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larrygoldsmith commented about Bob Hope Theatre on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

Even though the theatre changed name to BOB HOPE THEATRE, It was good they still recognized, and left the original name on the building.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Stockton Empire Theatre on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:27 am

KenRoe You’re right. I forgot that it was called FOX CALIFORNIA. Thanks again!

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larrygoldsmith commented about Stockton Empire Theatre on Jun 15, 2010 at 1:59 am

There was a beautiful FOX THEATRE located in downtown Stockton, however I am unable to find it listed anywhere on CT.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Colón Theater on Jun 8, 2010 at 5:03 am

tisloews……..You’re absolutely right, a whole lot better!!

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larrygoldsmith commented about Colón Theater on Jun 8, 2010 at 3:21 am

Please note spelling of theatre, in neon, above marquee. There is an ACCENT mark between the L & O. It would be pronounced the same as COLOGNE.
This theatre has nothing to do with the human bowel system.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Theatre on May 23, 2010 at 11:40 pm

This theatre was recently purchased by a new investor who promises to re-open the theatre by mid-summer of 2010. Will be used for live/civic attractions. No showing of films was mentioned in article..(Peninsula Examiner,5/10)

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larrygoldsmith commented about Baywood Theater on May 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

ken mc

Yes, this is the old Baywood Theatre. Located on B St. between 3rd and 4th St. See my earlier post above in regard to location.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Keystone Cinema on Apr 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

This theatre was operated by National General Theatres, later Mann Theatres who closed it.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Baywood Theater on Mar 7, 2010 at 10:55 am

Thanks for the update, Gary.

I was too young to remember the Baywood (operated by Fox West Coast), but I remember the manager and his asst. , who were then at the Fox San Mateo Theatre talking about how they still missed being there at the Baywood. And I always had to laugh, because the Baywood had been gone by then for 25 years!! I only can remember when it was Thrifty, and that’s been long gone for years.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Encore Theater on Mar 3, 2010 at 9:07 am

Ward was still trying to hang in there with the Encore in the early 70’s while he was in the maint. dept. with National General/Mann Theatres. It would seem he finally closed it around 72 or 73. It never reopened after that.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Baywood Theater on Oct 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

Gary.

What is going on with that building now??? I know it is no longer a THRIFTY Drug.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Encore Theater on Sep 13, 2009 at 10:17 am

Does anyone remember when Ward Stoopes owned and operated this theatre?? I’m sure he was the last operator of this wonderful little showhouse.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Hoo-Hoo Theatre on Aug 13, 2009 at 8:42 am

Only in Arkansas.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Grauman's Chinese for sale on Aug 13, 2009 at 6:57 am

However said, the name MANN has been the largest moving force of closing/selling theatres since 1971, and I mean 100’s of them nationwide. Must have been evil forces involved when he removed the name GRAUMAN from the CHINESE and added his name. Poor choice for trying to power out fame from a name. Not only is Mann himself gone, so is his “what’s left” legacy of theatres.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Sequoia Theatre on Jul 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

In regards to above comments in regard to Schniders and Reinharts, I have made an error, I confused Jefferson Ave, with Middlefield Rd. Sorry about that.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Sequoia Theatre on Jul 12, 2009 at 8:17 am

At one time, that sight was known as SCHNIDERS CLOTHING STORE. It was in business there for many years. Prior to Schniders, I believe that REINHARTS JEWELRY was in part of that space..

I am not positive of this, but I heard that the CENTURY 12 at Bayshore Blvd. finally closed. It was the last remaining Peninsula theatre that was still owned and operated by SYUFY.

Tons of pressure was put out to Syufy from Redwood City and the downtown Century Theatre to cease operation. However, I am not positive that it actually closed yet.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Redwood Theatre on Jun 2, 2009 at 7:19 am

Redwood Red,

Many thanks for the above photo you mention. I received it thru your personal Email. If you scroll up this site,look for comments from Joe Vogel. He has posted several great pictures of this little theatre. Also check out Fox Theatre, Redwood City on this site, you’ll find more great comments and pictures of that once beautiful theatre!!

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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Redwood Theatre on Jun 2, 2009 at 6:27 am

Current Bank of America is on corner of Jefferson Ave. and Marshall St., with the parking lot on corner of Broadway and Jefferson..

I notice that the old Montgomery St. that changed in the mid 50’s was renamed WINKLEBLECK ST.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Carlos Theatre on May 24, 2009 at 11:03 am

In the 60’s, I don’t think there was any Bay Area theatre that did'nt have the same thing going on EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

Kiddie Matinees you mention was a standard at ALL Bay Area Fox Theatres. Some Fox houses ran those “strip ticket” shows even in the winter, but only on Saturday mornings before regular matinee shows.

Better yet, do you remember when Broadway Markets sponsered Kiddie Shows, when they gave the tickets away for free???

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larrygoldsmith commented about Fox Theatre on May 24, 2009 at 10:42 am

Lost Memory

What a great picture!

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larrygoldsmith commented about Mann Old Towne 6 on May 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I was confused by the location of this multi-plex because there was a second Mann’s Old Town (no E) 6 plex in Reno NV. It was small, boxy, and the auditoriums were strictly shooting galleries. Lobby was strictly functional with no personality. This theatre was supposed to be the “replacement” for the demolished CREST THEATRE downtown. It was no match, and did not last long. This was the end of Mann Theatres in Northern Nevada.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Starlite Drive-In on Apr 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

The Starlite Drive-in was operated by United Artists Theatres. There was also a sister drive-in located in Palo Alto known as the Palo Alto Drive-in Theatre, which was located near Bayshore Freeway (101).

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larrygoldsmith commented about Tower Theatre on Mar 28, 2009 at 7:15 am

The Tower Theatre was located on Virginia St., between Liberty and Pine. A Wells Fargo Bank highrise is now at that site.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Crest Theater on Mar 28, 2009 at 7:09 am

Correction to above location…..

The Tower Theatre was located on Virginia St. between Liberty St. and Pine St. The Pioneer Center is located at Virgnia St. and State St. A huge Wells Fargo Bank building sits where the Tower Theatre would have been. Sorry for the error.

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larrygoldsmith commented about Granada 4 on Mar 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm

The United Artists GRANADA THEATRE on W. 1st St. was operating as a twin theatre up until the flood of 97, which devastated the theatre and every business around it. Every building on that side of the street was torn down due to unrepairable damage. My wife and I got an inside view of the Granada from the front door and the entire lobby was in 3 to 4 feet deep in silt. We were unable to pass through the front doors. It was soon demolished and replaced with a beautiful 14 floor condo building. A new 12 plex CENTURY CINEMA sits directly across the street, entrance facing the Truckee River.