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Proctor's Theatre

Proctor’s Theatre in Newark / NJ

On November 22, 1915, Proctor’s Palace opened in downtown Newark. The Building was designed by architect John W. Merrow, the nephew of Proctor theatre circuit owner Frederick F. Proctor. The Palace was one of the rare double decker theatres, which meant that one auditorium was stacked on top of the other. The lower, street-level auditorium [...]

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Mezzanine in the Palace Theater

Loew’s Palace Theater Bridgeport / CT

In the heart of Bridgeport stands an abandoned 13-acre building complex that includes the Poli Palace, the Majestic Theater. The Loew’s Poli Theater was built by theater impresario Sylvester Poli as a vaudeville house, and opened for business on Sept. 4, 1922. Designed by Thomas W. Lamb in the Beaux Arts style, it featured vaulted [...]

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Lansdowne Theater in Philadelphia / PA

The Lansdowne Theater opened on June 1, 1927, featuring the silent film “Knockout Riley” starring Richard Dix. The opening event was overseen by John J. McGuirk, president of the Stanley Company, the predecessor of Warner Brothers. Mr. McGuirk described The Lansdowne as “the best example of suburban theatre construction around Philadelphia”. Adding to the excitement [...]

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Kings Theater

Kings Theatre / NY

The Kings Theatre, formerly Loew’s Kings Theatre, is a movie palace-type theater located in Brooklyn, New York City. Opened in 1929 and closed since 1977, the theater is scheduled to reopen in 2014 following a complete renovation. It was built and operated by the Loew’s Theatres chain, and was one of the five “Loew’s Wonder [...]

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