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Update (November 2010): The fourth screen (in the adjacent storefront space) is now showing movies on a daily basis. It is located in an adjacent storefront with access from the main lobby – off to the left after the concession stand. Nice clean modern design inside – full capacity listed as 112 seats. Movable padded chairs, nice screen. You’re actually facing towards the front of the building, the front part of the store space is walled off, it looks like eventually that will be a separate lobby once its renovated. A great addition to the complex!
The Building is a fairly extensive complex – one of only two art-deco style commercial buildings in the state of Vermont. It includes the LatchisHotel (renovated), a large bar (space (I believe currently vacant), a restaurant and retail spaces along the side as well as the four screens. The auditorium section is a much older building with newer portions built around it (hence the long lobby). You can shop, eat, have a drink, see a movie and sleep over all in the same building! I look forward to the restoration of the main auditorium and refurbishment of the seats in the main aud and the upstairs theatre.
Checked the google aerial photos for 9977 Lewis & Clark Blvd, but I get an address for the main intersection (divided highways) of Lewis & Clark and Cambers. – no sign of any old buildings in the area. Is it possible the area was redeveloped recently?
Looks like renovations are finished – it is now advertised as a 9,000 square foot sales/show space. The exterior looks great!
When the Detroit and St. Louis Foxes were built, the plans were identical, the only differences being the Detroit Fox had 6 more seats (5,048 to 5,042) and the front facade was different (The Detroit Fox has a large office tower fronting the auditorium). The St. Louis fox lost more seats during their renovation, but originally they were the same layout. I’m very happy both have been restored.
Can’t tell if it still stands or not. There’s a building 1-2 spots over from the Google address that may be it – plain brick wall on the side. Remodeled storefront looks currently vacant. But can’t be sure if that was it or not. At the exact address there’s a vacant lot.
The interior had been renovated previously, curtains and pillars with modern fixtures – probably in the 1950s. It looks like they gutted and completely rebuilt the auditorium for its current use. Nice black box style layout now.
The restaurant’s website is http://chezelle.homestead.com/ . From the pictures it looks like it’s all new inside (probably wasn’t much left when they bought the building) but it’s done up very nicely.
The Summit is now the Chez Elle Crepenie and Coffee House. Front facade looks nice; no idea how much or if any of the interior still exists.
None of the above links work.
Google aerial photos indicate both the Lincoln and Liberty Theaters are demolished.
New webpage address is www.madridtheatre.com They have some photos – looks like some architectural details survived, still has a horseshoe balcony, and a proscenium arch (although devoid of ornamentation)
…so it’s not Soreal design, the comment above says that moved. But the signs are still there. So is it vacant or has something else moved in I wonder.
The google street view indicates “Soreal Design” is located there, and the ariel view says “City in Motion School of Dance” . At least it’s occupied, and the front facade (a nice classical romanesque design) looks in great shape.
oops… spoke too soon! The Orpheum has been bought by three men associated with the local baseball team who are planning to complete renovations ($500,000) and reopen as a performing arts center! No new webpage yet.
Bloomingsburg’s link has a great overview of the property, showing a lot of good interior photos and describing what renovations had been completed and what had not. It looks to be in excellent condition – the auditorium is in excellent shape and the lobbies – a lot had already been done. The realty property listing indicates it has been sold but I haven’t been able to find out who it was sold to or their present plans.
Ksteinhoff’s link was very helpful – Unfortunate that the marquee was hit by a truck.
Looks like it has a new roof.
From the Google maps it looks as if this theatre has been demolished. Nothing but a big empty lot.
The Nightclub has closed. Interesting, the building to the right, on the corner of the block says on its top, “Temple Opera House” – nice circa 1900 facade. That building now houses a computer store.
Their website indicates that the restoration has been completed!
Looks like it was demolished. I checked the entire length of North and South Franklin streets in aerial Google views, no sign of any theater.
The photos look great! Very ornate auditorium which looks like it’s been restored to the original color scheme
Also, the furniture store has closed; now it is occupied by Grand Ahorro-Mega Savings
According to a comment in Lost Memory’s Link, some of the interior decor still remains although the floor has been (understandably) leveled.
No sign of the theatre in the Google aerial views. About 80% of the neighborhood is empty lots. The Theatre is long gone.