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This theatre originally opened in 1916 and was given an atmospheric remodel in either late 1920’s or early 1930’s by Alvin M Strauss.It closed in 1963 and was later demolished.
Both Ron’s :Found reference to this theatre while staying with Ken Roe recently.It came from a book titled,Built in Boston:City and Suburb by Douglass Shand-Tucci.
It could be an error as it would be unusual to have two atmospherics in the same suburb.Perhaps someone could check the publication.
The site the theatre occupied was 91 feet wide and 108 feet deep.A Ross Scenograph machine was installed in this theatre.Does anyone know what this was used for.
Theatre had a blue ceiling with twinkling stars so the style is atmospheric,verified by the interior photo above.
I am pretty sure this theatre was designed by John Eberson in association with A O Budina.
Opened in 1945
Theatre opened on 16 Nov 1928.
The Palace Theatre in Gary,Indiana could certainly be another one to add to the list having been closed since 1972.
The building was erected in 1916 by the Blanchard brothers for use as a dance hall and roller skating rink.Originally known as The Hippodrome it was also used for vaudeville and converted into a cinema in 1926.This information from this website – www.dickwhitney.net/SbdgeStrandIsClosed.htm
From information I have found the Palace opened as the Grand Theatre on 24 Nov 1915 and was damaged by a fire on 27 Jul 1980.I don’t recall where I found these details so I am not sure how accurate they are.
ken mc:that photo is of the Middlesex Theatre formerly known as the Middlesex Opera House.It opened in 1892 and closed in 1961 and was located at 111 College Street,according to cinematour listing.
If anyone is interested in some excellent color photos of this theatre which you can purchase prints of at reasonable prices,check this out – www.sniperphotography.com/keyword/palace+theater
From what I have read in articles on the internet I don’t think this theatre is still being used as a parking garage.During the last few years concerts and a record launch have been staged there.
If this is the same Alcazar Theatre I have on my atmospheric list it was renamed the Republic Theatre in 1911 and it reopened as an atmospheric around 1930.
Opened in 1914 and closed in 1971.
Theatre has its grand re-opening on 20 October.
The Metro closed in 1972 with a month long season of classic movies.
Theatre opened in Sep 1936 and closed in Apr 1971.
Have been reading a book entitled “Lost Johannesburg” which states the theatre had 2000 seats and was demolished in 1960.
This theatre was formerly known as Fuller Opera House and was demolished in 1954.There are several exterior photos at www.wisconsinhistory.org
This theatre was operated by Famous Players from 1960 until 1985.
Patsy:it would seem that as it was built for the Harris Amusement Co it was given the tentative title of Harris Theatre but was eventually named the Butler.The Wolfsonian does have a website but no access to photos.They have photos of most of his atmospherics.They are located in Miami but you would need to visit them in person to see any photos and make an appointment.I am hoping to pay them a visit next year.
The Eberson archives at the Wolfsonian in Florida have this listed as the Harris Theatre with an album containing 31 photos.
John Eberson was the architect.
The Eberson archives at the Wolfsonian in Florida have 24 design drawings of this theatre by Eberson dated 1925.