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elmorovivo commented about Orpheum Theater on Apr 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Orpheum at 3rd St.

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elmorovivo commented about Nippon Gekijo Theatre on Apr 11, 2016 at 10:02 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 11:59 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 1:30 pm

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 12:57 pm

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 26, 2016 at 12:42 am

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 26, 2016 at 12:34 am

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 9:31 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 2:49 pm

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

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elmorovivo commented about Vogue Theatre on Dec 7, 2015 at 1:22 am

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

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elmorovivo commented about Cine Coliseo on Nov 7, 2015 at 6:26 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 8:24 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 3, 2015 at 2:14 am

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 3, 2015 at 1:42 am

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 3:31 pm

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

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elmorovivo commented about Lyceum Theater on Aug 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

The Lyceum Theater in Boonton, New Jersey was located in 905 Main St. It had 700 seats and was owned by David Snaper Theaters in 1930. Closed around 1950.

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elmorovivo commented about Regent Theater on Aug 9, 2015 at 10:17 pm

The last of the four buildings in a row is the Regent Theater.

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elmorovivo commented about Grove International Theater on Aug 9, 2015 at 3:47 am

The section of Irvington where this theater was located was in 1940 [midst of II World War], heavily populated by German- Americans. Ethnic suspicions ran rampart in the United States at the time. Pressures from anything connected to Germany drove the owners to change the name of the theater to the Grove.

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elmorovivo commented about Europa Theatre on Aug 8, 2015 at 6:32 pm

The First building on the right is the Bishop Theatre.

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elmorovivo commented about George W. Newman Theatre on Aug 8, 2015 at 9:55 am

The RIvoli Theater gutted by a fire in 1977, was rebuilt as the Williams Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts. It have three screens, the biggest named George W. Newman with 190 seats. It is open.

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elmorovivo commented about Savar Theatre on Aug 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

This show both cinemas, the Stanley first and crossing the street, the Savar, circa 1952

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elmorovivo commented about CRITERION Theatre; Rutherford, New Jersey. on Aug 7, 2015 at 5:29 am

Check this link : www.downtownrutherfordnj.com/the-history-of-rutherford/

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elmorovivo commented about George W. Newman Theatre on Aug 7, 2015 at 5:16 am

This is the Criterion Theater that was located on 40 Ames St, Rutherford, New Jersey and destroyed by a fire on 1943. Most of the pictures on this site are from the former Rivoli Theater, now the Williams Carlos Williams Arts and Performing Center.

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elmorovivo commented about CRITERION Theatre; Rutherford, New Jersey. on Aug 7, 2015 at 5:09 am

Build in 1911, the Criterion Theatre, a two floor wood structure with stucco exterior, opened in January 1912, with vaudeville acts arranged through Keith and Proctor, a major New York booking agent.

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elmorovivo commented about CRITERION Theatre; Rutherford, New Jersey. on Aug 7, 2015 at 5:01 am

The name and address are wrong on this Theater, the George W. Newman Theater is one [ the biggest ] of the 3 screens forming the Williams Carlos Williams Center 3, located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, site of the former Rivoli Theater.This Criterion Theater stood at 40 Ames Avenue, Rutherford and was destroyed by a fire on June 29 1943, it’s side is now occupied by the Rutherford Fire Company # 4.