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robboehm commented about Lyn Theatre on Apr 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

According to Bivouac June 1991 was the beginning of the end. I’ve uploaded some of his FLICKR images of the Lyn.

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robboehm commented about Ritz Theatre on Apr 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Early and mid 1960s ads show late run double bills of major pictures, e.g. The Singing Nun with The Thrill of it all.

Uploaded a 1982 picture from the American Classic Images series.

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robboehm commented about Suffolk Theater on Apr 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Re my earlier comment. Went to a play at Studio 54 the other night, traditional seating restored.

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robboehm commented about Huron Theater on Apr 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Uploaded 1934 ad.

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robboehm commented about Lyric Theatre on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:29 pm

From what I’ve read it’s more likely to have been opened even earlier than 1924. The name of the town comes from the discovery of gold in 1902. The population quickly rose to 20,000 making it the largest community in Nevada. By 1910, when mining had become more difficult the population was down to 10,000. A 1923 fire caused by a still wiped out a large segment of the town. The Lyric, being made of stone survived.

In the 2010 census the population was under 300.

An application was made to the National Parks Service in 1982 to create the Goldfield Historical District. The buildings are individually owned and maintained. There was mention in a 2015 meeting of the Historical Society that a mason had been hired to work on the side entrance of the Lyric.

A special Goldfield Historical Festival is held each August.

I have uploaded a picture of the Lyric when it was being used as a warehouse from a Picasa File by a “Jim N”.

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robboehm commented about Luna Theatre on Apr 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Uploaded a photo from fadingpastime.blogspot.com

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robboehm commented about Poway Playhouse on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

According to one source the Poway Playhouse was the first movie theater in the area located in the Carriage Center. I’ve uploaded two current pictures: one from the back, the other at the Thrift Store entrance with the roof line of the auditorium readily visible.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

Amazing. Theater closed in 2002. And the sign was never vandalized.

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robboehm commented about Castle Theatre on Apr 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

Uploaded images of a token issued by the Castle worth 5 cents when presented with a bottle. I don’t really understand exactly where it was worth 5 cents or to what bottles it applied.

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robboehm commented about Collins Road Theatres on Apr 13, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Ads tout that admission and concession prices are half those found in other local theaters. Host theater of the Annual Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. Fully digital and with real butter on its popcorn.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Can anyone “swipe” some memorabilia?

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robboehm commented about Broadway Theatre on Apr 13, 2016 at 11:55 am

My parents may have taken me to see Fantasia as a child. We went to a lot of movies in the city. Finally got to see it many years later on the CinemaScope screen of my local theater.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 11, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Still standing? No demolition as yet?

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Apr 8, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Shame the person who set up this theater didn’t give any information but the name and address.

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robboehm commented about John Drew Theater on Apr 8, 2016 at 9:55 am

Uploaded current interior photo of the auditorium and classic image of Guild Hall from the Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection of the East Hampton Public Library.

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robboehm commented about Old Post Office Cinema on Apr 7, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Uploaded an image of the old Post Office Building from the Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection at the East Hampton Public Library. Obviously the 70 seat theater only used a little of the space therein.

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robboehm commented about Old Post Office Cinema on Apr 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Trying to find a picture of same but, so far, only located an ad which I’ve uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Almira Theatre on Apr 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm

I tried to find an image of the Almira in the day but couldn’t. Oddly enough I could find pictures of the organ which was sent to England and the theatre into which it was subsequently installed.

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robboehm commented about Cedar-Lee Theatre on Apr 2, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Would be nice to know the full history how it morphed from a single screen to 6.

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robboehm commented about Hudson Theatre on Apr 1, 2016 at 10:22 am

The permit is on the door dated January. Lobby is boarded over so nothing can be seen inside.

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robboehm commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

As part of a private party which was held in the vast lobby we were also treated to a short organ concert.

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robboehm commented about Cinema Alley on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:13 am

Joe Google link not working.

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm

I found contradictory information regarding the Jamaica Rialto which makes no mention of Al Schwartz. See Savoy, Jamaica site.

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robboehm commented about State Theater on Mar 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Additional interior photo, from the Gardner Museum, uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Family Theater on Mar 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm

The Family was unusual in that it’s entrance was at the side of the screen with the screen being at the street side of the building.