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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Rook Theater on Feb 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I don’t know about the performing arts thing… It reopened as a video store in 2010 with movies shown on Friday and Saturday nights.

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Anas Theater on Feb 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

Photo of the building today:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Sunset Drive-In on Feb 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

A more interesting photo of the screen tower:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

A 2009 photo here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenlynch/4804269353/

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Kanauga Drive-In on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm

The screen tower & the remains of this drive-in were demolished January 2011.
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Augusta Historic Theatre on Feb 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I’d love to know what this theatre looked like originally. Photos anyone?

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Nova Theatre on Feb 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

According to this website, the theatre reopened in 1932:
http://www.rookscounty.net/8_wonders_Rooks.htm

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Midland Theater on Feb 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Here’s a photo from this summer — with the new real or faux? marbled stained glass windows:
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/9/cofmid.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Fine Arts Theater on Jan 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I’m told that this marquee came from the Plaza Theatre in Abilene, KS before it was destroyed. They sure look alike:
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My photo from July 2010 of the Fine Arts marquee:
http://agilitynut.com/10/9/finearts2.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about State Theatre on Jan 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Here’s a wide view of the theatre from August 2010:
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/9/quonstate.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Uptown Theatre on Jan 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Still closed summer 2010:
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/9/moupt.jpg

The marquee sign is the same design at the former Plaza Theatre in Trenton, MO (maybe the theatres had the same architect?):
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/9/plazaapts.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Route 66 Movie Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

A bit of history about this theatre here:
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“The theater was originally built as the Shapiro Shoe Store and in about 1952 was converted to the Dickinson Movie Theater. Dixie and Howard Larsen purchased the theater from Mr. Dickenson… Prior to being the Route 66 Movie Theater, the building was the Route 66 Music Theater which featured Branson-style music variety shows. In the 1950’s, the theater was known as the Larsen Theater.”

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Princess Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm

My photo from August:
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/9/mprincess.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Avon Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 1:29 am

Opened as the Grand Theatre in 1914:
http://www.breesehistoricalsociety.org/Panel 3 Pics/a7.html

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Colonia Theatre on Dec 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm

A postcard with an earlier appearance:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about New Family Theater on Dec 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

A photo from last week:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Grand Theater on Nov 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

The theatre is apparently showing films again — from July 2010:
http://agilitynut.com/10/7/tgrand.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about LaSalle Theatre on Nov 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Recent photos (inside & outside) and news:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Erie Playhouse on Nov 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

Here’s my July 2010 photo showing the new ticker-type marquee, squares on facade cleaned up, new doors, horizonal stripes removed… all just horrible in my opinion:
http://agilitynut.com/10/7/eth.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Rogers Theater on Oct 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm

A 2004 photo — does anyone know what happened to the blade sign above the marquee?

http://agilitynut.com/theatres/nc.html

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Rogers Theater on Oct 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm

A photo from June 2010:
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/6/rogersth.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Angela Theatre on Sep 30, 2010 at 1:42 am

A photo from 2010:
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/6/angela.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about State Theatre on Sep 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

A couple photos of this theate’s progress from June 2010:
http://agilitynut.com/10/6/kingstate.jpg
http://agilitynut.com/10/6/kingstate2.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Coeburn Theater on Sep 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Here’s the sign from June 2010:
http://www.agilitynut.com/10/6/coeburn.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Admiral Twin Drive-In on Sep 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm

There are plans to rebuild:
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