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The Star Theatre was screening movies in 1908. In the early-1940’s, movies were part of the burlesque program, and it also screened Italian movies in the mid-1940’s.
RidgewoodKen; Please accept my apologies, and I am sorry I omitted to add you as co-contributor when editing this page.
I have added some exterior photos I took in June 2013. I went into the supermarket which now operates in part of the former foyer and rear orchestra sections of the theatre, and there is nothing remaining (visible) in that space at all. Just a low ceiling. With all the windows now punched into the facade and side walls, I would say the interior of the building was totally gutted and several levels of flooring have been inserted for the school use. The exterior has been cleaned up nicely.
robboehm; It was an annex to the nearby Palace Theatre, which is listed on Cinema Treasures as the Bridge Theatre.
Joe: The Leonard Theatre is listed in Cezar Del Valle’s book “The Brooklyn Theatre Index” Volume 1 on page 424 (first edition) and on page 423 (second edition).
Bill_Gibbs; The former Gaumont, Plymouth does have its own page on Cinema Treassures, it is listed on the right of this page under ‘Nearby Theatres’ as the Odeon Plymouth (its last operating name).
Bill-Gibbs; Both the Regal Cinema and Red Hall Cinema do have pages on Cinema Treasures and are listed on the right of this page under ‘Nearby Theatres’ as the ABC Walham Green and Gaumont Walham Green.
In the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915, the Princess Theatre is listed at 702 South Street.
Mike: Chung-Ling-Soo was shot in the chest in front of a packed house at the Empire Theatre, Wood Green, London, on 18th March 1918, after his bullet catching trick went wrong. I believe he was American, but could be wrong.
In the March 21, 1908 edition of ‘The Billboard’, their list of ‘Electric Theatres and Nickelodeons’ has a Majestic Theatre, Savannah, GA Manager J.R. Carter. Seating capacity:100 playing 10 shows a day.
The list of Electric Theatres and Nickelodeons listed in the March 21, 1908 edition of ‘The Billboard", has the Wonderland Museum, 27 Washington Avenue. Dan J. Labar was the manager, the seating capacity was 150 and there were between 10 to 30 shows a day.
The films showing date the photograph to around March 1932.
As we are pretty sure the Dowling Theatre had a balcony, I am wondering if the photograph of the auditorium could be the smaller Park Theatre, which was also an African-American theatre, opened around 1939 on Dowling Street? It has its own page on Cinema Treasures.
Mike; Great street view. The Kinema Theatre is just out of shot on the right of the photo. It was located almost next to the Ye Olde White Harte Hotel, which is seen on the right, and still exists today.
JohnGn; I have added a page for the Waterloo/Ritz Cinema.
Photographed as the Campus Theater in 1916 (“Green Stockings” was a 1916 film)
Ian; Many Thanks for the correction, which I have amended.
The gated entry on the right was the actual cinema entrance.
A New Salem Theatre is listed in the Film Daily Yearbook for 1941, as well as the Lyric Theatre. By the mid-1940’s the New Salem Theatre is listed as the Preston Theatre. Both the Preston Theatre and Lyric Theatre continued to be listed in 1950.
Joe; The replacement cinema on the site of the Theatre Royal was the Royal Cinema. I have now given it a page on Cinema Treasures.
The photo isn’t ‘fixed’. The way photos work on the site is that the one with the most ‘hits’ becomes the main photo, therefore giving an ever-changing look to the pages where there is more than a single photo.
Robbie25646 & rasLXR; The former New Gallery Cinema is NOT going to re-open soon. Since September 2012, it has become a Burberry clothing store.
You are confusing the New Gallery Cinema with the former Cameo Poly Cinema (listed on Cinema Treasures as the Regent Street Cinema) which is located at the northern end of Regent Street, which has just been awarded Lottery funding to be refurbished and re-opened as a cinema in the future.
According to the Theatre Historical Society of America, the organ remained in the theatre until the 1970’s, although it was not in a playable condition. It was removed by motor magnet Fred Pillsbury and placed into storage, where it deteriorated even further. After passing through several more hands, in 2006 it was in the possession of organman Ken Crome in Reno, Nevada, in poor condition, but complete.
The March 21, 1908 edition of The Billboard lists a Bijou Theatre, S. 17th Street & Broadway Avenue. Managed by Ira Seybert, it had 250 seats, and evening shows.
A photo and some details/comments (in Spanish) here:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/754898