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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.

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spectrum commented about Esquire Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Ksteinhoff’s link was very helpful – Unfortunate that the marquee was hit by a truck.

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spectrum commented about Broadway Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Looks like it has a new roof.

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spectrum commented about Fox Orpheum Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm

From the Google maps it looks as if this theatre has been demolished. Nothing but a big empty lot.

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spectrum commented about Nor Shor Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Their website indicates that the restoration has been completed!

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spectrum commented about Franklin Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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.

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spectrum commented about Michigan Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

The photos look great! Very ornate auditorium which looks like it’s been restored to the original color scheme

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spectrum commented about Rio Theater on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Also, the furniture store has closed; now it is occupied by Grand Ahorro-Mega Savings

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spectrum commented about Rio Theater on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm

According to a comment in Lost Memory’s Link, some of the interior decor still remains although the floor has been (understandably) leveled.

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spectrum commented about Grande Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm

No sign of the theatre in the Google aerial views. About 80% of the neighborhood is empty lots. The Theatre is long gone.

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spectrum commented about Fisher Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I met a gentleman who worked at the remodeled Fisher for a number of years – asked him if any of the original auditorium details exist behind the new walls and ceiling. He said that during the conversion, all of the original auditorium details were ripped out except for a small part of the ceiling and back upper walls at the very back of the balcony. From the pictures at their website, it looks like the main lobby was also remodeled, but the big arcade outside of that still has the original ornamentation.

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spectrum commented about Penobscot Theatre on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Webpage mentions that restoration is underway; theatre is remaining open during restoration.

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spectrum commented about State Theatre on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm

The state has reopened! According to their new website they have undergone extensive renovations and they have a variety of events coming up. Movies are included among their events – Dec. 3 has a special showing of the Wizard of Oz.

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spectrum commented about Strand Theater on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I compared that image above with google street view – found the building in the background with the large arches up top. That looks much better now after renovation but the Strand building is demolished probably long ago – the new building on the site has an early 1960s look to it.

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spectrum commented about Cumberland Theatre on Nov 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Street address was Cumberland Street but I don’t know the number. I checked the entire length of Cumberland St from Google aeriel views and saw nothing that resembled a theatre building so it must be demolished.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I checked on google maps the entire length of water street and the only building that resembled a theater is at approx. 174 Water St. Front looks like it could easily have been a very early theatre building circa 1920, no modernizations, all brick. Side is solid brick and a taller stagehouse area in back. It looks like it has been abandoned for decades, all the small windows in the front are broken out. If this is it, then it was never converted into anything else. Just three sets of double doors in front, marquee long gone. Must be a wreck inside.

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spectrum commented about Plaza Cinema on Nov 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

According to the article, this cinema originally opened as a single-screen in the late 1960s.

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spectrum commented about Embassy Theater on Nov 14, 2010 at 8:35 pm

The lobby portion of the building stands but the auditorium was demolished for “what else?” – a parking lot some years ago.

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spectrum commented about Greenfield Cinema 6 on Nov 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

The cinema portion of the shopping complex has now been converted into a Big Y Supermarket.

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spectrum commented about Victory Theatre on Nov 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Latest news – December 2009 the foundation officially purchased the Victory for $7,500.00 (They had previously been leasing it for $1.00/year), and currently they only have to raise $8,000,000 of the $27,000,000 needed to complete the renovation!

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spectrum commented about Strand Theatre on Nov 14, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Google maps still shows the bowling alley there, and the roof looks new.

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spectrum commented about Coolidge Corner Theatre on Nov 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Their website now has panoramic views of the auditorium and lobby; they also completed a renovation in 2006.