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avkid commented about So Tier/Central NY theaters? on Nov 29, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Hope i’m not too late.

The Park Theatre in Cobleskill is an absolute must, it’s a unexpected treasure in such a small town.

The former Lyric/Towne now the Endicott Performing Arts Center is a wonderful example of a “full circle” existence.

The Tioga theater in Owego is a great small town theatre that has “beaten the odds”.

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avkid commented about Cinema Art on Oct 16, 2007 at 9:04 am

Any updates on the future of the Cinema Art?

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avkid commented about Playpen Theatre on Oct 16, 2007 at 8:59 am

That’s a shame, I saw the marquee on Saturday the 6th while in the city.
(I was really lost)

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avkid commented about Times Square Theatre on Aug 20, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Has there been much progress on the store?
I may be in town for a convention in October, I would love to see it.

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avkid commented about Looking for small theater... on Aug 20, 2007 at 5:28 pm

The Cameo in Binghamton, New York seems to fit your description.
There is already a good theatre community in the area, sadly the only historic art movie house burned to the ground several years back.
Yes, I know they rebuilt in a commercial building.
No, it will never be the same.
There will be help from one community arts group to another, that I can say.
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avkid commented about Light the Lyric Benefit BBQ on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:59 pm

http://www.wagnersign.com/
Is one of the best.

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avkid commented about Proctor's Theatre on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Well, I can’t read while driving it seems.
The 2007 I saw was parts of the contractor’s license number, not the date on the permit.
It seems all the windows on the upper floors have been replaced as well as the floodlights on the underside of the marquee.(code compliance?)
It look like workers just up and left one day, one worker even left their sweatshirt inside.
I took about 80 pictures of the architectural rejuvenation of Troy today.
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avkid commented about Park Theatre on Aug 20, 2007 at 3:53 pm

I stopped in Cobleskill on the way back from Troy to take a picture of a B&B that bears the last name of a friend.
I came to a fork in the road and saw an unusual marquee like vertical sign.
When I got closer I saw it said Park Theatre, so I stopped for a look on the way back.
It looks to be stuck in time sometime in the 1970’s.
With a modern flick though.
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avkid commented about Cinema Art on Aug 20, 2007 at 3:27 pm

I was in Troy today on business. After I completed my scheduled tasks for the day I walked around downtown Troy for about two hours taking pictures of old buildings being given new life.
I wandered around taking pictures until I got hungry, just barely a block from the cafe I was considering, were the telltale steel remnants of a marquee and the curved entry of a movie house.
The building has almost totally been stripped of architectural importance, save the leaf pendant on the very tip of the building.
Here are the pictures:
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avkid commented about Proctor's Theatre on Aug 3, 2007 at 6:19 pm

Something is going on at Proctor’s, on Wednesday I was driving around in Troy(lost).
Around the next corner I saw what appeared to be a once great marquee.
When I did get down I saw Proctor’s Theatre in a rather poor state, it saddened me to see another Vaudeville house/movie palace in disrepair.
But only for a moment, until I saw a little pink sign that said:
City of Troy
Work Permit
dated sometime in 2007.
I hope it’s for the better.

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avkid commented about Endicott Performing Arts Center on May 18, 2007 at 5:03 am

In the photo mentioned in the above comment, the man in the red shirt is Louis Ligouri the Executive Director of the Endicott Performing Arts Center.