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This theater has a new name. It is now known as the Bemidji Theatre and screens have been increased to 10.
CEC Theatres website
Well, Steven Walters was re-elected so he should put those posters away until the next campaign. And he should also help to find some occupants for those stores. Empty stores generate no tax revenue. :)
Are the stores vacant? Looks like campaign posters on one of the stores.
The address given for the Palace was 230 South Main Street so both theaters were probably located on the same block. I think the Palace Theater building might still be standing.
That information should apply to this theater Ron. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle almanac of 1895 mentions the Columbia Theater.
The Columbia Theater on Washington and Tillary Streets opened March 2, 1892 under the management of Edwin Knowles, Daniel Frohman and Albert Hayman. The auditorium will seat 2,000 people. The syle of architectural decoration is an adaptation from the Oriental, and the coloring is soft and harmonious. The lobby is beautiful and a large smoking room in the basement is one of the novel features of this house.
Both the Hartford and the Orpheum are listed in 1955 so I don’t think that they are the same theater. Seating given for the Orpheum that year was 501.
Here are more 1983 photos:
Patsy….The date given for the photo is November 6, 2009. The two movies being advertised in the photo were “Couples Retreat” and “Law Abiding Citizen”. If you check the calendar on the Palace website, you’ll see that both movies were playing there on November 6.
Here is a photo of the Palace.
This is a recent photo.
This is a 2009 photo taken after the renovation.
BTW….Dixey was the actor Henry E. Dixey.
This is another 2009 photo.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle almanac of 1895:
The Bijou Theater corner of Smith and Livingston streets, was built in 1893 by Messrs. Wechsler and McNulty at an expense of $300,000. The theater has a seating capacity of 1,938. It has been leased by Kennedy, Gulick & Co. and will be under the management of H.C. Kennedy. It was opened November 13, with Dixey in “Adonis”.
Here is a 2009 photo.
Fixing the marquee might be a good place to start.
This is a recent photo of the Milton.
Here is a recent night photo of the Crest.
Either there was an earlier Greenpoint Theater or this theater is older than we think?
The Greenpoint Theater on Manhattan Avenue near Meserole in the heart of Greenpoint is a new theater with a seating capacity of about 1,600. It is under the management of William H. Friday.
The second sentence in the first paragraph of the introduction above has the word Brooklyn spelled incorrectly. It should be spelled “Brooklyn” and NOT “Broooklyn”.
This is a 1986 photo of the Fox.
This information comes from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
The Novelty Theater on Driggs Avenue near South Fourth Street opened in the fall of 1878. It was built on the site of the old Odeon which was a concert hall and ballroom. At the time of opening the manager was J. E. Robbins and seating capacity was 1,400.
I’ve never seen a photo of the front of the Whitney either. Is that an opening in the side of the building in the 1914 photo?
Here is a circa 1941 photo that shows the Maspeth Theater.
The Faust Theater opened in 1912.