2552 Ridge Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
Firms: Smith & Ericson
Styles: Tudor Revival
Located at Ridge Avenue and N. 26th Street. The Fairmount Theatre was converted from a market into a movie theatre, opening on September 8, 1913 as a vaudeville theatre. The conversion was carried out to the plans of architectural firm Smith & Ericson. It was renovated in 1914 and began screening movies, with vaudeville still part of the program. A further renovation in 1923 saw the installation of a Kimball 2 manual 8 ranks organ. The Fairmount Theatre closed on August 12, 1958 with William Holden in “The Bridge on the River Kwai” & George Montgomery in “Man from God’s Country”. It was demolished in 1959.
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