Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Calvin Theatre on Jan 28, 2004 at 9:48 am

The website listed above does not work. That official web page of the Calvin is http://www.iheg.com/

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Roger Katz commented about Pics of the Grand Theatre's Demolition on Jan 26, 2004 at 12:40 pm

…and yes, I can spell, that was just a typo.

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Roger Katz commented about Pics of the Grand Theatre's Demolition on Jan 26, 2004 at 12:40 pm

Michael is unempployed? Well, there’s the shock of the century!

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Roger Katz commented about Majestic Theater on Jan 25, 2004 at 6:34 pm

There is an awesome Quicktime Virtual Tour of this theatre at View link

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Roger Katz commented about Community Theater on Jan 24, 2004 at 6:43 pm

What are you smoking? The Community Theatre Foundation faithfully updates their listings in every major newspaper and in all the online movie listing guides. They also have a phone number with a recording telling you the showtimes. They are a community-owned, non-profit, second run/art cinema. Having a website of their own may not be feasible, but you have to be intentionally ignorant not to come across their showtimes.

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Roger Katz commented about Thomaston Opera House on Jan 23, 2004 at 5:57 pm

The Opera House is going to get a complete renovation over every square inch of the facility during the next few years that could cost up to $3 million. Its official website is http://www.thomastonoperahouse.org/

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Roger Katz commented about Roxie Cinema on Jan 22, 2004 at 6:21 pm

Who ever heard of a symphony concert hall that seats less than 300 people?

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Roger Katz commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jan 22, 2004 at 6:19 pm

No, Michael, it would not. It would be a tragedy to waste a beautiful movie theatre such as this on concerts. It needs to remain a cinema.

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Roger Katz commented about Avon Theatre Film Center on Jan 20, 2004 at 6:10 pm

I was in the Avon yesterday to watch some screenings of 35mm trailers and 16mm films as the final touches were put on the theatre. It is absolutely amazing inside following a $1 million renovation. It is the most well-restored classic movie house that still screens films that I have ever been inside. After it officially reopens if you are anywhere in the vicinty you should come take a look at the Avon!

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 20, 2004 at 3:34 pm

http://www.palacealbany.com/

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Roger Katz commented about Ville Theater on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:27 am

The textile company that uses the auditorium has proposed demolition of the marquee and lobby since it is unused and falling down.

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Roger Katz commented about State Cinema on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:25 am

The State Cinema is adding 3 more screens. The current auditorium will not be sliced up. The new screens will be added in other parts of the building. While the main auditorium will continue to show second run features at a discount price, the plan for the new theatres is first run art films.

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Roger Katz commented about Plaza Theater on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:23 am

It is a tragedy that no one has reopened this theatre. I have been inside and it is still in great shape, even though it is dirty. It would not take an extraordinary amount of money to get the Plaza up and running again. Other issues do exist, though. Apparently the landlord will not lease the space, for he will only sell the entire building with storefronts and apartments for over $700,000. Also “environmental problems” exist in the basement and clean-up costs can run high.

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:21 am

Before it’s demolition this theatre was on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:20 am

There are holes in the ceiling that have let decay take a foothold inside. The theatre is in such bad shape that it would take many millions of dollars to restore, and that is unlikely to happen.

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Roger Katz commented about Newington Theatre on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:19 am

A Walgreens now stands in its place.

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Roger Katz commented about Clockwork Repertory Theatre on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:18 am

The status of this theatre should be OPEN as it is now the live Clockwork Repertory Theater.

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Roger Katz commented about Loew's Majestic Theatre on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:17 am

The Majestic is not renovating. It is falling apart. The marquees of the Majestic and the Palace next door were removed last year since they posed a danger to pedestrians.

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Roger Katz commented about Middlesex Theater on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:15 am

Built in 1892, this theatre was originally known as the Middlesex Opera House. The auditorium of the theatre was demolished many years ago. However, the lobby building, complete with the marquee, still stands and houses the Tuscany Grill, a restaurant. The lobby has not been gutted either, from the moment you walk in it is readily apparent that this is the lobby to a movie palace. The poster frames, doors, grand stairway, and more all still exist.

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Roger Katz commented about Lyric Theatre on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:12 am

If I won a $300 million lottery THIS would be the theatre I chose to refurbish. The Lyric has been closed for about 30+ years and the decrepit roof has allowed water to pour in and ruin much of the interior. The Lyric on Park Street which is known as New England’s Hispanic Main Street. It could be successful as a Hispanic cultural and performing arts center with some Spanish movies also shown. However, it will cost many tens of millions of dollars to restore, and that is what is keeping it from happening.

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Roger Katz commented about Avon Theatre Film Center on Jan 17, 2004 at 5:06 am

The Avon will officially reopen Friday January 23, 2004. It will be an art films venue with two auditoriums having a total seating capacity is 610.

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Roger Katz commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Jan 17, 2004 at 4:59 am

There is a great article about the Hippodrome restoration at View link

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Roger Katz commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Jan 15, 2004 at 1:43 pm

Vincent, there are three major reasons why no one is proposing to reopen this as a theatre again:

  1. It’s in the Bronx.
  2. It’s in the Bronx.
  3. It’s in the Bronx.

No one wants to travel into the Bronx to attend a theatrical performance especially when Manhattan has the world’s most famous theatre district. It obviously can’t work as a movie theatre in the modern world either. It is a dinosaur and unless it is converted to retail it will probably sit there until it crumbles down into its own foundation.

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Roger Katz commented about Strand Theater on Jan 14, 2004 at 2:47 pm

I believe the Strand is currently open as a nightclub.

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Roger Katz commented about Looking for the Victor on Jan 13, 2004 at 12:42 pm

You don’t give a time frame for this theatre. Back in the early 1900’s through late the late 19-teens there were many small storefront movie theatres in towns that opened and closed and a rapid rate. Usually these were just regular storefronts with temporary chairs set up and a sheet suspended from the ceiling. Even though most of these lasted for only a couple of years, many of these actually still stand, but are now converted back to retail or office space. Maybe the Victor was one of these?

On the other hand, I’m not sure about Victor, but Victory (with a -y) was a name that many theatres converted to in the mid-1940’s as a result of the USA’s victory in World War II. so maybe it was from that time frame?