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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.
That is the same address that I found for the Cherokee Theater, joebedford.
603 North Main StreetSweetwater, TN 37874
2501 Portland is the address given in the Film Daily Yearbook and is also the address given on CinemaTour.
Courtesy of the Denver Public Library.
Here is an article about new owners of the Star Cinema who are going to renovate the theatre. As mentioned in earlier comments, the previous name was Choctaw Cinema and there are four auditoriums.
The Royal Theatre opened around 1911. It is listed in the 1932 Film Daily Yearbook as closed with 900 seats.
The 1970s photo is now in the photo section.
This photo is courtesy of the Carbondale Historical Society.
Triangle Theatre 1916.
Norman Theatre 1917.
Crown Theatre circa 1917.
The Star Theatre in Racine, Wisconsin is listed in the 1928 Film Daily Yearbook with 350 seats.
Studio 5, 6 & 7 photo
Studio 7 photo
I don’t know if this will help you or not, but there is a 300 seat Arverne Theatre listed in the 1928 Film Daily Yearbook for Arverne, NY. In the 1932 edition there is an Arverne Beach Theatre with 1,096 seats listed for Arverne NY. No addresses are given.
Wicker Picture House
Acme Theatre 1915.
A 1951-52 New Bern, N.C. City Directory gives an address of 1027 Broad Street for the Ritz Theatre. If the address given is accurate, the Ritz wasn’t located too far from the Palace Theatre.
The La Sirena Theatre is listed in the 1932 Film Daily Yearbook with 600 seats.
American Theatre circa 1917.
Photo courtesy of the Gene Gladson Collection.
The State Theatre opened on October 26, 1925. An article about the opening of the theatre gives the location as Main Street.