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JackCoursey commented about AMC Celebration 2 on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

This is a beautiful and architecturally significant building but with only two screens it does represent a challenge on how to keep it running as a cinema. Since Orlando does not have dedicated venue for independent and foreign films the Celebration could possibly fill this void.

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JackCoursey commented about ABC Cinema Preston on Nov 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm

totally fantastic!

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JackCoursey commented about main auditorium on Nov 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

beautiful!

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JackCoursey commented about Manassas 4 Cinemas on Oct 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

it reopened in april 2011 and remains in operation to date.

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JackCoursey commented about Uline Arena could become a movie theater on Oct 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Slight chance this could make it as a sports complex since the district is still at a lost as to what to do with the RFK Stadium and even less of a go as an entertainment complex (note the rapid demise of the elegant multiplex that neither AMC or an independent operator could find an audience for.

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JackCoursey commented about Forest Park Theatre on Sep 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

According to the 1963 City Directory the address is listed as 1130 Main Street. Were there two?

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JackCoursey commented about Premier 6 Theatre on Aug 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Does anyone know how this theatre was reconfigured from a single screen into six screen? Did it have a balcony?

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JackCoursey commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

The theare street address should also be changed to 100 East Main Street. The web address is Strand Theatre

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JackCoursey commented about Bonnie Kate Theatre on Jun 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm

It is really remarkable to find a theatre which has been in continuous operation for 85 years and in such remarkable shape! Even though the auditorium has been reconfigured into a twin it is salvageable in that the original proscenium and backstage area remain intact although entomb behind a massive wall of sheetrock. [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/maincourse/]Maincourse: Theatres[/url]

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JackCoursey commented about West End Cinema on Jun 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm

How are the three auditoriums configured? The one closest to the entrance appears to be fan shaped.

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JackCoursey commented about Academy Theatre on Jun 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Some work is underway to revert the auditorium to its original design and purpose by creating a new hybrid called the cinema church. The pulpit is gone, the stage restored and a giant new screen added. It could be quite a showpiece but I don’t hold any faith that there will be any screenings of the works of John Waters at this site for the immediate future.

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JackCoursey commented about Maple Theater on May 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Photo from 2010 of the Maple Arts Theatre. The complex was in quite good condition on my visit and still retained much of its original 70’s décor.

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JackCoursey commented about Mt. Airy Theatre on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

2011 Photo of the Mount Airy Theatre

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JackCoursey commented about Gompertz Theatre on Apr 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Photos from April 2011 of the theatre: 1, 2

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JackCoursey commented about Paramount Theater on Apr 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Was this theatre ever equipped with an organ? Photos from 2011:
Facade, Rear of auditorium, Stage

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JackCoursey commented about Rolling Valley Mall Theatre on Apr 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

The total seating capacity was 600 (200 for each auditorium).

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JackCoursey commented about Crighton Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

2011 photo of the Crighton Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Lester Theatre on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm

The shell of the Lester still stand howbeit the interior has been gutted and transformed into office space. The full address should read 301 East Main Street, Cherryville, NC. Here is a 2010 shot of what remains of the theatre: Lester Theatre

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JackCoursey commented about Pikes Theatre on Mar 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

Fantastic piece of period architecture. The exterior has been relatively well preserved with some remnants of auditorium (e.g. wall details) still in place. Photos from March 2011: Photo 1, Photo 2

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JackCoursey commented about Tropic Cinema on Mar 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

The Tropic is a great little cinema and quite a bargain to boot. Photos from 2011: Facade, Marquee

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JackCoursey commented about Harundale Cinema I & II on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm

The theatre opened as a single screen operation in 1963 then added a second auditoria ten years later.

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JackCoursey commented about Lyric Theatre on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Here is a photo from 2005 of what remains of the theatre. The interior has been completely overhauled and am uncertain as to what modifications were made to the exterior.

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JackCoursey commented about Abby Lane Theatre on Mar 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Exterior photo from 2010. The interior has been completely gutted and all external indicators (e.g. marquee, poster frames, etc.) long removed leaving nothing but the shell of what must has been a rather spectacular streamline cinema.

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JackCoursey commented about Austin Cinema I & II on Feb 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm

thanks for the info! hard to believe that it has been over 38 years since my shadow cast upon the tampa soil. bummer that both of these venues were spliced up before just weeks my madien visit to the area.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Springfield Mall 10 on Feb 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

New Springfield Mall Cinema coming in 2011; Article from the February 22, 2011edition of the Fairfax Times
“Springfield Mall owner Vornado Realty Trust also is ready to take advantage of the expected traffic and population boom, and is taking the next step toward achieving its vision for an urban-style town center development around nearby Springfield Mall.
Vornado representatives declined to comment on the company’s exact plans. But, according to Fairfax County Supervisor Jeffrey McKay (D-Lee), a 10-year redevelopment of the mall — split into four phases — is currently under way.
“It is a mall revitalization project that will develop into Springfield Town Center, with high density office and residential space,” he said.
Phase one, which McKay said could begin as early as next month, is an interior renovation of the mall, including an improved food court and construction of a new movie theater.”