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TorstenAdair commented about Rivoli Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/Myrtle%20Theatre-2F3XC5NSG2RA.html 75.207.31 Anthony F. Dumas Myrtle Theatre DATE:1931 Myrtle Ave & Harman St. Brooklyn N.Y. Myrtle Amusement Co. Managers. drawing (visual work) pen-and-ink drawing H: 11 in, W: 16 in

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TorstenAdair commented about Loew's Melba Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/Loew’s%20Melba%20Theatre%20and%20Halsey%20Theatre-2F3XC5XJUAB.html 75.207.54 Anthony F. Dumas Loew’s Melba Theatre and Halsey Theatre DATE:1936 Formerly Keeney’s. Livingston St. opp. Hanover Place. Brooklyn N.Y. | Halsey St. near Broadway.; drawing (visual work) pen-and-ink drawing H: 11 in, W: 16 in

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TorstenAdair commented about Halsey Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 4:56 pm

1) This theater does not appear on the “Movie Theaters in Bushwick Brooklyn, NY” neighborhood map. (Probably because it’s listed as “Bedford-Stuyvesant”, but technically, the border is Broadway, and you list theaters on the southeast side of Broadway as “Bushwick”. . 1.5) Yes, I know it would look crowded, but how about a one-stop map for all the theaters? So we can just zoom in to a region, and not have to worry about neighborhood listings, or only seeing 30 listings and map placements at a time.

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TorstenAdair commented about Halsey Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm

2) http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/Loew’s%20Melba%20Theatre%20and%20Halsey%20Theatre-2F3XC5XJUAB.html 75.207.54 Anthony F. Dumas Loew’s Melba Theatre and Halsey Theatre DATE:1936 Formerly Keeney’s. Livingston St. opp. Hanover Place. Brooklyn N.Y. | Halsey St. near Broadway.; drawing (visual work) pen-and-ink drawing H: 11 in, W: 16 in

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TorstenAdair commented about Alhambra Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm

http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/Alhambra%20Theatre-2F3XC5XJXJX.html 75.207.34 Anthony F. Dumas Alhambra Theatre DATE:1932 Halsey St. & Knickerbocker Ave. Brooklyn N.Y. drawing (visual work) pen-and-ink drawing H: 11 in, W: 16 in

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TorstenAdair commented about Casino Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 4:29 pm

http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/Dekalb%20Theatre-2F3XC5NSGCHV.html 75.207.51 Anthony F. Dumas Dekalb Theatre DATE:1935 Dekalb Avenue near Broadway. Brooklyn N.Y. drawing (visual work) pen-and-ink drawing H: 11 in, W: 16 in

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TorstenAdair commented about Lyric Theatre on Jan 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm

“… it joined the neighboring Apollo Theatre in being razed.” The Apollo’s marquee was on the other side of the Times Square theater. (The lineup was: [unknown], Rialto, Victory, Lyric, Times Square, Apollo…) Isn’t the Apollo and Times Square part of the vacant theater between the Lyric and American Airlines? Or did the Apollo have an entrance on 42nd, but the theater was on 43rd, much like the current Lyric?

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TorstenAdair commented about Town Theatre on Feb 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Is this the Moon/Cooper 70? The facade matches. The Rialto is on the corner, on the far left. Replaced by a parking lot, currently occupied by the Union Pacific Center.

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TorstenAdair commented about Dundee Theater on Feb 24, 2016 at 5:56 am

http://www.omaha.com/go/arts/sherwood-foundation-will-donate-dundee-theater-to-film-streams-with/article_8d1169bd-5624-5588-983b-8ec7b68fd6a0.html?TNNoMobile

Sherwood will donate the building to Film Streams.

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TorstenAdair commented about 40th Street Theatre on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

http://www.omaha.com/go/arts/it-s-time-for-the-old-girl-to-be-open/article_6a45e313-8172-5eb2-b1e2-1edf6fee19d1.html

“Hargiss purchased the 35,000-square-foot building along with several nearby structures for a little more than $110,000, or about $2.50 a square foot. He moved his instrument shop there from Benson, where, he said, he was tiring of the party atmosphere.

He’s happy with the move. He and Thorsteinson live behind the stage in an apartment, and he said it’s wonderful: “It has been the most peaceful place.”

And, he said, despite those who disparage the neighborhood, his business has increased 40 percent since he moved there. He builds and repairs all varieties of stringed instruments. He also teaches others his craft.

Hargiss opened an antiques store next to the music shop in June 2013, and the theater was the next phase.

He knew that the building most recently had been a carpet shop and that it had housed Martin’s Pastry from the mid-1950s to 1977. From the outside it looked as though it had also housed a theater, but he didn’t know that for sure until he saw it on 1950s footage in a video from streetcar enthusiast Richard Orr."

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TorstenAdair commented about Dundee Theater on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130403/GO/130409849/1696#dundee-theatre-to-close-for-renovations

“Dundee Theatre to close for renovations”

“Built in 1925 as a vaudeville house, the Dundee will continue life as a venue for independent arthouse movies when it reopens sometime around the holidays or in early 2014, Moran said Wednesday.”

