Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Princess Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Thanks for the great info, Joe! I just got through looking at the 1913 Toledo City Directory and added like 40 theatres from that era to the listings at CinemaTour. Using Google streetview it surprises me that quite a few old theatre from over 100 years ago still exist!

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Roger Katz commented about Art Cinema on Mar 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

No, there isn’t security. It is a small theatre run only by the owner. People go to this type of business precisely to have encounters with strangers.

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Roger Katz commented about Valentine Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

In 1913 the Valentine is listed at 409 Saint Clair St. while the Victory Theatre is listed at 414 Adams St. A couple years 414 Adams is listed as the Metro Theatre with 197 seats. What gives? Was there a small storefront theatre in the building? Was there a small building next door?

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Roger Katz commented about Princess Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

1916 cannot be the correct opening year as the Princess is listed in the 1913 Toledo City Directory at this address.

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Roger Katz commented about Glenbyrne Cinemas on Mar 8, 2014 at 10:19 am

Closed December 31, 1990.

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Roger Katz commented about Diamond Theatre on Mar 8, 2014 at 6:29 am

That postcard may have the wrong address. The 1913 Toledo City Directory lists the Diamond at 1520 Broadway St. Either way, it is demolished.

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Roger Katz commented about Art Cinema on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

How could she possibly unaware that this was an XXX theatre? The movie listings are in the daily newspaper, there are posters all over the lobby showing what is playing, signs about no minors allowed, and it has been showing adult movies for roughly fifty years. There is practically no way NOT to know what this theatre is.

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Roger Katz commented about Waltham Theatre on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Not sure why this is listed as demolished as it still seems to be there in all views.

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Roger Katz commented about Russell Theatre on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:43 am

Is the Deuces Two Bar really the former theatre? Doe anyone know for sure? The address of the bar is 1814 Parsons Ave. I know numbering changes sometimes, but it seems that 1822 would be the big empty lot next to the bar. There’s no way that bar building was a theatre that sat 600 people. Maybe the theatre stood next door and has since been knocked down?

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Roger Katz commented about Embassy Theatre on Mar 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

TivFan: The Colonial was previously known as the Fairyland and subsequently as the Rialto, the name under which it is listed here on CT.

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Roger Katz commented about World Theatre on Mar 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Also known as the Lindy at one point

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Roger Katz commented about Cuba Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Nope. Further research shows that the current Palmer Opera House was not the Peerless Theatre. The Peerless was opened by Wesley Gross on August 21, 1914 on Main Street, next to his meat business.

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Roger Katz commented about Cuba Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I notice the above ad says “Opera House” in the bottom corner. Could the Peerless / Cuba Theatre have been the same as the Palmer Opera House in Cuba on West Main Street which is currently undergoing renovation?

http://www.cubafriends.us/Palmer%20Opera%20House%20Project.htm

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Roger Katz commented about Park Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

The Adelphi Theatre opened on July 7, 1913 on the corner of Elm Street and Church Street. It is unclear from internet map views if the building that is currently on the northeast corner of that intersection is the former theatre.

The Gem Theatre, which was also on Elm Street, had opened in 1907. Both theaters came under the same management in 1914.

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Roger Katz commented about Capri Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Address is 404 South Main Street.

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Roger Katz commented about Colonial Theatre on Mar 2, 2014 at 8:07 am

In 1918 the Colonial is listed at 20 W Elm Street which is around the corner. It may have had a previous entrance.

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Roger Katz commented about Gem Theater on Mar 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

The 1918 New England Business Directory lists a Greenwood Garden Theatre showing motion pictures on Peaks Island. Could this have been the same theatre?

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Roger Katz commented about Movies on Mar 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

The nightclub is closed and the building is currently vacant.

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Roger Katz commented about Carpenter Memorial Library Auditorium on Feb 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Not sure I’d consider this a movie theatre. Hundreds, if not thousands, of libraries across the country periodically show older movies for free or a small admission charge. To me that doesn’t qualify it as a movie theatre.

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Roger Katz commented about Arnett Theatre on Feb 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

From Bing and Google views this theatre appears to still be there in massive disrepair. The ceiling appears to be full of holes and half of the front facade has disappeared between the time of the Bing birds eye view and the Google street view.

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Roger Katz commented about Hot Springs Theatre on Feb 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Closed 2013.

http://www.ksfy.com/story/22486767/curtain-closes-on-83-year-old-theater-in

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Roger Katz commented about Rialto Theatre on Feb 14, 2014 at 8:33 am

In 1920 a Bijou Theatre is listed at 49 Weld Street. Anyone know if this is the same theatre?

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Roger Katz commented about Allen's Theatre on Feb 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

1514 Acushnet Ave was the address

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Roger Katz commented about LPF Studio Cinema on Feb 14, 2014 at 7:14 am

The cinema portion of LPF Studios closed at the end of 2012 due to lack of attendance.

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Roger Katz commented about Westwood Theatre of the Arts on Feb 14, 2014 at 6:14 am

Now called Westwood Theatre of the Arts.

http://www.westwoodtheatreofthearts.com