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Trolleyguy commented about Albee Theatre on Oct 19, 2011 at 9:00 am

when I would visit relatives in Cincinnati as a youngster from Chicago in the 50’s, there was definitely de facto segregation in public places, like movie theaters and the Coney Island amusement park.

No surprises here. In his autobiography, the comedian Dick Gregory wrote about having to sit in the segregated balcony of a Carbondale Illinois movie theater. Illinois and Ohio did not have Jim Crow laws on the books, but they existed in unofficial practice,nonetheless.

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Trolleyguy commented about Grand Theatre on Oct 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

It appears that there is an ongoing effort to reopen this theater as a community arts center. http://tinyurl.com/3o5udaz

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Trolleyguy commented about Gale Theater on Oct 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Galesville was director/writer Nicholas Ray’s home town. He probably got some of his interest in films by attending this theater, I would imagine.

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Trolleyguy commented about Rodgers Theater on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

This theater is closed and has been for at least 2 years.

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Trolleyguy commented about Theater facade gets new look on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

According to the article, this theater is getting more than a facelift. The interior has been gutted and repurposed.

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Trolleyguy commented about Cinema Detroit on Sep 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

This building was recently featured on “American Pickers.” The school is used as a warehouse by a local developer who is renovating the community.

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Trolleyguy commented about Princess Theatre on Sep 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Popular place. This theater showed up again on “Dateline NBC” tonight. In “Deadly House of Cards”, an aspiring young Edmonton movie producer turned killer is profiled.

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Trolleyguy commented about Plaza Cinema 4 on Sep 13, 2011 at 7:30 am

The theater is currently closed as it is moving to a new location at 1436 Main Street in Troy. The name is now Troy Movie House and it is scheduled to reopen in November. Information can be found on the website: http://troymoviehouse.com/

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Trolleyguy commented about Fox Cinema Cafe on Aug 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

New website. http://www.foxcinemacafe.com/

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Trolleyguy commented about Roxy Theater on Aug 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

A shot of Langdon’s Main Street with the Roxy front and center showed up on NBC’s “Dateline” show last night.

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Trolleyguy commented about Gem Theater on Jul 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Here is a picture of the Gem from 1915.

http://tinyurl.com/3ksh3ph

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Trolleyguy commented about Rudalt Theater on Jul 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Status should be demolished. The address given is incorrect. More llikely it is 151 South Ludington. This picture taken today from that location matches Don Lewis' postcard picture.

http://tinyurl.com/3k5x3c6

Notice that the sign for the steakhouse is identical to the 1960 picture, as well as is the cornice on the building adjacent to it . The theater has been replaced by the Columbus Public Safety Building at the right in this picture.

http://tinyurl.com/4yvq5a4

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Trolleyguy commented about Patio Theatre on May 27, 2011 at 7:51 am

According to the website, the Patio will reopen on June 3 with a screening of “Thor.”

http://patiotheater.net/

Hope it works out OK.

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Trolleyguy commented about Boulevard Cinema on Apr 30, 2011 at 7:38 am

This theater closed in March, 2010 after the town cancelled the operator’s lease.

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Trolleyguy commented about Highway 18 Outdoor Theater on Apr 30, 2011 at 7:31 am

This theater has now gone digital.
http://tinyurl.com/4xlppjc

A lot more is involved than installing new equipment. To prevent dust intrusion, the projection booth had to be sealed and air-conditioned.

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Trolleyguy commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Here’s a couple of old interior pictures from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Click on the small pictures to expand them.

http://tinyurl.com/6a5w23g

http://tinyurl.com/6esqtdm

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Trolleyguy commented about Gotham Theater on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Here’s an early 1900s picture of the Gotham Theater, showing an elevated train, a streetcar, and other vehicles. Click on the picture to enlarge.

http://tinyurl.com/5uyvkjx

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Trolleyguy commented about Film Row in Memphis on Apr 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

Chicago had its film row on South Wabash Avenue. Here’s an article on those times

View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Orpheum Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

The theater marquee is prominently featured in the movie “Hop” which opened this weekend.

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Trolleyguy commented about AMC may abandon struggling downtown megaplex in Minneapolis on Mar 26, 2011 at 7:45 am

Crown opened a megaplex in suburban Skokie,Illinois that is now part of AMC. It is a very popular theater, with covered parking.

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Trolleyguy commented about Alex Theater on Feb 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

At least Chicago might have a chance with light rail. Here in Wisconsin, our new governor turned down federal money for high-speed rail and he is also an opponent of light rail as well.

Not sure how he feels about movie theaters, tho.

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Trolleyguy commented about Alex Theater on Feb 6, 2011 at 7:28 am

Reinstate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Montclare Theatre on Feb 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Activate notification status.

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Trolleyguy commented about Nevada Theatre on Jan 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

“Green” film festival at the Nevada. View link

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Trolleyguy commented about Cleveland Cinematheque on Jan 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm

This listing is no less appropriate than some others on this site. For example, there is a high school auditorium in Wisconsin that was listed because it occasionally screened a movie.

At least this venue seems to be more dedicated to frequent movie showings.