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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.

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spectrum commented about Latchis Theatre on Nov 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

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.

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spectrum commented about Lewis & Clark Theatre on Nov 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

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?

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spectrum commented about Ozark Theater on Nov 27, 2010 at 6:38 am

Looks like renovations are finished – it is now advertised as a 9,000 square foot sales/show space. The exterior looks great!

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spectrum commented about Fox Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Granada Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Majestic Theater on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Summit Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:44 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Summit Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Gayety Theater on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

None of the above links work.

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spectrum commented about Lincoln Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Google aerial photos indicate both the Lincoln and Liberty Theaters are demolished.

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spectrum commented about Madrid Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm

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)

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spectrum commented about Warwick Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

…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.

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spectrum commented about Warwick Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theater on Nov 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theater on Nov 25, 2010 at 6:37 pm

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.