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I believe this will put you right in front of the theater.
This theater is likely gone. There is a building at this location with the distinctive red and yellow brick mix. Next to it is an empty lot that looks to be full of junk. Notice how the electrical service on the side of the building match up with the American Classics view from 1986.
Pre-restoration theater can be seen at 36.82976,-84.848834
Funny you should mention the plain facade. When I was photographing it, I was thinking that somewhere in Kentucky someone must have had a monopoly on that yellow brick for theaters. Seems like I see it an awful lot.
This will bring it up on Google Earth.
Google Earth shows a Theatre Road just off of VA 17. No real evidence of any drive-in ramps, but a couple of spots that might have been of enough size to house a drive-in.
Does this theater still exist? I’ve been trying to find it on Google Earth, but there’s nothing on 4th Street remotely like it.
“The Flemingsburg City Council held their regular monthly meeting Monday, September 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Annex………
……..Councilwoman Sparks expressed concern over the condition of the old Princess Theatre. The building continues to fall down. Chief Sergent said it is a safety issue. It could fall into the street. Mayor Flanery stated that if it falls into the creek it will create a dam and if there is a hard rain it will flood the downtown. Gene Schwartz said the EPA had looked at it this past spring and said it was not ready to condemn yet. If the city condemns the property the city will have to pay for the demolition and clean up."
Actually, the law firm is Gragg & Gragg.
36.502654,-79.76767 will put you right in front of the Grand Theater.
If you plug that address into Google Maps, it clearly shows the theater. Very simple, but still a cool old intact theater, marquee and all.
I think I’ve got this figured out. The street view of this theater shows the Granite Theater, which is out on S. Main St., which is also Highway 321. The Main Theater is at 69 N. Main with the stagehouse still visible. The street view for this stretch of N. Main doesn’t pass the storefronts or I could confirm it.
Stopped by the Princess Theater today while in Flemingsburg with my son. This theater is not long for this world at all. Basically just a shell at this point, with the ticket booth removed and only the front doors giving an indication of what the building was once used for. A peek through the doors is telling, as is the condemnation noticed pasted to the front door. This theater is doomed.
And as Bob Jensen mentioned, the address is 217 North Main Cross Street. It’s right next to the IOOF Lodge. For now.
The street view is wrong. It’s actually at 35.269099, -81.319249.
From the Save The Ro-Na Facebook page: “The Ro-Na Theater in Ironton, Ohio has been around since 1957. It’s located at 314 South 3rd Street.”
This is now an empty lot. I went to take pictures today and found that it had been demolished.
BTW, I found the location using http://www.historicaerials.com/ Great resource for finding old drive-ins.
Yes, Bob, it was located on the NE corner. I went looking, but there’s nothing left to take a picture of.
The entrance to the theaters was just below the chiropractor sign. The two auditoriums were directly behind in the raised area over the roof. “Now Playing” windows are available on the brick post just to the left of the entrance and just to the left of the barber pole. They have since been removed.
Address should be 644 W. Dickson. This is located just down and across the street from the U Ark Theater, which is 647 W. Dickson.
This should be changed to closed at the very least. All that remains of the Corbin Drive-in is the sign.
The address on this one should actually be 1136 South Ft. Thomas Avenue.