Comments from RickB

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RickB commented about Agate Theatre on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:22 pm

One poster here has mentioned in passing two Chicago theaters with external trusses: the Four Star and the Michigan. No pictures showing the trusses though.

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RickB commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

The Imperial’s old block has been redeveloped with retail. This is how the area looks now.

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RickB commented about Patterson Performing Arts Center on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

If you ever go to the Patterson and find yourself needing to take a bus home, it’s easy to figure out where to wait for one.

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RickB commented about Westmont Theatre on Aug 22, 2014 at 4:08 am

It’s unfortunate that nobody seems to have gotten a really good color nighttime picture of this theater, as the marquee has pink and green neon and is huge for a suburban house. This one is all I could find.

The original marquee wasn’t too shabby either.

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RickB commented about Westmont Theatre on Aug 22, 2014 at 3:34 am

The latest idea: Planet Fitness. Philly.com story here.

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RickB commented about 20th Century Theatre on Aug 21, 2014 at 3:25 am

I can remember reading a magazine article from the ‘70s mentioning “an old 20th Century-Fox movie theater” in Johannesburg that had been converted to an indoor shooting range…possibly this one?

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RickB commented about Holly Cinema on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Google Street View from February 2014 shows a “For Lease” sign on the Scientology store at this address.

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RickB commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Aug 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Veteran concert promoter Herb Spivak said this afternoon in an interview on WXPN radio that he is involved with the restoration and that it is nearing completion. Watch this space…

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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.