Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Empire Picture Palace on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Guys, Enough is enough of this personal squabble. The last 10 comments have nothing to do with the Empire Picture Palace, so please get back onto subject.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jul 6, 2011 at 11:52 am

It is a double World Premier using the Odeon Leicester Square and the Empire Theatre. Due to renovations to Leicester Square (to return it to its Victorian splendour in time for the 2012 Olympic Games), the pre-show is being held in Trafalgar Square, after which guests will walk to the two Leicester Square cinemas to view the film.

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Ken Roe commented about Elmo Theatre on Jul 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

RickB;You are correct, the photograph above is not this Elmo Theatre. It is a photograph of the Elmo Theatre, St. Elmo, IL, which has its own page on Cinema Treasures #7601

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Ken Roe commented about Paradise Theater on Jul 4, 2011 at 10:11 am

To make for an ever changing site, Cinema Treasures now features as a main photograph the one with the most views. At the moment on this page, no one has posted a photograph of the actual Paradise Theatre building.

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Ken Roe commented about Pettit's Drive-In on Jul 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

Chuck;In the 1955-1956 edition of Theatre Catalog, both the 100-car capacity Highway 14 Drive-In and the 200-car capacity Pettit’s Drive-In are listed, both operated by L.H. Pettit.

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Ken Roe commented about Riverside Drive-In on Jul 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Opened around 1950, and was operated by Phil Isley Theatres.

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Ken Roe commented about Arden Theatre on Jun 28, 2011 at 4:29 am

Joe: The 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory lists a Columbus Theatre, 875 Columbus Avenue.

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Ken Roe commented about Eden Theater on Jun 10, 2011 at 3:54 am

Bway, I have 1,000’s, so it will some time to add them, but will work on it!

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Ken Roe commented about Regal Cinema on May 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

The former Regal Cinema, photographed in July 2008:
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An Autumn 2009 photograph of the rear of the auditorium:
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Ken Roe commented about Bon Ton Theater on May 7, 2011 at 5:12 am

The 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory lists the following movie theatres in Newburgh:
Academy of Music, Broadway & Grand Street
Cohen’s Opera House, Broadway
Imperial Theatre, Colden Street
New Palatine Theatre, 16-18 Lander Street
Royal Theatre
Star Theatre, 16 Lander Street

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Bootle on May 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

Auditorium of the Gaumont/Odeon Bootle;
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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Bloxwich on May 2, 2011 at 7:54 am

The former Odeon can be seen on the right of this November 2006 photograph:
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Ken Roe commented about Enigma Cinema on May 1, 2011 at 11:42 am

Exterior:
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Sign:
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Entrance:
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Programme board:
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Auditorium:
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Ken Roe commented about Ace-State Cinema on Apr 30, 2011 at 4:36 am

This set of photographs includes an article on the February 1948 re-opening, and has photographs of the interior:
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Ken Roe commented about Paramount Theatre on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

The 1952-1953 edition of Theatre Catalog, has a three page review of the Paramount Edmonton, which states the architects are Green, Blankstein, Russell & Associates, who also designed the Paramount Theatre, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Ken Roe commented about Palladium Cinema on Apr 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm

The former Palladium Cinema, photographed in August 2008:
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Ken Roe commented about Gaumont Dover on Apr 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

A vintage photograph of the King’s Hall, playing the Gaumont release in October 1949:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/doverg1.jpg
The Gaumont, playing the Gaumont release in March 1956:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/doverg2.jpg

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Dover on Apr 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

Two vintage photographs of the Odeon:
In October 1949, playing the Odeon release:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/dover2.jpg
In May 1971, playing the Rank release:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/dover.jpg

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Ken Roe commented about ABC Dover on Apr 17, 2011 at 9:33 am

The former Granada/ABC photographed in January 2010:
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Ken Roe commented about Apollo Cinema on Apr 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

The entrance and facade of the former Apollo Cinema can be seen to the immediate right of Lloyds TSB Bank in this January 2009 photograph:
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Ken Roe commented about Pioneer Theatre on Apr 15, 2011 at 6:49 am

A vintage drawing of the Pioneer Building and some additional history here:
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Urban Explorers have documented the building in 2008:
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Ken Roe commented about ABC Dewsbury on Apr 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

A vintage photograph of the Playhouse Theatre, playing the ABC release in April 1949:
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Ken Roe commented about Daffodil Picture House on Apr 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

The Daffodil, photographed in November 2010:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ysl807/5238981619/
At night in March 2009:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachic/3380683246/
Tile floor in foyer:
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Auditorium:
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Ken Roe commented about Essoldo Birkenhead on Apr 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

A set of vintage photographs of the Ritz Cinema, and some demolition photographs:
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Ken Roe commented about ABC Cheltenham on Apr 12, 2011 at 7:31 am

The Regal Cinema photographed in early-1939, just after opening:
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Auditorium at opening
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Three vintage photographs of the ABC Cheltenham:
In January 1963
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In July 1972
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In 1981, priort to closure:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tbtwest/5060249398/