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Ridgewood Theatre – Queens

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Loews Canal Street Theatre 1927 – ABC Zenith Electronics – Uptown Correspondent, Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

Apollo Theatre Sign – Hotel Theresa – Harlem, NYC – Uptown Correspondent, Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

….the Apollo probably exerted a greater influence upon popular culture than any other entertainment venue in the world. For blacks it was the most important cultural institution–not just the greatest black theatre, but a special place to come of age emotionally, professionally, socially, and politically. Ted Fox, “Showtime at the Apollo

Hotel Theresa: the Waldorf of Harlem – Trivia-

Fidel Castro and his staff came to New York in 1960 when he was to address the United Nations.  They first checked in to the Shelburne Hotel at Lexington Avenue and 37th Street but moved to the Hotel Theresa when the Shelburne demanded $10,000 for alleged damage that included cooking chickens in their rooms.  The Theresa was the beneficiary of the worldwide publicity when Nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the Soviet Union; Jawaharlal Nehru, the prime minister of India; and Malcom X, all visited Castro there.  Castro’s entourage rented eighty rooms for a total of $800 per day. – Famous Hotels dot org

Staten Island Paramount Theatre – Bay Street

© Frank H. Jump

Elmwood Theatre – Queens Blvd – Elmhurst Queens

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL – Vincenzo Aiosa 2009

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Lyric Theatre – Carrizozo, NM – August 2009

© Frenzo Jumposa

Someone was living in the Lyric Theater when I saw it last about 21 years ago. It was a small white stucco building and still had its “Lyric” sign. Carrizozo is a quiet town in central/southeast New Mexico.The Carrizozo Theater was opened in 1916 as an Opera House. It was screening films by 1918. By the 1930’s it had been renamed Crystal Theater, and was renamed Lyric Theater in the early 1940’s, when the seating capacity was listed as 319.

The Lyric Theater was closed in 1979, after problems & protests over the screening of “The Excorcist”[sic]

In 2010, there are plans being prepared to renovate the Lyric Theater. – Don Lewis for Cinema Treasures

Georgetown Theater Neon – Wisconsin Avenue – Washington DC – Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Cameo Theatre – Bristol, VA – Aug 2009

© Frank H. Jump