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Ref: Joe Vogel’s comment on April 3, 2015
Thanks for your search Joe! Sorry it took so long for my response.
In what style was this theatre designed and who was the architect?
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.
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.
They went home one day and never returned. Sad!
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?
By the 1940’s, the venue was called Reade’s Paramount Theatre.
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!
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.
. . . the brown brick facade has been stuccoed over.
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!
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?
What, where and when?
A photo of the theater on Sunday, September 30, 2007 during early restoration.
No photo of the Commons 6?
Does anyone know who the architect was and in what style it was designed? Please share!
During the Oxford Theatre’s early years, VAUDEVILLE also appeared on the roof sign, under PHOTOPLAYS. By 1941, the VAUDEVILLE lettering had been removed,
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).
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?
An artist’s rendering of the Circle Theatre, c.1927.
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!
No scrolling LED marquees here. Looks like the ABC Sign Co. had a yard sale. Yuk!
Today, Valhalla, a jewelry store, occupies the former theater.
. . . and while I’m here, does anyone know in what year the Beachwood Theatre closed?
The former Center Theatre is now home to Wilmington University Rahoboth Beach.
For further details about the Devon Theater, please see —– MAYFAIR CIVIC ASSOCIATION: Timeline: Devon Zoning from President Donny Smith (Wednesday, June 3, 2015)