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bicyclereporter commented about Edmond Town Hall Theater on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

An angel investor just gave a chunk of money to restore the plaster ceiling (for opera) and repair a bathroom.

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Town-Hall-theater-has-an-angel-2413002.php

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bicyclereporter commented about Newport Family Drive-In on Nov 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

well, if you live there or know someone there, you can always look in the city directories of yore…

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bicyclereporter commented about Lyceum Theater on Oct 28, 2011 at 8:13 am

well then, now that the photos are enabled, send away. and i can also get them on file at the Danbury Museum. email:

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bicyclereporter commented about Fine Arts Theater on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Yep. Went by today. All gone.

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bicyclereporter commented about Edmond Town Hall Theater on Jul 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

New website. Www.edmondtownhall.org

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bicyclereporter commented about Bijou Theatre on Jul 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

Finally! Great news. It opened today. I was there the other day and snapped pix. New neon signage and exterior with a box office and concessions stand. The big picture window is open with a new carpet, long draped table and it looks like it’s waiting for tons of people. 3 framed poster signs out front says, “Open Summer 2011”.

And the article: http://www.fairfieldweekly.com/news/connecticut/nm-ff28newsbijou-20110707,0,5745392.story

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bicyclereporter commented about Empire Theatre on Jul 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I will be in Block Island next Wed on a bike vacation. I plan to stop by at both places and take pictures and perhaps take in a movie.

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bicyclereporter commented about Oceanwest Theatre on Jul 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I will be in Block Island next Wed on a bike vacation. I plan to stop by at both places and take pictures and perhaps take in a movie.

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bicyclereporter commented about Edmond Town Hall Theater on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I finally talked to the night manager of the theatre last week. It’s leased for $1 and has been showing movies since 1930, but I may be off by a year or so.

This isn’t really the Town Hall, that is located a few miles down the road in the Fairfield Hills Complex on Primrose Lane.

They make most of their money from the insanely cheap concessions.

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bicyclereporter commented about Fine Arts 4 on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

Mentioned recently in the CT Post. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/The-Light-Touch-Cinemas-remember-reflections-1312676.php

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bicyclereporter commented about Fine Arts 3 on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

Mentioned recently in the CT Post. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/The-Light-Touch-Cinemas-remember-reflections-1312676.php

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bicyclereporter commented about Fine Arts 1 and 2 on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

Mentioned recently in the CT Post. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/The-Light-Touch-Cinemas-remember-reflections-1312676.php

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bicyclereporter commented about Post Cinema on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:35 am

Mentioned in a recent CT Post article on cinema memories. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/The-Light-Touch-Cinemas-remember-reflections-1312676.php

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bicyclereporter commented about Loew's Palace Theatre on Jun 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

They did film inside for a horrible Steven Seagal movie a few years back. There are pictures of the event in the CT Post.

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bicyclereporter commented about Loew's Palace Theatre on Jun 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

It must be new. I was in Bport last week but forgot to check on it.

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bicyclereporter commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:48 am

From a CT Post article on urban blight, picture #11 is the Hippodrome. http://bit.ly/mpDpmM

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bicyclereporter commented about Loew's Palace Theatre on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:10 am

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.

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bicyclereporter commented about Loew's Majestic Theatre on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:08 am

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.

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bicyclereporter commented about Ville Theater on Apr 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

The theater can be seen in this picture near the bottom about the 1955 flood cleanup, just above Lakewood Park.

http://www.freewebs.com/waterbury-ct/northend.htm

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bicyclereporter commented about Imperial Theatre on Apr 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm

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.”

View link

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bicyclereporter commented about Bank Street Theater on Apr 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

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.

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bicyclereporter commented about Palace Theatre on Apr 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

CT Film Fest 2011, Palace pics. View link

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bicyclereporter commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm

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

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bicyclereporter commented about Empress Theatre on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Postcard from 1934 showing Palace and Empress marquees.
Both movies, “Six of a Kind” and “Long Lost Father” are from 1934.

http://yfrog.com/h2e623j

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bicyclereporter commented about Palace Theatre on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Postcard from 1934 showing Palace and Empress marquees.
Both movies, “Six of a Kind” and “Long Lost Father” are from 1934.

http://yfrog.com/h2e623j