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From a CT Post article on urban blight, the sister theaters are mentioned in the “theater district ” section. http://bit.ly/mpDpmM
Picture #11 isn’t mentioned by name but is the Hippodrome Theater on Stratford Avenue, which was in operation from 1907-1964.
The theater can be seen in this picture near the bottom about the 1955 flood cleanup, just above Lakewood Park.
There’s a great local piece about this theater in our alt-weekly from last week, and this marquee, along with many others are in the former Augusta, GA author’s book, “Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theater Paintings of Davis Cone.”
The former Kent Film Festival was held this year in New Milford and renamed Litchfield Hill Film Festival. Better location too. Bank Street Theater’s Theater #2 was one screening venue as was The Maxx and the upstairs program room at the Library.
CT Film Fest 2011, Palace pics. View link
Here they are:
1) what the property looked like before http://yfrog.com/h2tcd1j
2) Exterior http://yfrog.com/h6ieb5j
3) Lobby http://yfrog.com/h69p83j
4) View of orchestra/balcony http://yfrog.com/h205pzj
5) Stage (from balcony) http://yfrog.com/h2sg26j
Postcard from 1934 showing Palace and Empress marquees.
Both movies, “Six of a Kind” and “Long Lost Father” are from 1934.
I struck gold! I was researching today for a doc I’m producing and Diane at the Museum showed me an old postcard of the 1934 blizzard with the Empress and Palace marquees visible.
I’ll post them later today as well as photocopies of pics (the person didn’t want to donate) of the Capitol’s exterior and INTERIOR! Not ornate at all.
I struck gold! I was researching today for a doc I’m producing and Diane at the Museum showed me photocopies of pics (the person didn’t want to donate) of the Capitol’s exterior and INTERIOR! Not ornate at all.
I’ll post them later today. (I also have one of the 1934 blizzard with the Empress and Palace marquees visible).
It was originally built as an Art Deco facade department store.
Believing is not definitive. You should go to the library/local history room and look up the directories under “theaters” and find when it stopped being listed.
The Grateful Dead played here on 10/29/71.
Was also a concert venue for rock shows. The Grateful Dead played here on 2/2/70, 3/17-3/18, 12/9-10,‘71 and 10/17-19, 1972.
Confirmation of original name…scroll down. View link
Great update on the Palace renovations and cost. View link
The Grateful Dead played here on July 23, Sept 29/30 1967
The Grateful Dead played here on Feb 25, 1966.
This was also used as a performance hall for rock concerts. The Grateful Dead played here on November 6 and 7, 1971.
Ross, Danbury. Found all the old ones in the city directory. Others too.
“Ken and the site’s contributors have now added every cinema to have ever operated in the London/Greater London area, making this the first city on Cinema Treasures to have a fully comprehensive listing.”
You may want to rephrase that as I’ve cross referenced all years in city directories in my area for any and all theaters to present day.
Been waiting a week for that! I purposely posted mine as a few before 30k hoping for a piece. Oh well. Congrats all!
In response to an old post on here about “the rumble of the trains and the Dead’s music causing plaster dust to fall down”…this may be true. Documented on Closing of Winterland DVD and in several GD books and interviews, Phil Lesh’s bass was homemade and one time during soundcheck, he hit the perfect note and a huge chunk of plaster fell from the ceiling.