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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.
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.
A photo and some details/comments (in Spanish) here:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/754898
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.
Sorry Pasqualino, I don’t have any photographs of the Cavendish Cinema, Nottingham.
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’.
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.
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.
Photographed in April 1903.
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.
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.
Ian;The Google Street View has been corrected. Thanks for pointing that out.
Bob; The 400-seat Bama Theatre could possibly have been renamed Roma Theatre in 1945? Neither names are in listings in 1950.
The Lyceum Theatre is the tall building in the far distance, at the right of this vintage photograph.
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”.
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….
Hi rasLXR, that is the former Medina Cinema. I have now given it a page.
CSWalczak; Those are demolition photos. Thanks for the links.
The 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook lists the Embassy (Rockerfeller Plaza) as being operated by The Newsreel Theaters, Inc.
Many Thanks steeliebobs. If you wish to donate them, the “Cinema Theatre Association:http://www.cinema-theatre.org.uk/ would give them a good home. Go to ‘Archive’ for contact details.
Joe; Looking at a Google street view of 103 Attorney Street, it is almost in the same position as the stage house of the Clinton Theatre. Of course it could be adjacent to it, or even across the other side of the street (not knowing which side is odd or even numbers).
Maybe Blinderman & Cohen purchased land behind the Clinton Street tenements, and built the Clinton Theatre with access from Clinton Street, but were unable to gain similar access through the tenements for the plot of land, so it was accessed from Attorney Street. (this is of course if it ever was built!) Nothing listed in the 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook
Joe; Cinema Treasures has the Lyric Theatre, St. Louis as being designed by the Weber brothers.
The cinema auditorium used in the film “Brief Encounter” was the Metropole Cinema, Victoria, London.
Irene Handl ‘played’ ‘March Militaire’ on its 3 Manual Wurlitzer organ, the hands shown playing the organ were owned by the then (1945) resident organist of the Metropole Cinema, James Whitebread.
SimonD, The J.D. Wetherspoon Metropolitan Bar is not in the former cinema space. It is located several yards to the left of the ABC Baker Street, in a space originally occupied by Baker Street station’s Buffet/Restaurant, adjacent to the station entrance.
Joe; Nice link, but the Crystal Palace Theatre was on George Street, Sydney. It opened in June 1914 and was demolished in 1937 for the new Century Theatre to be built on the site. It too has since been demolished.