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RickB commented about Hoyts Pennsauken 10 on May 23, 2016 at 5:05 am

Just not a prime location for a theater. The kind of area that has tons of traffic screaming through but not much stopping. The site backs up to Route 38 but has no access from 38. The competing theaters were near Cherry Hill Mall and at Moorestown Mall—established, familiar destinations for 40+ years when this opened. People would probably drive past this to get to those areas, but not vice versa. Too many strikes against it.

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RickB commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 14, 2016 at 4:46 pm

This self-guided walking tour of Hammonton includes a picture of the Rivoli on page 11 of a PDF file. The picture is small, but the PDF zooms nicely.

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RickB commented about Landis Theatre on May 11, 2016 at 3:48 am

Bay Atlantic Symphony moves its subscription series to the Landis in the fall. They’re starting with Mozart’s Requiem; let’s hope it’s not an omen. Philly.com story here.

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RickB commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Apr 30, 2016 at 8:19 am

Upper floors of the theater building set to become a 198-room hotel, opening in September 2017. DNAInfo story here.

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RickB commented about Marbro Theatre on Mar 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm

October 17, 1963 appears to have been the Marbro’s last day of operation; the features were “The Caretakers” and “Johnny Cool.”

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RickB commented about Broad Theater on Mar 6, 2016 at 4:50 am

“The brick and stucco building at 636 N. Broad St. is one of very few examples of Spanish Mission style architecture in New Orleans. It was built in 1923 and sold the following year to plumbing, heating and ventilation contractors Sciambra & Masino, whose name is still on the building. It has served as home to a charity bingo hall, a boat shop, a plumbing supply company and the House of Champions boxing gym, among other businesses.” From a story on the development of the theater here.

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RickB commented about Carmike Town Center 10 on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:13 am

Now AMC’s buying Carmike, which may mean yet another new owner here.

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RickB commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on Feb 28, 2016 at 6:28 am

Brief video of Broadway in late 1929, beginning with a shot of the Embassy Newsreel and proceeding up the street to the Strand. Go here <warning: autoplay audio>, click on “Sound”, find “Noise Abatement Commission” in the far right column toward the bottom and click there.

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RickB commented about Strand Theatre on Feb 28, 2016 at 6:26 am

Brief video of Broadway in late 1929, beginning with a shot of the Embassy Newsreel and proceeding up the street to the Strand. Go here <warning: autoplay audio>, click on “Sound”, find “Noise Abatement Commission” in the far right column toward the bottom and click there.

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RickB commented about Nortown Theater on Jan 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Ultimately, the occupant of the Nortown site will be…a Wendy’s.

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RickB commented about Syndicated Theater on Jan 19, 2016 at 3:21 am

Theater only offers “quiet food” in the auditorium: items that don’t crunch loudly or require silverware. Brooklyn Paper story here.

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RickB commented about El Capitan Theatre on Jan 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Vaudeville dancers at the El Capitan, 1932.

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RickB commented about Crest Theatre on Jan 1, 2016 at 4:45 am

Jammer, in Philadelphia United Artists releases, including the Bond films, always seemed to show up at the Sameric theaters. Perhaps the chain that owned this theater had a similarly tight relationship with UA.

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RickB commented about Tivoli Theatre on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Last day of operation: September 19, 1963. Last features were “The Great Escape” and “Never Let Go.”

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RickB commented about O Cinema Miami Beach on Dec 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

New official web site.

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RickB commented about Globe Theatre on Dec 14, 2015 at 3:44 am

There is no current building. If you’re going by the map on this page, it’s completely wrong; this theater was much farther uptown and would have been torn down for the construction of the Showboat, if not before. Since St. Charles Place no longer exists, Google probably just put a marker at some random spot on the Boardwalk.

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RickB commented about Patio Theatre on Oct 10, 2015 at 11:44 pm

Sale expected to close soon, not to Carranza but to some unidentified party. Another DNAInfo story here.

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RickB commented about Terminal Theatre on Oct 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm

For some reason that link goes to the page just before the targeted page. Scroll down, folks, I’m not messing with it any more.

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RickB commented about Terminal Theatre on Oct 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Another try for a link to the nice view of the front.

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RickB commented about Randolph Theatre on Oct 5, 2015 at 4:56 am

For some reason it was very hard to select that URL without getting more characters than I wanted, or fewer. Anyway, here’s a clickable link.

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RickB commented about Hyde Park Theatre on Oct 5, 2015 at 4:45 am

“Hyde Pk.”? They couldn’t afford an A and an R? Now, Williamsburg, that you can use an abbreviation for…

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RickB commented about Lititz Theatre on Sep 4, 2015 at 5:07 am

“I think you’re gonna need a bigger truck.”

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RickB commented about Normal Theatre on Sep 4, 2015 at 5:03 am

What is the 36 Broadway/Devon trolley car doing at 119th Street on the South Side? Just taking its regular route that began at 119th & Morgan and ran about 25 miles, mostly on State Street and Broadway until it ended at Devon. This through-routing appears to have lasted from 1937 to 1955, when buses replaced streetcars on the State Street segment. So if you didn’t like the attraction at the Normal, you could go see what was playing at the Granada…