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mp775 commented about Apple Valley Cinemas on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm

The space is gutted for conversion into Planet Fitness.

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mp775 commented about Greenwich Odeum on Jan 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Almost three years isn’t exactly “soon,” but it’s opening nonetheless! Curtain will rise at Odeum in East Greenwich Saturday night

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mp775 commented about Columbus Theatre on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:52 am

Photo gallery from the grand reopening: http://www.providencejournal.com/topics/photos/arts/20121117-the-columbus-theatre-reopens.ece

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mp775 commented about Midway Theatre on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The roof of the Midway partially collapsed in March: http://www.rrstar.com/news/x466378763/Midway-Theatre-roof-collapse-slows-traffic-in-Rockford

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mp775 commented about Columbus Theatre on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

The Columbus is finally reopening with a concert by the Low Anthem on 11/17/12. http://blogs.providencejournal.com/ri-talks/architecture-here-there/2012/10/column-bway-to-discover-the-columbus-again.html

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mp775 commented about Strand Theatre on May 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

The Street View image above shows 467 Main Street in Reading. This link shows the Strand building in Woburn:

http://g.co/maps/ps3qh

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mp775 commented about Sunshine Cinema on May 3, 2012 at 6:27 am

Sunshine in the 1980s from the NYC Department of Records.

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mp775 commented about Sunshine Cinema on Jun 17, 2011 at 5:54 am

bigjoe – Houston Street was widened in the 1930s when the subway was built beneath it.

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mp775 commented about Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Theatre on May 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Gerald – it depends on your screening room.

No, visitors centers in general shouldn’t be listed here. I added it since it does host a public film festival every year, plus the added interest that it’s equipped with seats from the Leroy and is built on the site of the Globe.

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mp775 commented about Avenue U Theater on May 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

The Avenue U in 1970. Battle of Britain and Buona Sera Mrs. Campbell are playing.

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mp775 commented about Bank of America Theatre on Jan 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Bank of America Cinema closed after the 12/18/10 screening of Babes in Toyland. The group has renamed itself the Northwest Chicago Film Society and will resume showing classic films around the corner at the Portage Theater on Wednesday nights beginning February 16.

Wall Street Journal article

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mp775 commented about Copernicus Center on Oct 12, 2010 at 5:47 am

If the Copernicus Foundation is planning a NEW theater for the site next to the Gateway, that means the land underneath the Gateway could become “ample free parking” for the new theater…

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mp775 commented about Alba Theatre on Jul 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Ironically, the theater is gone, but the trolley pictured in the 1948 photo posted by Bway on 2/22/09 is preserved at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT.

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on May 4, 2010 at 7:15 am

Licenses may be revoked in three months if the Park and adjacent 848 Martini Lounge fail to control violence and noise:

Providence Journal

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mp775 commented about Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall on Apr 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

Six of the twelve screens are set to reopen tonight.

Providence Journal

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mp775 commented about Lincoln Village 1-6 on Apr 8, 2010 at 6:27 am

The neighborhood is fine (Peterson Park to the south, West Rogers to the east, Lincolnwood to the north and west), but it’s a (1) large vacant building (2) on a busy street (3) in a shopping center, so it’s going attract vandalism regardless of the location. IMO, the marquee and signage should just be removed already and the walls aggressively painted to prevent further blight.

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mp775 commented about Greenwich Odeum on Mar 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

It closed in 2007 due to stricter fire regulations for venues that hold over 300 in the aftermath of the Station night club fire. The law was just revised to cover venues over 500, and the Providence Journal reports today that it will be reopening soon.

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mp775 commented about Shore Theatre on Dec 24, 2009 at 8:29 am

According to OASISNYC, the total building area is 115,667 sf.

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mp775 commented about Nortown Theater on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:48 am

Google Street View shows the Nortown half-demolished. You can see into the balcony from Western Avenue.

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mp775 commented about Portage Theater on Dec 7, 2009 at 8:02 am

Having met both, I can assure you that Mr. Warren’s personality is such that Mr. Wolkowicz is absolutely justified in his decision to keep Mr. Warren chained up in an organ chamber, feeding on a steady diet of gruel and day-old Subway sandwiches, when he’s not accompanying a silent film or making “guest appearances” at horror film fests. But man, can Jay play!

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mp775 commented about RKO Shore Road Theatre on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

The New York Times has an online feature comparing tax photos of twelve properties taken by the City in the 1930s and 1980s with photos taken today. The evolution of the RKO Shore Road is included

Scroll through.

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Nov 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm

October 15 Cranston Herald article says film screenings are a possibility.

October 28 Cranston Herald article about the reopening.

The official name is now “Rhode Island Center for Performing Arts” but the “PARK” sign has been removed, refurbished, and reinstalled atop the building.

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

It’s not quite finished, but the theater is opening its doors for a sneak peek tonight!

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mp775 commented about Orpheum Theatre on Oct 7, 2009 at 8:14 am

The façade and exterior walls don’t look all that special. What’s it like on the inside?

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mp775 commented about Unique seven screen multiplex opening on Sep 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

Shoeshoe – haven’t been to a Muvico theater?