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Ken Roe commented about Parkville Theatre on Dec 23, 2019 at 8:45 am

robboehm: The Beverly Amusement Company built the Beverly Theatre, 111-115 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218 in 1919. It has a page on Cinema Treasures #3865. It must be the one you are enquiring about.

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Ken Roe commented about Pavilion Cinema on Dec 15, 2019 at 9:40 am

Phillip,The 1914 edition of Kine Weekly Yearbook gives the Pavilion as the only cinema operating in Ormskirk. Same in the 1927 edition. It obviously was not a ‘new’ cinema when it was redecorated in 1925. I have no details for an Institute.

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Ken Roe commented about Vue Birmingham on Nov 24, 2019 at 2:27 am

More than a gang, it was a mob of 100 fighting.

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Ken Roe commented about Meriden Twin on Nov 11, 2019 at 3:02 am

MichaelKilgore:The Theatre Catalog for 1955 and Film Daily Yearbooks 1955 thru 1957 have no listing for a drive-in theatre in Meriden.

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Ken Roe commented about Ritz Theatre on Sep 17, 2019 at 6:23 am

In the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory there is a New Happy Hour Theatre located at 38 Clinton Street.

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Ken Roe commented about 101 Movies Drive-In on Sep 15, 2019 at 7:33 am

stevenj & DavidZorning:I tried to make a correction to the map, but could not succeed. Sorry about that. Ken Roe, Volunteer Theatre Editor.

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Ken Roe commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Sep 14, 2019 at 6:23 am

bigjoe59: “The Fall of the Roman Empire” was released on Blu-Ray in the UK in 2.35.1 aspect ratio. Anchor Bay Entertainment/The Weinstein Company Home Entertainmet.

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Ken Roe commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 4, 2019 at 6:04 am

To be accurate “Lawrence of Arabia” was not a Hollywood classic, it was a United Kingdom classic.

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Ken Roe commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:56 am

Vindanpar: There were two brief comments posted, but neither mentioned Peter Fonda by name, so they were deleted. Strangely, I never saw your posting.

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Ken Roe commented about Cinema Imperiale on Jul 18, 2019 at 4:30 am

Gerald, It could be? The book where I got the initial information on “Luoghi Architecture del Cinema in Italia” (2010) only mentions the Imperiale name.

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Ken Roe commented about Towne 3 Cinemas on Jun 9, 2019 at 7:28 am

Strange! It was working earlier today when I did an update of the website link.

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Ken Roe commented about Randolph Theatre on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:47 am

jackjswartz: Unfortunately Cinema Treasures cannot put other contributors in touch with each other. Hopefully your comment of June 6, 2019 will be seen by Bertinphilly. Ken Roe, Volunteer Theatre Editor

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Ken Roe commented about Metro Cinema on Apr 25, 2019 at 10:25 am

davidcoppock:The special feature on the Blu-Ray/DVD states “In 1940 they screened a special trailer for their current presentation "The Wizard of Oz”“ It wasn’t the premiere opening presentation at the theatre, which was "Gone With the Wind” in 1939.

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Ken Roe commented about Loma Theatre on Apr 25, 2019 at 8:43 am

drb:The unknown theatre you mention in your July & December 2011 comments above is the Rose Theatre which now has its own page on Cinema Treasures.

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Ken Roe commented about Drive-In on Apr 14, 2019 at 3:21 am

Both the Cranston Auto Drive-In and the Drive-In, Warwick are listed as seperate entries in 1956 & 1957.

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Ken Roe commented about Drive-In on Apr 13, 2019 at 9:52 am

Ooops, It is in the 1957 edition of FDY.

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Ken Roe commented about Drive-In on Apr 13, 2019 at 9:44 am

NeonMichael: The Drive-In in Warwick, RI is listed in the 1956 edition of Film Daily Yearbook in their list of drive-in’s (state by state). E.M. Loews Drive-In, Providence is also listed, so I presume they are two different theatres. The Drive-In, Warwick is not listed in the 1955 edition of Theatre Catalog and its not in the 1957 edition of FDY. I must have only lasted one season?

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Ken Roe commented about Super 18 Drive-In on Mar 21, 2019 at 8:50 am

JRHagan: I have added a page for the Wampum Theatre.

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Ken Roe commented about Cinema Mega CGR Bordeaux Le Francais on Mar 3, 2019 at 9:55 am

The main auditorium of the 12-screen multiplex is located in what was originally the 2nd balcony of the theatre. It retains original decorative details and the fresco painted ceiling.

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Ken Roe commented about Dominion Theatre on Feb 24, 2019 at 10:01 am

The Dominion Theatre was ‘downsized’ in 1958 when the 677-seat balcony(upper circle) was closed off and converted into offices. There was a loss of seats in the rear of the orchestra level when a new projection box was installed to screen Todd-AO and 70mm films. Other side seats with a bad view were also taken out and the seating capacity was reduced to 1,654. “The Sound of Music” became a BIG attraction, both for Londoners and tourists to the city. It also played for many months (sometimes years) in other large UK cities before going on general release. It played London suburban cinemas in 1969, four years after its Roadshow opening at the Dominion Theatre.

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Ken Roe commented about Bedford Theatre on Feb 21, 2019 at 4:18 am

The Bedford Theatre auditorium can be seen in early scenes in the 1949 Technicolor film “Trottie True” (aka in the USA as “The Gay Lady”) starring Jean Kent.

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Ken Roe commented about We're switching to Apple Maps on Feb 10, 2019 at 4:45 am

stevenj. Thanks, I have reported this to the site owners.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Luxe London Leicester Square on Feb 9, 2019 at 2:43 am

The ‘flying ladies’ have now been re-instated on the side splay walls.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Luxe London Leicester Square on Feb 7, 2019 at 4:45 am

The blurb given in an announcement of the opening of a cinema in America states that “the large screen curtains protect the screen from dust during cleaning the cinema”.

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Ken Roe commented about Odeon Luxe London Leicester Square on Dec 31, 2018 at 5:56 am

The Royal Fim Performance of “The Three Musketeers” on 25th March 1974 is listed in the Royal Film Performances section of the overview.