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Mid `60’s photo added via the opensfhistory.org website.
2 photos added via the San Francisco Remembered Facebook page. One is a demolition pic from 63, the other undated, but likely late30’s.
63, the other undated, but likely late
Circa 1967 photo added courtesy of Bob Ristelhueber.
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
This link has two 1920 interior photos as well.
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.
1944 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Circa 1985 photo added courtesy of Jerri Walker.
Circa 1915 photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich.
1926 photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich.
1944 photo as the Nevada Theater added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich.
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:
1930’s photo added courtesy of Stephen Gennerich.
Link with photos of the progress of the renovations.
1968 photo added courtesy of Theo Tersteeg.
1958 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
August 2016 demolition photo added, photo credit James Marsh.
1940 photo added, can be enlarged here.
1940 photo can be enlarged here.
I thought the facade may have been changed.It didn’t match the other 2 Gatlinburg theatres.I’ll go ahead and delete it.
Late 30’s photo added, photo credit Vintage Everyday website below.
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.
Possible Cherokee Theatre photo added, circa 1959.
Identified as Gatlinburg on the AmeriCar The Beautiful FB page.
Article about the pending demolition and an effort to save it.
History on their website here.