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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

They have a new official website up:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Capitol-Theatre-112918705389402/

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spectrum commented about Embassy Theatre on Aug 24, 2017 at 4:12 am

Matt Lambros had a mention of this with before and after photos of the auditorium

https://afterthefinalcurtain.net/2017/07/25/theater-updates-v2/

Auditorium is now gutted to the brick and steel skeleton.

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spectrum commented about Loew's Majestic Theatre on Aug 24, 2017 at 3:55 am

It looks like renovation will finally happen for the Palace!

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Developer-plans-renovated-Bridgeport-theaters-11230815.php

According to this article, the Exact Capital Group plans to renovate both the Palace and Majestic Theatres and the Savoy Hotel (to be expanded), as well as build two residential towers across the street and another residential tower nearby.

The Palace would be renovated into a banquet ballroom and a family-friendly indoor recreation center, and the Majestic into a performing arts center. They plan to begin work win about 12 months (late 2018).

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spectrum commented about Loew's Palace Theatre on Aug 24, 2017 at 3:54 am

It looks like renovation will finally happen for the Palace!

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Developer-plans-renovated-Bridgeport-theaters-11230815.php

According to this article, the Exact Capital Group plans to renovate both the Palace and Majestic Theatres and the Savoy Hotel (to be expanded), as well as build two residential towers across the street and another residential tower nearby.

The Palace would be renovated into a banquet ballroom and a family-friendly indoor recreation center, and the Majestic into a performing arts center. They plan to begin work win about 12 months (late 2018).

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spectrum commented about Hollywood Theatre on Apr 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

here’s a link to a nice detailed article about e history of the Hollewood Theatre – and two photos. (One interior!)

http://historicdetroit.org/building/hollywood-theatre/

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spectrum commented about Uptown Theatre on Apr 5, 2017 at 1:03 am

Website down; the restoration may have stalled.

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spectrum commented about Boyd Theatre on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:51 am

According to the Google Aerial views (April 2017), the auditorium is now completely demolished; only the lobby portion remains.

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spectrum commented about San Antonio, TX - City Renovation Plans For Historic Alameda Theater May Include Texas Public Radio on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:33 am

It looks like a proposal is underway for a possible major renovation of the Alameda starting in 2018:

http://tpr.org/post/city-renovation-plans-historic-alameda-theater-may-include-texas-public-radio#stream/0

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spectrum commented about Palace Theatre on Mar 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm

The following article has some good interior photos and descriptions of the renovations:

http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/10/st-pauls-newly-renovated-palace-theatre-dazzles-on-opening-night/

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spectrum commented about Palace Theatre on Sep 17, 2016 at 3:38 am

Here’s a news update about the Palace (Orpheum) renovations. It also shows the new owner/manager is Jam Productions and that the restoration is almost complete and it will open sometime in early 2017.

http://www.twincities.com/2016/09/13/st-pauls-palace-theatre-renovation-budget-grows-by-1-million/

The Palace Theatre’s website is up at:

http://palacetheatremn.com/

For now it’s little more than a placeholder, but does announce it will open in 2017.

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spectrum commented about Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Sep 17, 2016 at 3:31 am

From their website, information on the upcoming 2016-17 renovations and info on the original and current organs:

“Originally, the Keith-Albee was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ to accompany live performances and motion pictures. The organ was capable of creating almost any sound effect needed for silent films shown in theatres of the day. In 1950, the organ was sold and removed from the Keith-Albee. Huntington resident Robert Edmunds and his Huntington Theatre Organ Project, Inc. took on the project of replacing the organ. Thankfully as a result of significant efforts, a 1927 Wurlitzer organ, originally in the Granada Theatre in Bluefield, WV, was purchased and installed in the Keith-Albee in 2001. In 2009, the original Keith-Albee Wurlitzer became available and is currently being reinstalled in the theatre, and the Granada Theatre organ has been relocated to its original home.”

