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spectrum commented about Fisher Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 4:36 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 7:43 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 7:33 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 7:28 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 6:51 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 6:32 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 6:10 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 6:35 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 5:48 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 5:47 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 5:28 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 5:16 pm

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

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spectrum commented about Franklin Park Theatre on Nov 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Well, in November 2010, they are listed in the on-line yellow pages at 616 Blue Hills Avenue, the address of the former theatre. I hope this means they have been able to repair the damage and move back.

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spectrum commented about Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas on Nov 13, 2010 at 8:55 am

The website has been stripped of all content except for the basic template. I wonder what’s happening…

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spectrum commented about Granada Theatre on Nov 13, 2010 at 8:53 am

Good news: The Granada is open again. Now owned by Imagio Dei – Friends of Christianity, an ecumenical arts organization. They replaced the roof in May 2010 and as of November they are open and performances are being held. It is available to the community to host events of various types.

The website is: http://www.imagodeiarts.org/index.cfm

Also has a link to a page on the organ which was removed and dismantled several years ago. The KCPTO recently purchased the organ and had it trucked back to Kansas City where they plan to restore the organ and install it, but they haven’t secured a location for it yet.

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spectrum commented about Burford Theatre on Nov 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

The 2009 photo indicated an event was being held there but the marquee is blank in the 2010 photos. I can’t find a website listing anywhere. I wonder if the renovation was even completed.

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spectrum commented about Indiana Theatre on Nov 13, 2010 at 8:14 am

Their website appears glitched but under the top page these two are still functioning:

http://indianatheater.com/header.html
http://indianatheater.com/movies.shtml

For events they only list a play with no date on it. But the top link can get you to a nice photo gallery of interior spaces. I hope thye can get things back on track!

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spectrum commented about State Theatre on Nov 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

Current website for the church renovating the theatre is:

http://www.questdirect.com/QD/QuestDirect.com.html

The renovations have begun! Their webpage has a photo of the auditorium which shopws the interior decor to be in excellent (and unaltered) condition!

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spectrum commented about Daisy Theatre on Nov 13, 2010 at 7:30 am

From Google street views (2010) it looks as if this theatre is demolished.

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spectrum commented about Black Curtain Dinner Theater on Nov 13, 2010 at 7:21 am

From, the Google Street View, the building is still there, the exterior looks nicely renovated and it is being used for something but I can’t tell what. From the decor, it may be offices.

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spectrum commented about Fountain Square Theatre on Nov 13, 2010 at 6:51 am

Contrary to what was said above – it looks like the auditorium was not gutted in the 1950s. The current banquet hall shows a nicely renovated atmospheric auditorium with balcony and priscenium arch. Still have clouds painted on the ceiling. Their history article makes no mention about conversion to a Woolworth’s – they merely mention it going into decline in the 1960s. They renovated it into a banquet hall starting in 1993.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theater on Nov 13, 2010 at 6:40 am

From Google Views it looks like this theatre was demolished long ago. It was just a block away from the Indiana Theatre.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theater on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

The Google maps photo shows an empty lot. Status should be changed to “demolished”.

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spectrum commented about Central Park Theatre on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm

This is now the church for the House of Prayer, Church of God in Christ.

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spectrum commented about Grove Theatre on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:06 pm

This is now the Israel Methodist Community Church.