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JAlex commented about C.C.C. Camp Theatre on Oct 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

Civilian Conservation Corps…a Roosevelt job-creation agency during the Great Depression.

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JAlex commented about Union Theatre on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

To clarify: Duggan & Huff the architects of the 1910 structure; Barnes the architect of the 1939 remodel.

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JAlex commented about Union Theatre on Oct 6, 2017 at 9:32 am

Theatre was remodeled in 1939; architect of this was Bruce F. Barnes. Theatre had closed in May 1938; reopened in April 1939. With new seats the capacity was listed as 925.

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JAlex commented about Union Theatre on Oct 6, 2017 at 9:05 am

The theatre building is not the building at the corner but the white building just up Union.

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JAlex commented about Merle Reskin Theatre on Oct 2, 2017 at 9:13 am

Anyone want to start a new website: Legitimate Theatre Treasures?

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JAlex commented about Southtown Theatre, Chicago - Floor Plan on Sep 30, 2017 at 9:19 am

Notice that Bret Eddy drew this; this means this is from a publication of the Theatre Historical Society.

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JAlex commented about New Grand Central Theatre on Sep 22, 2017 at 8:56 am

The final use of the theatre was a three-day run of the Russian film “Chapayev.” The run ended October 1, 1935. A demolition permit was issued in December 1948 with actual razing occurring in December 1949.

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JAlex commented about State-Lake Theatre on Sep 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

The architect of the theatre was G. Albert Lansburgh.

Rapp & Rapp designed the office building which housed the theatre.

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JAlex commented about Orpheum Theatre on Sep 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Labor Day in 1917 was September 3rd.

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JAlex commented about Comet Theatre on Sep 3, 2017 at 8:59 am

Theatre opened August 8, 1940. Theatre did not “become” an African-American theatre; it always was.

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JAlex commented about Fox Theatre on Aug 31, 2017 at 9:56 am

Any identification of the organist? It is not Stan Kann.

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JAlex commented about Gale Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

Theatre was listed in the 1956 Film Daily Year Book.

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JAlex commented about DOCTOR DOLITTLE exclusive at the PARAMOUNT (now the EL Capitan) on Aug 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

Interesting that a non-Disney film gets “top billing” on the El Cap’s homepage.

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JAlex commented about Toho La Brea Theatre on Aug 11, 2017 at 9:19 am

About 10-12 blocks away.

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JAlex commented about Powell Symphony Hall on Jul 24, 2017 at 8:59 am

Photo dates from November, 1930.

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JAlex commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 24, 2017 at 8:14 am

A few of the comments refer to this theatre as the Park. When did the name change occur?

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JAlex commented about Missouri Theatre on Jul 10, 2017 at 9:49 am

The neighboring space is where office building stands. It opened in mid-1924.

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JAlex commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 21, 2017 at 9:45 am

A full-blown afternoon of Wurlitzer organ is scheduled for Sunday August 13th, 2017 at 2PM. As two years ago the program features Jack Moelmann, this time with Dave Wickerham and Justin LaVoie also at the console. A rare opportunity to hear the instrument in something besides the 15-minute snapshot included in some of the tours.

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JAlex commented about Shady Oak Cine on Jun 15, 2017 at 10:22 am

Opening ad copy: “Opening Tonight, May 3rd, with Eddie Cantor in ‘The Kid From Spain.’ Owned and Operated by Edward Bischoff, James Wilson, Wallace Kieselhorst.”

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JAlex commented about Yale Theatre on Jun 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

Theatre opened Jan. 10, 1914. Last night of operation was Dec. 1, 1946. Architect was John Paulus. Seating capacity was 575.

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JAlex commented about New Merry Widow Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 9:20 am

A few errors in the overview. Theatre did not open in 1937, but on March 21, 1942. There was no fire in 1947. Theatre ceased operation on May 13, 1956, not in 1955.

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JAlex commented about Shaw Theatre on Jun 3, 2017 at 10:12 am

Theatre was built by Meyer Brothers and Pracht who were operating the Knickerbocker Theatre at the time.

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JAlex commented about Columbia Theater on Jun 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

Opening year should be 1926, not 1916. The building permit for the structure was issued in August 1925 and theatre opened for business on February 1, 1926. The architect of the original structure was Preston Bradshaw.

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JAlex commented about Globe Theatre on May 24, 2017 at 7:07 am

The theatre was a little more than half-way out the block, around where the roof sign reading “Globe” is seen.

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JAlex commented about Janet Theatre on May 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Theatre was open as early as May 1932 as the CARDINAL, with a newspaper ad appearing in the Post-Dispatch. Theatre was renamed the JANET and, as such, opened on April 23, 1938. The Arthur chain did not operate this theatre.