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From the film titles this would be February-March 1953.
The Tower Drive-In is listed in the 1952 edition of Theatre Catalog with 200 car capacity operated by Billy King. The Aitkin Drive-In is also listed but no mention of a Fox Drive-In.
In the 1953-1954 edition of Theatre Catalog the Tower Drive-In (now 400 cars( and the Fox Drive-In (600 cars) are listed as being operated by Consolidated Theatre out of Charlotte, NC.
JohnGn: Thanks for the update. The address and Google Street View have been corrected.
AlAlvarez: You may have hit upon something there, but, the Superior Theatre is listed in Film Daily Yearbooks for 1926, 1927, 1928 & 1929 with 600 seats. The Cherokee Theatre is listed in 1926 with 500 seats, In 1927 and 1928 it is listed as the New Regent Theatre (500 seats), but not listed in 1929.
AndrewBarrett: I have now added a page for the Superior Theatre on E. 81st Street.
Having now some access to some more editions of Film Daily Yearbooks, the Barnes Theatre is first listed as open in 1933 (1,300 seats Allerton Avenue and Barnes Avenue). From 1934 – 1940 it is listed as (Closed), then disappears from future listings. Could it only have operated as a movie theatre for 1 year, then went over to live theatre use, or was it ‘mothballed’, never to reopen?
The 1,232-seat Allerton Theatre is listed as open during these years.
NYozoner: The other drive-in in Biscoe was the 220 Drive-In, and I have added a page for it.
Chris1982; I have added a page for the Bell Theatre on W. Madison Street.
The Google Map and Street View have been corrected.
Ed Miller; There is a page for the New Century Theatre as the Central Park Theatre #7049. We would love you to post your photo on that page.
HJHill: The Google Street View and map have been corrected.
Map & street view corrected.
Leicester Square façade.
cine25goer;Sadly, the website I linked for the photo has now gone down. It was not my photo.
Bob, The photograph is incorrect, and should be moved to the Ilford Hippodrome Theatre page. HJHill, can you please repost it? Thanks
The large building in the centre of the photograph is the Ilford Hippodrome Theatre, not the Empire Cinema.
Joe;I made a typo, I have corrected the opening date to 1920.
HJHill; I have found the seating capacities of Unit Four and updated the details in the introduction text and the number of seats box.
michaelbrent; The auditorium is intact, but only the stalls area is currently being used by the church. The church have built a new ‘proscenium’ in front of the original one. This is a ‘temporary’ structure which can easily be removed. Also, as they are only using the stalls area, a false ceiling made of cloth has been hung across from the front underside of the circle towards the ‘temporary’ proscenium. This too can easily be removed when they bring the circle back into use. It will assist in retaining the heat in the stalls area during winter, and hides the upper levels of the cinema which are still painted in Mecca Bingo colours.
Photographed in May 1933 playing the Gaumont release.
The 1930 edition of Film Daily Yearbook lists the 68th Street Playhouse, 68th Street & 3rd Avenue with 1,269 seats (obviously a mis-print) as in the 1931 edition of FDY it is listed with 409 seats.
Mike(Saps) One reason for a theatre being ‘updated’ is the change of the main photo on the page. Photos change due to the number of ‘hits’ each one receives.
Joe, Richards Theatre (a gay male porn theatre) also operated from this building a couple of storefronts to the west of the Odyessy Theatre.
Regarding Google Street Views going inside buildings, it seems to be a growing trend, and something we cannot control.
I have a copy of the Theatre Catalog 1949-1950 edition. There is an index to theatre designers in that edition. Ernest L. Shult is listed in the Texas section (page 162), and names 16 of his theatres. I will go through these on Cinema Treasures and add his name as architect to those theatres we don’t already have him listed for designing.