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Comfortably Cool: Many thanks for your informed reply. Case closed.
Lori, Unfortunately, I have not received an e-mail from you. The address and name of this theatre is definitely correct as being on Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn. It is listed as such in the well researched book “The Brooklyn Theatre Index Volume 1 authored by the late Cezar Del Valle. I cannot find any reference to the same named theatre or any other theatre in Manhattan at the address you give (looking at lists in 1914 and 1926). Do you have any dates of operation for the 1396 Broadway theatre?
Whoops, sorry, Cinecenta Panton Street has 4 screens, not 40!
The Compton Cinema Club on Compton Street, Soho, London was one of several adult cinemas operated by the Compton Cinemas Group. They also built and operated several Superama Cinema’s in Derby, Leicester etc. which screened regular films (many in 70mm). They also operated the 40screen Cincenta Cinemas, Panton Street, London (Now open as the Odeon Panton Street). All have their own pages on Cinema Treasures.
The country & city are listed as well as brief details and a photograph. As time passes further details will be found and the page updated. (mighty oaks from little acorns grow)
Cinema Treasures covers the whole world and pages are sometimes created with only a small amount of information. Over time further details are usually added to pages. I just found the seating capacity of this cinema and a more precise address and have added them.
I would say it is the 1929 version of “The Hottentot” starring Edward Everett Horton. The V-shaped standing advertising board has a poster for that version.
Suwantii, Thanks for the update and it’s nice to know that Cinema Treasures gets an end credits mention. Many Thanks to you for showing me the building (and many other cinemas) when I was in Hong Kong several years ago.
The 1952 edition of Theatre Catalog lists 2-drive-in’s in Little Rock, AR: Asher Drive-In, on Highway 70, operated by Rowley United (650-cars) & Pines Drive-In another Rowley United theatre (500-cars).
In the 1953-1954 edition there were 5 drive-in’s listed: the previous two and a Drive-In with 500-cars operated by Arkansas Amusement Co., Razorback Drive-In, Barber Street & 21st Street operated by Arkansas Amusement Co. (500-cars) and Scenic Drive-In operated by Roy Cochran (500-cars). Also, (Under Construction) was the Rose Drive-In to be operated by G.W. Jones (1,000-cars).
Ossraa: Yes there was an earlier Broadway Theatre, located at 63 E. 3rd Street by 1914.
Ssc48: I have added the organ details into the overview above.
The SilverCity St. Vital now has its own page on Cinema Treasures.
It seems to me that they were both on the same plot of land and the Starlite Drive-In is mentioned as being to the south of the Minout Outdoor Theatre.
Kenmore, A newspaper clipping on the Starlite Drive-In page states they are two different theatres.
I have added some details for the Vermillion Theater.
Biffaskin: there are establishments at least 7 roads further west which consider themselves in Chelsea. I think the dividing line is the southern end of Brompton Cemetery and the tube railway line.
Still there in October 2021.
jeffri2: I have added pages for those three theatres.
jeffri2: I have created a new page for the Imperial/Ritz Theatre. The imperial Theatre was opened prior to 1926.
The text is correct (apart from “The number of rooms 1 then 3”) but the photograph is the auditorium of the later Rex which was built on the site of this Rex Cinema.
The Warwick Student Cinema now has its own page on Cinema Treasures.
At 16:30 on Friday 2nd September 2022 the former ABC cinema was damaged in an arson attack.
The Majestic 7, Arsenal Yards in nearby Watertown, MA now has a page on Cinema Treasures.
Thanks David. That is good news and I have corrected the overview text. Also, It was good seeing you at the CTA visit last Monday. Keep up the good work!
rivest266: The opening movie was not quite an ‘adult’ movie (hardcore), as it starred Anthony Newley, Joan Collins with other notable artists such as Milton Berle, George Jessel, Stubby Kaye, Bruce Forsyth & Victor Spinetti. Considered a rarely seen cult classic today, it initially bombed at the box office and in the UK was given an (X) certificate and also in the USA it was Rated- X. Lots of nudity in this musical comedy.