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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 .
Manager in 1929 was Elmer A. Shard, it seated 750 patrons.Mr. Shard probably owned the Shard Th. later in the decade.
Thanks for the latest news, ted.
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 .
So where is the update report on the Jackson Theater property???
Bless you Joe, you’re a gem, many thanks in advance. Hank
Hello Joe ,would you know of a shot of the Monte Vista Theater in pleasant ridge a part of Cincinnati,Ohio? Thanks Hank
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
Hello California Joe, Nice to leard where you are from, and I reside in Cincinnati,Ohio. Really like Cinema Treasures. Until soon,Hank
Once again the knowledge of Vogel is correct. While we are at it in which state do you reside. Until soon,Hank
Nothing new on the Emery Theater proceedings between Renaissanmce Project and the University Of Cincinnati,still a grid lock out side of the courtroom!
Hello Chuck, What a grand sight to see an early shot of the Americus Th.
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.
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!