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I recently learned of this theatre from a TN resident and hope to visit it this winter.
Was the Lake in town? Interesting to learn of the Majestic and the Alcazar, too. Brocton is famous for their Main Street arch at the main intersection and traffic light in town. A campaign was started to restore this arch that is the only arch of its kind East of the Mississippi River.
This restored theatre is a must-see when in Knoxville! Hope to revisit this winter!
I just learned about this beautiful theatre and that it in located in Joliet Illinois…home of the Drew Peterson trial.
Chuck: Thanks for the nostalgic explanation of “fun days back when”! Aloha
I have printed out your lengthy information and will present it to Dalton, Jr. at his office!
James: Hope to hear from you as I know Dalton, Jr. and his wife though I’ve never discussed his father’s theatre history and would like to do so.
Nice to learn of this theatre that was once in Winter Garden FL besides the present day Garden Theatre!
The building looks to be in sound condition and would make a great cinema again for the area as the cinema near the I-90 interchange shouldn’t be the only choice! Would love to know who, presently, owns this building!
Also recall the nearby Catholic Church owns the former Regent Theatre building and uses it for storage. I think the seats were removed many years ago though its closing in 1992 wasn’t that long ago.
psomerf: Did you recently most on FB about this clock? Would love to see it so must head to the museum on Washington Avenue.
Love the little boy in line to see a movie back then.
Geauga is pronounced gee-au-ga.
Great art deco exterior facade…may have to check it out this winter.
This gem of a theatre with its original looking wood “half-moon doors” should never….go away! Any town that has a theatre as nice as this one should always “treasure” it as it is a true CINEMA TREASURE!
Was also told that the theatre’s original name was the Oasis.
I just learned of this theatre with its restored marquee from personnel at the Aurora Theatre in East Aurora NY (suburb of Buffalo).
Tinseltoes: Great photo you posted on 7/21/2010. In October a group called Straight No Chaser will take to the Palace stage!
This theatre was featured in a recent Preservation magazine. Worth the read!
Help restore the organ @
Interesting bit of information. Shelby NC was also the State Capitol for a period of time.
Chuck: Thanks. I was at the Carolina years back, but wasn’t able to see that interior.
Are the interior photos on the theatreorgans site of the Carolina/Greensboro?
markp: I stand with you and your comments regarding this theatre that now only stands in Aurora as a reminder of what took place there. I do not like seeing theatres torn down (especially old ones), but in this case I think it is best. My thoughts and prayers remain with the families effected by this terrible tragedy. It is very sad to realize that such violence has now unfolded in a movie theatre.
CSWalczak: A wonderful photo! Is this theatre still standing?