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Ron Newman commented about AMC Loews Harvard Square 5 on Jul 7, 2011 at 8:33 am

What I reported here back in March 2010 seems to have been just a temporary aberration that lasted a week or so. AMC still advertises the Harvard Square Theatre, and all of its other local cinemas (Loews Boston Common, Braintree, Burlington, Loews Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, Framingham, and Chestnut Hill) in the Globe’s “g” section.

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Jul 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

The Colonial is closing this weekend with no future shows scheduled, due to a disagreement between Emerson College and Broadway in Boston. Emerson would like to bring in another promoter, but that has yet to happen. Read more in this Boston Globe article

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Ron Newman commented about Ball Square Theatre on Jun 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

After several years of vacancy, the Cambridge Lock storefront has been replaced by an insurance agency.

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Ron Newman commented about Bexley Theater on Jun 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Do you happen to remember when you showed the Charlie Chaplin festival? That was my first exposure to Modern Times, Monsieur Verdoux, A King In New York, and The Great Dictator.

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Ron Newman commented about Premier movie experience eyed for Borders locale on Jun 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

This might not happen at all, as Borders has at least temporarily cancelled plans to close this store.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Chestnut Hill 5 on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:52 am

The developer of the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center is talking about closing this theatre and building a new one in the recently-vacated Macy’s space: Chestnut Hill Shopping Center looks to add restaurants, new retail

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Ron Newman commented about D.C. Church to take over former Meaders Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Many decades ago, the Tremont Temple in downtown Boston operated this way.

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Last night, the Somerville Theatre and much of surrounding Davis Square were closed to accommodate a Hollywood film crew. They shot a scene for the forthcoming Mark Wahlberg movie TED, in which Mark attends a May 19, 1999 midnight premiere of STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE at the Somerville Theatre.

The marquee and poster boards were changed to reflect this imaginary event. The red SOMERVILLE THEATRE sign over the marquee had its RVILL letters turned off during the shoot. Whether this was done on purpose, I don’t know.

In real life, a Star Wars premiere could never have happened here in 1999, as the Somerville was strictly a second-run house back then.

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Ron Newman commented about How to get the best Google street view on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

Just a friendly reminder that I’d like to help out with fixing the wrong locations of various Boston theatres (and that will make the StreetViews much easier to fix, too)

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Ron Newman commented about How to get the best Google street view on Jun 11, 2011 at 7:38 am

If I want to re-do a Street View according to your guidelines, how do I get back the button for doing this?

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Ron Newman commented about Theatre 1 & Space 57 on Jun 11, 2011 at 6:41 am

I talked to David Bramante, who owns this theatre. He said that it is being converted into a ‘special events house’ which will still have film screenings and festivals from time to time, but will no longer be a regularly scheduled movie theatre. He’d love to get the second screen back, but there are no current plans to do so. He said that the building was recently sold.

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Palace Theatre on Jun 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Patsy (re your comment of 3/3/06), the RKO Palace in Columbus, Ohio, is alive and well (though no longer showing movies)

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Ron Newman commented about Theatre 1 & Space 57 on Jun 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

http://stuartstreetplayhouse.com/ has a show listed for June 17-23: “JIG is the remarkable story of the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama filled week.”

Can we hope that the construction might turn this back into a twin?

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Ron Newman commented about Champion Theatre on Jun 4, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Thanks. Where did you find the closing date?

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Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Jun 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm

What is a ‘Rivest Site’ ?

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Ron Newman commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on Jun 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Then there’s the Challenge of Boston, where the same street name is used for multiple different streets in different neighborhoods. Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street, and especially Washington Street. I hope to soon be able to help CinemaTreasures fix the many theatres that got assigned to the wrong street with the right name.

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Ron Newman commented about We've added over 1,500 movie theater photos on Jun 2, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Patrick: my submission got posted as soon as I submitted it. It is at http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/35976 (and already has a comment from someone other than me). However, it is not in the Newest Theatres list.

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Ron Newman commented about How to make links with our new comment system on Jun 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm

If you could support HTML in comments, that would be even better. Most people know how to use HTML.

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Ron Newman commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

Another vote to bring back ‘View All’, please.

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Ron Newman commented about We've added over 1,500 movie theater photos on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

Once I’ve added a theatre, is there some additional step I need to take to put it into the ‘Newest Theatres’ list?

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Ron Newman commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on Jun 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm

do I need to try to fill out that second page form again in order to get the theatre listed under ‘New Theatres’ and Columbus and Ohio?

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Ron Newman commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on Jun 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Thanks. I’ll look at Markdown, but why can’t web sites just use regular HTML for linking, instead of inventing new formats like BBcode and Markdown?

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Ron Newman commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on Jun 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I added a comment to http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/35976 with URLs of some oral histories that mention the Champion Theatre. The URLs did not turn into live links, and the comment is unreadable because the right margin of the column cuts it off.

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Ron Newman commented about Champion Theatre on Jun 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

The Columbus Jewish Historical Society has a number of oral history interviews of people who went to the Champion Theatre back when this was a Jewish neighborhood:

http://www.columbusjewishhistoricalsociety.org/oral_histories/Interviews/HTML/kanter_bernard.htm

http://www.columbusjewishhistoricalsociety.org/oral_histories/Interviews/HTML/shkolnik_fannie.htm

http://www.columbusjewishhistoricalsociety.org/oral_histories/Interviews/HTML/levy_arthur.htm

http://www.columbusjewishhistoricalsociety.org/oral_histories/Interviews/HTML/greenberg_marty.htm

http://www.columbusjewishhistoricalsociety.org/oral_histories/Interviews/HTML/goldston_sanford.htm

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Ron Newman commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on Jun 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Also, even though it successfully created a new theatre page at http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/35976/ , the page is not listed at http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/newest , nor at http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/united-states/ohio/columbus , nor at http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/united-states/ohio/columbus/near-southside .