Comments from Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Elco Theater on May 11, 2012 at 4:59 am

CT could use photos, both inside and out, and more info on the the Elco.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Cinemark Chesapeake Square on May 9, 2012 at 4:30 am

CT could use photos, both inside and out, and more info (number of seats etc.).

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Harbour View Grande Stadium 16 on May 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

Owners:

2001-2008 Consolidated Theatres

2008 Regal Cinemas

CT could use photos, both inside and out and more info.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Boulevard Theatre on May 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

The ad reads Sewells Point Road, which is now Little Creek Road.

Owners:

1945 Hofheimer Circuit. 1950-1961 Weinberg’s Virginia Theaters. 1964 Weinberg’s Virginia Theaters & Rome Theatres, Inc. 1967.Hofheimer Theatres of Norfolk, Virginia, R. P. Lewis, General Manager, they had 5 theatres in Virginia & Rome Theatres. 1969-1975 Rome Theatres of Balitomore, Maryland, H. Paul Rome, President, they had 11 theatres in Maryland & Virginia.

I saw “THE MUSIC MAN” here and went back in about 1990 and without an address I think I went into the building and at that time it was a Drug Store.

CT could use photos, past and present. inside and out, and more info.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Venus Theater on May 6, 2012 at 6:34 am

Built in 1926, and showed movies till 1961, became retail, but don’t know how long it was abondaned before being bought in 1999 by Imani Community Development Corporation, Imani means faith in Swahilli, and the Development Corporation is affilated with the First Baptist Church of South Richmond. It is located in the Manchester Historic District, and Hull Street was like the second downtown. The Theater, a three-story mixed residential and commecial structure and two small single-story vacant retail structures have had had a $7.9 million “historic rehab” done to them making 68 apartments and first floor retail space.

It is a two story Classsical Revival-style building faced with cast stone and columns defining the bays. There is a stone horizontal superstructure with “VENUS” carved in the frieze and carved stone medillions below the cornice.

CT would welcome photos, past and present, inside and out, and more info.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Beach Theater on May 5, 2012 at 5:42 am

PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY:

ABC SOUTHEASTERN THEATRES, INC.

PLITT SOUTHERN THEATRES

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about New Colony Theatre on May 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

CURRENT NAME: NEW COLONY THEATER

PREVIOUS NAME: COLONY THEATER

OPEN

NUMBER OF SEATS: 267

PHONE: 757.625.1212

RELATED WEBSITE (OFFICIAL) www.newcolonytheater.org

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Suffolk Drive-In on May 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

PLEASE ADD TO ADDRESS:

2017 holland road

PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY:

Pitts Roth Theatres

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Suburban Theater on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:44 am

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

GRANBY STREET AND EAST LITTLE CREEK ROAD

The present address maps to about ½ mile too far South. It was in the Southeast corner shopping center, what is now called the Suburban Park Shopping Center.

FUNTIONS: RETAIL

PLEASE REMOVE DEMOLISHED, just because a theater is gutted does not make it demolished.

PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY:

HOFHEIMER THEATRES VISULITE THEATRES ROME THEATRES, INC. & VISULITE THEATRES

THANKS

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Capitol Theatre on Apr 28, 2012 at 4:57 am

STYLE, REMODELED TO:

ART DECO

PREVIOSULY OPERATED BY:

THALHEIMER INTERESTS

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Jefferson Theatre on Apr 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Open from about 1940 to 1969. This was an African-American Theater.

Does anyone have photos, inside and out or more info?

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about AMC Lynnhaven 8 on Apr 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

2736 NORTH MALL DRIVE

701 Lynnhaven Parkway is the address of the Mall and the Lynnhaven 8 was NOT in the Mall, but was in it’s own building.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Gates Theatre on Apr 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY:

Wilder Theaters

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Carmike Cinema 4 on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:22 am

Was located in the Monticello Shopping Center.

Owned By:

1975-1985 Martin Theatres
1985-1990 Carmike Cinemas

2002 Closed

On August 13, 2011 it became the West campus of The City Life Church of Newport News, Virginia.

Could use photos both old and new, inside and out and more info.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Magic Lantern Theatre on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

PLEASE ADD TO ADDRESS:

171 north main street

THANKS

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Capri Theatre on Apr 22, 2012 at 4:22 am

Sure could use an address, photos, both inside and out and more info.

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Cloverleaf Mall Cinemas (#2) on Apr 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

PLEASE CHANGE NAME OF CINEMA TO:

cloverLEAF mall Cinemas

SORRY

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Cloverleaf Mall Cinemas (#1) on Apr 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

PLEASE CHANGE NAME OF CINEMA TO:

cloverLEAF mall cinemas

Michael Coate, thanks for pointing that out, I don’t know what I was thinking?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Broad Street Cinema I & II on Apr 21, 2012 at 4:30 am

PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY:

1975 Durkee Theatres

1980-1985 Glenmar Cinestate, Inc.

1990 Cineplex Odeon

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Grand Theatre on Apr 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

PLEASE CHANGE CITY TO:

CHESAPEAKE

THANKS

In 1963 the City of South Norfolk and the County of Norfolk (by mutural agreement) formed the NEW City of Chesapeake.

South Norfolk has been a “LOST CITY OF VIRGINIA” for 49 years!

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Bellevue Theatre on Apr 20, 2012 at 5:04 am

The Bellvue was built in 1932, had a balcony, marble foyer and deco-pattenered borders.

The Lyric Theater had the Old Dominion Barn Dance a popular country music, “Grand Old Opry” type radio show in the 1940’s and 1950’s, till the Lyric was torn down. The Bellvue had the NEW Doninion Barn Dance hosted by WRVA from 1957 to the late 1960’s. The show had Johnny Cash, June Carter, Hank Williams and a young beardless Willie Nelson as guests.

RVA Studios now has a recording studio in the theater and along with Samis would like to restore the theater.

Anyone have photos, old and new, inside and out and more info?

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Downtown Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

PLEASE ADD PREVIOUS NAMES:

Downtown Theater

THANKS

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Moton Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

Anyone able to get photos, past and present, inside and out and more info?

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Chicago Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 6:18 am

CSWalczak, that must be an old photo. Thankfully the stud lighting has been restored. I’ve seen it on with a number of bulbs burned out (it must be a pain to replace them) so I’m not sure how often they turn it on.

To see a photo of them on, go above and Click on VIEW ALL 308 COMMENTS, go to the bottom and Click on “Box” 7, go to lostmemory March 1, 2007 that has the photo.

Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois commented about Aerotheater on Apr 18, 2012 at 7:32 am

To see a great view of the theater Click on Google Map, Click on Enlarge, make sure it’s on Satellite. The theater is just about straight South of the Red A. It has a curved driveway in front of it. As you Click the + it turns into “3D”.

The theater is not really on D Avenue, but on “D” Avenue which does not map.

Any have photos, both inside and out or more info?

I sure few in and out of this air station.

DJA

Retired U.S. Navy Chief Bob Jensen (Naval Air Crewmen) Manteno, Illinois