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Mike, in my opinion the theater was long, not square.
Uploaded a photo as the Strand from the 1920s from the Minot Memories Blog.
Uploaded a better photo as the Lyceum from the Minot Memories Blog.
The marquee of the Orpheum is barely visible in the right foreground of the photo I’ve uploaded from the Minot Memories Blog.
The Minot Memories Blog, the source of the photos referred to by Joe, which I’ve uploaded, also indicates that, for a time the Empire had a series package, 10 tickets for a Saturday performance for $2.00. Each ticket indicated the film being shown. Children could also obtain free admission by collecting the medallions from milk cartons.
The site is now a parking lot for the medical center.
I never actually attended a performance there but, just by chance happened to see the interior. I was eating dinner at a restaurant across from the mall and noted that a movie I wished to see was on the big sign board. When I went over I found out that the movie playing was not the one on the sign. The manager explained to me that this was the last day of operation. They hadn’t even bothered to change the signage. By that time the concession stand had also been disassembled.
Talk about running a place into the ground.
dallasmovietheaters you really seem to have access to so many sites from the comments you post.
Uploaded a photo from the early days. A portion of the original marquee with the “Me” just showing.
The plans for the new Shoppes at Latham include a new cinema.
They tear down an entire mall and rebuild a new one. What kind of sense is that? Uploaded a photo of the facade from the Roger Katz collection.
Uploaded four pictures of the Marcha. In the 1939 full Main Street shot the vertical of the Marcha is visible in the right background. The 1939 closeup has Safeway on the left and a portion of the Marcha visible. The 1942 shot from a different vantage shows the new Marcha building facade. The final shot it of the Marcha as retail, The Emporium.
Per my source when I created this site, it wasn’t always adult despite the two year discrepancy in the date. Interested to see what you found in the Newsday archives.
Uploaded photo as antiques mall.
Found and uploaded an image.
Current photo shows the Cactus is no more and it is now the Greer Iron Works. When did that happen? Status needs to be changed.
Uploaded a 1915 photo of the entrance complete with the resident band.
Uploaded a bunch of photos circa 1929 found on Flikrriver attributed to CharlotteZoe.
The Glen Oaks was an add-on to the existing shopping center, not part of the original; part of Century’s recognition of the potential of the vast area north of Jericho Turnpike. They also envisioned a stand alone theater on the north side of Hillside Avenue, west of the intersection with Braddock Avenue. I remember the large sign which announced this was the site of the newest link to the chain of Century Theaters. Never happened.
theatrefan it would be nice if you could share those items.
Joe, shame Film Daily didn’t have a photo since no images of the Bellaire in the day seem to be available.
If they don’t repurpose the now closed Walmart location they will have to build by the Carmans Road entrance to the complex. Just came back from the mall and saw no signage about a new theater.
Uploaded a 1950s postcard image of Main Street, Tarkio with the theater on the left.
Thomas, there is no entry for the Rebel on Cinema Treasures. Could it, perhaps, be one on the site but without a reference to an alternate name?
lazyspices – since you know which building housed the Blue Moon perhaps you could indicate the street and address on Cinema Treasures. With that information we might be able to get more information.
Operated by William Edmondson, his mother and sister for a period of time in the 1940s.
Knew about the Lynbrook (they still haven’t begun the demolition of the old theater) but another at Sunrise Mall? From the scope of it I would think a new building would be required rather than using space in the existing mall.