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jeffreyt commented about Tioga Theatre on Oct 18, 2013 at 6:31 am

The Tioga just started a “Kickstarter” campaign to raise funds for Digital Projection.

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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

The Lobby was part of an early 1950’s renovation by New York theatre architect Michael DeAngelis. The theatre was owned then by United Paramount which was after it was owned by Comerford. It was open in 1910 as the People’s Theatre.

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jeffreyt commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 11, 2011 at 5:46 am

Was this theatre previously known as the Suburban ? I have aquired some movie flyers from 1938 “West Side Famuly Theatre” W. H. Manny- Manager. There is no address on this

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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Jun 22, 2011 at 6:22 am

I found mention of the People’s Theatre in a 1910 trade column in an old newspaper. By the comments, it seems that it was strictly vaudeville then.

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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Jun 21, 2011 at 4:24 am

YesJoe, the Strand was originally known as the Peoples Theatre. I have seen a couple of pictures with that name on the building. You are also correct about the original entrance. It was on the side of the building facing the square until the early 1950’s. The building you see on the coener was torn down and a new Lobby and entrance with large marquee were added at that time.

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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Jun 18, 2011 at 7:05 am

Pictures can be seen at:

www.strandsunbury.com

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jeffreyt commented about Campus Theatre on Apr 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

There is a video online that deals with the on going renovation of the Campus. It is on the homepage of the Daily Item; Sunbury'PA’s daily newspaper

www.dailyitem.com

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jeffreyt commented about Center Theatre on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:03 am

I drove by here yesterday and is’s still like the above photos.

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jeffreyt commented about Capitol Theater on Feb 3, 2011 at 7:19 am

The Capitol was built by the M. E. Comerford Amusement Co. The building that was on the thetre site burned; Comerford bought the lot, cleaned it up, and built the theatre. There is a video on Youtube that shows the theatre. It’s titled: Waverly, NY:The Golden Days

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jeffreyt commented about Schuylkill Mall theaters closing in October on Sep 24, 2010 at 5:50 am

There’s nothing really special about this 4 plex. It is a typical late 70’s / early 80’s “cookie box” type theatre complex. What’s ironic is the NICE theatre in Potsville years ago closed because of a dying downtown. Now this multi-plex is closing because they obviously are hurting for business, and as the comments say, this mall is losing stores and is generally in poor shape.

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jeffreyt commented about Capitol Theater on Aug 5, 2010 at 5:51 am

The Capitol Theatre is indeed still in use as a church and yes, the marquee was used for the church sign.

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jeffreyt commented about Tioga Theatre on Jun 9, 2010 at 8:17 am

Check out this theatre on Facebook. A few old photos, old programs, etc.

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jeffreyt commented about Theatre candy supplier info needed on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:47 am

Try your local Food Service Suppliers (like SYSCO)

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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:51 am

Hey Patsy
This building now houses a graphic arts / design shop.
Movietime and myself have toured this building twice in the last 3 years. The balcony is intact and the booth is still there. The lobby has a drop ceiling and has had partitions put up for offices but the space is still the same. The main auditorium has been gutted though and is used primarily as a warehouse. It probably could be resurrected as a theatre but with 12 screens less than 5 miles away, it would probably be a struggle. (and cost a lot ) I do have recent photos if anyone is interested.

Also, DeAngelis didn’t actually design the theatre. He was responsible for the new lobby and front of the building which was done in 1951. There was some remodeling done in the auditorium (the screen was moved forward) but I think the rest was cosmetic.

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jeffreyt commented about Rialto Theater on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:39 am

The Rialto burned on December 27, 1978. There is a picture of the theatre burning on the Daily Item – Sunbury, PA Website

www.dailyitem.com

Click on Photos, then Photo Gallery, and then Historical Photos and Front Pages.

There is also a picture from the 60’s that has Sunbury’s other theatre, the Strand, in it.

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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Dec 4, 2009 at 9:17 am

Hey Joe Vogel

Can you tell me where I can see the scans of Boxoffice magazine with these 2 articles ? We have started a Strand Theater website and would possibly like to include these. We are looking for any information and photos so any help would be appreciated.

www.strandsunbury.com

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jeffreyt commented about Riviera Theatre on May 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

I live 20 miles from Binghamton and am very familiar with these theatres. The reason for the combined marquee is the Comerford chain which owned these and all the local theatres, basically wanted to save money and build one marquee.

By the way, I have tried to contact the owner through the real estate broker and have had no luck (not even a call back) as I would like to tour both theatres and take photos.

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jeffreyt commented about American Theater on Sep 26, 2008 at 4:20 am

I operated this theatre in the late 70’s. The research we did before opening (for a certificate of occupancy) showed the building opening in 1928. I’m not sure where the information on the top of the page came from, but I don’t think it is accurate.

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jeffreyt commented about American Theater on Sep 25, 2008 at 8:32 am

Hey Lost Memory

The American opened in 1928; 4 years after the organ was installed ?

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jeffreyt commented about Rialto Theater on Mar 29, 2008 at 9:01 am

I have just learned from a past employee of this theatre that it was once named “Victoria”

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jeffreyt commented about Rialto Theater on Nov 15, 2007 at 6:30 am

Here’s a scan of a ticket from the early 1970’s:

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jeffreyt commented about Rialto Theater on Nov 15, 2007 at 6:28 am

Here’s a 1950’s vintage outside shot:
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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Nov 9, 2007 at 11:31 am

I just had a “Tour” of the Strand with Movietime and a friend from Sunbury. Phase One Marketing who owns the building have expanded several times including the buildings on either side of the Strand building in October. It was interesting to see what they’d done with the theatre; unfortunately, there isn’t much semblance to the theatre anymore. The balcony is still intact; it is now used as meeting space. The lobby has been partitioned into offices and cubicles; the old manager’s office is now a Men’s Room ! The old Ladies Room is now a pass-thru to the building next door which was The “Steinhaus” years ago. They do have a “Wall of Fame” which has TONS of old photos going back all the way to the early 1900’s. We may get some copies; if so I will post them. If any members of Cinema Treasures are curious and want to see the photos I took, contact me and I’ll see what I can do.

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jeffreyt commented about American Theater on Sep 9, 2007 at 6:57 am

Here’s a couple of pics from the 1960’s

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jeffreyt commented about Strand Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 6:15 am

Here’s an outside shot from early 1978 (sorry about the quality)

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