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spectrum commented about Stanley Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 9:49 pm

The Stanley Theatre in Newark (cinematreasures.org/theaters/6562/) is a virtual replica of the Stanley in Jersey City, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale (1,949 seats). The lobby is not an exact reaplica but is similar in style and fully atmospheric. That Stanley is also a church.

Some more videos:

nine minute video tour + slide show with history & restoration:
View link

Another…:
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One more…:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux_IHX4X3vw

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spectrum commented about Stanley Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Their official website is at: http://www.newarktab.org/

They have some good photos too – looks like the church is doing very well!

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spectrum commented about Levoy Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm

According to the article above and the official website, renovations started in 2010 with opening planned for first quarter of 2011!

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spectrum commented about Strand Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

This was right north of the Paramount, but the address is just a large empty space now – all covered in grass.

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spectrum commented about Hudson Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

From both the aeriel and street views there is nothing that looks like a former theatre building – the buildings pposite the park are all quite small – nothing that could have been a 1,.500 seat theatre.

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spectrum commented about Castle Theater on Dec 4, 2010 at 8:26 pm

The front looks new – and enlarged. it is now a beauty salon. It’s hard to tell about the auditorium – either this is a new building that replaced a long narrow lobby leading back to a large wide non-balconied auditorium or it was a fairly compact auditorium close to the street. I suspect it may have been the former. The old photos show a quite narrow entrance.

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spectrum commented about Regent Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Sorry, my comment above should have referred to the Regent theatre, NOT the liberty theatre.

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spectrum commented about Regent Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

The adjacent building with a marquee mentioned above was not a theatre unless it had a VERY long lobby going all the way behing the Liberty Theatre to available space back there.

I wonder iof there’s any chance any of the Liberty Auditorium survives behind retail modofications. There are no windows cut into the sidwall of the auditorium.

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spectrum commented about Liberty Theater on Dec 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

The article has a great interior photograph – it has been nicely renovated; the color scheme is white with gold trim. Nice job!

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spectrum commented about State Theater on Dec 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

No indication of an auto parts store there now. The front has been renovated and modernized. Looks like it is now a multilevel parking garage. There are windows cut into a side wall so I assume the interior was gutted during the conversion.

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spectrum commented about Royal Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Checked the google aeriel and street photos – this is a real mystery. On both sides of the street it’s all very old buildings none of which looks like a former theatre. To one side of the large building on the south of the street is a small long narrow building which could possibly have been a theatre lobby which leads back to a vacant lot behind the large building to the east. Possibly that was the location of the auditorium but it’s impossible to tell. At any rate I can see no auditorium at this location.

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spectrum commented about Palace Theater on Dec 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Found the location on Google Street Views. The small building with the big arch from the postcard is still standing (probably was a small bank) but the space where the Palace was on the other side of the street is a large parking lot now. Just across Harrison from the building with the arch is a large sweeping edifice that stretches a whole block on two streets is done up in a nice retro classical early 20th century style – nice and ornate!

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spectrum commented about Stanley Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Wish I could find a street address! I’ve looked through google areiel views over the entire downtown of Bridgeton (Especially Laurel St. where some other theatres were located) and can find no buildings that look like former theatre buildings, certainly not one this size. It’s probably demolished.

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spectrum commented about Savoy Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Still standing in Google photos – looks like there’s a long narrow entrance going from the auditorium all the way down to Cookson Avenue to the south – looks like a theatre entrance.

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spectrum commented about Arlington Theatre on Dec 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm

This building is still standing although the front of the building is all modern and looks considerably expanded. Looks like an office building; in good shape, looks like it’s being used but no sign to give any indication what’s in there. The auditorium section is still standing and the roof looks in good shape.

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spectrum commented about Playhouse Theatre on Dec 1, 2010 at 8:27 am

The Playhouse Theatre building is still standing and has a new roof – front facade is also in good shape although looks extensively done over. The main entrance opens into a violin shop. I don’t believe that extends to the auditorium – it would be a fairly large music store. Clearly no balcony, is a fairly low building. No hint of what is in the auditorium but there are a couple garage doors on the back right side. Maybe it’s a warehouse?

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spectrum commented about Regent Theatre on Nov 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Their webpage (www.safari-sams.com) now goes to some other webpage about dogs. One of the internet yellow pages sites has their phone number ((323) 666-7267; )) and the correct address but indicated it is currently closed. There was one positive review about the place so it looks like it was open briefly. Let’s hope the closure isn’t permanent!

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spectrum on Nov 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

There is a small commercial building at that site which does not look like a former Cinema building. My guess is the cinema is demolished. Behind it is a large parking lot and shopping center.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Looks like its gone under a conversion – facade all redone just a small entry door with a Canadian Broadcasting Logo on it. The other end of theb building faces another street loks like an office tower undergoing interior renovations.

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spectrum commented about Lincoln Theatre on Nov 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Their webpage has some good interior photos:

www.lincolntheatre.com

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spectrum commented about Cine Juarez on Nov 27, 2010 at 9:56 am

Looks from aeriel views like it’s been demolished.

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spectrum commented about Saenger Biloxi Theatre on Nov 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

According to their website- they have finished restoring the auditorium and had their grand reopening in November 2010!

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spectrum commented about Virginia Theatre on Nov 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

The goole maps show the building still there although in much better condition than the 2000 photo above. Looks like the church did some renovations!

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spectrum commented about Union Theatre on Nov 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

The outside now looks thoroughly modern – hard to say if iuts new construction or if they simply did extensive remodeling. There’s a modern addition on the side as well.

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spectrum commented about New Merry Widow Theatre on Nov 27, 2010 at 8:19 am

From the 2010 google aeriel views it is still standing. Bricked up in front except for a single door. No clue what’s inside, the the front is still in decent shape.