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The dirt lot shown in the street view is where the theatre sat…Warren, your links to photo bucket are no longer good. I would love to see them.
Hell!!! might as well park cars in the auditorium like the Michigan!!!!
The public housing is gone (Parkside Homes). It was demolished when they fixed I-75/malfunction Junction.
You might try getting in touch with Wagner Signs of Elyra, OH..http://www.wagnersign.com/ they specialize in historic theatre signage..they might have some knowlege into these letters.
Cinema Treasures..the best thing since sliced bread!
Recieved mine a few days ago…I must say….Well done THS….one of finest publications I have seen! What is next? reprint of “Fox, The Last Word”
Don’t remember the title but I believe it was a Hitchcock film with Carey Grant…it had a chase scene through Radio City Music Hall during a screening!!
Garygadjet…are you there? Please contact me at
What is the name of your organization? What are some of your other projects?
Glad its back on line…I thought for a moment my internet was down…
The corner building is the actual theatre…in the old photo you can see the end on that building on the left….the main building in the old photo is now part of the loft theatre…before that it was a department store….not sure if the structure is original. It was probaly wood, the current building is concrete.
I too am very interested in Theatres of Dayton, OH….I have searched high and low for photos of all the great theatres that use to be here….in particular interior photos…I cannot find anything on the Keiths, Colonial, State, Strand or the Lowes…I have searched the local history room, Montgomery Co. Historical Society and local newspapers…nothing..Would you be interested in sharing your collection? I can be contacted at
Is his show on any internet radio stations????
According to an online source, the state’s organ, opus 1754, style EX3M was removed on 6-2-1995 to the residence of Tom Smith in Dayton, OH. It is listed as being in playable condition.
Located in Fairborn, OH Clink on the link in the above text for more info.
In reference to a previous comment about the movie The Majestic…I recall seeing a behind the scene feature that showed how they built the theatre and other buildings in the movie….I can’t seem to find that feature anymore on the DVD. Does anyone remember this and know where to find it?
The old music palace is now a bar/dance club, I believe the organ is gone, but I do not know what happened to it.
Just taking a stab here….it is Definately not the Ohio Theatre in Columbus….It looks French Rennassiance, might be a Rapp & Rapp, I know they used box seats for alot of their designs….Good luck
Glad to have my old familiar homepage back…..This site has grown so much since I became a member….I talk about my passion (theatres) whenever someone will listen, and I always mention this wonderful site….keep up the great work
Unfortunately, the original sign was replaced this year with a very plain new one…what a shame….
I would try the theatre historical society…they have alot of resources…If you know the name of the architect, that would help as well….I am curious, How did you come across this ticket both? Please share any photos you might have.
I would suggest becoming a members of The League of Historic American Theatres.www.lhat.org This is an organization of various theatre owners, managers and people in the business of operating historic theatres. They have a wealth of info for your project.
Excellent article…you hit on many topics and issues that we all face with our respective beloved theatres..keep it up.
We all have gained from his knowledge…I can only hope one day I can be as knowledgeble as this fine gentleman…He will truly be missed.