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hanksykes commented about Monte Vista Theatre on Feb 28, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Manager in 1929 was Elmer A. Shard, it seated 750 patrons.Mr. Shard probably owned the Shard Th. later in the decade.

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hanksykes commented about Jackson Theater on Feb 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Thanks for the latest news, ted.

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hanksykes commented about Ludlow Theater on Feb 15, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Former Ludlow Theatre will become Bircus Brewing Company in 2015 ,it’s to have a circus theme and include acts, plus beer within the building .

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hanksykes commented about Jackson Theater on Feb 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

So where is the update report on the Jackson Theater property???

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hanksykes commented about Mariemont Theatre on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Bless you Joe, you’re a gem, many thanks in advance. Hank

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hanksykes commented about Mariemont Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Hello Joe ,would you know of a shot of the Monte Vista Theater in pleasant ridge a part of Cincinnati,Ohio? Thanks Hank

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hanksykes commented about RKO Strand Theatre on Dec 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Hello Again Joe, I can’t believe that Universal Studios tore down the 1925 soundstage#28 which held the interior set of the Paris Opera House from the Lon Chaney silent “Phantom Of The Opera”. The destruction took place in Sept. of 2014. I’m so saddened by this. Until soon,Hank

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hanksykes commented about RKO Strand Theatre on Dec 5, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Hello California Joe, Nice to leard where you are from, and I reside in Cincinnati,Ohio. Really like Cinema Treasures. Until soon,Hank

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hanksykes commented about RKO Strand Theatre on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Once again the knowledge of Vogel is correct. While we are at it in which state do you reside. Until soon,Hank

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hanksykes commented about Emery Theater on Sep 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Nothing new on the Emery Theater proceedings between Renaissanmce Project and the University Of Cincinnati,still a grid lock out side of the courtroom!

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hanksykes commented about Americus Theatre on Mar 19, 2014 at 8:31 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 4:19 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 10:19 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 10:11 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 10:07 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 1:33 pm

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 1:34 pm

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 4:16 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 3:27 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 11:03 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 7:41 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 4:25 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 3:16 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 2:38 pm

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 6:51 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!!!