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TheALAN commented about Boro Theater on Feb 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm

I’ve been waiting over two years and I still don’t know what the Boro Theater looked like!

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TheALAN commented about Bridesburg Theater on Feb 27, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Opening day for the Bridesburg Theater was Friday, August 22, 1913. If anyone has any additional info. about the Bridesburg — newspaper clippings, photos, anything — please share, and thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Lawndale Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 3:25 am

It was never called “The Fox Tots.” It’s a preschool and a day care center called “Time For Tots.” Still operating, it’s pretty easy to recognize what it is! The marquee tells you!

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TheALAN commented about Leo Mall Twin on Feb 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm

After the Four Seasons Bistro closed, it became the Clairmont Bistro. A message now says the telephone number is not in service. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.

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TheALAN commented about Beverly Hills Theatre on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:42 am

The Beverly Hills Theatre was built for the Bart R. McClendon circuit, opening on Thursday, August 31, 1944. It was designed in the Art Moderne style by architect Raymond F. Smith, who was also a builder. The auditorium had seating for 812, all on one floor. The McClendon circuit would sell the Beverley Theatre to a company owned by Gene Autry in 1948. Around 1951, the theatre would change hands again when it was aquired by Robb & Rowley of United Artists.

After the theatre closed, it operated as a church of some kind or another for some 50-years. During the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s, it was known as Souls Harbor. Later it would become the LifePoint Church. Today, it’s the Templo De Poder Y Dozo — Spanish Assembly of God Ministries.

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TheALAN commented about Village Theatre on Feb 14, 2016 at 8:24 am

How the hell did this sneak in here?

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TheALAN commented about Granada Theater on Feb 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

It looks like we have Miller Lite for St. Patrick’s Day!

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TheALAN commented about Patricia Theater on Feb 14, 2016 at 1:28 am

But does anyone have an exact opening and/or closing date for Patricia? Also, who was the architect and in what style was she designed?

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TheALAN commented about Perrin Drive-In on Feb 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm

How many car-slots did the Perrin Drive-In have? Also, who was the architect?

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TheALAN commented about Sher Den Twin Drive-In on Feb 8, 2016 at 6:29 am

At the top of the Cinema page, there is a typo. Under Sher Den Twin Drive-In, the address should be: 1901 E. Gallagher Drive, Sherman, TX 75090. It is Gallagher, NOT GALLAGER. (In the photo, check out the street sign under the traffic signal). Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Bianchi Theatres on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:04 am

Glenn Bianchi says the Bianchi Stadium 11 Theatres opened in June, 1998. Lost Memory, according to his overview, claims they opened in 1996. I tend to believe that Glenn would know! Who is correct?

Also, who was the architect and in what style were the theatres designed?

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TheALAN commented about #1 Drive-In on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:22 am

If anyone can add more to these comments, please do — and thank you!

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TheALAN commented about #1 Drive-In on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:10 am

When did the Shell Drive-In (original name) open and who was the architect? Ken McIntyre says P.J. Nichols bought the theater in 1955, renaming it #1 Drive-In. Who the hell was P.J. Nichols anyway? Ken says it closed around 1970.

The drive-in, at 409 Avenue E – U.S. Hwy. 98 @ 26th St., was demolished and is now home to an Ace Hardware.

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TheALAN commented about Holiday Art Theatre on Jan 25, 2016 at 4:36 am

The Holiday Art Theatre has been shuttered for at least 8-½ years now. FOR RENT signs (@ $1200) still hang from its marquee, although there doesn’t seem to be any interest! Things are far from perfect in East Frankford, but they’re a 100% better since the dirty movie closed!

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TheALAN commented about SEDGWICK THEATER 7133-7141 GERMANTOWN AVE on Jan 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm

Now that’s a marquee!

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TheALAN commented about Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA on Jan 23, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Not much of a marquee, is it?

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 22, 2016 at 1:05 am

This was the SHOW BOAT Drive-In, not the Showboat! Just look at the above photo. Although the drive-in was never actually demolished, mother nature is doing her part in reclaiming the land! Check out the photo section of this site.

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:54 am

As can be seen here, the Show Boat Drive-In is slowly being reclaimed by nature. The Melody Cruise Drive-In continues to survive.

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:25 am

This is what remains of the Show Boat marquee.

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TheALAN commented about Show Boat Drive-In on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:20 am

This was the entrance to the Show Boat Drive-In, before nature decided to reclaim the land.

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TheALAN commented about Dietrich Theater on Jan 16, 2016 at 11:20 pm

Not much here about the Dietrich Theater. Who are these people anyway, TC? I guess they’re the concerned citizens? All we need now is the rest of the story!

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TheALAN commented about Dietrich Theater on Jan 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Thank you Joe, but I guess we lost this page — “404! That page cannot be found.”

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TheALAN commented about Jefferson Theatre on Jan 15, 2016 at 3:48 am

Except for the absence of its marquee and box office, the exterior of the theatre remains intact! Original Buildings on each side of the theatre have been demolished.

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TheALAN commented about 29th Street Palace Theater on Jan 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Waiting two years for a photo of this theater. I guess no one can help?

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TheALAN commented about Lincoln Drive-In on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm

The Lincoln Drive-In Theatre was located at 2407 Lincoln Hwy., Trevose, PA. Today, it is part of The Neshaminy Interplex Business Center. In fact, the entrance to the Interplex is approximately where the entrance was for the drive-in. 2707 Roosevelt Blvd./Lincoln Hwy. would put the drive-in somewhere in Roosevelt Memorial Park — a cemetery. Sorry calcync, I think you fell asleep. The “Night of the Living Dead” ended!