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Predator commented about Grand Theatre on Jul 31, 2020 at 10:13 am

From the Historic New England website. “Opened in 1910, G. W. Kimball owned the theater and leased it to H. DeMotte Perry. The theater hosted vaudeville acts and movies. The theater was destroyed in a fire on January 19, 1920.”

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Predator commented about Summit Hippodrome Theatre on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:18 pm

At one time this theatre was known as Cine Tony.

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Predator commented about Lyceum Theatre on Jul 10, 2018 at 2:44 pm

An opening ad for the Noflaw theatre shows the opening date as November 27th.

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Predator commented about Crane Theatre on Jul 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm

The Crane theatre was located at 109 W. Fifth St. The building was destroyed by fire in 2016.

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Predator commented about Sky-Hi Drive-In on Apr 4, 2018 at 8:38 am

The screen was toppled by hurricane Carla in 1961. The drive-in was abandoned until 1968 when the property was purchased by the Fayette County Veterinary Clinic which is still located at 227 Svoboda Lane today.

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Predator commented about Super Show Cinema on Mar 25, 2018 at 3:36 pm

A bomb damage report dated November 13th, 1940 states, “Bomb burst inside auditorium, Cinema closed.”

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Predator commented about Liberty Theatre on Mar 13, 2018 at 11:16 am

The Liberty Theatre was designed by the Sydney based architects, Guy Crick and Bruce Furse.

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Predator commented about State Theatre on Mar 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm

The Auditorium Theatre opened January 28th, 1918. Reopened as the State Theatre April 21st, 1930.

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Predator commented about Capitol Theatre on Feb 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

The sign does not appear on a 2017 Google map photo.

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Predator commented about Majestic Theatre on Jan 23, 2018 at 12:17 pm

A 1916 article about the Majestic Theatre gives an address of 365 3rd Street.

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Predator commented about Plymouth Theatre on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

This theatre was originally known as the Opera House which was built around 1909.

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Predator commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The address for the Palace theatre is 101 North 9th Street.

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Predator commented about Roxy Theater on Nov 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

The address for the Roxy Theatre is 536 East Main Street.

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Predator commented about Woods Theatre on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:48 am

Information from the National Register of Historic Places.

“The Majestic Theater was constructed circa 1912 at 510 D Street and added to the entertainment choices of Jefferson County residents. With the increasing popularity of motion pictures, theater owners began erecting architecturally significant buildings to offer an enchanting atmosphere to patrons. These motion picture houses were usually located in the heart of the commercial district.

The 1926 Bonham Theater stands as a fine example of this new type of entertainment facility. Located at 519 E Street, the theater was constructed at a cost of $100,000. In 1929, the first talking picture was shown in the Bonham. Undoubtedly the owner of the Bonham had marketing of his business in mind when, in 1940, he hired Hanns Teichert of Chicago to remodel the interior of the theatre."

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Predator commented about Indie on Main on Aug 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The Keyser Theatre reopened as the Indie on Main on June 3rd, 2017. From their webpage: “The Indie on Main offers open venue space and staging area for artists, performers, musicians, writers, speakers and other social arts activities”. The theatre will also show classic films and documentaries. The address given on their webpage is 15 North Main.

http://www.theindieonmain.com/

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Predator commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 12, 2017 at 9:53 am

The Strand Theatre has reopened as a performing arts theatre. The address should be 12 North Saginaw Street.

Web page

http://flagstarstrandtheatrepontiac.com/

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Predator commented about Bird's Hall on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:00 am

Only the Bird Hall clock tower remains. The rest of the building was destroyed by a fire in the 1990’s.

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Predator commented about Lake Theatre on Jul 24, 2017 at 7:39 am

Hello again Joe Vogel. The revised link to the 1973 photo works flawlessly. I appreciate your helping me with this theatre.

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Predator commented about Lake Theatre on Jul 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Hello Joe Vogel, thank you for the additional information that you have supplied. Additional research indicates that Johnson’s Opera House, Armory and Rib Lake Theatre would be earlier names prior to Gem Theatre. Lake Theatre should be the primary name that this theatre is listed as since that was its final name. The New Lake Theatre could have its own page since it was at another location.

Unfortunately your link to the 1973 photo returns a 404 error.

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Predator commented about Plaza Theatre on Jul 19, 2017 at 11:43 am

The phone number must have been changed. Box office number is 304-224-1518.

Plaza Theatre website,

http://www.weirtonplazatheatre.com/

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Predator commented about Plainfield Theatre on Jun 12, 2017 at 7:38 am

The Plainfield Opera House was built around 1902. It is located at 107 South Main Street.

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Predator commented about Lyceum Theatre on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:18 am

Opened around 1897 as the Harris Lyceum Theatre. The building was damaged by a fire in the 1950s and was later demolished.

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Predator commented about Strand Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:32 am

The Strand Theatre was located on West High Street which appears to be West High Avenue on a current map.

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Predator commented about Capitol Theatre on May 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

The Capitol Theatre was located on South Mercer Street. The theatre was destroyed in a February 1932 fire. The building was demolished six years later.

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Predator commented about Reagan Twin Drive-In on May 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm

The Reagan Drive-In was twinned in 1952. Parking spaces increased to 415 total.