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As vchase notes, the Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1913 (see photo section) confirm that the Majestic was at 129 3rd Street NE. The back of the theater was on A Avenue, which today appears to below the freeway off ramp.
The very noticeable multi-tubular Quaker Oats plant was one block away.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune on 9/10/50, the Coral Theatre opened on August 30, 1950. John H. Miller, 67, its owner, died 10 days later.
Thanks Joe, we now have more information on the other two Theaters.
An Albuquerque Journal advertisement and the Sanborn Insurance Maps (See photo section) of 1913, 1919, 1924 and (1931-Closed) place the Crystal Theater at 219 S. 2nd Street, near the (Northwest corner of Silver and 2nd or 219 2nd Street SW today). This would be different from the 1914-15 edition of the Motion Picture Directory placing it in the 900 block, where no theater was found on the maps.
The Crystal Theatre opened on October 9, 1911, with 980 seats on the first floor and 360 in the balcony. The Journal reported on an accident at the Crystal in 1924 when lathe and plaster from the underside of the balcony overhang fell down injuring people on the ground floor. Miss Grace B. Doering, a law student and one of the injured, was sworn into the state bar while she was still in bed recuperating from her injuries. In June of 1925 Miss Doering was awarded $23,000 in damages, which would be $310,000 in 2014.
According to the Albuquerque Tribune, a parking lot opened on the site of the old Crystal Theatre in May of 1952.
The 2,549-seat Monterey 13 opened on December 18, 2004.
Fehlman LaBarre designed the theatre.
According to the local news, The Rivoli Theater opened on October 4, 1926 and closed on January 16, 1949.
As CSWalczak notes this theater closed in 2011.
Actually, their website now lists it as ‘SIFF Cinema Uptown’
Opened: July 28, 2006.
From San Jose Mercury News in 2004:
“Talk about a David and Goliath battle. The giant Century 20 Theatres complex in GreatMall barely edged the off-price Cinema Savers 10 in the old AMC complex, showing all flicks for less than the popcorn costs at most other venues. Lots of residents are regulars to Cinema Saver, which will fall to the wrecking ball next year when Milpitas Town Center’s renovation occurs.”
Regal’s website official name for this theater is: ‘Regal Cascade Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX’
From local news: Opened: December 17, 1998,
Architect: Thompson Vaivoda & Associates,
Opened: December 4, 1998
Architects: Thompson Vaivoda & Associates.
Designed by C2K Architecture, Inc.
According to a local citizen’s letter in Santa Fe New Mexican, the theater, which opened in 1948, was at Hickox and Alicia across the street from St Anne’s Parish. The Arco name was derived from its Quonset-hut style. The church school used it as an auditorium to put on plays.
Thanks for the ad. Yes, the Chico had just opened on April 28. It became the Starlighter in 1962 and closed in 1994. At the end of Starlighter Loop, it looks like remnants of ramps.
The 3251 address, at the Wal-Mart, location is the Pueblo Drive-In (unlisted on CT). From the Albuquerque Journal on August 7, 2007: “The Santa Fe Wal-Mart stands on land that once held the Pueblo Drive-In.” The ads for the Yucca Drive-In (In photos section) place it at 3714 Cerrillos Road.
The drive-ins operated at the same time, except the Pueblo closed in 1980 and the Yucca continued on until 1994. The theaters were about a 1 ½ miles apart.
See photo section for the Yucca grand opening on July 4, 1950.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, to commemorate its final weekend of operation on October 28, 1994, the Yucca played its very first movie, “Sitting Pretty” and the newer release “Forrest Gump.” At the time of closing, Trans-Lux Southwest was the operator. Prior operators were Commonwealth Theaters and Frontier Theaters. It was located at approximately where the Lofts condominiums are today.
Actually, in all the references to the theater in the Oxnard Daily Courier, it is spelled ‘Astec.’ See sample in photo section. The Astec was only open about a year. All news to the Astec dropped out of the Courier in June of 1911, probably due to the Roosevelt Theatre, due to open in the newly constructed Levy building in September.
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.