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TheALAN commented about Dade Theatre on Jan 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Ref: Joe Vogel’s comment on April 3, 2015

Thanks for your search Joe! Sorry it took so long for my response.

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TheALAN commented about Movie Tavern by Marcus Exton on Jan 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

In what style was this theatre designed and who was the architect?

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TheALAN commented about Logan Theatre on Dec 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

In his overview, Jeff says Dr. Williamson aquired the Logan Theatre in the late-2000’s. Since this is only 2015, it appears this should be the late-1900’s — or early 2000’s.

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TheALAN commented about Kings Cinema on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Come on Al, you really beleive these people had no idea of the risks involved in having that kind of sex in these kind of places? This is the 21st-century! And let’s not excuse the theatre or club for this behavior. They know exactly what kind of joints they’re opetating! It’s time get out and look around.

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TheALAN commented about Black Horse Pike Marquis sign on Dec 17, 2015 at 11:43 am

They went home one day and never returned. Sad!

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TheALAN commented about 5 Drive-In on Dec 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Premier Theatres says the Allen family aquired the 5 Drive-In Theatre in 1960. Chad Irish, in the overview, says the drive-in opened in 1964. Who is correct?

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TheALAN commented about Paramount late `40's. Photo courtesy of Lincoln Land Facebook page. on Sep 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

By the 1940’s, the venue was called Reade’s Paramount Theatre.

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TheALAN commented about St. James Theatre on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:10 am

Just a clarification on Gary Crawford’s comment (April 17, 2008 at 11:23 am) that the theatre was originally named the Rosenberg Theatre. Again, it never was! It opened as the (Reade) St. James Theatre in 1917 and retaind that name, or a variation, until its demolition in 1974. Please, let’s check the accuracy of our comments. Thanks!

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TheALAN commented about St. James Theatre on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Confusing? The Mayfair Theatre is in the top center. The St. James Theatre is to the right of the Mayfair Theatre, next to the ferris wheel.

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TheALAN commented about St. James Theatre on Aug 31, 2015 at 4:50 pm

. . . the brown brick facade has been stuccoed over.

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TheALAN commented about St. James Theatre on Aug 31, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Thank’s Hyford for your comment today!

Although Henry Rosenberg built the theater, he had changed the family surname to Reade by the start of World War I, (c.1914). The St. James Theatre didn’t open until 1917.

Since the top of the marquee said Reade, it could be said that the name of the theater was Reade St. James Theatre. But in practicality, Reade was never used as a part of the theater’s name.

And Rosenberg was never a part of its name!

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TheALAN commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 9, 2015 at 8:17 am

Cinema Treasures says the Paramount Theatre seated 1,268. Ron Salters commented (on April 2, 2006 at 8:59 am) that the Paramount seated 1,212 — 760 on the main floor and 452 in the balcony. Does anyone know for sure who is correct? Also, when did the Paramount close and when was it demolished?

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TheALAN commented about MICHIGAN Theatre; Detroit, Michigan. on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

What, where and when?

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TheALAN commented about Lyric Theater on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:14 am

A photo of the theater on Sunday, September 30, 2007 during early restoration.

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TheALAN commented about Carmike Commons 6 on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:24 pm

No photo of the Commons 6?

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TheALAN commented about AMC Classic Knoxville 16 on Jul 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Does anyone know who the architect was and in what style it was designed? Please share!

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TheALAN commented about Oxford Theater 1941 on Jul 3, 2015 at 11:48 am

During the Oxford Theatre’s early years, VAUDEVILLE also appeared on the roof sign, under PHOTOPLAYS. By 1941, the VAUDEVILLE lettering had been removed,

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TheALAN commented about Oxford Theater 1941 on Jul 3, 2015 at 10:32 am

These were two of the feature films that played at the Oxford Theatre in 1940 —– A drama, “Dr. Kildare’s Crisis” (1940 M-G-M) starring Lew Ayres (1908-1996), Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954), & Laraine Day (1920-2007) —– plus a comedy/drama, “Give Us Wings” (1940 Universal) starring Billy Halop (1920-1976), & Huntz Hall (1919-1999).

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TheALAN commented about Harrowgate Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Does anyone know who the architect was and in what style the Harrowgate was designed?

Also, a discrepancy exists between the year the Harrowgate opened (1923) and the year the Moller organ was installed (1920). Perhaps the theater was built around the organ?

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TheALAN commented about Circle Theatre on Jun 28, 2015 at 7:33 am

An artist’s rendering of the Circle Theatre, c.1927.

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TheALAN commented about Movies at Midway on Jun 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Thank’s Howard for the photo. There are no scrolling LED marquees here. It looks like ABC Sign Co. were stuck with these and sold them cheap to Atlantic Theaters. Yuk!

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TheALAN commented about Movies at Midway on Jun 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm

No scrolling LED marquees here. Looks like the ABC Sign Co. had a yard sale. Yuk!

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TheALAN commented about Beachwood Theatre on Jun 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Today, Valhalla, a jewelry store, occupies the former theater.

. . . and while I’m here, does anyone know in what year the Beachwood Theatre closed?

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TheALAN commented about Center Theatre on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

The former Center Theatre is now home to Wilmington University Rahoboth Beach.

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TheALAN commented about Devon Theater for the Performing Arts on Jun 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm

For further details about the Devon Theater, please see —– MAYFAIR CIVIC ASSOCIATION: Timeline: Devon Zoning from President Donny Smith (Wednesday, June 3, 2015)