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DavidZornig commented about Esquire Theater on Nov 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

Full history in below link. Grand opening as the Ewing was 12/25/39. Originally built as a firehouse circa 1890’s.

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/ewing-esquire-forgotten-downtown-movie-theater/article_65311739-676a-50c1-85f2-1f4b02f4ea3b.html

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DavidZornig commented about Rivoli Theatre on Nov 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

1925 photo added courtesy of the Quality Retro Oldies 1900s-1970s. Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Eastown Theatre on Nov 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Demolition to begin today.

http://motorcitymuckraker.com/2015/11/19/city-of-detroit-to-demolish-once-venerable-eastown-theatre-as-early-as-today/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

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DavidZornig commented about Granada Theater on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:14 am

11-19-75 photo added. Photo and copy courtesy of Tim O'Neill.

40 years ago tonight, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST had its world premiere at the Granada Theatre; presented by the Chicago International Film Festival. I wasn’t there but I heard the house was rocking. A packed auditorium in a giant 3400-seat North Side movie palace, Irv Kupcinet appeared on stage and introduced Jack Nicholson to the audience. Milos Forman was there as well. The audience loved the movie. This movie would go on to box-office success and 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1975. It is a 1970s classic. I wish I was at the Granada Theatre on that historic night. It must have been epic.

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DavidZornig commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Art Carney 1954 photo added courtesy of Edward Eckert. Martin & Lewis film “3 Ring Circus” on the Loew’s marquee.

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm

1920’s photo added courtesy of the What Was There website. Fade from then to Now on website below.

http://www.whatwasthere.com/browse.aspx#!/ll/40.759449,-73.985184/id/19195/info/sv/zoom/14/

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DavidZornig commented about Esquire Theatre on Nov 16, 2015 at 7:16 am

Circa 1937 aerial photo added showing construction of the Esquire Theatre, courtesy of Javier Quevedo.

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DavidZornig commented about Palace Theater on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:09 am

1956 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Gaslight Theatre on Nov 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Circa 1967 photo added, photo credit Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, csrhc.org Re-release of “Gone With The Wind”, with `60’s cars in the reflection.

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DavidZornig commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

1926 photo added, photo credit Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, csrhc.org

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DavidZornig commented about Magic Bag Theatre on Nov 15, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Magic Bag got a new blade sign. 11/15/15 photo added, photo credit Ryn Weaver.

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DavidZornig commented about Family Theatre on Nov 15, 2015 at 12:31 pm

History source for the Family Theatre.
Still need to find out the name it took when it began showing films in 1919.

http://www.helenahistory.org/family_theatre_reeves.htm

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DavidZornig commented about Rockhill Theatre on Nov 15, 2015 at 11:39 am

1966 print ad added courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

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DavidZornig commented about Town Theatre on Nov 14, 2015 at 7:51 pm

1952 photo added courtesy of the Distinctly Montana Facebook page. Town marquee in the background.

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DavidZornig commented about Liberty Theatre on Nov 14, 2015 at 7:49 pm

1952 photo added courtesy of the Distinctly Montana Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Rialto Theater on Nov 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

1920 photo added courtesy of the Distinctly Montana Facebook page. 1927 photo added courtesy of Copper City .Com Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Cinema Paradiso on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Actress Candy Clark received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at the Cinema Paradisio. Two 11-14-15 photos added, photo credit Candy Clark.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/ownlocal.adforge.production/ads/2340371/original_images.jpg?1443674451

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DavidZornig commented about Montana Theater on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm

1949 photo added courtesy of Dave Byrne. Note the old Park Theatre advertisement on the wall. “East Side West Side” on the Montana marquee, was released 12/22/49. The nearby Park Theatre had already burned down 3 months earlier almost to the day, on 9/24/49.

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DavidZornig commented about 1949 photo courtesy of Dave Byrne. on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Old Park Theatre advertisement on the wall. “East Side West Side” on the Montana marquee, was released 12/22/49. The Park Theatre had already burned down 3 months earlier almost to the day.

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DavidZornig commented about Park Theatre on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

1949 photo added of the Montana Theater with an old Park Theatre advertisement on the wall. “East Side West Side” on the Montana marquee, was released 12/22/49. The Park Theatre had already burned down 3 months earlier almost to the day. 1949 photo courtesy of Dave Byrne.

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DavidZornig commented about American Theatre on Nov 14, 2015 at 5:53 pm

1926 photo added, photo credit C. Owen Smithers Sr.

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DavidZornig commented about Mother Lode Theatre on Nov 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Accodring to the history in the below link, it was the Temple, Fox, Bow, Fox again, and finally Mother Lode.

http://butte-anacondanhld.blogspot.com/2013/03/mother-lode-theater-315-w-park.html

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DavidZornig commented about Mother Lode Theatre on Nov 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

It was also called the Bow Theatre in the late `50’s, photo added courtesy of Copper City .Com Facebook page. And it was the Fox in 1932, photo credit Smithers added.

Both Fox and Bow should be added as AKA’s.

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DavidZornig commented about Montana, Butte on Nov 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

1979 Chrysler 300, 1 of 3,811 built.

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DavidZornig commented about Strand Theatre on Nov 13, 2015 at 9:28 pm

This link about the history of the nearby Automat may be of interest of some.
It also had a rendering of the intersection.

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/coin-op-cuisine/