Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Barnes Theatre on Feb 7, 2022 at 3:49 am

The address given up top is for the Allerton Theatre. The Barnes Theatre was at the corner of Allerton Ave & Barnes Ave.

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Roger Katz commented about Manassas 4 Cinemas on Jan 24, 2022 at 6:52 pm

Closed in January 2019.

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Roger Katz commented about Community Theatre on Jan 21, 2022 at 4:02 am

This theatre appears to be closed.

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Roger Katz commented about Rosette Theatre on Jan 20, 2022 at 4:02 pm

Was this ever a commercially operating cinema?

It was opened in a former house and was very small. The correct address was 402 Main street. The building was demolished sometimes between 2009 and 2013 as can be seen on Google Streetview.

The only reference I have found to this theatre, other than here, is at http://mossbankempress.blogspot.com/p/austin-davis.html

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Roger Katz commented about Drive-In at Manitou Beach on Jan 20, 2022 at 8:24 am

Now called The Drive In At Manitou Beach.

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Roger Katz commented about Gemini Drive-In on Jan 17, 2022 at 10:41 am

This was farther down the road. 1720 Broadway Ave E would be a more accurate address.

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Roger Katz commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jan 17, 2022 at 9:36 am

Address was 1316 Central Avenue

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Roger Katz commented about Roxy Theatre on Jan 15, 2022 at 11:03 am

According to the Alberta Registry of Historic Places the street address to this building is 7738, not 7724 as listed here.

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Roger Katz commented about Vista Theatre on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:53 am

No longer seems to be owned by Magic Lantern Theatres

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Roger Katz commented about Kings Theater on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:38 am

The building is still there today as the Lady Luck Lounge. If you look closely at the Google Streetview you can see the faint outline of the theatre’s arched entryway on the building’s facade.

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Roger Katz commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:32 am

There’s a Palace Theatre listed at 414 5th St S in the 1927 Lethbridge City Directory, so it seems this theatre was open as the Palace before it became the Capitol in 1929.

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Roger Katz commented about Garrick Centre on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:30 am

This seems to have closed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

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Roger Katz commented about Starland Theatre on Jan 10, 2022 at 5:12 pm

There were three separate Starland Theatres on this site. The first one was the one originally known as the Royal which became the Starland in 1910 - it actually sat just south of this address. The second opened in 1911 and was closed and demolished in 1921. The third one opened later in 1921.

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/starlandtheatre.shtml

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Roger Katz commented about Cinema 63 on Jan 2, 2022 at 8:15 am

The Lyric was listed in the 1914/15 American Motion Picture Directory as being at the corner of Maple St and Florence St in Ansted, so it was probably not the same theatre.

That being said, Maple & Florence Sts do not meet so was it an error or have streets been renamed/rerouted in the last 100+ years?

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Roger Katz commented about Downs Auto Drive-In on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:40 am

501 S Broadway St would be a better address as that is where the parking lot is. 500 is a house across the street.

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Roger Katz commented about Mayfair Theater on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:38 am

Address was 1171 National Rd

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Roger Katz commented about Anas Theater on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:14 am

Further research indicates the Anas Theatre opened in 1927 as the Manas Theatre before being renamed in 1940. It was on Main St at Avenue E and has long since been demolished for a steel plant.

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Roger Katz commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:04 am

Correct address was 505 7th St.

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Roger Katz commented about Anas Theater on Jan 2, 2022 at 6:54 am

Is there any evidence this building was ever a theatre? It doesn’t look like one and I have found information that says it was the offices for the Anas theatres.

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Roger Katz commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 2, 2022 at 6:07 am

Correct address is 216 Main St W

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Roger Katz commented about Fairyland Theater on Jan 1, 2022 at 11:04 am

The address looks to be 217 Third Avenue.

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Roger Katz commented about Five Star Cinemas on Jan 1, 2022 at 6:37 am

I’m not sure where the information that it reopened in 2021 came from. As far as I can tell it closed in October 2019 and never reopened.

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Roger Katz commented about Bramwell Theatre on Dec 26, 2021 at 7:05 am

correct address is 127 Main St

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Roger Katz commented about Alpine Theatre on Dec 26, 2021 at 5:17 am

The correct address for this is 209 Railroad Ave.

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Roger Katz commented about Opera House on Dec 25, 2021 at 5:43 am

This was known as the Grafton Theatre when the building was gutted by fire in 1947. The top floor, which contained the theatre, was removed following the fire although the rest of the building remains.