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This is a rare,1st person acount that goes right to the core of your soul.As someone who passes this place on a regular basis,this gives more poignant reality to the sad sight.I do not doubt that this place could be viable again.He could draw people from the sw side of Richmond like crazy with a little publicity.A big spread in the Times-Dispatch,etc.,would do wonders-but the BIG prob.is the people running an operation.The lovely Hull is a prime example.That is a labor of love.
There is a theater on post.A long Alaska winter made it very popular.
The name of the area is very evocative.Go to abandoned and little known airfields.com and see where the name came from.The pictures and from the air shots are interesting.Some things of great importance happened there before the mall came on the scene.
For a certain generation,you’d think life revolved around the Patterson.It seems to have a tie to lost youth like no other Richmond area outdoor venue.With the newish 288 freeway nearby now,you better visit the site soon as this is prime property now.
Constructed in 1887,in masonry vernacular style.Mostly legitimate theater till the 20’s.Building still actually looks like a BIG theater.Also called Simonson Opera House.
I remember the fun I had with the city of Dallas trying to get building permits and dealing with inspectors way back in the 70’s.Sounds like little has changed.
I have avoided this particular blog for many reasons.The silly comments from all sides defy rationality.The real story isn’t even mentioned really.It is the personality and character of Larry Miller.There should be a movie made about his real American life,where he came from,what he has built and his sometimes odd behavior.He is such a unique charcter.There has been little or no mention of the area the theater in question is located.The SL valley is very diverse from area to area.Give some the right to do what they want.I don’t want to get into it-BUT the intolerance for traditional values by the homosexual activists is something you won’t read about in the NYT.
Looks good for the old girl now.Today’s Times-Dispatch outlines the “final"plans.45 Million in a massive refurbishing and expansion.
Where in NEW YORK can you drive your car to FREE,safe parking,have a good meal for 2 for under 30.00,see a current movie in a REAL movie palace for 2(each) entire dollars?????Where Mr Big Town???
Passed by today.Looks about the same,just more brush growing up on everything as screen continues to slowly peel away.
I tried to ad it,but it’s been 4 days,maybe it didn’t go through.
This part of Virginia is a hidden treasure.Off the beaten track with really unique little towns and the magnificent James River.Y'all come.There’s even a few ghost towns.
Sad news in recent articles in the Herald.The theater is having major finacial and personnel trouble.Could be some of the weirder works have turned off some regulars?
This drive in must have sat right next to,or on the property of the Glen Rock airport.
Again,I stand in awe.But that sure answers the questions,but the situation sounds so sad,thank.This theater deserves it’s own listing and more attention.
Is the Collins the new venue for the homebase of our favorite Cuban trumpet player?
I believe this was the place I refered to in another theater’s spot as the theater that I had the life changing experience of seeing Animal House for the first of many times.
Yo!Mr.Memory,got a Portsmouth querry for you.Today,I took a wrong turn because of a tunnel jam.Went through the “Craddock Historic District"In the middle is the Afton Square shopping district.It is on hard times for sure,but what potential.There is a delightful old theater there-the Afton.It has stage facilities.Brick construction with the old marquee hanging on.Written in old paint on one side is"Help save the Afton”.The theater is on Afton Parkway.The place looks sound and savable,if the area took off.The area is a couple miles South of the drive in in question.
Three big questions here.#1 What is the condition of the interior?#2 What is the true seating?I know what a 400 seat house looks like-bulk-wise.The Olde Towne in VA is a much smaller place size-wise.How can it be as magneficient as some say in the old days and only be 400?#3 What owns it and how much $ are they asking(and for what purposes?).Would a purchase be possible?
Does anybody have a clue as to the condition of the hulk?This is clearly the largest theater space sitting in Miami Beach.
Thanks,Chuck.This is certainly one of the ones I know I saw as a tender youth.
Incidently,why are none of the other downtown theaters listed on this site?I remember in the early sixties seeing atleast three theaters on the downtown core,plus a black theater of some size.
The entire plot was recently leveled and new shops are being built.It is strange to see a huge mall leveled,would make my wife weep.
Big news here.Theater shut down recently.Now owned by the great Ballam’s Utah festival Opera Company.Stage will be expanded,a million dollar wurlitzer will be installed.A wide variety of live entetainment is projected,plus silent movies.Along with the other two theater,a yearly festival is planned that will make Logan a Mecca for the stage lover.This am’s SL Tribune has a small article on all this.
The building looked stable,if not sound.Is that an illusion?I’ve seen falling down ruins “saved”.This looks better than some that have been rehabed.I was surprised how bustling and busy downtown looked.(Although my employer has decided to get the heck out of Dodge and put their bldgs up for sale)