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Now if you want to here the real story why the Capitol was demolished, here it is. When the Kennedy center was being planed, it was known that it could not compete with the Capitol. The Capitol was with out a doubt the most beautiful theatre in Washington DC seating almost 4000. The stage was able to handle anything including the Metropolitan Opera witch was booked about once a year. The only thing the Kennedy center had in its favor was parking. Other wise, it was and is and will always be a poor theatrical experience.
Does anyone remember the name of a pipe organ company located in Hollidaysburg Pa. I’m going back many years.
I didn’t finish about Rosa Rio. Go to Tampatheater.org to see more.
Rosa Rio past away today. She would have been 108 in two weeks. She played her last silent movie last year.
Sad news. On 9/10/09 Bob Baker, long time volunteer organist, passed away. He devoted many hours to playing the pre-show several times a week, every week, and demonstrating the Wurlitzer organ its many voices and effects to theater tours several times a month. He was a member of the Central Florida Theater Organ Society, and the American Guild of Organist. He also played for Sunday services at his church. In his spare time, he held a full time job. He was only 61. It will be hard to fill his shoes. He will be missed.
The correct address is the 400 block of Douglas ave. As I recall, on the corner of Douglas ave. and Livingstone st.
The Wurlitzer is now 14 ranks playing with record and playback. As time and funds permit, 3 more ranks and some special effects are to be added. Two years ago a new Syndyne relay and combination system was installed. Also planed for the future, when that angle comes in with the funds, is a four manual console. This organ is almost totally supported by private donations. It is maintained by the Central Florida Theater Organ Society.
Excuse me, I spelled railroad wrong.
The address stated, Main St., is wrong. The theater was located at the intersection of Rt. 355 and E.Diamond ave in Gaithersburg. Md. The railroed tracks were just a few feet south of the theater.
As a child about 1948/50 I went to the Mayfair. No A/C, in the middle of summer, but I didn’t care, I was at our beach and it was fun. Many years later I drove by and only a vacant lot is there. How sad.
I know the name of the theater now. It was the Highland.
I found the building that use to be the theater i.m looking for. Its at Pennsylvania ave. and 27th st. SE The front of the building still has the marquee with a sign saying its a child development center. Does anyone remember the name of the theater.
Does anyone remember the theater located on Pennsylvania ave. S.E. between 27th st. S.E. and 30th st. S.E. ? It was on the right side of the road as you leaving town. By the way rlvjr, you are right on about the mayor.
Correct the date of the death of the theater as the 90s. A picture is on google. Gaither theater Gaithersburg Md.
There was the Gaither theater located on Rt.355 near the railroad . A small theater with maybe 200 seats. It opened as the Lryic. It burned down in the 70s.