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How can the theater be “too far gone”?? The building seems sound.Has ANYONE seen the place inside?
I centered the pic on the theater.You are welcome.Passed there yesterday.Hairspray playing.
Chuck,I’m just thankful that it,amazingly,has survived,mostly intact.Yes,SLC once had one of the finest collections of downtown movie venues.Remember TAMPICO,between Main & State,in an alley.That and the Heidelberg,were my favs for dates when coming up from Happy Valley.Were you around when the Sound of Mucus played for over a year on Main St.?
SO-you are saying Utah is a “different” kind of place? You betcha.I liked you till you said you wore RED.(lol) I am glad I am old enough to have lived in downtown SLC when most of the old theaters still operated.Walking to those wonderful bygone places was a thrill I did not appreciate enough at the time.I still wait to see the final fate of the UTAH.
Very popular with both locals and the BYU crowd for many years.What was so nice about the Pioneer,the Art City just to the South,as well as the two in Orem-they were CLEAN,safe and well-run.
Funny you should mention spooks.I just saw the “GHOST LAB” guys doing the Florida.The place IS seriously haunted,as are so many old places.Good shots of the beauty of the place.
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.