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spectrum commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 18, 2009 at 9:20 am

From the google photos this looks to have been demolished.

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spectrum commented about Park Theatre on Oct 17, 2009 at 7:24 pm

From the google photos – it looks like the auditorium was recently demolished. The aerial photo shows the auditorium, right behind the commercial block, long and low – looks like there was no balcony. However, the street level photo shows the auditorium structure having been razed. The front section is still there looks in good shape but the storefronts are all vacant.

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spectrum on Oct 17, 2009 at 7:18 pm

The Google photos show what may be the Keystone theatre still standing. Definitely an auditorium roof and stagehouse.

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spectrum commented about Pearl Theatre on Oct 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm

From the aeriel google photos it looks like the Pearl theatre (the original one) has been razed – just an empty lot now.

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spectrum commented about Murphy Theatre on Oct 17, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Here’s a new official website:

http://www.murphytheatre.org/

The theatre is alive and well and still doing performing arts!

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spectrum commented about Stadium Theatre on Oct 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Google street views show a building at SW corner of the intersection which obviously was once a theatre – lots of decorative brickwork and the entrance facade and stagehouse. Looks like it was gutted decades ago; old-style windows along the auditorium wall which faces the sidwalk. Old entrance now has a laundry with a Furniture Warehouse in the auditorium.

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spectrum commented about Strand Theater on Oct 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Google photos just show a parking lot at this address.

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spectrum commented about Palace Theater on Oct 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm

The auditorium is definitely demolished, but the lobby portion may be intact. Can’t really tell from the google photos.

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spectrum commented about Jefferson Theater on Oct 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm

This theatre looks from the google photos to be demolished.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

From the google photos this looks to be demolished. Just a parking lot now.

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spectrum commented about Village Picture Shows on Oct 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Located in a shopping center, the auditoriums seat 150 seat, plain simple decor. SShows 1st run films, and has an annual day of silent comedies with live piano accompaniment.

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spectrum commented about Dakota Theatre on Oct 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Website is at:

View link

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spectrum commented about Roger L. Stevens Center on Oct 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm

The UNCSA completed their multimillion dollar renovation of the Stevens Center in 2003.

Their web page is now:

http://www.uncsa.edu/StevensCenter/

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spectrum commented about Lyceum Theater on Oct 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I believe both are the sme theatres. I have the Lyceum having been built in 1886, with 2,605 seats, designed by J. B. McElfatrick (who designed a lot of Boston theatres and playhouses). At one time it was also known as the Grand Opera House.

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spectrum commented about Broadway Theatre on Oct 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Accoring to the current (10/09) google street photo, the building is still vacant.

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spectrum commented about Academy of Music on Oct 12, 2009 at 7:18 pm

A new marquee was dedicated a couple months ago. It’s a reproduction of a 1920s era marque albeit with LED lights. Looks nice, and easy to read! The interior lobby and auditiroium were restored around 1980 and still looks great to this day! They still have live performances and occasional movies.

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spectrum commented about Egyptian Theatre on Oct 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm

according to their official website, the Egyptian was restored in 1999.

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spectrum commented about Colorado Theatre on Oct 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Also, the building has a classical style facade – the auditorium is behind the side facade. Looks to have been built in the 1920s; and the building is on the national registry of historic places.

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spectrum commented about Colorado Theatre on Oct 12, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Looks like the theatre is still intact! The first floor retail section is now office space with the upper floors congregate housing for the elderly. The auditorium section is still intact with balcony and equipment and restorable according to the real estate listing. Exterior looks in excellent shape! Hopefully someone will step in and save this place!

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spectrum commented about Polk Theatre on Oct 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Complete restoration was completed in 1999.

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spectrum commented about Queen Theater on Oct 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm

The “light up the queen” link above has a nice photo gallery and thelatest news – they just had the groundbreaking for the restoration on October 2, 2009! Looks like this place will be reborn! Auditorium is in prettyy ropugh shape, but looks like the original details can definitely be restored. Has kind of a beaux-arts look to it.

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spectrum commented about Esquire Theatre on Oct 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Checked the Google photos – Looks like it has been razed. The surrounding parking lots are now underconstruction with a new urban complex – very well designed – at first it looks like a series of old-style retail buildings. If only more modern urban construction looked like this.

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spectrum commented about Pleasant Street Theatre on Sep 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Since it reopened, it looks like they have put in new carpeting and possibly projection equipment (It’s a platter system) The seats are probably ten years old, quite comfortable and iun good shape, and identical in the downstairs theatre (no more directors' chairs!). Hasn’t been repainted, but current paint job is in good shape. Sound and projection are fairly good. Main auditoprium is probably 30 feet wide – 11 seats wide vs. 12 rows. And still a great selection of films not available elsewhere!

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spectrum commented about Fox Theatre on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:31 pm

The July 2009 photo shows the facade nicely cleaned up, but the trees are still there! Now open as the Playground Nightclub, an adult-oriented venue.

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spectrum commented about Tower Theaters on Sep 12, 2009 at 8:30 pm

A real nice shopping complex set right across the street from Mt. Holyoke College, which was built in late 1980s when the original buildings (including one housing the much belowed Odyssey Bookshop) were burned by arsonists. Eleven old-style house-type buildings are interconnected and filled aith interesting stores and services, with beautiful courtyards and walkways (One features the rebuilt Odyssey).

The Tower Theatres are on the third floor of one of the buildings – a beautiful spiral staircase takes people up to the lobby which has amusing carpeting featuring images of film reels and popcorn buckets. The two auditoriums seat 140 each, and there is nice simple colored paneling along the sidewalls, and unique cathedral ceilings with a little bit of ornate wood trim and gold leaf. Screens are a little small but projection is very good and sound excellent, and the popcorn has real butter!