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bicyclereporter commented about Union Theatre on Dec 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

FYI, North Grosvenordale is the business center of town where all the factories are located, some closed, some open. I’ve seen this building, it reminds me of Bantam Cinema.

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bicyclereporter commented about Bethel Cinema on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm

my friend is their Projection Manager. She just posted a FB pic of their all new digital units. They step into the next century.

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bicyclereporter commented about Baby Grand Piano from the Poli Theater for sale on Nov 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I would like to see pix too. I would go to the New Haven Free Public Library, Tax Assessors Office and the New Haven Historical Society to see if they can help you with pictures. I doubt pix of the piano inside the theater will be in good quality or even exist. Stories help, though. Get it appraised and keep us abreast.

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bicyclereporter commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

Posting a new pic from 1948 with what Elm Street used to look like.

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bicyclereporter commented about Casassa Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I found more info on this theatre at the Danbury Museum while doing unrelated research.

The theater was at 253 Main Street and was called the “Casassa Vaudeville Theater” which operated from 1908-1914.

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bicyclereporter commented about Prides Corner Drive-In on Aug 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I was biking by at 9pm a few weeks ego en route to Portland and saw this from the road with Batman playing. Snapped a few pix and talked to the nice lady in the booth.

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bicyclereporter commented about Topia Arts Center on Aug 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

Yep. Biked by the other day on a trip. Posting pix now.

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bicyclereporter commented about Mohawk Theatre on Aug 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

Went by this recently on a bicycle trip. There was an event for late July on the marquee. Apparently it’s in use. The doors have no handles on the outside, though. I will post a marquee picture and the mural on the back of the stagehouse.

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bicyclereporter commented about Capitol Theatre on Aug 6, 2012 at 9:47 am

For real!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/arts/music/capitol-theater-in-port-chester-ny-to-reopen.html?_r=1

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bicyclereporter commented about Gem Theater on Aug 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I was there last week. This building does not exist in this location. Should change to “demolished.”

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bicyclereporter commented about State Theatre on Aug 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I was there the other day on a bike trip. It was my last nite in town and I really wanted some interiors. The staff was nice enough to let me roam the place, even though a huge band was about to take the stage, and unaccompanied, no less. I got about 15 minutes of pix everywhere, including orchestra and both balconies. Upstairs is NOT ornate in the balconies at all. Love looking at atmospheric. No crazy ceilings or chandeliers. I’ll post pix sometime soon.

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bicyclereporter commented about North Conway Twin Theater on Aug 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

When i biked by last week, i saw the Masonic symbol and there were the last movies on the marquee. i’ll have to check my camera.

the marquee pic on this googlemaps image is from ‘08 i believe. that was a pacino film.

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bicyclereporter commented about Majestic Theatre on Aug 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

biked by this the other day. looked like it was back in time. the stagehouse is nothing to die for. Conway is a quiet town, as i came down the Kanc en route to Fryeburg. North Conway is where all the action is. I have pix.

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bicyclereporter commented about Ridgefield Playhouse on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Plans are now fast as this will be demolished. The facade will be saved and it will be rebuilt as the Prospector Theatre; a 3-screen cinema and arts center. http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Library-theater-plans-move-ahead-3649373.php

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bicyclereporter commented about Cameo Theatre on Jun 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Correct on Niantic. http://www.cinematour.com/theatres/us/CT/4.html

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bicyclereporter commented about Gramercy Theater on May 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

will be here for the BlipFest this weekend.

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bicyclereporter commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on May 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Great job Matt.

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bicyclereporter commented about Haight Theatre on May 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

do you still have the fixtures or pics?

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bicyclereporter commented about Ridgefield Playhouse on Apr 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Right-o. Maybe folks can finally see what’s inside. http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Plans-for-old-theater-take-shape-3491933.php

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bicyclereporter commented about Crown Cine on Apr 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I just posted a pic on this page from the Danbury News-Times microfilm as it was being built.

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bicyclereporter commented about Loew's Commodore Theater on Mar 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

If you go inside the bank, they have a select # of pix of the theater’s interiors and exteriors, but none show the ornamentation as we’d like. There are a few Youtube videos of bands playing there, but only with shots of the columns and the proscenium.

Until today. Thanx to the Gothamist, this picture of The Doors shows a shot looking up and amazing detail! A rare shot!

http://gothamist.com/2012/03/19/flashbacks.php#photo-3

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bicyclereporter commented about Connecticut theater resource on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:51 am

I posted this. Some theaters are harder to find than others.

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bicyclereporter commented about Bijou Theatre on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:47 am

Good to know. I know they’ve had a steady bunch of programming there including live shows.

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bicyclereporter commented about Nemo Theatre on Jan 27, 2012 at 2:13 am

Mentioned in “Last Words”, George Carlin’s “sortabiography”.

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bicyclereporter commented about Live music to return to a storied theater on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

it sure isn’t.