Comments from Allan

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Allan commented about Crystal Theatre on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

Never knew this theatre existed but of course is way before my time. The address of the theatre listed and the picture do not match as the address would be actually about 1-2 blocks east of the picture. The building pictured used to be a drug store for many years and was a drug store in the 40s when my mom attended high school, which is located a block to the west.

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Allan commented about Collins Theatre on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

I believe it is the correct building. One correction. The theatre did not close in 1952. A better estimate would be 1962. Definitely 1960s.

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Allan commented about Mode Theatre on Nov 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

The stairs on the left of the current picture lead to the third floor which was the dancing school. The door adjacent to that door was a jewelry store. The far right side of the picture, next to the current parking garage (which wasn’t there while the theatre was in operation) was the location of the boxoffice. To the left of the boxoffice was the location of the entrance to the theatres.

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Allan commented about Lee Theatre on Nov 20, 2013 at 9:48 am

The Lee Theatre was located to the west of the Mister Donut (toward the top of the picture). After it burned down, it was demolished and was located where the empty space/parking lot is now located.

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Allan commented about Midway Theatre on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:24 am

I live in the Southwest but drove by this theatre last week. What a GORGEOUS theatre with an amazing location on the most traveled street in Rockford. The DETAIL on the exterior is mindblowing. Someone HAS to restore this one. Just a paint job on the exterior will look amazing.

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Allan commented about Colbert Theatre on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Looking at the street scene today it appears that the Colbert was torn down. There are cars parked where it previously stood. How sad.

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Allan commented about Crown Theatre on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

I assume this is NOT the downtown made famous by Petula Clark.

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Allan commented about Tuscumbian Theatre on Jun 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Great blog! Thank you very much for responding. Would love an update on the theatre. Is it still empty? for sale? Current picture would be great!

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Allan commented about Martin Theatre on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

Awesome Rivest! Thanks!

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Allan commented about Norwood Theatre on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Thanks for the update, Shoals!

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Allan commented about Martin Theatre on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Where to begin. There is so much confusion with four cities that are all referred to as part of the Muscle Shoals AREA. There are four separate cities. Florence. Sheffield. Tuscumbia. Muscle Shoals. The Martin Theatre information in this listing is correct. Rivest’s post with the ad is corrent. The above address is wrong. The picture above is a GREAT picture of the intersection of Avalon and Woodward in Muscle Shoals, which is where the Cinema I and II were located. The Martin Theatre, however was located in the city of FLORENCE. It was located at 7 points in the shopping center that also was home to the W.T. Grant Store. The Martin was located about two blocks north of the Norwood Theatre which had burned down two years earlier.

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Allan commented about Harkins Belltower 8 on Jul 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm

You are right, Darebear. It was always a first run theatre. The dollars movies were on the NE corner of 43rd Avenue and Bell which would put it in Phoenix. It was demolished and there is now a strip center there.

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Allan commented about Shoals Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm

In the late 60s early 70s, the movies changed twice a week. The theatre was the only theatre within walking distance from the University of North Alabama after the Norwood closed permanently due to a major fire. Admission was $1 for college students

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Allan commented about Tuscumbian Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm

More accurate address is 117 SOUTH Main Street. It is still standing, has a modern facelift AND has a FOR SALE sign in the window. Man, would I LOVE to get inside and see what is left of the old theatre! Current picture above is not the correct building but hopefully, someone will read this and let me put in the correct building.

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Allan commented about Camelback Cinema I-II-III on Jan 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm

This theatre was still operating into the 80s and as mentioned was on the opposite side of Camelback from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Camelview 5 is on the same side of Camelback as the mall, which is the north side.

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Allan commented about Shea Plaza Cinema on Jan 8, 2011 at 9:31 pm

It appears Dwight Harkins numbered his theatres as he opened them in their Grand Opening ads. #1 was Tower Plaza, #2 was Los Arcos #3 Shea #5 Glenfair. So far #4 is a mystery theatre. Even though the Shea is #3, it opened as a twin theatre.

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Allan commented about Cinema I-II-III on Jan 8, 2011 at 12:03 am

The theatre was located on West Jefferson Street adjacent to Inwood Park and was the first indoor mall in Joliet. It was a one level mall. Anchors of the mall were Montgomery Ward and Weibolts. The mall had a very short life. Weibolts became Menard’s when the entire chain went out of business. After the mall failed the entire mall, except for Menard’s was demolished. Menard’s is still in business at the mall’s location.

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Allan commented about Hillcrest Theater on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I worked in this shopping center when this theatre opened and got an invite to the grand opening. Little did I know this was a social event in town with everyone decked out in their Sunday best and even some formalwear. Grand opening feature was The Dirty Dozen. The shopping center was anchored by a Goldblatts (which later turned into a Venture) and a Boston Store (which later turned into a Service Merchandise). The center also had a Walgreen’s and a Jewel Food Store and was quite the draw on the west side of town. The first major center outside of downtown. As mentioned above the former theatre still stands and is shared by two businesses.

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Allan commented about Lee Theatre on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm

One movie sticks out in my mind that I saw at the Lee. A Summer Place.

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Allan commented about Princess Theatre on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

The Princess never quite got the best movies. The top movies went to the Rialto or the Mode and the Princess showed first run B movies. If there was a horror movie released, you can bet it was showing at the Princess. No balcony. Just a good sized single screen theatre.

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Allan commented about Bethany Theatre on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm

The last movie I saw at the Bethany was one of the Witch Mountain movies in late 1981 or early 1982. Nice single screen theatre. As mentioned above it sat empty for quite a few years and then was demolished for a strip mall with Big Lots.

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Allan commented about Glenfair Cinemas 1 & 2 on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Interesting ad! Thanks for finding it! I remember seeing tons of movies here. John Hughes movies and the crazy Stephen King film Maximum Overdrive.

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Allan commented about Shea Plaza Cinema on Dec 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

The theatre was located on the NE corner of Shea and 32nd Street in a strip shopping center with a grocery store and a few other businesses. It faced 32nd Street.

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Allan commented about Uptown Theater on Dec 12, 2010 at 10:15 am

What a gorgeous theatre! The blue trim really makes the details of the building pop. Hope they manage to locate windows on the side or something to keep the facade intact if they convert the building into apartments.

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Allan commented about Flagstaff 11 on Dec 12, 2010 at 12:15 am

You are correct. Sedona is an entirely different city in Arizona and has its own Harkins theatre with six screens.