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atmos commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 21, 2007 at 5:41 am

Found a photo on a library website which shows the damage by fire to the Strand Theatre on the corner of Main and Elm Streets on 13 Jan 1927.http://dlib.cwmars.org

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atmos commented about Parkway Theatre on Apr 17, 2007 at 3:46 am

Information from the book Milwaukee Movie Palaces states that it became the Parkway in 1931 and closed in 1986.The architects were Rosman and Wierdsma.It was previously known as the Rock River Theatre,which opened in 1913.

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atmos commented about Paramount Theatre on Apr 8, 2007 at 4:20 am

Operated from 1935 until 1988 and had 1162 seats.

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atmos commented about Cannon Great Yarmouth on Mar 15, 2007 at 12:42 am

This cinema is in the county of Norfolk.It opened in 1934 and closed in 1988 and had 1500 seats.It was located on Regent Road but don’t know the number.

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atmos commented about Grand Theatre on Feb 6, 2007 at 12:06 am

Listed as Phillipian Church of God and Christ.

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atmos commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 28, 2007 at 5:50 pm

Bryan
The Historic Movie Theatres in Illinois book lists that it opened in 1931 and closed in 1970.The exterior photo from digital past features cars from either 1930’s or 1940’s,they definitely don’t look like vehicles from the 1920’s.

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atmos commented about Warner Theatre on Jan 26, 2007 at 6:35 pm

Opened 17 August 1938 and the architect was John Eberson.

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atmos commented about F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Jan 21, 2007 at 11:27 pm

According to the THSA annual of the Deco theatres John Eberson there is a drawing in the Wilkes-Barre Historical Society Archives for a Paramount Theatre dated 1 May 1931.Eberson designed this building for Comerford.It is quite possible that this theatre is an altered version of his original design.

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atmos commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jan 21, 2007 at 3:23 am

This theatre is listed on page 25 of THSA annual,Glitz,Glamour and Sparkle as a John Eberson Art Deco creation of 1930.

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atmos commented about Ridgefield Playhouse on Jan 21, 2007 at 1:08 am

It believe this theatre was designed by John Eberson.

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atmos commented about Crighton Theatre on Jan 11, 2007 at 3:02 am

Theatre opened on 26 November 1935 and now has 533 seats.David Naylor’s book,Great American Movie Theaters,lists the architect as Emile Weil,but the theatre’s website,www.crightontheatre.org,states the architect was Blum E Hester.It closed in the mid 1960’s and the style is atmospheric.Naylor calls it a “Venetian variation on the Florentine atmospheric theme”.

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atmos commented about Beloved Member Jim Rankin Passes Away on Jan 9, 2007 at 4:09 pm

I have only been involved with Cinema Treasures in recent years but have much admiration for Jim Rankin’s knowledge of theatres and particularly his amazing writing skills.If only I could write half as good.
His passing is a great loss for all those connected with Cinema Treasures and the Theatre Historical Society of America.
Graeme McBain.

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atmos commented about Arcadia Cinema on Jan 4, 2007 at 6:36 pm

This cinema had 1409 seats when it opened.

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atmos commented about Avon Theatre on Dec 16, 2006 at 1:56 am

According to a website on theaters in the area this theatre opened in 1920 and closed in 1964.

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atmos commented about Embassy Cinema on Dec 3, 2006 at 1:44 am

There is an exterior photo on the following website.www.mitchelllibrary.org.Just look under cinemas in the virtual mitchell section.

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atmos commented about Ironwood Theatre on Nov 12, 2006 at 2:32 am

The style is listed as Moorish/Italian Renaissance and the architect is Albert Nelson.

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atmos commented about Paradise Center for the Arts on Sep 7, 2006 at 12:07 am

Theatre opened in 1929 with 900 seats and the architects were Liebenberg and Kaplan.

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atmos commented about Paramount Theater on Aug 28, 2006 at 4:57 am

chuck1231 – that photo you entered on 10 mar from 1940 is Eberson’s Riviera Theatre in Omaha,Nebraska.

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atmos commented about Capitol Theatre on Aug 10, 2006 at 8:53 pm

I should also have mentioned that there some 60 photos of the Capitol taken in 1924 on the National Library of Australia website.

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atmos commented about Capitol Theatre on Aug 10, 2006 at 8:49 pm

Snow White and the Three Stooges was at the Capitol from 26 Dec 1961 to 10 Jan 1962.

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atmos commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 24, 2006 at 6:39 pm

The architect for this theatre was Thomas Lamb.

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atmos commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jul 23, 2006 at 2:52 am

This theatre was severely damaged by a fire in 1985 and was in 2005 slated for demolition,however earlier this year the three people who were fighting to save the Tivoli,bought the theatre and will be restoring it.

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atmos commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 21, 2006 at 12:50 am

The architect was Murray Brown,who was also the architect of the Capitol Theatre at Port Hope.

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atmos commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jul 18, 2006 at 2:58 am

Theatre opened on 2 December 1929.Marlene Dietrich appeared on stage her in April 1966.

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atmos commented about Granada Theatre on Jul 6, 2006 at 2:43 am

Opened 16 Feb 1927