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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 Creve Coeur 12 Theatre 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.

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JAlex commented about Overland Theatre on Dec 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

And what year did the Rogers family move to Overland? The question is asked as the description says the theatre closed in 1957 but my research shows it closing in 1953. Likewise, the description says the theatre opened in 1932 but my research says 1928.

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JAlex commented about State Theatre on Nov 28, 2015 at 8:09 am

Colonel Butterfield’s first name was Walter, not William which somehow has taken on a life of its own.

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JAlex commented about Falcon Drive-In on Nov 22, 2015 at 9:47 am

Operation closed on January 16, 1983.

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JAlex commented about American Theatre on Nov 14, 2015 at 10:14 am

The films in the newspaper ad date from 1968 and 1969.

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JAlex commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:46 am

Years of operation were 1921 to 1953. Architects the firm of Wedemeyer & Nelson. Seating capacity of 929. The first Vitaphone film, “Don Juan”, was exhibited here on first-run in 1926. Theatre was bought by Famous & Barr to expand its parking facilities. Theatre demolished in 1956.

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JAlex commented about Princess Theatre on Nov 8, 2015 at 6:51 pm

The Princess on Grand changed its name to Players in 1916. The Pestalozzi did not change to the Princess until almost 15 years later.

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JAlex commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

Since the question was raised about the number of Rockettes, it may be of interest that when the troupe started, in 1925 at the Missouri Theatre in St. Louis as the Rockets, it numbered 16.

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JAlex commented about Loew's Valencia Theatre on Sep 5, 2015 at 8:49 am

Simply put: the chandelier was an addition by the church.

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JAlex commented about Hi-Pointe Theater on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Theatre is currently closed as the original brick facade is slated to reappear. Also promised is a rehabbing of the concession area and the seats. The theatre is slated to reopen September 11th. While the original theatre is closed, the Backlot venue remains open.

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JAlex commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 12, 2015 at 8:20 am

When the theatre opened in 1929 the lobby was carpeted. So the carpet today is not unprecedented.

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JAlex commented about Fox Theatre interior lobby area on Jul 11, 2015 at 9:47 am

The stained-glass doors and the openings to Peacock Alley show this is a shot of Detroit, not St. Louis. Contrary to some belief, there are a number of subtle differences between the so-called “twin” theatres.

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JAlex commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 11, 2015 at 9:43 am

Note the original carpet pattern in the lobby.

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JAlex commented about Photo courtesy of Kristen Stopp Godar. Soike Jones far left, Doodles Weaver far right. on Jul 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

Note the dual ticket windows and the clocks which gave the current time and the time the complete show would be over. Photo dates from March 1951.