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I’m not sure when this theater closed but it did receive a new marquee in 1969.
Just saw Peace, Love and Misunderstanding at the Spectrum. As part of the slide show they present before the show they show a slide stating that the theater is now self powering with 216 solar panels installed on the roof.
Any word on any progress at this theater? I see that it was sold last summer but I can’t find any information about any renovations or plans to reopen.
I remember seeing Santana her in the 1980’s. I also saw Taj Mahal, who is from Springfieldat the Paramount.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Barbra Streisand did not usher here, although she did atthen the theater as a patron. From her website:
The Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn
APRIL 6, 2011, 3:54 am
I was happy to hear recently that the Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York will be undergoing renovations for a reopening in 2014 . It was one of those beautiful old movie palaces of the past. I was 13 years old when I first started spending many a wonderful afternoon there, partly because it had double features, air conditioning and great ice cream cones.
I’d like to set the record straight on one point. Some articles have said that I was an usher there. That wasn’t the case … I was just a kid, a paying customer, a movie lover. Just for the record, a few years later, I did usher in Manhattan’s theater district, which was wonderful, because I got to see the plays for free.
The Orpheum Performing Arts Center is now open.
Visited this theater last night. They have moved the screen back about 22 feet from where it was. It seems that at some point the theater was made smaller and a laundromat was added in the back section. They have not yet added additional seating but it will be added soon. I hope they redo all the first floor seating and make it the same as the seats on the balcony, which are very comfortable.
Looks like concerts are returning to the Capitol!
Here is another article:
Here are some articles dealing with the renovation of the theater:
Status should be changed to OPEN. A group called Landmark Community Theatre has reopened the Opera House. I wish them much success and look forward to attending the acoustic Hot Tuna show on 2/23/12.
Although it is primarily a live performance venue, the Flying Monkey does still feature the occasional movie. There is a full service dining menu available during performances.
It no longer has 2 screens, it is a single performance space.
I made my first visit to the Crandell last night. The staff were very friendly and the theatre was a treat. It is in fairly good condition and the non-profit which is running it seems excited to improve it.
The screen appears new and the projection was sharp. The seats on the main floor have been replaced as some point and the balcony seats are original. The balcony was closed when I was there.
I’m terrible with names but I spoke to the person in the box office (Stan, I think) who was kind enough to show me the balcony and the projection booth.
This venue is scheduled to reopen on September 30 as a music venue. Elvis Costello is performing on opening night. This theatre will now be known as the Paramount Theater.
Although it has been much remodeled through the years, the Orpheum Theatre in Boston dates from 1852. It is listed here on CT.
In Troy NY, we have the Troy Music Hall which opened in 1875. It has never been a motion picture theatre so it is not listed on this site. It has spectacular acoustics and has only featured musical performances.
Near here is also the Cohoes Music Hall, which opened in 1874. Although it is restored and open today, it was closed for 69 years (1905-1974). It is used for live theatre productions today.
I just Google mapped 10769 Route 9W Coxsackie NY and it put the pin right in the middle of the drive-in.
Definitely still open.
I think “done” might have been for the season.
Some of the audio recordings and one video are avilable at:
Ther are many pictures on the official website where that history came from. Simply click on virtual tour and “photo gallery” will drop down.
THE HI-WAY DRIVE IN NOW HAS 4 SCREENS
The Moonlight Drive-In was located on Route 56 near the intersection with Pleasant Valley Road. It closed after the 1984 season.
On Google, I can see vehicles and the footings of the new concesstion building. I’d say Google shows it during reconstruction and Bing after. Google also doesn’t map the location very well. It is near the intersection of route 3 and route 342.
The Franklin Drive-In opened on May 31, 1948 and closed at the end of the 1982 season. It was located about 1-½ miles north of Malone at the corner of Junction Rd. Junction Rd. runs parallel to Route 11 and they curve together at this point.
You’re right, it’s not a Disney film. It is described on IMDb thus:
Standard boy-girl malt shoppe doings, with a free speech on campus sub-plot dropped in.
It stars Bobby Vee and Jackie DeShannon.
The people that wrote reviews on the IMDb site all seem to agree that this movie is hilarious, without meaning to be.
A photo of the theatre is here:
The article here will confirm the dates that this drive-in operated.
It opened on July 20, 1956 and the final night was September 24, 1962.