Comments from JAlex

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JAlex commented about Galleria 6 Cinemas on Apr 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Yes. AMC’s last night of operation was 9/3/2001 (Labor Day). Moseley operation began 12/7/2001.

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JAlex commented about New Criterion Theatre on Mar 18, 2016 at 8:40 am

Structure is demolished.

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JAlex commented about 5 Star Luxury Seating Auditorium on Mar 5, 2016 at 9:22 am

Not very often we get to see a contemporary construction shot. Thanks!

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JAlex commented about Missouri Theatre on Mar 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

Week of Feb. 3, 1923 to be exact.

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JAlex commented about St. John's Cinema on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:52 am

“…stagehands began picketing the theatre as there was no work for them.” Description has it a bit warped. Stagehands began picketing the theatre as the owner refused to submit to union demands to hire them as there was no work for them. Certainly casts a different light on the situation.

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JAlex commented about Cinema 4 Center on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:45 am

The ad notes it was the first FOUR-theatre complex. The first multi-plex in the market had opened in 1964.

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JAlex commented about June 1st, 1951 grand opening ad on Feb 26, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Saturday, June 2, 1951 was opening night.

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JAlex commented about Skyline Drive-In on Feb 26, 2016 at 9:56 am

That Google map is not helping a bit. Where the Metrolink stop is was, some 50-60 years ago, where Natural Bridge Road ran.

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JAlex commented about Family Theatre on Feb 25, 2016 at 9:38 am

Do we have a correct closing date? Description says 1959; the comment shows theatre operating in early 60s. And, is the 1930 year of opening correct?

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JAlex commented about Empress Theatre on Feb 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

Vindication is so nice! In 2005 I mentioned the theatre was renamed the Midtown for a stretch…and, boy, did I get trashed by the “expert” St. Louis historian.

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JAlex commented about Will Rogers Theatre on Feb 21, 2016 at 8:45 am

So glad that someone else agrees with the 1936 opening which I mentioned in 2004.

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JAlex commented about Granada Theatre on Feb 21, 2016 at 8:43 am

Photo taken by the late Fred Beall. Somehow, however, it has become way out of focus.

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JAlex commented about Starlight Drive-In on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

Opened May 6, 1950. Closed October 14, 1984. Bloomer took over in April, 1952.

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JAlex commented about Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:11 am

Description has the wrong opening date…theatre opened September 6, 1927. It was to have opened the day before, but Marcus Loew passed away that day and the opening was delayed in respect.

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JAlex commented about The Hill Community Development Corp. Plans Redevelopment of the New Granada Theatre on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:45 am

Perhaps someone in authority at CT could shake the THS cage. It is not difficult to come to the conclusion that neither group reads our comments.

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JAlex commented about The Hill Community Development Corp. Plans Redevelopment of the New Granada Theatre on Jan 29, 2016 at 9:12 am

Can’t we have a location given at the start of the story like they do in newspapers? As it is, we have to wait until the third paragraph to find a possible location.

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JAlex commented about AMC Creve Coeur 12 on Jan 21, 2016 at 8:19 am

Opening date was September 24, 1999.

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JAlex commented about 1954 photo courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page. on Jan 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Somebody forgot to turn on the vertical at the Fox.

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JAlex commented about Overland Theatre on Jan 9, 2016 at 10:31 am

Not the theatre in Overland, Missouri. It’s the one in Overland Park, Kansas now known as the Rio.

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JAlex commented about Missouri Theatre on Jan 8, 2016 at 10:29 am

Yes, the “b” word is frowned upon. I refer to the sequence of About; Help; Theatre Guidelines; and Common Terms. The sequence begins at the ribbon at the top of the page.

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JAlex commented about Loew's State Theatre on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

What would Marcus Loew have to say….?

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JAlex commented about 1935 image courtesy of Scott T. Rivers. on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:08 am

“A Night at the Opera” had its world premiere here on Nov. 1, 1935. Allan Jones made a p.a. opening day.

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JAlex commented about New Grand Central Theatre on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

“The Furnace” at the New Grand Central (as well as the West End Lyric) ran from Dec. 5 to Dec. 11, 1920.

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JAlex commented about Theatre Gems: Act Two: A Look at Birmingham, Alabama’s Historic Theaters on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Alas, another example of the “youth movement” we “old-timers” have to tolerate today. I have to feel sorry for future serious historians having to wade through the over-enthusiasm of amateur historians who have gravitated to this site.

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JAlex commented about Midland Theatre on Dec 26, 2015 at 10:46 am

The Midland’s organ is not lost…it is now installed at the nearby Civic Center Music Hall.