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Joe Vogel commented about Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi on Nov 8, 2017 at 3:37 am

The web site of Grand Rapids, Michigan, architectural firm Paradigm Design lists the Alamo Drafthouse in Corpus Christie as one of their projects.

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Joe Vogel commented about Maiden Alley Cinema on Nov 8, 2017 at 3:34 am

The web site of Grand Rapids architectural firm Paradigm Design lists the Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah as one of their projects.

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Joe Vogel commented about MJR Marketplace Cinema 20 on Nov 8, 2017 at 3:28 am

Architects: Paradigm Design.

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Joe Vogel commented about Harrisburg Mall Stadium 14 on Nov 8, 2017 at 3:23 am

This multiplex was designed for Great Escape by the architectural firm Paradigm Design.

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Joe Vogel commented about Highlands 14 on Nov 8, 2017 at 3:20 am

This multiplex was designed for Marquee Cinemas by the Grand Rapids, Michigan, architectural firm Paradigm Design.

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Joe Vogel commented about Orchard 14 on Nov 8, 2017 at 3:18 am

The Marquee Cinemas at New Hartford and at Wheeling, West Virginia, are both listed on the web site of architects Paradigm Design as being among the firm’s projects (though the Wheeling project is actually in suburban Tridelphia.)

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Joe Vogel commented about Forum 8 Theatre on Nov 8, 2017 at 3:10 am

The web site of architects Paradigm Design lists the Formum 8 as one of the projects the firm designed for Goodrich Theatres. As the house was originally built for Dickinson Theatres I would presume that Paradigm only did a remodeling for Goodrich, although some older multiplexes Goodrich has acquired from other chains have been largely or entirely rebuilt.

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Joe Vogel commented about Kendall 11 GDX on Nov 8, 2017 at 2:56 am

The web site of architects Paradigm Design lists Goodrich’s Kendall 11 GDX as one of the firm’s projects. I don’t know if the firm designed the original 8-screen project built in 1998 or not.

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Joe Vogel commented about Goodrich Savoy 16 on Nov 8, 2017 at 2:47 am

Architects of the Goodrich Savoy 16 were Paradigm Design, but they don’t provide photos of this project on their web site.

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Joe Vogel commented about Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16 on Nov 8, 2017 at 2:37 am

A dozen photos and renderings of the MJR Grand Digital 16 Cinema can be found on this page of the web site of the architects, Paradigm Design.

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Joe Vogel commented about Hamilton 16 on Nov 8, 2017 at 2:32 am

Architects Paradigm Design provide this web page with ten photos of the Hamilton 16.

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Joe Vogel commented about Goodrich Riverview 14 GDX on Nov 8, 2017 at 2:28 am

The Goodrich Riverview 14 is featured on this page of the web site of Paradigm Design, architects of the project. Interestingly, Paradigm also designed this theater’s nearby competitor, the Xscape Riverview.

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Joe Vogel commented about Pinnacle 12 on Nov 8, 2017 at 2:18 am

This web page from Paradigm Design, architects of the Marquee Cinemas Pinnacle 12, features a dozen photos of the project.

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Joe Vogel commented about Southbridge Crossing Cinema on Nov 8, 2017 at 2:11 am

Here is a page about Southbridge Crossing Cinema, with many photos, from the web site of the architects for the project, Paradigm Design.

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Joe Vogel commented about Xscape Theaters Blankenbaker 16 on Nov 8, 2017 at 1:58 am

Architects for the Xscape Theaters Blankenbaker 16 as well as two other projects for Xscape at Riverview, Florida, and Northgate, Ohio, are Paradigm Design. Paradigm have no photos of this particular project on their web site, but the construction company, BosseMattingly, provide this slide show with four images.

