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Neo, I think you need to look at the layout again, the projection booth was not to the side but in the center like any other theatre. The overlay of the projection booth makes it look like it was to the side but it was just lifted to give detail. Look at the panarama view and you will see that it is dead center.
This is a great insert from the site that describes how the Castle Theatre operates today. Quite unique.
The Castle Theater is the areaâ€™s only independently owned and operated movie theater and will offer its patrons a unique and stylish alternative to the traditional movie going experience. Going to the movies should be an exciting event and while renovating the theater, weâ€™ve tried to recapture some of that old time magic while adding some modern perks. What sets the Castle apart from other theaters is whatâ€™s in store for our guests once they walk through the door. The Castle will be furnished with a variety of cafÃ© tables, comfortable couches and love seats, as well as traditional auditorium seating. A wide variety of movies will be shown, ranging from independent films to big Hollywood blockbusters. The original stage has been restored so that guests can enjoy bands and other live performances in an elegant and intimate setting. Last but certainly not least, the Castle will give new meaning to the idea of â€œdinner and a movieâ€ as weâ€™ll offer pizzas, sandwiches, desserts, as well as a wide variety of beers and wines.
Guests of the Castle purchase tickets and order food at the ticket booth located in the main lobby. After paying, they’re issued a ticket with an order number on it. They then go pick up their order at one of the two concession booths located in the theater. For an additional charge, you can sit up in the balcony where you’ll be waited on by one of our servers. It’s that easy!
Michael when you know nothing about a theatre you should not post anything. The Trolley Corners wsa part of the Trolley Theatres of Salt Lake City, it was across 700 East from the Trolley Square Entertainment and Shopping Center. This was a Center that was transformed from the old Salt Lake City Trolley Barn. The Center also has a multiplex in it called the Trolley Square Cinemas you reached by a ramp that led to the building that used to be the power house converted into the cinemas. The theatre exterior was lined with old movie murals. The ushers wore Keystone Kops uniforms. The theatre is now occupied buy the Pottery Barn.
According to the seating chart the theatre seats a total of 482.
265 seats in the balcony and 217 on the main floor.
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History of the Rhode Opera House, AKA Gateway, Lake Theatre.
1891 Original Rhode Opera House built on subject site by Peter Rhode
1891-1924 Facility host to many stars of these years, including George M. Cohan, Geraldine Farrar (Carmen), Sir Henry Lauder, Admiral Byrd (lecturer), Maude Adams (Peter Pan), Amelia Earhart (lecturer), Otis Skinner (Liars), William Howard Taft (Presidential campaign), and the John Phillip Sousa Band (several concerts).
1896 Original Rhode Opera House burned, rebuilt on same sight.
1924 Rhode Opera House turned over to Saxe Brothers Theaters, Milwaukee.
1926 Saxe Brothers tore down Rhode Opera House
1927 Saxe Brother built Gateway Theater for a half-million dollars.
Architect: George Rapp
First Manager: James J. Morrissey
Grand Opening: December 29, with seating capacity of 1250, and 30-cent tickets.
$50,000 organ featuring wide instrumentation and sound effects.
Live entertainment, plus first-run film Sheâ€™s a Shiek, with Bebe Daniels.
Lobby adorned with Pearlman crystal chandeliers (still in place); six ceramic benches with scenes from Cervantesâ€™ Don Quixote; colored ceramic tiles framing wall panes, two stories high.
1963 Standard Theaters leased theater and renamed it Lake Theater. Reopened under new operators April 28 with new red â€œrockerâ€ seats (still in place), white boll carpeting, new stereo sound, and restored fountain. Gateway sign replaced by the Lake sign. Featured film was Papaâ€™s Delicate Condition with Jackie Gleason.
1976 Lake Theater changed to duplex screens, with approximately 420 seats in each auditorium, remaining today. Balcony seats removed and projection facilities relocated from third floor to mezzanine.
1984 Lake Theater closed itâ€™s doors in April.
1986 Esseness Theater, successor to Standard Theater, surrendered to Rhode Family Trust all interest in Remaining lease terms. Bob Irwin of Kenosha Lakeshore Business District (BID) requested the Trustâ€™s permission to find a buyer in lieu of tearing it down. Trust advised of its interest in gifting the property to an eligible organization.
1987 December 29, Kenosha Lakeshore BID, per Rhode family request, accepted the deed for the property. In honor of the family, Lakeside Players President Gary Stamm recommended the building to be renamed the Rhode Opera House.
1988 Lakeside Players became the tenant, with Rehearsal For Murder opening in April.
1989 In September, Lakeside Players purchased the Rhode Opera House from Lakeshore BID for the cost of improvements.
1998 Lakeside Players celebrates its Silver Anniversary season.
2002 Rhode Opera House celebrates it’s Diamond Anniversary
Michael the link you have posted is for the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. The above Ohio theatre is in Cleveland, Ohio and is part of Playhouse Square. The other four theatres included in the Square are the State, the Hanna, the Allen and the Palace.
