Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe commented about Coliseum Cinema on Feb 27, 2013 at 6:52 am

JohnGn; I have added a page for the Waterloo/Ritz Cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Campus Theater, Berkeley, California, 1916 on Jan 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

Photographed as the Campus Theater in 1916 (“Green Stockings” was a 1916 film)

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Ken Roe commented about Alhambra Palace Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Ian; Many Thanks for the correction, which I have amended.

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Ken Roe commented about Cinema Olympia on Dec 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The gated entry on the right was the actual cinema entrance.

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Ken Roe commented about Lyric Theater on Nov 19, 2012 at 6:40 am

A New Salem Theatre is listed in the Film Daily Yearbook for 1941, as well as the Lyric Theatre. By the mid-1940’s the New Salem Theatre is listed as the Preston Theatre. Both the Preston Theatre and Lyric Theatre continued to be listed in 1950.

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Ken Roe commented about Gaumont Belfast on Nov 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

Joe; The replacement cinema on the site of the Theatre Royal was the Royal Cinema. I have now given it a page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

The photo isn’t ‘fixed’. The way photos work on the site is that the one with the most ‘hits’ becomes the main photo, therefore giving an ever-changing look to the pages where there is more than a single photo.

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Ken Roe commented about New Gallery Cinema on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

Robbie25646 & rasLXR; The former New Gallery Cinema is NOT going to re-open soon. Since September 2012, it has become a Burberry clothing store.

You are confusing the New Gallery Cinema with the former Cameo Poly Cinema (listed on Cinema Treasures as the Regent Street Cinema) which is located at the northern end of Regent Street, which has just been awarded Lottery funding to be refurbished and re-opened as a cinema in the future.

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Ken Roe commented about Ambassador Theatre on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

According to the Theatre Historical Society of America, the organ remained in the theatre until the 1970’s, although it was not in a playable condition. It was removed by motor magnet Fred Pillsbury and placed into storage, where it deteriorated even further. After passing through several more hands, in 2006 it was in the possession of organman Ken Crome in Reno, Nevada, in poor condition, but complete.

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Ken Roe commented about Clarke Theatre on Oct 5, 2012 at 6:55 am

The March 21, 1908 edition of The Billboard lists a Bijou Theatre, S. 17th Street & Broadway Avenue. Managed by Ira Seybert, it had 250 seats, and evening shows.

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Ken Roe commented about Cine Avenida on Oct 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

A photo and some details/comments (in Spanish) here:

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Ken Roe commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 26, 2012 at 5:47 am

Joe; We now have a bit of a mystery here, as in Irvin R. Glazer’s book ‘Philadelphia Theaters’ published in 1994 by Dover Press, the Stratford Theatre is listed as opening in 1913, located at 1443 S. Seventh. He lists the Strand Theatre located at 3601 Germantown as opening in 1914 with Carl Berger as architect.

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Ken Roe commented about Cavendish Cinema on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

Sorry Pasqualino, I don’t have any photographs of the Cavendish Cinema, Nottingham.

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Ken Roe commented about Community Twin Theatre on Sep 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

robboehm, Ed Solero & Tinseltoes, and any other contributors. Here are some clarification on theatre updates and locations…..

I am the only person editing the site, and spend many hours a day (reading most comments and acting on any suggestions for amendments). Even when I am away on holidays, I spend a couple of hours a day on the site. I am based in the UK, so there will always be some delay in responding to comments due to time differences (especially those made in the evenings in the USA – I do ‘catch-up’ in the mornings). Major changes or disputes are dealt with by Patrick or Ross (the site administrators).

Regarding locations, the original address given when a theatre is first submitted determines the Google map position and street view. If the address is altered to a more exact or correct address at a later stage, the original embedded field still exists, and doesn’t change. To have a ‘perfect’ page, with address, Google map and street view all correct, an entirely new page would have to be created, and the old page would then be deleted (including all comments and photos- there is no way to transfer them across to the new page).

Regarding the address/location ribbon across the top of the page, this is created when a theatre is first submitted, and (not being a technical wiz-kid) I don’t know how the codes work which sometimes give seemingly incorrect information such as here on this page –‘Queens Village is in the Douglastown-Little Neck district’. This is something I have no control over. I also cannot make amendments to either the spelling of City names or change city locations, this at the moment is done by Patrick, after I have alerted any changes to him.

Hope this clarifies some of your concerns? I will remove this comment, together with others here on this subject in a few days time, as we are going ‘off topic’.

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Ken Roe commented about Rosedale Theatre on Sep 2, 2012 at 6:36 am

The 1927 edition of Film Daily Weekly lists the Rosedale Theatre at St. Lawrence & Westchester Avenues (no seating capacity given, usually indicating a newly built theatre) It is not listed in the 1926 edition of F.D.Y.

I have updated the introduction and address/street view.

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Ken Roe commented about Noel Coward Theatre on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Ron, The theatre memorabilia shop ‘Pleasures of Past Times’ is still open at 11 Cecil Court, the next alley down from the Noel Coward Theatre, not the adjacent alley. David Drummond is still in charge.

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Ken Roe commented about The New Theatre on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

Photographed in April 1903.

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Ken Roe commented about Gaumont Cinema Walsall on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

The fireplace burned real coal every day during spring summer & autumn months, right up to the demise of the theatre. It was the doorman’s duty first thing in the morning to clean out the ashes and re-lay the fire and to set it alight by 11am. The two windows on each side actually backed onto the adjacent building so did not allow light through. The stairs to the right led to the stalls seating area. There was a set of stairs opposite the fireplace (out of view in the photograph) which led up to the cafe restaurant and the circle seating area. Behind the position where the photographer is standing was the confectionary kiosk, paybox and manager’s office.

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Ken Roe commented about Capitol Cinema on Jul 15, 2012 at 5:05 am

pjguy68;The Kine Yearbook for 1937 lists the proprietor as Ystalyera Kinemas Ltd. of Swansea. By 1944, it was operated by Kenmor Kinemas Ltd. (booked at Cardiff) and remained with them until at least 1954.

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Ken Roe commented about Stiwt Theatre on Jun 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

Ian;The Google Street View has been corrected. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Ken Roe commented about Bama Theatre on Jun 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Bob; The 400-seat Bama Theatre could possibly have been renamed Roma Theatre in 1945? Neither names are in listings in 1950.

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Ken Roe commented about Lyceum Theatre on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

The Lyceum Theatre is the tall building in the far distance, at the right of this vintage photograph.

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Ken Roe commented about Royal Opera House on May 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Ron, I may have served you tickets, as I worked for 4 years (1972-1976) in the Floral Street box office, down the right-hand side of the Royal Opera House. Also ‘took the house in’ using the main foyer box office in the evenings.

Like you, not sure of the shooting locations of “The Red Shoes”.

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Ken Roe commented about Cine Yara on May 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Guarina. If you click on ‘About’ at the top right of the page, you will be sent to a page which will give details of how to contact us by clicking ‘Contact’. You can send your list & photos to us by clicking on the ‘theatre updates’ address….

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Ken Roe commented about Cineworld Cinema - Isle of Wight on May 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hi rasLXR, that is the former Medina Cinema. I have now given it a page.