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Roger Katz commented about Rent/Buy Historic Theater For Just $1.00 on May 26, 2005 at 7:40 pm

The theatre is listed here on Cinema Treasures at /theaters/2426/

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Roger Katz commented about Madison Theater on May 26, 2005 at 7:34 pm

Any word on any progress?

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Roger Katz commented about Rent/Buy Historic Theater For Just $1.00 on May 26, 2005 at 7:34 pm

That 100-seat comment is erroneous. It should probably be 1000-seat. I went to college in New London and I’ve always said that if I won the $200 million Powerball then I’d love to restore this theatre. I’m sure whoever buys it will not use it as a theatre. It can’t be a live performance venue because the Garde Theatre is right around the corner. Southeastern Connecticut desperately needs an art cinema, but 1000 seats is a bit too big for that. Maybe it could be carved up into a multiplex and show art films, but that would not honor the original interior. Whatever happens to it, it is going to cost many millions of dollars to renovate whether as a theatre, cinema, or some other use (retail, condos, etc.)

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Roger Katz commented about Acme Theatre on May 24, 2005 at 1:28 pm

Space for lease in the former Acme at http://listing.loopnet.com/13992532

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Roger Katz commented about Harrison Cinema on May 24, 2005 at 1:19 pm

Gutted and for rent at http://listing.loopnet.com/14153891 for $11,250 per month.

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Roger Katz commented about Stadium Theatre on May 24, 2005 at 1:00 pm

For sale at http://listing.loopnet.com/14119465 for $2,300,000.

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Roger Katz commented about Olympic Theater Concert Hall on May 24, 2005 at 12:52 pm

For sale at http://listing.loopnet.com/14211693 for $3,300,000.

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Roger Katz commented about Bijou Theatre on May 20, 2005 at 5:12 am

This listing should be changed to Bijou Theatre and listed as renovating. It is scheduled to reopen this summer.

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Roger Katz commented about United Theatre on May 5, 2005 at 4:02 am

The United has been sold. Close to $1 million worth of renovations are expected to take place before it reopens as a combination cinema/live theatre.

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Roger Katz commented about State Theatre on Apr 12, 2005 at 5:30 pm

Good luck with the State! I’ll be there next week to take photos.

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Roger Katz commented about Dixwell Theatre on Apr 8, 2005 at 4:13 am

Was it the Whitney Cinema at http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=19026 which is now condos and retail?

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Roger Katz commented about Did Any Of These Boston Theatres Show Movies? on Apr 6, 2005 at 1:05 pm

Check on CinemaTour.com – any Boston theatres listed there showed movies (I edited the Boston listings there and verified any listed had actually showed films.)

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Roger Katz commented about State Cinema on Apr 6, 2005 at 3:51 am

The plan to show art films has been abandoned along with plans for two more screens. The State Cinema is – and will remain – a twin showing sub-run.

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Roger Katz commented about Colonial Theatre on Apr 1, 2005 at 7:16 pm

McElfatrick designed the interior while Vance designed the exterior.

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Roger Katz commented about Pioneer Theater on Mar 18, 2005 at 5:58 am

Actually http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/ gets you to the main page of the Pioneer Theater rather than the theater info page.

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Roger Katz commented about Cameo Theater on Mar 14, 2005 at 3:50 am

That article says the Cameo closed in the early-80’s which is obviously false. If you look at my photos at http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=7164 you will see a movie poster still displayed there for a film that, according to IMDb, was released in late 1995.

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Roger Katz commented about Royal Theatre on Mar 8, 2005 at 3:53 am

See article at View link . Status should be changed to restoring.

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theatre on Feb 24, 2005 at 6:04 pm

Where in West Hartford? And what other theatres does it mention?

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Roger Katz commented about Star Theatre on Feb 22, 2005 at 5:26 am

Lost: Where can you do that kind of real estate search?

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Roger Katz commented about Jacques Opera House on Feb 21, 2005 at 7:55 pm

Actually t the Jacques opened in 1885.

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Roger Katz commented about Theaters Listed for Sale on the Web on Feb 21, 2005 at 6:45 am

If you want it updated feel free to go right ahead and do the research required. I don’t have the time right now to put together another listing. Many of the theatres above still appear to be for sale. The Madison in Albany is only asking $399,000 now.

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Roger Katz commented about Elite Theatre on Feb 8, 2005 at 7:44 am

Back in 1909 ALL cinemas were one screen.

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Roger Katz commented about Lyceum Theater on Feb 8, 2005 at 4:49 am

I drove by this building after I went to the Danbury Trashers game on Sunday. It really does not look like a theatre. if there was a theatre in here it must’ve been of the storerfront variety.

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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?