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I think that this is the theatre where I saw Saturday Night Fever. Looking For Mr. Goodbar was showing in the other auditorium. Both of the auditoriums were extremely large and long. The twining was definitely done on the fly with as little of an expense as possible but there were still some vestiges of its former glory. Would love to see a photo or two of the Austin/Loews. Was there another GCC theatre on Dale Mabry that had a similar twin job?
Very nicely designed theatre. The theatre was closed on the day I was in town so the only part of the interior I could see was what was visible from the front door. The lobby is small with what appears to be the original concession stand still in place. Exterior photos from February 2011:
photo one, photo two
Here are photos from February 2011: Facade,
There is a long abandon theatre with an art deco faÃ§ade at 227-9 West Main. Could this be the former Center/Stanley? If this is the case the status should be changed from Closed/Demolished to just Closed.
The theatre appears to be in excellent condition and as grand as ever. Curious as to what its fate will be. How about a Midwest venue for the AFI? Bookstop (e.g. Barnes and Nobel) did a great job in restoring the theatre and keeping it up. It is a beautiful work of art both inside and out. Photos from February 2011:
A very nice venue; had some trepidation going in thinking that the original auditorium had been altered but was pleasantly surprised to see it still intact. Two smaller and less decorative auditoria were built on in the later 1980s. Flicks from 2010: Lobby, Facade
A fading beauty. Time and neglect is taking its toll on this icon in that currently resembles something used and discarded.. The Huntington resides in an area of the city way off the beaten path and far from the siren songs of the endless highway of slot machines. Photos from 2011: 1,
Franklin, TN is one of the greatest places on earth. Beautiful, laid back, and nice as all get outs. I long to reside there again.
Re: Robbery at the Roxy-you might want to check the archives at the main branch (downtown) of the Atlanta/Fulton County Library. Start with the Atlanta Journal/Constitution microfiche for 1974 and no doubt you will soon hit your mark.
There was little to nothing left of the Strandâ€™s original interior when Ripleyâ€™s decided to abandon the theatre and move down to the east end of Duval. Walgreenâ€™s put a considerable amount of money and effort into restoring as much of the theatre as possible. 2010 photos of the faÃ§ade and the marquee.
Photo from December, 2010 of the former Sterling Theatre. Looks to be intact with what appears to be a For Lease sign in its window.
Nice photo of the interior: Miller Stage
Stunningly beautiful both inside and out! Photo from 2009 of the exterior:
Have you any interior photos you could post? Was there a balcony?
Although I could not find any definitive record as to the official opening date of the theatre I did find a mention of the site in an article published in 1997. Here are some exterior and interior photos of the theatre from 2010:
1, 2, 3, 4
Curious as to what modifications have been made to the interior. The theatre was completely gutted in 1986 with only the faÃ§ade left intact. The four cinemas which were built in the former balcony area only accommodated 475. If the operation was having difficulty realizing a profit with a four screen mini cinema how will it be successful with only half the auditoria and fewer seats? Photos from 2006:
1, 2, 3
Beautiful faÃ§ade (Photo One, Photo Two and wonder if any photos of the interior exist. It must have been very spacious considering the size of the building and the seating capacity of only 850.
Photo of the Visulite Theatre from spring 2010: Exterior
The Island Cinema opened as single screen during the early 1980s and was later converted to a twin by splitting the auditorium down the center. The architectural design is functional and non-descript. The facility is very clean and comfortable with the closest completion 14 miles away on the mainland. Photos from December 2010: 1, 2
Island Cinema Official Site
A beautiful piece of architecture. Photos from 2010: Facade,
I hold no ill will towards AMC for they could have closed the entire single screen inventory they procured from Loews right off the bat but opted not to. Most of the movie going public have little regard for these boutique venues and suffer not at their demise.
Does anyone have any interior shots of the theatre to share? I doubt that I will be back in Manhattan before its closure and would love to know what it look like during its original incarnation.
A great cinema! Interior and exterior photos from 2010:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
These proposed renovations look very promising.