Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Orpheum Theater on Jan 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez: I have added a page for the original 1903 Orpheum Theatre.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Rainbow Drive-In on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm

From the film titles this would be February-March 1953.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Rainbow Drive-In on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

The Rainbow Drive-In is listed as a drive-in theatre in editions of Theatre Catalog. It is still listed as open (as a drive-in) in the 1957 edition of Film Daily Yearbook.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Tower Drive-In on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:08 pm

The Tower Drive-In is listed in the 1952 edition of Theatre Catalog with 200 car capacity operated by Billy King. The Aitkin Drive-In is also listed but no mention of a Fox Drive-In.

In the 1953-1954 edition of Theatre Catalog the Tower Drive-In (now 400 cars( and the Fox Drive-In (600 cars) are listed as being operated by Consolidated Theatre out of Charlotte, NC.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about ABC Monkseaton on Jan 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

JohnGn: Thanks for the update. The address and Google Street View have been corrected.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Superior Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

AlAlvarez: You may have hit upon something there, but, the Superior Theatre is listed in Film Daily Yearbooks for 1926, 1927, 1928 & 1929 with 600 seats. The Cherokee Theatre is listed in 1926 with 500 seats, In 1927 and 1928 it is listed as the New Regent Theatre (500 seats), but not listed in 1929.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Superior Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

AndrewBarrett: I have now added a page for the Superior Theatre on E. 81st Street.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Barnes Theatre on Dec 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Having now some access to some more editions of Film Daily Yearbooks, the Barnes Theatre is first listed as open in 1933 (1,300 seats Allerton Avenue and Barnes Avenue). From 1934 – 1940 it is listed as (Closed), then disappears from future listings. Could it only have operated as a movie theatre for 1 year, then went over to live theatre use, or was it ‘mothballed’, never to reopen?

The 1,232-seat Allerton Theatre is listed as open during these years.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Biscoe Drive-In on Dec 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm

NYozoner: The other drive-in in Biscoe was the 220 Drive-In, and I have added a page for it.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Bell Theater on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Chris1982; I have added a page for the Bell Theatre on W. Madison Street.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Star Cinema on Dec 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Google Map and Street View have been corrected.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Directors Guild of America Theater on Nov 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

Ed Miller; There is a page for the New Century Theatre as the Central Park Theatre #7049. We would love you to post your photo on that page.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Bingley Hippodrome on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm

HJHill: The Google Street View and map have been corrected.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Odeon Temple Fortune on Nov 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Map & street view corrected.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Gala Cinema on Nov 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Map & street view corrected.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Alhambra Theatre on Nov 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Leicester Square fa├žade.

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Ken Roe commented about ABC Huddersfield on Nov 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm

cine25goer;Sadly, the website I linked for the photo has now gone down. It was not my photo.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Empire Cinema on Nov 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Bob, The photograph is incorrect, and should be moved to the Ilford Hippodrome Theatre page. HJHill, can you please repost it? Thanks

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Perhaps the Empire on Nov 1, 2014 at 10:38 pm

The large building in the centre of the photograph is the Ilford Hippodrome Theatre, not the Empire Cinema.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Palladium Teatren on Oct 22, 2014 at 11:06 am

Joe;I made a typo, I have corrected the opening date to 1920.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Unit Four Cinemas on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm

HJHill; I have found the seating capacities of Unit Four and updated the details in the introduction text and the number of seats box.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about ABC Islington on Oct 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

michaelbrent; The auditorium is intact, but only the stalls area is currently being used by the church. The church have built a new ‘proscenium’ in front of the original one. This is a ‘temporary’ structure which can easily be removed. Also, as they are only using the stalls area, a false ceiling made of cloth has been hung across from the front underside of the circle towards the ‘temporary’ proscenium. This too can easily be removed when they bring the circle back into use. It will assist in retaining the heat in the stalls area during winter, and hides the upper levels of the cinema which are still painted in Mecca Bingo colours.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Odeon Wood Green on Oct 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

Photographed in May 1933 playing the Gaumont release.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about 68th Street Playhouse on Aug 8, 2014 at 11:51 am

The 1930 edition of Film Daily Yearbook lists the 68th Street Playhouse, 68th Street & 3rd Avenue with 1,269 seats (obviously a mis-print) as in the 1931 edition of FDY it is listed with 409 seats.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

Mike(Saps) One reason for a theatre being ‘updated’ is the change of the main photo on the page. Photos change due to the number of ‘hits’ each one receives.