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OCRon commented about Capitol Theater on Aug 4, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Reopened as the Capitol Theatre on October 5, 1935. Ad in photo section

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OCRon commented about Raye Theater on Aug 4, 2016 at 11:17 pm

The Raye Theatre, designed by Bartlett Cocke, opened June 29, 1938. Ad and news clip is in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Highland Park Theatre on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:50 pm

Opened September 1, 1928. W. Scott Dunne was retained by Community Theatres for a 1932 remodeling of the theater. News clip in photo section.

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OCRon commented about Harlandale Theatre on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm

As previously commented on, the Harlandale Theatre opened February 2, 1928. Opening ad in photos.

Community Theatres retained W. Scott Dunne for a 1932 remodeling of the theater. News clip in photo section.

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OCRon commented about El Rancho Theatre on Aug 2, 2016 at 11:05 pm

A new architectural rendering from the Victoria Advocate is now in the photo section.

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OCRon commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:56 pm

The Strand originally opened March 10, 1924

The remodeling, designed by Leon C. Kyburz, was ready for business on October 22, 1938. A news photograph is available

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OCRon commented about Chatmas Theatre on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:52 am

Designed by W. Scott Dunne, the Chatmas opened June 18, 1936. (See grand opening ad and newspaper photo.)

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OCRon commented about State Theatre on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:50 am

The State Theatre, which opened in 1927 was located at 1429 Pearl Street Mall. A Sanborn Map 1931 (in photo section) shows it as the second building from the alley, now Starbucks

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OCRon commented about Texan Theater on Jul 31, 2016 at 11:16 pm

The Texan Theatre, designed by W.R. Ragsdale, opened September 6, 1934. Grand opening ad in photo section.

On July 3, 1952, work on the remodeled Texan, designed by L.C. Kyburz, was completed. (News clip in photo section)

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OCRon commented about Campbell 16 Cine' on Jul 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm

As linked above, to close July 31. Alamo Drafthouse to open in 2017.

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OCRon commented about Fox Orpheum Theatre on Jul 30, 2016 at 10:30 pm

The Orpheum Theatre opened October 8, 1914. Opening night news clip in photo section.

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OCRon commented about Chatham 14 Theaters on Jul 28, 2016 at 11:18 pm

The Chatham 14 is dual branded. Studio Movie Grill has owned it since January 2014. It is listed on two websites.

Here is the SMG website

More information

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OCRon commented about Cinelux Capitola Cafe & Lounge on Jul 28, 2016 at 11:14 pm

On July 20, 2016, the number of screens was expanded from three to eight.

Renamed Cinelux Capitola Café & Lounge

Santa Cruz Sentinel

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OCRon commented about Lyric Theatre on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Designed by W. Scott Dunne, the remodeled Lyric opened December 5, 1934. A republished photograph in the Daily News of the old Lyric opening on June 14, 1913 is in the photo section.

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OCRon commented about Church Street Cinemas on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Designed by the foremost John McNamara. News clip in photo section.

Mr. McNamara remembered in the New York Times on May 9, 1988:

John J. McNamara, an architect who designed and renovated some of the best-known theaters in New York City, died April 26 in Raleigh, N.C., his home in recent years. He was 90 years old.

Mr. McNamara practiced under his own name in New York for 35 years after more than a decade in the office of Thomas W. Lamb, one of the nation’s most respected and prolific theater architects.

Mr. McNamara designed the Coronet Theater, an addition to the Baronet, at Third Avenue and 59th Street; the 34th Street East Theater, near Second Avenue, from what had been a power substation, and the 23d Street West Theater, near Eighth Avenue.

He designed the marquee of the Winter Garden Theater, at Broadway and 50th Street in Manhattan.

An early project, in 1951, was the alteration of the Little Carnegie Theater, 146 West 57th Street, which was torn down six years ago.

Two Times Square movie palaces came to his drawing board for renovation in 1959: the 4,417-seat Capitol, at Broadway and 51st Street, and the Loew’s State, at Broadway and 45th Street. The Capitol was redesigned to accommodate live shows. Both are now gone, although the Loew’s State was only recently demolished.

Mr. McNamara remodeled the Palace Theater, at Broadway and 47th Street, in 1965. That renowned vaudeville house had been a movie theater for many years until its purchase by the Nederlander family, which converted it into a legitimate Broadway theater. The stage was rehabilitated and widened, dressing rooms were modernized and seats were added. The interior is now an official landmark. ‘Soft, Understated Route’

In 1973, Mr. McNamara redesigned the R.K.O. Colonial Theater, at Broadway and 62d Street, into the Harkness Theater, the first in the city devoted exclusively to dance. It closed in 1976 and has been replaced by an apartment tower, One Harkness Plaza.

Five years later, he supervised renovation of the New Apollo Theater, 234 West 43d Street. Paul Goldberger said in The New York Times that the ‘'venerable’‘ Mr. McNamara ’‘chose to take a soft, understated route with the Apollo – he wisely decided not to add too much of his own, but to let the old building speak for itself.’‘ The theater is now called the Academy.

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OCRon commented about Nevada Theater on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:13 pm

The Nevada Theatre’s address was 1430 Main Street, between J T Bar and Grill and Yager’s Garage.

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OCRon commented about Louisiana Boulevard 1, 2, 3 on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Designed by William Riseman & Associates and Wendell Varsa. 1,397 seats, News clip in photo section.

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OCRon commented about Airport Drive-In on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:07 pm

The Airport Drive-In was designed by Jack Corgan.

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OCRon commented about AMC Citywalk Stadium 19 on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:05 pm

The theater opened July 1, 1987. Opening ads and story in photo section

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OCRon commented about UA Twin Clifton Heights on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:02 pm

Designed by **William Riseman Associates” with 1,108 seats. The Theater closed for good in August 1997.

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OCRon commented about Ritz Theatre on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:59 pm

The reopening of the new, remodeled Ritz designed by W. Scott Dunne was August 5, 1937. News Clip and ad in photos

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OCRon commented about Hillsdale Cinema on Jul 18, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Designed by William Riseman, the Hillsdale Theatre opened December 23, 1966 Excerpt of story in photos

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OCRon commented about Sherman Theatre on Jul 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm

The Sherman Theatre opened April 26, 1949. Grand Opening ad in photos.

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OCRon commented about Cinema 8 on Jul 17, 2016 at 11:16 pm

Opening ad by Krikorian Theatres on August 4, 1989, is now in the photo section.

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OCRon commented about Rialto Theatre on Jul 17, 2016 at 11:13 pm

The Rialto Theatre at 621 Water Street was designed by K.R. Ramson and opened February 11, 1938. Closed in 1966. News clip and Sanborn Map added to photo section