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American Midwest (outside Chicago)
Allen Theatre, Cleveland

Allen Theatre, Cleveland

First Opened: 1st April 1921 (102 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 12th July 2022

The Allen Theatre opened in April 1921 as a silent movie theatre with a seating capacity of more than 3,000. Renovated in the mid 1990s, the theatre underwent radical changes in 2010 reducing the seating capacity to 500 and creating the feel of an intimate playhouse.


Canton Palace Theatre

Canton Palace Theatre

First Opened: 22nd November 1926 (97 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 14th July 2022

The Canon Palace Theatre was built by local businessman Harry H. Ink, who had made his fortune from a sore throat remedy called Tonsiline. Noted theatre architect John Eberson designed the theatre which was reported to have cost over $1 million, and featured the city’s first air conditioning.


Connor Palace Theatre, Cleveland

Connor Palace Theatre, Cleveland

First Opened: 6th November 1922 (101 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 11th July 2022

The Connor Palace first opened in late 1922 as a vaudeville and movie theatre for the Keith-Albee theatre chain. Originally seating 3,100, the theatre was designed by noted Chicago-based architects Rapp and Rapp in a French Renaissance style. The theatre was renovated in the late 1980s.


Folly Theater, Kansas City

Folly Theater, Kansas City

First Opened: 23rd September 1900 (123 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 19th July 2023

The Folly Theater opened as a vaudeville and burlesque theatre in 1900 and is immortalized by being the first theater where Gypsy Rose Lee performed burlesque, as well as being referred to as the burlesque theatre in the song “Kansas City” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”.


Fox Theatre, St. Louis

Fox Theatre, St. Louis

First Opened: 31st January 1929 (95 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 20th July 2023

The Fox Theatre opened in 1929 as a showcase for the films of the Fox Film Corporation. It was one of a group of five spectacular Fox theatres built by Fox in the late 1920s and is one of only three to survive.


KeyBank State Theatre, Cleveland

KeyBank State Theatre, Cleveland

First Opened: 5th February 1921 (103 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 11th July 2022

First opened in early 1921, the State Theatre originally sat 3,400. The vaudeville and movie theatre was designed in the Italian Renaissance style by architect Thomas W. Lamb, and was intended to be the flagship of the Ohio branch of the Loew’s Theatres chain.


Midland Theater, Kansas City

Midland Theater, Kansas City

First Opened: 27th October 1927 (96 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 17th July 2023

The Midland Theater in opened in 1927 as the 3,000-seat Loew’s Midland Theatre, a movie palace built with full stage facilities and described at its opening as “a combination stageshow and picture house”.


Mimi Ohio Theatre, Cleveland

Mimi Ohio Theatre, Cleveland

First Opened: 14th February 1921 (103 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 11th July 2022

The theatre opened in early 1921 as Loew’s Ohio, a home for the presentation of legitimate drama. The 1,300-seat theatre was designed in the Italian Renaissance style by noted theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb. The theatre was renovated in the early 1980s.


Missouri Theater, St. Joseph

Missouri Theater, St. Joseph

First Opened: 25th June 1927 (96 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 19th July 2023

The 1,400-seat theatre opened at the end of June 1927 with Rough House Rosie (1927) starring Clara Bow. The movie followed a welcome by Publix Theaters, a dramatic short feature, and a demonstration of the Wurlitzer organ by organist Howard Peterson.


Uptown Theater, Kansas City

Uptown Theater, Kansas City

First Opened: 6th January 1928 (96 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 19th July 2023

The Uptown Theater opened in early 1928, designed as an Atmospheric theatre by renowned architect John Eberson with an Italian courtyard theme. After having lain dormant for several years the theatre is now a popular live entertainment venue.




California (outside Los Angeles and San Francisco)
Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara

Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara

First Opened: 9th April 1924 (99 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 19th September 2019

The Granada Theatre is Santa Barbara’s oldest standing movie palace and the tallest building in the city. Opened in May 1924, the Granada famously survived the devastating earthquake of 1925. A major renovation took place in the early 2000s, and in 2008 the theatre reopened as the destination for large-scale touring productions, and the new home for multiple Santa Barbara-resident companies including the Santa Barbara Symphony and Opera Santa Barbara.




Canada
Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, Port Hope

Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, Port Hope

First Opened: 15th August 1930 (93 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 19th February 2023

Originally opened as the Capitol Theatre in 1930, the theatre is now a performing arts center called the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre.


Grand Theatre, London

Grand Theatre, London

First Opened: 9th September 1901 (122 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 22nd February 2023

The Grand Theatre opened in 1901 as the Grand Opera House, built by owner/manager Ambrose J. Small. Today the Grand Theatre is a regional professional theatre company, housed in a modern building retaining historic features of its original auditorium.




Chicago
Copernicus Center

Copernicus Center

First Opened: 27th June 1930 (93 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 14th October 2022

The Copernicus Center is a premiere event center in Chicago hosting events, concerts, theatre, educational workshops, culturally diverse activities, and community engagement. The center originally opened as the Gateway Theatre in mid-1930.




Florida
Polk Theatre, Lakeland

Polk Theatre, Lakeland

First Opened: 22nd December 1928 (95 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 10th December 2022

The Polk Theatre originally opened in 1928 as a 1,400-seat combination vaudeville/movie theatre built to serve a rural town of just 15,000. In 1982 the theatre was saved from the wrecking ball, and now serves as a local performing arts center and movie theatre.




