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OCRon commented about Tull Family Theater on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:01 am

Construction Photos

OCRon commented about Hayworth Theatre on Feb 15, 2017 at 2:54 am

An architectural rendering and news story for the opening of the Vagabond Theatre on May 26, 1950, is now in the photo section. It was the first new theatre to be built in the metropolitan area in 10 Years.

More information mentions Dwight Gibbs as the 1950 architect

OCRon commented about Centinela Drive-In on Feb 11, 2017 at 3:24 am

Ad for Grand Opening April 27, 1950 now in photo section;

Became Pacific Drive-In March 8, 1956.

Closed permanently September 26, 1993

OCRon commented about Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:03 pm

To close April 3 Rumor of a new operator coming

OCRon commented about Southland Mall Stadium 16 on Feb 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

It was opened January 25, 2007. Seating: 3,500

OCRon commented about Coyote Twin Theatre on Feb 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm

Renamed Red Steakhouse Auditorium

OCRon commented about Dalton Theater on Feb 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm

The address today would be 110 N. Washington along the New River and next to the Pulaski Senior Center. A 1927 Sanborn Map is in the photo section. The entrance was under the stone arch, with a bank and store on either side.


OCRon commented about Pulaski Theatre on Feb 2, 2017 at 1:04 am

The Grand Opening ad for the Pulaski Theatre on November 18, 1937 is now in the photo section. The Southwest Times had a story on its architect, A.O. Budina.

OCRon commented about Fox Kelley Theatre on Jan 31, 2017 at 11:18 pm

The Fox Kelley Theatre was designed by Architects Washburn & Stookey Their ad appeared in the Iola Daily Register prior to the theater’s opening

OCRon commented about Lyric Theatre on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:06 pm

According to the Sanborn Maps of 1924, the Lyric was located at 10 West Main Street, where the Courtesy Loan building is today

OCRon commented about Meramec Theatre on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:05 pm

According to the Sanborn Maps of 1936, the Mermac was located at 45 N. Clark Street, now the parking lot of Fricks Market

OCRon commented about CGV Cinemas Buena Park on Jan 30, 2017 at 7:31 am

3D animation of The Source

OCRon commented about Uptown Theatre on Jan 28, 2017 at 11:07 pm

According to this 1956 news clip, the Uptown Theatre was located at 109 E. Madison, (not West), now Iola Pharmacy.

The ad for the March 16, 1933 Grand Opening is in the photo section. Closed November 3, 1953

Previous operator: Fox Theatres

OCRon commented about State Theatre on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm

According to this 1931 Sanborn Map (in photo section), the State Theatre was located at 1048 4th Avenue. now site of Robert C. Byrd Institute.

OCRon commented about Fairyland Theater on Jan 21, 2017 at 11:05 pm

Uploaded and compared the 1907 and 1922 Sanborn Maps for this location. In 1907 it had symbol D (for dwelling). By 1922, it was a different building labeled Moving Pictures.

OCRon commented about Regent Theater on Jan 20, 2017 at 1:13 pm

More information on Ellis Arkush

OCRon commented about Flix Brewhouse Albuquerque on Jan 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm

That would be November 17, 2016

JKR Partners, architects of the other three Brewhouses, was the designer

OCRon commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 30, 2016 at 11:05 pm

The 95th anniversary is today.
The Orpheum operators through the years are:

Twin Falls Amusement Co. Inc, 1921-1931
Publix Theatres, 1931-1936
Intermountain Theatres, 1936-1975
Interstate Amusements, 1976- 2014
Larry and Stephanie Johnson, 2014-Present

OCRon commented about La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on Jun 27, 2005 at 4:51 pm

Let me correct myself. The old Krikorian 7 Theatre was closed, but it was never converted.
Currently it is a discount house operated by Interstate Theatres, based in Dallas, Texas.