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I just found several Daily News Online stories about The Stage and hope it continues to operate as it is a true ‘cinema treasure’ for the community. The art deco auditorium murals, alone, are a very special part of its interior plus the fact that is a DeAngelis designed theatre still intact and open!
jaybird21: Thanks so very much for the information on Frank Versage and the article about him. I was pleased to read that you had the pleasure of meeting him and to hear his great theatre stories.
Mr. DeAngelis would be very pleased! Wish my hometown could have saved the Grand Theatre also built by DeAngelis! Let the show begin!
jaybird21: Good news! I visited that town this past Fall and though I wasn’t given a tour I did see the theatre! It has beautiful art deco work on the walls and I thought then it was certainly worth saving for this community. Someone must have read my mind or seen me milling about the marquee. Happy Holidays to you and to The Stage.
I recently learned of this theatre and its monumental relocation! Congrats to those who saved it by moving it.
Interesting that you were last week. I was there in October. Spoke to some locals about the restored ‘facade only’ restoration.
Are there any interior photos available?
On April 21, 2011 this theatre will feature the disco group out of Canada, Boogie Wonderband. I have seen them in person and they are unbelievable! So if you love disco music of the 70’s, put on your dancing shoes and head to Windber PA.
Is the site still an empty “plot”…perhaps the right word since it has been demolished and “died”. A Google search has shown that Rochester PA is in Beaver County which is the same area of another DeAngelis designed theatre, the Granada which has also been demolished.
And dare I ask what is on the Oriental Theatre site now? Nice to know that the organ was spared along with many of the artifacts, but the theatre should have been saved and never made into a disco lounge.
Thanks so very much for posting that photo, but OMG…..another beautiful theatre demolished! This did NOT make my theatre day!
Where is Rochester PA? And to think this theatre was an atmospheric/oriental designed by Michael DeAngelis…guess that didn’t mean much to the residents of Rochester!
What is at 119 W.Spring Street now? After viewing the theatre photos of the marquee and exterior I see that Titusville had a lovely streamline moderne theatre that should not have been demolished.
This theatre being a DeAngelis designed theatre holds interest to me. Do you have photos?
I now have called the realty company who is listed as having the theatre property and left a “theatre” message!
Will be going to Mt. Morris on Sunday and hope to see at least the facade of this DeAngelis designed theatre.
jaybird21: I located a number for this Paul Penner, but no answer or answering machine. I will be in Warsaw NY on Sunday and would love to see the row of maroon glass panels that are still above one’s head as you stand in front of the doors and the interior art deco wall designs that can be seen on the “picturesofthisproperty” site. And the boxoffice link doesn’t seem to work.
Didn’t realize I had posted on this link several years…what is the current status with this theatre now? Would like to see it.
I just learned of this theater and its restoration so don’t think it should be listed as “closed” anymore.
Agility Nut: I have forwarded your CT question onto the present owner of the Rogers, Gary Kulas.
Perhaps the theatre that was the original Cloud is where these cars are stored.
I remember a theatre in St. Cloud that was owned by a car collector who stored his cars there. Is that still the case as only 2 theatres in St. Cloud are listed and I don’t think either one is the theatre I recall seeing years ago.
I just the Pickers episode, but didn’t see the balcony and stage areas though did see a glimpse of the marquee at the end of the show. I agree with David Zornig….hope when the current owners vacate, that it can put back to use as a theater.
Did it orignally have a balcony and who is this businessman who owns the Strand? Is he responsible for “carving up” the interior?