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1927 post card added credit Kenneth Andresen.
Could have been the Grand Opening, given all the flags.
The marquee also appears to read “We Are Open”.
So that may narrow down the opening year.
Maybe someone with better German than I can read the hand written caption.
Photo as Bakersfield Opera House 1910 added.
Also original facade photo circa 1928 added.
Courtesy of Mark Mcgowan. Possibly the same from the 2008 post, but the link no longer reaches the photo.
Photo added as the New Hip circa 1920.
Courtesy of Mark Mcgowan.
Wider, crisper version of the 1923-`24 photo added.
Yes I do. Historical society’s are only as accurate as the information they are given.
I found the Viner Organ link on a fluke looking for additional photos.
Thank you for adding this unique theater.
The Crest was located at 65 West Market Street. The original building is still standing, and was converted into The Francis Shoppe, a women’s clothing store that opened there in 1961.
Status should be changed from Demolished to Closed.
Below is a link to the 08/13/57 Daily Banner newspaper story (left hand column), about the “Pay As You Please” format for “The Ten Commandments”. The manager John Phelps at the time said most patrons gave $1-$2, which after film rental costs was donated to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.
The pipe organ was apparently a much rarer Viner and not a Bartola.
One of 5 installed specifically in theatres in New York between 1921 and 1926. The Ryley being the first in `21.
Versus Bartola who built about 250 organs for theatres between 1918 and 1931 via Wikipedia.
There was also a Crest Theatre on Market Street, in addition to the Eagles and the Colonial.
But I haven’t been able to find any other information on it, other than a 1955 photo on the Wabash Memories Facebook page. If anyone can find an address or build date, I’ll set up a CT page for it.
1940 photo added, photo copyright and courtesy of the Wabash Memories Facebook page. (XX)
June 1927 poster added courtesy of Gianno Dv.
I added David Kruh’s 1953 ticket stub to the Photo’s Section, with his description via the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1969 photo added credit Christopher C. & 1981 photo added, photo credit Richard Sheehan.
1969 photo added, photo credit Christopher C.
1973 photo of the Tremont side of the Savoy added, photo credit Carl Bertolino.
Two 1965 photos as the State Theatre added, photos credit Boston City Censor.
3 photos added.
One is a lighter version of one in an embedded link.
Photo of Orson Welles in front in January 1977 added.
Photo courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1958 photo added, photo credit Tremont & Stuart.
1970 photo as Music Hall added, photo courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
Music Hall name was 1962-1980, and should be added to the Overview and/or as previous names.
It was also named Metropolitan Center from 80-83 before becoming Wang.
Circa 1957 photo added, photo credit Boston Globe.
Possibly a 1962 re-release after Loren won her Oscar.
1966 photo added courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.
1977 and 2015 photos added.
Undated photo added, photo credit South End Historical Society.
Two photos added.
Undated staff photo added courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page.