Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Fine Arts Theater on Feb 7, 2005 at 5:39 am

Isn’t the address for this actually 106 Federal Road?

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Roger Katz commented about Coronet Theatre Will Close On Feb 10th on Feb 5, 2005 at 4:48 am

Why are cities still knocking down these movie houses? Haven’t they learned the lessons from all those towns who knocked them down decades ago and wish they had them back? Or the cities who DIDN’T knock them down and are so glad that they didn’t?

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Roger Katz commented about Carmike Bloomfield on Feb 3, 2005 at 12:30 pm

Also, it opened in 1996, not 1999.

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Roger Katz commented about Carmike Bloomfield on Feb 3, 2005 at 12:30 pm

It is in the Wintonbury Mall (there’s a spelling mistake in the listing above.) Chain is entertainment Cinemas.

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Roger Katz commented about Entertainment Cinemas Seymour Cinema 12 on Feb 3, 2005 at 12:29 pm

The chain should be listed as Entertainment Cinemas.

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Roger Katz commented about AMC Loews Plainville 20 + IMAX on Feb 3, 2005 at 12:28 pm

At 20 screens, this is the largest theatre in Connecticut.

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Roger Katz commented about Lyceum Theater on Jan 31, 2005 at 3:44 am

Frequently in that era a theatre that you find was only around for a year or two was one of those old storefront movie theatres. Maybe that was it. I don’t know. I’ll check out the building when I’m in Danbury this coming Sunday.

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Roger Katz commented about Lyceum Theater on Jan 30, 2005 at 5:39 pm

Did you find any evidence that the Lyceum was a movie theatre? Perhaps it was just a live theatre. In the old city directories movie theatres often were designated as having moving pictures, but not always.

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Roger Katz commented about Shaughnessy Theater on Jan 22, 2005 at 12:40 pm

Was this previously a movie theatre under a different name?

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Roger Katz commented about Wall Street Theatre on Jan 19, 2005 at 8:51 am

This was known as the Norwalk Theatre in its early days.

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Roger Katz commented about Fine Arts 1 and 2 on Jan 19, 2005 at 3:47 am

This theatre is now a Restoration Hardware store.

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Roger Katz commented about Waterbury Cinema on Jan 18, 2005 at 1:15 pm

The mall had a three screen cinema (maybe four at a later time). The ten screen cinema behind the mall still exists as the Holiday Cinemas 10 which are, in my opinion, the best kept cinemas in Connecticut.

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Roger Katz commented about Danbury Drive-In on Jan 16, 2005 at 7:03 pm

http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=9449 is the correct link.

The comment quoted above is mine and remains my intellectual property.

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Roger Katz commented about Danbury Drive-In on Jan 16, 2005 at 7:03 pm

http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=9449 is the correct link

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Roger Katz commented about Member Comment Histories Will Return! on Jan 12, 2005 at 6:17 pm

Regarding recent comments, I would like the a way to see the list of theatres with recent comments along with their location as is done for new and updated theatres. For example, when I see Palace Theatre, I don’t know if it is one in Connecticut (which I’d care to read about), California (which I wouldn’t care to read about), or somewhere in between. It would make it easier than having to click on the theatre link to see which one it is.

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Roger Katz commented about State Theatre on Jan 6, 2005 at 5:30 am

The State Theatre once again closed down in late 2004.

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Roger Katz commented about Fine Arts Theater on Jan 4, 2005 at 7:54 am

Wow! I definitely need to go visit this place sometime!

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Roger Katz commented about Crystal Theatre on Dec 31, 2004 at 7:20 am

As I said above, it closed in the 1930’s, so unless you are quite elderly you wouldn’t have heard about it. I’m not sure if it was a storefront theatre or if an auditorium was carved out of space inside this building or what.

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Roger Katz commented about Happy New Year! on Dec 31, 2004 at 7:18 am

er…spelling mistakes Straford should be Stratford and gutten should be gutted, sorry.

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Roger Katz commented about Happy New Year! on Dec 31, 2004 at 7:16 am

Here are the hellos, goodbyes, and welcome backs in 2004 in Connecticut. (Cinemas opening, closing, oe reopening).

Hello:
The 5-screen Criterion Cinemas opens in downtown New Haven.

Goodbye:
Milford Quad Cinemas in Milford close due to new Cinema de Lux slated to open in 2006.
The Palace Theatre (formerly the Roger Sherman, when it showed movies) in New Haven closes.
The single screen Forest Theatre in West Haven closes down.

Welcome back:
The State Theatre in Jewett City remodels and reopens with new ownership.
The Avon Theatre in Stamford reopens after an extensive (and expensive) restoration.
The Thomas Lamb designed Palace Theater in Waterbury reopens as a live venue after being dark for 18 years. Close to $20 million is spent to restore and renovate the theatre.

Changes:
Loews Danbury 10 adds four screens and converts all auditoriums to stadium seating.
Darien Playhouse converts the lobby and part of the auditoriums to retail reopening with two much smaller auditoriums.
The former Hoyts Enfield Cinemas 12 is sold to National Amusements.
Former Hoyts theatres in Hartford, Wilton, and New Canaan are all sold to Crown Theatres.
A Brazilian restaurant opens behind the facade of the former Colonial Theatre in Hartford.
The Bank Street Theatre in New Milford in purchased by Garden Homes Management.
GHM also adds a second screen in the former stage area to the State Cinema in Stamford.
The Bijou Theatre (aka Downtown Cinema) in Bridgeport and Colonial Theatre in Canaan begin restorations.
The Southington Drive-In is sold to the town for park land. One screen is demolished. The other will begin showing “movies in the park” in 2006.
The Straford Stadium 14 is sold to Regal by Entertainment Cinemas.
The lobby of the Ville Theatre in Waterbury is demolished.
The Watertown Drive-In’s two remaining screens are torn down.
The Elm Theatre in West Hartford is gutten despite efforts from local residents to save it.

Things slated to occur in 2005:
Cinema North opens an 8 screen multiplex in Storrs.
Holiday Cinemas opens a 10-screen cinema in Wallingford.
O'Neil Theatres opens a 12-screen cinema in Lisbon.
Cine 1-2-3-4 in New Haven closes down.
Forestville Theatres in Bristol closes down.

I’d love to hear about changes that occured in other states as well!

Roger Katz
Roger Katz commented about Monroe Theatre on Dec 26, 2004 at 5:33 am

There’s a photo of the former theatre today at View link

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Roger Katz commented about Rivoli Theater on Dec 26, 2004 at 4:48 am

Over a year after renovations have begun the building’s exterior looks no different. Even the marquee lettering advertising movies and their admission prices has not changed.

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Roger Katz commented about Happy Holidays From Cinema Treasures! on Dec 24, 2004 at 5:18 pm

(Incidentally, “stocking stouffer”? Is the book some new kind of Lean Cuisine?)

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Roger Katz commented about Happy Holidays From Cinema Treasures! on Dec 24, 2004 at 5:17 pm

All the movies around lately seem to suck. Spanglish might be okay, and I’ll probably see Meet The Fockers since Meet The Parents was good, but other than that moviegoing these days is a vast wasteland.

This whole year kind of stunk for motion pictures. The two I would rank as my favorites this year were I’m Not Scared and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Two movies I’m looking forward to that will be playing just after the holidays are The Woodsman and Goodbye Dragon Inn.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz commented about Clockwork Repertory Theatre on Dec 23, 2004 at 10:59 am

Seating capacity is 172. This theatre has been the Clockwork Repertory Theater with live shows since 1977 meaning it stopped showing films sometime before that.