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How old was this theater?
Silver, I’ve written many of the Introducions & haven’t noticed any of mine being shortened or disappearing. Even for LA, usually I (here in Philly) or Ken Roe (over the pond in London) take it upon ourselves to write a much more complete Intro than the skimpy one this one has. Only once did I see a movie here, in 1988, did I see a movie here, “The Milagro Beenfield War” in what my notes say was a large auditorium.
Email arrived that the theater is soliciting donations from the public towards the cost of $100,000 digital projector.
Again, BAD BAD BAD. People want to see historic films projected in original format, real film.
Article about refurbishment & restoration of plasterwork
here’s an article about reopening
In Philadelphia area, many theaters show classic 35 mm prints. in the burbs at Colonial in Phoenixville, Ambler, County (Doylestown), Hiway in Jenkintown. In Philadelphia, Prince Music, Roxy, and International House.
I was there to see a movie years ago. Let’s get photos posted of this nice curved, curtained screen!
I read elsewhere the quota is increased to 20 films from 10 films! There’s almost no products in US stores other than from China, so this isn’t the way free trade is supposed to work!
Bad! Bad! Bad! Studios could be more flexible. And, I certainly want to continue to see classic films projected in 35 mm.
link to a news article with photo
Ed, it worked! that’s the 1st time I’ve tried using these links.
here’s the link
Actually the site has 6 beautiful color photos of the Warner’s interior, auditorium & what appears to be aspects from the lobby http://www.decopix.com/LR_DOA_Gallery-Final/content/West_Chester_Warner_Auditorium_NX_large.html
Photo of auditorium ceiling
Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer’s Travel section has an article “The Berkshires' show goes on” from New York Times News Service, but I can’t find online link. There’s a gorgeous photo of auditorium facing stage. We have it listed here as still showing movies. Does it show movies, perhaps classics, at all?
Dan, webmaster can’t “move” picture but unlocked Street View in case anybod can manually guide locale to the ex-cinema. It might be miles, though.
Copy & paste this link from East Falls Historical Society, then click on photo to make it larger:
Also known as a Triplex
No, Chris, I was having fun. I thought about doing the same with Danny’s comment, i.e. I should book a flight right away!
Fortunately, there are many greatly positive memories on this site, too, albeit none yet for this one!
ABC’s Good Morning America is being broadcast right now live from the auditorium in a pre-Oscar show, with audience in the seats.
Now I am laughing. This site was created so we could “treasure” our historic cinemas. You were doing the reverse, so yes, I was deadpanning appreciation. Of course, I realize there are some not so good, usually post 1960s, movie houses here, too.
Thanks Chris. It is so good to know just how much our historic cinema gems are truly “treasured” and how fondly people recall their childhood movie theaters.
Proscenium arch & murals destroyed!
Cement going into floor thttp://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2011/10/readying-for-trader-joes/o level it for Trader Joes,