Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe commented about Lyric Theater on Aug 18, 2015 at 2:21 am

129 N. Main Street wont map correctly, so I have set it to the address shown.

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Ken Roe commented about AMC Saratoga 14 on Aug 16, 2015 at 3:49 am

LC: I have created a page for the Saratoga 6.

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Ken Roe commented about Rex Theatre on Aug 15, 2015 at 7:43 am

Correct spelling of the main movie title is “The Reluctant Dragon”.

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Ken Roe commented about The Regent Stamford Hill. on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:54 am

An early photograph, taken before Regent Court flats were built on each side of the Regent Cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Empire Cinema on Jun 28, 2015 at 7:34 am

goodshow: I took a look at the Imperial War Museum website, and as you say, there are several war-time photos of cinemas. Thanks for the information.

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Ken Roe commented about Empire Cinema on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:12 am

goodshow: What a great photograph of the left side stairs in the foyer of the original Empire Theatre. I have not seen this before. Great find!

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Ken Roe commented about Strand Theatre on Jun 18, 2015 at 2:37 am

Photographed in October 1922, when “To Have and To Hold” was released.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Halifax on May 25, 2015 at 6:54 am

The Cinema Theatre Association (CTA) visited the Mecca Bingo Club (former Odeon Halifax) a couple of years ago. I don’t think we were allowed access into the former projection box. I certainly didn’t get in there to take photos. Maybe former projectionist have photographs of the projection box, or another source is possibly the CTA archive (although photos of projection boxes back in the day are quite rare).

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Ken Roe commented about Reese Theatre on May 22, 2015 at 3:17 am

The 1946 edition of Theatre Catalog states the Reece Theatre was built for Reese Harrington. That could be a misprint and possibly they meant to say a ‘Mr. Reese of Harrington’?

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Halifax on May 22, 2015 at 2:49 am

danny18badel: Are you certain it was “Confessions of a Window Cleaner” as that was released in August 1974 and would have been an over one year ‘old’ film by the date of the Odeon closing? “Confessions of a Pop Performer” was released in July 1975.

Did Rank bring back ‘Window Cleaner’ or do we have the incorrect year of closing?

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Ken Roe commented about Revilla Theatre on May 13, 2015 at 6:47 am

Joe: Alaska does not feature in the theatre lists in the 1952, 1955 or 1957 Film Daily Yearbooks.

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Ken Roe commented about Plaza Theatre on May 13, 2015 at 3:43 am

MoviePeter:The Google Street view has now been corrected.

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Ken Roe commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 7, 2015 at 6:30 am

The still operating Vue, Birmingham, England U.K. is another 30 screen cinema, but with 277 less seats than the AMC Mesquite 30.

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Ken Roe commented about Eastwood Theatre on Apr 12, 2015 at 4:17 am

Y & W Management Corp. were based in Indianapolis, IN. R.R. Young was the Secretary-Treasurer and Marc J. Wolf was the President & General Manager.

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Ken Roe commented about "Cinema screens return to medieval town of Rye" From Rye, England. on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:31 am

Orlando & Senosock: We are looking for a volunteer to take control of the news blog, hence no new postings on here for the past few weeks.

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Ken Roe commented about Blue Balcony Cinema on Mar 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

When doing a search the default is for currently operating ‘Open’ theatres. To see all theatres click on the ‘All Theatres’ button.

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Ken Roe commented about Regal Cinema on Mar 6, 2015 at 8:11 am

FanaticalAboutOdeon: Your comment actually relates to the former Savoy/Gaumont/Odeon, which has its own page on Cinema Treasures as the Focus Cinema.

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Ken Roe commented about Heights Theater on Mar 5, 2015 at 3:23 am

The Wadsworth Theatre now has its own page.

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Ken Roe commented about Shipley Picture House on Mar 4, 2015 at 1:52 am

HJHill:I have reset the Google Map, if you wish to now set the correct streetview.

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Ken Roe commented about Theatorium on Feb 10, 2015 at 6:37 am

wolfgirl500:The information text in the heading is taken from The Billboard, March 21, 1908 edition. It lists nickelodeons across the USA, but is not fully comprehensive, only listing 3 in Youngstown, which I have added pages for on Cinema Treasures, other two being the Edison Theatre and the Luna Theatre.

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Ken Roe commented about Orpheum Theater on Jan 10, 2015 at 4:54 am

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

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Ken Roe commented about Rainbow Theatre on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:13 am

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

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Ken Roe commented about Tower Drive-In on Jan 4, 2015 at 12:08 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.

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Ken Roe commented about ABC Monkseaton on Jan 1, 2015 at 7:03 am

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

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Ken Roe commented about Superior Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 8:37 am

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.