Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

MARK; The ‘Cinema Treasures’ book is available at its published retail price $40.00 + p&p from the UK, from the Cinema Theatre Association

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Ken Roe commented about Plaza Cinema on Nov 27, 2013 at 1:43 am

nickbits: Thanks for your clarification. I have updated the introduction, and removed the photo of the Town Hall.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Grand Theatre on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:42 am

I have asked Patrick to take a look at the Google Street View problem.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

There was a problem with e-mail notifications for a couple of weeks, which has now been fixed.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Nugget Theaters on Nov 6, 2013 at 3:56 am

Correction to the previous post by Nuggeteer; The Nugget Arcade (not the Nugget Theater) was constructed in 1970.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Uptown Theatre on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Thanks Joe, I have corrected the Google Street view.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about ABC Clapton on Oct 26, 2013 at 5:00 am

TURBS, Sorry for this late reply to your comment, but I don’t read every comment posted every day on the thousands of cinemas we have on the site. The photos I linked in my comment above are not my photos. I am sure you will be able to use the same link to your Facebook page with no problem. If you wish to use individual photos, then you will have to ask the owner of the Flickr account and if he says ‘yes’, then credit him.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Stadium Theatre on Oct 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

The American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915 listed the People’s Vaudeville Theatre, 2172 Third Avenue.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

Chuck, RidgewoodKen, The Lafollette city name on the three theatres will be amended to La Follett.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about World's oldest cinema reopens on Oct 18, 2013 at 6:22 am

I would say that the Eden Theatre was most likely a pre-existing live theatre. The Lumiere Brothers were not screening their films in purpose built cinemas, they were to follow later.

In the United Kingdom, the earliest purpose-built cinema is the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton which opened 22nd September 1910. It is still operating as a cinema today.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about ABC Wythenshawe on Oct 4, 2013 at 3:38 am

The scene set in a cinema with organ playing, in the film “Brief Encounter”, was filmed on location at the Metropole Cinema, Victoria, London (now demolished)

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Ken Roe commented about Empire Picture Palace on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:17 am

It is correctly placed Mike. Thanks

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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.

Ken Roe
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.

Ken Roe
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.

Ken Roe
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.