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Mike Richardson commented about Vinegar Hill Theatre on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Closed 9:20 PM August 4th, 2013

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Mike Richardson commented about McCook Theater on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Dayton properties to be demolished for new development

Tristan Navera

Dayton Business Journal

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 1:26pm EDT

A Lexington-based real estate firm plans to demolish two properties along Keowee Street as part of a larger redevelopment plan.

Garrett Day LLC bought the former Love Boutique at 1267 N. Keowee St. from the Montgomery County Land Reutilization Corp., and bought the former Royal Motel at 1450 N. Keowee St. at auction for $15,000. Mike Heitz, president of Garrett Day, said the company plans to demolish both buildings by September for potential future retail use.

Heitz said he expects it will cost $40,000 to $50,000 to demolish 1267 N. Keowee St. and about $80,000 to demolish 1450 N. Keowee St., both of which were vacant buildings which had become eyesores, he said, adding that the company would like to buy more land in the area for future development.

Garrett Day has acquired several similar vacant properties in the city within the past year to demolish and redevelop, including the former Dayton Executive Inn at 2401 Needmore Road, the former Rita Construction site at 824 Leo St., and a former industrial site at 1801 Home Ave.

Heitz has said he believes systematic redevelopment of area brownfields — commercial properties kept from redevelopment because of potential contaminants — is the key to Dayton’s recovery and a good long-term investment for his company.

“We want to be in a good planning position when people start building again,” Heitz said.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about McCook Theater on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

http://m.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2013/06/12/dayton-properties-to-be-demolished-for.html?r=full

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Mike Richardson commented about Staunton Mall Cinema 6 on Jul 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I don’t think this is open anymore.

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Mike Richardson commented about Seminole Square 4 on Jul 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

Hopefully this posts. It’s a little video from the No Comment section of earlessrabbit:

http://www.earlessrabbit.com/category/no-comment/

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Mike Richardson commented about Valley Theater on Jun 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

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.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about Valley Theater on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

Yeah, like Bonn Theater.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about State Theatre on Jun 4, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Address is 305 S Main from their website:

http://www.culpepertheatre.org/

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Mike Richardson commented about University Theatre on May 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm

From http://www.earlessrabbit.com/category/barefoot-excursions-with-coy/

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.

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Mike Richardson commented about Victoria Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about Broad Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

The receipt is dated 1926 I think. Hard to read, not enlargeable.

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Mike Richardson commented about Grove Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Looks like they have a show clipping for this theatre, “Godzilla vs The Thing in Colorscope and Voyage to the end of the Universe”

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about Broad Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Looks like they also have a scan of a receipt of this theatre posted there.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about Broad Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Penns grove Historical Society’s website:

http://upnhistory.org/MerchantsBook10A.html

has

Broad Theatre 9 South Broad Street, R. Schweiger (1924) est 1917

and other info about their local theatres over the years.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about Grove Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson commented about Grove Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

http://upnhistory.org/MerchantsBook10A.html

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Mike Richardson commented about Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

I noticed it is listed as having 15 screens. It only has 14. One of the 14 is the IMAX.

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Mike Richardson commented about Seminole Square 4 on Mar 1, 2013 at 4:17 am

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.

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Mike Richardson commented about Westover Theatre on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

To mlively: Outside of Seminole 4, what other theater did work in Charlottesville?

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Mike Richardson commented about Terrace Triple Theatre on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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.

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Mike Richardson commented about Seminole Square 4 on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

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).

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Mike Richardson commented about Regal Cinemas Downtown Mall Cinema 6 on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm

To Giles: It is an all digital theater now.
To Chuck1231: More like ‘95, '96

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Mike Richardson commented about Patterson Drive-In on Jan 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Actually more like 11747

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Mike Richardson commented about Patterson Drive-In on Jan 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm

11713 Patterson AVE

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Mike Richardson commented about Patterson Drive-In on Jan 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

37degrees35'58.69"N, 77degrees37'43.68"W