Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Ritz Theater on Feb 2, 2015 at 9:31 am

This theatre and all the buildings are gone now. The Ritz burned down sometime after 1982. The address was approximately 80 Main Street.

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Roger Katz commented about Arcade Theatre on Jan 31, 2015 at 5:41 am

This theatre was demolished in the 1920’s to make way for retail. It was originally Horak’s Opera House.

http://michaeljaytheatre.blogspot.com/2009/10/steinway-theaters-history-of.html

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Roger Katz commented about Smalley's Theater on Jan 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Address was 10 Kingston St. An auto parts store now stands where the theatre used to be.

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Roger Katz commented about Fox Theater on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Newman’s Theatre is listed at 4 W Erie Ave in the 1914/15 American Motion Picture Directory. Could that have been the same theatre?

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Roger Katz commented about State Theatre on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm

The 1914/15 American Motion Picture Directory places the address as 110 Pine Street (not 10).

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Roger Katz commented about Three Village Theatre on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:09 pm

The address is 1366 Route 25A.

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Also known as the Cattaraugus Theatre

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Roger Katz commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 24, 2015 at 8:07 pm

This is now the YMCA. Actual address is 250 State St.

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Roger Katz commented about Tremont Theatre on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:04 am

Actually further research shows the Tremont Theatre built in 1926 was the second one on the site. The original Tremont was a church that was converted to a movie theatre in 1910 before being demolished so the newer one could be erected.

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Roger Katz commented about Pastime Theatre on Jan 22, 2015 at 5:30 am

The Pastime Theatre opened September 5, 1910 on the second floor of the Gardner Building which was the former YMCA. It is now demolished.

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Roger Katz commented about Tremont Theatre on Jan 22, 2015 at 5:20 am

This theatre could not have been built in 1926 as it is listed in the 1914/15 American Motion Picture Directory.

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Roger Katz commented about Little Hippodrome Theater on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Was this ever known as the Grand Theatre? A 1914 listing puts the Grand Theatre at 267 Main St.

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Roger Katz commented about Star Theatre on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:10 am

Current equivalent address of the theatre since the renumbering would be 539-543 William St. A church is on the site now, but apparently this is not the old Star Theatre. The Star’s original name was the Arcadia.

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Roger Katz commented about Baldwin Theatre on Jan 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

An old map from 1939 (http://www.baldwinpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/HicksNeckpamphlet.pdf) indicates this was the third building on the right north of Merrick Street. Google Maps overhead view shows a possible candidate at 2419 Grand Avenue, if this is still standing.

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Performing Arts Center on Jan 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm

This theatre will be reopening as a concert venue called the College Street Music Hall this spring!

http://www.nhregister.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150113/new-havens-palace-theater-venue-to-reopen-as-a-music-hall

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Roger Katz commented about Liberty Theatre on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

Not sure where that description above came from, but it certainly wasn’t me!

If the comment right above me is correct then this theatre’s address would be 1242 State Street rather than 1292. I will have to look into this further.

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Roger Katz commented about Skyview Cinema on Dec 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

Anyone know anything about this cinema? I can’t find any reference to it anywhere online.

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Roger Katz commented about Loft Cinemas on Dec 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

OK – look at the current Street View. The entrance to the left of the main adult shop says “Loft Cinemas” which clearly are an adult movie theatre that is currently open with “six theatres” and “14 mini cinemas”.

Does anyone know how that works? Is the former auditorium all carved up, or maybe the former balcony? Or could it be former office space above the lobby?

If anyone lives in Toronto I’d love to know.

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Roger Katz commented about Victory Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

33 Cedar St S is the address

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 6:38 am

221 Third Ave is the address

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Roger Katz commented about Cartier Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 6:28 am

The address is 57 Montjoy St S

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Roger Katz commented about Broadway Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 6:26 am

71 Third Ave is the address for the Broadway Diner which is located in the former theatre entrance.

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Roger Katz commented about Mayfair Theatre on Dec 9, 2014 at 8:35 am

It appears it may be closed again.

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Roger Katz commented about North York Drive-In on Dec 9, 2014 at 8:26 am

This drive-in closed in 2012 as they lacked the funds to upgrade to digital projection.

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Roger Katz commented about Regent Theatre on Dec 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

The theatre was carved out of storefronts at 62-64 Main Street South in 1932. The building still stands today.

http://www.huroneast.com/index.php?sltb=heritage&loc=21