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hanksykes commented about Andalus Theater on May 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Former footprint of the Andalus Theater has now broken ground for the St. Bernard Library on April 21,2014!

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hanksykes commented about Americus Theatre on Mar 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Hello Chuck, What a grand sight to see an early shot of the Americus Th.

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hanksykes commented about Gifts Theater on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Mr Frank E. Lanius of Covington,Kentucky taught Marcus Loew what a nickelodeon was in the early 1900’s, Loew went on to own 400 theaters across the country. Mr. McMahon worked as a projectionist in Covington as well. Later Isaac McMahon went into Real Estate.

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hanksykes commented about Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:19 am

This is our lone survivor of all the downtown movie theaters, and it has been converted to a live venue. That said, I’m glad it has been saved for Shakespeare fans!

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hanksykes commented about Albee Theatre on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:11 am

Removal of the splendid Albee Theatre on fifth street was Cincinnati’s most stupid theater loss.

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hanksykes commented about Albee Theatre on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:07 am

When the Wurlitzer Organ arrived at the Albee theater in 1927 it was painted WHITE, but when it was moved to the Emery Th. in the 1970’s it was returned to its original factory color which was ebony BLACK.

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hanksykes commented about Findlay Theatre on Jan 27, 2014 at 10:33 am

Streetcar tracks laid this year now extend to this end of the line at the Findlay Market area.

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hanksykes commented about Mariemont Theatre on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

Mariemont now has a total of 5 screens by expanding into the parking lot behind this cinema. Went to see ,“Saving Mr. Banks”, which I enjoyed very much.

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hanksykes commented about Mayfair Hall on Dec 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

The Rathskellar is not the same area as where the UFA or Mayfair Hall operated.Mayfair Hall still exists on the first floor next to a present exit coridor.

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hanksykes commented about Victor Theatre on Dec 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm

The Victor theater has been sold recently and is due to become three recording studios.

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hanksykes commented about Emery Theater on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:03 am

currently the Emery Theater is inactive pending a law suit against the university of Cincinnati which comes up in Feb 2014.

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hanksykes commented about Imperial Theatre on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

This Imperial Th. has a balcony and was opened with an open front which housed a sidewalk ticket booth. Later the front area recieved a glass facade and entrance doors in the 1920’s.

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hanksykes commented about Strand Theater on Nov 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Gee Joe, you’ve been waiting since June for this answer to your question. According to the city directory of 1929 the OWL sign is for THE OWL HOTEL at 211 West 6th, street in Cincy. No Cigar and no Theater,sorry.

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hanksykes commented about Strand Theater on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Hello Joe, I see the owl sign, but don’t know what business that might be. To the right going down Walnut St. would have been B.F.Keiths Theater on the same street side. I’ll try to find out about that Owl Sign.We never had an Owl Theater name. Maybe our crisscross directory will spill the limas!

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hanksykes commented about Regal Theater on Nov 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

Built as The Casino Theater in 1913 and opened as same in 1914, in the 1940"s its called Regal Theater. Architects for this venue were Rapp/Zettle/Rapp. Current owners in Nov. of 2013 are the Port Authrity Land Bank Cincinnati,Ohio. More info can be garnered at that site.

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hanksykes commented about Regal Theater on Oct 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Someone is doing restoration or stabilation on this theaters exterior,but I don’t know who! There seem to be a void of info about this building site!!!

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hanksykes commented about West Hills Theatre on Oct 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Demolition of structures in this area has commenced,so far the West Hills Cinema building still houses as a Moving Company, but its time will finally runout.

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hanksykes commented about Bijou Theatre on May 14, 2013 at 3:57 pm

This store site started as ,“The Trip To California”, entertainment building in 1906.A travelogue situated inside a scenic railroad car.

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hanksykes commented about Roxy Theatre on May 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm

How about the answer to where the huge rotunda rug went?

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hanksykes commented about Woodward Theater on Feb 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Woodward Th. has been bought to re-emerg as a concert venue,but will retain the theater’s namesake .

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hanksykes commented about Andalus Theater on Feb 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Word has arrived that St. Bernard will be getting a new library on the now empty site which formerly held the Andalus Theatre.

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hanksykes commented about Imperial Theatre on Feb 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

The top of this cinemas facade has been tagged with a gang name!

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hanksykes commented about Bijou-Roxy-Ritz Cinemas on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Blue auditorium seating from The Cox Th. on 7th St. were sited or seated here after the Cox was demolished. Blue was Mrs. Cox’s favorite color.

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hanksykes commented about State Theater on Dec 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Apparently the land on which this theater sits was transfered to Alice Roosevelt Longworth in 1937

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hanksykes commented about Albee Theatre on Dec 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

All 8 of our RKO first run houses downtown escaped the water damage from Ohio’s 1937 flood as they were all above the waters peak by 69 feet.