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I just posted a pic on this page from the Danbury News-Times microfilm as it was being built.
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!
I posted this. Some theaters are harder to find than others.
Good to know. I know they’ve had a steady bunch of programming there including live shows.
Mentioned in “Last Words”, George Carlin’s “sortabiography”.
it sure isn’t.
An angel investor just gave a chunk of money to restore the plaster ceiling (for opera) and repair a bathroom.
well, if you live there or know someone there, you can always look in the city directories of yore…
well then, now that the photos are enabled, send away. and i can also get them on file at the Danbury Museum. email:
Yep. Went by today. All gone.
New website. Www.edmondtownhall.org
Finally! Great news. It opened today. I was there the other day and snapped pix. New neon signage and exterior with a box office and concessions stand. The big picture window is open with a new carpet, long draped table and it looks like it’s waiting for tons of people. 3 framed poster signs out front says, “Open Summer 2011”.
And the article: http://www.fairfieldweekly.com/news/connecticut/nm-ff28newsbijou-20110707,0,5745392.story
I will be in Block Island next Wed on a bike vacation. I plan to stop by at both places and take pictures and perhaps take in a movie.
I finally talked to the night manager of the theatre last week. It’s leased for $1 and has been showing movies since 1930, but I may be off by a year or so.
This isn’t really the Town Hall, that is located a few miles down the road in the Fairfield Hills Complex on Primrose Lane.
They make most of their money from the insanely cheap concessions.
Mentioned recently in the CT Post. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/The-Light-Touch-Cinemas-remember-reflections-1312676.php
Mentioned in a recent CT Post article on cinema memories. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/The-Light-Touch-Cinemas-remember-reflections-1312676.php
They did film inside for a horrible Steven Seagal movie a few years back. There are pictures of the event in the CT Post.
It must be new. I was in Bport last week but forgot to check on it.
From a CT Post article on urban blight, picture #11 is the Hippodrome. http://bit.ly/mpDpmM
From a CT Post article on urban blight, the sister theaters are mentioned in the “theater district ” section. http://bit.ly/mpDpmM
Picture #11 isn’t mentioned by name but is the Hippodrome Theater on Stratford Avenue, which was in operation from 1907-1964.
The theater can be seen in this picture near the bottom about the 1955 flood cleanup, just above Lakewood Park.