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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Plymouth on May 23, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Bill_Gibbs; The former Gaumont, Plymouth does have its own page on Cinema Treassures, it is listed on the right of this page under ‘Nearby Theatres’ as the Odeon Plymouth (its last operating name).

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Ken Roe commented about Vue Fulham Broadway on May 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Bill-Gibbs; Both the Regal Cinema and Red Hall Cinema do have pages on Cinema Treasures and are listed on the right of this page under ‘Nearby Theatres’ as the ABC Walham Green and Gaumont Walham Green.

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Ken Roe commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Apr 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

In the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915, the Princess Theatre is listed at 702 South Street.

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Ken Roe commented about Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre on Apr 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Mike: Chung-Ling-Soo was shot in the chest in front of a packed house at the Empire Theatre, Wood Green, London, on 18th March 1918, after his bullet catching trick went wrong. I believe he was American, but could be wrong.

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Ken Roe commented about Majestic Theatre on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

In the March 21, 1908 edition of ‘The Billboard’, their list of ‘Electric Theatres and Nickelodeons’ has a Majestic Theatre, Savannah, GA Manager J.R. Carter. Seating capacity:100 playing 10 shows a day.

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Ken Roe commented about Loop Theater on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

The list of Electric Theatres and Nickelodeons listed in the March 21, 1908 edition of ‘The Billboard", has the Wonderland Museum, 27 Washington Avenue. Dan J. Labar was the manager, the seating capacity was 150 and there were between 10 to 30 shows a day.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Cinema Manchester on Mar 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

The films showing date the photograph to around March 1932.

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Ken Roe commented about Dowling Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm

As we are pretty sure the Dowling Theatre had a balcony, I am wondering if the photograph of the auditorium could be the smaller Park Theatre, which was also an African-American theatre, opened around 1939 on Dowling Street? It has its own page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Kinema Theatre on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Mike; Great street view. The Kinema Theatre is just out of shot on the right of the photo. It was located almost next to the Ye Olde White Harte Hotel, which is seen on the right, and still exists today.

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Ken Roe commented about Coliseum Cinema on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:52 am

JohnGn; I have added a page for the Waterloo/Ritz Cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Campus Theater, Berkeley, California, 1916 on Jan 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Photographed as the Campus Theater in 1916 (“Green Stockings” was a 1916 film)

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Ken Roe commented about Alhambra Palace Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Ian; Many Thanks for the correction, which I have amended.

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Ken Roe commented about Cinema Olympia on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The gated entry on the right was the actual cinema entrance.

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Ken Roe commented about Lyric Theater on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

A New Salem Theatre is listed in the Film Daily Yearbook for 1941, as well as the Lyric Theatre. By the mid-1940’s the New Salem Theatre is listed as the Preston Theatre. Both the Preston Theatre and Lyric Theatre continued to be listed in 1950.

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Ken Roe commented about Gaumont Belfast on Nov 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Joe; The replacement cinema on the site of the Theatre Royal was the Royal Cinema. I have now given it a page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

The photo isn’t ‘fixed’. The way photos work on the site is that the one with the most ‘hits’ becomes the main photo, therefore giving an ever-changing look to the pages where there is more than a single photo.

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Ken Roe commented about New Gallery Cinema on Oct 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Robbie25646 & rasLXR; The former New Gallery Cinema is NOT going to re-open soon. Since September 2012, it has become a Burberry clothing store.

You are confusing the New Gallery Cinema with the former Cameo Poly Cinema (listed on Cinema Treasures as the Regent Street Cinema) which is located at the northern end of Regent Street, which has just been awarded Lottery funding to be refurbished and re-opened as a cinema in the future.

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Ken Roe commented about Ambassador Theatre on Oct 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm

According to the Theatre Historical Society of America, the organ remained in the theatre until the 1970’s, although it was not in a playable condition. It was removed by motor magnet Fred Pillsbury and placed into storage, where it deteriorated even further. After passing through several more hands, in 2006 it was in the possession of organman Ken Crome in Reno, Nevada, in poor condition, but complete.

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Ken Roe commented about Clarke Theater on Oct 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

The March 21, 1908 edition of The Billboard lists a Bijou Theatre, S. 17th Street & Broadway Avenue. Managed by Ira Seybert, it had 250 seats, and evening shows.

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Ken Roe commented about Cine Avenida on Oct 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

A photo and some details/comments (in Spanish) here:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/754898

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Ken Roe commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

Joe; We now have a bit of a mystery here, as in Irvin R. Glazer’s book ‘Philadelphia Theaters’ published in 1994 by Dover Press, the Stratford Theatre is listed as opening in 1913, located at 1443 S. Seventh. He lists the Strand Theatre located at 3601 Germantown as opening in 1914 with Carl Berger as architect.

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Ken Roe commented about Cavendish Cinema on Sep 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Sorry Pasqualino, I don’t have any photographs of the Cavendish Cinema, Nottingham.

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Ken Roe commented about Community Twin Theatre on Sep 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

robboehm, Ed Solero & Tinseltoes, and any other contributors. Here are some clarification on theatre updates and locations…..

I am the only person editing the site, and spend many hours a day (reading most comments and acting on any suggestions for amendments). Even when I am away on holidays, I spend a couple of hours a day on the site. I am based in the UK, so there will always be some delay in responding to comments due to time differences (especially those made in the evenings in the USA – I do ‘catch-up’ in the mornings). Major changes or disputes are dealt with by Patrick or Ross (the site administrators).

Regarding locations, the original address given when a theatre is first submitted determines the Google map position and street view. If the address is altered to a more exact or correct address at a later stage, the original embedded field still exists, and doesn’t change. To have a ‘perfect’ page, with address, Google map and street view all correct, an entirely new page would have to be created, and the old page would then be deleted (including all comments and photos- there is no way to transfer them across to the new page).

Regarding the address/location ribbon across the top of the page, this is created when a theatre is first submitted, and (not being a technical wiz-kid) I don’t know how the codes work which sometimes give seemingly incorrect information such as here on this page –‘Queens Village is in the Douglastown-Little Neck district’. This is something I have no control over. I also cannot make amendments to either the spelling of City names or change city locations, this at the moment is done by Patrick, after I have alerted any changes to him.

Hope this clarifies some of your concerns? I will remove this comment, together with others here on this subject in a few days time, as we are going ‘off topic’.

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Ken Roe commented about Rosedale Theatre on Sep 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

The 1927 edition of Film Daily Weekly lists the Rosedale Theatre at St. Lawrence & Westchester Avenues (no seating capacity given, usually indicating a newly built theatre) It is not listed in the 1926 edition of F.D.Y.

I have updated the introduction and address/street view.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Wood Green on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

The Google map is over a mile off, placing the cinema at The Broadway, Crouch End. I have steered the Google street view to the correct location on Wood Green High Road.