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JohnnyC. commented about Fine Arts I & II Theatre on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:33 pm

American Classic Images has a photo of the Fine Arts when it was an adult cinema.

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JohnnyC. commented about Star Theatre on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm

In case you have a problem downloading the file here is the text concerning the Star theatre.

“20. Mussman Bakery/ Star Theater, 106 & 108 N. Maple, ca. 1908. A two story, two-part commercial block with a flat roof and a concrete foundation. This brick building has two full shop spaces in the ground floor, and is one of the largest two-part commercial blocks in the district. The metal and wood ctorefronts were manufactured by Christopher and Simpson, of St. Louis; they are largely intact and feature large display windows with minimal bulkheads. The ceilings over the recessed shop entrances are sheathed with pressed tin. The second floor windows are early or original one-over-ones; there are two paired units in the center, with a single window on each side. The windows all have concrete sills and lintels, and the facade is topped by an ornamental brick cornice. An early awning covers both shop spaces; it is sheathed with heavy shake shingles. The basement of this building is partially above grade, and the doorways are reached by concrete steps. Small windows with segmental arched tops are set in the foundation, beside the steps.

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JohnnyC. commented about Star Theatre on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm

A National Register of Historic Places registration form covering the historic district of Cole Camp mentions a Star theatre located at 108 North Maple Street. Would that information apply to this Star theatre or perhaps there was another Star theatre located in Cole Camp, Missouri. Pdf File

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JohnnyC. commented about Jefferis Theatre on Aug 21, 2015 at 2:24 pm

I believe this theatre was actually the Jefferis theatre. The theatre was named after its owner A. B. Jefferis.

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JohnnyC. commented about Red Bud Theatre on Aug 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

There were two Red Bud theatres. The first theatre opened circa 1914 and closed when the new Red Bud theatre listed on this page opened at the address above. I have no address for the earlier Red Bud theatre.

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JohnnyC. commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

You are very welcome. I have found a web page with some information about the Cheney Opera House. I can’t vouch for its accuracy but it might be helpful none the less. Cinema Data Project

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JohnnyC. commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Perhaps this information will help you with your research. The “opera house” that you are referring to was most likely the Cheney Opera House aka the Cheney Theatre on Exchange Street.

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JohnnyC. commented about Shillington Theater on Aug 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

The map photo should point to Berks Bible Church.

American Classic Images has photos of this Shillington theater.

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JohnnyC. commented about Shillington Theater on Aug 4, 2015 at 5:55 pm

This Shillington theater opened in Sept. of 1949. It replaced an older Shillington theater located at 22 New Holland Ave, which was closed when this new theater opened. Seating for the new Shillington theater at 29 East Lancaster Ave, was advertised as having 654 seats.

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JohnnyC. commented about People's Theatre on Aug 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm

The Kansas City Kansas Globe published on December 29, 1905 has an article about the opening of the People’s Theater which would take place on January 8, 1906.

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JohnnyC. commented about Queen Theater on Apr 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Formal opening was September 15, 1912 per an article in the NY Clipper

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JohnnyC. commented about Rancho Theater on Jan 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Rancho Theater photo is courtesy of the Pleasanton Downtown Association.

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JohnnyC. commented about Loew's Mt. Vernon Theatre on Dec 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm

1930!

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JohnnyC. commented about Heights Theater on Dec 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Photo of the Heights Theater possibly from 1929 is located on this webpage.

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JohnnyC. commented about Meramec Theatre on Oct 20, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Meramec Theatre opened September 10, 1932.

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JohnnyC. commented about Brokaw 1 & 2 Theatre on Sep 26, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Interesting information on the Brokaw 1 & 2 Facebook page. The architect was A.M. Strauss. Brokaw 1 & 2 opened in 1931 and is now closed for remodeling.

https://www.facebook.com/thebrokaw

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JohnnyC. commented about Sugar Theatre on Aug 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm

An informative file about the great depression and Sugar City which mentions the Weada Theatre being named after its owners, Weaver and Davis may be found at the following location.

http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/seidaho/manuscripts/collections/PDFs/Norma%20Browning%20and%20Cleo%20Browning.pdf