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Uploaded 1934 ad.
From what I’ve read it’s more likely to have been opened even earlier than 1924. The name of the town comes from the discovery of gold in 1902. The population quickly rose to 20,000 making it the largest community in Nevada. By 1910, when mining had become more difficult the population was down to 10,000. A 1923 fire caused by a still wiped out a large segment of the town. The Lyric, being made of stone survived.
In the 2010 census the population was under 300.
An application was made to the National Parks Service in 1982 to create the Goldfield Historical District. The buildings are individually owned and maintained. There was mention in a 2015 meeting of the Historical Society that a mason had been hired to work on the side entrance of the Lyric.
A special Goldfield Historical Festival is held each August.
I have uploaded a picture of the Lyric when it was being used as a warehouse from a Picasa File by a “Jim N”.
Uploaded a photo from fadingpastime.blogspot.com
According to one source the Poway Playhouse was the first movie theater in the area located in the Carriage Center. I’ve uploaded two current pictures: one from the back, the other at the Thrift Store entrance with the roof line of the auditorium readily visible.
Amazing. Theater closed in 2002. And the sign was never vandalized.
Uploaded images of a token issued by the Castle worth 5 cents when presented with a bottle. I don’t really understand exactly where it was worth 5 cents or to what bottles it applied.
Ads tout that admission and concession prices are half those found in other local theaters. Host theater of the Annual Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. Fully digital and with real butter on its popcorn.
Can anyone “swipe” some memorabilia?
My parents may have taken me to see Fantasia as a child. We went to a lot of movies in the city. Finally got to see it many years later on the CinemaScope screen of my local theater.
Still standing? No demolition as yet?
Shame the person who set up this theater didn’t give any information but the name and address.
Uploaded current interior photo of the auditorium and classic image of Guild Hall from the Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection of the East Hampton Public Library.
Uploaded an image of the old Post Office Building from the Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection at the East Hampton Public Library. Obviously the 70 seat theater only used a little of the space therein.
Trying to find a picture of same but, so far, only located an ad which I’ve uploaded.
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.
Would be nice to know the full history how it morphed from a single screen to 6.
The permit is on the door dated January. Lobby is boarded over so nothing can be seen inside.
As part of a private party which was held in the vast lobby we were also treated to a short organ concert.
Joe Google link not working.
I found contradictory information regarding the Jamaica Rialto which makes no mention of Al Schwartz. See Savoy, Jamaica site.
Additional interior photo, from the Gardner Museum, uploaded.
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.
Throw in a strobe light or two and everyone will up chuck.
Joe, why would you say Nickelette is the correct spelling when the add says Nickellette?
Must have had a pretty good orchestra in the day since I saw a reference that they played in Hannibal, MO on one occasion.