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April 25, 2005
I’m a masters student in urban planning and we are doing a project or rennovation in urban environments.
I would like to renovate an old theater into a either a jazz club type setting or another musical-type use.
Does anyone know of any projects or have any ideas for a transformation?
Thanks for your help.
April 22, 2005
PITMAN, NJ — Chamber of Commerce Helping to Save Vaudeville Era Gem. Broadway May Become Performance Venue, Courier-Post Reports
“The projector at the Broadway Theatre has likely flickered for the last time,” reports Tim Zatzariny in the Courier-Post online edition on April 21, 2005. “But there’s a good chance the bankrupt, 79-year-old former vaudeville house will live on as a performance venue, a court-appointed trustee said Wednesday.”
After a sheriff’s sale was averted by a consent order given by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the trustee has 90 days to find a buyer. “I’ve had a couple of people look at it,” the Courier-Post quotes the attorney in charge. “The two that have shown the most interest are looking at it as a live theater. It will no longer be a movie theater. That doesn’t seem to be a consideration.”
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- Hoosier Theatre Embraces History of Lakefront Community
- State Theatre Season Ranges From Comedy to the Blues
- We’re Getting Bigger, But Theater Seats Aren’t Keeping Up
- Spartanburg Man Executed for Movie Theater Killings in 1991
- Big Movie Theatre, Stadium-Style Seating in Offing for Rochester
- Love Affair With the Movies Will Be Continued
- Theater Plan Clears Hurdle
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April 21, 2005
NEW YORK, NY — The travails, quirks, and general trend of luxury, reserved seating—from a New York City perspective—via this recent New York Times article).
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Below is information on the 200 theater seats I have available.
TYPE: Irwin Carousel Rockers
COLOR: Shire Rain Forest Fabric (Green/Brown)
Let me know if you are interested. Pictures available upon request.
April 20, 2005
The former movie house, which was built in 1915 and remodeled in Art Moderne style during the 40s, was purchased last week by the Cavalcade of Music Foundation, which is based in the North Shore suburb of Kenilworth. Bob Acri, the foundation’s executive director, says the theater will be used as a showcase for jazz, classical, folk, and other musical styles (except rock).
The foundation is kicking off a fundraising campaign, and it is expected to cost between $750,000 to $1 million to renovate the Skokie. Work will include repairs to the exterior, upgrades to lighting and sound systems, conversion of the projection area to a conference room, making the building handicap accessable, and reducing seating from 314 to 161. Work could begin in a month and be completed in the fall, according to Acri.
I am researching some of the old buidings in Port Arthur, Texas for a slide presentation of before and after. Pictures of the Strand Theatre are needed since the building was torn down. This theatre in Port Arthur was noted for the stripes on the sidewalk which do still exist. I grew up in Port Arthur during the 40’s and 50’s. Thanks for any input provided.