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In the Picture of Miss Swanson standing on the rubble are the set of doors behind her to the auditorium or the street?
Hello vindanpar, Don’t know if this will help, but Leon Leonidoff became a senior producer in 1934 so maybe an Easter production was his idea, then of course Roxy also had an Easter pageant in 1933, so who knows?
Then I’ve gotten the wrong movie, but I did see Youngman appearing on stage twice .
Was probably ,“Flower Drum Song”, and I think the silk cherrytree curtain was used with the rockettes!
You might add Henny Youngman who worked to the orchestra pit instead of the house and when he threw in a new one liner they hadn’t heard in the pit he would play himself off with his theme, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”, I stayed thru the film twice to see him do this! So there!!
A Liberty Th. was also built in the Knowlton Corners area and was probably the originator of this name, there is a cinema treasures site for that.
Figure of the pig in front of that Shakespeare Th . is (HAMLET) for a great nickname!!!!
Hello jaboschen I enjoyed your Garden Theater article in “Marquee” the Theater Historical Society magazine. My question is about the splendid murals within the Garden Th. What are the 2 large painted windows behind the Romeo and Juelet organ chamber area? They don’t appear to fit any general design of that colonial art work. Realizing the interior murals are long gone I realize that my question maybe unanswerable!
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.
Jackson also built the Gifts th. and the Avon still sits vacant today
The Alhambra address is correct it disappeared as a building and reverted to a store in the 1940’s
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.
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
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.
That roof sign atop this venue only lasted 3 years until RKO took over!!!
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
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!
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!!!!
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
How many Rockettes now dance on stage in the Xmas show, is it only 24?????
Imperial Th. recently purchased and being returned to a working venue again!
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
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
The spanking new St. Bernard Library just had their opening ceremmonies June 22,2015, on the former foot print of the Andalus Theater.
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 .