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Birmingham, Alabama, architectural firm RLS Design Group designed the Regal American Mall Stadium 16 Cinemas. The firm’s web site has two photos, and gives the seating capacity of the project as 1,926.
Birmingham, Alabama, architectural firm RLS Design Group designed Regal’s Loop Stadium 16 Cinemas. The firm’s web site has two photos, and gives the seating capacity as 3,376.
Birmingham, Alabama, architectural firm RLS Design Group designed Regal’s Ithaca Mall Stadium 14 Theatres. Their web site has a slide show with three photos.
The web site of Birmingham, Alabama, architectural firm RLS Design Group lists the Rocky Top 10 at Crossville as one of their works. They have one photo, and give the seating capacity as 1,664.
The web site of Birmingham, Alabama, architectural firm RLS Design Group lists the Cobb Hollywod 16 Theatres in Tuscaloosa as one of their works. There is a photo on this page, which also gives the seating capacity as 3,226.
The web site of Birmingham, Alabama, architectural firm RLS Design Group lists the Capitol Theatres at Madisonville, Kentucky, as one of their works.
Regal’s Southpark Mall Stadium 16 was designed by the Birmingham, Alabama firm RLS Design Group. The firm’s principals are Rodney L. Sartain and David W. Breedlove. There are two photos of the theater on the firm’s web site.
Regal’s River Ridge Mall Stadium 14 was designed by the Birmingham, Alabama firm RLS Design Group. The firm’s principals are Rodney L. Sartain and David W. Breedlove. There are a few photos of the theater on the firm’s web site.
ScreenClassic is correct. The building has not been demolished. If you move Street View two clicks to the left you can still see the same roof-line it had as the Paramount.
The Midland was narrow but fairly deep, about 35 x 150 feet. The building was also fairly tall, and probably had a deep balcony.
There are a couple of early photos of the Grand Theatre on this page at Pittsburg, Kansas Memories.
The October 24, 1927, issue of The Film Daily said that the Rose Theatre in Thomasville, Georgia, had recently been opened by the Interstate Amusement Company. The Rose was designed by architect C. K. Howell.
I just noticed that in this 1925 photo (linked earlier by Lost Memory) the Rivoli’s marquee says “Gala Opening Sept. Seventh.”
A survey of Greenville’s architecture for the NRHP says that the Rivoli Theatre was designed by the local architectural firm Beacham & LeGrand (James Douthit Beacham and Leon LeGrand.) It says that they also designed a house called the Piedmont Theatre. We don’t have a Piedmont Theatre listed for Greenville, and I’ve been unable to discover when it was operating or whether it later operated under another name.
scmovietheatres and the Greenville County Historical Society’s book Remebering Greenville both say that the Rivoli Theatre opened in 1925. The book also notes that the Rivoli became the Fox Theatre in 1949. The Fox remained in operation the longest of any of Greenville’s Main Street theaters, finally closing in 1978 according to an article quoted on this page at Greenville Film House.
Miller’s Theatre was expanded in 1916, according to an item in the October 21 issue of Southwest Contractor & Manufacturer. Construction was to begin immediately on an addition 28x60 feet. There would be anew stage, and seating capacity was to be increased by 210. A sprinkler system was to be installed throughout the theater, and the entire house would be redecorated. The project was being carried out by the Milwaukee Building Company.
In the August 1, 1941, issue of Southwest Builder & Contractor there was an item saying that Clifford Balch had made plans for a theater on Maclay Avenue in San Fernando for Maude L. and John T. Rennie. This house was refereed to at least once as Rennie’s Towne Theatre in The Film Daily (Towne appears to have been the original spelling of the theater’s name.) If the Towne did open in 1942, it must have been the project designed by Balch.
Now that I’ve seen photos of the Azteca Theatre, and the Town (Centre) Theatre has been added, with an approximate opening year of 1942, I suspect that the project that Clifford Balch designed for the Rennies in 1941 was the Town Theatre, which was referred to as Rennie’s Towne Theatre at least once in The Film Daily.
A history of the San Fernando Hardware Company Building (PDF here), which was designed by Edward J. Borgmeyer in 1925, says that Borgmeyer also designed the Rennie Theatre, which had opened earlier that year. Although the paper doesn’t cite a source for the claim, it does seem plausible. Before its remodeling, the theater definitely had the look of the mid-1920s, and Borgmeyer was a well-known theater architect by 1925.
Interestingly, Borgmeyer had designed another movie theater in San Fernando almost a decade earlier. The project was noted in the May 13, 1916, issue of Southwest Contractor & Manufacturer. So far I’ve been unable to find the name of that theater or any details about it.
Walter S. Keller was the architect of the Plaza Theatre, according to his page at the University of Washington’s Pacific Coast Architecture Database. He also designed the Cabrillo Theatre next door.
Walter S. Keller was the architect of the Cabrillo Theatre, according to Southwest Contractor & Manufacturer of November 7, 1914. The construction permit had just been issued to contractors Armstrong & Peffley. Loupy & Pignot were the owners of the project.
Keller was also the architect of the adjacent Plaza Theatre, according to his page at ArchitectDB.
The November 7, 1914, issue of Southwest Contractor & Manufacturer ran an item about an addition to the Lyric Theatre in Upland. The addition was to be 34x50 feet, and the theater was to get a new pressed brick front, marble and tile lobby, and other improvements as well. The $4,500 project was designed by Los Angeles architect Homer W. Glidden.
I wonder if the Lyric got a new name along with the remodeling job? The Colonial/Upland Theatre might be the same house.
Linkrot repair: The brief item about the renovation of the Middleboro Theatre in Boxoffice of August 14, 1948, can now be found here. The item says that the architects for the extensive renovation were Krokyn & Browne of Boston.
Charles Hodgdon had opened the Park Theatre by 1917, and had renamed it the Middleboro Theatre by 1934. Charles and David Hodgdon were still operating the Middleboro when it was renovated in 1948.
The Schine circuit’s Vernon Theatre in Mount Vernon, Ohio, was listed in the “Theaters Under Construction” column of The Film Daily, April 9, 1938. The architect for the project was John Eberson.
The Riverside Theatre in Cleveland was listed in the “New Theaters” column of The Film Daily for April 9, 1938. The item named the architect only as Burrows. This must have been George Howard Burrows, architect of at least five other theaters in north central Ohio.
Skirball Brothers built Akron’s Forum Theatre in 1938, according to an item in the April 9 issue of The Film Daily that year. The architect for the project was John Eberson.
According to the April 9, 1938, issue of The Film Daily, when the Colonial Theatre was rebuilt following the fire that year, the architect for the project was Clarence Kivett. This was seven years before Kivett formed a partnership with Ralph E. Myers. From 1945 to 1975, Kivett & Myers was the leading architectural design firm in Kansas City.