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OCRon commented about Esquire Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 1:10 am

The Grand Opening notice for the State Theatre May 5, 1928 and the name change ad to the Esquire January 29, 1965 are now in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Uptown Theatre on Jun 11, 2017 at 11:05 pm

The Empress opened October 31, 1911, renamed Paramount-Empress in 1916. The Grand opening announcement and ad for the renamed Uptown Theatre July 23, 1942, is now in the photo section. Closed August 1, 1971, as noted in the Salt Lake Tribune news clip.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Toho La Brea Theatre on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm

The photo of the couple standing by the hot rod is now reversed. Any ideas what is on the marquee?

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OCRon commented about Gem Theatre on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:41 pm

The Liberty became the Gem November 1, 1919, closed September 2, 1968 and the start of demolition was noted in the Salt Lake Tribune September 13, 1968. (ad and news clip is in the photo section)

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OCRon commented about Capri Theatre on Jun 9, 2017 at 10:58 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Capri Theatre May 20, 1970 is now in the photo section.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Cinema on Jun 8, 2017 at 11:48 pm

The Grand Opening notice in the photo section noted that The Cinema was operated by Spiros Bartzos and designed by Joseph Nicolatus.

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OCRon commented about Desert Star Theatres on Jun 7, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Mr. Proctor entered the scene in 1967.

The Grand Opening news clip for the Vista Theatre November 22, 1967 is now in the photo section.

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OCRon commented about Blue Mouse Theater on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:15 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Blue Mouse Theatre October 18,1972, is now in the photo section. It closed March 9, 1990.

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OCRon commented about Avalon Theatre on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Apollo Theatre December 31, 1946, is now with the photos. It reopened as the Avalon Theatre February 28, 1963.

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OCRon commented about Queen Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Queen Theatre August 12, 1949, is now in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Pierside Pavilion 6 on Jun 2, 2017 at 11:23 pm

The Pierside Pavilion 6 and the surrounding retail was designed by Solberg & Lowe.

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OCRon commented about AMC Criterion 6 on Jun 2, 2017 at 1:31 am

As previously commented on, the Mann Criterion 6 opened June 27, 1990. It was designed by Jeff Cooper Architects. The opening program is in the photo section

OCRon
OCRon commented about Criterion Theatre on Jun 2, 2017 at 1:12 am

The Grand Opening news clip and ad for the first Criterion Theatre February 2, 1924 is now in the photo section. The Santa Monica Conservancy names Engineering Service Company as the architect.

Closed by Mann Theatres December 20, 1977 and moved to the Independent Theatre Guide.
On June 27, 1990, the Mann Criterion 6 opened on the site.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Academy Theatre on May 31, 2017 at 11:21 pm

The Academy Theatre, designed by James E. Allen, opened May 9, 1941.

Yes, at one time it was a skating rink in the Roundy Building but that was around 1908 when University Avenue was named Academy Avenue. (According to the Sanborn Maps). Before it was remodeled into the theater it was occupied by the Utah Power and Light.

News clips are in the photo section

OCRon
OCRon commented about AMC Loews Broadway 4 on May 28, 2017 at 11:57 pm

A recap of Santa Monica theaters in the Los Angeles Times, April 29, 1990, noted David K. Mesbur and Solberg & Lowe Architects designed the Cineplex Oden

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OCRon commented about Venice Theatre on May 28, 2017 at 11:43 pm

In the photo section is an ad from the Santa Monica Evening Outlook, July 1, 1920, which ties in with Joe’s comment from July 8, 2006.

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OCRon commented about Hollywood Galaxy on May 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm

The Grand opening ad for the Hollywood Galaxy 6 November 29, 1991, is now with the photos.

It was in March 2002 for Amc Theatres.

OCRon
OCRon commented about Northpark West 1 & 2 on May 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Designed by William Reisman, the NorthPark Cinema I&II opened September 22, 1965 and closed October 23, 1998 with a special showing of The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Source: Dallas Morning News and Jeremy Sprecklen’s Master of Arts Thesis from the University of Texas.

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OCRon commented about Edwards Town Center 4 on May 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Designed by Pearson & Wuesthoff, the original architectural rendering is now displayed.

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OCRon commented about Edwards Town Center 4 on May 26, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Designed by Pearson & Wuesthoff, the original architectural rendering is now displayed

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OCRon commented about Woodland Hills Cinema I-III on May 26, 2017 at 11:25 pm

The Grand Opening ad for Cinema I-II-III on December 14, 1977 is now displayed.

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OCRon commented about Topanga Theatre on May 25, 2017 at 11:46 pm

A benefit premiere on October 26, 1965, attended by many stars (See list in photo section), opened the Topanga Theatre. Regular first-run programming began the next day.

The contractors listed in the Van Nuys Valley Daily News named Drew Eberson as the architect. Earlier news stories gave it 1,350 seats.

News clip and ads in photo section.

OCRon
OCRon commented about iPic Westwood on May 25, 2017 at 8:00 am

In 1966 Howard W. Levitt and Ernest W. LeDuc and Associates designed a 12-story, 220-room wing and convention area to the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. I think, with additions, still standing

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OCRon commented about iPic Westwood on May 24, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Timeline for iPic Westwood

May 24, 1972: Opens as Avco Center Cinemas III.
The architects were Howard W. Levitt and Ernest W. LeDuc and Associates.Seating: (I) 1,000; (II) 700; (III) 400. Total 2,200

March 2002 General Cinema acquired by AMC Theatres

News clip and ad is in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Roxy Theatre on May 24, 2017 at 12:02 am

The Grand Opening ad for the Roxy Theatre February 12, 1937 is now displayed.

On a trip through Montpelier I found this description on a plaque in front of the old Roxy location:

“The Roxy operated during the Late 30’s and early 40’s. Much to the dismay of hundreds of children who came to see the Saturday afternoon matinee, the Roxy was destroyed by fire. The shell of the building was later remodeled and became a florist shop. The building itself was torn down and the First Security Bank constructed on the site in 1962.”