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robboehm commented about Old Post Office Cinema on Apr 7, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Trying to find a picture of same but, so far, only located an ad which I’ve uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Almira Theatre on Apr 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm

I tried to find an image of the Almira in the day but couldn’t. Oddly enough I could find pictures of the organ which was sent to England and the theatre into which it was subsequently installed.

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robboehm commented about Cedar-Lee Theatre on Apr 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Would be nice to know the full history how it morphed from a single screen to 6.

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robboehm commented about Hudson Theatre on Apr 1, 2016 at 7:22 am

The permit is on the door dated January. Lobby is boarded over so nothing can be seen inside.

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robboehm commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm

As part of a private party which was held in the vast lobby we were also treated to a short organ concert.

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robboehm commented about Cinema Alley on Mar 30, 2016 at 7:13 am

Joe Google link not working.

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 29, 2016 at 6:36 pm

I found contradictory information regarding the Jamaica Rialto which makes no mention of Al Schwartz. See Savoy, Jamaica site.

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robboehm commented about State Theater on Mar 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Additional interior photo, from the Gardner Museum, uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Family Theater on Mar 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm

The Family was unusual in that it’s entrance was at the side of the screen with the screen being at the street side of the building.

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robboehm commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Mar 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Throw in a strobe light or two and everyone will up chuck.

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robboehm commented about Colonial Theatre on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:05 am

Joe, why would you say Nickelette is the correct spelling when the add says Nickellette?

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robboehm commented about Orpheum Theater on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:00 am

Must have had a pretty good orchestra in the day since I saw a reference that they played in Hannibal, MO on one occasion.

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robboehm commented about Princess Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Uploaded exterior photo from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Glenn Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm

And not long after its opening as the Colonade, it was purchased in 1911 by Messrs. Nelson and Schwindler and renamed the Star.

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robboehm commented about Washington Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Uploaded the ad for the opening of the talkie The Lion and the Mouse from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Adams Cinema on Mar 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Uploaded an advertising photo as the Belasco from the Quincy Public Library collection. Portions of the Princess and Gem ads appear. Don’t belive the Princess in on CT so will have to add it, particularly since I have a photo of the exterior.

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robboehm commented about Orpheum Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm

First talkies purported to be July 7, 1929.

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robboehm commented about Washington Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:55 pm

The Do You Remember site of the University of Illinois cites June 16, 1914 as the opening date as a vaudeville house with the first film being shown as The Temple of Venus on January 16, 1926 and the first talkie, The Lion and the Mouse on November 4, 1928.

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robboehm commented about Gem Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Joe, I found a reference that a Peter Jacobs, former police chief of Springfield, Il opened the Savoy and Gem at 522 and 524 Hampshire. There are also references to both of these properties changing hands a number of times.

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robboehm commented about Colonial Theatre on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The name was changed to Colonial in 1910 when it was purchased by Colonial Theaters of Joliet, Il.

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robboehm commented about Bijou Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Disagree with sybella26. The actual Quincy, see elsewhere on CT, was down the street at 521.

I found a reference in the Do You Remember collection of the University of Illinois which said the Bijou was opened by Messrs. Patrick and McConnell. The initial program consisted of five acts of vaudeville, an illustrated screen song and a moving picture.

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robboehm commented about Orpheum Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Uploaded interior and exterior photos of the Orpheum as well as the announcement of the December 25, 1914 opening from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Empire Theatre on Mar 26, 2016 at 11:55 am

Uploaded a 1946 exterior photo, the year it closed, and an interior photo from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Family Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

Uploaded a photo of the exterior from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Quincy Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

Uploaded two pictures of the Quincy from the Quincy Public Library collection. In the 1916 photo actress Mae Miller is shown.