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RickB, There are lot of inacuracies on the Cinema Tour site. But the information that I posted as to the date the venue closed as a movie theatre was taken from the book “Philadelphia Theatres” by Irvin R. Glazer. It lists the Logan in its Chronological Order as opening in 1924 and closing in 1964. Single screen, seating 1,894, architects as Hoffman & Henon, located at 4732 N. Boad Street. So if the information in his book is incorrect then I can only say that I took it from his book as being accurate.
The Black Horse Pike D.I. closed in 1978 and had a 1400 car capacity for the two screens.
I stand corrected on the addres it should be 207 South Broadway.
Longisland, I did a theatre quest during 2003 and 2004 thru Texas and the Southwest. My photos of the Liberty are marked 2003/2004.
The theatre was located on the corner of Meridian and Wilburn, it was called the Woodbine from 1955 to 1960 and then went back to the Roxy name when the Recording studio was opened. Until its closing in 1960 is was part of the Crescent Theatre Co. Part of the entrance faced Wilburn and the main part of the theatre was on Meridian. The 302 address would have been on the side of the theatre.
The Arthur Chain did a remodel on the Pageant before opening with the hard ticket program “Shoes of the Fisherman”. New seats were installed and new draperies and the lobby remodeled. Seating at that time was 907. If there was ever stadium style seating the Pageant had to be one of the first in the St. Louis Market to have it. Long before stadium seating was the in thing.
In its later years and until it closed the Gem was known as the Park Theatre.
The Parkside Theatre opened as the Forest Hills. It was located on Haddon Ave. just North of Kaighns Ave.
TC from what i read on one of your posts that you are in NJ. Is there any way to contact you, I have a list of theatres from Camden that I could use some help on. If you could contact me I would appreciate it.
When you use the map on CT it just shows a star at the entrance to the mall. When you map is with your address is shows it behind the mall. So I would assume that your address is correct even though AMC lists the mall address. Wonder why AMC doesn’t use the true address because it will map right either way.
Your address shows it behind the mall, is that correct?
Brian, I listed the address that AMC lists on their website for the theatre. That is where I got the 7601 S. Cicero.
I have to make a correction to my original post, Noret Theatres operated the Cinema West from 1985 until it closed in 1998.
David, you are so correct, it is operated by Noret Theatres as a discount house.
This link will take you to a pic of the theatre.
Drive-Ins.com show it as a single screen with a 500 car capacity and owned by L & H Corp.
Two features, a Mickey Mouse cartoon and round by round fight film, now that’s what you call a full program. That is quite the picture also, what a front facade. Those that have the CT book can really apreciatet it.
very erie posting on a page and making a mistake after TomScott posted on it previously.
lostmemory, when I went back and looked in the book it seems that Trepler and Heise did the remodel in 1924. My error.
The architect for the Renel Theatre was J.A. Nolan and the theatre closed in 1967.
I show that the Midway closed in 1979. I guess seating differed from source to source but the Glazer book listed the seating at 2,371.
The Logan closed as a movie theatre in 1964.
The Fox opened in 1923.
I show that the Stanley closed in 1973 and was demolished the same year.
Bryan, there was a Holme Theatre at 7935 Frankford Avenue that opened in 1919 and closed in 1929, did the newer theatre replace this theatre?