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McClurg exterior in May 1999 at 0:29 & 1:10 through the end in the below clip courtesy of alex35mm, who posted it to the Old Orchard Theater page for it’s appearance as well.
1931 photo added copyright K&G, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Faceboook page.
Paramount blade sign down the street.
Recent Edgeville Buzz article about the Calo Theatre.
Mentions building designer George H. Borst again, who coincidentally was also involved in building The Elms hotel on Elm near State Parkway.
Which housed many of the stage crews for the downtown live theaters in the 70's &80’s.
The crews were always late night regulars when in town, at my late friend’s nearby tavern, the Hotsie Totsie Yacht Club & Bait Shop on Division.
I got too meet many stars back then as a result.
Yul Brynner, Sammy Davis Jr. etc. As the crew would sneak them in late at night.
Forum on the right.
I believe the Forum may have existed as far back as the `20’s. I added a Frasher Foto photo of Main Street from that era, courtesy of the Pomona Public Library.
The building appears to be the same, with possible window enlargements by the 1950’s photo.
1952 photo added, photo credit Ms. Mildred Mead.
1907 image and copy added courtesy of Jerry Kail.
Here’s another Houdini curiosity (1907), showing Harry in Indianapolis standing in front of an ad for Pluto Water, a laxative natural water product bottled at the French Lick Springs in French Lick, Indiana.
1948 photo added courtesy of The Lakeland Library.
Mid `30’s added photo courtesy of Nolan Richard, via the Historic Florida VIII ! Facebook page.
This Trib article says it was and M&E 12 screen that closed in 2008.
I can’t find another Norridge on CT, and I can’t imagine 22 screens at the same address.
Below link has photos and a post fire interview with the owners.
1927 post card added credit Kenneth Andresen.
Could have been the Grand Opening, given all the flags.
The marquee also appears to read “We Are Open”.
So that may narrow down the opening year.
Maybe someone with better German than I can read the hand written caption.
Photo as Bakersfield Opera House 1910 added.
Also original facade photo circa 1928 added.
Courtesy of Mark Mcgowan. Possibly the same from the 2008 post, but the link no longer reaches the photo.
Photo added as the New Hip circa 1920.
Courtesy of Mark Mcgowan.
Wider, crisper version of the 1923-`24 photo added.
Yes I do. Historical society’s are only as accurate as the information they are given.
I found the Viner Organ link on a fluke looking for additional photos.
Thank you for adding this unique theater.
The Crest was located at 65 West Market Street. The original building is still standing, and was converted into The Francis Shoppe, a women’s clothing store that opened there in 1961.
Status should be changed from Demolished to Closed.
Below is a link to the 08/13/57 Daily Banner newspaper story (left hand column), about the “Pay As You Please” format for “The Ten Commandments”. The manager John Phelps at the time said most patrons gave $1-$2, which after film rental costs was donated to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.
The pipe organ was apparently a much rarer Viner and not a Bartola.
One of 5 installed specifically in theatres in New York between 1921 and 1926. The Ryley being the first in `21.
Versus Bartola who built about 250 organs for theatres between 1918 and 1931 via Wikipedia.
There was also a Crest Theatre on Market Street, in addition to the Eagles and the Colonial.
But I haven’t been able to find any other information on it, other than a 1955 photo on the Wabash Memories Facebook page. If anyone can find an address or build date, I’ll set up a CT page for it.
1940 photo added, photo copyright and courtesy of the Wabash Memories Facebook page. (XX)
June 1927 poster added courtesy of Gianno Dv.
I added David Kruh’s 1953 ticket stub to the Photo’s Section, with his description via the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1969 photo added credit Christopher C. & 1981 photo added, photo credit Richard Sheehan.
1969 photo added, photo credit Christopher C.
1973 photo of the Tremont side of the Savoy added, photo credit Carl Bertolino.