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Broan commented about Villard Theatre on Oct 18, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Here is a nice article with pictures on the Villard

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

The silver balls are now missing.

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 18, 2015 at 10:55 am

Compare to the photo at http://www.fineartsbuilding.com/theaters.html. The proscenium must have been moved out and widened at some point.

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

Name should be changed to Studebaker, status to Open

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Broan commented about Crown Theater on Oct 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm

First opened as the Crown in April 1917. Remodeled as Palace in 1926.

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Broan commented about Covent Theater on Oct 13, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Other articles describe the technical achievements of the Covent Garden. The balcony was noted as requiring no sight-obstructing pillars, making it one of the earlier cantilevered balconies. The capacity was 2,684, making it one of the earliest huge theaters outside the Loop. The stage was designed to hydraulically “split and raise like a jack-knife bridge revealing a broad and deep pool for the water acts. The mechanics of this arrangement, said to be more complete than that of the New York Hippodrome, was the cause of the delayed opening.” The screen drop was painted to imitate a gigantic lady’s handkerchief.

“The stage is of proportions adequate for circus performances, winter carnivals and the largest of grand opera and musical comedy spectacles. A huge water stage, patterned on the lines of the one installed at the New York Hippodrome, is included in the stage equipment for spectacular water effects. A Wurlitzer Hope-Jones orchestral organ, installed at a cost of nearly $75,000, and said to be the largest of its kind in the world with more than 2000 pipes and attachments, will be used exclusively for the interpretation of scores for the musical plays as well as for solo purposes.”

However, the programming was a bust and within two months, after experimenting with combined revues and vaudeville, it was leased to Lubliner & Trinz, becoming the largest film theater in the city despite its tiny, high-perched projection booth.

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Broan commented about Mars Theatre on Oct 13, 2015 at 11:10 am

Here is another. Gives architect as Horatio Wilson, who also designed the Harper Theater.

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Broan commented about Avers Theater on Oct 11, 2015 at 10:21 am

I think the actual address was 3825, which is now a laundromat. The Avers was part of the early Balaban & Katz/Amalgamated chain.

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Broan commented about Vogue Theatre on Oct 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

Here is a 1917 review of the theatre

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Broan commented about Rose Theatre on Oct 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here is a 1917 review of the theatre

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Broan commented about Michigan Theatre on Oct 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here is a 1917 review of the theatre

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Broan commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Oct 11, 2015 at 9:56 am

Here is a 1917 review of the theatre. The reviewer judged the 25' screen to be too big.

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Broan commented about Grove Theatre on Oct 10, 2015 at 7:18 am

Here is a nice opening day photo.

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Broan commented about Terminal Theatre on Oct 10, 2015 at 7:06 am

Here is a nice view of the front.

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Broan commented about Village Art Theatre on Oct 9, 2015 at 6:50 pm

The parapet restoration looks well-done.

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm

It’s a hassle to write in the link HTML for everything when it can be copy-pasted just the same.

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Try clicking this again. I have no idea why this isn’t working for you, but it’s an April 1918 issue, page 734

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Just copy and pasted it in three different browsers and it worked fine.

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Broan commented about Central Park Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

http://archive.org/stream/motography19elec#page/734/mode/2up/search/balaban

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Broan commented about Unique Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 11:45 am

Architect was Henry L. Newhouse.

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Broan commented about Woodlawn Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 11:23 am

http://archive.org/stream/movwor37chal#page/n427/mode/2up

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Broan commented about Milford Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

http://archive.org/stream/motography17elec#page/503/mode/1up/search/newhouse

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Broan commented about Atlantic Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

http://archive.org/stream/movpict33chal#page/n855/mode/1up/search/newhouse

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Broan commented about Boulevard Theatre on Oct 4, 2015 at 11:12 am

Architect was Henry L. Newhouse. http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew121unse#page/n1486/mode/1up/search/newhouse

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Broan commented about Studebaker Theater & Playhouse Theater on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:07 am

Incredibly, in 1917 the Studebaker was closed only 5 weeks for renovations. http://archive.org/stream/exhibitorstra00newy#page/710/mode/1up