Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Happy Holidays From Cinema Treasures! on Dec 24, 2004 at 7:18 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 7:17 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.

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Roger Katz commented about Clockwork Repertory Theatre on Dec 23, 2004 at 12:59 pm

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.

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Roger Katz commented about Berlin Drive-In on Dec 22, 2004 at 5:51 am

I vaguely remember driving by the Berlin Drive-In once in it’s X-rated days just before it closed and seeing the screen and the fence. It was right down the road from the Hartford Drive-In and the Pike Drive-In. This would have been in the mid- to late-80’s.

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Roger Katz commented about Southington Drive-In on Dec 21, 2004 at 7:45 pm

The Southington Drive-In closed after the 2002 season because the owners wanted to make a killing selling this property even though the drive-in was still profitable. Screen 1 has already been removed. While screen 2 remains, the property will become parking for enarby Recreation Park and will be used for flea markets, fairs, and the like.

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Roger Katz commented about Roseville Theatre on Dec 20, 2004 at 6:33 am

For sale for $1.3 million at View link

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Roger Katz commented about Ahrya Fine Arts Cinema on Dec 20, 2004 at 6:31 am

For sale for $3,000,000 View link

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Roger Katz commented about Granada Theatre on Dec 20, 2004 at 6:24 am

For sale at View link

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Roger Katz commented about Bal Theatre on Dec 20, 2004 at 6:19 am

For sale for $750,000 at

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Roger Katz commented about Miller Theatre on Dec 20, 2004 at 6:16 am

For sale at

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Roger Katz commented about UC Theatre on Dec 20, 2004 at 6:14 am

For sale for $6,500,000 which seems outrageously high at

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Roger Katz commented about Eastown Theatre on Dec 20, 2004 at 6:09 am

The theatre is for sale for $2 million here

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Roger Katz commented about Meriden Cinema 1 & 2 on Dec 19, 2004 at 6:26 pm

I assume you are getting the 77 State St. address from CinemaTour. I used it there because that is the address I found in the newspaper and/or city directory listings for the Meriden Mall Cinema 1 & 2 during my research.

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Roger Katz commented about Embassy Theatre on Dec 16, 2004 at 10:14 pm

I had heard last summer that there were plans to renovate the theatre? Has nothing come of those?

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Roger Katz on Dec 13, 2004 at 6:39 am

link does not work

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theater on Nov 30, 2004 at 2:45 pm

It happened to the Central Theatre wich was in the West Hartford Center.

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theater on Nov 25, 2004 at 7:11 pm

The status on this says “Demolished” but I’m not sure it is going to be demolished. I think they may just gut the inside and reuse the building. We’ll have to see.

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Roger Katz commented about Plaza Theater on Nov 25, 2004 at 6:31 pm

I was in thew Plaza today. It stills sits abandoned with everything still remaining: the seats, the screens, the speakers, and even the projector.

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Roger Katz commented about Elm Theater on Nov 25, 2004 at 6:02 pm

I was in the Elm Theatre today. It appears that while they have demolished the attached shopping plaza and are in the process of gutting the theatre that they will keep the actual structure. The twinning has been undone by removal of the wall that separated the two auditoriums, so for the first time I saw the entire interior of the Elm as it was in its days as a single screen. Sadly, all the chairs have been ripped out and many are piled on the floor, the balcony floor has been removed leaving only metal beams, the projectors are gone, and all rugs and ornementation have been removed. Still intact are both screens (it looks odd since both are now next to each other in one large auditorium), the platter, the toilets bathrooms (but the sinks are removed), and a few art deco light fixtures. I found the floor plan from when it was a single screen theatre inside a desk. I also took many photos of the interior before it is completely destroyed.

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Roger Katz commented about Bow-Tie Criterion Cinemas on Nov 20, 2004 at 5:21 pm

The Criterion was built in the former United Illuminating building which is a pre-World War 2 structure.

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Roger Katz commented about Steuben Theatre on Nov 8, 2004 at 7:17 pm

The correct spelling is Steuben Theatre.

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Roger Katz commented about Hartford Drive-In on Oct 26, 2004 at 6:26 am

There was recently an application to turn the drive-in site into housing.

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Roger Katz commented about Mansfield Drive-In on Oct 26, 2004 at 6:25 am

Actually, the Mansfield’s season runs only through September. It is the other CT drive-in, the Pleasant Valley, that runs through October.

http://www.mansfielddrivein.com/

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Roger Katz commented about Pastime Theater on Oct 25, 2004 at 6:37 pm

http://www.thepastime.org/

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Roger Katz commented about Heights Theater on Oct 25, 2004 at 2:23 pm

This theatre is now open.