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spectrum commented about Exit Door - from auditorium on Nov 2, 2013 at 2:59 am

Exit door from the auditorium.

spectrum commented about Exit Vestibule - under big arch - south side on Nov 2, 2013 at 2:59 am

Exit Vestibule – main lobby to the left; to the right the big arch visible on south side of the building.

spectrum commented about Exterior - Auditorium Right Sidewall - north side of buiding on Nov 2, 2013 at 2:58 am

Exterior of the right auditorium sidewall – along the north side of the building.

spectrum commented about Exterior - Stagehouse on Nov 2, 2013 at 2:57 am

This is the stage house – on western side of building.

spectrum commented about Latchis Theatre on Oct 29, 2013 at 4:13 am

The renovation is complete, and the theatre re-opened with a concert and then Gravity moved in to complete its run. I’ve put up 20+ photos in the gallery. A beautiful job! New seats, new carpeting, auditorium floor repainted, revamped lighting (the main square lights on the sidewalls are now multicolored.)

The atmospheric ceiling has been repainted midnight blue and the zodiac signs have been repainted a brilliant white (which glows faintly when the auditorium lights are out). No “stars” but maybe there will be some in a future renovation. What remains to do is restore the proscenium and sidewall Greek pediments, possibly some stage improvements and they’re pretty much done. Auditorium 2 was supposed to have been renovated too but I didn’t get to see it. I know all seats in 2 and 3 were replaced (aud 4 is all new, and the marquee was restored some time ago.)

spectrum commented about Broadway Theater on Oct 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

From the 2013 google aeriel and street vews, the condition looks pretty dire; the roof over the auditorium and stage is shot, must be leaking a lot. The new street views do not have the sunlight this time around. From the Athens side it looks like a number of windows along the auditorium sidewall. Was the space gutted and turned into office space at one point?

spectrum commented about Latchis Theatre on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Renovation update: The Latchis closed the main auditorium on August 1, 2013 to begin the renovations. They are virtually done and will reopen Saturday October 19, with documentarian Ken Burns presenting the latest episode of his multi-episode documentary on the Rooosevelts.

They are continuing their fundraising but have already raised all but 32,000 of the 550,000 cost of the project.

Renovations include a new Marquee, new seats, new carpeting, some mechanical and safety upgrades and other stuff.

When the auditorium re-opens there will be frequent concerts, film festivals, special appearances and other events in addition to first-run movies.

spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm

From Google Street Views the building looks like it’s being used as a warehouse. The main entrance is bricked over.

spectrum commented about Galway Theatre on Oct 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm

From Google Street View (October 2013), the building is still there, the front has been recently repainted and the four store fronts are “Leonide Hotel”, “Chrysalis”, “{vacant}” and “{Vacant}”

spectrum commented about Egyptian Theatre on Oct 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

The 2005 link is gone (the one to photographs), but this link to Wikipedia shas two nice interior shots, both lobby and auditorium. Can’t find an official web page for the theatre though. Also says the digital conversion was in 2009.,Colorado)

spectrum commented about Reseda Theatre on Oct 1, 2013 at 3:24 am

According to the latest Google Street View, the Reseda is still standing. New plywood covers the front, and the building is freshly painted.

spectrum commented about Arcade Theatre on Sep 11, 2013 at 4:04 am

?? I have a capacity listing of 800 for the Arcade. That was possibly a result of S. Charles Lee’s 1938 remodeling with 1,400 being the original capacity. Looks like from one of the photos that much of the original ornate décor (at least of the proscenium) survived the 1938 remodeling.

spectrum commented about Rialto Theatre on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:21 am

…also the seating has been removed, and the smooth sloping floor has removable folding chairs.

spectrum commented about Rialto Theatre on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:20 am

From their website gallery, much of the original decoration in the lobby and auditorium is gone, replaced by modern décor.

spectrum commented about Rialto Theater on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:06 am

According to the current Google Street view, the Rialto is now open as a live music venue. Karaoke featured every Wedneday night. Could not find a website listing for them though.

spectrum commented about Latchis Theatre on Jun 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I believe that the auditorium section of the building (completely remodeled in 1938) was the original Latchis, with a different lobby section extending out to Flat Street. When the Lathis Hotel was built in 1938 at the corner of Flat and Main Streets, they ran the lobby through the hotel building and demolished the old lobby. The auditorium building dates back to at least 1900, and was used as a factory before becoming the original Latchis. It looks very old and originally had windows along the sides (the brick frames for the windows are still there).

spectrum commented about Kipling Cinema 6 on May 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm

The Kipling was demolished last week (May 2013)

spectrum commented about Kings Theatre on Mar 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Here’s a nice comprehensive overview of the Loew’s Kings renovation at the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s website:

The site also includes documents from the Environmental Quality Review, details on scope of project, and a blog with regular updates.

Official Groundbreaking took place on March 19, 2013.

A FlickR photoset of the bgroundbreaking at the Major’s office photstream may be accessed at:

“Following preliminary work untaken by ACE Theatrical over the last three years, New York City has executed a 55-year lease with the Kings Theatre Redevelopment Corporation – a consortium of ACE Theatrical, Goldman Sachs and the National Development Council – to begin the full redevelopment and rehabilitation of the theatre”

spectrum commented about Star Theatre on Jan 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm

The Star theatre has just converted to digital. They’ve also repainted throughout and installed a new screen. Ticket prices went up to help pay for this (adults now cost $4.50 – still very reasonable).

spectrum commented about Shoals Theatre on Jan 14, 2013 at 6:25 pm

The Shoals theatre is currently the home of the Shoals Community Theatre Group which is a reperatory company putting on regular productions on a nearl;y monthly schedule. They have a full schedule through the spring so it looks like the building is doing well. Their next phase of renovation will involve renovating the blacony and putting tables up there. Their official website is:

spectrum commented about AMC Mountain Farms 4 on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm

As far as i know the theatres are still there – that’s the only part of the mall that hasn’t been renovated into something else. Last time I checked, the hallways lading back from the front of the mall had finally been painted but it looks like nothing has been done with the cinrma space yet – it’s probably still there.

spectrum commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 21, 2012 at 5:15 am

WGGB website has an August 6 2012 article with the latest on the Paramount here:

It looks like it is currently closed. Bought in 2011 by the Farm Worker’s Council. The Council is proposing a $36,000,000 renovation to reopen it as an entertainment venue, with construction hoprfully to start Spring 2013.

No mention of how much fundraising still needs to be done. At least it has already had a lot of renovations recently. Looking forward to hearing more news on progress.

spectrum commented about Latchis Theatre on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm

The Latchis is planning some renovations for summer of 2012. This will include replacing about 90% of the seats (and refurbishing the remaining 10%), restoring the ceiling of the main auditorium (and the signs of the Zodiac) and putting in new carpeting, and some removations to the walls in the Ballroom audotorium. This should be all done by the end of August.

spectrum commented about Cinemark at Hampshire Mall and XD on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

The three new theatres are now open – 15 screens in all now. All 15 screens are now digital. The XD auditorium has a screen that completely covers the front from floor to ceiling and from left wall to right wall. The new addition (11,000 sq feet) is on the north end of the complex.

spectrum commented about Loew's Yorkville Theatre on Apr 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm

From the Google aerial and street views, it looks like the entire building is still standing; merely converted to retail. Upper floors look vacant. Maybe the upper part of the auditorium is unaltered??