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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about New Port Theatre on Feb 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

The news is not good. Here’s what the “renovation” looks like so far:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Clarion Theatre on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I’m pretty sure this is a mix-up with the Clarion Theatre in Clarion, IA.

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Bourbon Theatre on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Current website:
http://bourbontheatre.com/

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Bourbon Theatre on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:38 pm

This is now the Bourbon Theatre:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about State Theater on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:00 am

History from the State Room site:

On Christmas Day in 1938, the State Theater opened with Alexander’s Ragtime Band starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, and Don Ameche. Charles Behrensmeyer was retained to design thetheater in 1927 and Leo Monckton erected the theater.

The State Theater was advertised as an attractive movie house, modern in every detail, including air-conditioning. It was a 500-seat theater with an Art Deco style The long,narrow design, sloping floor and Celotex material made the theater one of the most “sound perfect” buildings in the area.

The theater also had two innovations that had never been tried before in Quincy. The back row seats in the main section was fitted with acoustical devices for the hearing impaired. The other innovation was a “crying room” in the second floor where mothers could take their small children and still view and hear the
picture. The entrance to the theater on South Eighth street had a wide lobby. The ticket office was in the center and to the right as one entered was the men’s room and to the left was the powder room for women. The lobby was decorated in apple green and maroon
with silver stripes and a terazzo floor. In the auditorium, the seats were of the lastest style, self rising so that as soon as they were not in use they would fold up. The auditorium walls were a maroon finish to five feet from the floor, with a pleasing light color of Celotex material above that.

The last feature film at the State Theater was “Little Man Tate”. The State Theater closed in February 1992 after Kerasotes Theaters had operated the theater for several decades.

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Silver Screen Cinema on Nov 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Here’s some info about this theatre:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Sidney Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Does anyone know if the Sidney, Murphy (Wilmington, OH) and Regent (Springfield, OH) Theatres were related or just all got their signs produced at the same time by the same company? It seems more than coincidence that all three theatres had six letters in their names and signs of the same design.

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Springs Theatre on Apr 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm

The theatre now houses the Watermark Community Church.
http://agilitynut.com/09/3/springst.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Capri Theater on Jan 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm

An empty parking lot now.

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Presidio Theatre on Dec 21, 2008 at 7:55 am

From 2008:
http://agilitynut.com/08/8/presidio.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about AMC 1000 Van Ness on Dec 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

It seems this building was constructed in 1912. Some nice vintage photos and info here:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Raven Performing Arts Center on Dec 6, 2008 at 10:47 am

The theatre’s website puts the opening date as 1949 — and the original name as Aven (not Avon):
http://www.raventheater.org/about_history.aspx

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Kelso Theater Pub on Nov 17, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Here’s a shot of the building and the new marquee:
http://agilitynut.com/08/8/thpub2.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Kitsap Lake Drive-In on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:52 pm

The sign at least was saved:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about College Theatre on Oct 28, 2008 at 6:13 pm

That one’s broken. How about this one:
http://agilitynut.com/08/8/goldmedal.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Santa Barbara Twin Drive-In on Jun 28, 2008 at 7:53 am

The concession stand is still there as of April 2008:
http://www.agilitynut.com/08/4/godi.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Maya Theater on Jun 25, 2008 at 7:35 pm

That address (technically 100 N. Perry) jives with this former theatre / Gospel Light Baptist Church (photo April 2008):
http://agilitynut.com/08/4/gospel.jpg

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Sunset Drive-In on May 18, 2008 at 10:31 am

Sorry to report that this one will be gone soon:
http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp?S=8264228

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Sebastian Theater on Apr 21, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Is this theatre really still there? I went looking for it at the above address and only found a vacant lot.

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about State Theatre on Aug 5, 2006 at 1:24 pm

and a couple more photos at my website (thanks Lost Memory — damn, you’re fast!):

http://www.agilitynut.com/theatres/pa.html#Easton

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RoadsideArchitecture.com commented about Montana Theatre on Jul 14, 2006 at 1:40 pm

Here’s a photo:
http://flickr.com/photos/jeanwilde/139769844/