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Roger Katz commented about Theater Marquee Sign for sale Must Act Soon!!! on Jun 30, 2005 at 11:55 pm

How much do you want for it?

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Roger Katz commented about Torrington Drive-In on Jun 30, 2005 at 10:26 am

The Torrington Drive-In closed in the 1980’s (I think), but its screen still stands. You can also see the foundation where the snack bar used to be. The marquee stands, but its covered up by a sign advertising a “Connecticut Bike Week” from years past. The screen is nearly blocked by the tall pine trees that have grown up in front of it. The trees at the back of the lot, however, have been removed. The drive-in property was under consideration for the site of the new Litchfield County Courthouse, but they have decided to build that elsewhere.

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Roger Katz commented about Pastime Theatre on Jun 27, 2005 at 11:02 pm

Gerald, have you checked to confirm that all these old storefront moviehouses you post are actually demolished? I have found here, in Connecticut, that the buildings that housed storefront theatres sometimes remain.

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Roger Katz commented about Showcase Cinemas East Hartford on Jun 24, 2005 at 5:39 pm

I thought this cinema opened early to mid-70’s.

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theatre on Jun 24, 2005 at 8:37 am

Please send me the photos too. Click on my name for contact info.

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Roger Katz commented about Candlelite-Pix Drive-In on Jun 21, 2005 at 9:08 am

Oh, yeah. I forgot that this most surely was a twin. One screen was the Candlelite and the other screen was the Pix.

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Roger Katz commented about Candlelite-Pix Drive-In on Jun 20, 2005 at 11:45 pm

Wasn’t this called the Candlelite Pix?

110 River St.

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Roger Katz commented about Kent Cinema on Jun 10, 2005 at 2:43 am

The lobby is now used for retail.

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Roger Katz commented about Park Hill Theatre on Jun 10, 2005 at 2:43 am

What’s Cinema 5?

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Roger Katz commented about Bow-Tie Criterion Cinemas on Jun 1, 2005 at 12:00 pm

Yes. There operator is in place. An announcement will be made tomorrow (June 2), I’ve heard.

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Roger Katz commented about Bow-Tie Criterion Cinemas on Jun 1, 2005 at 2:26 am

Personally I hate stadium seating and find it hard to watch a movie without becoming sore in it. They are also usually far away. I refuse to sit in stadium seats. In a theatre that has them I’ll sit in the front rows that have normal seating. The Criterion does not use stadium seating due to low ceilings (although the second floor ended up being removed). Also, they attract a large number of seniors during the day who do not want to have to climb up steps.

As for Cinema City I don’t think it will last too much longer as a new competitor is opening up nearby in 2007.

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Roger Katz commented about Rent/Buy Historic Theater For Just $1.00 on May 27, 2005 at 3:40 am

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

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Roger Katz commented about Madison Theater on May 27, 2005 at 3:34 am

Any word on any progress?

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Roger Katz commented about Rent/Buy Historic Theater For Just $1.00 on May 27, 2005 at 3:34 am

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 9:28 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 9:19 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 9:00 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 8:52 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 1:12 pm

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 12:02 pm

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 13, 2005 at 1:30 am

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 12:13 pm

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 9:05 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 11:51 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 2, 2005 at 4:16 am

McElfatrick designed the interior while Vance designed the exterior.