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The Metropolitan Theater is listed in the 1938 Film Daily Yearbook with 300 seats.
The Norwood Theatre is listed in a 1915 Norwood business directory at 4720 Montgomery, so it dates back to at least 1915.
The location given is Avenue de la République or in English, Avenue of the Republic.
Here is a 1981 photo of the Center Theatre.
The text with the photo above gives the number of seats for the Spokane Theatre as 1,200.
I agree. Many of those articles sound like they were written by the theatre owner or manager and given to the newspaper to print. The seat counts are sometimes exaggerated along with the cost of building the theatre. My main interest in those articles are finding opening dates or building a timeline for a particular theatre. Occasionally the article will include an address or location for the theatre. Even though a number of these old articles are mostly hype, I still enjoy reading them.
Lincoln Theatre circa 1916.
Spokane Theatre circa 1913.
Published on December 16, 1924.
Published in the Newtown Register on July 9, 1914.
The new Apollo Theatre on Woodside avenue, Winfield, is doing a rushing business. The highest class of photo plays with a daily change of bill are being presented, and that they are highly appreciated by the public is amply proven by the large audiences that throng the place at every performance.
The building is up to date in every respect and is fitted up with every convenience. The performances are all well worth seeing, and a more delightful way of spending an evening than seeing these exhibitions could not be found.
The Apollo Theatre opened in 1914.
This was published in the Newtown Register on June 11, 1914.
The beautiful Apollo Theatre of Winfield has opened. Mrs. Theresa Schultze, owner of the theatre, has spared no expense in securing the comfort and safety of the public. The building is absolutely fireproof and sanitary in every way. It has an 18 inch firewall around it, with four exits, in front of the theatre, two on Meyers avenue and two entering a five-foot alley belonging to the theatre. No foul or hot air will be allowed to remain in the building, for there are five ventilators and a 42-inch suction motor fan in the centre which will create a circulation of pure air at all times.
A great deal of credit must be given to Andrew Baumler, brother of Mrs. Theresa Schultze who superintended the arrangements of the theatre from its inception. He has been in the theatrical business for many years, having had large acts and shows here and abroad. Go and see for yourselves what Mrs. Theresa Schultze has done for the pleasure loving public of this vicinity.
That is interesting. Anything is possible with these old theatres, although it is kind of odd that the Steeplechase Theatre would be located in another park. I haven’t found Thompson’s Moving Pictures Theatre mentioned in any newspapers so far. I’ll look again.
I did find two other theatres mentioned. Vollmer’s Chrystal (spelled with an “H” instead of Crystal) Moving Picture Theatre that was operating in 1913. No address given. I saw an ad from 1915 for a Hippodrome Theatre. The location given in the ad is Ocean Walk near Hollywood Avenue. I believe that Hollywood Avenue is now Beach 101st Street.
The Bronwyn Theatre opened on January 21, 1946.
This was also known as the Elks Opera House. Here is a photo.
The Arena Theatre is listed in the 1949 Film Daily Yearbook at the address above with 559 seats.
A 1976 photo can be seen here.
LuisV, if I post the code in this comment, you probably won’t be able to see it. This webpage will show you the code necessary to create a link to another webpage. Read the part about HTML links. I hope that this helps you.
This theatre is not only closed, someone trashed the interior. You can read about it and watch a news video here.
The New Unity Christian Fellowship Church is currently located at this address.
The link does work. Here is a clickable version of the link to the article that LuisV posted.
Majestic Theater circa 1951.
Opened as the Savoy Theatre on December 28, 1929. The feature film was Al Jolson in “Say It with Songs”.
Published on December 21, 1929.
Ads are in the photo section.
Published on December 1, 1920.