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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.
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.
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.
Upper floors of the theater building set to become a 198-room hotel, opening in September 2017. DNAInfo story here.
October 17, 1963 appears to have been the Marbro’s last day of operation; the features were “The Caretakers” and “Johnny Cool.”
“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.
Now AMC’s buying Carmike, which may mean yet another new owner here.
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.
Ultimately, the occupant of the Nortown site will be…a Wendy’s.
“Botanical brewpub” expects to open here February 19.
Theater only offers “quiet food” in the auditorium: items that don’t crunch loudly or require silverware. Brooklyn Paper story here.
Vaudeville dancers at the El Capitan, 1932.
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.
Last day of operation: September 19, 1963. Last features were “The Great Escape” and “Never Let Go.”
New official web site.
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.
Sale expected to close soon, not to Carranza but to some unidentified party. Another DNAInfo story here.
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.
Another try for a link to the nice view of the front.
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.
“Hyde Pk.”? They couldn’t afford an A and an R? Now, Williamsburg, that you can use an abbreviation for…
Link to the demolition story. Link to a second-day reaction story.
“I think you’re gonna need a bigger truck.”
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…