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So, I’m watching an episode of American Pickers. It takes place somewhere in KY. I think it’s episode 22. The guy has a slot machine but I keep seeing a sign on the wall in his place that says Valley Theatre.
Yeah, like Bonn Theater.
Address is 305 S Main from their website:
The Corner Theatre
Built in ‘38, Opened August 11th at 7pm. First movie: Crime Without Passion (1934). Closed: 1990. Longest running movie: ET, 17 weeks, beating out The Sound of Music by a week. March 28, 1961, 3-day picketing for civil rights by UVA students (I won’t even reprint what the sub-headline was that ran) [showing at that time: On The Beach, Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner]. Theatre finally desegregated when Federally compelled in '64.
Demolished 4/13/2013 per video I found on the bottom of the home page of Cinema Treasures just now. At about 10 seconds in, watch the rising shovel and you can catch a couple coats hanging on hooks inside the theatre.
The receipt is dated 1926 I think. Hard to read, not enlargeable.
Looks like they have a show clipping for this theatre, “Godzilla vs The Thing in Colorscope and Voyage to the end of the Universe”
Looks like they also have a scan of a receipt of this theatre posted there.
Penns grove Historical Society’s website:
Broad Theatre 9 South Broad Street, R. Schweiger (1924) est 1917
and other info about their local theatres over the years.
Specifically from the site just posted:
Grove Theater 55 North Broad Street, Frank Bolden, manager
Although, 53 worked better than 55 in Google maps.
The link is from the Penns Grove Historical Society and has some other info about their local theatres over the years.
I noticed it is listed as having 15 screens. It only has 14. One of the 14 is the IMAX.
Sorry gang. Looks like she’s going. Had no idea this was gonna happen until I looked over and saw so today. Check the Photos tab.
To mlively: Outside of Seminole 4, what other theater did work in Charlottesville?
The structure still appears on Google Earth historical imagery up to and including 4/29/2007, but is no longer there on the next image dated 10/30/2008 and onward.
To mlively: The mural was salvaged as was the bronze plaque in the lobby dedicating that theater to Mr. Case. House 7 at the 14 is now dedicated to Mr. Benz (I helped hang that plaque myself at the entrance to the house).
To Giles: It is an all digital theater now.To Chuck1231: More like ‘95, '96
Actually more like 11747
11713 Patterson AVE
1591 Nashville, Highway (by Google reckoning).
Larry, Do you remember what projectors you had?
Was there on the 17th just passed. Saw Kung Fu Panda 2. It’s changeover with 20 minute reels. I told the young fellow he is continuing a lost art. Xenon, of course. Brand new CP650 with new Crown amps. He had some brand new paper tapes (the kind you used to wrap around the reels). He didn’t know what they were for, I explained. It is listed on maps of the post as Theatre #3. I don’t know where the first two are. The Army Finance museum looks alot like a cinema (didn’t get a chance to visit it [a museum for Army Finance, really?]). The whole layout of the place reminds me of the Olive on Knox.
Passed by it on the interstate yesterday morning. Looks like nothing has changed.
Technically. Regal Entertainment Group owns Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres and UA. Chronologically speaking, Regal Cinemas came before Regal Entertainment Group. I tried to find the history piece I read on it, but Wiki seems to have more on Regal Entertainment Group.