Comments from kathy2trips

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kathy2trips commented about Washington Theatre on Oct 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

Such a beautiful building and it only lasted 15 years. Seems people were just as wasteful then as now.

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kathy2trips commented about Capitol Theater on Oct 6, 2010 at 12:12 am

The exterior is very impressive. Sure wish someone could post some interior shots. I can’t imagine the style is “unknown”.

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kathy2trips commented about Queen Theater on Sep 21, 2010 at 1:51 am

I’d love to see some interior photos. The buildings around it look very nice now. I hope work has already begun.

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kathy2trips commented about Oakman Theatre on Aug 25, 2010 at 2:52 am

The building now houses a landscape company.

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kathy2trips commented about Kramer Theater on Aug 20, 2010 at 4:15 am

A good photo from approx. the 1940s:
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kathy2trips commented about Fabian Theatre on Aug 17, 2010 at 3:13 am

A good current interior shot in color is here: View link

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kathy2trips commented about Roosevelt Theatre on Apr 19, 2010 at 2:19 am

It was directly in the path of the future I-94. A terrible loss.

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kathy2trips commented about Mayfair Theatre on Dec 28, 2009 at 1:14 am

Have you seen this article? Apparently, this guy got a lot of architectural salvage out of the Mayfair and had it reconstructed, in his house! Unless I had too much wine tonight and got it wrong. But the photos are amazing!

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kathy2trips commented about Ramona Theater on Dec 6, 2009 at 2:40 am

That was such a pretty neighborhood. I’m so sad to hear it’s gone downhill. I used to go to the Romona, as well as the Harper and the Vogue, depending on what was showing.

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kathy2trips commented about Gem Theatre on Dec 6, 2009 at 1:09 am

An exterior shot from the “bad old days”: View link

All the more amazing when you see the “before” pictures. If this doesn’t sell you on the notion of recycling historic buildings, I don’t know what will.

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kathy2trips commented about Strand Theater on Nov 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Here’s a link to a poster for the Strand when it was still The Jeffers in 1911: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1911jeffers.jpg

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kathy2trips commented about Eastown Theatre on Nov 18, 2009 at 3:42 am

Now it’s for sale for one million. Sure hope someone saves it. View link

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kathy2trips commented about Flatroc Theater on Nov 1, 2009 at 5:04 am

It was featured in a documentary in 1952 about the proposed 20% admissions tax, shown recently on TMC.

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kathy2trips commented about Farnum Theatre on Mar 10, 2009 at 1:46 am

A large Family Dollar now occupies the spot at 9048 Joseph Campau, as well as 9028. The address of the family dollar is 9028.

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kathy2trips commented about Martha Washington Theatre on Mar 10, 2009 at 1:17 am

There is now a large Wendy’s with drive-thru on that site. However, on the right of the photo linked above, the bank on the corner of Joseph Campau and Caniff still exists, as well as the white-tiled hamburger stand next to the bank.

The block on the opposite side of the street remains intact, though badly in need of historically appropriate renovation and repair.

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kathy2trips commented about Lyceum Theater on Oct 15, 2008 at 2:32 am

Here is another photo showing the Lyceum from the Virtual Motor City/Wayne State University website.

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The Caption says “New Detroit Theater” and dated 5-10-1911. You can just barely make out the name on the building.

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kathy2trips commented about Majestic Theater on Jul 26, 2008 at 5:45 am

Hi, John: You can try the WSU Virtual Motor City Site. Here’s the link for the Majestic: View link

You can also look at the archives of the DetroitYes.com website. The threads include lots of photos…some of them personal vintage shots.

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kathy2trips commented about Palace Theatre on May 28, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Duh….it’s “GhostHUNTERS” on SciFi. “Ghostbusters” is a movie. Double duh!

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kathy2trips commented about Palace Theatre on May 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Featured on “Ghostbusters” on the SciFi Channel tonight. Very interesting episode.

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kathy2trips commented about Cole Theatre on May 19, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Wow, LM, that 1920’s photo is awesome. The current photos show the facade can use some work. I hope they get a cool marquee with some neon. Really packs a punch in small town downtowns.

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kathy2trips commented about Adams Theater on Jan 19, 2008 at 4:16 am

Evidently, Detroit had quite a flourishing and influential entertainment industry going in the early 1900s. A very interesting article on John Kunsky can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H._Kunsky

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kathy2trips commented about Palms Theater on Jan 7, 2008 at 10:10 am

Franniem: From where have you gotten your information? Who is behind this effort?

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kathy2trips commented about Santa Rosa Theatre on May 15, 2007 at 1:40 pm

Dang! Another one bites the dust! Let us know what goes up in its place. Probably a generic something….McDonalds or Walgreens.

Bet you can count the number of vintage theaters left in Houston on one hand, now.

This city sucks when it comes to historical preservation. It’s been proven that preservation is income-generating, particularly in a town like this, where old, quality structures are rare. This mentality is totally frustrating.

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kathy2trips commented about Cole Theatre on Feb 26, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Hard to tell, from the night photos, but seems to be looking better. Wonder what they’ve got planned for the inside?

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kathy2trips commented about Eastown Theatre on Dec 5, 2006 at 8:23 pm

In 2004 it was 2 Million, now 2 years later, it’s 2.5 Mil? All things considered, it seems like an outrageous price, prohibiting any kind of meaningful rehabilitation.

How do they justify that amount?