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Front page lead story in the Courier-Post! The video in the online version includes an artist’s rendering of the drive-in, dated 1963.
The Second City is expanding into the theater space, using most of it for their training programs. DNAInfo Chicago story here.
Link to story not working. Original story from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette here.
Looks like the Orpheum went through an adult phase. IMDB says the movie’s from 1982.
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I doubt that any theater in this area actually stayed in operation as late as 1967. When I was a kid (mid ‘60s to early '70s), the buses we rode on field trips to museums or the zoo had to come through here to take us home. It was on the edge of skid row, and it was just a mass of big old creepy buildings that looked like they had been abandoned for a very long time.
Here is the New Garden on December 1, 1938, being cited for “illegal projection.” Perhaps that banner over the sidewalk was a no-no.
After a shutdown of several months for the digital changeover, theater will reopen May 26 with four nights of classics. Philly.com story here.
I love the 3 Little Pigs getting top billing over the feature!
Hidden City Philadelphia includes a picture of the Imperial in a story on redevelopment along 60th Street.
Hidden City Philadelphia has an update on restoration efforts.
Returning to Cinema Treasure status? The owner says he’s remaking the back room into a 40-seat cinema.
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.