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Just came back from Dayton yesterday and she’s gone. By the looks of it, the roof finally collapsed by May of 2012 and they hauled her off by October 2013.
The building at 53 or 55 Walnut RD looks strikingly like the building in the ad (those frames in the walls look like poster case frames too) and looks to match the directions in the map in the ad. From the Google Earth view, it looks like the electrical trough for the channel letters of the original sign in the ad may still be there. Actually, if you scroll in on the street view, you can see the trough with the PK housings the Neon, backlighting the channel letters, penetrated through.
Article from Richmond.com scheduled to close this year.
Currently for sale according to their website (and they don’t take credit cards). …12 ACRES +/– COMMERCIAL. FOR INFO CONTACT ALAN UPDIKE @ 260-359-2472. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.
From a Wilmington Fire Department photo page, Engine Company No. 8 @ Warner Theatre. No other info.
Closed. Last shows were Thursday November 20, 2014
Closed 9:20 PM August 4th, 2013
Dayton properties to be demolished for new development
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.
I don’t think this is open anymore.
Hopefully this posts. It’s a little video from the No Comment section of earlessrabbit:
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.