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TheALAN commented about A.B.C. Theatre on Jan 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

According to PAB, the team of Anderson & Haupt consisted of Julius J. Anderson, an architect and Max Haupt, an engineer. Any other details about the A.B.C. Theatre would be most appreciated!

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TheALAN commented about Byrd Theatre on Jan 11, 2014 at 4:11 am

The exact address is 4720 Baltimore Avenue (Rt. #13) – Philadelphia PA 19143. Cinema Treasures still has this theater as closed although it’s demolished. Today the site serves as a surface parking lot.

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TheALAN commented about Millside 4 Theater on Jan 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Nice review of what everyone saw here but not a clue about the Millside itself. No actual dates. Who was the architect, how many seats, style, photos? Nine comments and like I said, not a clue!

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TheALAN commented about Auditorium on Jan 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Easy! The photo has East Scott Street. Also, if you press the little + sign on the accompanying map, (upper left corner) three times, it will show East Scott Street. There, you don’t even have to leave the page! Good for future “research.”

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TheALAN commented about 29th Street Palace Theatre on Jan 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Show us the Palace Theater. Does anyone have a photo?

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TheALAN commented about Bucks County Mall Colonial 2 on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:05 am

Where was the Bucks County Mall located and when did the Colonial open and close? Please share. Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Branmar Cinema on Jan 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

rave323: The Cine Mart has a page on Cinema Treasures. Look under Cinemart, 4302 Governor Printz Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19810. The Cine Mart opened in 1968, seated 1,000 and closed in September, 1980. Because this page is for the Branmar Cinema, please see the Cinemart page.

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TheALAN commented about Pike Theatre on Jan 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Does anyone have any photos? Also, who the architect was and in what style, and the dates it opened and closed? Please share. Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Pike Theatre on Jan 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm

An Exxon service station now stands where the Pike Theatre once stood.

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TheALAN commented about Camden Drive-In on Jan 1, 2014 at 11:30 pm

No, there is no marker or sign on the site for the Camden Drive-In. Only PRIVATE PROPERTY and NO TRESSPASSING. Zinman Furs now occupies the site.

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TheALAN commented about GCC Northeast 4 on Dec 30, 2013 at 3:04 am

GCC Northeast closed in 2000. On May 1, 2004 the theater building was badly damaged by fire. After extensive rehabilitation in 2008, the Social Security Administration opened offices on one side of the building. Star Career Academy now occupies the other side of the building.

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TheALAN commented about GCC Northeast 4 on Dec 30, 2013 at 2:32 am

TheaterBluff1: It seems that every comment you post has to have a political spin. Boring! Let’s get back to movie theaters and let’s skip your personal views on politics!

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TheALAN commented about Eric Feasterville on Dec 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Thanks for uploading the photo Howard!

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TheALAN commented about Eric 4 Feasterville on Dec 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Here was another theater without a marquee. Not even a poster light box. Maybe that’s why this theater failed, no one knew what was playing. When did the Eric 4 Feasterville open? How many seats? Who was the architect? What was the style? When did it close? Five reviews and not a clue! Doesn’t anyone have any information on the Eric 4 Feasterville?

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TheALAN commented about Castor Theatre on Dec 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

TheaterBluff1: Let’s try this one more time. The Castor Theatre and the Tyson Theater still coexist on Castor Avenue. They are four blocks apart. The Castor Theatre is at 6627-33 Castor Avenue @ Fanshawe Street (between Fanshawe & Unruh Streets). The Castor Theatre opened in 1936 and closed in 1989. After closing, it became a furniture showroom. It is now a 99c and up grocery store.(And no, they never sold furs there)! The Tyson Theater, four blocks north of the Castor, is at 7043 Castor Avenue @ Brighton Street (between Tyson & Princeton Avenues). The Tyson Theater opened in 1940 and closed in August, 1987. In that same year, Mirror firs bought the theater and retained its looks. They even had a mannequin in the box office. Later, a furniture store replaced Mirror. At the end of 2013, the space remains empty. Got it? Finally!

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TheALAN commented about Castor Theatre on Dec 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

TheaterBluff1: You say that Cinema Treasures does not have a page for the UA Grant Plaza Cinema 9. But I just left the UA Grant Plaza page, and there you are, with almost a half page comment on a page that you say doesn’t exist. Did you make a wrong turn on that fantasy highway you travel?

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TheALAN commented about UA Grant Plaza on Dec 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm

TheaterBuff1: On the Castor Theatre page you comment that Cinema Treasures has no page for the UA Grant Plaza 9, yet here you are, on the page that doesn’t exist, with almost a half page comment. Did you make a wrong turn on that fantasy highway of yours?

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TheALAN commented about Castor Theatre on Dec 28, 2013 at 2:25 pm

The theater is not ghetto but is in a proud working class community. The neighborhood does have a name-Oxford Circle/Castor Gardens-the same name it always had. The alley around back is actually a common driveway. That graffiti is the work of those suburban kids, probably your neighbors! And you don’t have to feel uneasy. That old beat-up looking van belongs to an undercover police officer who lives in one of those tiny row houses. So you see, not everything you see is as it appears!

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TheALAN commented about Leo Mall Twin on Dec 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I don’t remember what the Leo Mall looked like in 1964 when the Leo theatre opened but the mall still exists today with The Home Depot & Net Cost Market as its anchors.

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TheALAN commented about Leo Mall Twin on Dec 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

In 1964, Ramon L. Posel (1928-2005), an art-cinema proponent and real estate developer, opened his first theatre, the Leo, on Bustleton Avenue in Somerton. The single-screen theatre was named for his father, who owned seven movie houses. In 1980, the Leo became the AMC Leo Mall Twin when AMC Theatres acquired the property. The Leo closed at the end of 1990. A Chinese buffet had occupied the space for a while. At the end of 2012 and after extensive renovations, it reopened as the Four Seasons Diner, Bistro and Bakery.

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TheALAN commented about The Leo Theater Building in 2013 on Dec 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm

In 1964, Ramon L. Posel (1928-2005), an art-cinema proponent and real estate developer, opened the Leo, his first theatre, on Bustleton Avenue in Somerton. The single-screen theatre was named for his father, who owned seven movie houses. In 1980 the Leo became the AMC Leo Mall Twin when it was acquired by AMC Theatres. The Leo closed at the end of 1990. For a while, a Chinese buffet occupied the space. At the end of 2012, after extensive renovations,it reopened as the Four Seasons Diner, Bistro & Bakery.

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TheALAN commented about Belgrade Theatre on Dec 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm

A great photo of a stuccoed wall. Would anyone have a photo of the Belgrade Theatre before the stucco? Please share if you do. Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Bridesburg Theater on Dec 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

The Bridesburg Theater was a victim of the Great Depression and closed in 1933. The theater was purchased by the Rohm & Haas Company and converted to a company gymnasium in 1942. The building was demolished in 1967 and is now a well manicured lawn adjacent to Dow Chemical Company parking lots. (Dow Chemical bought Rohm & Haas in 2009).

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TheALAN commented about Holiday Art Theatre on Dec 23, 2013 at 12:11 am

The Holiday Art is for rent. TheaterBuff1 should rent it before the Taliban does. He could call it the Windsor again and screen first-run films. Just imagine, a first-run theatre in East Frankford. Go for it Buff!

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TheALAN commented about Allegheny Theatre on Dec 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm

A dollar store (Family Dollar) and a furniture warehouse now share the site.