Michael not all the old movies palaces would be compatible for a symphony orchestra. The acoustics just could not accomadate a suymphony orchestra.
Michael, not all theatres had the beauty and eleggance of the old movie palaces, but many smaller neighborhood theatres such as the Murray served their purposes as the local movie theatre.
The Murray was rather ornate for being just the neighborhhod theatre and led a very prosperous life until all the megaplexes came into the picture. The Murray ran first run movies and had buck night on Tuesdays. The Murray served its purpose well.
The Murray Theatre is still a church the last time I went by. I believe they purchased the building, and they got it on the National Register of Historic Places and did a lot of remodeling. It doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere soon.
I diagree with Roger’s negativity because of the Loew’s Paradise location. A good example is the Fox Theatre and the St. Louis theatre in St. Louis, Mo. The whole Grand White Way was at the verge collapsing. The Fox was completely restored and is playing to packed audiences, the St. Louis theatre was completely remodeled & restored and is now the Powell Symphony Hall. Two Palaces that would surely be gone today if it were not for the love and concern of civic leaders. The entire area where it was once the Grand White Way in St. Louis, where all the movies palaces once stood ie: The Loew’s Mid city (Shubert-Rialto) The Empress, The Fox, The Missouri, The St. Louis, The Lynn, is now a thriving arts and entertainment district. Through Civic Pride and Leadership the same can be done with the Loew’s Paradise. Negativity will kill anything, but a location can be reborn just like in St. Louis. Loew’s has a proud history of Movie Palaces and look how many are remaining today. Seems like now would be the time to try preserving some of it’s past glory. We lost our beautiful Loew’s State and Loew’s Orpheum and Loew’s Mid City in St. Louis.
A brief description of the Kendall Square Cinemas
9 Screens. Built in 1995. Operated by Landmark since 1995. The Kendall Square Cinema is located in Cambridge between Historic Kendall Square and Central Square near the intersection of Binney Street and Cardinal Medieros Avenue, next to the MIT campus. Since opening its doors in September 1995, it has become Landmark Theatres' most successful venue. It also ranks among the most successful, beloved and architecturally intriguing homes for independent film, foreign language cinema, restored classics and documentaries in the nation.
The Kendall Square Cinema has been host to many special events, including local premieres, benefit screenings and film festivals. Additionally, the theatre complex has won numerous awards, making it one of Boston’s cultural epicenters.
Ride The Wave! Get off at the Kendall/MIT T-stop and hop on the Galleria Mall Shuttle, which drops you off directly in front of the Kendall Square Cinema at One Kendall Square.
For your convenience, the Galleria Shuttle is free and runs in a continuous loop from the Kendall/MIT T-stop to the Galleria Mall to One Kendall Square between 9:10 AM and 5:50 PM Monday through Saturday and from 12:10 PM through 5:50 PM on Sundays. Please note that service is interrupted daily between 1:50 PM and 2:40 PM.
Click the link to see photos of a very interesting but beautiful Pines Theatre, Houghton Lake, Mi.
This link will take you to a couple hotos of the Park Theatre, Lincoln Park, Mi.
This gives a god insight to the Park Theatre and where it is headed.
By Alyson Campbell
Special to The Sentinel
What was once used as a wood mill, a movie theatre, a dance club and the home of the Holland Windmill Chorus is now being renovated to include even more of the arts and a chance for the community to enjoy a part of Hollands history.
“We are returning it back to its former glory in order that future generations can look back on the history of their town,” said Tim VanDenbeldt, a coordinator for the Park Theatre. “Our goal is that by leaving the doors open, everyone will have a chance to see the theatre and enjoy the arts.”
VanDenbeldt connected with Park Theatre after reading a news article and joined with the West Michigan Strategic Alliance where he was invited to help with fundraisers for the Park Theatre.
“I love old buildings and period restoration, specifically,” he said. “This project is important to me because you do not see too many old buildings survive. I want to make the theatre presentable; a place where every common person can come and enjoy an evening without a huge expense.”
With the help of donations, friends who are professional painters, connections with Hope College and businesses in the community, VanDenbeldt has been able to begin restoration on the Park Theatre and is excited about the changes that are being made in preserving the building.
One recent use of the Park Theatre was the Hope Summer Repertory Theatres cabaret production of “The World Goes Round,” and VanDenbeldt said he believes this will encourage use of the facility.
“The cabaret will bring in a lot of people and these are the people who will be interested in helping us to preserve this building by being a future donor,” VanDendbeldt said, “even if their active role is giving of their time, which is just as valuable. Those who remember the building want to keep it as a part of their future.”
Other acts are already booked at the theater.
Debbie Brunstig, of Western Michigan Strategic Alliance for Development Strategies, was hired as the capital campaign manager and says that the board for the Park Theatre has changed its focus from fundraising to operations. She anticipates a full range of uses for the theatre.
