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Silicon Sam commented about Fain Theater on Jun 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm

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 2:40 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 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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 1, 2009 at 8:50 pm

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 12:37 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 12:02 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 11:52 am

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 10:26 am

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 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

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 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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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Silicon Sam commented about Uptown Theatre on May 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

Looking at Street View, the entire facade is gone. Just a simple concrete face now, with some windows in the upper floor. Wonder if those were just covered up when the porcelain facade was installed?

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Silicon Sam commented about Palace Theatre on May 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Still shows up in Street View, but in the 500 block of W 8th St. Looks like 2 story building next door was torn down first, it does not show up in the view.

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on May 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm

On the 5 photos I posted on ½/09, on the last one, which guy is the old owner, and which is the consultant? If you know, of course…

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Silicon Sam on May 26, 2009 at 6:46 am

Try this….

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Silicon Sam commented about Majestic Theater on May 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Looking at Street View, it’s now a parking lot….

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Silicon Sam commented about Swissland Cinema on May 24, 2009 at 12:50 am

Second paragraph here says it’s a church.

http://cinematreasures.org/news/13436_0_1_0_C/

Better picture here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahkitj/2824617520/

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Silicon Sam commented about Swissland Cinema on May 24, 2009 at 12:42 am

There’s a New Life Church. Building sure looks like it could have been a theater.

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Silicon Sam commented about Metro Theatre on May 23, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I meant the photo that was linked to in the post from Lost Memory on 4/28/09 at 6:27 pm. Trying not to get too technical.

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Silicon Sam commented about Metro Theatre on May 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

In the photo above from 4/28/09 you can see a fence and carport to the right of the Metro. Google Street View for the 1726 block of Butternut shows a new multi-story building, with a fence and carport to it’s right. Just saying is all…..

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on May 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Their website said they will be reopening soon. A good sign…

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Silicon Sam commented about Pastime Theater on May 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Strange. In the ‘71 photo it’s Pastime, in the 1986 photo it’s Bryant’s Inc. Google Street view which is fairly current, shows the old Pastime marquee.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rogers Cinema on May 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Google map view above shows a place called the Fillmor. Appears to be open at time of Street View photo.

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Silicon Sam commented about Allen Theatre on May 18, 2009 at 4:38 am

Looks the same to me… Nice looking marquee. Glad they moved the electrical service from the front of the building. Wonder who’s idea was that in the first place?

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Silicon Sam commented about Queen Theater on May 17, 2009 at 3:57 am

According to another site, this looks like the building. Around 190 Dale St.

H E R E

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Silicon Sam commented about Port Theatre on May 17, 2009 at 3:44 am

Looks to be a Quonset hut type of construction. Small view HERE