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This theatre should be listed as an atmospheric.
Theatre has been closed since 20 March 2014 since part of the ceiling collapsed.It is not known when it will reopen.
Further research shows theatre appears to have opened in October 1927.Blueprints show the designer as W.H.Raapke and architect George L.Fisher.
Theatre opened in July 1936 and the Troy bank occupied the building from 1963.
The restoration of the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans is costing $52 Million.The area will benefit greatly with the theatre open.
Theatre opened on 28 August 1930.
It appears that the Alvin Strauss atmospheric version of the Court Theatre opnened 9 Dec 1928.
The register of historic places states this theatre opened on 17 Oct 1928 and the architects were,Wetherell and Harrison,from Des Moines.
Just found a local newspaper which states the theatre opened on 4 September 1931.
Opened in 1930 and closed about 1973.
Forgot to mention it originally had 1,000 seats and part of the description says the theatre was decorated in the style of a Moorish garden with miniature electric lights in the blue ceiling canopy giving the impression of a starry night sky.
Further investigation has resulted in discovering the building was erected in 1927 and was abandoned by the station in 1963 and the building was demolished in 1966.
The 5 May 1928 edition of Motion Picture News lists a Preston G Bradshaw as the original architect,which is also where the photos featured here are from.
Hello Mike thanks for the info but I actually live in Australia and am trying to find out as much information on theatres by John Eberson as I can.
The atmospheric version of this theatre opened in 1930.
This theatre opened 2 Oct 1931 and closed 13 Mar 1973.
The opening ad states it opened on 4 Feb 1928.
Architect was Walter E. Kelley.
The website is no longer operating and neither is the facebook entry for this theatre which could mean this theatre is currently closed.
There are exterior photos of this theatre in the Liebenberg and Kaplan papers at the University of Minnesota library which would indicate they were the architects in 1929.
A website on downtown Oshkosh states that is became the Strand in 1930,Raulf 1953 and Plaza 1968 and was demolished in 1979.The site is now occupied by Mainview Apartments.
Theatre opened 18 Nov 1907.
This theatre is listed in an edition of Motion Picture News as Roxe Theatre and it opened on 25 Sep 1928 with 1250 seats.
This theatre actually opened on 20 Nov 1913.
Tinseltoes I think that design may have been used for the Oriental Theatre in Boston/Mattapan.