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Silicon Sam commented about Alamo Theater on Jun 23, 2009 at 5:09 am

First National Bank, sorry…. (Drive through area) The tree(s) you see to the right of the drive through, are old enough that one was likely the one in the picture to the side of the Alamo Theater. So the Google link I have earlier showed the side of the theater, the front facing to the right.

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Silicon Sam commented about Alamo Theater on Jun 23, 2009 at 4:54 am

Here’s a couple of small shots of the Alamo back in the day…

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Stopped by today and spoke with an older lady at a shop, she said the Alamo was torn down long ago, and a First State Bank now sits in it’s place.

She pointed right at this spot.

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Silicon Sam commented about Martin Theatre on Jun 22, 2009 at 6:15 am

Yep, looks like 2 or 3 entrances to the building. Sun Realty is listed in some places as 206 or 206B N. Main St. So they could be the central entrance, the left side entrance looks like it goes up some steps first. My guess is there are at least 2 business at this address. Not sure where 282 N. Main St. above refers to.

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Silicon Sam commented about Heights Theater on Jun 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

The reason for the name, more than likely, was due to it being in a suburb called Arlington Heights, just West of Fort Worth.

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Silicon Sam commented about Heights Theater on Jun 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Yes, I remember when this theater was torn down when they were widening the freeway. There was quite a few buildings in that side of the freeway that are now gone. If I can find it, I still have a piece of the blueish tile that was part of the facade of the building.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jun 15, 2009 at 6:55 am

June 1 2009 Pic…. Still looking good….

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Silicon Sam commented about River Breeze Drive-In on Jun 15, 2009 at 6:24 am

To get the map link at the top of the page to work, change the spelling of the highway to Asheville.

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Silicon Sam commented about Stevens Theater on Jun 14, 2009 at 6:11 am

Wrong photo again!

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Silicon Sam commented about Crest Theater on Jun 14, 2009 at 6:10 am

cinemadude, wrong photo there….

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Silicon Sam commented about Corral Drive-In on Jun 13, 2009 at 3:40 am

My point was the map link above was pointing to Guyman, OK, which does not exist. Guymon, OK does exist. It’s fixed now, so the point is moot!

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Silicon Sam commented about Hi-Way Drive-In on Jun 13, 2009 at 12:51 am

This is likely the site, due to the shape of the lot….

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Silicon Sam commented about Starlite Drive-In on Jun 13, 2009 at 12:47 am

Google Map view.

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Silicon Sam commented about Corral Drive-In on Jun 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Map link doesn’t work. Supposed to be Guymon, OK instead.

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Silicon Sam commented about Carlton Drive-In on Jun 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Change ZIP code to 74501

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Silicon Sam commented about Serf Theatre Hall on Jun 8, 2009 at 2:06 am

At least 72 films were filmed in Las Vegas, NM to date. I just spotted the theater in Red Dawn.

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Silicon Sam commented about Fain Theater on Jun 8, 2009 at 1:06 am

Looking through Google Maps, business locations, and Street View, the address should be 101 E. Bridge Street. Land Bank is 105, Edward Jones is 103….

Can’t quite make out the marquee, but something’s Coming Soon…

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Silicon Sam commented about Broncho Drive-In on Jun 7, 2009 at 10:40 am

Off Hwy 516 and Bronco Lane North of Beeville. Another case of Broncho versus Bronco.

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Silicon Sam commented about Capri Drive-In on Jun 6, 2009 at 3:24 am

If you click on the map link at the top, add another l to the word Marshal to make it work. Town is Marshall

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Silicon Sam commented about Lyric Theater on Jun 2, 2009 at 4:50 am

Sorry guys, stopped by today right after 4:00, waited until close to 5:00. Never got in, no one was around… Maybe some other time.

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Silicon Sam commented about Main Street Cinemas 1 & 2 on May 31, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Almost next door is Maurice’s which is 302 Main St. Joan’s Hallmark is listed as 310 Main St. But they’re on opposite sides of the street. Which would make the Snyder 311 Main St. Which is also listed as the address as The Grand Theatre in Williston. But it’s not, it’s actually a block away.

Google lists the Grand as 311 or 312 or 211 Main St. 211 is more accurate, but Snyder and Grand are on opposite side of the street so 211 Main and 311 Main don’t work. Maybe it does since the US Bank on 202 Main St. is on the same side of the street as Snyder. Joseph’s Ready to Wear is 205 Main St, right next to the Grand.

Confused yet? I am hopping on the motrorcycle and get out of here…

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Silicon Sam commented about Lyric Theater on May 31, 2009 at 8:02 pm

I have to go to San Antonio tomorrow morning, then to Houston, I’ll be driving right by in the afternoon. I’ll stop and take some photos if anyone is interested. Even if you’re not, I’ll take some anyways.

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Silicon Sam commented about Main Street Cinemas 1 & 2 on May 31, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Finally found it on Street View. Around the 346 block of Main St. Nice modern LED marquee too….

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Twilight Theatre on May 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm

One more odd thing… In Street View, if you are dead smack in the intersection that the above map puts you in, there are no street lights in any direction. Just one click in either direction, the street lights reappear.

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Silicon Sam commented about Twilight Theatre on May 31, 2009 at 6:43 am

Street View is odd on this one. Only Hwy 54 is mapped out, but the difference between the Street View and Satellite view is totally different. Street View shows after the tornado, satellite show before. Lots of building are gone…

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Silicon Sam commented about Ely Theatre on May 31, 2009 at 3:24 am

460 would be closer. The jewelry store next to the old theater is listed as 464 Aultman. The Street View shows a Fantasy Fast Photo in the old theater building, but phone listing a Fantasy location, but on 11th St.

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