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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.
And after seeing the photos of this theatre it makes me want to move to Torrington CT. To have a theatre like this in one’s hometown would be a true cinema treasure!
This is one theatre that is on my must-see-to-do list!
Congrats to the Victoria!
Just read that you are about an hour north of Utica. Will let you know if we come your way.
pobrien: Nice to see some great interior photos of a theatre that was designed by DeAngelis who also designed by hometown theatre, the Grand in Westfield NY. Unfortunately, the powers to be demolished it in the mid 90’s. I was living in south FL at the time and wasn’t around to help save this art deco cinema treasure. I noticed your screen name being “pobrien” so I assume you are one of the family owners. Keep CT posted on any and all progress. Where is Lowville NY located as I am in Western NYS and would love to visit your area and tour the Lowville Town Hall Theater. In the Fall I hope to visit another DeAngelis designed theatre, the Strand in Brockport NY.
MJM: Sounds good…congrats and good luck. I hope to visit your community and maybe attend the upcoming September meeting.
Bob: I have a former h.s. classmate who lives near Avon so I sent her this CT site and will let her know about the meeting at the village hall. Her name is Sandy.
Bob: A theatre friend confirmed this.
I see that someone by the name of Buddy Creef added this theatre…thanks. Herbert A. Creef Jr. and my father had something in common…..they both owned a fuel oil business.
To the late William C. Cline….thanks!