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OCRon commented about Lyric Theatre on Feb 9, 2016 at 2:10 am

Finally found: the address of the Lyric Theatre at 132 N. 13th, with 847 seats. The Lyric was demolished in 1927 to prepare the site for the new Stuart Theatre. News clippings are in photo section.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Nebraska Theatre on Feb 8, 2016 at 2:03 am

Closed May 4, 1971.

The Nebraska/Orpheum was at 1146 P Street, NW corner. Two images of Sanborn Maps in photos section show it as the Orpheum and later as the Nebraska. Panera Bread is on the corner today.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Liberty Theater on Feb 6, 2016 at 3:12 am

According to the Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1944 (see photo), the Liberty theatre was located at 309 Hobson Way.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Rex Theatre on Feb 6, 2016 at 3:09 am

The Rex Theatre was found on the Sanborn Maps of 1950 (see Photo section) at 1425 S. Main.

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OCRon commented about Colonial Theatre on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:12 am

According to the Anderson Daily Bulletin on 12/06/2009, the Colonial Theatre at 2307 Columbus Ave opened as the Kaybee in 1928 and was renamed the Colonial in 1937. It was razed in February 1974.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Riviera Theatre on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:06 am

Two stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin are in the photo section. The Riviera was located at 1135 Meridian Street. Built in 1919 and demolition began in November of 1980.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Tell City Cinemas on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:02 am

Facebook lists Tell City Cinema at 122 US Highway 66 E

OCRon
OCRon commented about Fugate's Cinema on Jan 28, 2016 at 2:48 am

Closed January 15, 2016

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OCRon commented about Blue Hen Mall Cinema on Jan 27, 2016 at 2:44 am

The Blue Hen Mall at 655 Bay Road is currently home to Delaware Health and Social Services.

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OCRon commented about Capitol Theater on Jan 22, 2016 at 4:43 am

Ad for Meginnis & Schaumberg, Architects in photo section.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:38 am

According to the Brownfield News, Earl Jones opened the Rialto on May 7, 1925.
The theater was featured in July 1995 issue of Texas Monthly

OCRon
OCRon commented about Starz Theater on Jan 20, 2016 at 2:46 am

According to the Brownfield News, the Regal Theatre opened on February 14, 1951. On June 25, 1970, it reopened as a twin theater designed by Brasher, Goyette and Rapier. Ads in photo section.

On January 21, 1971, the Brownfield News noted that Sammy Jones and his Regal Twin rated a feature article in the January 18 edition of Box Office magazine.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Plaza 4 Theatres on Jan 18, 2016 at 2:05 am

November 19, 2004, was the last day of operation for the Plaza 4. The Lincoln Grand opened the next day

OCRon
OCRon commented about Lincoln Grand Theatre on Jan 18, 2016 at 2:03 am

The Lincoln Grand opened on November 20, 2004 with 3,200 seats.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jan 17, 2016 at 2:46 am

The Rivoli Theatre opened December 14, 1926 and closed June 1, 1971.
Sources: Brownsville Herald; San Benito News

OCRon
OCRon commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 16, 2016 at 5:22 am

The Capitol Theatre opened February 14, 1928 and closed April 30, 1966. Opening ad in photo section

OCRon
OCRon commented about Grande Theatre on Jan 15, 2016 at 6:52 am

Architect Jack Corgan designed the Grande Theatre. His ad is in the photo section.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Cinema Saver 12 on Jan 14, 2016 at 2:48 am

The theater was demolished in January 2016. In operation for more than 12 years and closed for 7 years.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Janss Marketplace 9 on Jan 14, 2016 at 2:41 am

Regal Cinemas are now confirmed

OCRon
OCRon commented about AMC Salina 10 on Jan 13, 2016 at 2:58 am

AMC Theatres Completed their Acquisition of Starplex Cinemas on December 16, 2015.

Now an AMC Theatre

AMC Salina 10

Fandango

OCRon
OCRon commented about Grande Theatre on Jan 13, 2016 at 2:52 am

Numerous sources in the old Brownsville Herald place the Grande Theatre at 1114 E. Washington. The Alamo Clothing Co., as the signage on building reads, lists their address as 1114 E. Washington. Also listed on the Sanborn Maps of 1949 (See photo section).

OCRon
OCRon commented about Bayou Drive-In on Jan 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

1949 news clip now in photo section.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Queen Theatre on Jan 12, 2016 at 2:46 am

The Queen Theatre opened on February 4, 1926 and was closed by Interstate Theatres on January 5, 1961.
The Architect was W.A. Velten.
Grand opening photo of theatre is in photo section.
Source: Brownsville Herald

OCRon
OCRon commented about Broadway Theatre on Jan 11, 2016 at 2:13 am

Grand Opening ad is now among the photos.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Lyric Theatre on Jan 10, 2016 at 2:18 am

The Lyric was located at 1207 Main Street (Source: Commerce Journal), most recently Kartridge Corner*. Sanborn Maps also show an unnamed theater at 1207 Main Street.