Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Also known as the Cattaraugus Theatre

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Roger Katz commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:07 pm

This is now the YMCA. Actual address is 250 State St.

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Roger Katz commented about Tremont Theatre on Jan 22, 2015 at 7:04 am

Actually further research shows the Tremont Theatre built in 1926 was the second one on the site. The original Tremont was a church that was converted to a movie theatre in 1910 before being demolished so the newer one could be erected.

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Roger Katz commented about Pastime Theatre on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:30 am

The Pastime Theatre opened September 5, 1910 on the second floor of the Gardner Building which was the former YMCA. It is now demolished.

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Roger Katz commented about Tremont Theatre on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:20 am

This theatre could not have been built in 1926 as it is listed in the 1914/15 American Motion Picture Directory.

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Roger Katz commented about Little Hippodrome Theater on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Was this ever known as the Grand Theatre? A 1914 listing puts the Grand Theatre at 267 Main St.

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Roger Katz commented about Star Theatre on Jan 19, 2015 at 8:10 am

Current equivalent address of the theatre since the renumbering would be 539-543 William St. A church is on the site now, but apparently this is not the old Star Theatre. The Star’s original name was the Arcadia.

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Roger Katz commented about Baldwin Theatre on Jan 18, 2015 at 10:40 am

An old map from 1939 (http://www.baldwinpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/HicksNeckpamphlet.pdf) indicates this was the third building on the right north of Merrick Street. Google Maps overhead view shows a possible candidate at 2419 Grand Avenue, if this is still standing.

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Performing Arts Center on Jan 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

This theatre will be reopening as a concert venue called the College Street Music Hall this spring!

http://www.nhregister.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150113/new-havens-palace-theater-venue-to-reopen-as-a-music-hall

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Roger Katz commented about Liberty Theatre on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

Not sure where that description above came from, but it certainly wasn’t me!

If the comment right above me is correct then this theatre’s address would be 1242 State Street rather than 1292. I will have to look into this further.

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Roger Katz commented about Skyview Cinema on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Anyone know anything about this cinema? I can’t find any reference to it anywhere online.

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Roger Katz commented about Loft Cinemas on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm

OK – look at the current Street View. The entrance to the left of the main adult shop says “Loft Cinemas” which clearly are an adult movie theatre that is currently open with “six theatres” and “14 mini cinemas”.

Does anyone know how that works? Is the former auditorium all carved up, or maybe the former balcony? Or could it be former office space above the lobby?

If anyone lives in Toronto I’d love to know.

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Roger Katz commented about Victory Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:21 am

33 Cedar St S is the address

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

221 Third Ave is the address

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Roger Katz commented about Cartier Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 7:28 am

The address is 57 Montjoy St S

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Roger Katz commented about Broadway Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

71 Third Ave is the address for the Broadway Diner which is located in the former theatre entrance.

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Roger Katz commented about Mayfair Theatre on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:35 am

It appears it may be closed again.

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Roger Katz commented about North York Drive-In on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

This drive-in closed in 2012 as they lacked the funds to upgrade to digital projection.

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Roger Katz commented about Regent Theatre on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:15 am

The theatre was carved out of storefronts at 62-64 Main Street South in 1932. The building still stands today.

http://www.huroneast.com/index.php?sltb=heritage&loc=21

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Roger Katz commented about Towne Cinemas on Dec 9, 2014 at 8:12 am

Closed as a movie theatre in 2004, but was used for live music for a number of years afterwards.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2008/02/21/downtown-theatre-put-emotions-into-motion

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Roger Katz commented about Towne Cinemas on Dec 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

This was built in 1913 as the Griffin Opera House. As seen on the marquee, the lat incarnation was spelled Town Cinemas (not Towne Cinema).

http://miscdisorders.blogspot.com/2012/07/birth-of-town-cinemas.html

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Roger Katz commented about Lincoln Theatre on Dec 9, 2014 at 8:00 am

The article at http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/10/02/old-lincoln-theatres-silver-screen-gets-a-second-life suggests the theatre lasted until 1987.

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Roger Katz commented about Park Theatre on Dec 9, 2014 at 7:46 am

I think this may have been called the Crescent, not the Crystal. The 1917-18 city directory lists the Crescent Theatre at this address.

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Roger Katz commented about Credit Cinema on Dec 9, 2014 at 6:56 am

Address is 75 Lakeshore Rd E in Mississauga.

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Roger Katz commented about Bradley Playhouse on Dec 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I think the Victory was a separate theatre from the Bradley. There’s a picture of it at http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTU3WDg0NA==/z/mq0AAMXQAx9RS1CQ/$T2eC16V,!%29QE9s3HFf3cBRS1CQ,je!~~60_57.JPG and while I can’t see the theatre clearly, the address says Main Street whereas the Bradley is on Front Street.