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The building was demolished as of 2020.
Earlier this year, Adam Miller wrote a longer reminiscence and history of the Tantamount.
“The centerpiece of the theater was an unforgettable thirteen by twenty-one-foot canvas drop curtain that stretched across the entire stage. It took François about two months to paint it, copying the tiny, unsigned the 17th-century painting Farceus, that hangs in the Comedie Française in Paris, said to depict Molière and his comedic actors.”
The article can be found here:
I know it’s a different address (further down the street) but does it have any relationship to the current Roxy’s Downtown and its pre-existing neon sign?
This theater is now closed. :–(
Per the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sept. 15, 1895, p. 15, the theater was owned at that time by “Edwin Knowles & Co. (Edwin Knowles, Daniel Frohman, Al Hayman).”
“Park Hall [the building which houses the theater] was established by the Brooks family as a public trust in 1923, for the residents of Ben Lomond. The hall was built out of an old stable, and the stage was rolled on logs from the park across the street. Park Hall was once a local movie theater noted for its very hard seating.”