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spectrum commented about Park Theatre on Dec 15, 2010 at 9:50 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 10:31 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 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

Looks like it is filled with retail now.

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spectrum commented about L'Olympia on Dec 14, 2010 at 11:56 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 11:51 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 11:48 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 11:40 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 11:29 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 10:57 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 10:39 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 10:36 pm

New Townhouses now pccupy this site.

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spectrum commented about Town Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 6:17 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 5:58 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 5:52 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 5:38 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 5:09 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 4:56 pm

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 8:36 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 6:58 pm

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

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spectrum commented about Imperial Theater on Dec 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm

All boarded up now, looks rather shabby. Interesting – the entrance is on one street, goes back and wraps to the right a little before connecting to the auditorium which is around the corner on another street. The buildings along the corner have been demolished so you can see the lobby wrapping around to the auditorium.

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spectrum commented about Lawndale Theatre on Dec 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

The building is still standing, still has its marquee. The marquee is advertising “The Fox Tots” – hard to tell exactly what the current use it. No other hint of current function. But the front facade is fairly modern – 1950s to 1960s, plain.

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spectrum commented about Byrd Theatre on Dec 11, 2010 at 12:38 am

A modern retro-classic building extends around this part of the block. The theatre was razed long ago.

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spectrum commented about Park Theater on Dec 11, 2010 at 12:19 am

From tjhe google street view/areiel view the building is still there and a bank but the sidewalls have windows, so it was probably completely gutted.

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spectrum commented about Rosedale Theater on Dec 10, 2010 at 11:53 pm

From the google views I see nothing that looks like a theater – was probably demolished but I’m not 100% sure.

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spectrum commented about Hollywood Theatre on Dec 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Don’t know how far they’ve gotten with the renovation, but the outside has been nicely redone – all painted white with trim, kind of a stucco design. / mission revival. Strange feature about this theatre, the auditorium extends straigh back from the street, but the main facade/marquee is on the corner of the building, despite all the street frontagethe building has. The foyer/mezzanine simply backs up against the sidewalk. Looks like they pushed that right up to the sidewalk to extend the auditorium and the only place to put the entrance was on the corner under the curved marquee (which is flat against the building). Interesting effect and I’m glad they’ve been making progress on restoration.