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TheALAN commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 9, 2015 at 8:17 am

Cinema Treasures says the Paramount Theatre seated 1,268. Ron Salters commented (on April 2, 2006 at 8:59 am) that the Paramount seated 1,212 — 760 on the main floor and 452 in the balcony. Does anyone know for sure who is correct? Also, when did the Paramount close and when was it demolished?

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TheALAN commented about MICHIGAN Theatre; Detroit, Michigan. on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

What, where and when?

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TheALAN commented about Lyric Theater on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:14 am

A photo of the theater on Sunday, September 30, 2007 during early restoration.

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TheALAN commented about 121 Outdoor Drive-In on Jul 7, 2015 at 4:55 pm

No exact opening or closing dates for the Decatur Outdoor Theatre/121 Outdoor Drive-In?

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TheALAN commented about Commons 6 on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:24 pm

No photo of the Commons 6?

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TheALAN commented about Carmike Wynnsong 16 on Jul 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Does anyone know who the architect was and in what style it was designed? Please share!

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TheALAN commented about Oxford Theater 1941 on Jul 3, 2015 at 11:48 am

During the Oxford Theatre’s early years, VAUDEVILLE also appeared on the roof sign, under PHOTOPLAYS. By 1941, the VAUDEVILLE lettering had been removed,

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TheALAN commented about Oxford Theater 1941 on Jul 3, 2015 at 10:32 am

These were two of the feature films that played at the Oxford Theatre in 1940 —– A drama, “Dr. Kildare’s Crisis” (1940 M-G-M) starring Lew Ayres (1908-1996), Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954), & Laraine Day (1920-2007) —– plus a comedy/drama, “Give Us Wings” (1940 Universal) starring Billy Halop (1920-1976), & Huntz Hall (1919-1999).

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TheALAN commented about Harrowgate Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Does anyone know who the architect was and in what style the Harrowgate was designed?

Also, a discrepancy exists between the year the Harrowgate opened (1923) and the year the Moller organ was installed (1920). Perhaps the theater was built around the organ?

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TheALAN commented about Circle Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 7:33 am

An artist’s rendering of the Circle Theatre, c.1927.

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TheALAN commented about Movies at Midway on Jun 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Thank’s Howard for the photo. There are no scrolling LED marquees here. It looks like ABC Sign Co. were stuck with these and sold them cheap to Atlantic Theaters. Yuk!

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TheALAN commented about Movies at Midway on Jun 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm

No scrolling LED marquees here. Looks like the ABC Sign Co. had a yard sale. Yuk!

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TheALAN commented about Beachwood Theatre on Jun 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Today, Valhalla, a jewelry store, occupies the former theater.

. . . and while I’m here, does anyone know in what year the Beachwood Theatre closed?

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TheALAN commented about Center Theatre on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

The former Center Theatre is now home to Wilmington University Rahoboth Beach.

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TheALAN commented about Devon Theater for the Performing Arts on Jun 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm

For further details about the Devon Theater, please see —– MAYFAIR CIVIC ASSOCIATION: Timeline: Devon Zoning from President Donny Smith (Wednesday, June 3, 2015)

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TheALAN commented about Devon Theater for the Performing Arts on Jun 14, 2015 at 10:31 pm

It’s been 15-months since Joel told us his company aquired the Devon Theater. In those 15-months, not a peep! Thanks Joel for keeping us informed!

Now we have learned that a church — Kingdom Life Christian Center — has bought the former Devon Theater property. Not sure if that includes the adjoining six stores.

A proposal is now before the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a church, daycare center, and a food bank. What comes next, a drug and alcohol rehab center?

It appears the church group bought the theater before it sought any input from the community. It’s like closing the barn door after the horse gets out!

When representatives from the Mayfair Civic Association approached the church group about community useage of the building, they were refused, saying the church deemed it excessive.

There doesn’t seem to be any room for compromise!

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TheALAN commented about Crescent Theatre on Jun 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm

The Crescent Theatre closed in 1950. Thanks to CinemaTour for the info!

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TheALAN commented about Atco Drive-In on Jun 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

The Atco Drive-In was built on only a portion of a much larger tract of land in 1956. The drive-in, now owned by National Amusements, Inc. of Deadham, Mass., closed in September of 1989.

The Atco Multiplex Cinamas was built along the White Horse Pike in 1990, in front of the drive-in on 39.4 acres of undeveloped land.

The Multiplex was closed in September of 2008 and demolished, leaving behind hundreds of parking spaces on acres of asphalt.

Near the barracaded entrance on White Horse Pike is a sign that reads — AVAILABLE 39.4 Acres.

Behind it, among the weeds, lies the abandoned Atco Drive-In.

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TheALAN commented about Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Drive-In on Jun 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm

No Ken, the Tacony-Palmyra bridge toll is no longer a nickel. It’s free to cross the bridge to New Jersey but it’ll cost $2 to get back to Pennsylvania.

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TheALAN commented about Ad from architect Howard Hall, CAMDEN Drive-In Theatre (1933) on Jun 7, 2015 at 9:27 am

The Camden Drive-In was at 2901 Admiral Wilson Blvd. in Pennsauken, NJ 18109. It was between Rosemont Ave. and Lee Ave. Today, Zinman Furs occupies the site of the old drive-in. Camden, NJ is incorrect!

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TheALAN commented about Camden Drive-In on Jun 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

Now the site of Zinman Furs, the Camden Drive-In was located at 2901 Admiral Wilson Blvd. (U.S. Rt. 30) in Pennsauken Twp. New Jersey, between Rosemont Ave. and Lee Ave. Camden, NJ is incorrect!

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TheALAN commented about Cine Theatre on May 31, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Wow, that vertical, glass block pylon — or tower — was so impressive that Owens-Illinois Glass Company used the installation in advertising for their Insulux Glass Block. I guess architects Rapp & Rapp were ahead of their time! It’s a shame this portion of the building was destroyed!

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TheALAN commented about Band Box Theatre on May 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Today, the Band Box Theatre is home to the Germantown Recovery Community, a facility of NHS Human Services, Inc.

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TheALAN commented about Bandbox Theatre on May 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Please take notice to the BAND BOX sign in this photo. Rick B., in his overview, qustions whether the name is BAND BOX or BANDBOX. The sign says it all — it’s BAND BOX!

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TheALAN commented about Bartram Theatre on May 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm

The building shown, at Paschall Avenue and S. 55th Street, is not the Bartram Theatre. The Bartram Theatre was behind this property, at 1909 S. 55th Street. Today, an enpty lot is all that remains of the Bartram Theatre.