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KenRoe commented about Odyssey Cinema on Apr 10, 2014 at 6:45 am

Joe, Richards Theatre (a gay male porn theatre) also operated from this building a couple of storefronts to the west of the Odyessy Theatre.

Regarding Google Street Views going inside buildings, it seems to be a growing trend, and something we cannot control.

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KenRoe commented about Hi-Art Theater on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I have a copy of the Theatre Catalog 1949-1950 edition. There is an index to theatre designers in that edition. Ernest L. Shult is listed in the Texas section (page 162), and names 16 of his theatres. I will go through these on Cinema Treasures and add his name as architect to those theatres we don’t already have him listed for designing.

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KenRoe commented about 1863 Cinema on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:29 am

kpkilburn2: I have now added a page for Cinema 63, Ansted, WV.

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KenRoe commented about Gem Theater on Mar 2, 2014 at 6:31 am

The 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook shows a Pavilion Theatre on Peaks Island, which had 500 seats.

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KenRoe commented about Futurist Cinema on Feb 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Thanks Mark, I have corrected the introduction of the Futurist Cinema.

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KenRoe commented about Reel Cinema on Feb 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

“You Only Live Twice” was released on the Rank Organisation circuit on the last week of August 1967. The Essoldo Quinton could have played the Rank release day and date with Rank Theatres or maybe a week or two later.

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KenRoe commented about Kent Theatre on Jan 19, 2014 at 5:34 am

TheALAN & pham: Google Maps are not always accurate, especially when the street address and Zip Code are incorrectly given when the theatre page is first submitted. In this case, the address & Zip Code are correct, but it is a block off. The Google Street View has been set to the correct location.

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KenRoe commented about State Theatre on Dec 31, 2013 at 2:11 am

I will notify Patrick to take a look at this. He is away until just after the New Year.

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KenRoe commented about Apollo Victoria Theatre on Dec 20, 2013 at 8:45 am

markp: No, this is the Apollo Victoria Theatre, located in the Victoria area of central London.

The Apollo Theatre, on Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s West End district was the theatre in the news last night which had a large section of its main auditorium ceiling collapse into the orchestra level, which also caused damage to the front of the dress circle. Luckily no one was killed although there were seven admitted to hospital with serious (though not life threatening injuries) and 79 others were injured. The Apollo Theatre, was built & opened in 1901 and has seating for 771 in orchestra, dress circle, balcony and upper circle levels. The upper circle is the steepest in London’s West End. It is a Grade II Listed building has always been a playhouse/live theatre, so is not eligible for inclusion on Cinema Treasures.

The accident happened around 40 minutes into a performance of the National Theatre’s hit production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” which had been playing to sell out capacity audiences since opening in March 2013. The cause of the ceiling fall is being investigated, and one possible cause is that London suffered a violent thunderstorm with 15 lightning strikes in one hour and 8mm of rain and hailstones fell! All performances at the theatre have been cancelled until at least 4th January, 2014.

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KenRoe commented about Coronation Cinema on Dec 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm

hutch: I have re-set the Google Street view to the approximate position of the Coronation Cinema, Station Road in New Southgate. However there is no way of correcting the Google Map.

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KenRoe commented about Westworld Cinema on Dec 1, 2013 at 6:06 am

LeonNorman1814: I have added the advertisement in this pages photos section.

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KenRoe commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

MARK; The ‘Cinema Treasures’ book is available at its published retail price $40.00 + p&p from the UK, from the Cinema Theatre Association

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KenRoe commented about Plaza Cinema on Nov 27, 2013 at 1:43 am

nickbits: Thanks for your clarification. I have updated the introduction, and removed the photo of the Town Hall.

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KenRoe commented about Grand Theatre on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:42 am

I have asked Patrick to take a look at the Google Street View problem.

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KenRoe commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

There was a problem with e-mail notifications for a couple of weeks, which has now been fixed.

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KenRoe commented about Nugget Theaters on Nov 6, 2013 at 3:56 am

Correction to the previous post by Nuggeteer; The Nugget Arcade (not the Nugget Theater) was constructed in 1970.

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KenRoe commented about Uptown Theatre on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Thanks Joe, I have corrected the Google Street view.

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KenRoe commented about ABC Clapton on Oct 26, 2013 at 5:00 am

TURBS, Sorry for this late reply to your comment, but I don’t read every comment posted every day on the thousands of cinemas we have on the site. The photos I linked in my comment above are not my photos. I am sure you will be able to use the same link to your Facebook page with no problem. If you wish to use individual photos, then you will have to ask the owner of the Flickr account and if he says ‘yes’, then credit him.

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KenRoe commented about Stadium Theatre on Oct 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

The American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915 listed the People’s Vaudeville Theatre, 2172 Third Avenue.

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KenRoe commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

Chuck, RidgewoodKen, The Lafollette city name on the three theatres will be amended to La Follett.

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KenRoe commented about World's oldest cinema reopens on Oct 18, 2013 at 6:22 am

I would say that the Eden Theatre was most likely a pre-existing live theatre. The Lumiere Brothers were not screening their films in purpose built cinemas, they were to follow later.

In the United Kingdom, the earliest purpose-built cinema is the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton which opened 22nd September 1910. It is still operating as a cinema today.

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KenRoe commented about ABC Wythenshawe on Oct 4, 2013 at 3:38 am

The scene set in a cinema with organ playing, in the film “Brief Encounter”, was filmed on location at the Metropole Cinema, Victoria, London (now demolished)

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KenRoe commented about Empire Picture Palace on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:17 am

It is correctly placed Mike. Thanks

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KenRoe commented about Granada Tooting on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

Homopromos:Pleased to hear you enjoyed your ‘Open House’ visit to the former Granada Theatre today. I was one of the 3 tour guides on duty, so not sure if you were on one of my tours of the building.

The 1936 story is new to me, but I am sure there could be other similar tales, long lost in the annuls of time, or never disclosed and covered up forever.

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KenRoe commented about Dallas Theatre on Sep 12, 2013 at 3:06 am

Hi RidgewoodKen & Chuck, we are currently having problems with the Google Maps and Street views not connecting on any new theatres currently being added. Patrick is working on solving the problem.