter what it takes! Amen! Seth: Old courthouses are an architectural favorite of mine, too along with fire stations and railroad stations!

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Patsy commented about Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom on Jan 10, 2005 at 9:12 pm

Jim: Just read your post concerning the art deco exterior and the spanish interior decor as I just couldn’t picture in my mind’s eye a theatre having an art deco/atmospheric interior!

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Patsy commented about Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom on Jan 10, 2005 at 9:07 pm

Haven’t seen too many theatres on this site with both an art deco/atmospheric description so will have to try and visit Anderson IN and see this combined artistic style!

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Patsy commented about Riviera Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 9:03 pm

Neo: Thanks for the Riviera photo!

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Patsy commented about Riviera Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 9:02 pm

Thank goodness the Fox/Detroit was saved, but sorry to read that the Riviera wasn’t and it was an atmospheric-Eberson palace!

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Patsy commented about Yeadon Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 9:00 pm

“….local officials halted the demolition”! If anyone has current info on this Art Moderne theater, please post here!

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Patsy commented about Yeadon Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:58 pm

Another theatre with the Eberson connection so is worth keeping our eyes on it!

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Patsy commented about Yeadon Theater Facade To Be Saved! on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:56 pm

Must be in the Philly area. Can anyone tell me if this theatre was saved or is just the facade still standing? After viewing photos of this theatre it’s interior is truly unique and should be totally saved, not just part of it!

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Patsy commented about Yeadon Theater Facade To Be Saved! on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:52 pm

Where is Yeadon PA?

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Patsy commented about Paramount Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:51 pm

Does anyone have a website address with photos of the Paramount and the others on Church that were razed in Nashville over the years?

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Patsy commented about Capitol Theater on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:45 pm

Barbara: Two reasons to save and restore this theater in Flint MI…….Eberson and atmospheric!!!

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Patsy commented about Kon-Tiki Theatre Demolished on Jan 10, 2005 at 8:24 pm

Patrick: Honest mistake….you do a fantastic job on the cinema site and thank you as I’m hooked, for sure!

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Patsy commented about Majestic Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 7:36 pm

We used to live in Wichita Falls (early 70’s) and traveled to Dallas on occasion, but since I wasn’t into old movie palaces back then I missed the opportunity to see this atmospheric treasure!

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Patsy commented about Majestic Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 7:33 pm

Bryan: Well, that’s great news! Thank goodness, but the folks of Houston sure lost a treasure when they brought their Majestic to the ground!

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Patsy commented about Majestic Theatre on Jan 10, 2005 at 7:05 pm

Through cinema site research I had to add this one to my favorites as it was Eberson’s FIRST atmospheric theatre! And it, too, was demolished. “…the ceiling was blue with stars moving overhead.” I’m beginning to hate the word….demolished! I have Houston friends who I must ask about their memories of the Majestic. It sounds as if the Majestic was truly that….majestic! Are the Majestics in San Antonio and Dallas still standing?

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Patsy commented about AMC Hamilton 10 on Jan 10, 2005 at 6:57 pm

In reading about John Eberson and his son, Drew (inserted below) there was mention of a former Hamilton OH theater called the Jewel which was Eberson’s earliest known conventional theater. And the Jewel is not listed on our cinema site for a theater in Hamilton OH.

“Eberson was born in Cernauti, Bukovina, a region of Romania. He attended high school in Dresden and studied at the University of Vienna in 1893. After escaping from prison (he was incarcerated after a disagreement with a superior officer in his military regiment) Eberson moved to the United States and settled in St. Louis, Missouri. His earliest atmospheric experiments are found in his stage design and painting work between 1901-03 for the Johnston Realty and Construction Company. Eberson’s earliest known conventional theater commission was for the Jewel in Hamilton, Ohio (1909). After moving to Chicago in 1910 he began to receive steady theater design work. While his early commissions could be characterized as traditional, by the mid-1910’s Eberson had clearly forged a new direction with the Austin Majestic (1916) and Dallas Majestic theaters (1917). His first truly Atmospheric Theater, the Houston Majestic, opened in 1923. The Atmospheric Theaters reflected Eberson’s European heritage. Italian influences,especially in statuary and interior motifs. In addition, were landscape and garden influences. Eberson’s theater interiors contained numerous fountains and grottoes.
[Adapted from an exhibition publication of the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College (1988)]