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The Sanborn Insurance Map of 1937 (In photo section) shows MOVIES at 514 2nd Avenue South
The Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1943 show no other theater on Main Street, besides the one at 111 Main. There is however, a concrete block theater, with a marquee, at 11 S. Central, which was on the 1920, 1929, and 1943 maps. On earlier maps Central Street was named Broadway. (See photo section)
From local news sources:
Opened on March 19, 1999,
Reopened on November 1, 2013 as ‘Cinebarre Issaquah’ (http://cinebarre.com/locations/issaquah-wa), offering food and beverage. Screens reduced from 9 to 8.
History from local news sources:
Issaquah 9 Cinemas opened April 14, 1995 by Act III Theatres
1995-98- Act III Theatres
1998-2013 Regal Cinemas
Notes from local newspapers:
Opened- December 18, 1998
Architect- William Chester of Bainbridge Island
5 screens,1,000 seats
See photo for information on Judge Pawley, first owner of the Aladdin Theatre
The Coachella Valley Historical Society says that the Aladdin Theatre was located at 82470 Miles Avenue, northwest corner, large green park with palm trees.
An advertisement in the Anaconda news noted that the Bluebird was at E. Park and Oak Street. The Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1950 show a theater at 200 E. Park. See Photo section for map. Southwest Montana Community Federal Credit Union is at that address today in the modern building one-story buiding. (recycled brick or faux brick?)
Notes for the Century 25 from the San Jose Mercury News on opening week.
Opened- May 14, 1999
Architect- Mark Fehlman of San Diego
According to the news article, in the photo section, Guy Doubtwaite was the builder.
In the photo section is the Sanborn Insurance Map from 1917, which shows how the Esquire/Yosemite and Hippodrome/Strand were positioned. It shows the entrance to the Yosemite at 18 N San Joaquin, which must have been changed when remodeled? The 1950 maps for the entire block are nearly blacked out.
Cinema West has signed a lease with Interstate Amusement to operate the Motor-Vu, with 35mm prints, until the end of summer. No plans yet to convert to digital. The future is Blowing in the Wind. (magicvalley.com)
The theater closed in early June 2014. Cinema West has purchased the building. According to magicvalley.com, they are removing all of the new digital equipment to be used elsewhere.
The Orpheum closed on May 26, 2014. (magicvalley.com)
The Grand-Vu closed at the end of the 2013 season. (magicvalley.com)
217 N. 4th was the only theater on 4th Street in 1919. (See Sanborn Maps in photo section).
The San Jose Mercury News reported on the opening of the $3.3 million, seven-screen Gilroy Theatre on February 4, 2000. The stadium theater seats 1,100 with auditorium capacities from 80 to 265.
It was said that the town had been without a theater since 1994 and the first three days of operation brought the theater 2,600 patrons. Platinum Theatres also operates the Dinuba Theatre.
Using the Sanborn Insurance Maps and other sources, I came up with these results:
Sanborn Maps— 1922
Sanborn Maps— 1949
925 Main St.,
Sanborn Maps— 1949
553 Main St.,
Sanborn Maps— 1949
831 Whitley Avenue was the approximate address of the third theater, located in the lodge hall. It was across the street from the today’s City Hall at 832 Whitley.
See Sanborn Insurance Map in photo section.
The Theater is now open. Matt Sconce and Keith Walker took it over in 2013. Check out their Movie Heroes program.
According to the LA Times on 9/2/56 (see photo section), the architects were Carlson and Middlebrook.
I notice that part of the text is illegible, so here is how it was meant to be:
The Grove was a plain storefront theatre nestled among other shops with a five-acre parking lot in front. When it opened on August 20, 1957, a small ad in the Santa Ana Register read, “We are now open.” Elvis Presley in “Loving You” was the main attraction.
The Grove, after undergoing a $75,000 remodeling job and being twinned, reopened on June 21, 1972. Each of the new auditoriums had 375 seats.
For many years it shared ad space in the newspaper with the Brookhurst and Loge, which like the Grove Theatre, were Vinnicof Theatres. After June 28, 1979, its ad no longer ran in the paper and no other theatre ever again opened there. By 2007 the center was demolished and a modern office building was being constructed on the site.
The theater was at what today would be approximately 70 Bannock, next to Critters Grill.
I visited the Pioneer Museum in Malad about 10 years ago. I talked to a lady named Fay who told me where the theater was. I recently found it on the Sanborn Insurance Maps (see photo section).
It was on the 1915 maps, making it the second theater in Malad. It was half way between Court and 1st West Street.
Fay said she was named after her Aunt Fay, who made a name for herself in the pictures as Fay Wray.
Another theory could be that there were two side-by-side theaters.
According to the Sanborn Map in the photo section, 391 and 393 Selby had a wall and posts between them but shared a common marquee. The “movies” label overlaps into both spaces. 392 Selby at Angus Apartment Hotel was labeled store.
Finally found the aforementioned photo of the infamous Princess. Two more stories were added to the building. Compare the upper detail and arched windows in the building down the block, which is still there.
Google Street view is incorrect and I was unable to update view on my computer.
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.