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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.
Snow White and the Three Stooges was at the Capitol from 26 Dec 1961 to 10 Jan 1962.
The architect for this theatre was Thomas Lamb.
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.
The architect was Murray Brown,who was also the architect of the Capitol Theatre at Port Hope.
Theatre opened on 2 December 1929.Marlene Dietrich appeared on stage her in April 1966.
Opened 16 Feb 1927
the photo on the Regina library website shows the interior of the Capitol,and it is not atmospheric as previously thought.Photo can be viewed at this address –
listed under Education and culture.
Opened on 12 Nov 1941 and the architects were John and Drew Eberson.
Originally had 939 seats.
Restored theatre reopens on 7 July 2006 with 772 seats.
This theatre was located on Adderley Street.
Interesting to read on the theatre website that construction began in 1930 but the depression delayed the completion of the building until 1934.It opened 23 August and was designed by local architect,Dixon Rapp.I wonder if he is related to George and Cornelius.
Even though I live in Australia,a tour of the Paradise will be on the top of my list of things to do for my next visit to New York.Congratulations to all involved for organising the tours.
Ayr is located on the west coast of Scotland.