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JackCoursey commented about Sylvan Theater on Aug 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

It is difficult to tell what if anything remains of the Sylvan’s auditorium. Most of the area which has been converted to retain seems only to cover what would have been the theatre lobby.

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 on Aug 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm

my pleasure

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JackCoursey commented about State Wayne Theater on Jul 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

The Wayne State is an icon; a remarkable piece of architecture and pure eye candy. A couple of 2010 photos for your pleaure:
Exterior
Lobby

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JackCoursey commented about Grace Street Theater on Jul 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Here are some great photos and information on the Lee/Grace Street Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Springfield Mall 10 on Jul 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I got a few shots of the 7-10 before they were boarded up and would love to see photos of the 1-9 theatres. I think AMC still hold the lease and will open a new complex in the mall if and when the renovation gets underway.

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JackCoursey commented about Loews Memorial City Mall 8 Cinemas on Jun 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

My finite memory of this theatre was that it was nothing really remarkable, just a standard mall multiplex cinema.

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JackCoursey commented about Loews Memorial City Mall 8 Cinemas on Jun 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

My finite memory of this theatre was that it was nothing really remarkable, just a standard mall multiplex cinema.

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JackCoursey commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm

A fantastic work of architecture. Very well persevered and maintained. A definite must see.
Facade, Auditorium, Stage

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JackCoursey commented about Loew's 72nd Street East on Jun 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm

A couple of 2009 photos of the exterior of the 72nd Street:
Photo 1
Photo 2

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JackCoursey commented about Wilson Theatre on Jun 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

The theatre was demolished sometime during the mid to late 1980s.

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JackCoursey commented about Parkaire Twin on Jun 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Does anybody know the name of the architect or firm which designed the original Parkaire Mall?

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JackCoursey commented about State Theatre on Jun 6, 2010 at 8:40 pm

There is hope for this art deco delight. First is that it has a great staff looking after it and second is that much of the original interior is still somewhat intact and salvageable. Take a peak at these photos from June 2010: 1, 2, 3, 4

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JackCoursey commented about Dixie Theater on May 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

2010 photos of the Dixie Theatre:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
This is a real showpiece. Although the auditorium has been carved into four mini cinemas, it apparently has not inflicted much damage to the original design and could be restored to its former glory.

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JackCoursey commented about Fox Theatre on May 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

Here is a 2009 photo of the former Fox Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Loews Shirlington 7 on Apr 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

This is a nice, quirky little venue which grows on you. The place is clean, the staff is courteous, the presentation in each of the auditoria is superb and the patrons are pleasant and quiet. 2009 and 2010 shots of the Shirlington: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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JackCoursey commented about Visulite Cinemas on Apr 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Neat theatre! The exterior still retains its original charm although the interior appears to have been gutted and refitted with two small auditoria with back to back screens. The screens in each are probably only a bit smaller than the one used when it was a single screen venue and each auditorium is equipped with stadium style seating.

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JackCoursey commented about Roxy Theatre on Mar 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Great news! Plans are underway to restore the Roxy to its former glory: East Nashville’s Roxy reborn from the March 9, 2010 edition of the Tennessean.

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JackCoursey commented about Strand Theatre on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm

The Carver was located at 1295 Jonesboro Rd SE (not too far from the world famous Harold’s Bar-B-Que) and the Forrest (that is the correct spelling) was situated at 245 Forrest Ave NE.

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JackCoursey commented about Tara Cinemas on Mar 12, 2010 at 3:02 am

Quite right! It will be 42 come this May. The Tara still holds the distinction of being the only theatre in the Atlanta area with more than forty years of continuous operation.

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JackCoursey commented about Tara Cinemas on Mar 12, 2010 at 3:01 am

Quite right! It will be 42 come this May. The Tara still holds the distinction of being the only theatre in the Atlanta area with more than forty years of continuous operation.

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JackCoursey commented about Tara Cinemas on Mar 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

The Tara is still Terrific! It has been over twenty five years since I last cast a shadow in its lobby so it was a total sensory experience when I recently returned. The theatre is a classic and far larger than I remembered. The ridge across the ceiling of cinema one and four suggest that the theatre originally had a giant curved screen similar to the Georgia Cinerama. The place looks great for 48 years of continuous operation, a record for an Atlanta theatre. Feast your orbs: 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6

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JackCoursey commented about Senator Theatre on Mar 9, 2010 at 6:00 am

An undisputed gem:1, 2, 3

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JackCoursey commented about York River Crossing Cinema on Feb 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Here is a 2010 photo of the York River Cinema

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Feb 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Here is a 2009 photo of the AMC Loews Boston Commons

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JackCoursey commented about Wheaton Plaza 11 on Feb 14, 2010 at 9:06 am

Are you referring to the Queens Chapel Drive-In in Hyattsville? This venue was demolished in the late 1980s and is now part of the Hyattsville Metro Station.