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TorstenAdair commented about Craft Theatre on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

A brand new Family Dollar store has just opened on that block: Family Dollar #8656 4412 White Plains Rd. Bronx, NY 10470-1607 Phone: 718-231-2801

The storefront runs all the way to the empty space just south of the Craft Printers shop at 4432 WPR, and replaces the Bondi store seen on Google Maps.

If there was a theater there, it seems to have been remodeled/removed, as the store is rather deep and level.

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TorstenAdair commented about Benson Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 7:36 am

Fundraising site: http://bensontheatre.org/

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TorstenAdair commented about Benson Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 7:34 am

http://www.bensonnebraska.com/2012/04/08/benson-theater-on-screen-ads/

Pre-sound (?) advertising slides for a local department store.

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema Village on Feb 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

The figure on the right is “Coal Black”, part of the “Censored Eleven” cartoons from Warner Brothers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema 1, 2, 3 and Coronet 1 & 2 - 2001 on Jan 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Ah, I see… two movie theaters in one picture! The Baronet/Coronet is in the background.

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema 1, 2, 3 and Coronet 1 & 2 - 2001 on Jan 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

The marquee shows THREE theaters?

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TorstenAdair commented about Westwood Cinema 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

3 Superheroes Will Descend On Summer Cinema Series Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Friday, June 8, 1990

“Super Saver Cinema 8 will show a children’s film and an installment of a 1941 serial in a special series to generate food donations for the needy.

The 10-week series kicks off June 16 with ‘Batman: The Movie.’

Three superheroes – Captain Marvel, Superman and Batman – will make appearances at the theater.

Rumor has it, manager Mike Curtis said, that the Joker may try to rob the box office.

Movies will begin each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Admission will be 75 cents plus a canned good for the Omaha Food Bank.

Each Saturday, a segment of the 1941 serial, ‘Adventures of Captain Marvel,’ will be shown. "

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TorstenAdair commented about Stockyards Movies 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

Eight $1 Theaters Stockyards Complex to Open Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Thursday, June 7, 1990

“Bands will play and searchlights will graze the skies over Omaha tonight when Cinemark USA opens an eight – screen, $1 movie house at 3205 L. St. near the stockyards.”

“Phil Zacheretti, promotions and marketing director for Cinemark USA, said the Dallas company owns more than 700 movie theaters nationwide.”

“Among the characteristics at the Movies 8 Stockyards, Zacheretti said, are: seats with extra leg room; aisle lighting; armrests with cup holders; a computerized ticket system; an art deco lobby; one theater with George Lucas' sophisticated stereo system called THX sound system.”

“Discount theaters run movies before they are put in video distribution, Zacheretti said. Some of the films may be only a few weeks from their original first runs at major chains. In the case of Omaha, the opening film menu includes ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ and ‘Miami Blues.’”

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TorstenAdair commented about Stockyards Movies 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

Eight $1 Theaters Stockyards Complex to Open Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Thursday, June 7, 1990

“Bands will play and searchlights will graze the skies over Omaha tonight when Cinemark USA opens an eight – screen, $1 movie house at 3205 L. St. near the stockyards.”

“Phil Zacheretti, promotions and marketing director for Cinemark USA, said the Dallas company owns more than 700 movie theaters nationwide.”

“Among the characteristics at the Movies 8 Stockyards, Zacheretti said, are: seats with extra leg room; aisle lighting; armrests with cup holders; a computerized ticket system; an art deco lobby; one theater with George Lucas' sophisticated stereo system called THX sound system.”

“Discount theaters run movies before they are put in video distribution, Zacheretti said. Some of the films may be only a few weeks from their original first runs at major chains. In the case of Omaha, the opening film menu includes ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ and ‘Miami Blues.’”

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TorstenAdair commented about Westwood Cinema 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

Back in the 1990s, they would show movie serials on Saturday mornings. If memory serves, they would accept a canned food donation in lieu of the $1 admission.

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TorstenAdair commented about Westwood Cinema 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

New Ritzy Cinema to Offer Bitsy Price Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Monday, April 17, 1989

“Movie One Theaters of El Paso, Texas, is the operator, has 87 screens now and is expanding by 100 screens this year.”

“…each theater will seat from 180 to 250 patrons…”

“That will bring the number of discount screens in Omaha to 16, including the original Gemini Twin , Millard 4 and Maplewood Twin.” [32 screens at that time, half were discounted.]

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TorstenAdair commented about Q-Twin East Drive-In on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Q Twin East and West

120th and Q Streets, 895 – 4838. Two screens. March through October. Tickets are $3.75 per person; children younger than 13 free except for Disney films and other special engagements."

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TorstenAdair commented about Sky View Drive-In on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Skyview

72nd Street and Hartman Avenue, 571 – 0206. One screen. March through December. Tickets are $3.50 per person; children younger than 12 free except for Disney films and other special engagements. Two shows on weekdays, three or more on weekends."

A drive-in, in Omaha, opened in December?!

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TorstenAdair commented about Millard Cinema 4 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Millard 4

5321 S. 139th Plaza, Millard Plaza shopping center, 895 – 1616. Four screens. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $2 for those younger than 13 or older than 64. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."