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The New Unity Christian Fellowship Church is currently located at this address.
The link does work. Here is a clickable version of the link to the article that LuisV posted.
Majestic Theater circa 1951.
Opened as the Savoy Theatre on December 28, 1929. The feature film was Al Jolson in “Say It with Songs”.
Published on December 21, 1929.
Ads are in the photo section.
Published on December 1, 1920.
Published on November 24, 1920.
A Sanborn map (in the photo section) gives the year that the Rialto Theatre was built as 1920.
The Principal Theatre at 423 N. Main Steet is listed in the 1926 Film Daily Yearbook with 400 seats.
RKO Dyker circa 1971.
A Sanborn map shows that this theatre was located inside of Steeplechase Park near the boardwalk entrance between Beach 97th and Beach 98th streets.
The larger map is more difficult to read. This is a close-up view showing the location of the theatre.
The Garden Theatre was an open air theatre that was operated by the same person that operated the Gem Theatre in Randolph, NY. This was published in the Randolph Register on July 12, 1912.
W. L. Rathbone moved his moving picture show from the Gem to the Garden open air theatre on Monday because of the intense heat. The change was appreciated by patrons.
The Gem Theatre opened on September 23, 1909.
Published in the Randolph Register on September 24, 1909.
The Gem theatre was opened to the public for the first time yesterday afternoon and evening. Manager Rathbone now has one of the prettiest moving picture theatres in western New York and patrons were warm in their praises of the accommodations afforded.
According to this facebook page, the 5 Star Cinemas closed in September of 2011.
It does state that in the description above, although when I added this theatre back on July 13, 2007, I did not include any description for this theatre. I have no idea where the information above came from. When you add theatres to this website, the information can be updated at any time and you have little or no control over it. The person whose name appears above will usually get the blame if the information is wrong even if they didn’t contribute that information. Luckily I keep records of the theatres that I add to this site so I know for a fact that I didn’t submit the information given above.
Here are some theatres that I found that were supposedly operating by 1911. The Princess, Crystal, Grand, Liberty, Majestic, Mammoth, Star and Victoria.
The Crystal and Grand are already listed on CT. I haven’t been able to find addresses or locations for the other theatres. Except for the Grand Theatre, none of these other theatres are listed in the 1926 Film Daily Yearbook.
This pdf file mentions those theatres and also the opera house/Hippodrome. The pdf file also mentions the Elks Theatre which is listed in the 1926 and later editions of the Film Daily Yearbook.
Here is an article about the closing of the Meadows Theatre. Opened in 1970 according to the article.
I’ve heard of stranger things happening so not much surprises me anymore. This webpage states that the Switow Building was “Built in 1914 on the former site of the Crystal Theater”.
The name change from Adelphi to Park took place around 1944. This theatre was still advertising as the Adelphi Theatre in 1943. Ads for the Park Theatre begin to appear in 1944.
The Martina Circuit took over operation of the Adelphi Theatre in 1944.
Published in the Cuba Patriot on February 10, 1944.
A 12th theatre will be added to the Martina Circuit when the Adelphi Theatre at Franklinville comes into its possession on April 1, according to an announcement of Joseph Tantillo of Mt. Morris, made here recently. Purchase of the theatre from Joseph Kelly and Arden D.
Gould, its founder, was completed about two weeks ago.
In addition to the Cuba Theatre here, the chain owns and operates the Playhouse at Clyde, the Rialto at Albion, Nunda Theatre, Star Theatre, Family Theatre at Mt. Morris, Naples Theatre and the Astor at Attica. The Roxy at Mt. Morris is now closed and the chain recently sold
its playhouse at Williamsville.
The opera house mentioned in the above ad is probably the Keller/Palmer Opera House. A 1919 ad for the Keller Opera House is advertising a film titled “Auction of Souls” starring Aurora Mardiganian.
Published in the Randolph Register on July 14, 1916.
New Equipment Purchased by Gem Theatre Management.
William Rathbone, proprietor of the Gem theatre, has purchased one of the latest models of Powers projectors, which will be added to the already complete equipment of the Gem. The new machine will enable tbe management to give a continuous showing of the multitude of reel dramas, with no waits between the several reels. Some of the best features are being shown regularly at the Gem.
The Park Theatre was still advertising movies in April of 1965. The location given for the Adelphi Theatre in 1934 is Elm Street.
Published on April 7, 1965.