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elmorovivo commented about Cine Roosevelt on Aug 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm

The Roosevelt opened in 1920 in the corner of Monte and Fernandina St owned by Blanco y Martinez.The name of the theater was selected in a public contest, the winner received a $50.00 prize. Not bad for that year.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Encanto on Aug 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

This cinema was the first in Latin America to install air conditioner system, built by the Carrier Corp. of Newark NJ.

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elmorovivo commented about Warner Theater on Aug 26, 2016 at 1:22 am

Strand was the original name of the Warner Theater.

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elmorovivo commented about Vaudette Theatre on Aug 24, 2016 at 2:05 am

The Vaudette Theater was located at 74-76 Whitehall St. in Atlanta. It was built by J.G. and A.C. Evins. The front of the theater was an adaptation of the famous “Petit Palais” in Paris, France. The height of the entrance arch was 30 feet and the width 20 feet, flanked by two allegorical figures supporting the half dome above.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Imperio & Estudio on Aug 9, 2016 at 11:47 pm

The Cine Imperio opened on May 24, 1952, was equipped with audience, 1st and 2nd balcony totaling 1676 seats.

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elmorovivo commented about Martin Theatre on May 6, 2016 at 3:03 pm

The Martin Theater in Clifton AZ was damaged in the 1983 flood of the San Francisco River but was remodeled and used for a training center until a few years ago. The abandoned building is in the process of being demolished now.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Sala X on May 1, 2016 at 7:23 am

Cine Sala X in Corredera Baja de San Pablo, opened as Cervantes Theater in 1911, seating 900 patrons and showing vaudeville plays. By 1914, it started showing mainstream movies. In 1984 was converted into adult cinema, downsizing the seats to 400 and changing its name to Sala X. It closed in 2012.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Sala X on May 1, 2016 at 7:16 am

Cine Alba opened in 1941 in the building formerly occupied by the “Impartial” newspaper, built in 1913. At the end of the 1970’s was transformed into a porn cinema and in March 10, 1986, changed its name to Sala X. Closed as a cinema in 2015.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Sala X on May 1, 2016 at 7:10 am

Cine Postas opened on December 22, 1948. In 1978 was transformed into a porn cinema and closed down in November 2012.

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elmorovivo commented about Adelphi Theatre on May 1, 2016 at 6:54 am

The Adelphi Theater likely opened in the 1920’s. Its original name was the “Cum-Bac”, probably a words play for Come Back. It was a two stories structure, with apartments in the second floor. It had 460 seats. The name was changed from Cum-Back to Adelphi in 1936 after renovations designed by the firm of Kaplan and Sprachman. The theater probably closed in 1956 and now is a church.

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elmorovivo commented about Orpheum Theater on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:55 am

Orpheum at 3rd St.

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elmorovivo commented about Nippon Gekijo Theatre on Apr 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm

The Nippon Gekijo (Japan Theater) usually known as Nichigeki, opened in 1933. Although it looked circular in appearance from the street, the theater was actually ‘U’ shaped by design Its Art Deco interior and exterior, comprised of seven stories above and three stories below ground, were designed by Watanabe Hitoshi to accommodate both staged and motion pictures entertainment. Said to be patterned after New York’s Roxy, the Nichigeki was planned to be the biggest in all Asia with a seating capacity of four thousand. Was shuttered and demolished in 1981.

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elmorovivo commented about Nightcliff Drive-In on Mar 19, 2016 at 8:59 pm

The Paspalis {Nightcliff} Drive in theatre which was the largest privately owned one in Australia. The building in the centre comprised a projection room, milk bar, and toilets. In front of the building were kept deck chairs for patrons without cars. Trucks, buses and large vehicles used to park in the back and cars in front of them. The ticket office was midway between the gate and the projection building.

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elmorovivo commented about Grand Theatre on Feb 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

The Julius Cahn Theatrical Guide and Moving Pictures 1913-1914 stated that the Grand Theater in Carson City had a seating capacity of 750 [quite a feat, considering the city population of only 3500]. Located in the northwest corner of Spear and Plaza Streets was built in 1878 as the Carson Opera House, showing vaudeville and opera plays. Converted into a cinema at the beginning of the XX Century and renamed the Grand Theater. It lasted until 1931, when was destroyed by a fire.

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elmorovivo commented about Lakeside Theatre on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:57 am

The Lakeside Theater was built in 1911 by the town residents and used originally as the Town Hall. Converted into a theater in 1940, it functioned as such until the 1960’s. In 1997, the Maine Ave. Revitalization Association [MARA] rebuilt the marquee and painted the facade. Octad One Productions, a theater group from College Grove, restored the interior of the theater. The name was then changed to Lakeside Playhouse and later to the Manhattan Playhouse.

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elmorovivo commented about Criss Theatre on Feb 25, 2016 at 9:42 pm

In 1926, two years before Huntington’s Keith Albee Theater opened, carpenter S.V.Anderson and his oldest sons built a two story yellow brick building in the north side of Main St. along Tanyard Branch, and named it the Tivoli Theater. Later the building was leased to the Alpine Theater Circuit, then to Arthur Crissman. He named it the Criss Theater, identity it kept until the 1950’s.

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elmorovivo commented about Beverly Theatre on Feb 25, 2016 at 9:34 pm

For nearly 30 years the Beverly was a familiar landmark in the City of Huntington WV. Located in the intersection of Washington Blvd. and Norway Ave., the theater opened in 1941 playing mostly second run movies. It closed in 1969 and was converted [1971] into a food market. Still standing. the building has housed various businesses over the years.

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elmorovivo commented about Elizabeth Theatre on Feb 17, 2016 at 6:31 pm

The Elizabeth Theater in Falmouth opened its doors in 1920 in the center of Falmouth. It cost $50000 and seated 750 persons. It is listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac as part of the M&P Theaters Circuit{Mullins&Pinanski, a Paramount affiliate, at 60 Scollay Square, Boston}. The theater closed in 1983.

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elmorovivo commented about Ideal Theater on Jan 31, 2016 at 11:49 am

THE BUILDING AT THE RIGHT CENTER OF THE PICTURE IS THE IDEAL THEATRE.

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elmorovivo commented about Vogue Theatre on Dec 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm

The last building, painted in white, is the Vogue Theatre.

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Coliseo on Nov 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm

The Cine Coliseo is in the town of the same name, not in Jovellanos, town that is next to it coming from Havana in the Central Highway of Cuba

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elmorovivo commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 5:24 pm

The Capitol was open from 1936 to 1955, it had 370 seats. Was owned by Lockwood & Gorden Enterprises from 1945 to 1950. Owned from 1950 to 1955 by a partnership of Daytz, Lockwood and Gorden.

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elmorovivo commented about Regal Theater on Sep 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Before the Regal Theater, this building was the “Turn Halle” a social club founded by Germans immigrants.

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elmorovivo commented about Cecil Theatre on Sep 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm

The left part of the building is the former City Hall, replaced in 1928. The right part [nearest to us] was the location of the Cecil/Royal Theater.

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elmorovivo commented about Danforth Theater on Aug 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm

The exact location of the Danforth Theater was : 144 Danforth Ave. Jersey City, NJ.