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TheALAN commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jan 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Thanks Joe for responding!

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TheALAN commented about Alhambra Theatre on Jan 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

In what style was the Alhambra Theatre designed and does amyone have photos of this theater? Please share.

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TheALAN commented about HOLME (PENYPAK) THEATER on Jan 5, 2015 at 9:46 am

Not actually a photo — this is an artist’s conception.

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TheALAN commented about Current Day Exterior on Jan 4, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Now just a decrepit mess!

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TheALAN commented about 29th Street Palace Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm

It’s been a year since I asked if anyone had a photo of the 29th Street Palace Theater. I’m sure someone has access to one. Please share?

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TheALAN commented about 941 Theater on Jan 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

How did the nonprofit produce the Backseat Film Festival for six years if they opened in 2008 and closed in 2011? The arithmetic says three years or four years at best.

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TheALAN commented about Benn Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Friel on March 28, 2004 at 10:35 pm A notable fact concerning one of Benn’s neighbors. W C Field was born in a house next to the Benn Theatre. … … … … … … … … … . . The above comment is incorrect. The following contains the correct information:
“William Claude Dukenfield was born Jan. 29, 1880 in Darby, Pennsylvania, just across the Philadelphia city line.”
Source — W. C. Fields © 1999 – 2006 John F. Crowley

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TheALAN commented about A.B.C. Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Thank you Howard for your insight!

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TheALAN commented about Benner Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The street address given for the Benner, 6056 Castor Avenue, is incorrect! During the Benner days, 6056 was an Oriental business, part of the three attached stores (6056, 6058 & 6060 Castor Ave.) on the end of the block that are connected to the former theater. The correct address for the Benner Theatre is 6052-54 Castor Avenue.

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TheALAN commented about May 15th, 1963 grand opening ad on Dec 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Again, rivest266 with http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%2023 … A total waste of time, energy, and space!

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TheALAN commented about Tyson Theatre on Dec 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

This property is again available for SALE or LEASE. Does anyone know what the interior looks like since those discount furniture stores moved on? I’m sure they had no interest in preservation! And without a doubt they sold the murals.

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TheALAN commented about Lehigh Theatre on Dec 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

When did the the Lehigh close? Shoeshoe14 says 1955. Richwy150 says he was 5 years old when it closed, but doesn’t say when he was 5. And PHILLYTOM says he went to the Lehigh Theatre — although he wasn’t even born until after 1955. Please — someone solve this mystery!

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TheALAN commented about Lehigh Theatre on Dec 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Yes, the Lehigh Theatre was a smaller theater than the Cambria Theatre — 480 vs. 850.

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TheALAN commented about Sunshine Cinema on Dec 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Landmark Theatres rescue of The Sunshine — after a 50-year hiatus — gives hope that some of our historic theaters may survive after all. Unfortunately, in the restoration of this theater’s facade, Landmark chose not to replicate the theater’s historic marquee. Instead, block letters illuminated in neon were used. Not quite restoration!

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TheALAN commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I guess the good folks in Eureka Springs don’t get out much because it seems the old movie house closed one day and no one seemed to notice!

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TheALAN commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Who was the architect of the Roxy and what was its seating capacity? Also, in what year did it actually open and in what year did it close?

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TheALAN commented about Bala Theatre on Dec 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Since the Bala Theatre is now closed and its future unknown, any new info. will be appreciated, and thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Xtassy Theatre on Nov 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm

The link is working again — thanks!

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TheALAN commented about Arlo Theatre on Nov 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

The map in the overview places the Arlo Theatre at the intersection of Federal St, S. 27th St. and Baird Blvd. in East Camden. The Arlo was actually located a block North on the 2600 block of Westfield Ave.

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TheALAN commented about Savoia Theatre on Nov 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

The Savoia Theatre survived for 28 years yet no one can share anything about it? No comments at all? Unbelivable!

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TheALAN commented about Savoia Theatre on Nov 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

“Mountain Music” is a 1939 b&w comedy/musical film directed by Robert Florey (1900-1979). Distributed by Paranount Pictures, it stars Bob Burns (1890-1956) and Martha Raye(1916-1994).

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TheALAN commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 2, 2014 at 5:03 am

The TheaterBluff had to check in again with his politcal nonsense. FDR, Nixon, Rizzo? What the hell did they have to do with the Palace Theatre? The Palace Theatre, like so many other theaters at the time, fell victim to television, plain and simple!

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TheALAN commented about Proctor's Theatre on Oct 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Ref: Warren G. Harris on July 25, 2007 at 1:16 pm —– Sorry Warren, Proctor and Proctor’s are both correct! The theater was called Proctor Theater when it opened in 1926. The theater closed in the 1970’s and reopened in 1979 as Proctor’s.

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TheALAN commented about Proctor's Theatre on Oct 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

This theater opened as Proctors Theatre on December 27, 1925. It closed in the 1970’s. In 1979, the Arts Center & Theare of Schenectady (ACTS) aquired the theatre from the city. On October 4, 1979, Proctors was named to the National Register of Historic Places, (F.F. Proctor Theatre & Arcade #79003237). In 1983 the theater received new carpeting throughout and replicas of the original house curtain and 1926 marquee. Goldie, the mighty Wurlitzer organ, and a hydraulic lift for the organ and orchestra pit floor were installed. In 1984, Proctors Theatre became part of the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). After a $30 million renovation and expansion, it reopened as Proctor’s Theatre, (aka: The Mainstage) in 2007. The renovation project won the 2008 Excellence in Historic Preservation award from the Preservation League of New York State and was named as Outstanding Theatre in 2009 by the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). The complex now includes the 436-seat GE Theatre, (430 State Street) and the 100-seat Upstairs Theatre, (440 State Street). It’s a shining example of revival and re-use!

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TheALAN commented about Great Northern Theatre on Oct 5, 2014 at 7:38 am

The auditorium still exists. A sign on the side of the auditorium offers: SPACE FOR RENT — 6,000 PLUS SQ./FT. — 2 Main Entrance (Broad St. & Germantown Ave.) — For Information Call: … .