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spectrum commented about State Theatre on Apr 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

The theatre is owned by the Broadway Theatre Group which also owns the Los Angeles, Tower and Palace Theatres.

The webpage is:

The theatre is still rented by the Cathedral of Faith and is not currently available for other bookings or film shoots. But the webpage has a couple nice interior photos and it looks like it has recently been repainted in a nice, more colorful color scheme.

spectrum commented about Tower Theatre on Apr 22, 2015 at 6:47 pm

They have a facebook page at

No word on renovations but they are having occasional concerts and the Tower is again available for rental and film shoots.

spectrum commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Apr 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The Million Dollar Theatre is again available for rental, for events, private functions and film shoots. It is also showing classic movies recently on a more or less monthly basis. Website is It is run as part of the “Grand Central Square Project” which includes the apartments above the theatre, the adjacent Grand Central Market, and Grand Central Square and adjacent parking garage. Good to see it is still in use!

spectrum commented about Orpheum Theatre on Apr 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Latest on their website: Opening planned for Fall 2015.

spectrum commented about UA Quartet on Mar 17, 2015 at 11:26 am

Trying to figure if this still stands. The google map takes us to a parking lot but immediately next to it is a building that looks like a theatre from the air (very tiny stagehouse) which is now a Chinese supermarket.

spectrum commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Appears to be dormant – website very outdated. Is it still open?

spectrum commented about Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Lots of new updated renovation information in this article:

Overall it will be a $16,000,000 project; over 1 million recently done including marquee, new roof, etc. Are doing a couple major fundraisers to allow them to proceed to the next steps. The theatre’s new official website is

spectrum commented about Avalon Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm

They have opened! First run movies under an atmospheric sky!

spectrum commented about Moore Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

The Moore is owned by the Seattle Theatre Group, the same group that owns the Paramount and the Neptune.

spectrum commented about Aztec Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

From their seating charts, it looks like a fair amount of the orchestra seating has been removed for standing room, tables and the bar.

spectrum commented about Martini Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

As of June 2013 google street view, the theatre is still there – no changes.

spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm

I don’t believe the theatre ever opened. There is no webpage that I can find anywhere- the link above for the BSPA’s restoration page no longer exists. At the Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts page ( they make no mention of the Capitol – instead they are focusing on renovating another historic building as their new academy. The Google Street View (2014) shows the building still boarded up.

spectrum commented about Opera House on Jan 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Their new webpage is:

They have a gallery with a lot of interior photos – the place will be wonderful when restored!

spectrum commented about Columbia Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

The direct link to their theatre page is here: It looks like renovations are continuing despite some fundraising challenges; the main auditorium theatre dome has been replastered.

spectrum commented about Lando-Grand Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

That picture above must be from another theatre – it looks much larger than 600 seats.

spectrum commented about Sedgwick Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Some more info at the Sedlewick’s Wikipedia page:

It seems they had a webpage which is now defunct (the Wikipedia mpage has a link to the version) – also at one time the “Sedgewick Theatre” and “sedgewick cultural center” became separate entities. Currently, the theatre is being used by the Quintessance Theatre Group ( which has an active calendar of events.

spectrum commented about Logan Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

The photos in the gallery (above) show a lot of work has already been done – the re-painting is beautiful! Looks like good progress is being made.

spectrum commented about Roosevelt Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

September 2014 Google Street View: Building is now vacant, available for lease as retail or office space.

spectrum commented about Regal Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm

They did a complete renovation/restoration in 2013. It’s really beautiful and they’ve kept the original décor – a really nice job! Click on their photo gallery tab for new photos.

spectrum commented about Valentine Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm

A couple of before and after photos on their website. It looks like a lot of the lobby décor is original, and the auditorium looks mostly new, but from the before photo, not much was left restoring anyway- the previous renovations were fairly bland. It looks nice now.

spectrum commented about Loew's Rochester Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Direct link to the interior/exterior photogalleryes mentioned above:


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

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

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.

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.

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

Their website:

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.