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DavidZornig commented about Keith's Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm

1949 night photo added courtesy of Mike Elliott‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Royal Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Circa 1930 photo added courtesy of Theatre Talks website.

More photos on below link.

http://theatretalks.tumblr.com/post/6908148633/ralph-cooper-at-the-royal-theatre-baltimore

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DavidZornig commented about Edmondson Drive-In on Nov 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm

1991 Baltimore Sun article about the closing with additional history. Including the original car capacity of 1200 until 1965.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1991-10-08/news/1991281017_1_drive-in-theater-brehm-edmondson

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DavidZornig commented about Edmondson Drive-In on Nov 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Marquee image oil on canvas painting added, copyright Charlene Clark Studio.

2006 photo links have died. But below link still works with one photo.

http://www.driveins.org/md-catonsville-edmondson.htm

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DavidZornig commented about Forest Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 9:35 pm

3 images added. One is a 1930 print ad which seems to confirm the original address as being 3306.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm

1959 marquee photo added, credit & courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Queen Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Also courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page.

The shell of the building is still there, but the facade is gone. The Queen went into disrepair and closed in the 1950s, but not before the ceiling collapsed (with people inside). It is now The Contemporary (formerly Arthouse), and if you go inside, you can still see some of the original ceiling and walls of the old theater.

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DavidZornig commented about Queen Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Added undated early photo and below copy credit & courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page.

Queen Theater at 700-702 Congress Avenue. George Littlefield bought the original Queen at 700 Congress and its next door neighbor, the Casino Theater, in 1920 with plans to tear them both down and build an all new expanded theater. He died before the plans came to fruition, but the project continued under J.J. Hegman. The new Queen Theater opened in 1921 with the first electric light sign for a theater in town, first wiring for sound, seating for 900, a lavishly decorated interior, a unique projection room and more.

While running the Queen in the 1920s, the Hegmans battled Texas' Blue Laws, which at the time forbade most commerce on Sundays. Angry that many drugstores and cigar shops operated illegally on Sundays with impunity, the Hegmans began defying the Blue Laws by advertising Sunday pictures. Eventually, all of Austin had to close on Sundays to ensure equal enforcement of the law. We have an online finding aid for the J.J. Hegman Papers: http://bit.ly/14wE31f.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm

2 other photos added courtesy of the Austin History Center Facebook page as well.

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DavidZornig commented about Harlem Theater on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:07 pm

July 1973 photo added, photo credit Austin History Center Facebook page, Image # AS-73-84991.

Willie Winn and Dennis D. Baum, who bought and reopened the Harlem Theater in July 1973. Sadly the theater burned down in December of 1973.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm

1930 photo added, copy via the Austin History Center Facebook page. Photo credit in link below.

October 11th was the 100th anniversary of the 1st production at the Paramount Theater, then known as the Majestic Theater. A play called “When Knights Were Bold” opened on October 11th, 1915. To learn more about the Paramount’s history, visit our photo exhibit in our Holt Gallery, on view until November 1st. You can also visit this website: http://paramounthistory.org/ to read more stories.

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DavidZornig commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

1957 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page. Partial marquee image.

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DavidZornig commented about Roxy Theater on Nov 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm

1957 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Tem-Bel Drive-In on Oct 31, 2015 at 7:55 pm

1961 print ad added courtesy of Gene Watson.

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DavidZornig commented about Powers' Theatre on Oct 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

1910 photo added courtesy of Glen Miller.

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DavidZornig commented about Lobo Theater on Oct 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Undated photo added courtesy of Anthony Gomez. Looks like the city didn’t care about the placement of their streetlamp.

1938 photo added too, courtesy of Dom Otero.

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DavidZornig commented about Esquire Theatre on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm

1947 photo as the Isleta Theatre added, photo credit Don J Akin‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Sandia Theater on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:53 pm

1945 photo added, photo credit Don J Akin‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Ernie Pyle Theatre on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

1945 photo added, photo credit Don J Akin‎.

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DavidZornig commented about Yucca Theatre on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Circa 1945 photo added, photo credit Don J Akin‎. Apparently it later showed burlesque.

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DavidZornig commented about Cinema East on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Undated photo added courtesy of Hank-William Buelow.

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DavidZornig commented about Sunshine Theatre on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm

1950 photo added courtesy of Jeff Cavin‎.

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DavidZornig commented about 11/25/70-12/17/70 photo via Tim O'Neill. on Oct 29, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Correction 11/25/70-12/10/70, based on “The McKenzie Break” at the Woods.

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DavidZornig commented about Majestic Theater on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Circa 1950 photo added courtesy of Gianni Corso.

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DavidZornig commented about Studio Theatre on Oct 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Wider version of the 1940 photo added, courtesy of the Y-Block Guy Facebook page.