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JackCoursey commented about Denniston Cinemas on Feb 25, 2011 at 1:59 am

Photo from 2005: Exterior

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JackCoursey commented about Denniston Cinemas on Feb 25, 2011 at 1:59 am

Photo from 2005: Exterior

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JackCoursey commented about Austin Cinema I & II on Feb 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I think that this is the theatre where I saw Saturday Night Fever. Looking For Mr. Goodbar was showing in the other auditorium. Both of the auditoriums were extremely large and long. The twining was definitely done on the fly with as little of an expense as possible but there were still some vestiges of its former glory. Would love to see a photo or two of the Austin/Loews. Was there another GCC theatre on Dale Mabry that had a similar twin job?

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JackCoursey commented about Peninsula Community Theatre on Feb 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Very nicely designed theatre. The theatre was closed on the day I was in town so the only part of the interior I could see was what was visible from the front door. The lobby is small with what appears to be the original concession stand still in place. Exterior photos from February 2011:
photo one, photo two

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JackCoursey commented about Cinemark at Market Street on Feb 15, 2011 at 2:31 am

Here are photos from February 2011: Facade,
Lobby

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JackCoursey commented about Center Theater on Feb 14, 2011 at 1:52 am

There is a long abandon theatre with an art deco façade at 227-9 West Main. Could this be the former Center/Stanley? If this is the case the status should be changed from Closed/Demolished to just Closed.

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JackCoursey commented about Alabama Theatre on Feb 13, 2011 at 5:43 pm

The theatre appears to be in excellent condition and as grand as ever. Curious as to what its fate will be. How about a Midwest venue for the AFI? Bookstop (e.g. Barnes and Nobel) did a great job in restoring the theatre and keeping it up. It is a beautiful work of art both inside and out. Photos from February 2011:
1, 2,3

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JackCoursey commented about Landmark Main Art Theatre on Feb 6, 2011 at 3:43 am

A very nice venue; had some trepidation going in thinking that the original auditorium had been altered but was pleasantly surprised to see it still intact. Two smaller and less decorative auditoria were built on in the later 1980s. Flicks from 2010: Lobby, Facade

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JackCoursey commented about Huntridge Performing Arts Theatre on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:45 am

A fading beauty. Time and neglect is taking its toll on this icon in that currently resembles something used and discarded.. The Huntington resides in an area of the city way off the beaten path and far from the siren songs of the endless highway of slot machines. Photos from 2011: 1,
2

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JackCoursey commented about Franklin Theatre on Jan 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

Franklin, TN is one of the greatest places on earth. Beautiful, laid back, and nice as all get outs. I long to reside there again.

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JackCoursey commented about Buckhead Theatre on Jan 24, 2011 at 2:15 am

Re: Robbery at the Roxy-you might want to check the archives at the main branch (downtown) of the Atlanta/Fulton County Library. Start with the Atlanta Journal/Constitution microfiche for 1974 and no doubt you will soon hit your mark.

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JackCoursey commented about Strand Theater on Jan 9, 2011 at 5:23 am

There was little to nothing left of the Strand’s original interior when Ripley’s decided to abandon the theatre and move down to the east end of Duval. Walgreen’s put a considerable amount of money and effort into restoring as much of the theatre as possible. 2010 photos of the façade and the marquee.

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JackCoursey commented about Sterling Theater on Jan 3, 2011 at 12:25 am

Photo from December, 2010 of the former Sterling Theatre. Looks to be intact with what appears to be a For Lease sign in its window.

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JackCoursey commented about Miller Theatre on Jan 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Nice photo of the interior: Miller Stage

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JackCoursey commented about Lincoln Theatre on Jan 2, 2011 at 12:23 am

Stunningly beautiful both inside and out! Photo from 2009 of the exterior:
Lincoln Theatre

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JackCoursey commented about Bayne Theatre on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Have you any interior photos you could post? Was there a balcony?

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JackCoursey commented about Old Mill Playhouse Theatre on Dec 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Although I could not find any definitive record as to the official opening date of the theatre I did find a mention of the site in an article published in 1997. Here are some exterior and interior photos of the theatre from 2010:
1, 2, 3, 4

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JackCoursey commented about Village Theatre on Dec 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Curious as to what modifications have been made to the interior. The theatre was completely gutted in 1986 with only the façade left intact. The four cinemas which were built in the former balcony area only accommodated 475. If the operation was having difficulty realizing a profit with a four screen mini cinema how will it be successful with only half the auditoria and fewer seats? Photos from 2006:
1, 2, 3

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JackCoursey commented about Mayfair Theatre on Dec 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Beautiful façade (Photo One, Photo Two and wonder if any photos of the interior exist. It must have been very spacious considering the size of the building and the seating capacity of only 850.

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JackCoursey commented about Visulite Cinemas on Dec 12, 2010 at 3:55 am

Photo of the Visulite Theatre from spring 2010: Exterior

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JackCoursey commented about Island Cinemas on Dec 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm

The Island Cinema opened as single screen during the early 1980s and was later converted to a twin by splitting the auditorium down the center. The architectural design is functional and non-descript. The facility is very clean and comfortable with the closest completion 14 miles away on the mainland. Photos from December 2010: 1, 2
Island Cinema Official Site

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JackCoursey commented about Fulton Theatre on Dec 2, 2010 at 1:48 am

A beautiful piece of architecture. Photos from 2010: Facade,
Marquee

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JackCoursey commented about Fulton Theatre on Dec 2, 2010 at 1:48 am

A beautiful piece of architecture. Photos from 2010: Facade,
Marquee

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JackCoursey commented about Loew's 72nd Street East on Nov 28, 2010 at 4:34 am

I hold no ill will towards AMC for they could have closed the entire single screen inventory they procured from Loews right off the bat but opted not to. Most of the movie going public have little regard for these boutique venues and suffer not at their demise.

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JackCoursey commented about Loew's 72nd Street East on Nov 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Does anyone have any interior shots of the theatre to share? I doubt that I will be back in Manhattan before its closure and would love to know what it look like during its original incarnation.