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robboehm commented about Washington Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm

The Do You Remember site of the University of Illinois cites June 16, 1914 as the opening date as a vaudeville house with the first film being shown as The Temple of Venus on January 16, 1926 and the first talkie, The Lion and the Mouse on November 4, 1928.

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robboehm commented about Gem Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Joe, I found a reference that a Peter Jacobs, former police chief of Springfield, Il opened the Savoy and Gem at 522 and 524 Hampshire. There are also references to both of these properties changing hands a number of times.

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robboehm commented about Colonial Theatre on Mar 26, 2016 at 7:45 pm

The name was changed to Colonial in 1910 when it was purchased by Colonial Theaters of Joliet, Il.

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robboehm commented about Bijou Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Disagree with sybella26. The actual Quincy, see elsewhere on CT, was down the street at 521.

I found a reference in the Do You Remember collection of the University of Illinois which said the Bijou was opened by Messrs. Patrick and McConnell. The initial program consisted of five acts of vaudeville, an illustrated screen song and a moving picture.

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robboehm commented about Orpheum Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Uploaded interior and exterior photos of the Orpheum as well as the announcement of the December 25, 1914 opening from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Empire Theatre on Mar 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Uploaded a 1946 exterior photo, the year it closed, and an interior photo from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Family Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Uploaded a photo of the exterior from the Quincy Public Library collection.

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robboehm commented about Quincy Theater on Mar 26, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Uploaded two pictures of the Quincy from the Quincy Public Library collection. In the 1916 photo actress Mae Miller is shown.

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robboehm commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Mar 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Who needs all this s…. Just give me a good movie, a clean, comfortable environment at a good price.

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robboehm commented about Danville Cinema 4 on Mar 21, 2016 at 12:06 am

Found a 2009 reference that the Redemption church was using the Danville 4 as a temporary home. Three theaters combined for a 300 seat auditorium. Lobby and other auditorium used for other purposes. So it would appear that the additional four auditoriums opened across from the original twin were subsequently thought of as a separate entity. Does that mean that the add on continued after the original twin closed?

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robboehm commented about Danville Cinema 4 on Mar 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm

I’m confused. This started as a twin. According to rivest 3,4,5&6 were added. So why is this on here as Danville 4 when, at no point, it was never just 4?

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Mar 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Matt do you have any interior photos? I understand there were a number of dressing rooms, too.

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Mar 17, 2016 at 7:58 pm

At the March 14th meeting the matter of demolition was tabled another month. So what else is new.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center on Mar 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Capacity down to 68 by actual count.

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robboehm commented about Strand Theatre on Mar 16, 2016 at 2:54 am

Uploaded photo of original facade.

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robboehm commented about Movies At Polo on Mar 15, 2016 at 1:40 am

Three photos uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Senate Theater on Mar 15, 2016 at 1:08 am

Uploaded a vintage exterior photo.

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robboehm commented about Carroll Theatre on Mar 15, 2016 at 12:52 am

Uploaded a 1943 photo by Jesse Crawford found on the Carroll County Historical site.

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robboehm commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 14, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Time will tell, moviebuff. I’m sure they’re not monitoring Cinema Treasures for suggestions.

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robboehm commented about Talent Factory on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Saw an interesting piece on Facebook. During a recent renovation they came upon a wallet that had been lodged in the floorboards. They figured it was there from 1944. Through some detective work they located the owner who was a teen at that time.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Mar 2, 2016 at 6:15 pm

The building still stands and is currently being used for storage.

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robboehm commented about Bijou Theatre on Mar 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Early photo of the full facade uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm

Uploaded a poor quality image of the original Dream Theatre and two ads from that venue. The one headed scenes from yesteryear incorrectly says this theatre burnt down. In reality it was the third theatre to bear this name which burnt. See that site on CT.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Uploaded a newspaper photo of firemen fighting the fire after the marquee had collapsed.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Uploaded a photo of the interior. Must have been some sort of meeting; not a woman or child in sight.