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

Their new webpage is: http://operahousetheaternewportri.org/

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

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

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

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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.

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

Some more info at the Sedlewick’s Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgwick_Theater

It seems they had a webpage which is now defunct (the Wikipedia mpage has a link to the Archive.org 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 (http://quintessencetheatre.org/) which has an active calendar of events.

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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.

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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.

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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. http://regal-ballroom.com/index.html

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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.

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

Direct link to the interior/exterior photogalleryes mentioned above:

http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2012/10/never-before-seen-photos-of-rko-palace-theater-part1/

ADDITIONAL GALLERY:

http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2012/10/loews-theater-rochesters-other-lost-movie-palace/

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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.