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spectrum commented about Ritz Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Looks like they are under new management – the new website (http://www.ritztheatre.net/) says upcoming event info is on its way. There were three events in November 2014. The gallery has a lot of great interior photos.

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spectrum commented about Interboro Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Current Google street and aerial views show a large building at this site – doesn’t really look like a theatre. At any rate, there are windows throughout so if it was, it looks like it was completely gutted.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

From the photos I have seen, the interior of this Orpheum has been stripped to the brick walls – a long and narrow auditorium.

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spectrum commented about Paramount on Jan 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Their website: http://paramountny.com/

The website has some great interior photos – it’s all a new urban industrial look – probably no old décor was left to save. It’s a good modern design though.

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spectrum commented about Glove Theater on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

The restoration seems to be going very well – from the official page’s photo gallery, it looks like they’ve basically finished restoring the interior décor – looks great!

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spectrum commented about Showplace Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

It looks like currently the theatre is mainly rented out for events. Their webpage (http://www.showplacebuffalo.com/) does have a photo of the façade which has been nicely restored (Much better than the old photos in the cinematreasures gallery)

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spectrum commented about North Park Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The following link shows some nice interior photos featuring the extensive restoration carried out in 2013-2014. They also upgraded the infrastructure and put in digital projection.

http://www.northparktheatre.org/about/

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spectrum commented about Forum Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:16 pm

The Forum was built in 1919.

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spectrum commented about KiMo Theater on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm

The official webpage links to some nice interior photos – interesting to see that the original proscenium arch has been re-created; the original was destroyed in a fire in the 1950s and was replaced by simple curtained walls – nice to see the original back with the native American symbols.

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spectrum commented about Mayfair Triplex on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Interesting from the aerial view: Long lobby and then you turn left to enter the auditorium – fairly wide auditorium. But then the stage house is backing up against the street – surprising to see valuable street frontage taken up with the stagehouse!

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spectrum commented about Mayfair Triplex on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

The current Google Street View, the front is still in great shape, can still look through clear glass on the doors – nothing’s boarded up. I wonder if it’s currently being used for anything. A very ornate façade which (although completely painted white) is still in very good shape.

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spectrum commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Nice photos at their new website:

http://plattsburgharts.org/?page_id=264

They’ve done much of their renovations and the auditorium looks great!

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spectrum commented about Lyric Theatre on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Looks like the building is closed since the Opera company moved to the Kauffmann in 2011. Their website does not indicate if they still own the building or what its current status is.

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spectrum commented about Nor Shor Theatre on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:54 am

Looks like the link I mentioned above was inaccurate. According to the Nor-Shor’s website, renovations are still underway.

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spectrum commented about Nor Shor Theatre on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:51 am

According to the below article, the Nor-Shor reopened in 2013 after a $29,000,000 restoration.

http://www.startribune.com/local/267716471.html

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spectrum commented about Regent Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 7:22 pm

The Regent was built in 1916, according to their website.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm

According to their video on their website, the restoration is mostly finished now; I believe the bulk was finished by 2011.

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spectrum commented about Congress Theater on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Is the Congress Theatre close?? Their website is down.

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spectrum commented about Paramount Theatre on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm

The restored organ had its first concert in March 2014.

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spectrum commented about Circle Cinemas on Dec 18, 2014 at 7:28 pm

As of September 2014, the Circle Cinema building is still standing.

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spectrum commented about Loew's Victoria Theatre on Nov 27, 2014 at 7:46 pm

From the Google Street View from 126th street (dated September 2014) the auditorium has been demolished and the new tower (about 8 floors) has been built. The street view on 125th street (from 2013) shows the lobby portion of the Victoria still standing. I hope they keep the interior architecture.

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spectrum commented about Grand Warner Theatre on Sep 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm

The website for the Grand Warner Trust is:

http://grandwarnertheatretrust.org/

The theatre itself has a Facebook page with some recent interior photos at:

https://www.facebook.com/grandwarner

The Facebook page has a lot more recent news and postings. Unfortunately the Trust’s webpage doesn’t have much recent news – the trust was formed in 2008 according to their webpage. From the photos at the Facebook site, the interior looks in excellent shape and is quite ornate – looks like it’s the original color scheme!

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spectrum commented about Avalon Theater on Sep 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Direct Link to the Avalon Theatre webpage:

http://www.timescinema.com/avalon-theater.html

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spectrum commented about Avalon Theater on Sep 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm

According to this May 2014 article, the renovation is well underway, with reopening planned for August:

http://www.jsonline.com/business/a-star-is-reborn-restoration-of-landmark-avalon-theater-in-full-swing-b99278646z1-260962901.html

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spectrum commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:38 am

Their official webpage is http://www.kingstheatre.com/

Their facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/KingsTheatreBklyn

The facebook page has a lot of restoration news and photos.