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shoeshoe14 commented about Danbury Drive-In on Feb 1, 2005 at 9:42 pm

To confirm some information, according to the 1950 City of Danbury Directory, the Danbury Drive-In was first listed at Federal Road 5 and in 1957 at Federal Road 6. I’m guessing these were lot numbers? and if so, they probably expanded?

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shoeshoe14 commented about Bethel Cinema on Feb 1, 2005 at 9:33 pm

I forgot to add it was not listed in the 1975 Directory. In the 1980 Directory, it’s first listed as Bethel Cinema.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Bethel Cinema on Feb 1, 2005 at 9:31 pm

Correction to the Jerry Lewis incarnation. It was listed in the 1973 City of Danbury Directory as the Jerry Lewis Cinema on Greenwood Avenue.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Crown Cine on Feb 1, 2005 at 9:30 pm

First listed in the 1970 Danbury City Directory as Brandt Cinema, Eagle Road.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Empress Theatre on Feb 1, 2005 at 9:30 pm

The 1967 City Directory doesn’t list the Empress.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Crown Cinema Twin on Feb 1, 2005 at 9:25 pm

The above website is wrong. The 1965 Danbury City Directory lists the theater as The Cinema Theatre on Padanaram Road, but the 1966 doesn’t list it.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Capitol Theatre on Feb 1, 2005 at 9:23 pm

According to the 1959 Danbury City Directory and confirming the above information, it was demolished in 1958 and wasn’t listed in the 1959 directory.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Lyceum Theater on Jan 31, 2005 at 5:00 pm

roger, email me and we’ll see if we can open the fine arts in brookfield for you. as long as you give us assistance credits for your photos! :) ()

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shoeshoe14 commented about Lyceum Theater on Jan 30, 2005 at 7:54 pm

i only saw it in the 1908 directory and no other directories before or after. i guess it could have been live theatre, it didn’t designate. some of the directories would designate which types of events and then some years it would say nothing.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Lyceum Theater on Jan 30, 2005 at 7:03 pm

i went back today and noticed on top of the 2nd floor (1st floor of apartments,) there is a white sculpture, looking like a white police badge that’s 6-sided, almost like a royal crest and it says in white block letters: BEAND 1888. also, i went behind that building and it’s clearly a movie theater with the height in the back towering over me but when you see it in the front it’s quite low, so it was probably the lobby area. it’s the same height in the back as the nearby Empress and Palace.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Dixwell Theatre on Jan 30, 2005 at 6:42 pm

here’s the pic at http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=21829
can someone tell me what style this is? i now work in an office building in danbury with that as the facade.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Strand Theater on Jan 30, 2005 at 3:10 pm

exactly. i went to the site and typed in the address, figuring i would see something on that page that said it was in an old theater or some homage. but nothing.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Times Square Theatre on Jan 30, 2005 at 3:04 pm

i saw this the other day on bike. if you really notice it, behind each billboard you can see the facades underneath of the theaters, esp near the roxy liquor store. what a shame all that bs commercialism and fake sunlight has to hide some beautiful architecture.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 28, 2005 at 1:24 am

From the 1932 Danbury City Directory, the Palace Theater is listed at 165 Main Street. The 1939 City Directory has it showing motion pictures.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 28, 2005 at 12:47 am

Also, according to the 1923 Directory, the Capitol was known as the Taylor Theater at the same address, 2-4 Elm Street which showed motion pictures). The owner was most likely the operator of the Taylor Opera House in Danbury. World famous opera singer Marian Anderson was from Danbury and lived in Danbury until her death in the late 1950s.)

