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OCRon commented about Loews Cinema Theatre on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:19 pm

According to a Grand Opening ad in the Van Nuys Valley News, the architect for Statewide Theatres Cinema Chatsworth was George T. Kirkpatrick.

OCRon commented about Studio Drive-In on Apr 22, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Timeline for Studio Drive-in Theatre.

August 26, 1948: Grand Opening as independent.

April 17, 1952: Now listed under Pacific Drive-In Theatres.

1993, September: Closed by Pacific Drive-In Theatres.

OCRon commented about Channel Islands Cinema on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:28 pm

From Oxnard Press Courier on October 16, 1965: The architects for Statewide Theatres Carriage Square were Tucker, Sadler and Bennett of San Diego. (New name in 1975 was Tucker, Sadler and Associates)

35-year-old Tippi Hedren was one of those lifting a shovel at the groundbreaking.

OCRon commented about Titan Theatre on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Walter Beeson can be listed as the architect of the Titan Theatre. (See photo section).

Fred Stein organized Statewide Theatres in October of 1960 when he bought 12 ElectroVision Theatres. According to the Los Angeles Times, this made it “the largest independent theater operation in Southern California.” The chain was renamed Statewide Theatres in November of 1960.

In September of 1962 the LA Times reported that Harold, Marvin, and Walter Mirisch, noted film producers, held a 50% interest in Statewide Theatres. (News articles are in photo section)
Statewide Theatres became listed under Loew’s Theatres banner in the LA Times on November 1, 1967.

OCRon commented about Titan Theatre on Apr 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm

The Titan Theatre currently has an occupancy limit of 1,044, down from the original 1,200 seats, due to respacing of rows and addition of handicapped areas. (See rendering in photo section.

The Titan Opened on July 13, 1966 with The Singing Nun and How The West Was Won. This 4-hour+ double bill was playing at 7 other Statewide theatres, Pacific Drive-ins, National General Theatres, and independents. See the photo section for a listing of all 52 Statewide Theatres.

OCRon commented about Apple Blossom 12 on Apr 17, 2015 at 9:20 pm

The Apple Blossom 12, with 2,300 seats, was designed by Cube3 Studio

OCRon commented about Gateway Cinema 12 on Apr 16, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Artech Design Group of Chattanooga, Tenn. is the designer of the Carmike Cinemas project in Bethlehem/Winder, Georgia.

Film Journal International

OCRon commented about Boulevard 10 on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Designed by Artech Architecture

OCRon commented about Twin Creek Cinema on Apr 12, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Marcus Theatres took over the Twin Creek Cinema in April 2008. The cinema was originally opened by Douglas Theatres on November 17, 2000.

OCRon commented about B & B Wildwood 10 on Apr 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Designed by J. Price Architecture

OCRon commented about Eastgate Cinemas on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Marcus Theatres says the Eastgate is due to close once the Palace Cinema at 2830 Hoepker Road opens on April 30, 2015. Here is more information and construction photos.

You Tube also has many aerial construction videos from different dates.

OCRon commented about Century Riverpark 16 on Apr 9, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Partners In Architecture designed this Century Theatre.

OCRon commented about Avenue Forsyth 12 on Apr 3, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Here are six photos from Lickel Architecture, who designed the AMC with 2,220 seats.

OCRon commented about First & Main Stadium 11 + IMAX on Apr 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm

WSLS 10 video and story

OCRon commented about Colorado Theatre on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:29 am

We now have two photos of the Colonial, One with a clearer view of theater row on Curtis Street. Cop Suey, anyone?

The 1718 Curtis St. in the list above was probably meant to be ‘William Fox.’ It may have been their offices.

OCRon commented about Colorado Theatre on Mar 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm

The Colorado and Tabor Theatres were on early Sanborn Maps at 1014 16th.

The 1933 Denver Householders Directory and Street and Avenue Guide (Online at Denver Public Library Digital Collection) lists another Colorado Theatre at 1629 Curtis (1929 directory listed 1629 as Colonial Theatre)

Here are 13 other theatres within walking distance from the corner of Curtis and 16th on the 1929-30 Maps, FDYB and local directories.
1005 16th, America Theatre. (Gone by 1951)
1540 Curtis, Rialto
1619 Curtis, Empress, (New Victory by 1951 or before)
1620 Curtis, Victory
1629 Curtis, Colonial
1632 Curtis, State
1647 Curtis, Palace
1717 Curtis, Unknown
1718 Curtis, Wox William Circuit of Theatres
1721 Curtis, Plaza
1724 Curtis, Isis
1746 Curtis, Iris
1747 Curtis, Rivoli

OCRon commented about Tabor Grand Opera House on Mar 29, 2015 at 7:21 pm

The Colorado and Tabor Theatres were on early Sanborn Maps at 1014 16th.

OCRon commented about Palace Theater on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:05 am

The above 1430 K Avenue address is correct. According to the Sanborn Maps, the street names were changed after 1961.

Main Street became K Avenue and Mechanic Street became 15th Street.

OCRon commented about Rose Theatre on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm

The former Rose Theatre is on Google street views at 115 S. Main, now Peak Fitness.
(Also, see 1939 Sanborn Map in photo section.)

From Wikipedia:
“Robert Osborne, Hollywood historian and journalist, prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies. As a teenager, he worked at The Rose, a long-defunct movie theater in downtown Colfax, and broke both arms while putting Elizabeth Taylor’s name on the marquee.”

OCRon commented about Cinemark Playa Vista And XD on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:22 pm

Here is a an architectural rendering of the Johnson Fain designed Cinemark at Playa Vista.

OCRon commented about Webbo Theatre on Mar 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm

The Sanborn Maps of 1950 place the Webbo Theatre at 319 N. Roane (Now Chase Drugs). On Google, compare those International Style windows to the CT photograph). The 1925 maps show the same building there but occupied by a store.

There is also an unknown theatre (Prince?) on the 1950 maps at 519 Roane, between Queen and Crescent. (The maroon-colored building next to white picket fence.)

OCRon commented about B & B Sebring Fairmont Square Cinema 6 on Mar 20, 2015 at 9:58 pm

This theatre is now called B&B Sebring Fairmount Square Cinema 6 since B&B assumed operations on November 15, 2012. It was completely remodeled with Christy digital projectors, new lobby, and concessions. They now have more food choices, with beer and wine and are currently adding recliners.

OCRon commented about Palace Theater on Mar 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Will Dunklin:

Was that called the Auditorium? Were there any other names? I saw it on the Pre-1932 maps at 158 W. Depot. 1932 and later maps show it at 148 ½ W. Depot, closed and used for storage.

OCRon commented about Palace Theater on Mar 20, 2015 at 1:35 am

The only theater on W. Depot in 1932 was at 136 W. Depot. (See Sanborn Map in photo section)

OCRon commented about Princess Theatre on Mar 20, 2015 at 1:11 am

The only theater on Main Street before the Capitol was built was at 118 s. Main (See Sanborn Map in photo section)