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John Lauter: I was going to send you an email, but it’s not listed in your profile so will let you know here that you can go to www.ajc.com and read the articles with photos about the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and the upcoming 75th anniversary open house that is being planned on Dec. 26th from 1-7. You can also visit the Fox site on this cinema site. A Fox documentary was none on GPBS that will be shown on the 26th in the theatre with much more planned throughout the day….ballroom dancing in the theatre’s ballrooms, too! Our Atlanta friends taped the GPBS program and will be sending it to us.It’s been run on local GA TV throughout the month of December! Enjoy!
Another small town theater with orchestra pit and organ being restored! Music to my ears!
That’s what we like to read “completed a $3.5 million restoration, resulting in this theater’s designation as a National Historic Landmark.” The photo shows a beautiful facade and thank goodness the x-rated movie house era ended for this theater!
Someone needs to contact this Dorthy Nesbitt and at least inform her of this cinema site and the interest that is out there! Sometimes one spark will start a fire in someone’s belly which in turns help save a theater such as this one!
Wish there was a photo of The Grandin on their website!
Morgantown is the home of the University of West Virginia so I’m not surprised that this theatre was purchased by a group that will restore it to its original condition!
I travel through the Bluefield W VA area enroute to NYS each fall and spring so may just stop and take a look at this art deco theater.
The Warner isn’t in any danger, real or imagined…they are still in the process of completing restoration and are asking for donations to cover the cost of additional theatre projects as I see it.
I believe I have an EXIT sign from the Hipp.
I would say this theatre is more French Renaissance than Art Deco, if at all.
So many theatres “succumbed to the advent of TV”.
“Small town treasure” it certainly is and the folks of Coudersport PA can be very proud of themselves. The front doors are very unusual with their half circle windows. And I sure wish more small town communities could boast about their theatres, too.
The Colony sounds like it is worth saving so I hope that the community can band together and save their theatre as my hometown did not! :–(
Just read in a great book entitled How They Met by Joey Green about Laurel and Hardy. Ollie Hardy was born in Harlem GA and attended the University of Georgia in Athens GA. He dropped out of college and “opened a movie theatre”! Interesting!
Hate those words…..TORN DOWN!
If this theatre is still standing today, maybe there is hope that one day it will be restored for the citizens of St. Catherines to enjoy once again. I have St. Catherine friends so will certainly get their thoughts on this theatre!
The Julie had a ‘crying room’ which I had never heard of. It was a special area in the back where a mother could take her crying child so as to avoid bothering fellow patrons. Great idea!
I wonder if the bar and nightclub have kept the art deco theme?
Near Athens in the Town of Hartwell GA was another theatre called the Julie. It is now an Ace Hardware Store, but the current owner recalls going to the movies at the Julie. The name came about because the family that owned the Julie and another one across the town square along with a drive-in south of town were all named after the owner’s daughters. Sadly, none of them today exist.
“This theatre was a casualty of the 1960s "urban renewal” and “This theatre was disgracefully torn down” is a sad commentary on what should not have been allowed to happen! Thank goodness the City of Erie still has the Warner Theatre on State Street which has been beautifully restored!
I will check out the 926 State Street area this summer. I don’t recall the Lawrence Hotel, but today there is a popular candy company called Pulakos which may have had a location at the 926 State Street address?
Lost Memory: Thanks for the location on W. 26th Street! The opening remarks about this theatre by David Stear having been there in 1995 were “the present owners had retained the screen and original flooring. Most of the seats were removed”. Does this mean that the floor would be on a slant and not made level and that some of the theatre seats still remain? This will definitely be on my must-see list in ‘05! And I will see if David’s suggestion to show old movies and newsreels while customers shopped for antiques was done?
Keep the info comin' as I’m interested. Thanks.
FOX NOTICE! Anyone interested please go to www.foxtheatre.org and read about the upcoming open house on the 26th of December as the theatre is celebrating its 75th anniversary on that date! The open house will be from 1-7 with many things planned throughout the day! Also, on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper site (www.ajc.com) you can read the first of many articles this week concerning the theatre’s wonderful history! For your convenience, here is the article site to cut and paste into your browser! Enjoy as I did!
Dorothy from Oz! What a real treat to read your post this brisk NC a.m.! When I read “Mom-in-law was a Rockette 1937-1942” I just about came out of my chair in front of this computer. And yes by all means…..pass thi site onto the Rockette alumni! I never miss a Thanksgiving a.m. without watching those Rockettes in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This IS a wonderful site and many posts ago I started posting on the RMCH site and it took off from there with many posts about the Christmas show, etc. from several native New Yorkers. I grew up in New York, but at the other end of the state in Chautauqua County near the PA stateline so was 400 miles from the Big Apple! My husband and I hope to broad Amtrak next fall from NC and ride the train into Grand Central Station and stay in Manhattan over the long Thanksgiving weekend! I want to walk down 5th Avenue once in my life during the holidays and see all of the decorated windows i.e. Tiffany….can’t forget Breakfast at Tiffany with Audrey Hepburn! Also, Rockefeller Center, the tree, the rink and the Today Show! If anyone can suggest anything that is a must see, let me know. Have always wanted to me in Times Square at midnight on the 31st of December, so maybe that too someday. Our thoughts and concerns will all be with Dick Clark this year as he will be replaced by Regis Philbin as host to ring in ‘05. I will have to say though that I won’t miss seeing Mrs. Clark on camera for those few brief moments with her outdated hairstyle! LOL! Just a joke as I really don’t mean to offend anyone. So, keep in touch Dorothy of Oz as I’m sure you have many Rockette stories to share!