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shoeshoe14 commented about Empress Theatre on Jan 28, 2005 at 12:44 am

I am writing a book, and was doing research at WCSU’s University Archives. Anyway, i was looking at the old city directories, and found additional info on the Empress. From the 1916 Directory, it lists the Empress as a Vaudeville theatre at 157 Main Street. The 1923 Directory lists the Empress as Vaudeville and Motion Pictures at the same address. I am up to the early 1940s and will update again on Tuesday.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 28, 2005 at 12:41 am

I am writing a book, and was doing research at WCSU’s University Archives. Anyway, i was looking at the old city directories, and found info on the Capitol Theater. From the 1924 Directory (publishers, Price and Lee, New Haven), The Capitol Theatre first appeared in the 1924 Directory and showed motion pictures and was located at 2-4 Elm, now a parking lot across the street from Cousin Larry’s Cafe (my stomping ground) at 1 Elm Street. The directory makes note that motion pictures were shown at this time. In the 1925 directory the address is changed to 2 Elm. I am up to the early 1940s and will update again on Tuesday.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Bethel Cinema on Jan 27, 2005 at 12:15 am

The Emerald City Cafe adjoining the cinema closed down 3 months ago. Paul Schulyer, owner of Bethel Cinema has just bought the cafe and they are doing renovations. My friend just told me this info and that he’s the new cafe manager. it should be open soon. the marquee was supposed to be a brand new one a few weeks ago but it’s still down.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Mall Theater on Jan 23, 2005 at 10:49 pm

i just found out my friend from hackettstown just started working at the new one. i’ve emailed her about previous info and history of the previous one before it was torn down and made into a loews.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Shelton Theatre on Jan 18, 2005 at 5:42 pm

so i believe the Fine Arts was a small, regional chain? there was a westport fine arts 1 and 2 and the brookfield fine arts which closed down many years back. check the post i made from a few weeks ago about what we found.

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shoeshoe14 commented about White City Cinemas on Jan 18, 2005 at 4:28 pm

i just want to thank folks who post since i joined a few weeks ago and contributed theater info to where i grew up, visited, and currently live near. if i can’t produce info, give it a few hours and all you folks help out.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Strand Theater on Jan 17, 2005 at 7:09 pm

Yes, here’s a link to the daily record from april 2002 talking about the strand in the music store. View link

The store rebuilt the theater’s interior into its present business in 1987. their website is www.studio-46.com

Another link from the same newspaper date shows the old marquee still intact at View link (third picture down).

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shoeshoe14 commented about Succasunna Cinema 10 on Jan 16, 2005 at 9:14 pm

thanx for the info. i was going to call the theater and inquire myself. i remember the upstairs theaters were small and the ceilings were low. btw, that blockbuster was Atlantic Stationers until the mid-90s when it became blockbuster. if they are going to add an addition, it will be tough since there are wetlands behind it and parking in front. the only way to increase the square footage is to eliminate parking towards the front of the theater. to the left of it is impossible as that’s one of the main roads through the complex. i remember when the whole complex here was just the shop-rite and carters, jamesway, etc with the carnival originally held here before it moved to horseshoe lake. give it up for the sprawlmarts, not!

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shoeshoe14 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Jan 16, 2005 at 9:10 pm

thanx for that info. i forgot to add it was inner and outer. i can’t believe they replaced the inner with stores. it was always packed. the outer closed in 2001? that sucks, it was a great place to see a movie. unfortunately, there’s always a sprawlmart popping up in communities and even within a mall complex to make room for something we don’t need. thanx for posting that info.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Danbury Drive-In on Jan 16, 2005 at 8:37 pm

This is weird, again. I sent in the description a week ago and it was on here, now it’s not! Anyway, i saw this info for this drive-in on www.cinematour.com (or more exact: http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=9449))

According to the site, it was built in 1950. “As you can see, little remains of the Danbury Drive-In. The field is overgrown with bushes taller than my head, though the entrance driveway remains and goes through the field as well. You can also see the concrete blocks that used to line the driveway but are now piled up, and the pine trees planted to separate the drive-in from the road.”

I ride down Federal Road everyday and haven’t noticed an empty plot of land in many years due to the sprawl marts everywhere.