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Unique among Eberson’s early atmospherics was the Middle Eastern scheme used in the Avalon Theatre. Bulbous towers somewhat incongruous on Chicago’s south side. They dominate the mosque like esterior. The lobby originally contained a mirrored aquarium wuth more than a 1,000 tropical fish.
Eberson’s description of the auditorium characterizes its excesses. Richly grilled and toridly embelished palaqce on the left, with the tall walls of Persian rose garden on the right. There was a sacred pilgrim’s fountain in the left side niche and a heavily barred and shuttered entrancer to the sacred city courtyard on the right side of the main stage. The women’s lounge was designed as a harem parlor and the men’s as a caliph’s den. The ushers wore French foreign Legions uniforms with plummed hats and white gloves. Eberson’s fancy creations were still a welcome alternative to the formal elegance of the traditional palaces. In Eberson’s words the atmospherics were designed as places were, “our fancy is free to conjure endless tales of romance."
I have some beautiful color pictures of the Avalon as the Avalon when the Add a Photo is put back online I will submit them.
My mistake Roger, it should hasve been 1608 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, Ct. 06704
The address for the Palace Theatre, 38 Haili Street, Hilo, Hi.
Try this link, seems the other will not connect
According to the Greater New Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau the address is 246 college.
I show the Warner as also being known as the Cameo at one time.
I show the address for the Ville Theatre as being 1608 Thomaston Avenue, Westbury, Ct. 06704.
The Strand was also known at one time as the Bridgeport theatre.
If I have my information correct the Shelton at one time was known as the Fine Arts and played adult fare.
The Stamford Center for the Arts (Official) link will give any information in regards to the Palace you are looking for.
Roger, all of the links that you posted have expired except the one dated 10/15.
Roger again this being your territory I am a little confused with the address listed. I show the address as 248 College St., the one listed above would put the theatre right on the corner. Do you have the correct address?
Sorry Sean, just used to communicating with Bryan.
The address for the Meriden Twin Theatre was 535 South Broad Sr., Meriden, Ct.
Correct me if I am wrong but I also think the Little Theatre has been granted Historic Status.
At one time I believe the Lido was also known as the Lyric.
Need to update the seating for the Edmond Hall as posted by Wiliam.
Bryan you need to update the address and seating as posted by William on Nov. 19,2003
Roger, is the Bradley Playhouse still in operation, when you click the site link it cannot be found, when I did a google search and clicked on the different sites for the Bradley none would go through.
Roger, correct me if I am wrong, I know that Connecticut is your territory, but I show the Bantam Cinema at 115 Bantam Lake Road, Bantam, Ct. 06750. The zip for Litchfield is 06759. So is the address that I show correct. Thanks
I show this theatre as the Galaxy 8, 4200 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton, Ca. 84588. Might have been a 6 plex at one time but when it closed it was an 8 plex/
Need to update this listing as Open and used for Live performances.
The Dover Opera House was renamed the Capitol Theatre in 1923 when it converted to movies and kept the Capitol name until 1982 when it closed.
Need to update the address on the Ritz.
The address for the Town Square Triple Theatre is 1654 SEcond Avenue, SW., Cullman, Alabama.