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spectrum commented about Franklin Park Theatre on Nov 14, 2010 at 6:41 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 10:55 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 10:53 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 10:19 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 10:14 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 9:53 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 9:30 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 9:21 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 8:51 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 8:40 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 10:33 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 10:08 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 10:06 pm

This is now the Israel Methodist Community Church.

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spectrum commented about Highland Theater on Nov 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

This is currently the Ambassadors for Christ Church. They have done a beautiful restoration of the building both inside and outside. All the original features retained!

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spectrum commented about Virginia Theatre on Nov 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Now the message says that both the web page and the theatre itself are under renovation. The webpage has a link to the Chicago park’s District calendar which indicates the next event at the Virginia will be at the end of December 2010, so it looks like this renovation will be a fairly quick one.

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spectrum commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Detailed restoration plans for the theatre have been released; the restoration will include a complete restoration of the WurliTzer and replication of the original console. http://www.cr-atos.org

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spectrum commented about Looking for a theater that is long gone....... on Nov 9, 2010 at 8:06 am

The closest cinema to the Delman and Almeda is the Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Natural history but that’s probably not it. Somewhat to the north and east are the Park (Delman Street), the Sunset at 1711 McGowan, the Dowling on Bowling Street and the French Quarter (although I can’t get any info on that one)

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spectrum commented about Grand Theatre on Oct 31, 2010 at 7:01 pm

New official website is: http://grandtheatredouglas.org/site/

Quite a bit of progress – they’ve virtually completed restoration phases I through III, and have completed some parts of Phases 4 and 5. Quite a job too. Some of the pre-restoration photos show the auditorium with the roof, ceiling and part of the auditorium wallks completely gone – looks like a two-level outdoor theatre! But a lot hsa been done since then and their plan calls for complete restoration/recreation of the archictural details.

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spectrum commented about Paramount Theatre on Oct 31, 2010 at 6:14 pm

From the photos above, it looks like there was a fire at the Paramount in 1980, and the current Google photo shows that the auditorium has been razed, wiuth the lobby portion remaining (with marquee) as a retail store.

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spectrum commented about Rex Theater on Oct 31, 2010 at 6:03 pm

From the google photos and the postcard it looks as if the Rex has been demolished. Replaced by a small single story retail building.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 20, 2010 at 8:16 am

Interesting trying to find the theatre on the Google aerial photos. Their website says they’re located at the intersection of Smythe & Seymour, but the address Cinematreasures has is 884 Granville, two blocks over!

Well, the original entrance is at 884 Granville, and that takes one through a VERY long lobby, all the way to the other side of the block and over a service street, into the main building on the next block. Patrons then enter the main lobby and turn left into the auditorium. If they turn right, they go out to Smythe Street through a new entrance added onto the side of the lobby.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 20, 2010 at 7:30 am

…And a great panorama of the auditorium at the official website top page:

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 20, 2010 at 7:28 am

Here are some more auditorium, also from Susan Griffin’s Flickr Photostream:

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…and the lobby

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spectrum commented about Skowhegan Opera House on Oct 19, 2010 at 8:23 am

The address is 225 Water Street.

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spectrum commented about Strand Cinema on Oct 19, 2010 at 8:20 am

The official website (http://www.narrowgaugecinema.net/strand.htm)has a nice photo gallery with interior photos.