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ken mc…yes the Pig Hip did burn down and is now completely gone.
OK….I am familiar with Barry….from this photo, you are on what is now Bainbridge St, looking north with the Park on your right….where is the theater in this photo?
I want to go down to Barry and see where it used to be.
If you look down (North) to the next block on the right past the light colored building with the awnings, the other theater (Star Theater) would be a few buildings just past the light colored building. It is right before the where the alley is now. It is pretty easy to spot, but the owners would not let me in to take a look when asked a couple of years ago.
I live near Pittsfield and used to drive by the Zoe every time I was in town. I haven’t went by it in about 6 months or so as it just continues to sit empty. Maybe I should check it out and see how the restoration is coming (??).
If I had the money I would buy the theater myself and fix it up to be a working theater again.
I don’t believe you need surveys and all to see what the public wants as the proof is down the highway at the Clark 54 Drive In in Summer Hill. The owner continues to make improvements each season.
The City of Quincy had every committee possible “consulting” on the Washington Theater and now I hear it has been sold. I recent drive by the old Washington Theater shows it in worse shape then when they first took it over. Maybe I just don’t understand, but less talk, more action…the Zoe can still be saved if it just happens.
If I could own/operate a drive-in, this would be my choice. I would love to see any pictures from when it was in operation.
Any pictures?? My dad and I can remember this being in operation but he believes it was on 36th Street (in this area) and was demolished to make room for the new Quincy Senior High II. He said it was the better of the 2 drive-ins in Quincy.
I have seen pics of this theatre at the Quincy Public Library. It was absolutely beautiful. If anyone had any to post, they are definitely worth seeing.
The State Theatre has been sold and completely renovated. It is now called the State Room. It is used for wedding receptions, parties and other events. They have done a wonderful job in the renovations. The old sign has been given a much-needed facelift to include a new coat of paint and all new working bulbs. The interior has also been re-done and includes pictures of the old theatre in it’s heyday. There are newspaper articles of when it originally opened for business and the old crying room is even being used again (complete with the theatre seats) as a changing room or whatever needed.
They really did a great job with this theatre and it is nice to drive by in the evening and see it all lit up and looking good.
Thanks for saving it!
We saw this theater when we took a Route 66 trip through Miami. It is absolutely beautiful on the outside (did not go inside).