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Trolleyguy commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on Sep 8, 2017 at 7:04 am

I used to go there as well. I heard the same stories about the landfill or scrapyard.

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Trolleyguy commented about Highland Park Theatre on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm

The online auction of the theatre’s equipment and seating is beginning. After the auction is completed, the theatre will be demolished. Article in Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/

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Trolleyguy commented about Madison Theatre on Sep 5, 2017 at 7:30 am

Already posted on CT. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/19618 Monona Ave, not Minona is now Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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Trolleyguy commented about AMC Navy Pier IMAX on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:56 am

It was opened in 1916 as the Chicago Municipal Pier. It was named Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of WWI Navy veterans. During WWII, the Navy used it as a training center.

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Trolleyguy commented about Martin Theatre on Aug 25, 2017 at 6:37 am

Website: http://www.martintheatre.com/ Functions should include: Movies, classic

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Trolleyguy commented about National Theatre on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:53 am

The proposed multi-million $ development of the Monroe Block might incorporate the fa├žade of the National into one of the new buildings.

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Trolleyguy commented about Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In on Aug 20, 2017 at 7:40 am

I called their phone line and heard a long announcement about how they were now in their second week of being open. Also 2 different movies than what TomMc11 posted. I think they’re open.

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Trolleyguy commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Aug 6, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Just added a 1938 shot in Photos of the marquee with a Los Angeles streetcar framing the picture.

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Trolleyguy commented about Globe Theatre on Aug 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

What appears to be the marquee for this theatre shows up in a couple of scenes in the movie: “The Dark Tower.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Grand Lake Theatre on Jul 23, 2017 at 7:19 am

1947 picture added to Photos section.

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Trolleyguy commented about Why Movie Theaters Originally Banned Popcorn on Jul 7, 2017 at 7:25 am

In the late 40s, my neighborhood theatre wouldn’t allow soda pop in the auditorium. It had to be consumed in the lobby.

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Trolleyguy commented about Theatre at the Ace Hotel on Jul 1, 2017 at 8:11 pm

1954 pictures added to photos section.

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Trolleyguy commented about THS Exclusive Preview: Going Attractions (6/28/17) on Jun 29, 2017 at 6:09 am

Watched this last night on Amazon Prime. Really goes into the social impact of drive-ins on American culture.

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Trolleyguy commented about Fay's Twin Cinema on Jun 22, 2017 at 6:14 am

From the website, how this theatre got its name: The cinema is named after Mrs Fay Howard, late wife of cinema owner Don Howard. Fay had died suddenly earlier in 1982, and Fay’s Twin was built in tribute to their shared vision of a brand new cinema complex for Taree. :

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Trolleyguy commented about Fay's Twin Cinema on Jun 22, 2017 at 6:12 am

Correct website address: http://www.faystwincinemas.com.au/Page/Home

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Trolleyguy commented about El Dorado Drive-In on Jun 20, 2017 at 7:59 am

That is correct. It is in the original area where the gold rush started in California. This city was known by several different names, including Old Dry Diggings and Hangtown before officially becoming Placerville in 1854.

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Trolleyguy commented about State Theater on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

The State is reopening Friday June 30, 2017 after being shut for renovations since 2010.https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/state-theatres-reopening-transports-guests-back-to-golden-age-of-movies/

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Trolleyguy commented about Music Box Theatre on Jun 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

The Music Box will be showing “2001:A Space Odyssey” in 70mm June 30-July 6.

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Trolleyguy commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

The Google Street View image was taken in August 2013.

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Trolleyguy commented about Texas Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Streetcars used to run down the grassy median in the street.

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Trolleyguy commented about Grand Theatre on Jun 13, 2017 at 7:33 am

Function should be retail.

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Trolleyguy commented about Flyway Minema on Jun 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The Pepin Chamber of Commerce informed me that the theatre is definitely closed. They believe that the group running it is either dissolving or reorganizing. The word “Fly” represents fly fishing lures. Status should be closed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Warner Grand Theatre on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:04 am

The marquee and ticket booth show up prominently in the current film “Live by Night.”

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Trolleyguy commented about Osceola Theatre on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:59 am

Marquee shot added to photos section.

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Trolleyguy commented about Grand Warner Theatre on May 31, 2017 at 7:06 am

Nice and good news for symphony goers. Still doesn’t bring movies back to downtown Milwaukee. Not even an art theatre.