Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe commented about Trocadero Cinema on Aug 14, 2017 at 7:59 am

The building housing Kings of Oxford selling scooters, was never part of the Trocadero Cinema. It was built several years after the cinema as a retail unit. The Trocadero Cinema entrance is on the left: the small arched white building with a canopy.

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Ken Roe commented about Century Cinema on Jul 29, 2017 at 5:15 am

bobtomgrim: We have the Empire Cinema, Bedford listed on this site as Granada 3.

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Ken Roe commented about Ster Constantia on Jul 17, 2017 at 3:30 am

The Google map address has been corrected. Please feel free to set the Google streetview to point to the correct location.

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Ken Roe commented about Gaumont Cricklewood on Jun 29, 2017 at 3:32 am

Andrew49:the map location has been corrected.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon South Woodford on Jun 21, 2017 at 2:42 am

Thorpx: Many thanks for pointing out the date typo for tripling in the introduction. It has now been corrected.

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Ken Roe commented about Royal Theatre on May 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm

The 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook give the address of the M&S Royal Theatre as 310 Grand Street.

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Ken Roe commented about Herald Square Theatre on May 8, 2017 at 4:19 am

Acording to Mary C. Henderson’s book “The City and the Theatre” when the Shubert Bros. were leasing the theatre in 1908, they changed the policy to vaudeville and installed comedian Lew Fields as its main attraction.

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Ken Roe commented about Broad Theatre on May 7, 2017 at 5:19 am

The earlier Empire Theatre now has its own page.

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Ken Roe commented about Jacey Film Theatre on May 4, 2017 at 8:58 am

Phillip, locate the photograph on your computor and go to the theatre page you want to download it to. Click on the ‘Photos’ tab and then click the ‘Add a New Photo’ tab and then select the file (photo) you want to download. You can title the photo and type in any details you wish. Click ‘upload Photo’ to finish. It will take several seconds for it to appear on the page, so only click once.

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Ken Roe commented about Theatorium Theater on Apr 1, 2017 at 5:15 am

In the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory the Theatorium is listed as 212 W. Main Street.

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Ken Roe commented about Palace Cinema on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:41 am

Streamlite:Thanks for your information on the Palace Cinema, Glanamman. I have created a page for this cinema and transfered the photograph across.

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Ken Roe commented about Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

Title spelling has been corrected.

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Ken Roe commented about Regent/Odeon Westover Road Bournemouth. on Mar 5, 2017 at 5:15 am

PCT is for the original owners of the Regent Theatre: Provincial Cinematograph Theatres.

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Ken Roe commented about Globe Theatre on Feb 25, 2017 at 4:23 am

Pepperama: I have added a page for the Globe Theatre at Market Street & N. Juniper Street, also a Globe Theatre in the Point Breeze district on S. 17th Street.

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Ken Roe commented about Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theatre on Dec 28, 2016 at 3:00 am

A page has been added for the Zionville Drive-In.

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Ken Roe commented about Paris Theatre on Dec 11, 2016 at 6:08 am

This rarity has been released on Blu-Ray in December 2016.

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Ken Roe commented about American Theatre on Dec 8, 2016 at 4:46 am

dmorrow24:I have added a page for the Manos Theatre, Lisbon. I cannot find any records for an American Theatre in East Palestine. The only other American Theatre listed in Ohio was in Leetonia which has a page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn on Oct 31, 2016 at 8:59 am

Mikeoaklandpartk: This new 7-screen theatre is built on the rear of the plot upon which the 3,250-seat RKO Albee Theatre once stood.

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Ken Roe commented about Herga Cinema on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

thegoodlead: I have added a page for the Bijou/Cinema/Coronet Cinema which you refer to.

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Ken Roe commented about Coronet Printroom on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:12 am

The ‘stage’ is quite large, but it is an ‘open’ stage with no wing space, proscenium or flytower. The upper section of the original proscenium is visible at the rear of the ‘stage’, partially hidden by a theatre set for the production that was on when I visited.

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Ken Roe commented about Coronet Printroom on Oct 4, 2016 at 2:02 am

curmudgeon: Yes, the dress circle seating area remains the same, as does the plaster front of the dress circle. A scaffold structure has been built in the former front stalls to the height of the underside of the dress circle, and floored over to make a stage, which extends from the front of the circle to the front of the proscenium. Currently the original cinema seats in the dress circle have been removed (following asbestos abatement) and loose chairs have been placed there. The upper circle/gallery seating area remains unused.

The seats in the rear stalls beneath the dress circle have been removed and while retaining the original wooden sloping floor, that area is now a bar, with black masking cloth covering the newly installed scaffold supporting the stage. The dressing rooms have been brought back into use after being locked up and derelict for 90 years. Films ‘may’ return to the building in the future, but if this happens it will probably be one off special screenings and not daily cinema use. As it is a Grade II Listed building, any alterations/additions that have been made are removable.

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Ken Roe commented about Carthay Circle Theatre on Aug 27, 2016 at 7:16 am

barryinperth:I have added a 1926 photograph of the auditorium.

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Ken Roe commented about Dreamland Cinema on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:08 am

The Dreamland Amusement Park re-opened in 2015. The Scenic Railway (roller coaster) is Listed Grade II and there may be another couple of rides listed. The Dreamland Cinema building is Grade II* Listed and the animal cages at the rear are Grade II Listed.

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Ken Roe commented about Lake 7 Cinemas on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:20 am

DavidZornig:I have created a page for the 53 Auto-Vue, so you can post your photo there. Thanks for the information.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Theatre on Apr 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

Joe: The 1914-1915 edition of American Film Directory lists the Lyric Theatre, but no address is given, only a P.O. Box number. The Odeon Theatre is also listed. The Lyric could be an earlier name for the Odeon Theatre.