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DavidZornig commented about Castro Theatre on Sep 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Mid `60’s photo added via the opensfhistory.org website.

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DavidZornig commented about Fox Theatre on Sep 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

2 photos added via the San Francisco Remembered Facebook page. One is a demolition pic from 63, the other undated, but likely late30’s.

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DavidZornig commented about Pix Theatre on Sep 17, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Circa 1967 photo added courtesy of Bob Ristelhueber.

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DavidZornig commented about Fox Performing Arts Center on Sep 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm

This post with vintage photo & fade to today courtesy of the What Was There Facebook page.

On September 9, 1939, a secretive “sneak preview” of Gone with the Wind is shown to a surprised audience in Riverside, CA months before its official premier in Atlanta. The film’s producer, David O. Selznick, his wife, Irene, investor John “Jock” Whitney and film editor Hal Kern drove to Riverside to preview the film at the Fox Theatre. It was still a rough cut at this stage, missing completed titles and lacking special optical effects, and it ran for four hours and twenty-five minutes (it would later be cut down to under four hours for its proper release). A double bill of Hawaiian Nights and Beau Geste was playing at the Fox, but after the first feature it was announced that the theater would be screening a preview. The audience was informed they could leave but they would not be readmitted once the film had begun, nor would phone calls be allowed once the theater had been sealed. When the title appeared on the screen the audience cheered (many had been reading about the making of the film for over two years), and after it finished it received a standing ovation. Here’s the Fox Theater in 1929.

Fade to now: http://www.whatwasthere.com/b/13414

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DavidZornig commented about Waco Hippodrome Theatre on Sep 16, 2016 at 11:21 am

This link has two 1920 interior photos as well.

http://texsrhistory.org/recommended-reading/photograph-archives/waco-photograph-archives/gildersleeve-collection/gildersleeve/

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DavidZornig commented about Waco Hippodrome Theatre on Sep 16, 2016 at 11:19 am

May 1920 photo added of the original Hippodrome exterior, photo credit Fred Gildersleeve & courtesy of the Texas Scotish Rite History Collection. Via the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum in Waco. This would be before the 1928 fire mentioned in the Overview.

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DavidZornig commented about Cinema 1 Theatre on Sep 16, 2016 at 7:10 am

1944 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about New 400 Theaters on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Circa 1985 photo added courtesy of Jerri Walker.

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DavidZornig commented about Majestic Theater on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Circa 1915 photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich‎. (Cobb, Fenwick)

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DavidZornig commented about Granada 4 on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm

1926 photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Crest Theater on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:12 pm

1944 photo as the Nevada Theater added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Tower Theatre on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm

This history via Phillip L. Sublett: The Tower Theater (formerly the Scott Motors Building, the largest auto showroom in Nevada), was open from July 3, 1941, to May 20, 1959, on property leased from Onslow S. Dodd’s Ryland estate. Read more about the Dodd-Ryland properties here:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/old-reno/onslow-s-dodd/1560019804290790

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DavidZornig commented about Tower Theatre on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:04 pm

1930’s photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Davis Theater on Sep 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Link with photos of the progress of the renovations.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160907/lincoln-square/davis-theater-taking-shape-see-progress-meet-carbon-arcs-chef

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theater on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:29 am

1968 photo added courtesy of Theo Tersteeg‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sep 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm

1958 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Seminole Theater on Aug 31, 2016 at 7:10 pm

August 2016 demolition photo added, photo credit James Marsh.

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:33 pm

1940 photo added, can be enlarged here.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/14036#comment-143253

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DavidZornig commented about 1940 photo credit 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:32 pm

1940 photo can be enlarged here.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/14036#comment-143253

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DavidZornig commented about Cherokee Theatre on Aug 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm

I thought the facade may have been changed.
It didn’t match the other 2 Gatlinburg theatres.
I’ll go ahead and delete it.

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DavidZornig commented about Movietone Theatre on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Late 30’s photo added, photo credit Vintage Everyday website below.

http://www.vintag.es/2016/08/montana-big-sky-country-20-vintage.html

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DavidZornig commented about Arcada Theater on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Monday’s 90th Anniversary Flyer added to Photo Section. It has the day’s itinerary and phone number for tickets. Also available on the link below.

http://tix.extremetix.com/webtix/928/event/66853

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DavidZornig commented about Cherokee Theatre on Aug 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Possible Cherokee Theatre photo added, circa 1959. Identified as Gatlinburg on the AmeriCar The Beautiful FB page.

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DavidZornig commented about Odeon Hornchurch on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Article about the pending demolition and an effort to save it.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/one-of-londons-last-art-deco-cinemas-to-be-bulldozed-and-turned-into-supermarket-a3331996.html

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DavidZornig commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm

History on their website here.

http://strandoldforge.com/history.php