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Hey Chief,try to get inside and recon for any interior features.
Looks like it might have been in the 300 range.Wish some group could take the big theater on the ocean back to a performance venue of some sort.
Thanks Mr.M,man of mystery.As stated above,I have a special love for the Florida.By the way,I have Mr.Wood’s book.It is a masterpeice.But he missed my early childhood church(1929) at Park and Copeland sts.
BAD news.The place now has a big for sale sign up.The owner wouldn’t come off a 10 mil asking price,so now it is all up in the air.This is a shame for the miriad of reasons to be expected.This was to be a center pc.of the new entertainment didtricr.Infighting has been brutal between certain civic forces and the blood spilled has poisoned the waters.
I drove through Paterson Friday,since my wife had never been there.It was stunning how grubby,filthy and dreary it all was.The Fabian just sits there rotting.The potential is still there,in theory,but the reality bited.Since my co.will be moving out of Paterson in a year from now,I’ll no longer be tortured by it’s presence.
What is the current state of this structure?
I first saw downtown Suffolk about 1988.Still had a lovely big hotel and a Leggett dept.store.Saw a bldg that looked like a closed theater.But the place now is useless.As the peanut has lost importance for the area and other ravages,Suffolk has not had much good happening.
Saw the new movie-the Break Up with Jennifer Aniston tonight.This theater has a role.You see quite a bit of it.
Readers wouldn’t know or appreciate the great work Grant does.He is also a Cinema Treasure.
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.