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Discovered a 12 page pdf file at the following address.
File also contains several photos,interior and exterior.
Have found some information on this theatre.The architect was Richard Gailey Jnr.After closing in 1961 it was used for indoor basketball until 1968 then was closed until 1974,when a company used the foyer for about a year for their offices.Seating capacity in 1938 was listed at 1250 but by 1960 had been reduced to 932.
After reading an article in Marquee it appears this theatre was designed by Thomas Lamb.
The architects were Peacock and Frank
Opened in 1915 and closed in 1967.
Opened in 1914 and closed 1983.
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
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.
Operated from 1935 until 1988 and had 1162 seats.
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.
Listed as Phillipian Church of God and Christ.
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.
Opened 17 August 1938 and the architect was John Eberson.
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.
This theatre is listed on page 25 of THSA annual,Glitz,Glamour and Sparkle as a John Eberson Art Deco creation of 1930.
It believe this theatre was designed by John Eberson.
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”.
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.
This cinema had 1409 seats when it opened.
According to a website on theaters in the area this theatre opened in 1920 and closed in 1964.
There is an exterior photo on the following website.www.mitchelllibrary.org.Just look under cinemas in the virtual mitchell section.
The style is listed as Moorish/Italian Renaissance and the architect is Albert Nelson.
Theatre opened in 1929 with 900 seats and the architects were Liebenberg and Kaplan.
chuck1231 – that photo you entered on 10 mar from 1940 is Eberson’s Riviera Theatre in Omaha,Nebraska.
I should also have mentioned that there some 60 photos of the Capitol taken in 1924 on the National Library of Australia website.