Comments from ghamilton

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ghamilton commented about Strand Theatre on Mar 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

The 2009 photo mentions the RIO.Why isn’t it listed???

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ghamilton commented about Byrd Theatre on Feb 17, 2011 at 12:25 am

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.

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ghamilton commented about Isis Theater on Feb 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

It isn’t there anymore.

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ghamilton commented about Armory Drive 3 on Feb 17, 2011 at 12:11 am

Franklin is in BAD shape due to the closing of the paper mill that was the area’s largest employer.

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ghamilton commented about Grove Drive-In on Jan 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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.

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ghamilton commented about Imperial Theatre on Dec 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

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,

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ghamilton commented about Imperial Theatre on Dec 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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.

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ghamilton commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

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.

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ghamilton commented about Perkins Opera House on Nov 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I know there was a BRICK theater on or near the square in 1960.Maybe LM’s pic is that building?

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ghamilton commented about Majestic Theatre on Oct 15, 2010 at 12:13 am

THIS theater’s demise is a crime.

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ghamilton commented about Westover Theatre on Sep 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm

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.

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ghamilton commented about Academy Of Fine Arts on Aug 31, 2010 at 3:24 am

I was told today that they need additional fund raising and the economy is hitting them hard.

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ghamilton commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 31, 2010 at 3:22 am

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.

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ghamilton commented about State Theatre on Aug 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

The only thing that appears to be happening is that the sign saying great things are coming has been “freshened”.

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ghamilton commented about Westover Theatre on Aug 21, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Somewhat similar to the Westhampton. Kept in good repair.SHOULD have remained a theater.The area needs one.

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ghamilton commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Aug 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Amy,your site is great.Thanks for the tip.Can’t wait for the finished project to change the area for the coming generations.

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ghamilton commented about Cinemas 5 on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm

SWEETEST lady runs this.Took 6 grand sons to see SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Fri.aft.Very good value.

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ghamilton commented about Vernal Theatre on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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.

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ghamilton commented about Bath Theater on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

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.

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ghamilton commented about Byrd Theatre on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Article today in Richmond Times about the “delicate” finacial condition of the Byrd.Time to put money where mouth resides.

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ghamilton commented about Essex 5 Cinemas on May 24, 2010 at 1:35 am

SOMEONE SHOULD LIST THE LOVELY OLD THEATER IN “DOWNTOWN”.

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ghamilton commented about Uinta Theater on Apr 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

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.

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ghamilton commented about Paramount Theater on Apr 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm

When was the horrible “modernizing” of this theater carried out??Destroyed the character ,for sure.

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ghamilton commented about Utah Theatre on Apr 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Utah media reports,such as on KSL site,indicate that Ballam’s co.needs money badly,as the economy has dried up the normal deep pockets of the Utah finacial elites.Renovation on the Utah has been halted till the coffers start to fill again. How sad for Logan.By the way,the renovation will lower seating to 350.

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ghamilton commented about Lyon's State Theatre on Feb 25, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Yes,I was in Franklin last week.( I wander willy-nilly) It is NOW being used as a church,again.