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Ron Pierce commented about Joyo Theatre on Nov 25, 2017 at 1:09 pm

The Lyric theatre, after a complete remodeling opened, January 21, 1937, in the old Joyo building, which had moved across the street in January 1936 to replace the first Lyric. Film Daily Year Book 1937 lists the New Lyric with 425 seats but by 1938 it was closed and not listed in the Lincoln Nebraska State Journal.

According to the Journal, in 1909 there was an Elite No. 1 theatre at this location (then1329 O Street), which was a companion to the Elite No. 2 across the street at 1330 O Street (now 6128 Havelock). The Elite No. 2 had opened on August 26, 1907, as the first Joyo Theatre and was mentioned in the Journal.

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Ron Pierce commented about Joyo Theatre on Nov 25, 2017 at 9:57 am

A photograph of the Lyric Theatre just before it opened February 16, 1928 is now in the photo section. See ad from January 24, 1936, when it was renamed the Joyo after moving from 6121 Havelock, just across the street.

Source: Lincoln Nebraska State Journal and Sanborn Maps, 1928.

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Ron Pierce commented about Scenic Theatre on Nov 21, 2017 at 9:26 am

The above old photograph of the Scenic must be the work of architect John Dill. It really look very modern compared to the buildings next door.

Compared to Google street views, the windows above the entrance are still there.

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Ron Pierce commented about Allison Theater on Nov 17, 2017 at 6:20 am

The opening announcement for the Allison Theatre June 15, 1923, is now displayed.

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Ron Pierce commented about AMC Kalamazoo 10 on Nov 16, 2017 at 6:27 am

It did reopen November 2 as AMC Kalamazoo 10

AMC Theatres website

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Ron Pierce commented about Showbiz Cinemas Orange on Nov 15, 2017 at 6:10 am

Closed after August 25, 2017, because of Hurricane Harvey.

Also closed permanently because of Harvey: AMC Silsbee Pines, Texas. See Silsbee Pines page for comment.

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Ron Pierce commented about Kinema Theatre on Nov 14, 2017 at 7:03 am

Kinema at Graham Station first appeared in the Suburban and Neighborhood Theaters guide of the Los Angeles Times January 24, 1925. Since the guide was published only on Saturdays, the Kinema probably opened earlier in the week. (An excerpt from the guide and a 1927 Sanborn Map is now with the photos).

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Ron Pierce commented about San Clemente Cinema 6 on Nov 7, 2017 at 6:14 am

Closed November 2, after a 20-year run

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Ron Pierce commented about Reseda Theatre on Nov 7, 2017 at 6:11 am

The ad for the June 2, 1948, Grand Opening is now displayed.

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Ron Pierce commented about Family Drive-In on Nov 5, 2017 at 6:38 am

AKA Family Drive-In March 26, 1954. The ad is in the photo section.

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Ron Pierce commented about Encino Theatre on Nov 5, 2017 at 5:32 am

The Grand Opening announcement and ad for the Encino Theatre August 10, 1949, is now in the photo section.

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Ron Pierce commented about Roxy Theater on Nov 3, 2017 at 5:30 am

The Roxy opened May 16, 1931, and closed May 27, 1957. News clips for both events are in the photo section.

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Ron Pierce commented about Terrace Drive-In on Nov 2, 2017 at 5:24 am

A Grand Opening ad for the Terrace Drive-In March 18, 1952, is now in the photo section, It says it was the former Chief Drive-In

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Ron Pierce commented about Ramona Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

Found: updated information on the Ramona Theatre. The opening news clip for the Ramona on June 29, 1928 is now in the photo section.

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Ron Pierce commented about Franklin Theatre on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:21 am

Now in the photo section: News clip for opening of Newsreel Theatre October 21, 1939, and then ads for renamed Telenews Theatre July 18, 1941, and reversion back to Franklin Theatre May 27, 1943.

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Ron Pierce commented about Lot Cinema on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

SMS Photos here

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Ron Pierce commented about Telenews Theatre on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

Grand Opening ads as Fox Newsreel Theatre July 3, 1942, and renamed Telenews April 30, 1943, and Globe Theatre April 16, 1954, are now in the photo section.

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Ron Pierce commented about Island 7 on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:27 am

Changes Coming