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shoeshoe14 commented about Westwood Cinema on Aug 3, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Saw this theatre on Sunday as I got off the train for a family function. The rear of the auditorium is very visible as there’s a parking lot behind it. Doesn’t seem big enough for 1000 seats, though. I went to the front and just like above link for the drawing, it’s spot on. Not too plain, not too over-the-top (that is, in reality, not the picture).

shoeshoe14 commented about Cinema Treasures makes appearance in web comic on Jul 31, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Hehe. that was cute. You now know you have “made it” when you appear in the pictures.

shoeshoe14 commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:08 am

I hope it revitalizes the area, it’s kind of seedy.

shoeshoe14 commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:03 am

Last Sunday, I was biking by and went to the side and saw two workers outside of the open door. I asked if I could peek in and they let me walk around slightly b/c of the cones inside and construction. I shined by bike light up at the ceiling and proscenium. There is not 3 separate concrete poured sections, instead of one sloping area.

They said it would be finished (walls too, although they looked pretty faded) by September.

shoeshoe14 commented about Lane Theater on Jul 19, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Was biking by there today and can vouch on the comedy club as there’s a banner outside saying just that. This strip of the nabe has lots of retail and bars and restaurants with neighborhoods behind it.

shoeshoe14 commented about Shore Theatre on Jul 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Was also known for a short while as the “Gayway.”

shoeshoe14 commented about Vernon Cine 1 & 2 on Jul 17, 2009 at 9:01 am

Went by this “place” on Tuesday on a bicycle trip. The place is green grass to the left of the golf place. The Quality Inn is behind the former theatre.

I don’t know if that’s the original marquee on the corner, though. It looks either refurbished or new and it’s huge. There’s a doctors park across the street on its side and the messages are all for businesses, if i recall correctly.

shoeshoe14 commented about Fort Jay Theatre on Jul 17, 2009 at 8:52 am

I submitted this last year but it was turned down b/c it wasn’t open to the public.

My rationale was that it was at the time, to military families, etc.

It’s a great building when you see it.

shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 17, 2009 at 8:46 am

Right on target, the News-Times editorial endorses starting a “Friends of The Palace” and urges community support.

To all the DaSilva naysayers (i used to be one of them), the man put in $500k into the Palace so far for the CTFF and other events. This is no small amount and is truly a community investment.

shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Mentioned in a story about the Danbury Palace.

shoeshoe14 commented about Bank Street Theater on Jul 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Mentioned in a story about Danbury’s Palace.

shoeshoe14 commented about Warner Theatre on Jul 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Mentioned in a story about Danbury’s Palace.

shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm

The Palace is open for ANYTHING, according to DaSilva. That’s great. Everyone’s on board for revitalization. Since the CTFF, it’s open for any event at the time and there’s been many events since then and pre-CTFF that played as host.

shoeshoe14 commented about Cedar Hill Airdome on Jul 9, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Now a highway bridge abutment.

shoeshoe14 commented about Morningside Theatre info on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:07 am

Try the Coney Island History Project; their booth space is located on the street, but under the Cyclone. They may be able to help.

shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Don’t know if any one you have heard as it’s been all the rage and protest as of late, but 3 NBC shows have moved into the Palace (no more Rich) and brought with them some controversy. Jerry Springer and the Steve Wilkos show as well as Maury Povich have moved their families here (sans Wilkos) and will be taping their shows at the Palace on rotating sets. The good news is that it will bring 150-200 production jobs, will pay $1.3 million for the 2-year lease with an option to extend and they will refurbish the theatre to the tune of $3 million.

A few months ago, the nearby church was peeved about Springer.

View link

shoeshoe14 commented about Webster Theatre on Jun 24, 2009 at 9:04 am

Um. Let’s not forget that Max Creek played there on 2/10/90. My friend is a taper and he just posted a “lost” show on Just do a quick search for the band and the dates pop up.

shoeshoe14 commented about Carmel Cinema 8 on Jun 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Went there to see Star Trek for the second time. This place was never a theatre originally, as can be told by the carving. Tickets to the left and the first 4 theatres, 2 on each side had stadium seating, albeit, smaller, maybe 150 seats each. The latter 4 theatres were set up too strangely. 80 seats in 5 rows of 8 on each side. It felt like it needed a center section and these theatres were too wide and the screen was too close to the back (where you entered). The screen wasn’t centered as there was an exit to the right of it. It felt too uneven and too up close.

At the end of the night, there were 3 suitcases filled with film reels just left. Not too safe.

shoeshoe14 commented about Fox Oakland Theater on May 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Mentioned in NYTimes. View link

shoeshoe14 commented about Theater chain on the brain on May 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Exactly. For instance, take Friday’s. Their old ad campaign is that they wanted to be your neighborhood pub. But you cant be one if you are a cookie cutter (saves money, but no originality). Plus, these were located in shopping malls which aren’t in any neighborhood.

There needs to be a balance somewhere. Sure, they are part of the experience, but something needs to change.

shoeshoe14 commented about Ridgefield Playhouse on Apr 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Beat me to the punch. Thanks.

shoeshoe14 commented about Elite Theatre on Apr 19, 2009 at 9:35 am

Er. Make that 400 seats. From “Do you Remember?”

100 years ago

The Elite Motion Picture Theater, at the corner of Main and Crosby streets in Danbury, was opened last week. It has a seating capacity of 400.

A new automatic lantern, that makes it impossible for the film to come into contact with fire, is used in the theater. Martin Brennan illustrated songs at the opening performances. Admission is 10 cents for adults and 5 cents for children.

shoeshoe14 commented about Wellmont Theatre on Apr 13, 2009 at 11:34 pm

David Byrne will be here in June.

shoeshoe14 commented about Bijou Theatre on Apr 12, 2009 at 10:43 am

Okay. New update, Summer 2009. View link

As for the Bijou movie house, which dates to 1909, Mr. Kuchma says he has at last found a tenant for it. He was not prepared to give further details but said he was hopeful of a summer opening. (The theater already has one nonthespian tenant: its second-floor ballroom and viewing balcony house the architecture offices of Antinozzi Associates.)

shoeshoe14 commented about Heirloom Arts Theatre on Apr 11, 2009 at 2:43 pm

From today’s “Do you remember?” in the News-Times.
Displays and demonstrations of modern equipment for the kitchen, dining room and pantry are included in the program of The Danbury News-Times cooking school, which opened this week in the Empress Theater.