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oops… spoke too soon! The Orpheum has been bought by three men associated with the local baseball team who are planning to complete renovations ($500,000) and reopen as a performing arts center! No new webpage yet.
Bloomingsburg’s link has a great overview of the property, showing a lot of good interior photos and describing what renovations had been completed and what had not. It looks to be in excellent condition – the auditorium is in excellent shape and the lobbies – a lot had already been done. The realty property listing indicates it has been sold but I haven’t been able to find out who it was sold to or their present plans.
Ksteinhoff’s link was very helpful – Unfortunate that the marquee was hit by a truck.
Looks like it has a new roof.
From the Google maps it looks as if this theatre has been demolished. Nothing but a big empty lot.
The Nightclub has closed. Interesting, the building to the right, on the corner of the block says on its top, “Temple Opera House” – nice circa 1900 facade. That building now houses a computer store.
Their website indicates that the restoration has been completed!
Looks like it was demolished. I checked the entire length of North and South Franklin streets in aerial Google views, no sign of any theater.
The photos look great! Very ornate auditorium which looks like it’s been restored to the original color scheme
Also, the furniture store has closed; now it is occupied by Grand Ahorro-Mega Savings
According to a comment in Lost Memory’s Link, some of the interior decor still remains although the floor has been (understandably) leveled.
No sign of the theatre in the Google aerial views. About 80% of the neighborhood is empty lots. The Theatre is long gone.
I met a gentleman who worked at the remodeled Fisher for a number of years – asked him if any of the original auditorium details exist behind the new walls and ceiling. He said that during the conversion, all of the original auditorium details were ripped out except for a small part of the ceiling and back upper walls at the very back of the balcony. From the pictures at their website, it looks like the main lobby was also remodeled, but the big arcade outside of that still has the original ornamentation.
Webpage mentions that restoration is underway; theatre is remaining open during restoration.
The state has reopened! According to their new website they have undergone extensive renovations and they have a variety of events coming up. Movies are included among their events – Dec. 3 has a special showing of the Wizard of Oz.
I compared that image above with google street view – found the building in the background with the large arches up top. That looks much better now after renovation but the Strand building is demolished probably long ago – the new building on the site has an early 1960s look to it.
Street address was Cumberland Street but I don’t know the number. I checked the entire length of Cumberland St from Google aeriel views and saw nothing that resembled a theatre building so it must be demolished.
I checked on google maps the entire length of water street and the only building that resembled a theater is at approx. 174 Water St. Front looks like it could easily have been a very early theatre building circa 1920, no modernizations, all brick. Side is solid brick and a taller stagehouse area in back. It looks like it has been abandoned for decades, all the small windows in the front are broken out. If this is it, then it was never converted into anything else. Just three sets of double doors in front, marquee long gone. Must be a wreck inside.
According to the article, this cinema originally opened as a single-screen in the late 1960s.
The lobby portion of the building stands but the auditorium was demolished for “what else?” – a parking lot some years ago.
The cinema portion of the shopping complex has now been converted into a Big Y Supermarket.
Latest news – December 2009 the foundation officially purchased the Victory for $7,500.00 (They had previously been leasing it for $1.00/year), and currently they only have to raise $8,000,000 of the $27,000,000 needed to complete the renovation!
Google maps still shows the bowling alley there, and the roof looks new.
Their website now has panoramic views of the auditorium and lobby; they also completed a renovation in 2006.
Well, in November 2010, they are listed in the on-line yellow pages at 616 Blue Hills Avenue, the address of the former theatre. I hope this means they have been able to repair the damage and move back.