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Theatrefan – There’s nothing left of the interior. Not sure when it was removed though.
I recently visited the Gem. Check out some photographs and a short write up at After the Final Curtain.
I recently visited the Fitchburg Theatre – check out a short write up and photographs at After the Final Curtain
The auditorium is occupied by an apparel company. According to the owner “We gutted the theater so we could turn it into our warehouse and offices.”
Doesn’t sound like anything is left.
Status should be demolished.
Check out my photographs and a short history of the Paramount at After the Final Curtain.
Status should be demolished. The theater was demoed in late May/Early June 2017.
I’m hosting a photography workshop at the Grand on October 15th. All levels of photographer are welcome!
More info here: Grand Theatre Workshop
I visited the Westlake a few months ago. Check out some photographs and a short write up at After the Final Curtain.
This theater should be listed as closed. It hasn’t been except for one or two events since the Farm Worker’s Council bought it in 2011.
I’m hosting two photography workshops of the closed theater on Nov 4th. For more info and to sign up visit my Photo Workshops page
It’s not in too poor shape to reuse. I was in the theater a few years ago. They wouldn’t get the extra 35 stories of apartments if they restored the Varsity.
There’s nothing left of the original Ridgewood Theatre except for the facade and marquee. Kinda hard to make a “historic comeback” from that.
I was lucky to meet Dorothy once a few years ago. She was quiet at first, but as soon as I showed her some photographs of the Kings she began to talk about her time there. She was an amazing person, and I’m sorry for your loss.
“Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest until your good is better, and your better is best”
I’ll be hosting some photography workshops at the Everett Square Theatre on September 30! For more information visit: Everett Square Photo Workshop
The interior of the theater looks like it’s in pretty much the same condition it was when I visited it in 2011. Glad to see someone is doing something with it, even if it’s just sealing it up.
Here’s the link to the event:
Broadway Theatre Board and Clean Up
Kind of ironic that the construction company that worked on the Kings restoration will be the one bringing this theater down.
I recently photographed the Warner (Pacific) Hollywood Theatre. Check out the photographs and a short write up at the link above.
I photographed the theater before demolition started. Check out some images and a short history at After the Final Curtain
Unfortunately, this theater was recently gutted.
Mark – That’s amazing that the organ console was sealed under cement for so many years. Thanks!
Seth Pinksy was one of the people who helped get the Loew’s Kings in Brooklyn restored. It’s sad that he also helped another former Loew’s theater be destroyed.
I’ll revise that then.
Check out some photographs and brief history of the Logan atAfter the Final Curtain
I recently photographed the Pantheon. Check out the photos and a short history at After the Final Curtain
The Variety is one of the 24 theaters in my new book, “After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater,” which is available on Amazon
or your local bookstore