New York
St. George Theatre

St. George Theatre

First Opened: 4th December 1929 (94 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 8th December 2023

The St. George Theatre is a performing arts venue, movie palace, and office complex in Staten Island, New York City. The 2,800-seat theatre was built for Staten Island theatre operator Solomon Brill and opened in late 1929.


The Town Hall

The Town Hall

First Opened: 12th January 1921 (103 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 2nd December 2022

The 1,495-seat Town Hall on 43rd Street in New York City opened in January 1921, designed by architect firm McKim, Mead & White for the League for Political Education, which had been established to advocate for women’s suffrage.




San Francisco Bay Area
Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Castro Theatre, San Francisco

First Opened: 22nd June 1922 (101 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 12th August 2022

The Castro Theatre opened in mid-1922, built by the Nasser brothers and designed by architect Timothy Pflueger. It was designed for movies, and hence featured minimal stage facilities despite vaudeville still being popular at the time of the theatre’s opening. 100 years after it opened, the theatre is still owned by the Nasser family.




United Kingdom: London
Aldwych Theatre

Aldwych Theatre

First Opened: 23rd December 1905 (118 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 29th March 2022

The Aldwych Theatre opened in 1905, designed as a pair with the Waldorf Theatre (now Novello Theatre) at the opposite end of the block. Both theatres were designed by W.G.R. Sprague. The Aldwych was the Royal Shakespeare Company’s base in London for many years after 1960.


Dominion Theatre

Dominion Theatre

First Opened: 3rd October 1929 (94 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 29th March 2022

Initially built as a super cinema at the end of the 1920s, the Dominion Theatre is now a staple theatre of London’s West End. It is familiar to many as home to the annual Royal Variety Performance for many years.


London Palladium

London Palladium

First Opened: 26th December 1910 (113 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 7th April 2022

The London Palladium opened in December 1910 and is known throughout the world as the home of Variety. Out of all the theatres in the UK and London which have hosted the annual Royal Variety Performance, the London Palladium has hosted the annual variety extravaganza the most number of times, by far.


Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

First Opened: 29th March 1871 (152 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 20th September 2023

The Royal Albert Hall, in the South Kensington area of London, was opened in March 1871 by Queen Victoria. The nearly 5,300-seat concert hall has played host to the world’s leading artists from many different genres, and has been home to the BBC Proms every year since 1941.




United Kingdom: outside London
Edinburgh Playhouse

Edinburgh Playhouse

First Opened: 12th August 1929 (94 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 31st March 2022

The Edinburgh Playhouse was built as a super cinema and opened in 1929. For many years it was the largest theatre, by seating capacity, in the UK.


Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man

Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man

First Opened: 16th July 1900 (123 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 18th September 2023

The Gaiety Theatre was constructed on the site of a largely unsuccessful entertainment pavilion, and incorporates parts of the pavilion structure (most notably the roof) into the current building. Renowned UK theatre architect Frank Matcham was engaged to build the new theatre, and the Gaiety is now considered one of his finest surviving theatres.


Grand Opera House, Belfast

Grand Opera House, Belfast

First Opened: 23rd December 1895 (128 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 27th December 2023

The Grand Opera House opened in December 1895 presenting variety, music hall (vaudeville) and circus acts. The theatre was designed by prolific UK theatre architect Frank Matcham. The theatre was used as a cinema for a period however now hosts musicals, drama, ballet, opera, and comedy performances as well as educational events and tours.


Grand Opera House, York

Grand Opera House, York

First Opened: 20th January 1902 (122 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 12th September 2023

The Grand Opera House in York opened in 1902, designed by architect John P. Briggs. The theatre was built by adapting an old corn exchange (opened in 1868) and an adjacent warehouse.


His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

First Opened: 3rd December 1906 (117 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 6th April 2022

The 1,400-seat His Majesty’s Theatre opened in December 1906, designed by renowned UK theatre architect Frank Matcham.


Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

First Opened: 29th February 1904 (119 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 16th September 2023

One of Glasgow’s oldest theatres, the Pavilion Theatre of Varieties opened on 29 February 1904 as a music hall. The theatre was designed by UK theatre architect Bertie Crewe and is well-known in the City as being the peoples’ pheatre of Glasgow.


Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

First Opened: 20th February 1837 (187 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 14th September 2023

The Theatre Royal opened in early 1837, designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green. Thirty years later the interior was redesigned by C.J. Phipps. Following a fire in 1899, the interior was redesigned by Frank Matcham. While the exterior retains its 1837 appearance, the interior has been restored to Matcham’s 1901 design.


Theatre Royal, York

Theatre Royal, York

First Opened: 1744 (280 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 12th September 2023

The theatre first opened as the New Theatre in 1744, although did not gain a Royal Patent for the presentation of the spoken word until 1769 at which time at which time it became known as the Theatre Royal.


Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

First Opened: 23rd September 1867 (156 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 15th September 2023

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House opened in 1867 and was designed by architect William Parnell. It is one of only a few Grade I listed theatres in England. The theatre was used as a cinema for many years before reverting to theatrical use in the late 1970s, and is now overseen by registered charity the Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust.




Washington DC
The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center

First Opened: 8th September 1971 (52 years ago)
Photoshoot Completed: 1st June 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (formally called the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts, and commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center) is the United States National Cultural Center, located on the Potomac River, adjacent to the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.




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