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I went by here today on the bus to NYC and as I passed by, it’s quite small and the retro 60s facade looks like those old Cinerama colors.
I changed email addresses 2 months ago and emailed you guys 3 times to let you know and i have still not received any comments in my inbox.
Mentioned here http://www.hogriver.org/issues/v01n03/palaces.htm
Mentioned in http://www.hogriver.org/issues/v01n03/palaces.htm
Mentioned in the Hog River Journal at http://www.hogriver.org/issues/v01n03/palaces.htm
A picture of the Hartford Theatre can be found on this page. http://www.hogriver.org/issues/v01n03/palaces.htm
There was a mention of this publication in today’s NYTimes CT Section, and they included a blurb on the theatres.
Article in today’s NYTimes Arts section on the Allman Brothers annual residency at the newly refurbished Beacon. It marks their 40th year together and the 20th playing at the Beacon. Mentions of the Fillmore East as well. View link
Article in today’s NYTimes Arts section on the Allman Brothers annual residency at the newly refurbished Beacon. It marks their 40th year together and the 20th playing at the Beacon. View link
Dang, beat me to it. Great pieces, though. They did postpone the lobby renovation, even though they raised just a bit more than half for the capital campaign.
Was there for the first time on Sunday to see Frost/Nixon. Small theatre, the line outside, yep. The “main” theatre inside is quite small but has a high ceiling. We had to truck it up 2 flights to our theatre and it was quite cramped. The seats were bucket seats like in a coupe and didn’t recline, rather they were oblique to begin with and my rather large legs had no room at all.
In today’s Arts Section of the New York Times, this theatre as well as the nearby Bijou were mentioned as part of the Big Ears Festival.
“Mr. Cappsâ€™s company, AC Entertainment, manages and operates the Bijou, a 700-seat theater downtown on Gay Street, opened in 1909 and recently renovated into one of the best-sounding rooms Iâ€™ve experienced in this country. It also runs the Tennessee, a 1,500-seat theater with lavish, Moorish-style interiors a few blocks away.”
This theatre was mentioned in today’s New York Times, Arts Section in relation to the Big Ears Festival. This theater it says, has 700 seats and is managed and operated by Mr. Capps’s company, AC Entertainment as well as the nearby Tennessee Theatre. The author says the Bijou is one of the best sounding rooms he’s experienced in the country. Apparently, he hasn’t been elsewhere.
Looks like this theatre is getting saved, per the Sunday NYTimes. View link
Now that an Alabama couple have purchased the Cheyenne Diner on Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street, they say they are eyeing the historic Ridgewood Theater in Queens, which played movies from 1916 until it closed last year.
The 93-year-old movie house, designed by Thomas W. Lamb, who was considered the king of theater architects, never missed a day of showings until it closed last March, making it the longest-continuously operated cinema in the country, according to the Theater Historical Society of America.
Ms. Miller said that she and Mr. Owens learned of the theaterâ€™s uncertain fate from Michael Perlman, a local preservationist who has rallied supporters in efforts to save the theater and recently got the preservation commission to consider designating it for protection. In any case, only the facade would be granted landmark status. Of the 25,000 landmark buildings in New York, only 125 are protected inside as well.
Mr. Perlman, 26, who has a graphic arts business and collects vintage postcards, said that the relocation of the seats and other furnishings of the Ridgewood Theater to Birmingham would be â€œbittersweet.â€ But he said, â€œAt least it would allow future generations to cherish it.â€
It now has new seats but it only holds about 225 folks.
The News-Times has an article today with a great nice sunny pic of the new tenants of the top floor of The Opera House Cafe, The Center for New Media and the Arts, in 2100 square feet. It has 16 windows measuring 9 feet high and the historical society mentions the place’s past functions, such as, “social hall, vaudeville, roller skating rink, pool hall, drug store, car dealership and silent movie theater.
I was at the Empress Business Center today for a meeting at Plaid for the CT Film Fest on the top floor. Cool wrought iron inside and they have a little porch with chairs outside on the roof.
Anyway, they have 2 historical photos in the lobby, one of a whole cast smiling for a portrait on the stage. The other photo is of a bunch of people milling about outside of the entrance, which didn’t look like any great entrance.
While on business this afternoon at Plaid on the top floor of the Empress, they have two pictures in the lobby of the Empress with one of the photos on the left where the Democratic HQ is, showing Furniture Outlet.
We were driving by the Palace today and they are doing lots of interior work for the CT Film Fest. They also installed a permanent heater which was great since last year it was cold during movies.
When we arrived at 3pm today, a crew member in a mask was hanging out by the stage door. Apparently, they are renovating the very holey stage and putting new wood in.
Great mention of the theatre in Sunday’s New York Times Westchester Section, with nice picture. http://tinyurl.com/7hb33f