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JRHagan commented about June 1944 photo credit Bill Meyer. on Jan 29, 2022 at 2:41 pm

That is a beautiful slice of photo from 1944 …wow

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JRHagan commented about The Cascade -March 1996 on Dec 31, 2021 at 10:36 am

Current condition of the Cascade /Knox Building

https://goo.gl/maps/x92oWZ5KDbzyHwwk6

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JRHagan commented about 1996 AP artical on Dec 31, 2021 at 10:03 am

This one was a bit tricky because there are three listings for CASCADE theaters in New Castle PA.This information should be correctly linked to the proper location Which is a fairly important part of exhibition history in the United States The Articals and Google link added below to the Photo section should help clear things up . Both articals are from March of 1996.The first was an AP story with no author or photo credit .The second was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazzett story by Bette McDevitt & photo credits to V W H Campbell Jr. For a look at the Current building see the link below

https://goo.gl/maps/x92oWZ5KDbzyHwwk6

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JRHagan commented about Cascade Theatre on Dec 31, 2021 at 9:56 am

New Photos and information added to the Photo section. Photo above from an uncredited AP artical from March 15,1996 that appeard in the Greensburg Tribune Review.The link below shows the current location and condition of the Cascade/Knox building in New Castle PA https://goo.gl/maps/x92oWZ5KDbzyHwwk6

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JRHagan commented about Princess Theater on Dec 12, 2021 at 8:38 am

To 50sSNIPES ,that was my 1st thought a few day ago as well .A Google earth search takes you to the center of a strip mall ,but if you manually search from there the princess is over in the very far corner and sits alone. Of course the google photos are from a while ago and are undated. However the website is still active and as of December 12th there are actually showtimes listed for Ghostbusters afterlife and Encanto. Thoughts and prayers for eveybody over there

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JRHagan commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 2, 2021 at 8:11 pm

On a recent trip to Lancaster with her husband my daughter sent me updated shots of the Rialto intetior. She also imformed me that the RIALTO is actually a “two screen” movie house, one large room for newer films and a small screening room with about twenty seats . New photos added to the photo section …..Photo Credits to Jenn Hagan,Thanks Jenn/Love You

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JRHagan commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 27, 2021 at 4:29 pm

I am kind of shocked that there is no mention of Michael Jacksons “Thriller” in any of the comments or overview for the Palace. Especially since the video is over 35 years old now Close to 800 million views for “Thriller ” on YouTube alone could quite possibly make the PALACE the most famous theaters of all time

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JRHagan commented about Holiday Cinema on Jul 27, 2021 at 3:52 pm

I’m guessing the person who juxtaposed the “B” and the “R” is the same person who took the picture before the manager caught on

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JRHagan commented about Queen Theatre on Jun 14, 2021 at 4:08 pm

A google search of of the Queen shows what looks like a screening room of some kind called the STAFFORD THEATER. right next to the Queen ….any information or photos of that location ?

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JRHagan commented about Ritz Theatre on Jun 11, 2021 at 4:05 pm

The Ritz has ( or had ) a fully functional fish tank in the back of the lobby when I was there a few years ago . Manager was very nice to speak with and the neon Marquee is beautiful at night

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JRHagan commented about Penn Theatre on Jun 2, 2021 at 2:26 pm

Paul, the only other person I have ever heard refer to the BLVD of The Allies as “FILM ROW” beside you was Film Critic and C T contributor Ed Blank. If you ever see this I would love to talk to about “Film Row”

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JRHagan commented about Lansdowne Theatre on May 30, 2021 at 8:45 pm

The Video Mr. Haas provided a link for is worth the visit. The short portion about the Landsdowne leans a bit more towards the town and the people but is very nicely done

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JRHagan commented about The Boxoffice on Mar 7, 2021 at 11:50 am

moviemanretired…Hello I would like to speak with you about movie theaters in New castle ….specifically “The Cinema” not sure how often you visit CT anymore but look forward to hearing from you ,JHHAGAN……

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JRHagan commented about 1/15/75-1/30/75 photo credit Chicago Sun-Times, via Tim O'Neill. on Feb 20, 2021 at 8:34 am

Two of my all time favorite films playing at two of my all time favorite theaters less than 100 feet apart, those were the days and that is a wonderful photograph. Thanks David

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JRHagan commented about Garby Theatre on Sep 7, 2020 at 7:39 am

A Google search of this address does show the building under some kind of construction. Does anyone know if the building is being restored ?

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JRHagan commented about T & D Theatre on Jun 24, 2020 at 6:45 am

Wow,that is Showmanship!

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JRHagan commented about California Theatre of Performing Arts on May 3, 2020 at 8:53 am

The California was used extensively in the TV series “Psych” season 7 episode 15, Psych the Musical from 2013. There are numerous,long shots of both the exterior and interior throughout the episode.

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JRHagan commented about Granada Theatre on Apr 6, 2020 at 12:41 pm

According to Rudy Behlmer’s audio commentary on the Legacy Collection DVD The Granada Previewed the original Frankenstein on October 29th 1931.

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JRHagan commented about Tivoli Theater on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:09 am

This listing has been active since 2007 without a picture.The main photo is by John Margolies. Palaces of Dreams Movie Theater Postcards. A google search of the correct address Listed by Ken now shows the Tivoli painted all red and appears to be in full operation .

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JRHagan commented about Date March 24th 2020 on Mar 24, 2020 at 12:44 pm

The Palace is one of the most beautiful theaters in all of Western Pennsylvania. I posted the cancellations and a few other photos because like it or not current events will be part of the buildings history. I can not wait for the re-opening, no matter who or what is playing, I will be there.

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JRHagan commented about Closure notice . on Mar 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Like it or not this is History. Every single AMC I visit may not actually be a Movie Palace, but all clean, never too hot or cold, the food is great,there never any technical issues & staff are always nice. I truly hope AMC makes it through these uncertain times.

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JRHagan commented about Ritz Theatre exterior on Feb 27, 2020 at 7:31 pm

Photo credit should be given to Mr John Margolies. Palaces of Dreams Movie Theater Postcards./ Bullfinch Press/ Brown and Company

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JRHagan commented about Belcourt Theatre on Feb 24, 2020 at 6:47 pm

NPR ran a nice piece on this theater & the Executive Director . You can listen to the 8 min audio at marketplace.org/arts then search Nashville Belcourt Theatre. I am not sure how long it will be available.

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JRHagan commented about Callicoon Theater on Nov 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm

Informative story on small town theaters by AP Film Writer Jake Coyle

https://apnews.com/43f36450e8fd4410b7bde463ab58fa50

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JRHagan commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 22, 2019 at 6:54 pm

Ok …. I will admit it….“IT” brought me here,Looks like a beauty.I would love to visit this one someday !