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Joe Vogel commented about Pantages Theater on Nov 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm

I don’t think this link will last very long as it is from an ebay auction page, but it shows interesting little item, being a small metal (possibly silver plated) souvenir stamped with an image of the Crystal Theatre, probably dating from either the time of its original opening in 1903 or its re-opening after the 1905 rebuilding. The back is stamped with the mark of the Geo. H. Bowman Co., which was located in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Joe Vogel commented about Majestic Theatre on Nov 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm

In its early years this house was known as the New Loveland Theatre, the name under which it is listed in both Julius Cahn’s guides and Henry’s Official Western Theatrical Guide. The name Majestic Theatre was in use by 1911, the year History of Larimer County, Colorado, by Ansel Watrous, was published by The Courier Printing & Publishing Company of Fort Collins. Watrous quotes this information from John N. Gordon, secretary of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce:

“The first public place of amusement, known as the Bartholf Opera House, was built and opened in 1884 and it is still used for that purpose. The new Loveland theatre was built in 1903 and is known as the Majestic Theatre.”
Here is the theater’s description from the 1907-1908 Henry’s guide:
“New Loveland Theatre. R. P. Penney, mgr. Capacity, 700. Illum., electric. Stage opening, 26 ft.; height, 33 ft; depth, 25 ft.; wall to wall, 38. Upstairs.”

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Joe Vogel commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:43 pm

The NRHP Registration Form for the Downtown Sterling Historic District says that the Lyric Theatre Building is at 107 Main Street. It was built in 1915. The building has been substantially altered and is not considered a contributing resource to the historic district.

The only identifying mark on the plain, beige building today is “LA-Z-BOY” on one of the windows, so it is probably part of the mattress shop in the building next door which shares the same paint job.

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Joe Vogel commented about Cozy Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:19 pm

The August 2, 1913, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the editors had received from W. J. Sergei of the Rex Theatre, Buhl, Idaho, a copy of the first issue of the theater’s program, The Rex News.

Polk’s 1914 Idaho directory lists the Rex Theatre in Buhl followed by (Chas J. Kalina, Willard J. Sergei), so they must have been partners in the operation.

By 1916, Sergei was managing the Orpheum Theatre in Burley, Idaho, and an item about him in the May 6 issue of The Moving Picture World said that he had been “…with a house that went on the rocks through the desire of the owner to play vaudeville, too….” If that house was the Rex, its failure was temporary, as it was mentioned in the August 17, 1918, issue of MPW.

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Joe Vogel commented about Fox Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:56 pm

I believe the correct address of the Fox must have been 115 Broadway, as it was next door to the Ramona Theatre. The building is currently occupied by a hair salon.

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Joe Vogel commented about Fox Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

The July 7, 1917, issue of Exhibitors Herald had this brief item dateline Buhl, Idaho: “Work has been started on a new motion picture theater here.” As the Fox opened by 1918, it was most likely that new theater.

Universal Pictures' house organ, Universal Weekly mentioned M. Neilson of the Fox Theatre in Buhl, Idaho, in its issue of June 3, 1922.

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Joe Vogel commented about Alliance Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:27 pm

The NRHP Registration Form for the Alliance Commercial Historic District says that the Alliance Theatre was designed by Denver architect Walter H. Simon.

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Joe Vogel commented about Fox 5 Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:17 pm

The NRHP Registration Form for the Downtown Sterling Historic District says that the Fox Theatre opened on November 30, 1938. It was converted into a twin in the 1990s, and the conversion to a five-screen operation took place in the 2000s. Both the original theater building and the adjacent building annexed for the project were expanded at the rear at that time.

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Joe Vogel commented about Ulster Performing Arts Center on Nov 1, 2017 at 12:13 am

The Boxoffice article I linked to twice before has been moved again, and I’m having trouble finding it. In the meantime, here’s a three page article from Motion Picture Herald of March 5, 1955, which has not only photos of the remodeling by John J. McNamara, but a couple of “before” photos showing Douglas Pairman Hall’s original design.

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Joe Vogel commented about Lindou Auditorium on Oct 31, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Click on “Michener L110” on this page to see some more photos of Lindou Auditorium.