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The pathetic fact is that this ruin is the most intact old theater left in Petersburg.
It looks BAD.Going downhill fast.It is quite a small place.Petersburg,overall,is a sad place,with a street here and there getting attention,while three go downhill.
The 2009 photo mentions the RIO.Why isn’t it listed???
COME ON PEOPLE!!! GO TO THE BYRD OR LOOSE THE BYRD.I am sometimes just sad how little support this true national treasure gets. I was telling some foilks in Lynchburg today about the Byrd.Said they’s have to go soon.Didn’t know it existed anymore.
It isn’t there anymore.
Franklin is in BAD shape due to the closing of the paper mill that was the area’s largest employer.
HEY!!! Mr.Lost,yesterday,i noticed one of the doors ajar on the old theater in CREWE.Don’t know the name of it.Went inside to a super-sad sight.Roof totally collapsed.Place had a balcony with brass rail still in place.very dangerous to enter,but must see,of course.No way to “save” this place with any amount of money.
Sadly,I wonder if de-segragation had anything to do with this closing.Many small theaters closed around the South because of “issues” relating to that process.The theater owners did not think whites would sit on the same seats,
Yes,the building is in great condition,overall.Next time I have time to waste,by getting off the super slab in RR,I’ll try to get inside.I wander far and wide trying to sell industrial supplies to the willing,so I see many places.I keep a sharp eye for theater structures.I spotted this one long before it was listed.
There is only a relative handful of true masterpeices left that are “easily” savable.The UTAH in SLC comes to mind.So many have been lost in criminal manners in the past few years.One in Il and the Raymond come to mind.We,who care,must support this one.
I know there was a BRICK theater on or near the square in 1960.Maybe LM’s pic is that building?
THIS theater’s demise is a crime.
My faith needed a location for its S.Richmond “inner city” congregation.They bought a church from a congregation. That money then enabled them to buy the Westover,which had recently closed.I pass this theater building regularly and like the fact that it still looks like a theater.
I was told today that they need additional fund raising and the economy is hitting them hard.
I was in LB today.A long time residemt said this theater is GONE.He also said two ther fine houses were on the same street-the ISIS and the WARNER.This gentleman’s wife is heavily involved with the Academy project.
The only thing that appears to be happening is that the sign saying great things are coming has been “freshened”.
Somewhat similar to the Westhampton. Kept in good repair.SHOULD have remained a theater.The area needs one.
Amy,your site is great.Thanks for the tip.Can’t wait for the finished project to change the area for the coming generations.
SWEETEST lady runs this.Took 6 grand sons to see SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Fri.aft.Very good value.
I REALLY get around.Saw SALT there Sat night.A fairly well kept old small towm art deco joint.CHEEEPER than the city prices,for sure.Seats almost as misarable as the BYRD.
Which theater in Bath is the HUGE one that is also a Masonic facility? It is in great shape,but the theater usage seems to have been somewhat in the past.The theater function has a seperate entrance and looks to have thew name “BERN” in the marque.I spend one night a year in Bath,it always seems,on the way to Palmyra,NY.
Article today in Richmond Times about the “delicate” finacial condition of the Byrd.Time to put money where mouth resides.
SOMEONE SHOULD LIST THE LOVELY OLD THEATER IN “DOWNTOWN”.
Hey,Bruce,were you working at the Uinta when Rosemary’s Baby was showing? Provo lost a whole lot when the Center St.Theaters were lost. According to Smith’s UTAH THEATERS website,there was once a large theater further West on Center,but it disappeared,I guess,in the 50’s.
When was the horrible “modernizing” of this theater carried out??Destroyed the character ,for sure.