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beachy commented about Loew's Capitol Theater on Jul 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

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.

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beachy commented about Blair Theater on Jun 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Does anyone remember the name of a pipe organ company located in Hollidaysburg Pa. I’m going back many years.

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beachy commented about Tampa Theatre on May 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I didn’t finish about Rosa Rio. Go to Tampatheater.org to see more.

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beachy commented about Tampa Theatre on May 14, 2010 at 11:09 am

Rosa Rio past away today. She would have been 108 in two weeks. She played her last silent movie last year.

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beachy commented about Tampa Theatre on Sep 22, 2009 at 6:39 pm

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.

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beachy commented about Mayfair Theatre on Aug 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm

The correct address is the 400 block of Douglas ave. As I recall, on the corner of Douglas ave. and Livingstone st.

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beachy commented about Tampa Theatre on Aug 17, 2009 at 5:40 am

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.

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beachy commented about Gaither Theatre on Aug 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Excuse me, I spelled railroad wrong.

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beachy commented about Gaither Theatre on Aug 15, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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.

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beachy commented about Mayfair Theatre on Jul 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm

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.

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beachy commented about Anacostia Theatre on May 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I know the name of the theater now. It was the Highland.

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beachy commented about Anacostia Theatre on May 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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.

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beachy commented about Anacostia Theatre on May 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm

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.

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beachy commented about Roth's Montgomery on May 16, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Correct the date of the death of the theater as the 90s. A picture is on google. Gaither theater Gaithersburg Md.

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beachy commented about Roth's Montgomery on May 16, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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.