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Michael, do you read before you make your senseless comments. The Ambassador is closed so how could it have a website. As I said in the history, after the theatre closed it was used as a church, a beauty school and then a church again. The building still stands all boarded up and the neighborhood that it located in is much in decline. It could not support a theatre, a symphony hall or a concert venue.
Brian, the box office featured in your link of the Library of Congress picture leads me to believe that Loew’s used that same style in many of their old Movie Palace. It is almost identical to the box office that used to be in front of the Loew’s State in St. Louis, Mo.
Michael, why don’t you put you money where your mouth is and buy all these theatres that you make your senseless comments on and you can do what you want with them.
I think Michael has the brain of a polar bear and it froze a long time ago. His comments of the site are a disgrace to the patriachs of the old movie palaces.
Michael, that is why they are trying to restore this grand old theatre, to turn it back into a Performing Arts Center.
Michael the Los Angeles area already has an ample number of Opera Houses and Symphony Halls. They don’t need any more.
Michael, read the comments of the theatres that you make your comments on. This theatre already does concerts and live performances. You are contributing very little to this site by stating to turn eveything into a concert or symphony hall.
Michael, it is not conducive to become an opera house.
Michael, in this day of age single screen theatres cannot survive. This is the age of the multiplex, so if an old movie palace can survive and hang on as a church more power to them.
Coverdale Theatre address is 4990 Glenway Ave. The Coverdale is still open and functions as a live venue. Very unique front facade to the theatre. Facing the front of the theatre on the left it is squared off with a blondish color brick running from gound to roof and a lighter color type panel along the roof and two squared panels down the middle. Then a very uniqie feature is a replica of a lighthouse that extends well above the theatre with a light tower on top. Then the front indents in a little and the marquee is centered in this section. The theatre has a free standing box office. The next section squares off again and is much like the design on the left side. You can see at one time each side contained poster cases but has been replacecd with red bricks.
Sorry about the address, I guess when I wrote my notes I didn’t make my 9 clearly and it looked like a 7, also I would like to add that the pictures I took in November of last year the theatre looks nothing like the picture featured above. Seems Like an office type building was added to the building since the above picture was taken. I wasn’t able to get much on the theatre at the time from the library in Omaha and the lady at the desk seemed that she couldn’t be bothered with me.
The American/Granada Theatre has been closed & demolished for years
This theatre is often advertised with its program listing in the St. Louis Post Dispatch travel guise, so it has drawing power outside Lebanon.
Need to update this theatre, when I entered it in inadvertantly put st. Louis, Mo. it should hae been St. Charles, Mo. – the zip code is correct though.
I made a mistake on the name of this theatre, it should have been Osage Village 5 Cine'.
As a lot of other theatres of the Golden Age being turned into a church, it is better to do so than demolish them.
Michael go back under your rock, RobertR, the area that the Mid Valley was located was overscreened, three blocks away was the better Showcase 6, then also in the area was the Carmike 12, Jordan Commons 17, and Jordans Landing 24.
In the original comments made by Cinema Treasures you state that the City Councilors of Stayton, Ohio were looking for a tennant. That seems a little strange since the Star is located in Oregon. The address for the Star theatre is 350 North Third Avenue, Stayton, Oregon. In the website of the Star there is really great history of the theatre with quite a few pictures. A really great website
There was also a Paramount Theatre in Rutland and Bristol, Vermont.
The Center opened as the Globe then became the Century then the Pagoda and finally the Center.
There was a Center theatre in Boston on Washington St. that was also known as the Globe, the Century, and the Pagoda. Could this be the same theatre?
You should update this theatre as Open and under the Imax format, it is now playing the Nascar Imax feature.
The mystery of the third organ at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, it was located in the screening in the basement below the main auditorium. It had been gone for years even before the Arthur Theatre chain closed the Fox. The Lobby organ was a Moller that was sold to a church somewhere in Southern Ilinois. It was replaced with a Wurlitzer and is played before all Broadway Performances. So the Fox in St. Louis has to Wurlitzer’s.
An update on the three organs of the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Naturally there was and still is the Mighty Wurlitzer in the main auditorium, the second Fox organ was Moller lobby organ that is gone from the Fox and now in a church somewhere in Southern Illinois. The moller was replaced with a wurlitzer for the lobby and is located in the lobby third level south side. It is only played before all Broadway Perfornaces. The third organ at the Fox was located in the basement level screening room. It has been gone for years and when the Fox was restored the screening room was done away with. So as it stands today the Fox has two Wurlitzers.
Bil could you have this reversed on the names of the theatre, according to the history that I have the theatre opened in 1929 as the NuBell Theatre, It had a full stage with fly gallery and an orchestra pit, dressing rooms for vaudeville which at the time was presented along with motion pictures. It was later renamed the Bellflower. Ownership changed several times during its venue as a movie theatre and ws closed in 1977 due to compitition from the Multiplexes. New seating was installed in 1960 on both the main floor and balcony. A new fire wall was installed to close the proscenium opening and a new wide screen was installed along with waterfall curtains.
The Calvary Church purchased the theatre in 1986. They cleaned the theatre up inside and out. They installed a new brick veneer on the exterior walls and changed the lettering on the vertical to HOSANA from HOLIDAY. The address at the time listed it as 16705 Bellflower Rd. but they way numbers change on streets in Ca. it could very well be 16711 now.