“Projects that are in the process are restoration of the heating and cooling system (2016), seating (2016-2017), 4 dressing rooms (2015-2016) and women’s restrooms to begin the spring of 2016. Through community involvement work has begun to recreate the original carpet. KAPAC will have the carpet reproduced and installed. Several other projects are under development, such as the electrical system upgrade, restoration of the furnishings, rear façade repairs and restorations, restoration of the dressing room towers and basement, and finally the restoration of the plaster and painting of the theatre. All projects will be funded through public funding and private donations.”

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spectrum commented about Academy of Music on Sep 9, 2016 at 4:18 am

Recent article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the upcoming restoration of a historic curtain at the Academy.

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spectrum commented about State Theatre on Sep 9, 2016 at 4:13 am

Theater will soon close for renovations & restoration of art deco architectural details, and will reopen as a quad cinema.

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/09/major_renovations_to_ann_arbor.html

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spectrum commented about Quad Cinema on Aug 30, 2016 at 3:40 am

Their webpage (VERY Minimal now) now says it will open in Fall 2016.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 11, 2016 at 5:57 pm

It looks like the restoration is a go!

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/07/renovation_work_begins_on_capi.html

Uptown Reinvestment Corp and Whiting Co. have bought the Capitol and are ready to launch a $21,000,000 plus renovation of the Capitol as a performing arts center set to open in Fall 2017.

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spectrum commented about Congress Theater on Jun 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

According to the article here, the renovations have begun! Currently they are working on the front facade repairing the brickwork (approx. $550,000). No timetable yet for when the interior work will begin. It will be a $55,000,000 project including the entire building which was landmarked by the city in 2002.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151103/logan-square/finally-signs-of-life-at-historic-congress-theater

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spectrum commented about Loew's Victoria Theatre on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm

I’m happy to see that my comment above was wrong and that the theatre is still standing. I had not recognized the back wall of the Apollo and confused that with the Victoria when I was checking last time. According to the 2016 aerial view and the street views of the front (2015) and back (2014) the theatre is indeed still standing.

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spectrum commented about Moulin Rouge Theatre on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

According to Google Street View in 2016, the building is still there, renovated quite nicely and converted to retail.

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spectrum commented about Amherst Cinema Arts Center on Jun 4, 2016 at 3:04 am

For some time, a second cinema operated in Amherst – the auditorium in Town Hall was known as the Town Hall Cinema and operated as a cinema through 1949. A large room with fairly simple décor and an arched proscenium – seated probably 600. The auditorium was mostly gutted when it was converted into additional offices back in the mid 1950s. The beamed ceiling remained above the shell created for the offices and during a more recent renovation (I believe in the late 1990s) a third floor was put in and I believe at least some of the ceiling were incorporated into that plan. The Jones Library across the street from the Amherst Cinema also had an auditorium approx. 250 seats which I was told showed movies from time to time. In the 1960s, the stagehouse was converted into stacks, and a floor divided the auditorium horizontally creating two new rooms. A more recent renovation removed that division, restoring the original auditorium space; the barrel-arch ceiling is still there but considerably modernized.

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spectrum commented about West Springfield 15 on May 30, 2016 at 1:37 am

Direct link to the cinema official website:

http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=83845

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spectrum commented about Carolina Theatre on Apr 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Their press release from Dec. 2015 indicates restoration will start in 2016 with the opening tentatively in 2018.

http://www.fftc.org/document.doc?id=2657

The theatre itself has an official website at

http://www.fftc.org/carolina-theatre

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spectrum commented about Victory Theatre on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:58 am

According to the February 2016 article, they have now raised 22,500,000 out of the $30,000,000 needed for restoration only leaving about 7.5 million left to raise.

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spectrum commented about Steinway Theatre on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:51 am

The current google street view (July 2015) shows the same modern façade, but a new business – Fallas clothing store.

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spectrum commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:37 am

Latest from their web page is that it will reopen in Summer 2016.

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spectrum commented about Paramount Theatre on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:32 am

Any update on the Paramount? I haven’t been able to find an official page. What is the URL for the facebook page?