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Published on April 18, 1928.
The 2009 comment that contained links to the 1984 American Classic photos of the Center Theater appears to have vanished. Here are new links.
A photo of the Gold Theatre is in the photo section.
Gold Theatre circa 1913 courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Shea’s Hippodrome 1915.
Traco Theater circa 1913.
Courtesy of the Tacoma Public Library.
The Majestic Theatre in Utica, New York is listed in the 1938 Film Daily Yearbook as closed with 1,000 seats.
Its still closed and now the building is for sale. Details are here.
Strand Theatre 1916.
Photo is courtesy of the Carbondale Historical Society.
Diana Palace Cinema circa 1942.
Every newspaper that I have found this theatre mentioned in, spells the name as Riviera. It is also advertised as the Riviera. Check the photo section for an ad. However you choose to spell the name, it opened on December 1, 1921.
Published on December 4, 1921.
“1963” was a typo. If you click on the link in that same comment, it states that this drive-in opened on July 1, 1953. In 2007 I linked to a 1954 photo, so I wouldn’t intentionally give an opening year of 1963. Last month I uploaded an article from April of 1953 about the Shirley Drive-In.
Carlton Theatre 1913.
Oxford Theater circa 1913.
Columbia Theater circa 1913.
Columbia Theatre circa 1914.
Courtesy of the Denver Public Library.
Someone did a lot of research on the Lyric/Ranger Theatre. The information at this link which might be a little slow to load, gives an opening date of February 6, 1911 for the Lyric Theatre. It also states that the Ranger Theatre closed in 1967. Part 2 of the article.
John, the source for that photo claims that it was taken in the 1970s. If thats true, it must be from 1970-71. Building records indicate that a supermarket was at this location in 1972.
Maybe CinemaTour did get the address from the Film Daily. I have no idea where that website gets its information. And maybe the Film Daily Yearbook is wrong. Its also possible that The Moving Picture World got it wrong. If you found the address in a city directory or posted a Sanborn map showing the address as 2051 Portland Avenue, I wouldn’t have any problem with the address being changed.
The address change is being based on someone’s memory and a proposed location given in The Moving Picture World. Since the address was changed on such flimsy evidence, I will no longer add theatres to this website. I’m all for accuracy, but the sources used for the updates should be based on more reliable information before the changes are made. The address should have been left alone until we found a better source for the information.
Istrione Theatre circa 1914.