Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Brooks Building

The Brooks Building at Washington & Spruce.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wyoming Avenue

A few views along Wyoming Avenue after Saturday's parade.
 Looking south from Spruce.
 Looking north from Spruce, Comerford Theatre on the right.
Looking north from Spruce.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Scranton Santa Parade

A few scenes at yesterday's Santa parade in downtown Scranton.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

B. F. Keith's 105th St. Theatre

Today is the 94th anniversary of the opening of Keith's 105th Street Theatre at 10520 Euclid Avenue. The Rapp & Rapp designed theatre had a capacity of 2,800 and was originally a two-a-day vaude house before adopting a vaude-pix policy in 1923. By the 1960's the theatre showed mostly second rate pix, before the lobby was turned into a porn house in the 1970's. Keith's 105th was razed in November 1981.
From Motion Picture News, November 21, 1925.
From Variety, November, 18, 1921.
 From Exhibitor's Trade Review, December 30, 1922.
From Exhibitor's Trade Review, July 7, 1923.
From The Plain Dealer, May 19, 1924.
From The Plain Dealer, February 5, 1928.
 From The Plain Dealer, April 26, 1929.
From The Plain Dealer, October 25, 1935.
.From The Plain Dealer, February 16, 1940. Both the Circle and Alhambra were neighboring uptown houses.
From The Plain Dealer, October, 17, 1943.
From Motion Picture Herald, September 21, 1946.
From Box Office, August 28, 1954.
From Box Office, March 24, 1956. Jack Silverthorne was the longtime manager of the downtown Hipp.
From the Plain Dealer, June 5, 1957.
1957 photo, photographer unknown, from the Cleveland Public Library.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Delaware - Lackawanna 3642

Delaware - Lackawanna 3642 at the Steamtown yard on Saturday morning. I suspect the cut of cars on the main would end up on Monday's train.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lackawanna 664

A few views of Lackawanna 664 from last weekend.
Above, from behind Lackawanna Station
Below, from along Ridge Row.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wilkes-Barre: Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre at 60 Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre opened on October 11, 1920, was renamed the Comerford in 1949, closed in 1977 and was razed shortly thereafter.
 Grand Foyer, from Motion Picture News, January 22, 1921.
 Mezzanine, from Motion Picture News, January 22, 1921.
Auditorium, from Motion Picture News, January 1, 1921.
Variety, October 21, 1921.
Candy Stand, from Motion Picture Herald, November 6, 1948.