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Joe Vogel commented about Holiday Theatre on Sep 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

We can eliminate York Opera House as a possible AKA for the York Theatre. A book published by the York Chamber of Commerce in 1945 says that the Opera House was located on Beaver Street.

The book also gives the names and addresses of all seven movie theaters that were operating in York in 1945: Capitol Theatre, 52 North George Street; Hiway Theatre, 730 West Market Street; Rialto Theatre, 121 West Market Street; Ritz Theatre, 28 South George Street; Southern Theatre, 30 East Jackson Street; Strand Theatre, 50 North George Street; and York Theatre, 525 East Market Street.

A book published about 1918 said that York then had ten theaters, including the Opera House and a theater presenting Keith vaudeville. It gave the names of only seven of them, though: the York Opera House, the Jackson, the Hippodrome, the Scenic, the Orpheum, and the Wizard.

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Joe Vogel commented about York Little Theatre on Sep 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Here is the official web site of the York Little Theatre.

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Joe Vogel commented about Lakewood Theatre on Sep 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

Lakewood Street appears to have gotten its name after this theater was built. Here’s an item from the “Construction Notes” section of the trade journal Paint, Oil and Drug Review of November 11, 1914:

“Detroit. Mich.—Vacant property at the northwest corner of Jefferson and Oneida avenues has been sold by Mrs. Bertha Cutler to a syndicate which will erect a $77,000 theater. Plans for the theater, which will be known as the Lakewood, are being prepared by Bernard Thulen.”
I can’t find an Oneida Avenue in Detroit today. It’s even possible that Lakewood Street was named for the theater, rather than vice-versa. I’ve not been able to find any other references to an architect named Bernard Thulen, either, so the name might have been an error.

There is a page for the Lakewood Theatre at Water Winter Wonderland.

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Joe Vogel commented about Jackson Theatre on Sep 20, 2011 at 2:51 am

The correct form the the architectural firm’s name is Van Ryn & DeGelleke. Henry J. Van Ryn and Gerrit DeGelleke specialized in institutional projects, especially schools, and the Jackson might have been their only foray into the design of commercial theaters.

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Joe Vogel commented about Roxy Theater on Sep 19, 2011 at 6:42 am

Ron, the furniture store probably is the location of the Roxy. This pair of photos of Caldwell’s Main Street in 1942 and 2011 shows the Roxy in the 700 block of Main, a few doors west of Kimball Avenue.

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Joe Vogel commented about Warburton Theater on Sep 18, 2011 at 4:19 am

The web page I linked to in my previous comment says that the Warburton Building was at 45 Warburton Avenue, and that it was demolished in the 1970s. The theater was just north of Philipse Manor Hall, a colonial era building that is still standing at the corner of Warburton and Dock Street.

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Joe Vogel commented about Chief Theatre on Sep 18, 2011 at 4:00 am

This web page has a timeline for the Chief Theatre, and one photograph.

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Joe Vogel commented about Auditorium Theatre on Sep 18, 2011 at 3:56 am

I suspect that the reason Google Maps is putting its pin icon several blocks from this theater’s actual location is either because of the “or” in the address, or because the zip code is wrong. Changing it to 237-239 E. Center St., Pocatello, ID 83201 might help.

I’ve moved Street View to the correct location. The interesting detailing on the side wall near the front of the building is probably a remnant of the original design. The facade must date from the renovations after the 1939 fire.

Here is a photo of the Auditorium as it originally appeared, from a book published in 1908.

This web page has some information about the Auditorium Theatre and a colorized postcard depicting it.

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Joe Vogel commented about Reel Theatre on Sep 18, 2011 at 3:33 am

The June, 1954, bulletin of the IATSE, district 1, said that the Crest Theatre had just installed CinemaScope, inaugurating its new screen with “Knights of the Round Table.”

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Joe Vogel commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 18, 2011 at 3:25 am

The address listed here doesn’t match up with the description of the theater. The address of the bridal and formal wear shop mentioned in the introduction as being on the theater’s site is 149 N. Main Street. The address 165 N. Main is the corner building, which most recently housed a restaurant called Annie’s Subs, Salads and Pizza, which is now closed.

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Joe Vogel commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 18, 2011 at 3:11 am

I’m a bit confused by the description. Was the Capitol’s auditorium in the brick building still standing along Lewis Street? If it was, then the destruction wall with the pilasters along the parking lot must have been the interior wall of the Orpheum Theatre’s auditorium.

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Joe Vogel commented about Collin Creek Cameo Theater on Sep 17, 2011 at 4:42 am

The Dallas Public Library’s Interstate Theatres Collection includes 15 sheets of plans for the Cameo Theatre in Plano. They are dated June 16, 1969, and November 3, 1969. The architect was Jack H. Morgan.

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Joe Vogel commented about Westwood Twin Theatre on Sep 17, 2011 at 4:35 am

The Dallas Public Library’s Interstate Theatres Collection includes 16 sheets of plans for the Westwood Theatre by architects Bridges, Campbell & Associates, dated March 24, 1966. John M. Bridges, Jr and George F. Campbell, Jr, were the principals of the firm, according to the 1962 AIA Directory.

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Joe Vogel commented about Medallion 5 Theatre on Sep 17, 2011 at 4:33 am

The Dallas Public Library’s Interstate Theatres Collection includes four sheets of plans for the Medallion Theatre in Dallas, by architect Jack H. Morgan. They are dated October 24, 1968, so construction probably began not long after that date.

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Joe Vogel commented about Majestic 20 on Sep 17, 2011 at 4:30 am

Like many of the multiplexes built by the Consolidated Theatres chain, the Majestic 20 was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Paragon Village 12 on Sep 17, 2011 at 3:47 am

The Muvico Village 12 was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Our Town Cinemas on Sep 17, 2011 at 3:08 am

The correct address is 227 Griffith Street.

Our Town Cinemas was created in renovated retail space. The project was designed by Charlotte, NC, firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:55 am

The EpiCentre Theaters project was designed by the Charlotte architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about White Oak Stadium 14 Theatres on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:50 am

Consolidated opened the White Oak Stadium 14 in 2006. The project was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Mayfaire Town Center Cinemas 16 on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:47 am

Mayfaire Town Center Cinemas 16 was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Birkdale Stadium 16 on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:44 am

The Birkdale Stadium 16 was originally operated by the Eastern Federal circuit under the name Movies @ Birkdale. It opened in May, 2001, and was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects. The Eastern Federal chain was taken over by Regal in 2005.

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Joe Vogel commented about New Town Stadium 12 on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:41 am

The New Town Cinemas 12 was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Commerce Center 18 on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:38 am

The Commerce Center 18 was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Columbiana Grande Stadium Cinemas on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:36 am

The Columbiana Grande was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.

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Joe Vogel commented about AMC Southpoint 17 on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:34 am

Southpoint Cinemas was designed by the Charlotte, NC, architectural firm ADW Architects.