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What a charming theatre! The restoration and move was well worth it. Kudos to all those who saved the Gem.
Partners Bruce Wendell and Joseph Tesiero will reopen the former Johnstown Movie Plex on December 5, 2009.
A very nice restoration of the exterior. Wishing the theatre good luck in the future years.
A beautiful theatre that has been restored to its original beauty.
Thanks, Steve, for telling us about your grandfather. It was very interesting.
How lucky we are to still have this beautiful edifice to enjoy.
The Louisville Palace theatre is absolutely magnificent.
A unique and beautiful interior and exterior. I am glad the Avalon theatre is so well maintained.
The 46th Street interior would cost a fortune to restore. With the neighborhood extremely Hasidic. To be realistic,the former theatre will never reopen as an entertainment edifice. That,unfortunately, is definitely a thing of the past.
The Cinema North Corporation has ceased operations. The Johnstown Movieplex 9 is closed. The Manager of the Pyramid Mall, where it is located, hopes to get another movie chain to take over the building.
The photo is from 1976 since that is the date the movie on the marquee was released.
Uniquely beautiful! I am so glad this theatre has survived.
What a beautiful and interesting interior. I am very glad the Holland is being restored. The Schines built many wonderful theatres. From what I read, the Schine brothers were very decent people.
From the photos I just saw of the theatre, the Midland is beautiful. I’m glad it is back in use as an entertainment center. Kudos to all those involved in the wonderful restoration.
With the huge costs of producing shows, producers want a sure thing.
It seems we live in a complex & technical age where creativity and imgination are secondary to profit.
After listening to the 1978 Nativity segment several times, I personally found the music to be better arranged and much more inspiring than now. I remember the stage shows from the 1950’s through the 70’s. Although only about 45 minutes long, it had a showmanship element that is missing today.
Leonidoff’s stage presentations were so distinctly special! Like most of Roxy’s staff, he was extremely talented.
Thanks for posting the audio clip, DJF7, extremely enjoyable. It brought back many wonderful memories of the MUSIC HALL. Will enjoy hearing more when you add more.
My cousin lived further up on Garth Road. I use to pass the theatre many times. I remember going there back in the 1990’s. Bob Miller gave excellent info.
Royal was etched on top of the original facade of the building, so I believe that was it’s original name. The building is on the corner of forty-first street and thirteenth Avenue, so it could not have been the Amoranth theatre which is listed as being on forty-second street. That place must have been a short lived theatre. It is the first time I ever heard it mentioned.
The talented Mr. Mitchell brought so much joy to people. He will be fondly remembered.
The orchestra floor was leveled and the seats removed so furniture could be stored there. The 46th Street had concerts there in its last few years before closing in 1973.
The building in Lost Memory’s 1968 photo is the Blythborne post office. Enjoyed jloew’s informative post. I didn’t realize the organ was still there at that time. Like so many theatres, what a shame it is gone, a sign of the “modern” times.
I commend the group that now owns the Majestic theatre. You are doing a great job. Wishing you continued success.
I hope the proper people can collectively get their act together and effectively restore this unique theatre soon. Time is passing.
A very atractive theatre. I am glad it is in good hands.