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dontaylor50 commented about Rialto Theatre on May 9, 2022 at 5:44 am

The 1911 Rochester City Directory lists Chester Fenyvessy as the manager of the Colonial Theatre in Rochester, indicating the name change to “Colonial” occurred by 1911. In 1911, my grandmother, Madonna (Montran) Fenyvessy, played piano for the silent films there.

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dontaylor50 commented about Feeley Theatre on Apr 14, 2022 at 12:15 am

Silent movies were played at the Feeley in the early 20s along with vaudeville acts.

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dontaylor50 commented about RKO State Theatre on Feb 3, 2021 at 10:53 am

Julius Cahn’s Official Theatrical Guide for 1910-1911 reported that the seating capacity was 2,025.

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dontaylor50 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jul 14, 2018 at 1:32 pm

According to an article in the Chippewa Herald (Feb 28, 1991, Page 56), The Rex Theater became the Rivoli Theater. In other articles, I found that the Victor Theater became the Rex Theater sometime between 1918 and 1920.

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dontaylor50 commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 23, 2018 at 2:28 pm

The theater was in operation by June 1926. My grandmother performed a vaudeville show there against the silent film “Beverly of Graustart” June 21-23, 1926.

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dontaylor50 commented about Empress Theatre on Oct 27, 2015 at 1:18 am

A photo of the theatre, circa 1912, is at http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC004317.html

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dontaylor50 commented about Lavering Theatre on Oct 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm

There is a vintage photo of the theater on Flickr at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mviph/6494143717/sizes/z/in/set-72157628414189125/

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dontaylor50 commented about Grand Theatre on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

OMG – My grandmother played in a show, “Chin Chin,” at the Grand Theater in Rock Springs on November 23, 1919. The show had a cast of 65 people in the production. I can’t imaging how they could have fit 65 cast members in there plus customers. Is there any chance there was another Grand Theater in Rock Springs?

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dontaylor50 commented about Wyo Theatre on Oct 4, 2013 at 6:53 am

The Wyoming State Tribune mentions the Princess Theater being “prosperous” on Page 2 of the March 14, 1918 newspaper. So the theater predates then.