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Well, I live in Danbury, so I biked to Bridgeport, took the ferry to Port Jeff and biked to Orient State Park and then spent the nite in Greenport. Total mileage for that day was 110. Next day was 80 miles.
Oh, I don’t really care about shopping center cinemas to take pix.
I agree with LostMemory. I passed by this on my bike on a Long Island trip on Saturday. Saw the sign right away. The original pic he posted is newer looking. The top and bottom of the marquee are there but with no letters and “Drive-INT” remains.
Didn’t notice a storage area, just walked inside the store.
Did not have time to go to the Library, as I was having way too much fun to remember!
I was there on my bike trip on Saturday. Love this place. I took a bunch of pics outside and inside. Nobody seemed to care. I will post them on CinemaTour, but if anyone wants me to email them the 8 pics, I will gladly do so.
Was in Greenport on a bike trip, Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Cool place. Nice facade, strains your neck to get a full shot with marquee since it’s a narrow street. The MetroEast Cafe is open too. Nice place.
Saw this on my bike trip yesterday. Nice small sandwiched place. I went around back to snap pix since CinemaTour has pics but not of the rear.
I totally forgot someone on here took pics. I was racing my bike to catch the train last nite and went right past it. Had my camera in my pocket. The building is indeed very nondescript, almost the size of a small gentleman’s club.
My pic is here on CinemaTour.com, View link
Well in Milford, CT, see my posts on the Colonial theaters. There were 2 Colonials.
Tennis – View link
There’s a theater in Hudson, NY that was also called the Tennis Auditorium. Any others like this in the country? Strange.
i will be there on a bike trip. i’ll try to check the city directory.
Actually, forgot to post, but it wasn’t an article, just a letter to the editor bitching.
Slight mention in CT Post.
Slight mention in the CT Post.
United Illuminated is building their new headquarters on this property.
Passed this the other day. The “marquee” is no longer there and indeed there are lots of apartments there. Balconies on either side of the auditorium, you can’t even tell it was a theatre. Nice conversion. Great looking apartments, roomy parking in the rear.
excellent history. thanx.
The last film shown was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, according to Danbury historian, Bill Devlin.
The drive-in opened Sept. 6, 1949. The capacity expanded to 908 cars at one time.
Saw this the other day while on a bike trip and sent in pix to Cinema Tour. The cool marquee is still there, but empty. Awesome tilework/mosaic poster holder.
The office on the main floor is the State of CT, Norwich Parole and Community Services office and the corner office is the State of CT Dept of Revenue Services. In the rear around the bldg at the back of the parking lot is the Norwich Vet Center for pets. There’s a sign in the back way up on top of the stagehouse with a stairwell leading fro the lot way up to the stagehouse door. (Streetlevel behind the theater.)
Stupid me, I forgot to post about this the other day. I was on a bike trip and snapped pix (emailed to CinemaTour). It’s the Jewett City Pharmacy. The marquee is still there but empty of letters and “STATE” is still above it.
2 poster holders are on either side of the exit doors. There’s a drop ceiling but it’s spacious inside. The owner says the back offices are where the stage house is, but there are no remnants of the original theater.
I was on a bike trip the last few days and passed by this place yesterday. Cute. Turns out they are under construction and will be open shortly. When you call, the answering machine just says hi and that’s it.
There’s a store on the corner as part of the building called “The Cosmic Cat” (tarot, etc) and you can access it from the lobby.