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OCRon commented about Fairyland Theater on Jan 21, 2017 at 11:05 pm

Uploaded and compared the 1907 and 1922 Sanborn Maps for this location. In 1907 it had symbol D (for dwelling). By 1922, it was a different building labeled Moving Pictures.

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OCRon commented about Regent Theater on Jan 20, 2017 at 1:13 pm

More information on Ellis Arkush

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OCRon commented about Flix Brewhouse Albuquerque on Jan 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm

That would be November 17, 2016

JKR Partners, architects of the other three Brewhouses, was the designer

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OCRon commented about Encore Theatre on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The address was 1157 California Drive
AKA Broadway Theatre FDYB 1951 867 Seats

According to the San Mateo Times, the Broadway opened March 21, 1930. It became the Encore Theatre in April 1965. “The Encore continued operation until it closed in 1972. In 1994, the building housed the American Gnostic Church, until the structure met the wrecking ball in 1998.”

Now site of First Republic Bank

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OCRon commented about Rialto Theatre on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:47 am

Here is a timeline for the Grand Theatre from the back issues of the Bismarck Tribune.
September 1, 1914: Opens as Grand Theatre.
January 12, 1920: Name change to Rex Theatre.
December 16, 1921: Name change to Rialto Theatre.
1931: Closes as a movie theater.

According to the news clip, the Hinckley Building was gutted by fire December 25, 1948.

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OCRon commented about El Cerrito Motor Movies on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:11 am

Here is another Bernard G. Nobler-designed drive-in. (found in an old issue of the San Mateo News).

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OCRon commented about Dakota Twin Theatres on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Yes Melissa,according to the Tribune, demolition began in February 2011

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OCRon commented about Carmike 8 Cinemas on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:37 pm

According to the Tribune, The Midco 8 opened in July 1994, Total seating 1,503

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OCRon commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:38 am

The December 19, 1914 Grand Opening ad is now available.

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OCRon commented about Huron Theatre on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:32 am

The Huron Theatre opened January 27, 1928 as the State Theatre and in May 1928 was sold and later that year renamed the Huron Theatre.

The date of the fire was Jan 19, 1957. It was never rebuilt and was demolished in 1959.

See Karl ‘Dutch’ Horton’s story in the photo section

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OCRon commented about El Rancho Drive-In on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:44 am

An old San Mateo newspaper lists Bernard G. Nobler as the architect of El Rancho

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OCRon commented about Regal Sandhill Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX on Jan 9, 2017 at 11:31 pm

Opened by Eastern Federal Theaters May 20, 2005. Became Regal Cinema July 27, 2005. 2,500 seats

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OCRon commented about Cinema 3 on Jan 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Grand Opening ad for the New State Theatre April 29, 1932 is here. Architect was Ursa L. Freed

AKA Twin State Theatre in 1965. AKA Cinema 3 in 1993

See Jeff Logan news clip and the State/Twin State/Cinema 3 history in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Chief Theatre on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm

The Announcement for the Chief Theatre opening November 16, 1937 is now available

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OCRon commented about Waterloo Theatre on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Designed by architect W.J. Brown, the Palace opened April 1, 1914. As commented on before, the Waterloo opened on January 30, 1949. News clips in photo section

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OCRon commented about Ritz Theatre on Jan 7, 2017 at 11:13 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Ritz Theatre on August 5, 1937, is now in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Nolan Theatre on Jan 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Nolan Theatre on October 27, 1938, is now in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Texas Theatre on Jan 7, 2017 at 11:07 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Texas Theatre on December 4, 1935, is now in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Patee Theatre on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:09 pm

The remodeled Patee described in the Journal World on November 16, 1950, paints a glossier picture (Plastiglass front; Aluminum-trimmed boxoffice) than the old cover photo. A news photo of the February 28, 1955, fire gives a somewhat fuzzy look of what it looked like in that year. Not a survivor, demolition of the Patee began November 21, 1955.

News clips, newspaper photo, and an ad are in the photo section.

Interesting trivia, Dutch Boy Paints is still next door

OCRon
OCRon commented about Regal South Wind Stadium 12 on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm

The Grand Opening ad for May 22, 1997, is now in the photo section. It became a Regal Cinema April 1, 2013. Designed by Eyberg Architecture, it has 1,800 seats.

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OCRon commented about Granada Theatre on Dec 30, 2016 at 11:40 pm

The Grand Opening announcement for the Granada on September 7, 1934, is now in the photo section.

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OCRon commented about Plaza 6 Theaters on Dec 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm

According to a 1987 announcement in the Journal World, the Plaza 6 was to have 1,400 seats

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OCRon commented about Liberty Hall Theatre on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm

Dickinson Theatres can be added as a previously operated by. They operated it under the name Dickinson Theatre * from 1929 to 1939. Two news clips pertaining to this are in the photo section

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OCRon commented about Varsity Theater on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:14 pm

The Grand Opening ad for the Varsity Theatre on October 26, 1926 is now in the photo section.

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OCRon commented about Brahma Drive-In on Dec 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm

The Grand Opening news clip for May 2, 1952, is now in the photo section