Comments from Lost Memory

Showing 201 - 225 of 35,640 comments

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Theatorium Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I found a 1907 ad for the Theatorium that gives the 212 West Main Street address. I noticed in the ad that the hours of operation are 6:30 to 10:30 pm. I wonder if the early 1907 Theatorium was an airdome at a different location than the later Theatorium at 114 West Main.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Theatorium Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Published on December 27, 1907.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Theatorium Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm

A 1922 ad for Hartnitt’s clothing store gives a location of 112 West Main Street, next to the Theatorium Theater. In 1922, the Theatorium was most likely at 114 West Main Street. I haven’t found any mention of the 212 West Main Street address for the Theatorium.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Majestic Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The Majestic screened its last movie on January 30, 1917. I uploaded the article about the closing. It might be a little difficult to read.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Majestic Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Published on January 30, 1917.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Theatorium Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I wonder if there were two different Theatorium theatres. A March 13, 1907 ad is telling people to watch for the opening date of the New Theatorium located in the Cruce Building on West Main Street. I haven’t found any newspaper with an opening ad, but on March 21, 1907 the New Theatorium is advertising moving pictures in the Daily Ardmoreite.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Majestic Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Your right on target as usual, Joe.

The earliest mention of the Majestic that I have found in the Daily Ardmoreite is July 31, 1906. As for a closing date, the Majestic was still advertising on January 23, 1917. There are non-theatre ads published on February 20, 1917 and February 25, 1917 in the Daily Ardmoreite that are of interest.

The February 20th ad is for the Charles Kerner meat market. The ad states that the meat market is located in the building formerly occupied by the Majestic Theatre. The February 25th ad is for a clothing store. That ad states that the new home of Lathrop and Emerson clothing is located in the building formerly occupied by the Majestic Theatre.

The Majestic operated from at least 1906 to late January-early February of 1917. That’s the best timeline that I can come up with right now.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Tivoli Theatre on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Okay, I found an opening ad. The Princess Theatre opened on February 15, 1917 with Mary Pickford in “Less Than the Dust” and a vaudeville show.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Tivoli Theatre on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Published in the Daily Ardmoreite on February 14, 1917.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Tivoli Theatre on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm

The Princess was supposed to open on Christmas day of 1916 but a December 24, 1916 item in the Daily Ardmoreite states the following:

“Work on the new Princess Theatre is being rushed in the hope that the house will be ready for the opening during the first weeks in January”.

The Princess must have opened in early 1917. I uploaded a newspaper picture showing what the Princess would like like when completed.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Tivoli Theatre on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Published on November 6, 1916.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Strand Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:41 am

The fire that destroyed the Strand Theatre occured on April 14, 1927.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Empress Theatre on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

The address was 540 Woodward Avenue.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Strand Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

The Strand was located on High Street near Fayette Street.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Rialto Theater on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

The Rialto Theatre in Petersburg, Virginia is listed in the 1929 Film Daily Yearbook with 450 seats.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Crescent Theater on Mar 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Crescent Theater circa 1918. Photo courtesy of the Austin History Center.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Palace Theatre on Mar 22, 2014 at 11:15 am

The Palace Theater is listed in the 1932 Film Daily Yearbook as closed with 560 seats.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Dixie Theatre on Mar 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

The address is 204 Main Street according to the Dixie Theatre website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Gem Theater on Mar 22, 2014 at 11:09 am

The Gem was located on Island Avenue.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

Paramount Theatre-1931.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Crest Theatre on Mar 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

The Suburban Theater opened on June 18, 1928. The Suburban Theater is listed in the 1929 Film Daily Yearbook with no seating given. Listed in the 1930 edition with 1,000 seats. The architects were Conrad & Cummings. Ad has been uploaded.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Crest Theatre on Mar 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

Published on June 18, 1928.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Embassy Theatre on Mar 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

An Embassy Theatre is listed for Gardena in the 1942 Film Daily Yearbook with 550 seats. Listed in the 1945 edition as closed with no seating given.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Springs Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

According to this Facebook page, the Springs Theatre closed in October of 2013.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory commented about Orpheum Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

The Orpheum Theatre is listed in the 1941 Film Daily Yearbook as closed with 850 seats.