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hanksykes commented about West Hills Theatre on Sep 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm

A sad end for one of Fairmounts last cinemas, West Hills Theater was bulldozed to a pile of cement rubble Sept.9,2016. RIP West Hills althought I never lived here when it operated.

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hanksykes commented about Avon Theatre on Jul 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Jackson also built the Gifts th. and the Avon still sits vacant today

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hanksykes commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jul 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm

The Alhambra address is correct it disappeared as a building and reverted to a store in the 1940’s

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hanksykes commented about Strand Theater on Jul 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Joe just to make matters more complex there were 3 gaiety theater in Cincinnati all at different address at different times and the newspapers did not always include their address when discussing them in print. A real mind meld is this cinema subject.

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hanksykes commented about Strand Theater on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:15 am

Hello again Joe, Yes you are correct the American(vaudeville th.) was removed to buildn the Gaiety St. at that address , the Gaity lasted one year and had its name changed to moviehouse Strand. Thanks for the inquirey. Until soon,Hank

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hanksykes commented about Walnut Theatre on May 16, 2016 at 4:50 pm

You are right about the early 1800’s date, Walnut Street Theater opened as a legitmate play live theater stage and later morphed into a movie theater about 1915 , it belonged to Uke Libson’s chain of downtown houses.

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hanksykes commented about Albee Theatre on Mar 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm

That roof sign atop this venue only lasted 3 years until RKO took over!!!

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hanksykes commented about Palace Theatre on Mar 8, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Some of those chandeliers found their way to the lobby of the Chicago Th. in Chicago,Ill. So their beauty helps decorate another stunning theatre which was also designed by Chicago’s prominent architectural firm of Rapp&Rapp. Daily tours can be had of the Chicago Th. which is now managed by the firm which runs Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Still a real loss our Palace Theater

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hanksykes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Nearly forgot the lights in the seat backs for reading programs no longer worked in the mid-fifties.Post cards of the stage were for sale at the concession stand, but no pin ball machines!

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hanksykes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Yes about 1956 ticket prices, My Mom and I in that year paid 99cents for the first show at Xmas , plus full length movie,plus 36 rockettes, plus 60 corpse ballet members, probably the pit orchestra was 65 strong (no recorded music),plus 25 male chorus, plus ice skaters,plus comic, plus Wurlitzer organ short concert to start and used again during the Navivity number,plus original waterfall curtain, which you didn’t see walking feet under , plus a 6 page free printed program. As a pricing example the first balcony was $1.25. Plus real scenery not digital! All elevators were used and the bandcar,what an experience, thank you ,thank god I’m old!!!!

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hanksykes commented about Imperial Theatre on Dec 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm

If you go to utube and put in Camp Washington 1934 that will bring you to a wonderful 5 minute movie of the Imperial Theater area, hopes this helps you. Until son, Hank

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hanksykes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

How many Rockettes now dance on stage in the Xmas show, is it only 24?????

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hanksykes commented about Imperial Theatre on Aug 8, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Imperial Th. recently purchased and being returned to a working venue again!

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hanksykes commented about Strand Theater on Jul 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm

hello joe vogel, I finally found a site MDHL which gets me to so many journal concerning the film industry. Wonder why I never asked you how to find them? Until soon,Hank

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hanksykes commented about Elstun Theatre on Jun 24, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Lynn E216, Always glad to learn more about The Elstun Th. Could you give us a physical discription of its interior? Or did you know who was on staff there? Thanks in advance , Until soon,Hank

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hanksykes commented about Andalus Theatre on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The spanking new St. Bernard Library just had their opening ceremmonies June 22,2015, on the former foot print of the Andalus Theater.

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hanksykes commented about West Hills Theatre on May 11, 2015 at 8:14 am

With a backhoe parked at its rear wall, can demolition be far away? The large Weil Thoman moving company has removed its numerous vans and itself from this property .

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hanksykes commented about Monte Vista Theatre on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:25 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 11:24 am

Thanks for the latest news, ted.

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hanksykes commented about Ludlow Theater on Feb 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

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 1:05 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 9:12 am

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 1:53 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 3:46 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 2:19 pm

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