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mlind commented about UA Emery Bay Theater on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:14 am

Closed. http://evilleeye.com/in-the-neighborhood/entertainment/public-markets-emery-bay-theater-goes-dim-forever/#more-9222

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mlind commented about UC Theatre on Apr 15, 2014 at 6:24 am

Plans to reopen as a music venue.

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2014/04/14/long-shuttered-uc-theater-to-get-new-marquee-and-new-life/

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mlind commented about California Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 8:03 am

At one point it was called the Fox California.

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mlind commented about Berkeley Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 8:01 am

This was the first theater in Berkeley to have a balcony.

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mlind commented about Lorin Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

The theater was originally located across the street in a building that no longer exists.

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mlind commented about Pastime Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:57 am

This was probably a nickelodeon.

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mlind commented about Varsity Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:57 am

If you look at the picture, you can see remnants of the theater – an outline of the arch and two round windows.

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mlind commented about Opal Theatre on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:55 am

It may have been a nickelodeon.

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mlind commented about It Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:54 am

It was a nickelodeon. The building is still there and the word ‘IT’ is spelled out in tile on the entry.

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mlind commented about Dream Theater on Jan 21, 2013 at 7:52 am

This was a nicholodean. Also called or owned by TD Lukes.

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mlind commented about South Berkeley Photo Theatre on Jun 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I updated the street view to show the building. It’s the one with the light brown double doors. The parking enforcement office has moved, so I doubt the city wants to tear it down.

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mlind commented about Avenue Theatre on Mar 23, 2009 at 9:25 am

Photo:

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mlind commented about State Theater on Mar 20, 2009 at 8:48 am

There are pictures of the State at the Wyandotte County Museum. If anyone wants to check them out (and maybe get copies to post), here is the information:

1982-5-34 State Avenue Theater, 700 block Minnesota avenue, 1930s
1982-5-1797 State Theater, 700 block Minnesota avenue (neg)

N1982-5-915 University of Wichita R.O.T.C. Marching Band,
Minnesota Avenue. Sherwin Williams store and State
Theater with marquee reading, “Joan Crawford, Clark
Gable in Dancing Lady”, c.1932

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mlind commented about Avenue Theatre on Mar 20, 2009 at 8:46 am

There is a picture of the Avenue at the Wyandotte County Museum. The information:

N1983-20-51 Panoramic view of Minnesota Avenue with six General
Motors “Parade of Progress” buses. Avenue Theater with
marquee showing “Ulysses” and “The Black Pirate”,
Western Auto, Ford dealership, Great Western Imperial
Wallpapers, Public Loan Corporation and Feld Chevrolet c. 1941

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mlind commented about Granada Theatre on Mar 20, 2009 at 8:45 am

The Wyandotte County Museum has several pictures of the Granada. The information is below if someone feels the urge.

1982-5-1983 Granada Theater, marquee reads,“All Talking with
Songs and Dances, Betty Compson in ‘Woman to Woman'
c.1930
(neg is #1983)

1983-43-42 Granada Theater, 1000 block Minnesota Avenue, markee
reads, “All Talking with Songs and Dances, Betty
Compson in ‘Woman to Woman’”, c. 1930 (neg)

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mlind commented about Electric Theatre on Mar 20, 2009 at 8:42 am

The Wyandotte County Museum has several old pictures of the Electric. If someone feels the urge, here is the information:

1982-5-598 Electric Theatre, c.1930,razed for urban renewal, 1971
Marquee reads, “William Powell and Big Cast in ‘The
Benson Murder Case’ Screen Song-A Show for the Whole
Family-Sound News”.

1982-5-1446 Electric Theater, 500 block Minnesota. Marquee
advertising George Raft, Miriam Hopkins and Frederick
March in “All of Me”.

5-1-26-a Minn. Ave.– Electric Theatre, Askins, c.1970
5-1-26-b Minn. Ave.– Electric Theatre, Town House Hotel, c.1970
5-1-28-b Minn. Ave.– Electric Theatre, Jay’s Clothing Store c. 1965
5-1-30-b Minn.Ave.– DeGoler’s Drug Store, Electric Theatre,
c.1970

5-1-30-c Minn. Ave.– DeGoler’s Drug Store, Electric Theatre,c 1970
5-1-31-b Minn. Ave. – Electric Theatre, c.1965
5-1-51-a Minn.Ave.– Electric Theater

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mlind commented about Electric Theatre on Mar 18, 2009 at 6:42 am

On a index of photos in the Wyandotte County Museum is:

1965-32-8 Front of Electric Theatre, 8/10/1921 (neg)

Unfortunately, they don’t have any photos online.

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mlind commented about El Cerrito Motor Movies on Mar 5, 2009 at 6:53 am

There was an historic adobe house on the property that belonged to the Peralta Family. It mysteriously burned down when they were planning to build the original El Cerrito Plaza.

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mlind commented about Gillham Theatre on Feb 24, 2009 at 9:12 am

For picture, go to
http://www.kansascity.com/934/gallery/1037218.html

Then click forward to picture # 25.

Sorry.

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mlind commented about Gillham Theatre on Feb 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

Photo located at
http://www.kansascity.com/934/gallery/1037218.html

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mlind commented about Granada Theatre on Oct 10, 2008 at 8:49 am

I guess it didn’t make it. New plans are in this article
http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/834795.html

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mlind commented about Home Theater on Oct 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Found online at View link

True story: During the war years (WWII), while dad was overseas and mother had left with another man, we lived with grandma and grandpa. On Saturday afternoons, grandpa would drop us off at the local theater, named “The Home Theater” on Quindaro Boulevard, about a mile or so from our house on 27th street. We would watch a serial, several cartoons and the main feature. It was usually dark outside when we were ready to come home.

On the Saturday that Frankenstein was shown (1945, I think), they advertised that Frankenstein would be at the theater in person.

I was about six or seven and my sister was 18 months younger. After the Tom Mix serial and the cartoons, Frankenstein, the movie started. About midway through, the film stopped and the theater went dark. A spotlight focused on the stage in front of the screen. Out walked a man leading a remarkable realistically made up Frankenstein’s Monster. Immediately, a hundred kids began screaming. The monster walked down the steps with hands straight out in front of him, with that stiff-legged limp, just as he did in the movie.

As he walked up the aisle, kids by the dozen ran before him in delicious fear.

My sister turned to me and said “Jim, I’m going!”

I thought she meant going to the well-lighted lobby where many kids were now heading.

Wrong! She meant HOME! and safety.

She was no more than five or six at the time and she ran all the way home. After the movie was over and I couldn’t find her, I was starting to panic! (Maybe Frankenstein’s Monster did get her!!!)

I went out to the car to tell grandpa the tragic news and there sat Judy, happy as a clam, eating popcorn.

How a five or six year old girl was able to run more than a mile in the dark, making correctly making several turns onto poorly lighted streets still amazes me to this day.

Grandpa later teasingly asked her, “How did you know Frankenstein wasn’t following you?”

Judy replied “I never looked back!”

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mlind commented about Electric Theatre on Oct 1, 2008 at 12:43 pm

This link shows a postcard street scene with the Electric marquee visible on the right side.
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mlind commented about Electric Theatre on Sep 18, 2008 at 1:54 pm

The link below talks about the ‘original’ Electric being torn down and replaced by new theater in the Spanish Renaissance style around 1922.

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This article talks about the Electric being built in 1906
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So there were two theaters on the same site.

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mlind commented about Harding Theatre on Sep 18, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Scroll down to the end of this article to read about a 94 year old woman’s memories of the Harding.

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