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jimroy commented about Lyric Theater on Dec 2, 2013 at 4:52 am

Yeah Stephen. Most of that is from the Historical society I believe. Had it up here for awhile now http://scottymoore.net/indianapolis.html Check out Paul’s pix too. Thanks.

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jimroy commented about Lyric Theater on Sep 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Thanks Paul. My email is at the bottom of each of the pages on Scotty’s site too if that helps, just click on my name.

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jimroy commented about Lyric Theater on Sep 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Many thanks for the history of the theater you’ve presented here. I used much of it for a page for Scotty Moore’s website today about his appearances there with Elvis in 1955 http://scottymoore.net/indianapolis.html I would very much like to see the pix pauln32 has of Faron Young and Ray Price there. Send me an email if you would. Thanks again

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jimroy commented about Carolina Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm

http://scottymoore.net/charlotte.html

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jimroy commented about Carolina Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

http://scottymoore.net/spartanburg.html

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jimroy commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 31, 2013 at 9:53 am

only what’s visible in this photo http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/123134944

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jimroy commented about Showcase Cinemas 1 - 6 on Sep 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

awesome

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jimroy commented about Capitol Theater on Aug 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

The Capitol Theater at 139 Common St. in Lawrence, near the intersection of Jackson St. opened in 1928 and operated until 1956. It was advertised as “The first Theater in the world built for talking pictures.”

see http://www.pbase.com/jroy/capitol for pix

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jimroy commented about Joy Drive-In on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Thanks NYozoner. The family had initally given me a location for it a few hundred yards west of there but you helped pinpoint it.
Here’s more on the history of the place

http://scottymoore.net/minden.html

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jimroy commented about RKO Keith's Theater on Dec 29, 2010 at 8:15 am

My guess is yes, it is Lowell. The building looks to match the one in the postcard of Lowell from 1913 though the marquee had obviously changed by the ‘40s. Great shot, thanks.

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jimroy commented about Joy Drive-In on Dec 8, 2010 at 6:03 am

The photo that Lost Memory posted was not the Joy Drive-In in Minden, it was the Joy Drive-In in Shreveport on Greenwood Rd where the main Post Office is located now. That is the one that is referred to in the post above by Don Lewis and Billy Smith. It was owned I believe by Edgar Hand and Joy Houck.
I will have more on the Joy Drive-In in Minden later.

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jimroy commented about Broadway Theatre on Sep 23, 2010 at 6:27 am

Thanks Don, there’s that and others here
Theater Row

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jimroy commented about Crown Theater on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:50 am

I was going by the place last night and noticed it all lit up. The Electrical Distrubutor place is now gone and the building is now operated as a gym to teach Karate, Mixed Martial Arts, Self Defence and Kun Khmer (Cambodian) Kick Boxing. I walked through it a little and they have a full size boxing ring in the area where the fron to the stage would be. After the theater moved out years ago they built a floor/cieling from the balcony to the rear wall. I was told there are still remnants of the balcony upstairs and was invited to tour the place some time during the day if I go back. Maybe this weekend.

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jimroy commented about Hippodrome Theatre on May 10, 2010 at 5:53 am

here is a very high res photo from 1905
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8145?size=_original

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jimroy commented about Lawrence Opera House on May 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm

here are a couple of shots from 1928 (one actually) I recently got that show the the B&L built bridge along side the Central Bridge and the depot in the rear of the Opera house. You can also see the front of the Empire theater to the right.

http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/124331297
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/124331298

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jimroy commented about Merrimack Square Theater on Apr 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I’ve added Hathaway’s as the Playhouse Theater
/theaters/32544/

Here you’ll find the picture that Ruth had and some others
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/low_casto
Thanks Ruth

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jimroy commented about Playhouse Theatre on Apr 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm

here are some photos
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/low_casto

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jimroy commented about Merrimack Square Theater on Apr 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Hi Ruth,
I don’t have much that isn’t available in the photo books of Lowell and what I got out of the directories in the library there. I’d love to see that photo and possibly add it to the galleries crediting you if you’re willing. Did I get the proper corner?
you can contact me through http://scottymoore.net/contact.htm

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jimroy commented about Merrimack Square Theater on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:55 am

All I know of Hathway’s in Lowell is what I listed. If its the same hathaway as the other cities then he didn’t build it in Lowell, he bought it and renamed it. The next time I go back to the libraries there I’ll see what else they have on it since I didn’t really look in any detail.
Here, though, is a 1906 obit in the Sun about a policeman who worked the beat at Hathaway's
View link

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jimroy commented about Merrimack Square Theater on Apr 14, 2010 at 9:37 am

Hi Robert,
From what I know of the name Hathaway, according to the city directories it was located up the block and around the corner from Rogers Pool, on Shattuck at the corner of Market (or Market at the corner of Shattuck). I’m betting it was where the parking lot to the Athenian Corner is now.
It started sometime before 1896 as the Savoy until 1902, then the Casto Theatre from 1903 to 1905, Hathaway’s Theatre from 1906 to 1912 and finally the Playhouse Theatre from 1913 to 1918.

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jimroy commented about Rialto Theater on Apr 14, 2010 at 7:32 am

I’ve added one from 1941 couresty Ron Salters
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/123593223

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jimroy commented about RKO Keith's Theater on Apr 14, 2010 at 7:29 am

I’ve added a couple of shots from 1941 and 1949 courtesy Ron Salters
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/123593124
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/123593102

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jimroy commented about Merrimack Square Theater on Apr 14, 2010 at 7:25 am

Here is a shot from 1941 courtesy Ron Salters
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/123593267

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jimroy commented about Capitol Theater on Apr 14, 2010 at 7:24 am

Here is a the photo courtesy Ron Salters
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/123593268

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jimroy commented about Palace Theater on Apr 14, 2010 at 7:18 am

Here is the photo courtesy Ron Salters that he mentioned above.
http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/123593260

The Jane Powell movie he mentions on the Marquee is “Nancy goes to Rio