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spectrum commented about Imperial Theater on Dec 12, 2010 at 11:53 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 11:48 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 5:38 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 5:19 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 11, 2010 at 4:53 am

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 11, 2010 at 4:23 am

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.

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spectrum commented about Vanity Theatre on Dec 11, 2010 at 4:08 am

This looks to be “The Blind Dog” Bar. New metallic facade on the front, the back of the building looks old and may have had a very small stagehouse. It is a long narrow building. The other side of the street is a large modern tower.

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spectrum commented about Park Theatre on Dec 11, 2010 at 4:05 am

There is a new retail building on the site – this is demolished.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Dec 11, 2010 at 3:44 am

This has been demolished. Modern commercial builsings on the site.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Dec 11, 2010 at 3:38 am

Nothing there but a parking lot accopuring to google photos.

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spectrum commented about Sidney Theatre on Dec 8, 2010 at 5:27 am

Their webpage is up at http://www.myspace.com/the_sidney They got new management in 2009 and dropped all their punk shows. However, they haven’t updated the webpage since 2009.

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spectrum commented about Sorg Opera House on Dec 8, 2010 at 5:18 am

The exterior has some ugly blue corrogated metal siding on the adjacent storefronts, and the rest of the front is dark from years of pollution. Badly needs a restoration but otherwise looks structurally sound and original. If restored, it would look fantastic!

According to an article (http://www.middletownusa.com/view_news.asp?a=4561), it switched to movies in 1915 and back to stage in 1985. The second balcony was hidden above the false ceiling (not sure when this happened). No web page listed and they don’t indicate what their uusual events are but in summer 2009 they had a two-week period of classic movies.

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spectrum commented about Center Mayfield Theatre on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:58 am

The Google views are inconclusive now – can’t really see what is written on the marquee but it looks probably vacant. I don’t think the video store ever occupied the auditorium and from the air the roof looks in terrible shape – with holes clearly showing. It’s a big wide auditorium so I think the 1,200 seat figure is accurate. Maybe it had been cut to 600 later when it was triplexed.

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spectrum commented about Shaker Square Cinemas on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:47 am

According to the weblink in the second comment at top, the Shaker Square was renovated in 1999.

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spectrum commented about Schine Holland Theatre on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:26 am

The website is back and running! They have also re-opened and are holding concerts and performances while they continue the restoration.

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spectrum commented about Majestic Theatre on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:15 am

Nothing there but a parking lot now (sigh)

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spectrum commented about State Theatre on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:06 am

re: Check 1231’s photo link from 12/22/2009. Isn’t that Olender’s building facade (across the street) the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen? Looks like a 40 foot by 70 foot sheet of faded gray-green sheet metal with a few silver squares attached to it. Who would ever want to cover the front of their department store with that – unless they wanted to drive themselves out of business?? Compare that with the classy building just to the left. Who would you do business with?? I just don’t understand 60’s architecture.

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spectrum commented about Strand Theatre on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:01 am

This was actually on State Street (Main is a very short street in a residential area). But all indications from google photos are that the Proctor’s is the only theater remaining on State St. Looks demolished.

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spectrum commented about Strand Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:49 am

Their new website is at http://plattsburgharts.org/Strand.html

It has a good photo gallery – and looks like theylve began major renovations and are closed during this.

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spectrum commented about Paramount Center for the Arts on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:43 am

They have completed some additional major renovations 2007-2010, including recreating original ceiling morals, replastering and repainting the walls and decorative featuures, new carpeting, refurbished seats, lobby renovations.

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spectrum commented about Oneonta Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:36 am

Their website is up, at http://oneontatheatre.com/

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spectrum commented about Ritz Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:29 am

Well, theyove reopened while the restoration continues. They have concerts taking place and their website is http://www.ritztheaternewburgh.org/

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spectrum commented about Park Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:24 am

Looks like it was demolished long ago.

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spectrum commented about Paramount Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Their website is at:

http://www.siparamount.com/

Fancy website, they’re already accepting bookings for parties and events and taking employment applications, although no events are listed yet on their calendar. Don’t knoew what their exact status at present. But the video linked above showed they were repairing and recreationg plaster ornamentations (Described as Egyptian in style), and also that the lobby apparently had been painted completely white at one time.

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spectrum commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:11 am

Can’t find anything in the google views that looks anything remotely like the picture postcard; either the Palace was razed long ago or the building modified beyond recognition.