Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Van Wert Cinemas on Mar 16, 2014 at 6:40 am

This should be listed as open as the cinemas have reopened since the tornado in the same building, although with additions and renovations.

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Roger Katz commented about Thunderbird Drive-In on Mar 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Previously called the Skyview from 1948 until 1966.

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Roger Katz commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Shouldn’t this be listed as closed and demolished since, while the old Paramount was at one time a movie theatre it is now totally gone, and the new Paramount has never been a movie theatre?

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Roger Katz commented about Acme Theatre on Mar 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Looks like this was restored and reopened in 2012 as rehearsal space and space for small productions.

http://www.acme-theatre.com

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Roger Katz commented about Hilltop 2 Theatre on Mar 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Address in 1978 city directory was 400 Hilltop Square Shopping Center

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Roger Katz commented about Skyvue Drive-In on Mar 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm

closed 2011

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Roger Katz commented about Starette Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm

1329 Broad St in 1915 city directory.

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Roger Katz commented about Royal Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

1409 Broad St in 1915 city directory. Now demolished.

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Roger Katz commented about Princess Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Here are the ones I have listed on Summit. Oddly enough, I have not found one called the Gayety there, but you say there was.

Toledo, OH Alhambra Theatre 237-9 N Summit St

Toledo, OH Colonial Theatre 443-5 N Summit St

Toledo, OH Crown Theatre 422 N Summit St (aka Regent)

Toledo, OH Empress Theatre 406 N Summit St

Toledo, OH Hart Theatre 605 N Summit St

Toledo, OH Priscilla Theatre 330 N Summit St

Toledo, OH Royal Theatre 425 N Summit St

Toledo, OH Star Theatre 106 N Summit St

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Roger Katz commented about Lyceum Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm

517-519 Delaware St.

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Roger Katz commented about Princess Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thanks for the great info, Joe! I just got through looking at the 1913 Toledo City Directory and added like 40 theatres from that era to the listings at CinemaTour. Using Google streetview it surprises me that quite a few old theatre from over 100 years ago still exist!

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Roger Katz commented about Art Cinema on Mar 8, 2014 at 4:18 pm

No, there isn’t security. It is a small theatre run only by the owner. People go to this type of business precisely to have encounters with strangers.

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Roger Katz commented about Valentine Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

In 1913 the Valentine is listed at 409 Saint Clair St. while the Victory Theatre is listed at 414 Adams St. A couple years 414 Adams is listed as the Metro Theatre with 197 seats. What gives? Was there a small storefront theatre in the building? Was there a small building next door?

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Roger Katz commented about Princess Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm

1916 cannot be the correct opening year as the Princess is listed in the 1913 Toledo City Directory at this address.

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Roger Katz commented about Glenbyrne Cinemas on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Closed December 31, 1990.

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Roger Katz commented about Diamond Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 8:29 am

That postcard may have the wrong address. The 1913 Toledo City Directory lists the Diamond at 1520 Broadway St. Either way, it is demolished.

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Roger Katz commented about Art Cinema on Mar 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

How could she possibly unaware that this was an XXX theatre? The movie listings are in the daily newspaper, there are posters all over the lobby showing what is playing, signs about no minors allowed, and it has been showing adult movies for roughly fifty years. There is practically no way NOT to know what this theatre is.

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Roger Katz commented about Waltham Theatre on Mar 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Not sure why this is listed as demolished as it still seems to be there in all views.

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Roger Katz commented about Russell Theatre on Mar 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Is the Deuces Two Bar really the former theatre? Doe anyone know for sure? The address of the bar is 1814 Parsons Ave. I know numbering changes sometimes, but it seems that 1822 would be the big empty lot next to the bar. There’s no way that bar building was a theatre that sat 600 people. Maybe the theatre stood next door and has since been knocked down?

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Roger Katz commented about Embassy Theatre on Mar 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

TivFan: The Colonial was previously known as the Fairyland and subsequently as the Rialto, the name under which it is listed here on CT.

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Roger Katz commented about World Theatre on Mar 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Also known as the Lindy at one point

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Roger Katz commented about Cuba Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Nope. Further research shows that the current Palmer Opera House was not the Peerless Theatre. The Peerless was opened by Wesley Gross on August 21, 1914 on Main Street, next to his meat business.

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Roger Katz commented about Cuba Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I notice the above ad says “Opera House” in the bottom corner. Could the Peerless / Cuba Theatre have been the same as the Palmer Opera House in Cuba on West Main Street which is currently undergoing renovation?

http://www.cubafriends.us/Palmer%20Opera%20House%20Project.htm

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Roger Katz commented about Park Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm

The Adelphi Theatre opened on July 7, 1913 on the corner of Elm Street and Church Street. It is unclear from internet map views if the building that is currently on the northeast corner of that intersection is the former theatre.

The Gem Theatre, which was also on Elm Street, had opened in 1907. Both theaters came under the same management in 1914.

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Roger Katz commented about Capri Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Address is 404 South Main Street.