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Ken Roe commented about Granada Tooting on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

Homopromos:Pleased to hear you enjoyed your ‘Open House’ visit to the former Granada Theatre today. I was one of the 3 tour guides on duty, so not sure if you were on one of my tours of the building.

The 1936 story is new to me, but I am sure there could be other similar tales, long lost in the annuls of time, or never disclosed and covered up forever.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Dallas Theatre on Sep 12, 2013 at 3:06 am

Hi RidgewoodKen & Chuck, we are currently having problems with the Google Maps and Street views not connecting on any new theatres currently being added. Patrick is working on solving the problem.

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Ken Roe commented about Tivoli Theater on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

Ridgewoodken; The original entrance to the Olympic Theatre was on Adams Street, and was moved to Fulton Street when the Tivoli Theatre opened in 1927.

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Ken Roe commented about Curtis Theater on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:06 am

Stephenvb;Different theatre, this is the old Curtis Theatre.

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Ken Roe commented about Star Theatre on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm

The Star Theatre was screening movies in 1908. In the early-1940’s, movies were part of the burlesque program, and it also screened Italian movies in the mid-1940’s.

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Ken Roe commented about Frisco Theater on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I have created a page for the Frisco Gay Theatre/Tomcat/Rick Nelson Screening Room. Hopefully RobertR will move his photo across to that page. When that is done, I will remove the photo from this page and also the above relevant comments.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Frisco Theater on Aug 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

The Frisco Gay Theatre is on the left of this photograph.

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Ken Roe commented about Grand Theatre on Jul 29, 2013 at 2:05 am

RidgewoodKen; Please accept my apologies, and I am sorry I omitted to add you as co-contributor when editing this page.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Loew's Pitkin Redeveloped As Charter School on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:12 am

I have added some exterior photos I took in June 2013. I went into the supermarket which now operates in part of the former foyer and rear orchestra sections of the theatre, and there is nothing remaining (visible) in that space at all. Just a low ceiling. With all the windows now punched into the facade and side walls, I would say the interior of the building was totally gutted and several levels of flooring have been inserted for the school use. The exterior has been cleaned up nicely.

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Ken Roe commented about Palace Annex Theatre on Jun 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

robboehm; It was an annex to the nearby Palace Theatre, which is listed on Cinema Treasures as the Bridge Theatre.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Leonard Theatre on Jun 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Joe: The Leonard Theatre is listed in Cezar Del Valle’s book “The Brooklyn Theatre Index” Volume 1 on page 424 (first edition) and on page 423 (second edition).

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Plymouth on May 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

Bill_Gibbs; The former Gaumont, Plymouth does have its own page on Cinema Treassures, it is listed on the right of this page under ‘Nearby Theatres’ as the Odeon Plymouth (its last operating name).

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Ken Roe commented about Vue Fulham Broadway on May 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

Bill-Gibbs; Both the Regal Cinema and Red Hall Cinema do have pages on Cinema Treasures and are listed on the right of this page under ‘Nearby Theatres’ as the ABC Walham Green and Gaumont Walham Green.

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Ken Roe commented about Clifton Theater on May 14, 2013 at 9:05 am

The street view and address have been corrected, but the Google map still show to far off to the east.

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Ken Roe commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Apr 20, 2013 at 1:31 am

In the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915, the Princess Theatre is listed at 702 South Street.

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Ken Roe commented about Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre on Apr 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

Mike: Chung-Ling-Soo was shot in the chest in front of a packed house at the Empire Theatre, Wood Green, London, on 18th March 1918, after his bullet catching trick went wrong. I believe he was American, but could be wrong.

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Ken Roe commented about Majestic Theatre on Mar 29, 2013 at 3:21 am

In the March 21, 1908 edition of ‘The Billboard’, their list of ‘Electric Theatres and Nickelodeons’ has a Majestic Theatre, Savannah, GA Manager J.R. Carter. Seating capacity:100 playing 10 shows a day.

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Ken Roe commented about Loop Theater on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm

The list of Electric Theatres and Nickelodeons listed in the March 21, 1908 edition of ‘The Billboard", has the Wonderland Museum, 27 Washington Avenue. Dan J. Labar was the manager, the seating capacity was 150 and there were between 10 to 30 shows a day.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Cinema Manchester on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

The films showing date the photograph to around March 1932.

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Ken Roe commented about Dowling Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 7:34 am

As we are pretty sure the Dowling Theatre had a balcony, I am wondering if the photograph of the auditorium could be the smaller Park Theatre, which was also an African-American theatre, opened around 1939 on Dowling Street? It has its own page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Kinema Theatre on Feb 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Mike; Great street view. The Kinema Theatre is just out of shot on the right of the photo. It was located almost next to the Ye Olde White Harte Hotel, which is seen on the right, and still exists today.

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Ken Roe commented about Coliseum Cinema on Feb 27, 2013 at 3:52 am

JohnGn; I have added a page for the Waterloo/Ritz Cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Campus Theater, Berkeley, California, 1916 on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:56 am

Photographed as the Campus Theater in 1916 (“Green Stockings” was a 1916 film)

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Ken Roe commented about Alhambra Palace Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:06 am

Ian; Many Thanks for the correction, which I have amended.

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Ken Roe commented about Cinema Olympia on Dec 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

The gated entry on the right was the actual cinema entrance.