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Architect of the Stahl Theatre was Victor A. Rigaumont, who used a plain, contemporary style that would not detract from the screen or stage offerings.
Seated 2,800 and located two miles from the business district of Columbus.
Project was taken over by Warner Bros. Theatres, which changed the name to Beacon.
All of those images of Astoria theatres have been posted here before, either in the Photos Section or linked in the comments pages.
With inevitable loudspeakers spoiling the view!
At that time, the Strand had about 1,400 seats.
Sixty-eight years ago today, RCMH opened its 1945 Easter holiday show with the world premiere engagement of MGM’s B&W comedy, “Without Love,” which reunited Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy and provided Lucille Ball with a scene-stealing supporting role. The two-part stage spectacular opened with the religious “Glory of Easter,” followed by the secular “Spring Is Here.”
Thomas W. Lamb was the architect of Loew’s Theatre.
Thomas W. Lamb was the architect of Loew’s Theatre. Instead of a conventional balcony, Loew’s had a huge stadium section, with premium-priced loge seating in its front rows.
The ad is from March, 1926.
When did Loew’s operate the theatre? Did it precede or follow Keith-Albee?
Movie was a first-run “B” programmer from RKO Radio.
This is now back in business as the Buckhead Theatre, presenting concerts and special events:
The St. James Theatre was expensively renovated by Keith-Albee in 1926, with claims of “Most Beautiful in Boston” and “No Bigger Show Anywhere.” It was also frequently described as Keith’s Uptown house, which may have inspired the later name switch from St. James to Uptown Theatre.
I’ve posted a POSSIBLE image of the original auditorium in the Photos Section. Comments appreciated.
Pictured in a 1926 trade journal as a new Ascher theatre in Chicago, but with no specific name given.
Thanks! I will move it to the Drake listing, and see what reponse it gets there.
Please see my query in the Photos Section here:
Pillars had to be built to support the weight of the new “marquee,” which somewhere within contains the original steel framework installed for the Queensboro in 1928.
“House of Wax” played its NYC premiere engagement exclusively at the Paramount Theatre in Times Square, with Eddie Fisher heading the stage show. So much for Hollywood Historical Accuracy!
Not vaudeville, but a B&W documentary narrated by Lowell Thomas:
The Rialto was reported to have 1,250 seats in the 1926 Film Daily Year Book. By the time of the 1936 FDYB, the count was 878 seats.
The new building will continue the tradition of corner display space, but with the latest developments in technology.