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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?
When was this theatre triplexed?? It may be the only existing Michael DeAngelis designed theatre that has been divided with three screens!
I lived in WPB for over 30 years and never entered this theatre which was located downtown near the library though I did go to the Paramount in nearby Palm Beach. Now that I’m a theatre buff I wish the theatre’s originality had not been compromised and it was as it opened in 1949. Strange to learn that this theatre never had a balcony.
Patrick: I just printed out the article that you posted on September 7. Would love to see your DeAngelis designed theatre someday. Please email me at
jim: Thanks for your wonderful post!
I have told by a fellow CT member who lives near that theatre that the facade was saved.
What was the famous Marcus Loew quote? And yes, major cities that didn’t save their movie palaces should see this very eloquent and exquisite “cinema treasure”.
Nice to recently see CT members posting on the many Michael DeAngelis designed theatres
If anyone receives Reminisce magazine, in the April/May issue on page 24 there is an article that shows the main street in Springfield MA circa 1962. I can’t tell if there is a theatre at the end of main street. And if there is what is or what was the name as the town had many theatres according to CT….most were demolished, but a few do remain. It’s a shame that the community lost this Thomas Lamb beauty!
I just located a lady who remembers this theater as she grew up in Lawrenceville PA.