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spectrum commented about Texas Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Still closed, but the facade and marquee look in good shape – very fancy marquee! Looks like the building is a converted church.

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spectrum commented about Ritz Theater on Dec 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Interesting – the Ritz has a long lobby from the street and also, straight back, a long and narrow auditorium.

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spectrum commented about Ritz Theater on Dec 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

They have been holding a number of fundraidingevents, some of them at the theatre itself, haunted halloween and ghost hunting type events in fall of 2010.

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spectrum commented about Linden Circle Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm

2010 Google view shows the building still with its new clapboard siding in excellent shape, but no signage whatsoever on the building. I don’t know if it is merely dormant or used for something that puts out no signs. At any rate the building clearly looks maintained (maybe for rent). But the church listed above did not move in – they are located elsewhere in the city.

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spectrum commented about Lamar Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

2010 Google street view: Still boarded up, but the entire exterior has been given a fresh coat of white paint and the marquee is intact.

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spectrum commented about Pix Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm

The current (Dec 2010) Google street view shows some letters on the marquee – looks like it’s a large consignment/furniture/rug store now.

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spectrum commented about Park Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Their new webpage at: http://www.parktheatreri.com/ has a nice photo gallery of interior and exterior shots. The auditorium is all modern in style, but the layout is fairly traditional. And the priscenium arch is a nice classical touch, all varnished wood in a simple but traditional style.

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spectrum commented about Garden Cinemas on Dec 15, 2010 at 5:31 am

According to this article in the Greenfield Recorder (http://www.recorder.com/story.cfm?id_no=8307371), the owners are putting the cinema up for dsale, which could delay a possible renovation of the building into a performing arts center. It’s a complicated scenario, but hopefully something gets worked out. A renovation could possibly move five of the cinema screens into neighboring buildings and restore much of the original auditorium.

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spectrum commented about Cinema de Paris on Dec 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Looks like it is filled with retail now.

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spectrum commented about L'Olympia on Dec 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm

As of December 2010, they are still open and going strong. Their webpage (http://www.olympiademontreal.com/en/) shows some auditorium photos – it’s a low and wide autiroium, just a small shelf balcony in the back, most seats in the orchestra level.

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spectrum commented about Theatre Corona on Dec 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Here is the link to the English version of their website: http://www.theatrecorona.com/siteANGLO.html The 2003-2004 renovations were the “2nd phase” and have been completed. No mention of more recent renovation, but they describe it as ongoing work. Lots of nice historical photos of the ornate auditorium!

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spectrum commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

The building is still there, looks like it houses a number of retail establishments.

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spectrum on Dec 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Kel1947 is correct, and I made a mistake in my post above The new google view shows that it is definitely demolished.

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spectrum commented about State Theatre on Dec 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Sadly, it has been demolished for (what else?) a parking lot.

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spectrum commented about Favini Theatre on Dec 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm

This is now the Heart and Soul audio store. A great place for a neighborhood theatre – everything else is a nice quiet residential street – this theatre is long, low and small – looks like an early Nickelodeon. Would’t it be great to live right down the street from it and be wble to walk right to the movies?

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spectrum commented about Globe Theatre on Dec 14, 2010 at 5:39 pm

From the windows punched into the side walls I’d say it was gutted. Looks like offices more than storage.

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spectrum commented about Family Theatre on Dec 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

New Townhouses now pccupy this site.

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spectrum commented about Town Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm

There’s new construction at this address – this theater is demolished.

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spectrum commented about Five Points Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Still standuing, and has a sign saying “Community” something. Couldn’t make out the rest of the sign but appears to be offices and at least is not vacant.

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spectrum commented about Highland Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm

The Theatre’s website “highlandtheatre.com) is down, but they are still showing 1st run movies as of December 2010 – the phone # at top should still be good.

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spectrum commented about Belmont Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Ther building still stands, with 1-floor addition on one side. It looks to be the headquarters of a firm called Master Security – looks like it’s their business office and warehouse.

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spectrum commented about Palace Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm

The Lobby and auditorium look very much like those of the Palace Theatre in Cleveland and the Albee in Cincinnati, except that those lobbies had two identical staircases on either side. But really a beautiful place and unfortunate that it was demolished.

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spectrum commented about Strand Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

The Strand is demolished. A large office tower and parking lot sits on the site.

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spectrum commented about Gateway Theatre on Dec 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm

The Google Street views show the auditorium of the Gateway and the side walls look like 1940 vintage so I think it was completely rebuilt at that time. The theatres are really packed together there. If you walk south, you enter the former entrance of the Byham theatre, through the auditorium onto the stage, through the back wall, audiences at the Gateway would see you enter their venue from the left and continue through the right and then you’d end up entering the O'Reilly Theatre through the backstage wall,, up the auditorium aisle, out through the lobby, across the street and then the audience at Heinz Hall would see you walk through the right wall of the auditorium!

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spectrum commented about Strand Theatre on Dec 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Just a big parking lot there but you can see the footprint.