Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Rivoli Theater on Jul 13, 2004 at 7:27 pm

Anyone know if this has reopened as a nightclub or did they run out of money midstream?

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Roger Katz commented about Real Art Ways Cinema on Jul 2, 2004 at 7:30 pm

I love going to movies at Real Art Ways. They would like to add a second screen if they can raise money for it.

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Roger Katz commented about Crown Cine on Jun 25, 2004 at 7:08 am

This theatre was also known as the Brandt Cine. It did close in 1999. The sign was still standing as of the last time I was there in 2002. I believe a hotel was built on the former theatre site.

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Roger Katz commented about Bing Arts Center on Jun 14, 2004 at 7:17 pm

Michael, do you know what plagarism is? Please do not use my words without my permission or at least giving me credit for them rather than passing them off as your own. As you can see from the website where you “borrowed” the above description of this theatre from, they are copyrighted.

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Roger Katz commented about Bantam Cinema on Jun 12, 2004 at 7:11 pm

Bantam is a borough within the town of Litchfield.

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Roger Katz commented about Little Theatre on Jun 12, 2004 at 7:09 pm

You are correct. It is on the National Register.

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Roger Katz commented about Shelton Theatre on Jun 12, 2004 at 7:08 pm

It was actually the Shelton Fine Arts

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Roger Katz commented about Ville Theater on Jun 12, 2004 at 7:04 pm

It is in the Waterville section of Waterbury. There is no such town as Westbury, although it was the name Watertown was known by a couple hundred years ago.

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Roger Katz commented about Loew's Majestic Theatre on May 22, 2004 at 6:31 pm

I’d be shocked if this ad were for the Majestic in Bridgeport. Bridgeport is too far awaway from Hartford, especially in 1921, for a Hartford paper to run an ad for a Bridgeport theatre. Maybe the ad was for the Majestic on Asylum Avenue in Hartford?

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Roger Katz commented about Alcazar Theatre Building For Sale on May 10, 2004 at 10:41 am

NINETEEN MILLION DOLLARS???????????????????????? That is INSANE!

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Roger Katz commented about Victory Theatre on Apr 28, 2004 at 12:43 pm

It changed its name to Victory after the US victory in World War 2.

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theater on Apr 25, 2004 at 9:24 am

This should be listed as the Palace Theater. Its official website is http://palacetheaterct.org/

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theater on Apr 24, 2004 at 5:13 am

C.M. Brown: As a born and raised West Hartford citizen (lived there from 1976 through 1997) who still lives within a 40 minute drive I would like to help save the Elm. How do I join your campaign?

The only interior shots that I know of that may exist are owned by the Perakos family which had promised to send them to me, but never did.

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theater on Apr 23, 2004 at 7:15 pm

Walgreens wants to use the existing building, but I think the town wants them to demolish it and build new so that they can realign a tricky intersection. Currently everything is being held up in planning and zoning I believe. I love the Elm since it was the only movie theatre in West Hartford, the town in which I grew up. After it closed I contacted a representative of the owner to ask for permission to take interior photos to preserve the building’s history. The owners refused. I asked if I could buy any memoribilia from the theatre. Nothing is for sale. The Perakos family who owned this theatre, along with the Southington Drive-In, are apparently money-grubbing leeches who have a bad reputation among theatre people here in CT. Anyway, more of my photos of the Elm can be found at http://www.cinematour.com/tour_us.php?id=496 . I especially like the photo of the marquee all lit up at night.

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theater on Apr 23, 2004 at 5:22 pm

As can be seen in the photo above the Elm is in a strip. I think it may have been able to succeed as an art house, but could'ves and maybes are irrelevant now that Walgreen’s owns it and has gutted it in preparation for turning it into a pharmacy.

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Roger Katz commented about Proctor's Theatre on Apr 23, 2004 at 7:13 am

Actually, Warren, this theatre is Proctors, not Proctor’s.

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Roger Katz commented about Falcon Theatre on Apr 23, 2004 at 5:01 am

The former Falcon Theatre is now used as athe Arkadia nightclub. Their website is at http://www.clubarkadia.com/ .

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Roger Katz commented about Eastwood Theatre on Apr 22, 2004 at 7:21 pm

This should be listed as OPEN as the Stage East Cafe nightclub.

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Roger Katz on Apr 15, 2004 at 4:06 pm

This theatre in the Thompsonville section of Enfield is already listed on Cinema Treasures. It is at /theaters/3070/

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Roger Katz commented about Loew's Yonkers Theatre on Apr 15, 2004 at 4:05 pm

The former Brandt Theatre is demolished.

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Roger Katz commented about Bijou Theatre on Apr 15, 2004 at 4:03 pm

Philip Kuchma of Kuchma Corp. os working to save this theatre according to a recent Connecticut Post article. Try giving him a call.

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Roger Katz commented about Keith-Albee Theatre on Apr 12, 2004 at 1:52 pm

The lobby building still stands, and in the parking lot behind the lobby you can see a small part of the remains of one of the theatre walls.

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Roger Katz commented about The Castle Cinema Slated To Close? on Apr 12, 2004 at 1:50 pm

I’m surprised to see the Castle is having trouble. I thought the cinema cafe concept was a good one, even though Providence also has the Cable Car Cinema & Cafe. The Castle NEVER should have stopped showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show which they dropped last year after a long run.

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Roger Katz commented about State Cinema on Apr 11, 2004 at 5:46 am

Also, that date up top that says it opened in 1927 is the date it started showing movies, but it was around as a legitimate theatre before that.

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Roger Katz commented about State Cinema on Apr 11, 2004 at 5:45 am

This should be listed as the State Cinema, not the State Theater.

The theatre’s second screen just opened last week in it’s former stagehouse. The new auditorium seats 97 people and has stadium seating. A hallway had to be cut through the main auditorium to allow access. Seats were removed for this hallway and because the city will not allow the State Cinema to add any more seats. Total seating capacity is 500.

The other two screens that were to have been built in the basement have been delayed due to difficulties, and may never actually be constructed. So, this theatre should be listed as a twin rather than a fourplex.