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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.

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RickB commented about Tappan Zee Playhouse on Dec 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

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.

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RickB commented about Rialto Theatre on Dec 12, 2013 at 4:12 am

The renovation into housing has been completed.

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RickB commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 8, 2013 at 7:15 am

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.

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RickB commented about Uptown Theatre on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Hometown Pasadena tells the story of the Egyptian/Uptown from 1925 to 1936 in “Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies,” Part 3 and Part 4.

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RickB commented about Chicagoans hedge bets on ArcLight on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

…and for U.S. readers it’s behind a paywall.

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RickB commented about Carrick Theatre on Oct 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

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.

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RickB commented about Strand Calendar Program on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Dates are correct for 1979.

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RickB commented about Entertainer Theatre on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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.

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RickB commented about Chelten Theatre on Oct 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

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.

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RickB commented about Levoy Theatre on Sep 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm

First year of operation seen as a success. Philly.com story here.

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RickB commented about Liberty Theatre on Sep 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

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.

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RickB commented about Regent Theatre on Aug 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Theater has been sold to a developer; conversion to condos rumored. New York Daily News article here.