Monday, November 30, 2015

Lehigh Valley 414

A few views of Lehigh Valley 414 from over the weekend. The 414 was used on the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society Christmas trains over the weekend.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Birds in a Tree

We spotted this flock of birds chirping away in a tree on Friday morning, by the Central Expressway.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Union Pacific 4012

UP 4012 yesterday afternoon at Steamtown.

Friday, November 27, 2015

South Scranton

South Scranton from the Spruce Street Lackawanna RR bridge, this afternoon.

Spruce Street

A few views along Spruce Street following last Saturday's Christmas parade.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Loew's Cameo Theatre

90 years ago today Loew's Cameo opened. The 1,250 seat theatre at 709 Euclid Avenue was originally the Columbia Theatre which opened in 1887, but was renamed the Star in 1889. The Star became a burlesque house sometime in the 1890's and operated as such until the early 1920's when Loew interests purchased the site. The Cameo was completely rebuilt at a cost of $100,000 and featured a singing organist and cameos decorating the theatre. Loew's sold the Cameo in October 1931, but the theatre continued to operate until the end of 1937. The house was then purchased by Henry Greenberger and Max Lefkowich who razed the house, excluding the sidewalls, completely rebuilt it, reopening it as the Embassy on October 13, 1938. The Embassy would close on December 1, 1977 and was subsequently razed.
From the Plain Dealer, November 23, 1925.
Lobby, from Motion Picture News, February 20, 1926.
 Auditorium, from Moving Picture World, May 22, 1926.
View towards the stage, from Moving Picture World, May 22, 1926.
From Motion Picture News, February 20, 1926. Note the misspelling of Loew's.
From Moving Picture World, May 22, 1926.
From the Plain Dealer, November 26, 1925.
From the Plain Dealer, November 26, 1925.
From Variety, December 2, 1925.
The Cameo would often day-and-date with Loew's Park, from Motion Picture News, January 30, 1926.
From Film Daily, March 30, 1926.
From Motion Picture News, April 10, 1926.
From the Plain Dealer, April 22, 1926.
From the Plain Dealer, February 11, 1927.
From the Plain Dealer, May 27, 1927.
Talkers come to the Cameo, from Motion Picture News, August 18, 1928.
Loew's ad, from the Plain Dealer, January 16, 1930.
Cameo sold, from Film Daily, October 25, 1931.
From the Plain Dealer, November 3, 1935.
The Cameo seen during a Cleveland Grays parade, 1937. Cropped from a larger image (CP06406) from the Cleveland Public Library.
 From the Plain Dealer, December 19, 1937.
From Film Daily, June 24, 1938.
The end wasn't pretty, from the Plain Dealer, June 19, 1938.
From Variety, August 10, 1938.
The new Embassy opens, from Film Daily, October 17, 1938.

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.