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Name of the theater has been changed along with that of the bank sponsoring it; it’s now the Santander Performing Arts Center. Web site has moved here.
Theater will close for renovations in June, then reopen under new management. Renew Theaters, a nonprofit that runs three single screens in Pennsylvania, will be the new operator. NJ.com story here.
Former employee arrested and charged in the robbery. WPVI story here.
Revenues have dropped, so the Ritz will present a fund-raising show on April 5. Philly.com story here.
Sold for $100,000 to a company called Community Capital Investment, whose plans for the theater are unknown. DNAInfo story here.
Named as one of the city’s ten most endangered buildings by Preservation Chicago. A presumably recent picture is photo #5 of the slideshow that accompanies this Chicago Tribune article.
Photographer decides to use Palace for photo shoot; she and model find themselves locked in after workmen leave. The fire brigade saves the day. Plymouth Herald story here.
From the context of the story it would seem that the cinema is under renovation, but details are lacking.
A sale of the Congress is announced, but there are complications—two other entities say they have right of first refusal. WBEZ story here.
A craft brewer wants to open a brewery and taproom in the former Hub. DNAInfo story here.
Description on theater page has 2013 for year of demolition. (Yes, it takes a while for that new year to sink in.)
Sir Run Run has died at age 106. It looks like he had a life that could inspire several movies. New York Times obituary here.
Boxoffice for July 11,1953 says that “The New Egypt, New Egypt, has shuttered.” Was it a new name for this theater? I would be surprised if the town had two.
The Auditorium may be partially visible at the far left of this picture. I think I can see “TOR” on a sign or marquee; “IUM” could be blocked by the traffic light. It’s the correct block and the correct side of the street. The main subject of the picture is a theater called the New Garden, which doesn’t seem to be listed here yet.
Honey Waldman, who with her husband renovated this theater and opened it as the Tappan Zee Playhouse in 1958, died December 8 in Manhattan. She was 87. New York Times obituary here.
The renovation into housing has been completed.
On the search pages, when you click a link from the list of theaters a pop-up for the theater that was clicked opens on the map, and that pop-up contains a link to the theater page. If the link you click isn’t close to the top of the list, the map is scrolled off of your screen and it looks like nothing happened. My brain tells me that those links used to go directly to the theater pages, but it’s been wrong before.
Hometown Pasadena tells the story of the Egyptian/Uptown from 1925 to 1936 in “Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies,” Part 3 and Part 4.
…and for U.S. readers it’s behind a paywall.
Is it confirmed that this theater is demolished? The address matches the credit union seen in the street view, and I wouldn’t dismiss out of hand the notion that that building could be a 300-seat theater from the 1920s.
Dates are correct for 1979.
From Street View it looks like the actual address on this one should be 606 or maybe 608. A tailor shop and a hair salon are occupying the front of the building.
The operator of the Christian theater here (the last one, anyway) was the Reverend Harry Bristow, who had programs on Channel 29 and WTEL radio. A 1970’s Philadelphia Magazine story on movie theaters said that he left this venue and moved to the Ambler Theatre because of racial tensions in the neighborhood.
First year of operation seen as a success. Philly.com story here.
1425 West Columbia Avenue or 1425 East Columbia Avenue? The current street view and map go to East, but that area doesn’t look anything like the pictures. The address on Carlisle could have been on the side of a theater that fronted on West Columbia. West Columbia has been renamed Cecil B. Moore Avenue (after the theater’s demise), so any address on Columbia would probably automatically map as East.
Theater has been sold to a developer; conversion to condos rumored. New York Daily News article here.