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Thanks Chuck! Love the stage photo of when this theatre was in its heyday! If only…………….
So nice to see “ncmark” post this information and link. I couldn’t bring up the link so found the complete link that all CT readers will find most interesting. I do hope that this Foundation can make a difference for this once remarkable theatre in downtown Charlotte! It is time for this theatre to be resurrected and brought into the uptown theatre district as a theatre destination among the other theatre venues.
David Stear: I see that you added this theatre to CT and wondered if you are from the western NYS area. I’m helping a local historian with the history of the Grand Theatre. Thanks. (
And this theatre has most definitely been demolished and not closed.
Joe: THANKS AGAIN! I do recall this now.
P.S. Did you ever find any other articles about the Grand in another Boxoffice magazine other than in the January 3, 1942 issue?
Joe: Thanks so very much! Since posting on CT last night I did finally find the Boxoffice link called The Vault. I then passed it along to my historian friend for future reference regarding the hometown Grand Theatre. Thanks again!!!!
Joe: If you find the Boxoffice Grand drawings and photos of Michael DeAngelis, etc. please send to
Joe Vogel: Could you help me find the Boxoffice magazine article about the Grand Theatre again? I went to the link and wasn’t able to find it. Help!
And who is responsible for “twinning” this theatre and then making the balcony a third auditorium??
“A wall in the middle of the main floor (Orchestra) seating divides it into two auditoriums. The former balcony is the third auditorium.” This answers my question regarding this Warner being “twinned”, but after reading this I realize it has been twinned plus one! Hope this Warner returns to a single screen venue.
Love the interior photo that “lost memory” once posted…sure miss that CT member who gave so much of his time and theatre knowledge to CT!
I have just reviewed the link posted on October 24, 2010 and can’t believe my eyes! This theatre was beautiful! The folks of Rochester PA have truly lost a DeAngelis masterpiece!
clarkw: This is a remarkable post and one that truly got my attention! To think Mr. DeAngelis had all of his theatre blueprints at his home! It saddens me to think that local theatre folks didn’t look him up at the time! I truly hope that his irreplaceable archive is somewhere safe and sound. If over time you have any other follow-up to this story, please post! Thanks!
Such a shame that Asheville no longer has the Imperial Theatre today!
Was the Strand originally on College?
Love the old ticket kios! The Warner Theatre/Erie PA still has a kios and it is used!
And SchineHistorian would know as she is the expert on Schine theatres!
Always nice to see a recent post on this Michael DeAngelo designed theatre…very unique exterior with the round windows and that shiny vitrolite.
mcnamara: Just checked out the link you posted…very nice! I wish all little towns could bring back a theatre like Blossburg PA did! Congratulations!
So nice to see this theatre become a theatre again! Must try to see it, in person, someday! Amazing that it was a feed store for 30 years!
I’ve been in the lobby of this theatre and found it to be a great old theatre that is now a teen center. Would love to see it returned to its original design though the lobby is still original.
Carmichael: Very nice post regarding your memories of the Carolina. I still hold out hope that someday the Carolina can be returned to the downtown area.