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Definitely better back then. Very few single screen theatres still exist and it is nearly impossible to find one with a balcony anymore. I can’t stand stadium seating because it is so far from the screen, so I typically do not go to any newer cinemas.
This cinema is not closed. It was taken over by City Base Cinema and will eventually become an Alamo Drafthouse.
Not sure what you mean exactly whether it was a physical problem or what. It’s hard to get a good shot because of the elevated train tracks in front. I was permitted to access the inside of the theatre, though.
This theater closed down on February 26, 2013.
This theatre was demolished in 2008.
Address was 3501 S University Dr. Opened 1968, closed 1989. Also known as South Cinema.
rsalters: There is no Main Street in Adams. There was a previous theatre called the Atlas Theatre on the site of the Adams Theatre prior to its construction 1938. The Photoplay Theatre down the street was at one time known as the Adams Opera House and thus may have also been called the Adams Theatre at one point as well.
Chuck: Where are you finding that? What I have found says it closed in December 2011.
The Le Sueur is listed as closed on the Hardin Theatres website.
Now home to a golf driving range called the New Moon Drive-In Range (get the pun?). Address is given as 4200 Gerstner Memorial Boulevard.
Address is 35 E Idaho, not 38.
By the way, the function says concerts but it should be live theatre.
The demolition of the projection booth that was installed in 1930 has begun and will take about a week. This should uncover a giant eagle on the back wall that has been hidden for over 80 years.
Shouldn’t this be listed as the Chance Theatre since that is its current name?
The photos lostmemory posted from 1985 refute the assertion that the Zoe closed in 1982. A recent newspaper article about the Zoe being named to the National Register of Historic Places states that the theatre closed in 1987.
How do you do that? I could never figure out how to make a clickable link.
Beyond Imagination closed in 2008 and it became a church.
Hmm, was this place different from the Carmike Cinema 6 at 5804 Weaver Road
Closed, now a church.
Their website says they have been in business for over 30 years which would put the opening around 1980, not 1990.
Address should be 850, not 8500.
You can see from http://www.sbcwickford.org/history/history.html that it appears the Wickford Theatre is the old Odd Fellows Hall while the Mathewson Hall was on Brown Street.
Research has turned up that Esmond Hall, likely also known as the Esmond Theatre, in Smithfield was used for movies through at least 1929. It’s location was on Esmond Street. There is currently a venue called the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center at 7 Esmond Street. It was built in 1900 and sure looks like those old village halls where movies used to be shown many years ago. Although I cannot prove it, it seems likely that this is the former Esmond Hall.
See a photo of it at http://calendar.boston.com/smithfield_ri/venues/show/972697-east-smithfield-neighborhood-center
The Durand closed down in January 2013.
Does anyone know anything about a Grand Theatre in Durand in the 1920’s? Was it a previous name for this one or was it a different theatre?
proudlion: The 1929 Film Daily Yearbook shows a Strand Theatre in Boscobel.