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hanksykes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 21, 2015 at 5:00 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 4:56 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 8:11 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 5:07 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 5:05 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 8:12 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 6:54 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 8:04 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 Empress Theatre on Jun 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm

No comment because The Empress was a vaudeville house and later a burlesque venue called The Gaiety, but NEVER a FILM THEATER!!!!!

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