Comments from Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Regent Theatre on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:17 am

Near the beginning of the 1951 movie “Teresa,” there is a shot of what seems like this theatre, displaying the 1947 movie “Fiesta” on the marquee, possibly put there to indicate the immediate post-war setting of the story about a G.I. and his Italian wife.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Cine Alcazar on May 20, 2014 at 4:05 am

The cinema appears briefly in Jim Jarmusch’s film “Only Lovers Left Alive.”

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Columbia Theatre on Mar 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Several nostalgic comments related to this theatre by people who had visited the place before it closed in the 1940s can be found on the Facebook page “I grew up in the north end of Providence.” Also, in hastily describing this theatre in my description at the top of the page, I incorrectly referred to the neighborhood as Eagle Park, which is actually a short distance from here, rather than as the North End.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Empire Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:54 am

After World War I Keith’s became the Victory Theatre until the late 1930s when it became the Empire. Here is a photo of the theatre as the Victory. VICTORY THEATRE

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Dante Theatre on Feb 22, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Alan… There is a link I posted to an image from that period in the comment just above this one you just added. Click.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Avon Cinema on Dec 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

Here is a December 2013 article that appeared in the East Side Monthly. It is an overview and tribute to the Avon Cinema. ARTICLE

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Thornton's Theatre on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Newspaper ads from 1963 show the theatre was being regularly used for stage productions. The ads refer to the theatre as “The Playhouse,” giving the address 1003 Main Street.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:56 am

In The Providence Journal, August 26, 2013, there appears this extensive (online) article on the birth, life, and death of the Metropolitan Theatre. Several rare and excellent photos are shown.

ARTICLE

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Star Theatre on Jun 16, 2013 at 7:55 am

newenglander, That’s a difficult task. If there is a Bristol “historical society”, you might want to start with them. If the film footage was donated to someone, it MAY have wound up in the archives of the RI Historical Society in Providence. They have an archive of film shot in RI.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Sun Art Theater on Feb 24, 2013 at 7:14 am

A racy Italian double bill in 1959.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Carlton Theatre on Feb 21, 2013 at 1:08 am

JulieAnnMazza, No, that was taken from a newspaper clipping and is all there was. The Providence Journal archives may contain a wider photo. My link of June 16, 2005 (q.v.) shows more. It is a postcard image of when the theatre was the Emery. Photos of the Carlton are impossibly rare.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:50 am

I noted in my diary on September 28, 1962 (50 years ago today) that I went to a double bill here at the Fine Arts: Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” and Fellini’s “La Strada.” I also noted that they served (complimentary) small cups of Bolivian coffee.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Strong Theatre on Sep 14, 2012 at 6:40 am

Here is an image of a poster advertising a film at the Strong in 1916 with a newspaper boy nearby.Poster

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Casino Theatre on Sep 9, 2012 at 6:19 am

The building that housed this theatre (on the second floor) was called Broley Hall. Today it is occupied by Our Place Tuxedos and Uniforms. The Casino was the first cinema in Centredale.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Newport Family Drive-In on Aug 18, 2012 at 2:34 am

This was actually located in Middletown, RI, the town adjacent to Newport, and not in Newport itself.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Newport Family Drive-In on Aug 18, 2012 at 2:30 am

A couple of friends and I saw the movie “The Spiral Road” here on August 18, 1962 after not being able to get into the play “The Glass Menagerie” at the Newport Playhouse.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about E.M. Loew's Providence Drive-In on Aug 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

An article on the history of the location appears in The Providence Journal, August 12, 2012. It includes images of the Cycledrome that had been located there as well as a 1940 image of the drive-in’s entrance. Article with images.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Tiffany Cine on Jul 24, 2012 at 8:29 am

I visited this cinema in late August 1970 to see the Sergio Citti/Pier Paolo Pasolini film “Ostia”, with Franco Citti and Laurent Terzieff.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about 55th Street Playhouse on Jul 9, 2012 at 4:42 am

Tinseltoes is correct. It is two blocks down from Carnegie Hall, and around the corner from the Carnegie Deli, which is at 7th near 55th, an eatery that is a point of reference for me.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Pike Drive-In on Apr 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

No,unfortunately I don’t know of any.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about West End Cinema on Mar 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

It was a first-run art house for a considerable period in the 1960s. I remember seeing films here like “Family Diary,” “The Grand Olympics” “Woman in the Dunes.”

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Strand Theatre on Feb 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

ARTICLE IN BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE,, June 22, 1959, about the Strand’s manager Harold Lancaster.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Majestic Theatre on Dec 26, 2011 at 2:28 am

In April 1920 the silent screen vamp Theda Bara (anagram for “Arab Death”) appeared in the live play The Blue Flame at the Majestic Theatre. NEWSPAPER AD

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Park Theatre on Dec 21, 2011 at 12:52 am

OPERA IN 1925

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about King Square Cinema on Sep 22, 2011 at 8:16 am

But, ScreenClassic, this photo was taken on September 15, 2011. So as of this date it is not demolished yet! PHOTO