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Uploaded an undated photo of the Harrison in better days and a current one.
I uploaded what I believe to be an early picture of the Alpine which I found on a West Virginia website. Site said it was in Hampshire County. However no Alpines in any of the cities or towns in Hampshire.
I’ve uploaded an early image of what I think to be this Alpine Theater. I found it on a West Virginia site which identified it being in Hampshire County. There are no communities with an Alpine on CT in Hampshire County but the current building and the earlier image look very similar.
According to the Marquee Cinemas site Mc Call was so successful with this theater that he opened five others in West Virginia. Eventually the company operated in nine states.
Uploaded a 1910 photo of the Acme
Mitch I uploaded a picture of the Collingswood, with its marquee. Unfortunately I don’t have the tech skills to have eliminated the postcard image which also appears.
Oddly enough the postcard image referred to by Ed was still visible on eBay even though the item has been sold. Accordingly, I uploaded it.
It will come when it comes and you can see it or not.
Photos of pylon and abandoned theater uploaded.
Exterior photo added.
Uploaded a nighttime photo from the past.
Gerald, might I suggest you add images to the photo section. Links tend to be broken over time.
Interior photo uploaded.
Uploaded a 1948 photo of the Avenue B which appears on the Wurlitzer site and a sketch of the façade courtesy of mcny.org.
The postcard image I’ve uploaded is from 1909 and was produced by van Gordon and Company, one of the businesses which was burnt out in the massive fire. It would appear that there is only a small entrance on Main Street as is often the case.
My research indicates the Community was built on the site of the former Nelida Theater which was destroyed by fire, along with a half dozen other buildings, on January 1, 1918. Only a portion of the value of the Nelida was covered by insurance so subscriptions were sought to aid in the rebuilding. Probably inspiration for the name Community.
Loew’s had a 46th Street Theater with a similar design but much more massive. That is probably where the confusion came with the BrooklynPix photo.
Re all of the above. Lost Memory is lost to Cinema Treasures taking all of his comments, pictures and links with him. So the only 16th image around is the one on BrooklynPix which I believe is incorrectly attributed to Loew’s. The façade in the picture does look church like per another comment. BrooklynPix doesn’t always get the information right, but they are vintage pictures. Also regarding the Bijou Dream site the theaters on display are changed periodically. Only images posted in 2015 are up now. Don’t know if you can do a look up by name or if there is some sort of index.
If you see something on that site capture it since the link will eventually go bad.
Can’t resist making the comment that they should have called it the Double Decker.
Then (as Metropolis) and now (as Cinemart) photo uploaded.
Photo with original marquee uploaded.
Nighttime photo with new Skouras marquee uploaded.
Photo from Brooklyn Pics uploaded.