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I show the address for the Cabarrus Theatre AKA Carolina Theatre was 22 Union Street, N., Concord, NC. 28025
AMC did convert the Empire into four, there were two up and two down. They walls may have been removed but there were four auditoriums for a while.
The West Port Cine' was a twin screen theatre.
The Uptown Theatre was a single screen theatre.
The Strand Theatre was a single screen theatre.
The Siloam Theatre was a single screen theatre.
This should be listed as a single screen theatre.
Jim Rankin is the Milwauke expert maybe he would know something about this theatre.
Carl Boller opened the Los Angeles Office in 1922. He worked on the following California theatres.
Inglewood Theatre, Inglewood, Ca. (1922)
Walkers West Coast Theatre, Santa Ana, Ca. (1923)
Capitol Theatre, Long Beach, Ca. (1924)
Largo Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca. (1924)
Montrose Theatre, Montrose, Ca. (1924)
Broadway Theatre, Santa, Ana. Ca. (1925)
Carona Theatre, Carona, Ca. (1929)
Stadium Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca. (1930)
I show the address for the San Pablo Twin as 530 El Portal Shopping Center, San Pablo, Ca.
The address for the Superba was 518 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca.
A great example of restoration is the Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Ct. Pull it up on Cinema Treasures and connect with one of the links. It is amazing what restoration can do for a theatre and its community.
Note: When the 3 strip Cinerama played it was called the Missouri Theatre. It became the Empire when AMC took over the theatre and then ran Cinerama in 70MM.
Ziggy, maybe concerned taxpayer should read the article on the home page of Cinema Treasures, look what is being done to restore the Keith-Albee. Once an old treasure is gone its gone, we cannot bring it back. Looke throughout the Cinema Treasure site and see all the old palaces we have so recklessly let go by the wayside and be demolished, whether it be in a small town or a large city. Also look at the small towns that have restored their local movie palace and the flux of people it has brought back into the main part of the town. Saving just a facade is not going to put the people back in the a venue for entertainment. All in all this site is for the preservation of the Cinema Treasures which from most the comments on the DuPage we are getting away from. My home is between two large cities and I have seen the palaces destroyed one by one, sad to say. I wish those involved in preserving the DuPage the best of luck.
I don’t show anything that this theatre played Cinerama, the closest would have been the Orpheum or the Golden Gate in San Frnacisco, but nothing in Stockton.
I show the address for the Hilltop Cinemas as 2125 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond, Ca.
I show the address for the Hillsdale Cinemas as 3011 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, Ca.
History of the State:
The State Theatre originally opened on October 15th, 1938. It was built by John Hamilton Henzey for RCA Films at a cost of $70,000.
Two theatres that had been built in the grand style (the Nittany and Cathaum) provided movies in State College until The State Theatre – a newcomer with a new concept – joined them in October 15, 1938.
â€œWarner Bros. announces with pride the opening of Central Pennsylvania’s newest and finest theatre,â€ read an October 15 advertisement in the Centre Daily Times.
Warner Bros. paved the way the previous day in a special Times' supplement that announced, among other things: â€œHot off the enormous Warner Bros. lot in Hollywood come Errol Flynn and Bette Davis in Myron Brinig’s ‘The Sisters’ which is the opening attraction at The State.â€
The very first showing at The State Theatre was at 1:30 p.m. â€œThe Sistersâ€ – from â€œthe best-selling novelâ€ – was accompanied by â€œThe Outstanding Short Subject of the Year: ‘The Declaration of Independence.'â€ The State, said Warner Bros., was one of only three theatres â€œin the United States to premiereâ€ the new featured film.
The State Theatre opened with a general admission price of 30 cents for matinees, 35 cents after 5 p.m; children were admitted for 15 cents â€œat all times.â€ The film schedule to be followed would provide patrons with four different offerings each week.
This new movie house at 128 West College Avenue had been â€œBuilt in Record Time,â€ it was reported. General contractor John H. Henszey of State College had â€œreceived the final plans on June 16, completing the theatre in less than four months.â€
Pressure to do so is implied in another news item: â€œUnder the direct supervisionâ€ of Warner Bros.‘ zone manager, The State â€œhas been rushed to completion as one of the most modern theatres in Pennsylvania and marks many departures in theatre construction and decoration from the older style theatre.â€
A â€œColonial Motifâ€ graced The State. â€œThe general architecture of the building and front is of colonial style in keeping with the architectural scheme of State College, but the interior is markedly modern and simple with pastel colors, [rich] drapes, and a unique lighting system.â€
â€œâ€¦Patrons who enter the theatre will become aware of a soft golden glow whose source is not apparentâ€¦Light is projected from tiny, practically invisible holes in the ceiling and it’s all done with mirrors. Back of these tiny apertures in the ceiling is an elaborate reflecting apparatus.â€
â€œEverything,â€ said the news from Warner Bros., â€œhas been created with the sole purpose of making the viewer unconscious of his surroundings the moment the picture flashes on the screen.â€
Suggesting that the opulence of older theatres detracted from the film itself, one of the news stories proclaimed: â€œThe day of the over-bedecked, gilded and ornate theatre palace that was the high point of its day, ten years ago, has given way to the functional theatre. That is a theatre whose beauty is designed to further the requirements of sound, projection and comfort.â€
Managing the new State Theatre was Carl Bechdel, a 1932 State College High School and 1936 Pennsylvania State College graduate. He had previously been assistant manager at the grand Cathaum Theatre, a few doors east on West College Avenue.
For the most part, local businesses – some of them a short walk away – supplied the new theatre’s construction necessaries: O.W. Houts Lumber Company, H.L. Harpster plastering, Harry J. Behrer Hardware, Bruce Horner Plumbing and the Electric Supply Company.
The Princess Theatre closed in 1954.
The Orient Theatre closed in 1954.
The News Theatre closed in 1971.
The Lindy Theatre closed in 1955.
I show the address as 545 West Main Street, Lansdale, Pa.
There was also a Gem Theatre located at 1632 Germantown Ave. (1919-1954)
Damien, I don’t know about you zip code search, but when you hit the map selection above it maps the theatre properly and returns the zip code as 10002-1018 also.