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Hibi commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 24, 2005 at 4:21 pm

I’ve always been curious about the DeMille. I remembered seeing ads for it in the late 60’s early 70’s in the NY Times and wondered what happened to it. (didnt find out until I discovered this site). Is the office building occupied? How high is it? How much of the theater is covered by the office building?

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Hibi commented about Oriental Theatre on May 5, 2005 at 8:19 pm

Thanks! That’s what happened.

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Hibi commented about Oriental Theatre on May 5, 2005 at 6:28 pm

No pictures came up using that search.

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Hibi commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 4, 2005 at 4:44 pm

Vincent, You’re right! I’d forgotten about his leg. I remember reading about that years ago.

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Hibi commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 4, 2005 at 4:28 pm

I know she’s supposed to be a villainess, but I had sympathy for the Regina character. She was a woman of her time trapped and trying to get out of her circumstances. Granted, she sat there and watched her husband die, but she didnt plan it that way. Herbert Marshall comes off as a rather preachy prig. I never saw or read Another Part of the Forest that explains their background…..

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Hibi commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 4, 2005 at 4:14 pm

Not to mention Herbert Marshall crawling up the stairs as Bette glowers in the foreground….

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Hibi commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 2, 2005 at 9:15 pm

Yes, I agree. I hate the added boyfriend, but the movie holds up very well over the years. Wyler and Davis feuded during the making of it, but you cant tell by what’s on the screen…..I watched it again last night.

Hibi
Hibi commented about Rivoli Theatre on Apr 29, 2005 at 2:10 pm

Does anyone know how long Star! played the Rivoli? I dont think it was more than a couple months.

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Hibi commented about Hawaii's Waikiki Theatre Demolished on Apr 27, 2005 at 2:20 pm

How sad. Progress!

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Hibi commented about Lorain Palace Civic Center on Apr 25, 2005 at 6:59 pm

The Palace was the nicest and largest of the downtown theaters, but was rather run down in the 60’s when I was a kid. I remember it being the RKO-SW Palace back then. It showed primarily Warner Bros., Paramount and United Artists films. Its the only theater to survive.

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Hibi commented about Tivoli Theatre on Apr 25, 2005 at 6:54 pm

Showed primarily Fox, Columbia and Universal product. It closed sometime after the Ohio in the late 70’s. Was used as a bingo hall for awhile. I dont know what happened to it after or if the building is still there.

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Hibi commented about Ohio Theatre on Apr 25, 2005 at 6:48 pm

This theater showed primarily MGM product. I remember seeing Ben-Hur there (not in 70mm, but general release). I think it closed sometime in the late 70’s and a bank was built there. I think it was the first of the downtown theaters to close.

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Hibi commented about Dreamland Theater on Apr 22, 2005 at 7:08 pm

I was in the Dreamland a few times as a kid. It was a subrun house not in a good area. It was later called the V-L (dont know what the initials ever meant) Cinema in the 60’s and played foreign/independent films for awhile then went the porn route. Not sure when it closed, probably in the 70’s.

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Hibi commented about Liberty Theater on Apr 22, 2005 at 4:48 pm

I havent been up there in years. I used to go there in the 70’s sometimes to catch up on movies I missed on first run. It was a nice little theater. The trains werent too bothersome.

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Hibi commented about Liberty Theater on Apr 22, 2005 at 2:04 pm

Wasnt there a railroad track nearby? I seem to remember hearing one.

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Hibi commented about Capitol Theatre on Apr 6, 2005 at 8:42 pm

Whoops. I didnt realize she had died. Thanks for the info.

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Hibi commented about Capitol Theatre on Apr 6, 2005 at 7:14 pm

Bonita Granville married producer Jack Wrather. They produced the Lassie series. I think she’s still alive.

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Hibi on Apr 5, 2005 at 6:36 pm

Good work, Ken! At least we know a little about it now.

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Hibi commented about Albee Theatre on Apr 4, 2005 at 7:55 pm

KenRoe, I’m afraid I dont. I saw a postcard picture of it once, but I dont even know what street it was located on. It must’ve closed before the early 70’s as I never saw ads for it when I was in college and read the Cinci. paper.

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Hibi commented about Albee Theatre on Apr 4, 2005 at 7:25 pm

Does anyone know how the Keiths is listed here? Does it have a listing? I cant find it.

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Hibi commented about Albee Theatre on Apr 4, 2005 at 7:07 pm

Yes, Columbus did a much better job. None of the 3 are movie theaters anymore, but all are doing well as performing arts venues and beautifully restored. The Ohio film series leaves much to be desired though. Small screen and poor sound. I stopped going years ago for that reason. The theater itself is gorgeous. I think they have the theater doors from the Albee.

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Hibi commented about Loew's State Theater on Mar 30, 2005 at 10:22 pm

I see it now, thanks!

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Hibi commented about Loew's State Theater on Mar 30, 2005 at 9:35 pm

I get the site, but is says unable to process your request! :(

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Hibi commented about Loew's State Theater on Mar 30, 2005 at 9:18 pm

Ron, I’ve tried the picture and it doesnt work.

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Hibi commented about Cine 42 on Mar 29, 2005 at 5:41 pm

Thanks for clearing up the confusion!