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RickB commented about White Horse Pike Drive-In on Jul 26, 2014 at 5:54 am

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.

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RickB commented about Piper's Alley Theatre on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm

The Second City is expanding into the theater space, using most of it for their training programs. DNAInfo Chicago story here.

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RickB commented about Theater director uses innovation to draw audiences on Jul 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

Link to story not working. Original story from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette here.

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RickB commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jun 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Looks like the Orpheum went through an adult phase. IMDB says the movie’s from 1982.

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RickB commented about New Century reaches 100 on Jun 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Link not working? Try this one.

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RickB commented about Bijou Theatre on Jun 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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.

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RickB commented about New Garden Theatre on Jun 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Here is the New Garden on December 1, 1938, being cited for “illegal projection.” Perhaps that banner over the sidewalk was a no-no.

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RickB commented about Newtown Theatre on May 13, 2014 at 4:33 am

After a shutdown of several months for the digital changeover, theater will reopen May 26 with four nights of classics. Philly.com story here.

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RickB commented about Harding Theatre on Apr 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

I love the 3 Little Pigs getting top billing over the feature!

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RickB commented about Imperial Theater on Apr 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Hidden City Philadelphia includes a picture of the Imperial in a story on redevelopment along 60th Street.

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RickB commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Apr 26, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Hidden City Philadelphia has an update on restoration efforts.

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RickB commented about California Theatre on Apr 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Returning to Cinema Treasure status? The owner says he’s remaking the back room into a 40-seat cinema.

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RickB commented about Santander Performing Arts Center on Apr 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

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.

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RickB commented about Princeton Garden Theatre on Apr 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

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.

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RickB commented about AMC Marple 10 on Apr 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Former employee arrested and charged in the robbery. WPVI story here.

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RickB commented about Ritz Theatre Company on Mar 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Revenues have dropped, so the Ritz will present a fund-raising show on April 5. Philly.com story here.

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RickB commented about New Regal Theatre on Mar 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Sold for $100,000 to a company called Community Capital Investment, whose plans for the theater are unknown. DNAInfo story here.

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RickB commented about Jeffery Theater on Mar 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

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.

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RickB commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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.

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RickB commented about Congress Theater on Jan 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

A sale of the Congress is announced, but there are complications—two other entities say they have right of first refusal. WBEZ story here.

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RickB commented about Hub Theater on Jan 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

A craft brewer wants to open a brewery and taproom in the former Hub. DNAInfo story here.

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RickB commented about Century 25 loses the fight on Jan 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

Description on theater page has 2013 for year of demolition. (Yes, it takes a while for that new year to sink in.)

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RickB commented about Sir Run Run Shaw Hall on Jan 7, 2014 at 4:57 am

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.

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RickB commented about Isis Theatre on Jan 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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.

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RickB commented about Auditorium Theatre on Dec 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm

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.