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JAlex commented about Esquire Theatre on Jan 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm

“Inferno” was also shown in 3-D at the Ambassador Theatre in St. Louis that August. Somebody at TCM needs to do better research.

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JAlex commented about Jerry Lewis Cinema on Jan 11, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Two out of the three in the St. Louis metropolitan area were single screeners. The third a twin.

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JAlex commented about Powell Symphony Hall on Jan 7, 2018 at 12:24 pm

This month (Jan. 2018) marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Powell Hall, the former St. Louis Theatre. The St.Louis Symphony will be observing the occasion. Further information can be had at: www.slso.org/powellat50

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JAlex commented about Baseline Drive-In on Dec 29, 2017 at 8:44 am

Call me a Doubting Thomas, but I find it difficult to believe the drive in opened in 1948 without speakers and speaker poles.

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JAlex commented about American Theatre on Oct 27, 2017 at 9:07 am

This is an auditorium view of the Missouri Theatre in St. Louis, not the American (in any of its three locations).

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JAlex commented about Lyric Sky Dome on Oct 27, 2017 at 9:01 am

Heavily altered since 1928, but not demolished.

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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.”