“Were now operations and we are wanting the theatre to be a place that can be used by all types of people.”
Park Theatre board member and president-elect Lynn Kotecki was hooked by the Park Theatre because she thought it might provide something new to the arts. Growing up with a musical family and being a performer herself, Kotecki has a love for the arts.
“The Park Theatre is such an intimate setting that provides flexibility for the community with its function,” Kotecki said.
In the future, Kotecki hopes to partner with other non-profit organizations, making the Park an even stronger force for the community.
“Its what this area needs to be involved with,” Kotecki said. “We want to meet our vision by making it for the community.”
Click the link to see a couple good photos of the Park Theatre, Holland, Mi.
Clink on the link to see a photo of the Norwest I & II Theatre.
When Port Huron civic leaders began planning for the communitys future after World War II, wide support emerged for a convention facility. Proponents argued that such a community addition, playing up the areas water attractions and easy access to Canada via the not-yet-ten-year-old Blue Water Bridge, would bring tens of thousands of dollars into the area. In 1953, however, Port Huron taxpayers dashed the hopes of convention-center planners when they turned down a proposal at the polls for a city built facility.
Two years later, an entity then unknown to most residents-The McMorran Foundation, set up in 1944 By Andrew J. Murphy; his wife, Emma McMorran Murphy, and her sister, Clara McMorran Mackenzie-offered a gift of $1.2 million to build a municipal auditorium in downtown Port Huron.
The announcement by the family members and the two other foundation trustees-Alex J. Theisen and J. Grant Moore-electrified the community, and a wide area beyond it. The foundation had been named for business pioneer and early-century Congressman Henry G. McMorran, father or Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Mackenzie. Mr. Theisen was a long time business associate and counselor to the McMorran family. Mr. Moore was a local insurance broker.
The auditorium gift announcement seemed too good to be true, yet it was true. It also was the beginning of a series of gifts from the McMorran and Murphy families, individually and through the foundation, that would total $3.5 million over the next decade to provide a facility that would evoke envy far and wide. McMorran Complex today consists of one of the finest community auditoriums in the country and two arenas that not only provide ice for hockey and other skating but which have become centers for a myriad of non-ice programs and activities.
McMorrans Main Arena was home to the Port Huron Flags of the International Hockey League from 1962 to 1981. It has been the home of North American Silver Stick Hockey finals since 1963, drawing youth hockey teams from all over the continent each January. It also has served as the training camp for the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League & the (UHL) Port Huron Border Cats for 6 years. The Main Arena is currently the home ice for the Port Huron Beacons of the United Hockey League, Port Huron Minor Hockey Association & the Port Huron Figure Skating Club.
Among the entertainment headliners who have appeared at McMorran Place are: World Championship Wrestling, Collin Raye, Spirit of the Dance, Lorrie Morgan, Gallagher, Willie Nelson, Liberace, Andy Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Bob Seger, Journey, Engelbert Humperdink, Kiss, the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey orchestras,Frank Mills, David Copperfield, Tammy Wynette, Tom Jones, J. Geils Band, Ted Nuggent, Ozzy Osborne, Diamond Rio, Ricky Scaggs, Soupy Sales, John Anderson, Holly Dunn, Wayne Newton, Pam Tillis, Dan Seals, George Jones, Chubby Checker, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Barbara Mandrell, Rick Trevino, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mark Collie, George Carlin, Sesame Street Live, Stars on Ice, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Royal Hanneford Circus, Smokey Joes Cafe, A Christmas Carol, Steel Pier, Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Miss Michigan USA & Miss Michigan Teen USA, Miss Michigan United States, Forbidden Hollywood, the Three Irish Tenors, Copacabana, South Pacific National Tour, Aint Misbehavin, Bryan White, Sammy Kershaw, and the Royal Lipizanner Stallions.
Luminaries brought to McMorran by Port Huron Town Hall have included Eleanor Roosevelt, President Ford, Heloise, Gregory Hines, Capitol Steps, Betty Ford, Henry Kissinger, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Julie and David Eisenhower, Larry King, Alex Trebek, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Ann Landers, F. Lee Bailey, Vincent Price, Eva Gabor, George Plimpton, Martha Stewert, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Jessica Tandy, Rex Reed, Ginger Rodgers, Pat Boone, Richard Simmons, Mitzi Gaynor, Vicki Lawrence, Pearl Bailey, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Winkler, Phyllis Diller, Barbara Bush, and James A. Lovell Jr.
Use this link to see some great photos of this beautiful and well maintained theatre.
This link will take you to a couple photos of the Magic Bag Theatre, AKA Ferndale, Studio North.
Like amny of the other Detroit Theatre closed and demolished, this link will take you to a photo of the Loop Theatre in Detroit.
This link will take you to a photo of the Kinckerbocker Theatre in Holland, Mi.
This link will take you to great before and after photos of the Kingston Theatre in Cheboyen, Mi.
This link will take you to some photos of the Kearsley Theatre in Flint, Mi.