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DavidZornig commented about Star Theatre on Oct 21, 2018 at 5:12 am

1909 photo postcard as the Star Theatre added, credit J.E. Gover, courtesy of Old Depot Museum. Building still stands today, though the roof line ornamentation has been removed and the entryway drastically changed. A medical office was the tenant as of May 2018

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DavidZornig commented about Boynton Theatre on Oct 21, 2018 at 2:05 am

May 1956 program added credit Anchor Litho Co.-Tampa Florida, courtesy of the Historic Boynton Beach Facebook page.

Name is spelled “Theatre” on all 3 examples of print ads.

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DavidZornig commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 20, 2018 at 9:36 pm

The theatre building was originally built as the Post Office. It still says Post Office at the top. The other Post Office in Ottawa was built in 1913, so it likely replaced the one that the Pastime Theatre took over in 1912. Today that one is a private events venue. Below is the original.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMF7AV_227_S_Main_Street_Historic_Ottawa_Central_Business_District_Ottawa_Ks

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DavidZornig commented about Granada Theater on Oct 20, 2018 at 1:21 am

Former owner Lou Wolf has died.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/lou-wolf-notorious-landlord-dies-94?fbclid=IwAR34om984habHYeXi5kBIyif3f0QMC85lU1Yh50IijKxyBIEbvsAnSx7N_A

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DavidZornig commented about As the Regent Theatre circa 1964. on Oct 20, 2018 at 12:21 am

Possibly mocked up as the Regent for a film, given the modern bus in the background. Awaiting confirmation, then I will repost with the correct information.

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DavidZornig commented about Orange Theatre on Oct 20, 2018 at 12:17 am

I just added a photo of the Orange Theatre as the Regent Theatre, with a film from 1964 on the marquee. It is clearly the same building. Was it mocked up as the Regent for one of the above films or another? There is a more modern bus in the background, and a police officer possibly blocking traffic with the exception of the period correct cars.

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DavidZornig commented about Country Cinema on Oct 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm

The name change from Cameo Theatre to Country Cinema took place in 1972.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 7:50 pm

State Theatre behind truck turning onto Lake George. Carrying a section 4 of the M.V. Ticonderoga. Undated photo credit Ticonderoga Heritage Museum.

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DavidZornig commented about Richey Suncoast Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm

June 25, 1926 image added credit New Port Richey Press, description courtesy of the West Pasco Historical Society.

Full-page advertisement in the June 25, 1926, New Port Richey Press announcing the naming and the opening of the new Thomas Meighan Theatre. An article in the same newspaper said: “New Port Richey’s beautiful new motion picture theatre has been named the ‘Thomas Meighan Theatre’ in tribute to the famous film star who has adopted New Port Richey as his favorite Florida city and who has been largely instrumental in interesting here some of the brightest stars of the screen and stage. … It was hoped that Mr. Meighan would be on hand to crack a bottle of champagne over the corner-stone of the theatre. It was found to be impossible for the famous screen star to be present in person, but the next best happening is announced with the statement that the picture house’s first attraction will be Thomas Meighan in ‘The New Klondike,’ a picture of Florida during the boom.”

This building is now the Richey Suncoast Theatre.

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DavidZornig commented about Egyptian Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 4:32 am

Thank you for the clarification.

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DavidZornig commented about Dickinson Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 4:14 am

April 1960 photo added credit Dickinson Museum Center.

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DavidZornig commented about Lyric Theater on Oct 19, 2018 at 4:06 am

Photos added credit Dickinson Museum Center.

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DavidZornig commented about State Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 3:52 am

1935 photo added credit Dickinson Museum Center.

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DavidZornig commented about General Stark Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 2:26 am

Opened as Bennington Opera House by Henry W. Putnam on December 10, 1892. Began showing films under same name May 31, 1915 (notice in Photos section) Became General Stark Theatre before 1940. Fire was February 10, 1959. History in two links below.

http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/?p=1101

https://bennington.pastperfectonline.com/bysearchterm?keyword=Bennington+Opera+House+%28Bennington%2C+Vt.%29

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DavidZornig commented about Star Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 1:51 am

1909 & 1914 images added.

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DavidZornig commented about Bennington Movie Plex 3 on Oct 19, 2018 at 1:33 am

1974 photo as Bennington Cinema 2 added via Stephen Frank.

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DavidZornig commented about Harte Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 1:25 am

Later became Harte Theatre, operated by Harte Theatre owner in Bennington Vermont. Photo and 1964 print ad added

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DavidZornig commented about Hathaway's Drive-In on Oct 19, 2018 at 1:09 am

2006 Hemmings Motor News link about Hathaway’s Drive-In.

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2006/07/Hathaway-s-Drive-In/1296201.html

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DavidZornig commented about Egyptian Theatre on Oct 19, 2018 at 12:36 am

Yes, and while confirming it I ran across this fascinating 2012 Poseidon Blue-Ray link.

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8479

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DavidZornig commented about Granada Theater on Oct 19, 2018 at 12:19 am

Angel from the Granada, part of the upcoming Architectural Artifacts auction. Links for both.

https://catalogues.lesliehindman.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=640++++++157+&refno=10397418&saletype=

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/10/18/17979168/architectural-artifacts-auction-store-downsize

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DavidZornig commented about Rex II Theater on Oct 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

June 1938 photo added credit Dorothea Lange, Library Of Congress. Rex Theater is second building in from the corner.

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DavidZornig commented about Lincoln Theatre on Oct 18, 2018 at 11:10 pm

Early 1940s photo added. Lincoln Theatre marquee in the background on the right.

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DavidZornig commented about Fox Ritz Theatre on Oct 18, 2018 at 11:02 pm

Five 1960 Smell-O-Vision related images added, courtesy of Sid Terror’s Haunted Film Vault Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Cinestage Theatre on Oct 18, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Five January 1960 Smell-O-Vision related images added, courtesy of Sid Terror’s Haunted Film Vault Facebook page.

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DavidZornig commented about Avon Theater on Oct 18, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Promotion for “The Mummy’s Hand” 1940 photo added courtesy of Sid Terror’s Haunted Film Vault Facebook page.