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DavidZornig commented about Strand Theatre on Dec 27, 2015 at 8:02 am

December 1947 photo added courtesy of the Old Images of New York Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Dec 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

I couldn’t find the image I downloaded originally, but I think this might be it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-libraries/3382599924?ytcheck=1

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DavidZornig commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Dec 16, 2015 at 8:30 am

It appears it was removed by CT Admins. I assumed crediting MIT was adequate, but apparently not. I searched for it again but could not locate it.

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DavidZornig commented about Old Orchard Theater on Dec 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Thanks for posting that. I re-posted it over on the McClurg Court Cinemas page courtesy of you, since a lot of the exterior is shown throughout.

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DavidZornig commented about McClurg Court Cinemas on Dec 8, 2015 at 4:42 pm

McClurg exterior in May 1999 at 0:29 & 1:10 through the end in the below clip courtesy of alex35mm, who posted it to the Old Orchard Theater page for it’s appearance as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsHDF7OCPCg

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Center for the Arts on Dec 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm

1931 photo added copyright K&G, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Faceboook page. Paramount blade sign down the street.

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DavidZornig commented about Calo Theatre on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:40 am

Recent Edgeville Buzz article about the Calo Theatre. Mentions building designer George H. Borst again, who coincidentally was also involved in building The Elms hotel on Elm near State Parkway. Which housed many of the stage crews for the downtown live theaters in the 70's &80’s. The crews were always late night regulars when in town, at my late friend’s nearby tavern, the Hotsie Totsie Yacht Club & Bait Shop on Division. I got too meet many stars back then as a result. Yul Brynner, Sammy Davis Jr. etc. As the crew would sneak them in late at night.

http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/andersonvilles-most-curious-places-the-calo-theater

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DavidZornig commented about Mid `20's photo credit Frasher Foto courtesy of the Pomona Public Library. on Dec 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Forum on the right.

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DavidZornig commented about Forum Theatre on Dec 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm

I believe the Forum may have existed as far back as the `20’s. I added a Frasher Foto photo of Main Street from that era, courtesy of the Pomona Public Library. The building appears to be the same, with possible window enlargements by the 1950’s photo.

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DavidZornig commented about Halfield Theatre on Dec 5, 2015 at 6:58 pm

1952 photo added, photo credit Ms. Mildred Mead.

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DavidZornig commented about Keith's Theater on Dec 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

1907 image and copy added courtesy of Jerry Kail.

Here’s another Houdini curiosity (1907), showing Harry in Indianapolis standing in front of an ad for Pluto Water, a laxative natural water product bottled at the French Lick Springs in French Lick, Indiana.

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DavidZornig commented about Lake Theatre on Dec 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

1948 photo added courtesy of The Lakeland Library.

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DavidZornig commented about Howell Theatre on Dec 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Mid `30’s added photo courtesy of Nolan Richard, via the Historic Florida VIII ! Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about AMC Loews Norridge 10 on Dec 3, 2015 at 7:50 pm

This Trib article says it was and M&E 12 screen that closed in 2008. I can’t find another Norridge on CT, and I can’t imagine 22 screens at the same address.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/news/ct-nhh-movie-theater-sale-tl-1203-20151130-story.html

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DavidZornig commented about Sky-Vue Drive-In on Dec 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Below link has photos and a post fire interview with the owners.

http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/klbk-news/owners-of-lamesa-drive-in-recount-old-memories-after-fire-destorys-it

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 30, 2015 at 7:51 am

1927 post card added credit Kenneth Andresen‎. Could have been the Grand Opening, given all the flags. The marquee also appears to read “We Are Open”. So that may narrow down the opening year. Maybe someone with better German than I can read the hand written caption.

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DavidZornig commented about Nile Theatre on Nov 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Photo as Bakersfield Opera House 1910 added.

Also original facade photo circa 1928 added. Courtesy of Mark Mcgowan. Possibly the same from the 2008 post, but the link no longer reaches the photo.

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DavidZornig commented about Kern Theatre on Nov 29, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Photo added as the New Hip circa 1920. Courtesy of Mark Mcgowan.

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DavidZornig commented about Pastime Theater on Nov 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Wider, crisper version of the 1923-`24 photo added.

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DavidZornig commented about Ryley Theater on Nov 29, 2015 at 7:19 am

Yes I do. Historical society’s are only as accurate as the information they are given. I found the Viner Organ link on a fluke looking for additional photos. Thank you for adding this unique theater.

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DavidZornig commented about Crest Theater on Nov 29, 2015 at 7:15 am

The Crest was located at 65 West Market Street. The original building is still standing, and was converted into The Francis Shoppe, a women’s clothing store that opened there in 1961.

Status should be changed from Demolished to Closed.

Below is a link to the 08/13/57 Daily Banner newspaper story (left hand column), about the “Pay As You Please” format for “The Ten Commandments”. The manager John Phelps at the time said most patrons gave $1-$2, which after film rental costs was donated to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.

https://newspapers.library.in.gov/cgi-bin/indiana?a=d&d=TDB19570813-01.1.2

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DavidZornig commented about Ryley Theater on Nov 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm

The pipe organ was apparently a much rarer Viner and not a Bartola. One of 5 installed specifically in theatres in New York between 1921 and 1926. The Ryley being the first in `21. Versus Bartola who built about 250 organs for theatres between 1918 and 1931 via Wikipedia.

http://www.theatreorgans.com/ny/buffaloarea/viner/viner.htm

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DavidZornig commented about Eagles Theatre on Nov 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

There was also a Crest Theatre on Market Street, in addition to the Eagles and the Colonial. But I haven’t been able to find any other information on it, other than a 1955 photo on the Wabash Memories Facebook page. If anyone can find an address or build date, I’ll set up a CT page for it.

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DavidZornig commented about Eagles Theatre on Nov 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

1940 photo added, photo copyright and courtesy of the Wabash Memories Facebook page. (XX)

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's State Theater on Nov 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

June 1927 poster added courtesy of Gianno Dv.