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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
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.
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.
Former owner Lou Wolf has died.
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.
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.
The name change from Cameo Theatre to Country Cinema took place in 1972.
State Theatre behind truck turning onto Lake George. Carrying a section 4 of the M.V. Ticonderoga. Undated photo credit Ticonderoga Heritage Museum.
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.
Thank you for the clarification.
April 1960 photo added credit Dickinson Museum Center.
Photos added credit Dickinson Museum Center.
1935 photo added credit Dickinson Museum Center.
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.
1909 & 1914 images added.
1974 photo as Bennington Cinema 2 added via Stephen Frank.
Later became Harte Theatre, operated by Harte Theatre owner in Bennington Vermont.
Photo and 1964 print ad added
2006 Hemmings Motor News link about Hathaway’s Drive-In.
Yes, and while confirming it I ran across this fascinating 2012 Poseidon Blue-Ray link.
Angel from the Granada, part of the upcoming Architectural Artifacts auction. Links for both.
June 1938 photo added credit Dorothea Lange, Library Of Congress.
Rex Theater is second building in from the corner.
Early 1940s photo added.
Lincoln Theatre marquee in the background on the right.
Five 1960 Smell-O-Vision related images added, courtesy of Sid Terror’s Haunted Film Vault Facebook page.
Five January 1960 Smell-O-Vision related images added, courtesy of Sid Terror’s Haunted Film Vault Facebook page.
Promotion for “The Mummy’s Hand” 1940 photo added courtesy of Sid Terror’s Haunted Film Vault Facebook page.