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OCRon commented about Auburn Theater on May 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm

The Sanborn Maps of 1922 list the Auburn Theatre at 78 Court Street, now the parking lot on the corner of Court Street and Mechanics Row. The Map is in the photo section.

OCRon commented about Strand Theatre on May 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm

The Sanborn Maps of 1922-1957 lists the Strand Theatre at 222 Main Street, between Middle and Chapel Streets. (The Map is in photo section).
State of Main Department of Health and Human Services building is now there.

The long-gone Priscilla Theatre is on the maps at 116 Blake, at the corner of Pine, the fenced-in tree park.

OCRon commented about Strand Theatre on May 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm

I came across this 1928 Sanborn Map by accident. Perhaps Loews' plans were interrupted by the depression. It seemed a little far out in the sticks for mighty Loews. Perhaps Mr. Swickard found a bargain he couldn’t pass up.

OCRon commented about AMC Santa Monica 7 on May 10, 2015 at 2:37 am

The Grand Opening ad from March 16, 1990 is now in the photo section

OCRon commented about AMC Loews Broadway 4 on May 9, 2015 at 10:51 am

Here is more information from The Hollywood Reporter on the Santa Monica movie theater scene.

OCRon commented about AMC Loews Broadway 4 on May 9, 2015 at 3:36 am

Grand opening ads as Cineplex Odeon Broadway Cinemas on October 27, 1989 are now in the photo section.

OCRon commented about Riviera Cinema on May 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

Now called Riviera Cinema since opening by Cloud Nine Theater Partners on April 30, 2015.

More Information

OCRon commented about Frank Theatres Queensgate 13 on May 6, 2015 at 1:26 am

The Queensgate 13 was designed by ADW Architects.

OCRon commented about Galleria 12 on May 5, 2015 at 12:58 am

According to the Venice Gondolier, Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium 12 was built on the site of the former Kash n' Karry and Gold’s Gym and opened on March 7, 2006.

OCRon commented about Marquette Cinemas on Apr 27, 2015 at 1:00 am

History Video

TK Architects

Upper Michigan’s Source

OCRon commented about Carmike Royal Cinema 10 on Apr 27, 2015 at 12:57 am

The Royal Cinema 10 closed in June of 2014 due to the opening of the new Marquette Cinemas.

According toUpper Michigan’s Source, it was slated for demolition.

OCRon commented about Art Theatre on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:14 am

The Art Theatre was opened on August 14, 1964, by Sam Steifel and Irwin Weiss. The architect was George T. Kirkpatrick.

The opening ad gives the address as 21947 Ventura Blvd.

OCRon commented about Studio Drive-In on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:02 am

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 Colorado Theatre on Mar 29, 2015 at 10:27 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 Palace Theater on Mar 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

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 La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on Jun 27, 2005 at 7:51 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.