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JackCoursey commented about State Theater on Jul 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

Thanks! Would really love to see some pictures of the auditorium in its original state. The Box Office link is no longer functional.

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JackCoursey commented about Star-Lite Drive-In on Jul 12, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Any idea as to when the wider screen was added? The original, which is still partially visible behind the existing screen, appears to be curved rather than flat.

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JackCoursey commented about Balboa Theatre on Jul 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The building is now home to the Pan Andreas West Theatre Studios. The 23,000 square foot facility consist of 5 studio sound stages with 3 levels, several dressing rooms,and make-up and wardrobe rooms.

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JackCoursey commented about Kentucky Theater on Jun 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Whoever was responsible for the re-purposing of this building insured that nothing was left to indicate that this ever was a theater; the interior was completely gutted and all the exterior trappings as well leaving a rather bland, brick, building.

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JackCoursey commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jun 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Was this equipped with stadium seating? It looks like it could have been a fairly decent venue. Wonder if it would have fared better if it had been in a location which greater street visibility? Are their any vintage GCC, circa 1965-1975, venues still around?

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JackCoursey commented about Renton Civic Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 8:42 pm

The address on this is 507 South 3rd Street, 98057 and the current seating capacity is around 300. This theatre opened some time in the 1920’s and was part of a Supreme Court case, RENTON v. PLAYTIME THEATRES, INC., (1986).

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JackCoursey commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 12:25 am

The building is in poor, but salvageable condition. It appears that that every effort was made to strip it of its original design in order to give it the appearance of a bland, multi-use facility. Pity. It seem to have adequate room and design to be used for live performance. Still it is drag to see it in such deplorable shape.

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JackCoursey commented about Realart Theatre on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Was in the area today and made a photo of what exist of this once fine work of architecture. Regretfully little or nothing remains. The building is vacant and the area in which it resides leaves much to be desired.

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JackCoursey commented about State Theater on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm

I was just by the State the other day and the exterior is quite impressive! How was the theatre configured for the triplex-enclosed, split balcony with the main floor intact? Does any of the original interior ornamentation remain or was the interior gutted for the conversion to live performance? Something tells me the renovations were massive in that the seating went from 1000 to 212.

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JackCoursey commented about Indiana Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 4:21 pm

The actual address of the former Indiana Theatre is 30 South Main Street. According to the building marker, the Indiana was only in operation between 1930 and 1948. What ever existed of the theater’s interior is long gone.

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JackCoursey commented about Ohio Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

A rare jewel nestled in the rural countryside of Indiana and well worth the journey to visit. Although it well supported by the local community, a tidy sum is currently needed to insure that it remains operational. Donations can be made at the Ohio Theater website.

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JackCoursey commented about Ashland Theatre on May 25, 2015 at 9:42 am

The actual opening date is 1948 and the website is Ashland Theatre

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JackCoursey commented about Harundale Cinema I & II on Apr 3, 2015 at 4:57 am

Does anyone have any interior shots? I am curious as to how much of the original design remains intact. It is a very large building even for a twin.

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JackCoursey commented about State Wayne Theater on Mar 2, 2015 at 8:18 am

Does anything remain of the original auditorium or was it gutted when it was divided into four venues?

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JackCoursey commented about Snellville Cinema 5 on Jan 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm

This was one of the last of the Septum Cinemas before they were acquired by Cineplex Odeon. The chain seemed to give equal attention to its game room (Tilt) as it did to its screening rooms.

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JackCoursey commented about Kings Plaza 6 Theaters on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:02 am

Does anybody have any recall as to when and how the addition four screens came to be? Were they built from the ground up or were the existing auditoriums partitioned off to make six venues?

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JackCoursey commented about Regal Springfield Town Center Stadium 12 on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Each of the 12 auditoriums are very well appointed with large screens, lounge chairs with movable food trays and none with a seating capacity greater than 110. Very nice set up but it does beg the question of why pay $11 a seat, not including the cost of treats, if you can create the same atmosphere at home at a fraction of the cost. It would be great if Regal would primarily present art house fare on the order of a Landmark operation and use the Kingstowne down the road for mainstream features.

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JackCoursey commented about AMC Springfield Mall 10 on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm

It appears that Regal is building a twelve screen complex in or around where the initial six auditoriums were. It will be all stadium seating and is scheduled to open in November 2014.

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JackCoursey commented about Plaza Theatre on Aug 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

Does anyone know of any theaters of the design still existing? I would love to get some photos of them. The Tara in Atlanta, GA. is a variation on this theme.

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JackCoursey commented about Bellaire Theatre on Jul 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

How was the interior reconfigured when the auditorium when from having one screen to five?
Does anyone have any interior shots of the theater?

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JackCoursey commented about Omni 6 on Jun 15, 2014 at 6:30 am

Apparently at least one of the original auditoria still remains relatively intact as a conference/screening room.

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JackCoursey commented about Fairfax Towne Center 10 on May 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

The last time I patronized this cinema, which was in 2011, it had conventional, not stadium, seating. The venue is clean, some of the screens are of good size, but over all it is just a bland 90s multiplex.

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JackCoursey commented about DeVille Theatre on Jan 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm

It is looking great and am appreciative of all of the money and effort put forth in restoring it!

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JackCoursey commented about Village Theatre on Nov 3, 2013 at 8:19 am

To be clear, nothing of the original interior remains in place. The theater was completely gutted, top to bottom. The four conventional auditoriums on the second level are architecturally on par with just about every mall multiplex designed between the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is a rather basic venue at best and a real shame nothing could have been done to keep the place intact. Still, it does have a nice exterior.

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JackCoursey commented about Crown Aspen Hill Theatres on Jun 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm

The theatre had a seating capacity of around 1200. The two auditoriums were split in half in 1986 to make it a four screen complex. The architect was Victor Smolen.