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rockyroadz commented about Point Theatre on Jan 25, 2022 at 10:58 pm

Regarding: “The Regent Theatre of 1916 remains a mystery. It is not listed on the Lost Movie Theatres of Richmond web site, nor is a house called the MacDonald that was operating in 1929. There are still bits of Richmond’s theater history waiting to be discovered.” You can find the history of the Regent (1106 Macdonald Ave) on the Lost Movie Theatres of Richmond web site under the October 2014 topic “The Early Years: Opera Houses, Nickelodeons & Storefront Theaters (1900-1930)” or select ‘Regent’ from the Theatre Index found on the right side menu listing. [richtheatres.blogspot.com/search/label/Regent]

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rockyroadz commented about Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:35 pm

The Women’s City Club (aka City Club Theatre and later Paris Theatre) at 1428 Alice Street.

See photo here: https://books.google.com/books/content?id=bYI_eT_EVOEC&pg=PA38&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U0k6peuQeRStQKkakaqfHoMvSKatQ&w=1280

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rockyroadz commented about San Pablo Showcase Theatre on Jul 12, 2020 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for uploading our photo here. You can see the original post in the photo album where this came from here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=150844502969529&id=103382684382378

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rockyroadz commented about Hilltop Drive-In on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Garrity Way is not the official address for Hilltop Drive-In. It was on Hilltop Drive at Hwy 40. And, the map at upper right doesn’t even come close. It’s pinpointing on Cutting Blvd. in the southern part of Richmond where the “Easter Hill” housing projects are. Try moving North about 4 miles up to Hilltop Drive where it’s between Robert Miller Drive and Shane Drive.

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rockyroadz commented about Coliseum Drive-In on May 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

The original address was 5401 Industrial Way; Coliseum Way came later. May 1964 Oakland Tribune article in photos.

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rockyroadz commented about San Pablo Auto Movies on Jun 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

The comment above “A shopping center now sits on the site.” is incorrect. There is a small shopping center in the area, but that’s not where the drive-in was. Also, it was not at the corner of Dam Road as it was so often described in the newspaper ads. The drive-in was at the end of Ventura Avenue off of Riverside Ave. I posted a topo map showing the exact location.

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rockyroadz commented about Spartan Drive-In on Oct 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm

You can see a vintage photo of this drive-in on flicker. https://www.flickr.com/photos/23136132@N04/5686453656/

enlarged photo here- https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5310/5686453656_8eed365d0d_b.jpg

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rockyroadz commented about Roxy Theater on Nov 15, 2015 at 2:52 am

here is a link to that photo: http://www.museumonmain.org/uploads/8/5/½/8512779/5759438_orig.jpg

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rockyroadz commented about Grand Theater on Nov 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

If you have access to Facebook, you can see my pictures of the interior of these two buildings here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1497000899577.67520.1070745411&type=3

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rockyroadz commented about Amigo Tires (Formerly Grand Theatre) on Nov 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I think you made a typo, John, this is 23rd Street, not Macdonald Avenue.

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rockyroadz commented about Rancho Drive-In on May 11, 2010 at 11:06 pm

The Rancho Drive-in was definitely located at 1220 Connecticut Ave. San Pablo, CA 94806 (I worked there as a teen).
The San Pablo Drive-in theater was near Riverside Ave and Hwy 80 in San Pablo.

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rockyroadz commented about Grand Theater on Feb 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Yes, this is the original Grand Theater and the building is still standing to this day. It is the Auto body shop on the Rheem Avenue side and a Tire sales shop on the 23rd Street side in Richmond, California. I was just by there today and took pictures for my facebook photo album titled “Bay Area Today” which can be seen here-
Rheem Avenue photo:
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23rd Street photo:
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